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Forcing Change Doesn’t Work

The Problem with Self-Help Trends “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ― Aristotle I wrote an article on a while back about advice and why all…

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Are You In Control Of Life?

Or Is Life Controlling You? There are only a few who control themselves and their affairs by a guiding purpose; the rest do not proceed;…

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Why Being Pissed Off Is a YOU Problem

“If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb…

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The Decline of Common Courtesy

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ― Mark Twain This is going to be a bit of a…

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You Don’t Have to Explain Yourself

The Need to Justify Our Choices “Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language.”  ― Haruki Murakami About a year ago, I…

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What Decisions Have You Made About Yourself?

Are They Really True? “A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self…

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You Don’t Need Permission to Live Your Life

“What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” ―Margaret Atwood As children, we had to ask for permission…

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The Bullshit Myth of Success

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ― Albert Einstein What is success? You hear that word all the time,…

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How Losing A Friend Changed My Life

“Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.”…

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The Most Important Part of Personal Growth

And How Easy It Is to Overlook “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”  —Gail Sheehy I’ve worked…

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What Is the Alternative to Your Current Life?

“You have the life you’re willing to put up with.” — Gary John Bishop Right now, I’m happy — but I know that could change at a moment’s notice.…

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Why Am I Me?

And Why Are You, You? “You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.”  ― Vironika Tugaleva I think a lot. Probably…

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Why You Should Trust Your Instincts

The Chase Which Leads Nowhere “I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun…

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Life Lessons from a Middle-Aged Passenger

Transitioning from Passenger to Driver As I inch closer to 50 and away from 40, I look back on my life and realize it has…

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How Shame Can Change the Course of Your Life

“We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not…

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Want to Find Your Purpose?

Learn from Your Passions “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha Have…

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Why All Advice is Relative

But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Bullshit The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use…

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