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5 Career Goals to Set for the New Year

A New Year always brings a new mindset. Though instead of waiting to make your new year’s resolutions, take this time to set your career goals now, so they can be reaped in the New Year. The cool thing about career goals is you can make and change them whenever you want! Give yourself permission to be fluid with the things you want from your job and…

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5 Ways Gratitude Can Make for a Richer Life

If you practice gratitude on a regular basis, then you know that things will always be okay. No matter how bad something is, there’s this light at the end of the tunnel. You appreciate the good times, you learn from the bad times, and you stay humble. It’s a magical thing. If you don’t practice gratitude on a regular basis, you may find that things always seem…

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Reacting Vs Responding: How To Respond Not React

When was the last time you reacted instantly in a difficult situation and immediately regretted what you said or did? If you’re like most of us, something probably comes to mind right away. If you’d like to learn how to stop this practice and instead learn how to respond not react, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to talk all about reacting vs responding, how…

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10 Ways to Develop Your Intuition

We all possess it, and it is a well-researched phenomenon revealing that our brains can pick up on patterns and respond to them in a nanosecond in the form of intuitive insights. Why should we care about intuition? What makes it so valuable that it merits scientific study and competes with our analytical brains for equal power related to our decisions, behaviors, and beliefs? Intuition is a…

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Why Talking to Strangers Can Make Us Smarter

“How many social or economic opportunities do we miss by simply being afraid of strangers?” Stolle wondered. As adults, we should think again about the benefits of safely speaking to strangers. In a suspicious world, many of us are reluctant to interact with strangers. But talking to people we’ve never met before, even in passing interactions, can make us wiser and happier. While there is no doubt…

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How Positive Self-Talk Can Make You Feel Better and Be More Productive

You can do it. You’re strong. You’ve got this. Those are the kinds of encouraging words we extend to friends, colleagues, and family members when they’re experiencing self-doubt. When facing our own challenges, the inner dialogue is often very different. I’m a terrible public speaker. I take too long to write these reports. Everyone in this class is so much smarter than I am. Suddenly, the compassion…

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What Is Toxic Positivity?

“Think positively!” is something we’ve all heard, and while it can be useful to think positive thoughts, where appropriate, there is a side to thinking positively that enters the realm of toxic positivity. Toxic positivity is a theory that means ignoring negative feelings and covering negative feelings with positive thoughts. For example, if your pet dies and you feel sad, toxic positivity would say go do something…

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Life-Changing Micro Habits That Require Only A Few Minutes

When people strive for self-improvement, a common mistake is to shoot too high. We make promises to be healthier, more mindful, and more patient. But such lofty goals often go unmet. They’re just too vague, or too hard to track. Even when a goal is more concrete (“I want to run a half marathon”; “I want to yell less”) it’s difficult to stay the course, especially when…

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Thought Exercises to Boost Your Mental Health

Negative thoughts and patterns of thinking can influence everything from your emotions all the way to your actions. When you’re in a pattern of negativity, it feels like there’s no way out. That’s where thought exercises come in. These simple-to-do exercises can help you see things in a new light, and change how much power your negative thoughts have over you. Not only can thought exercises help you…

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Are You Wasting Your Talent? It’s Time to Stop and Reflect.

“I don’t have time for it”. A convenient excuse if ever there was one. It’s an excuse that prevents people from exercising regularly, reading books, doing shadow work — you know, things that are said to improve our lives. If you consider yourself ambitious and talented, then it’s a great time to reflect on whether you’re wasting your talent, and by extension, your life. Far too many…

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