How to Deal with People

People. They can be so hurtful. They can be judgemental, condescending, angry, pitying, patronizing. They can express their low faith in you. They can lie about you. They can gossip about you. They can say things you disagree with. They can drive...

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Stop Trying to Improve

I’m an improvement-junkie. I’m addicted to fixing problems, improving my life, and building myself to be better. 

This tendency in me seems to have brought me to where I am now personally and professionally; I want to believe it...

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Unhealthy Habits You Are Unknowingly Building

Did you know that you are always building some habits?

Whether you are aware of it or not, you are building a postural habit right now! 

Right now, in this moment, you are in some sort of posture. You might be sitting, standing, or laying...

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The Grass is Greener

Every week, I join a virtual class with people from all over the world. There are students from Europe, Australia, California, Virginia, Colorado, and of course Canada. While everything outside my windows is covered in yet another layer of snow, I...

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The Happiness Curve

Does money buy happiness?

We are told that it doesn’t. The path of growth would tell us that we don’t need things to be happy. 

But I’m not sure it’s so black and white. 

If we were to give to a homeless...

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'Tis the Season

Christmas. It’s the season of warm, fuzzy feelings. It’s the season of giving, loving, and caring. 

Or is it?

Let’s look at the evidence. 

Impatience and irritation. It used to be that at Christmas, we’d have...

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Are You an Adult?

Our culture claims that we reach adulthood when we are 18. Happy 18th birthday; you were a child yesterday, but today you are an adult.

Right?

Not really.

According to developmental psychology, less than 2% of individuals actually reach mature...

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Direct Relationship

If I were to tell you all about my Dad, would you know him? 

If my 8 siblings were to tell you all about him, would you then know him?

What if you read a book about him, would you know him then?

The truth is that you wouldn’t truly know...

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It's Your Imagination

You know that Santa Claus isn’t real. You know that the Easter Bunny isn’t real.

You are an intelligent person; you know the difference between imagination and reality.

Or do you?

You may be surprised by how blurred that line between...

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What NOT to Do When You Are In a Low Mood

I have moods. I know I’m not alone on this one.

You have moods too. 

Maybe it’s once in awhile, maybe it’s once a week, maybe it’s once a month. These moods come - usually without warning or prompting - they stir...

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