"Dare to Be Different."

My dad has a saying that has stuck with us, his 9 children. “Dare to be different.”

The meaning of this saying has changed for me as I get older.

When us kids were growing up, “Dare to be different” was a motto that...

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Do You Have the Skills You Need?

I recently had a conversation with someone. She told me she was tired and feeling overwhelmed. From her posture and her actions - slumped shoulders, constant yawning, long blinks, face-rubbing, losing train of thought - during our relatively short...

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Why Your Pursuit of Happiness is Failing

The pursuit of happiness is a human right. “But where is happiness? How do I get it?”

I think most people typically think that the pursuit of happiness is about chasing the thing you desire. After the basic needs of clean water to...

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Are You a Bully?

If you are anything like me, you feel like you have to have it all figured out. That you need to be at the top of your game, all the time, no matter what. No one is telling you that this is the way you must be or should be. You may not even be...

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The Best Solution to Your "Problems"

Do you ever get angry because someone cuts you off in traffic. Or because someone put the milk jug back in the fridge with only a tsp of milk?

Do you ever get anxious when you don’t know the right thing to say or anxious that you said the...

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The Solution to Overwhelm

There’s too much to do and seemingly not enough time. The list is endless. I scratch one thing off but it doesn’t even make a dent. Actually, it feels as though my “to-do” list is the Hydra from Greek mythology- as soon as...

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It's Not Morbid

Death. It can be a scary topic for some people. So much so that some people may just ignore it and pretend like it doesn’t exist or they pretend that death won’t happen to them.

Newsflash! It will. Death happens to everyone.

Even you.

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The Mirror Effect

I was scrolling through an anxiety support group on Facebook the other day. I like to offer advice and support or give free resources to the people that share their stories of struggle there.

But after reading a few of their stories, I realized...

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How to Control the Future

Did you know that you have the power to control the future? It’s not completely up to fate or chance or grand design.

Your power to control the future is in the power of the now.

What you think in this moment affects what you think...

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What Are Your Thoughts?

I didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t want to hear advice, or a different point of view, or a possible reason for my low mood. I didn’t want to hear any of it.

I was having a rough day. Nothing in particular was going...

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