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The Power of Not Knowing

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On a beautiful afternoon not long ago, cottony clouds breezed across a clear sky. Desert sand soaked up the sun’s buttery shine. And in the open air between that robin’s-egg-blue heaven and golden earth, I clung to a tiny ledge ...

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The Curse of the Box Set and Instant Streaming

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Box-sets are a 21st Century phenomenon. It started with DVD’s and now, with our lightning-speed internet connections, we can stream hours of movies and TV shows whenever and wherever we want. As Bim Adewunmi puts it in her article on ...

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Are You Single for the Right Reasons?

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There is nothing wrong with being single. In fact, one of the most important lessons someone can learn is that they can be a whole and happy person on their own. A failure to recognize this can drive people into ...

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The Secret to Happiness and Well-Being

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Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likely to cultivate within ourselves than stumble upon in our wanderings. As the Dalai ...

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How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

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Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. A whopping 44 percent of Americans feel more stressed than they did five years ago. In the past 20 years, our society has seen a 60 percent increase in productivity, and to no great surprise, ...

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Beyond Fear

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Fearlessness is a place not absent of fear but beyond it. When my two sons were just babies, I would sometimes awake at three in the morning overcome with fear. It was a sense of foreboding that tightly grabbed a ...

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Be Happy Now!

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3 Tips to be Happy with What You’ve Got Does this sound familiar? I’ll be happy when: I lose 10 pounds; get a promotion; find my dream partner. You’re not alone. It’s called conditional happiness. The problem with conditional happiness ...

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Stop Hating Yourself Once and For All

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Recently, we’ve called attention to the question of whether narcissism is an epidemic in our nation. Yet, I would argue that it is narcissism’s evil step-sister that is causing the most trouble in people’s lives. Self-hatred is something we may not ...

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