“Thinking Positive” Isn’t Enough

April 23, 2014

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You’ve probably heard of the “power of positive thinking.” And like me, your knee-jerk reaction might be an exaggerated eye roll. I’ve often struggled with the idea of being positive for Positivity’s sake. Not that I’m a pessimist (I’ve grown out of that unfortunate condition), but I have become proud of my ability to embrace […]

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3 Ways to Fight Yourself: New Year; Same Problems

January 9, 2014

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“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~Frederick Douglass We all love the idea of progress, but no one likes the reality of struggle. It’s absolutely no fun to run for days to find that you’ve only effectively moved an inch. One can’t help but wonder, “Is it worth it?” After a month-long […]

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Accidental Leader: 3 Ways to Know You’re a Natural

November 21, 2013

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“If you build it, they will come…” You may not remember the actual plot of “Field of Dreams,” but of the three things you do remember (2. The baseball players were ghosts. *spoiler* 3. James Earl Jones and Kevin Costner in the same movie!), the above quote is the first. I’d imagined that many people […]

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On the Road to Contentment: Hope

November 14, 2013

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“Hope springs eternal.” Above is the observation of Alexander Pope in “An Essay on Man” written in the 18th century. And still the words ring true today. For anyone who feels constantly beat down by life, the nagging spark of hope is our only savior. Recently, I’ve embarked on a journey directly tied to my […]

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Lonely Nerdiness Becomes Entertainment

November 4, 2013

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“Better late than never.” I’m sure you’ve heard this ol’ chestnut more times than you’ve ever found it to be true. As a late-bloomer in all things “Life,” I also struggle with believing that “late” is ever better in any sense. But then again, after my untimely and just rude hiatus from blogging, I’m hoping […]

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Reasons to Try Something New: Be Spicy (#2)

September 12, 2012

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All this month, I’ll be helping take care of my baby niece. And for a single person, suddenly becoming semi-single parent is no small feat. But you know what they say: Variety is the spice of life. Not that I’m recommending you go out and get a baby to hijack your schedule and rotate your […]

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The Individual Benefit

August 22, 2012

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“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” Either Einstein had alot to say, or we just really like quoting him. In this case, it’s great to recognize the role of self-actualization in the bigger picture. So even though you already know that you are an individual, […]

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