Posts tagged life

Knowing This Will Help You Set Goals You’ll Actually Accomplish

In 2015, Gretchen Rubin, lawyer-turned-researcher, published a book called Better Than Before. In it, she outlined four personality types that arise when asked the question, “How do I react to expectations?” These four types, or tendencies as she called them, would become so popular that Rubin would expand upon them in another book two years later, The Four Tendencies. According to Rubin, we all face…

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4 Coping Skills We Learned from Tiffany Haddish in The Last Black Unicorn

In stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish’s memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, she documents a grueling and turbulent life. From being bullied by her peers to being abused by her now ex-husband, Haddish has struggled from the very beginning. But it’s hard to believe that when you see her upbeat demeanor for yourself. The more you read of Haddish’s difficult life, the harder it is to believe…

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Looking Forward: How Will You Measure Your Life?

You probably wouldn’t think it’s a good idea to treat your relationships like a job. Something about it seems cold and impersonal. But Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon, authors of the book How Will You Measure Your Life are suggesting you do exactly that. Based on a talk Christensen once gave while teaching at Harvard Business School, How Will You Measure Your…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Stress

Winter holidays are approaching and, with it, all sorts of stressors. With all the obligations that come with the end of the year piling on top of what you already do every day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Despite all the joy we feel being with loved ones and celebrating, our stress levels are shown to skyrocket during the end of the year. And stress,…

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Three Lessons Learned from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a bestselling novel written by Paulo Coelho and published in 1988. Since then, it’s been translated into languages all over the world and adapted to film, theatre, and music. One of the most popular and most highly recommended novels of all time, it seems almost silly introducing it. However, while it is a novel, The Alchemist can often read more like a…

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The Secret of Success is How to Bounce Back From Setbacks

Whenever we make big changes it’s inevitable that we will encounter a few setbacks along the way. Trying to improve our career prospects, health, fitness or working on any other personal goals can be difficult. We grow from these positive changes, but it’s not always comfortable. Plateaus and setbacks are perfectly normal, and it may be the secret of success that you need. Sometimes we…

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Fabulous Uncovers: Does Being Forgetful Make You a Smart Person?

You’re running late for work. Despite all your evening preparation, you still find yourself scrambling out the door… because you forgot where you put your car keys! It’s moments like these that we don’t feel like a particularly smart person. With all the complex things we can remember to do like pay taxes and drive, how can we possibly forget things like where our keys…

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Can Pets Make You Happy?

Animals make happiness look easy. They live in the moment and find contentment in the simple things, like running in the park or curling up in front of the fire. But can their attitude towards life help us, too? Can pets make you happy? The therapeutic benefits of interacting with pets have long been established. Sigmund Freud almost always had his dog Jofi present during…

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Your Ultimate Guide on How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

We all aspire to live a healthy lifestyle. We scroll through our Instagrams and sigh dreamily at all the yogis posing effortlessly or our favorite foodie’s smoothie bowls. Health is something we all want, and it’s something from which we can all benefit. But, when we get right down to it, do any of us really know how to live a healthy lifestyle? Or do…

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