Posts tagged life

Can Working from Home Help Your Work-Life Balance?

Your alarm rings first thing in the morning, before the sun even comes up. You’re filled with the same dread you feel every morning: The dread that comes with knowing you’ll have to get out of bed, put on some big kid clothes, and head out to work. Who hasn’t fantasized about working from home, also called telecommuting, during these moments? What greater joy could…

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Are you happy? What Is Happiness and Is It Attainable

Are you happy? What is happiness? What does it mean to you? It turns out that there is no single definition. Our age, culture, and upbringing can call affect how we perceive happiness. We base our perception of our lives and how content we are on our current circumstances. Once we meet our basic needs, happiness can mean different things to different people. For some,…

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A New Journey Awaits: The Art of Stoic Living

What do Frederick the Great, Theodore Roosevelt, and Elon Musk have in common? They use the teachings of Stoicism as a guide for living well. This ancient philosophy has guided the decisions of many of the greatest minds living today by offering a real playbook with tools that anyone can apply to their life. We are often so overwhelmed with everyday reality and demands that…

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Date Yourself: How to Gain Self-Confidence

There is a common misconception that confidence is something you either have or you don’t. But confidence isn’t something you’re born with; it’s something you build through wisdom and experience. Confidence is what happens when your negative self-perception is overcome by evidence of your achievements. For some, this comes easily. Others, however, struggle with understanding how to gain self-confidence. When we have high self-confidence, however,…

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Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements to Himself

The most common cause of our unhappiness is ourselves. We create limits and assumptions in our heads that create anxiety, rob us of joy, and cause our own needless suffering. Don Miguel Ruiz wrote The Four Agreements to teach us how to eliminate those self-imposed beliefs from our thoughts and live our happiest lives by reminding ourselves of four simple mottos. These four mottos, which…

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Being Yourself and Braving the Wilderness

Whether we were trying to fit in with our peers as children or hoping our coworkers will like us as adults, we’ve all felt the desire to belong. It can also feel impossible to find acceptance while being yourself. Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown explores the need to belong and teaches us that to truly belong, we must be comfortable being our most authentic selves. Using…

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My Life is Mine: Being Yourself and Becoming the Brave You

According to Tracee Ellis Ross, better known as Rainbow Johnson on ABC’s Black-ish, the patriarchy is not very pleased with her. At 45 years old, Ross has never married and has no children. This seemingly controversial life she’s built for herself garners all sorts of reactions from friends and strangers alike, who assure her that she “just hasn’t found the right guy yet” or that…

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Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama Share Their Joy with the World

When Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama met in Dharamsala for a week in 2015, they set out to accomplish two things. The first (and arguably more important) was to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, and spend precious time together for what may be the two friends’ final meeting. The second was to write The Book of Joy. Teamed up with…

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The Power of “No” – How to Say No and Reduce Your Anxieties

Have you figured out how to say no? Picture this; It’s 4:59pm on Friday. You’re finishing up the last of your day’s work, relieved that in less than 60 seconds, you’ll be free to go home and decompress from a long week of meetings, errands, and workplace drudgery. After dedicating your time and energy to the people around you, it’s finally time to look after…

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