Personal Growth

Afraid of Pain? Here’s How to Slap It in the Face Tackle Your Fear of Pain Once and For All

Nobody likes pain. Whether it's physical or emotional pain, we do our best to avoid it. While our fear of pain may have been a useful survival mechanism for our ancestors, today it serves no purpose. All it does is cause us unnecessary anxiety. Thankfully, we can learn to conquer, or at least diminish, this… Continue reading Afraid of Pain? Here’s How to Slap It in the Face Tackle Your Fear of Pain Once and For All

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Personal Growth, Writing

Can instant gratification lead to long-term gains? The surprising truth

You've probably read a great deal of articles bemoaning our generation's hunger for instant gratification in the internet age. Indeed, I'm faced with this situation on any given day when it's so much easier to read another article than, say, grade a stack of papers. But why is instant gratification bad? And are there situations… Continue reading Can instant gratification lead to long-term gains? The surprising truth

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Personal Growth

Unexpected Ways You’re Giving Away Your Personal Power How to Regain Control

Recently, my boyfriend and I saw The Favorite (which I highly recommend). The movie is ironic in that the queen, supposedly the most powerful woman in England, is weak and spineless. She's entirely dependent on her companion, Lady Sarah, to run her kingdom. In one scene, it's almost painful watching her fumble through a speech… Continue reading Unexpected Ways You’re Giving Away Your Personal Power How to Regain Control

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Personal Growth, Productivity

How To Be Persistent With Your Goals Even When the Finish Line is Hazy

Do you find yourself quickly growing frustrated when taking on a new skill or workout routine? Or do you have a goal you've been pursuing for years -- maybe even since childhood -- but still haven't achieved the results you've desired? Discover how to be persistent with your goals -- even when it seems like… Continue reading How To Be Persistent With Your Goals Even When the Finish Line is Hazy

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Inspiration Corner, Personal Growth

How to Develop Courage, One Conversation At a Time Lessons Learned From JFK's Profiles in Courage

  How committed are you to your values? Would you stand by them even if it meant losing your job or your friends? I recently read John F. Kennedy’s 1955 Pulitzer Prize winning book, Profiles in Courage, with my high-school students, which had me pondering these questions. This book is the perfect blueprint for how to develop… Continue reading How to Develop Courage, One Conversation At a Time Lessons Learned From JFK's Profiles in Courage

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Personal Growth

How to Gain Clarity in Life and Stop Getting in Your Own Way Discover the Goldmine You've Been Sitting On This Whole Time

Why do we keep sabotaging ourselves? Why do we keep making bad choices when, in retrospect, the right choice seems so obvious? The answer lies in clarity. Discover how to gain clarity in life and stop getting in your own way. Awful decision-making in action The other night, my boyfriend and I watched John Huston's… Continue reading How to Gain Clarity in Life and Stop Getting in Your Own Way Discover the Goldmine You've Been Sitting On This Whole Time

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Personal Growth, Productivity

A Year End Review That Will Make You Thrilled For the Future Reflect on the Past and Usher in the New Year

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions. For me, setting goals is a constant, not a once-a-year occasion. Plus, as we know, most people don't stick to their resolutions. They lose interest once the novelty wears off. That's why I focus more on making consistent progress than dramatic changes. However, answering year end reflection questions… Continue reading A Year End Review That Will Make You Thrilled For the Future Reflect on the Past and Usher in the New Year

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Personal Growth

Introducing the Best Personal Development Blogs Spreading the Love With the Liebster Award

Buckle your seatbelt (lol), this is a long one. But I promise, it'll be fun. For one, you'll discover my picks for the best personal development blogs of 2018. These aren't the "usual suspects" -- they're way better. You'll also hear my ramblings on the color yellow and the nature of reality, among other things. First… Continue reading Introducing the Best Personal Development Blogs Spreading the Love With the Liebster Award

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Personal Growth

Is There a Conversation You Keep Avoiding? Tips for Navigating Difficult Conversations

Those conversations you keep putting off...you know the ones I'm talking about. The uncomfortable, even painful ones. But avoiding them is also uncomfortable, giving you a nagging feeling that makes it hard to focus on anything else. Addressing these issues will not only give you peace of mind but will lead to deeper, more fulfilling… Continue reading Is There a Conversation You Keep Avoiding? Tips for Navigating Difficult Conversations

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Personal Growth

How to Change Your Outlook and Reframe Your Perspective Even if You Can't Change Your Circumstances

Maybe you can't change your circumstances, but you can always change your attitude regarding your circumstances. Sure, sometimes you do need to make drastic changes when it comes to your health, career, or living situation. But if you only focus on the external, you might find yourself recycling the same old problems again and again.… Continue reading How to Change Your Outlook and Reframe Your Perspective Even if You Can't Change Your Circumstances

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