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5 Compelling Reasons to Become an Autodidact in the Modern Era

5 Compelling Reasons for Becoming An Autodidact in the Modern Era

Autodidact. That’s the word for someone who engages in self-learning and self-teaching. Most of our culturally cherished individuals were/are considered autodidacts. Many of these figures are from bygone eras (Abraham Lincoln, Michael Faraday, The Wright Brothers, etc.) but we have … r

7 Nuggets to Help You Take Control of Your Life After Abuse

If you have been abused, it is very likely that you will feel the effects of that abuse in all your future relationships.  It could be with your spouse, your friends, your family, and your children. Imagine what it would … r

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5 Stress Management Tips When Things Get Out of Hand

It’s absolutely normal to feel powerless when you encounter stress, but to think that there’s nothing you can do about it is definitely not normal. You can avoid things from getting out of control by taking charge of your thoughts, … r

Forget SMART Goals and Try This Instead

For four years, I struggled using SMART Goals that got me nowhere. I experienced psychological pressure and pain from always feeling like I would never be enough until I reached some magically self-created utopia through achieving my goals. I never … r

6 Ways To Satisfy a Hungry Heart

“…emptiness can never be eliminated, although the experience of it can be transformed.” -Mark Epstein Ever feel out of control? Ever feel so empty you can’t be satisfied? A couple of weeks ago, that’s how I felt. It was the … r

Fiction for Life: Things I Learned from Watching Sci-Fi

The thought of meeting someone who had just returned from New York excites me. Eleven years is long enough so you bet I was ready for a story-telling marathon. I stepped into his living room and I was completely stunned … r