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Overcoming Challenges: A Message to my Younger Self

When I was younger – in my teens, I thought I would never grow old. Ages like 30, 40, and 50 seemed ancient and eons away. People with careers, marriages, and children seemed to be doing boring things. I was … r

Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering?

There are many scientifically-validated claims about meditation’s myriad benefits, but can it actually reduce chronic pain? One study demonstrated a significant decrease in chronic pain-related suffering from 10 weeks of mindfulness meditation. Another study found that meditation improves pain tolerance … r

6 Ways To Live A More Positive Life

In a world where a great deal of people believe that negative thinking is a more realistic approach to life than positive thinking, it’s no wonder that our lives have become so negative. Try to tell somebody that is facing … r

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How to Deal with Criticism and Use it to your Advantage

Receiving criticism is unpleasant. Some of us get angry and defensive while others get demotivated and start blaming themselves. There are very few people who take criticism for what it is – and those are the truly secure ones. So, … r

The Only Way to Start Being Happy

We live in three different time spaces: the past, the future, and the present. We shuffle back and forth throughout our day, but we mostly live in the past and future. Most of our thoughts are consumed with yesterday or … r

6 Reasons You Should Go Back to School

There is never a bad time to go back and further your education. There are many factors that should go into your decision, but age shouldn’t be one of them. Going back to school has numerous benefits to your career … r