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November 29, 2017

"And so these folks had, very simply, the courage to be imperfect. They had the compassion to be kind to themselves first and then to others, because, as it turns out, we can't practice compassion with other people if we can't treat ourselves kindly."

Ted Talk Tuesday!...

November 25, 2017

Rock bottom’s pretty much what it sounds like. We use it to describe someone at their lowest point; a situation where things couldn’t get any worse. When we speak about someone else hitting rock bottom, it’s usually in a tone mixed with both sympathy and pity. We think...

November 22, 2017

"Practical wisdom," Aristotle told us, "is the combination of moral will and moral skill." A wise person knows when and how to make the exception to every rule, as the janitors knew when to ignore the job duties in the service of other objectives."

Ted Talk Tuesday! Whe...

November 18, 2017

So what would the difference be between being an emotion and having an emotion?

Shifting to cataloguing an emotion as something you have rather than something you are immediately reduces your energetic investment in that feeling. By reducing that investment you reduce t...

November 15, 2017

"All these studies have the same clear message: if you want to persuade someone on some policy, it's helpful to connect that policy to their underlying moral values." 

Ted Talk Tuesday! In these divisive times Robb Willer's intuitive talk offers us methods to have more...

November 11, 2017

I believe in process-setting, rather than goal-setting, because if you shift your perception towards mastering the process, the results come naturally as a result. Want to become a better basketball player? Focus on your mechanics.

Of course the end results matter....

November 8, 2017

"Once you start daydreaming and allow your mind to really wander, you start thinking a little bit beyond the conscious, a little bit into the subconscious, which allows sort of different connections to take place."

Ted Talk Tuesday! In this talk Manoush Zomorodi acknowl...

November 3, 2017

While it’s true that technology has greatly improved the baseline quality of human life, it hasn’t come without its concessions. An increasing access to technology has been mirrored in an increasing dependency on it.

Think about the last time you were waiting. How long...

November 1, 2017

"What we don't often consider is the atrocious cost of the status quo."

Ted Talk Tuesday! 

Listen along as Tim Ferriss guides you as a journey through the perils of not living your authentic life. If you never took control and started living your own life, what could it...

October 27, 2017

#fails and other self put-downs run rampant in both interpersonal and online interactions. No matter the cause, self-deprecation seems to be in fashion more than ever. While it may seem harmless, self-deprecation plays with the reward center of our brains and helps cem...

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