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3 persistent lessons from 6 years of failure

A guestpost by Akshata For six long years, I struggled to find a comfortable medium between the kind of work I wanted to do and the kind that wouldn’t keep me broke. The frustrating part was that what I thought I wanted to do kept changing quite frequently andinsistently. I began to think that in future, my […]

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travel slowly through life

A guest post by Cheryl Magyar A meaningful existence is more than just a dream, it is a profound way of life. It is achieved not by chasing rainbows, rather by walking slowly in the rain and waiting patiently for the sun to emerge from behind a cloud to gift you with a glimpse of a […]

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5 minutes of simplicity

A guest post by Jamie Hoang I have a lot of friends because I love to meet new people. It’s the greatest part about living in any major city, there are always new people to stumble across. For the most part I love having lots of friends, but because I have so many it’s hard […]

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a happier me

A guest post by Gretchen Knox Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything. – Norman Lear I noticed something recently. I’m happier. No, I’m not […]

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how to live in the present instead of the future

I’ve written much about how to live in the present, as opposed to the past. But what about the future? What lies ahead? Humans have a keen desire to know what to expect next. And while it’s alright to wonder about the future, we must be careful not to project our own expectations into what […]

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letting go of achieving

A guest post by Chad Davis People are consumed with the idea of achieving. We must achieve academic excellence and earn a high school diploma, college degree, master’s degree, and finally a doctorate. We must then achieve the best position at the best law office or business partnership, earn copious amounts of money, and then […]

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your thoughts are you

A guest post by Tim Brownson The anomaly with self development is that it is one of the easiest things out there to explain, but one of the most difficult to implement. There is a book called ‘As A Man Thinketh’ that was written around the turn of the 20th century by English philosopher James […]

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unplug yourself

A guest post by Lauren Stewart I remember when life was much simpler. It was before the Internet, cell phones, iPads, iPods, smart phones, etc. were such a fixture in our lives. I remember getting AOL for the first time and not being allowed to use it when I got home from school because when […]

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get the life you want

Having the life you want, is synonymous with happiness. Clearly no one would consider choosing a life that makes them feel bad. Obviously what makes you happy, is going to be different from what makes me happy. And if you’re wondering how to get the life you want, keep in mind that while no two […]

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what is the key to happiness?

Recently I caught myself feeling somewhat low. Perhaps it was due to the countless storms that recently passed through northern California. In any case I thought that somehow I should feel better, and began wondering about what makes one happy, and exactly what is the key to happiness? My quest for the answer didn’t work […]

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the little things in life

We all know about the big things. Those are the things that we usually pay the most attention to. The things we think about, plan for, and hang our hopes on. As opposed to the little things in life, the big things cost the most, take the longest to accomplish, and force us into tunnel […]

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