How to Use your Self-Criticism for Personal Growth

I know self-criticism doesn’t sound good like a good thing. Criticism in any form doesn’t sound like it can be good for you but I have found that self-criticism can be used a tool. Depending on the degree to which you are self-critical, it can be one the best tools that you can use to reach your goals or the worst thing to ever happen to...

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There is No One Right Way to Live

Sink back into the world view of a child. Through a child’s eyes, everyone lives exactly the way they do. If they grew up poor and hungry, they assume that everyone grows up in a hard life. If they grew up in a divorced household, they assume that all of the other children of the world have divorced parents. Maybe they grew up like me and...

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You Can Change so Experiment with Who You Are

Do people have the ability to change? Are we correct about who we think we are? Who am I? Who are you? I think about the answer to these questions a lot (probably too much). A year ago I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person looking back at me. Classic Mulan experience here, except I didn’t disguise myself as a man to go...

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Finding Yourself Isn’t What You Think It Is

All you have to do is go on a grand adventure, like hiking the Rocky Mountains, or traveling every corner of the world. You can make a complete life shift, like finally getting out of your decade long failing relationship, or quitting your crappy job.  Only then will you have a pivotal life altering moment. The world will seem like it shifted...

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How to be Happier for Others When it’s Hard to Be

A text message from your best friend lights up your phone. You read it and immediately frown. “AHHH! I just landed the promotion at my job!! So happy!” The familiar sinking feeling in your stomach sets in as negativity surrounds you. How did she get that promotion? What the hell? To distract yourself, you scroll through Facebook only to see...

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