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Hope is Not an Emotion; It’s a State of Mind

What comes to mind when you think about the word hope? For me, it’s wall art and mugs; “hope” written in cursive, accompanied by words like faith, love, and dream. It is not a positive association. As much as I love to feel inspired, I am not a fan of inspirational décor. It doesn’t suit my taste, and more

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The Fundamental Flaw of How-To Self Development Advice

Have you ever noticed how much people seem to love self-help how-to articles? We are suckers for an interesting story about a clearly defined problem- one that personally resonates with us, and then we want to be told how to solve that problem with actionable steps. We want a quick and dirty list, a step-by-step

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You are Not Just Tired, You are Depleted

The Seven Types of Rest that we All Need   I’m tired, but I don’t need more sleep. Although we think of sleep as the antidote to being tired, this isn’t always the case. We often use the word “tired” to say “I no longer want to endure/deal with that.” We say “tired” when

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You Need a Personal Manifesto: Here is How to Make One

Many of us humans live a life of constant comparison. Sometimes it is beneath our conscious awareness, and other times it’s painfully obvious. We judge our self-worth, success, intelligence, and attractiveness by comparing ourselves to others. This tendency explains why there is a whole website dedicated to photos of socially unacceptable Walmart shoppers- we

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Your “Self” is a Work of Historical Fiction

What Personality Psychology has to teach us about inner growth and crafting our identities.   “I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through a dumpster.” This is the opening sentence of Jeanette Walls’s book The Glass Castle.

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Curiosity and Uncertainty

Leave your Bunker of Certainty, and Find Truth in the Wilderness

In my work exploring the concept of wisdom, the ability to deal with uncertainty, and living with a sense of curiosity, are often identified as core traits of the wise person. They are also traits that are pervasively lacking in our current culture, and their absence may be fueling our cultural divisiveness. Let’s start

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