How to Relieve Anxiety

The lights are out, it's dark, and suddenly there is a bump on the stairs. Your alerted mind immediately jumps to conclusions, swinging through all the possibilities that reads like a Stephen King novel - it's a thief, a clown, or twin ghosts! But it could just as easily be your family walking to the bathroom, …

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Ask Not “What is the Right Solution?” But “What is the Right Question?”

Have you ever had one of those nights where you find yourself erring on the wrong side of being a hot mess, having finally stumbled your way home only to be solidly stopped by the obstacle called Door? It doesn’t make sense, I’ve done this before, could be running through your head as you continue …

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Life Is Made To Be Lived

There is a wonderful saying I love that describes life in a perfect way: Some days you're the bug, and some days you're the windshield. I often find myself repeating this - usually more when I'm in the squished flat camp rather than the brazen, take-no-prisoners world of the windshield set - but from either …

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When In Doubt, Chunk It Into Pieces

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”                                                                                          …

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What You Focus On Is What You Invite More Of

There once were three blind men walking on three separate roads, all of which ended upon at the same intersection. In the middle of the crossing sat an elephant, patiently waiting with its handler to go join into a circus which had arrived in town that very day. The first blind man who happened upon …

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Hey, How Much Does This Thing Cost?

How much does something cost? When we hear that word, our automatic assumption is that we are talking about money, a numerical value, some tangible currency to use as a frame of reference. How much, say, does it cost to watch an episode of The Game of Thrones (GoT)? There are many angles we can …

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The Art of Doing Nothing

There are such days, glorious days, in which Fortune's favor is turned squarely your way. The world's desires and your desires perfectly align, and all it takes is for you to reach out your hand to sweep the world off of Her feet. Together you dance, and every step you take is just right, everything …

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I Think I’m Indecisive, But I Can’t Be Too Sure

"Have you finished your homework yet?" Those dreaded words are every school aged kid's nightmare, the defining line in the sand between where the fun stops and the drudgery begins. We all have memories like this, of the moment when the ball in our hands is forced to drop, the bikes we are riding gets …

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The Second That Changes Everything

The best moment of every day is the one right before you open your eyes. It is the delicate balance on needle thin wire when your mind is just letting go of sleep and on the other side the wide world beckons you in. For this one moment you are tabula rasa, pure and clean, …

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Be SMART and Appreciate the Little Things

I once stood upon a tall guard tower situated along the Great Wall of China, barely catching my breath with sweat dripping into my eyes, almost falling apart from the heat and the exertion it took to make it that far. Looking out from the window at the vastness all around, counting the great snaking …

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