You’re Not Busy, You’re Unhappy

What did you do today? Was there anything you wanted to get done, but didn't find the time for? Is this an anomaly, or has it happened before? Is it, in fact, something of a regular occurrence? I recently had a conversation with a woman in the locker room about the benefits of working on …

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Love Thy Enemy

Close your eyes, and picture the face of someone you disagree with. We all have at least one such person, and if you're one of the lucky ones who thinks, Oh no, not me, just turn on the news for one minute and you will be sure to find someone right quick. The headlines nowadays expound upon …

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Turning a F**k You! Into a Thank you!

"Hey, f**k you!" That's the sentiment we share for the guy who cuts us off in traffic, for the customer who eats but doesn't tip, or for the couple talking too loudly in the movie theater. There are over a million and one ways for somebody to piss us off, but living on a planet …

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How to Avoid the Comparison Game

Look inside yourself right now, are you happy? If you were scrolling through any kind of social media before you answered this question, the answer is likely to be a ‘no’. Anytime we allow ourselves to get sucked in to the quicksand of these social platforms, there’s a little part of ourselves (or maybe a …

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What’s Love Got To Do, Got To Do With It?

Love, am I right? What is it about love that leaves us so unsatisfied? What is it about this grand concept - that is constantly being touted as the end all be all that defines our whole existence - that defies our understanding? Who are we in love? Who are we without it? "I don't …

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Eating a Past, Present, and Future Sandwich

What is your favourite kind of sandwich? Me, I used to love these beautiful works of deli art found in the winding backstreets of Florence, Italy back when I used to live there. Hefty loaves of fresh ciabatta caressed their precious cargo in between, holding the likes of mozzarella, glistening white as a blushing bride's …

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Season’s Change, Nothing Gold Can Stay

Another year gone, another year's almost over. If you happened to meet yourself from one year ago, would you recognize that person? Are they an exact replica of who you are now? The answer is no, they are different, you are different - you've changed. The you from a year ago is no longer the you of …

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The Art of Living

What is happiness? One might say the touch of a snowflake upon the tip of a nose, another might tender the heat of the Mediterranean sun. When it comes down to it, happiness is simply the occurrence of a wanted thing happening or an unwanted thing not. Happiness is simply life, meeting or exceeding our …

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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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