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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Education And Learning Are Not the Same Thing

Everyone remembers the stories of one kind or another that, growing up, your fed-up parents told you to get you to behave. If you don't eat your veggies, Santa Clause is not coming by the house this year. Or, the Tooth Fairy does not collect the teeth of little girls who don't brush them. The shapes …

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Hello Ego, So We Meet Again

Author's Note: Please Like and Share if you like what you hear, otherwise the Complaints department is at the bottom under the label 'Comments' 😉 See you next Wednesday!   "Today, before we start, I want you all to close your eyes and visualize a pose that you feel an aversion to," my yoga instructor tells …

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A Rut on the Road

"I've never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit."                                                                     …

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Perks Vs. Benefits

Author's Note: A day late on the delivery, wasn't feeling so good this week, sorry guys. As always, if you connect to what you read please Like and Share the post. Appreciate it! Don't settle. A classic piece of advice that is easy to give but a lot harder to follow. Nobody wants to believe they …

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I Was Going to Write a Book, But Then I Got…Distracted

There's a popular joke which can be used right at the moment when someone is aiming at something, say, a dart at a dartboard. As they're lining up their shot, drop in with a, "Nice aim, but I'd be more worried about the people standing beside you than the board." Watch as laughter ensues! (unless …

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You’ve Got to Risk It to Get the Biscuit

Would you work for free? Ever since we are born it is made clear that with work comes reward. When you did the dishes or cleaned your room, you received praise (or better yet, an allowance) from your parents. When you did well on a test or well on the course, you got recognition in …

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But First, Be Kind To Yourself

Four-eyes. Nerd. Loser. Wimp. These words may seem pretty innocuous now, even funny in the innocent nostalgia they bring up. But if you think back - wayyy back - before the internet was a thing, before the F word was just daily vocabulary, maybe back when you still had to fork up a nickel for …

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Honey, It Ain’t Over Until the Fat Lady Sings

You might be familiar with the tale of the tortoise and the hare, but if you are not, let me give you a quick refresher. A tortoise and a hare join each other for a race, in which the hare - quite clearly the faster of the two - easily overtakes the tortoise and is …

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