Living with Intention

I came across a little gem of a book a few years ago – Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and for me it truly felt life-changing.

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Self-Soothing in a Time of Crisis

COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s really scary, right? And there is a good reason that the whole world is hunkering down. This type of solidarity in hopes of “flattening the curve” and alleviating some of the burden on the healthcare system and providers serving on the front lines is inspiring, to say the least.

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The Fast Track To A Life Well Lived Is Feeling Grateful

For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest and generous, embodying diligence and fortitude, showing restraint and kindness, a person would flourish – coming to live a life filled with meaning and finding an enduring, as opposed to ephemeral, happiness.

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War Or Peace: Which Do You Choose?

Having a son turned me into a pacifist not because I was an idealist, but because motherhood made me a realist. Why are we raising our children in a culture saturated with violence? Every week, sometimes twice a week, sometimes more often, there is another mass shooting, always by a man, usually a white man. 

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Outgrowing & Ending Relationships

We all have the experience of outgrowing a relationship. Sometimes a long friendship ends abruptly, but sometimes it just feels like a long, slow, painful death. Sometimes you understand why it ended, but sometimes you are left hanging in the wind wondering what in the Hell happened.

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Work-Life Balance & Wellness

We hear it all the time…from our friends, family, the media, and even at work! Life is about balance and specifically work-life balance. But do you ever feel as though you are eternally chasing this lofty state of nirvana?

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Happiness Doesn’t Follow Success: It’s The Other Way Round

Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, teachers and peers. The idea that we must pursue success in order to experience happiness is enshrined in the United States’ most treasured institutions (the Declaration of Independence), beliefs (the American dream), and stories (Rocky and Cinderella).

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How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

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Is Our Smartphone Making Us Less Smart?

It took me a while to realise that I didn’t really need my mobile which  I was carrying with me all the time as if it was an extension of me. So it’s been about five years now that I haven’t had a mobile phone and there has not been once that I wished I owned one.

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