Category: Lifestyle

3 Stress Management Tips That Will Save Your Life

The most annoying thing about stress is that it is so immediate, so urgent, and so dramatic. Stress blows life out of proportion and takes over our otherwise rational thinking. Oh stress, how we loathe thee. There’s plenty of good advice on how to deal with stress. And it all seems so simple, so obvious. …

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You Can’t Give To Take: When Generosity Goes Too Far

I was visiting my friend Kelly in New York City a few years ago and learned a surprising lesson that stuck with me since. No it wasn’t, “Don’t sit next to the naked dudes in the Turkish baths.” It was this simple phrase: “You can’t give to take.” I was drunk off the big city (though we …

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Be Effortlessly Happy

Happiness is not a goal; it is a byproduct. – Eleanor Roosevelt Some people seem to be effortlessly happy all the time, no matter what the situation. These people are not superhuman, nor do they know something we do not know. They simply enjoy life and discover that when they laugh, do things they enjoy, refuse to …

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Trust Is Not Earned Or Given, It Is Let Go

Trust isn’t something other people earn from us. Like forgiveness, trust comes from within. Trust means letting go of the fear of being hurt. It means putting the ego aside and accepting people’s presence no matter what they’ve done in the past. Trust and forgiveness go hand-in-hand. They are mere words to describe the same unsettling …

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Will You Be Your Valentine?

Whether you’re a an avid fan or despise the upcoming holiday, Valentine’s Day is coming. And that means two things: chocolate and depression. Many people are excited that for one day in February it is totally excusable to overdose on candy and sugar (so long as it’s heart-shaped). Then there’s those who abhor the color red …

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Everyone Has The Same 24 Hours

We all have the same amount of time each and every single day. What we do with that time is entirely up to us. We usually find ourselves saying, “I do not have enough time for ____ because ____.” Fill in the first blank with something on your goal or bucket list, such as “work out more,” …

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Christmas Is Bigger Than Christ

Christmas is a very special religious holiday where Christians all around the world celebrate the birth of Christ. But I’m here to tell you, Christmas is so much bigger than that. I grew up Catholic, so I once devoted myself to Christ and fully experienced the mystery and magic of Advent. It was lovely to grow …

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Forget New Year’s, What Are Your Right Now Resolutions?

Why wait until January 1 of each year to start making changes? What’s the difference between January 1 and right now? I know, the holidays are a busy time. You probably have a list full of excuses why December is a horrible month to develop good habits. But I predict that come mid-January, the drama …

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TOPUCU – The Only Person You Cheat Is You

There’s something lurking in your life that’s keeping you from what you want. Norm Mulder knows what it is. Randy Leprevost knows, too. Do you? Do you know exactly what is preventing you from losing weight, changing your diet, managing your stress, improving your relationships, advancing in your career, and feeling happy most days? You …

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