“Be curious, not judgemental.” - Walt Whitman

You Are What You Judge

Do you know that your judgment of others is a reflection of you? And how you feel about yourself? It rarely has anything to do with the people you’re judging. See, judgment is a defense mechanism that helps us justify our lives and maintain a sense of control. But control is something we seek when …

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"I choose to live, not just exist." - James Hetfield

Pursue or Pivot?

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether to stay on a path or get off and reroute. Whether the road ahead is dreary, bright, promising, or unclear – the choice to move forward can be paralyzing. So, how do you decide? How you do know which path is the right choice? Well, you don’t. All you can …

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"The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements." - Bryant H. McGill

What Is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is not about making someone say “I’m sorry.” It’s not about hanging our heads in shame or lamenting our wrongdoings. It’s not about who’s right or wrong, who’s better or worse. Most day-to-day experiences do not require such a strong emotional emphasis. In fact, they require the opposite. They require us to let go …

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"I know it sounds corny, but I think the meaning of life is to do what you love and be happy." - John 5

Align Your Thoughts

What do you think about most of the time? Are your thoughts aligned with what’s important to you? Our minds tend to wander and get distracted by all the noise of the day – advertisements, judgments, gossip, other people’s priorities. Sometimes, we get sidetracked and need to reel our brains back in so we can …

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“Doing less is not being lazy. Don't give in to a culture that values personal sacrifice over personal productivity.” - Timothy Ferriss

Balance Doing and Being

There’s no sense in rushing through life. We’re all headed to the same destination. It’s like speeding around cars only to stop at a red light alongside everyone you just passed. However, an unproductive, lazy sort of life is a lot less fulfilling than one with ambitions and dreams. No matter how big or small …

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“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” - James F. Byrnes

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

It’s easy to allow fear to control our lives. But when we live out of fear, we don’t experience love and joy. See, fear is rooted in “not-love.” And thinking, deciding, and acting based on “not-love” is just not worth it. Being afraid has no value in many day-to-day experiences and leads to insecurity, anxiety, …

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“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” – Winston Churchill

Practical Optimism

You don’t have to be happy and positive all the time. But you don’t have to be a grumpy ol’ grump either. There’s a way to balance optimism and practicality. It’s rooted in acceptance and responsibility – knowing you’ll always be exactly where you need to be with whatever you have at hand; and being …

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"It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." - Socrates

Move It or Lose It

When our bodies don’t work well, it affects every aspect of our lives. It might also make us feel cranky, angry, resentful, or even fearful. But no matter what condition our bodies are in, there is always something we can do to help them work as best they can. Though miracles may not happen, and …

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“Water is the driving force in nature.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Hydrate Your Mind

Water is a basic building block of life. Our bodies are made up of mostly water. So, we need to replenish our internal water supply so that our brains and bodies can function well. Plus, when we are sufficiently hydrated, our thoughts are clearer, our emotions are more stable, and we have a better shot …

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"Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life." - Pythagoras

Companions, Not Followers

You may read quotes about “finding your tribe,” where a tribe is a group of people who seem to share the same soul, same passion, same vision. Cute sentiment, and it makes a distinction between the people in your life and the people you walk with along your life path. It also suggests that the …

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