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Since my word for the year is embrace I am constantly finding different ways to view this word and incorporate it into my life. I stumbled across this quote today that really intrigued me. “Allow rather than resist what arises in the present moment-inside or out. Let it be interesting rather than good or bad.”… Continue reading Categorization

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Full of it or on to something?

For those who know me, you know that I am not the most optimistic person. I tend to gravitate toward negative and pessimistic thoughts. So, I can only imagine that those reading my posts are surprised to see me preaching about happiness and leading a more positive and joyful life. However, my goal in writing… Continue reading Full of it or on to something?

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What drives happiness?

John Stuart Mill once said, “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” This begs the question, what drives happiness? At first glance it would seem that our desires drive happiness, as long as our desires are in moderation. However, happiness will never be reached… Continue reading What drives happiness?

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Comparisons

With all the technology available to us at all hours of the day it is inevitable that you will compare yourself to someone else at some point. While it is natural to do so and a subconscious act, it can have damaging effects on your mental health. If you are consuming information about other’s lives… Continue reading Comparisons