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The Power of Practical Imagination

Written by Minou Hexspoor June 10, 2020 Quarantine Queen: A Lockdown Voyage My husband burst out laughing: "I’ve never had lunch at home with you looking like this!" I turned around and looked in the mirror above the dresser behind me. My reflection, Mary Poppins, big hat and bright red lips,…


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Holding on When I Should Have Let Go

Written by Jeff Newman June 5, 2020 All through my 62 years, I came to understand that a good portion of my stress, anxiety, and signs of depression were attributed to my unwillingness to let go; to let go of holding onto things, objects, relationships, and businesses--hoping that everything would…


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Embracing Life's Obstacles: Obstacles Are the Way

Written by Jason Young June 3, 2020 “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” -Marcus Aurelius, 1956, Book 5.20 The obstacles are the way. This statement seems contradictory, but please allow me to make my case. I’ve had many opportunities to focus on…


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Why These Are the Most Amazing Times We've Ever Lived

Written by Raluca Gomeaja May 6, 2020 In times where people complain daily about being confined, governments not doing what they should (or must), criticizing ideas without bringing new solutions; let’s instead start a list of all the things that are much better now than at any other moment in time…


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Checking the Boxes: How to Find Fulfillment

Written by Bridgette Simmonds May 1, 2020 I executed it all perfectly. Get good grades. Check! Go to college. Check! Get a degree. Check! Get a job. Check! All the things I was “supposed” to do and told to do and everyone else seemed to be doing were “successful” . . . I was doing all those…


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The Giver Paradox (And Five Tips to Resolve It)

Written by Raluca Gomeaja April 29, 2020 I hear you, you're a giver. You fuel yourself on the "joy of giving." You're here to serve. Even the idea of giving less makes you uncomfortable--like you'd be cutting out a part of yourself. This is how natural and important taking care of others is to…