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Curiosity and the Advantages of a Hungry Mind

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs Curiosity is the desire to learn and explore something just for the sake of learning and exploring it. There are many theories as to what influences humans to experience curiosity. One theory is the “curiosity-drive model.” We often seek a coherent map of reality, so when we discover […]

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The Power of Leisure: How to Wisely Spend Your Free Time

How we spend our leisure and free time can have a big impact on our lives, though we often overlook just how important these things are. Leisure is best defined as, “any time not occupied by paid or unpaid work, including personal chores and obligations.” They are usually “preferred activities pursued during free time for […]

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When Too Much Empathy Blinds Us

Empathy is our ability to think and feel what another person is thinking and feeling. It’s an incredibly important psychological trait that we’ve evolved to experience to help facilitate social interaction, cooperation with one another, solving social conflicts, and creating overall social harmony. According to psychologists there are 3 different types of empathy: cognitive empathy […]

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Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we feel really bad about something and we look toward others for social support, what are we really searching for? Do we want them to give us positive advice and make us feel better about our situation, or do we want them to just accept our feelings and let us know they are healthy […]

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The Right to Take Up Space

I notice that many people in this world, especially those who suffer from low confidence and low self-esteem, have the belief that they “don’t have the right to take up space” in this world. They walk through life trying to be as little of a disturbance as possible. Never speaking their minds. Never doing things […]

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