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How to Overcome Your Fear of Success

We commonly hear about the fear of failure, but could there also be a fear of success? Most of us say we want success, but when we actually think about success it can have some major consequences that many of us aren’t willing to face. Often instead of reaching our full potential as individuals, we […]

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How to Think for Yourself and Question Authority

I remember as a young teen when I first heard the words, “Think for yourself and question authority.” It was a soundbite of Timothy Leary being sampled in the Tool song Third Eye – I was probably 13 or 14 at the time. The swirling guitars and synthesized chaos of the song along with the […]

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3 Common Problems When First Starting Meditation

Meditation is simply a practice of developing inner awareness toward our experiences. It can be easy in theory, but difficult in practice. Many people try meditating once or twice, but never develop a steady routine. A big part of this is beginners often get discouraged by common problems that they experience when first starting out. […]

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What Do You Live For? A 5 Minute Exercise to Discover Your Most Important Values

We all have certain things that we value in life, whether they be our relationships, health, job, hobbies, material possessions, spirituality, or whatever. Our values play an important role in guiding our actions and choices. They are the things in life that we strive for on a daily basis and keep us going. They are […]

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The Us vs. Them Mentality: How Group Thinking Can Irrationally Divide Us

The human mind has a tendency to categorize people into social groups. And often these social groups can create an “Us vs. Them” mentality toward people who may be different than us in some way, whether it’s race, gender, age, nationality, culture, religion, or socioeconomic status. In the early 1970s, British social psychologist Henri Tajfel […]

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