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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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Try Failing On Purpose (It May Even Be Fun)

Many of us have a deep fear of failure. We imagine it to be the worst thing possible in our lives: What happens if that person at the bar rejects me? What happens if my band does terrible during our first show? What happens if people say my new blog sucks? We’re so afraid of […]

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A Realistic Approach to Positive Thinking

Do a quick Twitter search for “positive thinking” and you’ll find new tweets being shared every minute about people trying to stay more positive in their lives. It’s a buzzy catchphrase that a lot of people use very often, but without really answering the question, “What does it really mean?” Everyone has their own definition, […]

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