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Connect to a Higher Purpose by Helping Others

To have a “higher purpose” in life means that you believe you serve a function in this world that is bigger than just your own self. A good amount of research over the past few years has shown the benefits of having a “higher purpose” to identify with. The basic idea is that by finding […]

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The Multi-Layered Self: Why We Grow in Parts

Every individual is complicated. There are many different aspects of our self, depending on our genes, our environment, our relationships, our health, our education, our job, our beliefs, our emotions, and our past experiences. All of these factors come together and influence each other to create “you” as you perceive yourself. But even that isn’t […]

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Draw Happiness From as Many Different Sources as Possible

We’re not completely independent beings. While we strive to cultivate as much internal happiness as possible, the truth is we still depend on external things for some level of comfort, pleasure, and life satisfaction. These external things can be our relationships, our work, our hobbies, or personal interests such as books, movies, or music. The […]

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The Power of “Yet” and How Self-Talk Affects Our Limitations

One of the very first mind-blowing things I learned in psychology was just how important the way we talk to ourselves is. Every day we have voices running through our heads, deciding what we should believe and how we should act. These thoughts help guide us at work, at home, at school, or wherever. Self-talk […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help

In self improvement, I think there is often a myth that you need to “do it all on your own,” and your life circumstances shouldn’t ever depend on other people. While I admire independence and self-reliance, and it’s a huge theme of this blog, I also acknowledge that we are interdependent beings. Our relationships, and […]

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