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Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

The Power of “10 Second” Relationships

Every time we leave our homes, there is opportunity for social interaction. This is true even if it’s just something small – like talking to the cashier at a grocery store, or saying “Hi” to a neighbor, or complimenting someone’s shirt who you see on the bus or train. Many of us try to ignore […]

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The Importance of Selling Yourself

Selling yourself is something that everyone needs to learn. Whether we are trying to get a job, or get a date, or get a gig for our new band – our lives are filled with situations where we are seeking to persuade someone or “win them over.” Often times “selling” comes with negative connotations. We […]

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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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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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