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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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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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The Power of Asking Yourself Questions

Humans have an incredible capacity to reflect on their own self – their thoughts, emotions, habits, and relationships. It’s exactly this self-awareness that makes us so intelligent and gives us the ability to adapt to our environment so effectively. One of the most useful tools we have while reflecting is the power to ask ourselves […]

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How Taking Breaks Boosts Creativity

At times the most healthy thing we can do to help our creativity is to just walk away from a project for a little while. The most creative discoveries usually don’t happen when trying to tackle a project directly through logic or reason or planning. We can’t force creativity to happen. Instead, creativity often comes […]

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How to Improve Your Intuition

Intuition is when we know something without knowing exactly why we know it. It’s knowledge that isn’t based on conscious thinking or reasoning, but a “deep down” understanding that can be difficult to verbalize or share with others. Often our intuition is accompanied by certain physical sensations – like a gut feeling, or a tingling […]

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