The Year I Realized That I Know Nothing

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7 min read. I’ve been avoiding writing this type of “annual reflection” post because everyone does it and it consumes our feed and annoys everyone. But I have to admit, year-end summaries are a great way to reflect and bookmark the progress made over a set time period. At the risk of feeding into the […]

Technology: It’s Not You, It’s Me

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4 min read. I love you, Technology. I love the way you provide so much excitement in my life. I love how you do so many things for me, how you make my life so easy and convenient. I love how smart you are. You know pretty much everything, about the world, about people, even […]

You Don’t Fear Judgment of Others, You Fear Your Own

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4 min read. The artist, the creator, the performer, anyone who wants to express themselves is afraid of judgment in one form or another. The feeling is inevitable. When you put your heart and soul out there, it’s scary to hear what other people will think of it. Then there are those who are successful […]

Authenticity, Not Just Positivity

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Being positive just for the sake of being positive isn’t working anymore 6 min read. It’s hard to avoid all the negativity and pessimism in the world today. Even if you try to surround yourself with more positivity, the darkness somehow finds a way to creep in. It’s taxing on our overall health. We lose hope, […]

You Can Live More Than One Life

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What you do now doesn’t have to define you 5 min read. Are you stuck on a major life decision right now? Maybe you’re not where you thought you’d be and you’re thinking about making a 180-degree shift. But you’re worried about wasting all of that time, money, and energy you put in to get […]

Why You Might Need an Emotionally Intelligent Partner

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7 min read. I’m not one to tell you who you should date or what you should value in a partner. No one can. You have to find what it is you care about, both within yourself and with a partner.  Not everyone is going to care about emotional intelligence, or think it’s sexy. Let’s […]

6 Books for Those Who Value Emotional Intelligence

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6 min read. No matter how smart we think we are, there is still so much we don’t know. You’ve heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” right? It’s been embedded in me and our culture for centuries. But if we take this old idiom to heart, we end up limiting […]

Echo in a Bubble: Why We Struggle Processing Our Own Emotions

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8 min read. Are your opinions and perspectives are your own? Where do you get the information that influenced them? When’s the last time your mind was challenged in an expansive way? What do you actually believe in because you believe it, not because of someone else? If those are difficult questions to answer, I […]