Category Archives: Required Reading

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The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do

There’s always a million reasons not to do something.  But following your dreams shouldn’t be something you make excuses for not doing.  Ever.  If you don’t know what it is you’re passionate about, start here.  My favorite piece of advice

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The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do

There’s always a million reasons not to do something.  But following your dreams shouldn’t be something you make excuses for not doing.  Ever.  If you don’t know what it is you’re passionate about, start here.  My favorite piece of advice

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Watch // TED Talk – Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful.

Earlier this year, I started a gratitude journal where I write down three things about every single day that I’m thankful for.  Like maybe something went exactly as I’d hoped it would.  Or the way an ice cream cone tastes.

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Watch // TED Talk – Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful.

Earlier this year, I started a gratitude journal where I write down three things about every single day that I’m thankful for.  Like maybe something went exactly as I’d hoped it would.  Or the way an ice cream cone tastes.

you are enough

Learn // 6 Habits of Confident People

To define confidence, Claire Shipman said “It’s an ability to move toward things wholeheartedly. To move toward challenges wholeheartedly without holding back… The ability to be able to just take that risk and jump into things and benefit from what

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Learn // 6 Habits of Confident People

To define confidence, Claire Shipman said “It’s an ability to move toward things wholeheartedly. To move toward challenges wholeheartedly without holding back… The ability to be able to just take that risk and jump into things and benefit from what

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How-To Guide // Get Out of a Rut & Regain Your Self-Respect

Life can throw you a curve ball every now and then because it’s a fucked up world that really loves to see us struggle but it’s all about how you bounce back from it.  You can either lay in bed all

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How-To Guide // Get Out of a Rut & Regain Your Self-Respect

Life can throw you a curve ball every now and then because it’s a fucked up world that really loves to see us struggle but it’s all about how you bounce back from it.  You can either lay in bed all

Dreams

Read // 7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

The greater the risk, the greater the reward.  Or so they say.  The more you put yourself out there – the more you chase your dreams – the bigger chance you have of falling flat on your face and failing. 

Dreams

Read // 7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

The greater the risk, the greater the reward.  Or so they say.  The more you put yourself out there – the more you chase your dreams – the bigger chance you have of falling flat on your face and failing. 

Books

Lists // Best Books of 2014

I’m a total book nerd. By the end of this year, I will have read at least one hundred books. I read a bunch of different kinds of books – novels, cookbooks, graphic novels, comics, non-fiction. Everything. Besides, I’m a

Books

Lists // Best Books of 2014

I’m a total book nerd. By the end of this year, I will have read at least one hundred books. I read a bunch of different kinds of books – novels, cookbooks, graphic novels, comics, non-fiction. Everything. Besides, I’m a

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Read // The Connection Between Fear and Regret

As we grow older, we become these fearful creatures that are terrified of what awaits us around the corner.  But being scared is totally okay, especially if you’re really onto something good.  The point is to not let that fear

Fear

Read // The Connection Between Fear and Regret

As we grow older, we become these fearful creatures that are terrified of what awaits us around the corner.  But being scared is totally okay, especially if you’re really onto something good.  The point is to not let that fear

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Learn // The Habits of Highly Productive People

We’ve all been there – committed to completing a project, whether it’s a song, a written article, or a piece of art, and yet when it’s time to work, we can’t muster the confidence, energy, or focus to actually do the

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Learn // The Habits of Highly Productive People

We’ve all been there – committed to completing a project, whether it’s a song, a written article, or a piece of art, and yet when it’s time to work, we can’t muster the confidence, energy, or focus to actually do the

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How-To // Train Yourself To Be Thankful All Year Long

I love how Thanksgiving brings out the positive side of people, even if it’s just for one day.  It’s really refreshing to see people express their gratitude for their friends, family, success, and good opportunities.  But I wish we all

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How-To // Train Yourself To Be Thankful All Year Long

I love how Thanksgiving brings out the positive side of people, even if it’s just for one day.  It’s really refreshing to see people express their gratitude for their friends, family, success, and good opportunities.  But I wish we all

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How-To // Spend 30 Minutes a Day Improving Your Life

All it takes is many small efforts to make a big change in your life. Even if you just have thirty minutes to spare a day, if you do it with enough diligence, it really does make a difference. Surely

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How-To // Spend 30 Minutes a Day Improving Your Life

All it takes is many small efforts to make a big change in your life. Even if you just have thirty minutes to spare a day, if you do it with enough diligence, it really does make a difference. Surely

Creativity

Read // Debunking 5 Creativity Myths

When I was on my way to work the other night, I was listening to a TED talk on the source of creativity.  In this episode of the podcast, Charles Limb spoke of a research project he conducted at Hopkins

Creativity

Read // Debunking 5 Creativity Myths

When I was on my way to work the other night, I was listening to a TED talk on the source of creativity.  In this episode of the podcast, Charles Limb spoke of a research project he conducted at Hopkins

Interesting

Read // How To Be More Interesting

Have you ever felt like you never have anything interesting to say?  Or that everybody else around you has way cooler stories than you?  Most of us want to work a room like the most interesting person in the world. 

Interesting

Read // How To Be More Interesting

Have you ever felt like you never have anything interesting to say?  Or that everybody else around you has way cooler stories than you?  Most of us want to work a room like the most interesting person in the world.