Posts tagged Self-realization
How The News Is Hurting Your Business (And What To Do About It)

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You see, the more challenges we face, the more we seek meaning.

When things are going great and we’re swinging in our hammocks sipping on an umbrella drink watching the sun set over a clear blue ocean (metaphorically or otherwise). . .

We’re having FUN, yes, but we’re not growing.

And guess what? We aren’t. . .

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A Brief Biography Of Bliss (Or, How I Learned To Love Life Without Needing It To Be Perfect)

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I had read seemingly every self-help book on the market, attended seminars, meditated, gone to psychics, had tarot cards and my palm read, tried various forms of energy work, and concluded at one point in my mid-thirties that there was nothing else I could do, that everyone who said there was a ‘better life’ than the one I was living was- plain and simple- full of shit.

In fact, I reached a point where I believed that the ‘personal development’ industry was nothing more than a sham, meant to part me and my money with no attempt at delivering value.

(For the record, there are things about the ‘personal development’ industry that I don’t support or advocate, but that’s a topic for another time.)

The thing is, these days I’m the...

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What Does It Mean To Be Okay? (On Illness And Mortality)

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I have to tell you that this shouldn’t be happening to you, and that the perpetrator (whether an ex-boyfriend, an employer, another friend, or a cancerous tumor) is a shithead.

I have to sit with you and ‘hope’ that things get better.

And yet.

And yet, as much as I’d like to hold onto hope, it’s a punctured raft in the middle of the Atlantic. 

You can cling to it desperately, until...

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The Inevitability Of Karma And The Power Of De-Writing Your Story

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Anyway, I started thinking about what MY life would look like if someone wrote a story about it.

And after popping a Zoloft…

(KIDDING.)

So, okay- maybe I can’t say that my life is the stuff of a page-turning action novel.

But here’s the thing.

It’s been a grand adventure so far.

Really and truly.

And I wouldn’t trade it for anyone else’s. It’s exactly the life I‘ve needed to live in order to become the...

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Hoping For A Better Life? Here's Who Has The Answer

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There’s nothing wrong with self-exploration and a desire to further your own personal growth.

But when the quest for personal evolution becomes another form of consumerism (I believe Deepak Chopra called it ‘spiritual materialism’), it’s really no different from whiling away your days at the shopping mall.

(Not that whiling away a day at the shopping mall every now and then is all bad…)

But in the interest of protecting both your...

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What A Sex Toy Taught Me About Clicking My Heels And Returning To The Present Moment

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Do you?

Do you want to settle for half-living under the illusion that it’s okay to not tell the truth about what you really feel, what you really fear, and what you really want?

Are you content to limp when you could sprint?

Maybe you are. Maybe it’s okay for you to...

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6 Things Not To Do If You Ever Want To Make Your Dreams Come True

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(Even if it means writing one sentence of a blog post, making one phone call, creating one brush stroke, taking one photo.)

It never helps to berate yourself for your ‘habit’, by the way. Simply acknowledging it (like an anthropologist observes a native tribe member dancing around a fire) will do.

Hey, look at that, I’ve been...

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3 Ways To Create A Life You Freaking Love

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In essence they’re saying, “You hate me!” to their innocent lives, gripping their shovels in their mad little fists, and stomping out of the sandbox.

(Poor sad little life, what did it ever do to you?)

And I get it. I mean, it’s hard to face the truth that you might be hating your life.

But the reality is, as long as...

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