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Treat Your Mind Like a Muscle

Treat Your Mind Like a Muscle

Learning of “bounce-back muscles” I recently flipped through a book by Lisa Nichols called ‘No Matter What!’ about building, flexing and testing what Lisa called your “bounce-back muscles”. At first I laughed at the names she had come up with, such as the “Faith-In-Myself Muscle” and the “I-Know-Like-I-Know Muscle”, thinking that it was another self-help…

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Accepting Who You Really Are

Accepting Who You Really Are

We’ve read it in stories and we’ve see it in movies – there’s always this one, uptight character who needs to have everything planned in order, as if the world would fall apart without those plans. I am one of those. And for the longest time, I had struggled with being that person. I wanted…

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The Virtue Of Patience

The Virtue Of Patience

When I first read the Tao Te Ching, this particular phrase caught my eye Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished Reading The Extraordinary Patience of Things a few years later, I feel that it expresses the meaning of that line beautifully. So many things are patient, it is us who are impatient. More…

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Can You Adapt To Change?

Can You Adapt To Change?

Lately, I found myself at odds with many circumstances at my new workplace – specifically, things that I took for granted at the old one. I’d complain, moan and bitch about how this just isn’t the way a company should be run. “Things just aren’t in place! How am I supposed to get things moving…

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Lessons From The Stage

Lessons From The Stage

Every once in awhile, I’d find myself yearning for a break from the competitive world of advertising. Uninspired, burnt out and frustrated at my inability to reap in awards like the rest of my peers (“Maybe I’m not cut out for this.”), I’d contemplate packing my things and exercising my creative prowess elsewhere. Specifically –…

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It’s Always This Versus Something Else

It’s Always This Versus Something Else

Have you ever felt somewhat shortchanged in life? Like you deserve better, but it just wasn’t to be? I did. “Did” because I was once a childish fool, who never counted her blessings but believed that it was her divine right to have whatever her heart desires. “Did” because I didn’t know better, and never…

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How To Feel A Little Bit More Alive

How To Feel A Little Bit More Alive

When someone asks you how you are, you tell them “Good, thanks” – when really, you’re not. You pretend that you care about certain stuff like charity because it’s the RIGHT thing to do – when really, you don’t. You then turn to different methods to substitute that emptiness; from gym to therapy, make-up sex…

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Silence You

Silence You

I grew up wanting to be an interior designer. Then, I realised that I had a bigger interest in Egyptology. Then, it was Art History. Three years of Graphic Design studies later – I became a writer. I started off life not doing what I love most, worrying that I’ll never do it justice. And…

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The First Step To Your Dream Is To Be You

The First Step To Your Dream Is To Be You

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein I think that most of us are fishes trying to climb trees, not realising that we should be swimming instead. Worse, we’ve been conditioned…

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