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Archive of ‘Motivation & Inspiration’ category

Making Good Out Of The Bad

Making Good Out Of The Bad

Recently, a friend had introduced me to a spoken word artist named Shane Koyczan who had started an anti-bullying project called, ‘To This Day’. In his poem, he tells us his story of how he was bullied as a kid, and how he remembers it to this day. What I love more than the words…

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How To Be Absolutely Inspiring?

How To Be Absolutely Inspiring?

I have always wanted to be inspiring, but my idea of “inspiring” was being a popular figure, standing on a podium, saying the right words that struck people’s hearts, and getting them to cry. That was my idea of inspiring. But Tommy Caldwell taught me different. I remember stumbling upon this video and my eyes…

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Inspiration of the day: Finding Strength in the Face of Weakness

Inspiration of the day: Finding Strength in the Face of Weakness

I recently watched a video of Ananda Shankar Jayant, a classical Indian dancer, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. During the video she looks composed, speaks eloquently and seems at peace, hardly looking like a woman who had been suffering from breast cancer for over a year. It is only the short, quick breaths…

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Write Me a Love Letter

Write Me a Love Letter

I was introduced to a very interesting concept the other day – one that has flourished from a very simple idea into a global demonstration of love. No it’s not John Lennon and Yoko Ono in bed. It’s called “More Love Letters”. “More Love Letters” is the brainchild of Hannah Brencher, who initially used it…

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4 Lessons on Courage I Learnt From a Boy With No Arms

4 Lessons on Courage I Learnt From a Boy With No Arms

Imagine yourself as a baby, born in the middle of a war. You’ve been exposed to the sounds of people dying all around you; the crumbling of buildings, the explosions of guns and the cries of the wounded. You too, are a victim of this war. Your limbs have been twisted into deformed stubs of…

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Does passion have a deadline?

Does passion have a deadline?

Have you ever looked at an elderly person and thought “old people are useless”? It’s an ugly statement, I know, but I’ve met my fair share of people who don’t see any value in their aging grandparents, the “burdens” of the family – it’s almost as if they become redundant as soon as they’re past…

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The ugliest woman in the world, or the most beautiful? You decide.

The ugliest woman in the world, or the most beautiful? You decide.

In 2009, Lizzie Velasquez was labeled the “World’s Ugliest Woman” on Youtube – the video lasted a mere 8 seconds but received close to 5 million views. Lizzie has an extremely rare disease (only a handful of people in the world have it) that doesn’t allow her to gain weight, distorts her muscles and skeleton,…

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Garbage in, Garbage Out: A Simple Life-Changing Concept

Garbage in, Garbage Out: A Simple Life-Changing Concept

When we eat shitty food, we look shitty. Pretty simple right? Whatever junk we put into our system has to come out eventually, whether it’s a pimple on our face, a beer belly or a very bad stomach ache. At the end of the day, it’ll show up somehow. Garbage In, Garbage Out. This concept…

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We May Be Paying Too Much for Happiness

We May Be Paying Too Much for Happiness

If there’s one thing in life that I have never really understood – it’s the value we put on money. I have seen money bring lots of joy, but also just as much pain. I have seen relatively decent families torn apart thanks to money – and young teens with potentially bright futures ending their…

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What Success Looks Like From Richard Branson’s Island

What Success Looks Like From Richard Branson’s Island

I’ve always dreamt of visiting the famed Necker Island, home to the brilliant Richard Branson, so you can imagine how excited I was when I found out a friend actually got a personal invite to visit the man himself few months ago. A lot of people I know said “yeah, well, Khailee is so successful…

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