Writing Is Powerful, But Nothing Beats Live Interaction

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 2 minutes The great thing about reading is you get to compress time. A book might be a year of the author’s life, and we read it in a matter of hours. An article might be days or weeks, and we read it in 15 minutes. Over the years, I’ve spent between 30 minutes and several hours…

Tired of Being Taken Advantage Of?

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: < 1 minute People treat you the way you teach them to. And contrary to popular belief… You don’t need to be overly accommodating to everyone else in order to be loved… Your presence is not an inconvenience…But your preferences are guaranteed to inconvenience at least some other people… Resist the temptation to subordinate your needs to others’……

How to Be More Assertive (AKA How to Get What You Want)

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: < 1 minute Assertiveness takes courage… Especially for those of us who tend to be more empathic by nature… There’s a likelihood that we can become too agreeable… In looking out for others, we might neglect our own needs altogether… But it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s look to Carl Rogers, the man who more or…

What’s Your Source of Inspiration?

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: < 1 minute I feel as though the biggest thing holding you and I back today pertains to community… Either some lack thereof… Or perhaps it’s spending time in communities that aren’t sufficiently concerned with making a meaningful contribution to the world around them… Maybe even an oversight of the enchanting communities that exist right outside our window……

Spoiler Alert: I’m Going to Ruin Sugar For You

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 2 minutes Almost a decade ago now I gave up sugar for good… Now this is no easy feat… Not only is sugar the most addictive substance known to mankind… But it’s in just about everything you find in the center aisles of the grocery store…Want to eat healthy? Shop the perimeter… Sugar is even harder to…

Don’t Chase Happiness, Chase Grasshoppers

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: < 1 minute Turns out… We’re not that great at predicting how future events will make us feel, nor for how long those events might leave us feeling any particular way… Mostly because we have no idea how much we will have changed as a person by the time the future arrives… It also turns out, we’re pretty…