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Why Commitment Doesn’t Work

Why Commitment Doesn’t Work

Did you get excited when you read the title of this post? Maybe you even felt vindicated? I get it: it's like if I discovered that flossing (an activity that requires a nightly battle between my grown-up desire to have healthy teeth and my...

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The Answer to What is Actually Wrong With People

The Answer to What is Actually Wrong With People

I know, right? Finally, an answer to a question you’ve long asked anyone who’d listen, including God and the Universe, not to mention the person who is the subject of your enquiry. Maybe you’ve been on the receiving end of the question, whether your inquisitor was...

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The Problem with Fairytales

The Problem with Fairytales

There's a problem with believing in fairytales. I bet you thought that's a sentence you never thought I'd write. Me neither. I'm just as surprised as you are. Now, I enjoy fairytales and fantasy fiction, very, very much. It's almost entirely what I read, instead of...

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The Suffering You Choose

The Suffering You Choose

I have two sticky notes on my desk, and both remind me, in bright, lime-green emphasis of things I'm liable to easily and repeatedly forget. Both reminders are things my coach has said to me over the years we've worked together, and both are as true today as they have...

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Why Back-up Plans Don’t Work

Why Back-up Plans Don’t Work

The worst thing a back-up plan can do is work. Don't get me wrong; if I'm on a plane and it's going down, then you can be damn sure I want my parachute to work, and work well, at that. Incidentally, this is also the only situation in which I plan to ever use a...

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How to Change How You Feel

How to Change How You Feel

The past year has been a year full of what feels like unsolicited disclosure; a year of pulling back curtains and uncovering things that, quite frankly, I think a lot of us—from this side of things—would almost rather had remained cloaked by mystery and the sweet,...

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3 Ways to Make More Time

3 Ways to Make More Time

If I had a theme song, I'm torn between Loren Allred's Never Enough in The Greatest Showman, and Alabama's I'm In A Hurry (and don't know why). I mean, those and the theme from Indiana Jones, which might just be running quietly on repeat, all the time. Do you ever...

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The Magic Cure for Burnout (& How to Avoid It)

The Magic Cure for Burnout (& How to Avoid It)

Did you know Sunday is a holiday of sorts? It's not on any calendar, but hundreds of millions of people will celebrate it, all around the world. January 17th is Quitting Day, or Ditch Day. According to Strava, this is when millions of people will give up on their...

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The Problem with Goals and Resolutions

The Problem with Goals and Resolutions

It's a new year, which means it's time for the Annual Much Maligning of Goals and Resolutions. Get excited. I'm just going to get straight to the point. While I'm pro goals and resolutions, I'll admit there is a problem with goals and resolutions, and that problem is...

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