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Why Discipline Isn’t Working For You

Why Discipline Isn’t Working For You

Have you ever wished you had more discipline? Or known someone who seems to have the stuff in spades, and seems to be able to just get on with doing whatever they say they're going to do? What strange magic is that? Who are these herculean people who seem to have been...

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How to Start Over Again & Why It’s So Hard

How to Start Over Again & Why It’s So Hard

Alright, so whether you feel like you're languishing or whether you feel like you're dormant, or whether you feel both—for what it's worth, I don't think they're mutually exclusive—you may be feeling a stirring of desire for change or action or just, I don't know,...

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Everyone’s Languishing and Here’s What That Means

Everyone’s Languishing and Here’s What That Means

You know that feeling when nothing's technically wrong, but you just don't feel right? It turns out there's a name for this: languishing. When I read it in Adam Grant's recent article on the New York Times, I instantly felt my body relax as I recognized the feeling I...

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How to Stop Being a Failure

How to Stop Being a Failure

E.B. White said, “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” I can 100 percent relate, E.B. I imagine he found mornings a bit of a trial, given his duelling objectives....

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The Problem with 2-in-1 Shampoo

The Problem with 2-in-1 Shampoo

Here's a fact: you cannot be both off and on at the same time. You might want to argue with me, but I bet that's only because you really want it to be true. Me too. But hey, if wanting something to be true made it so, I imagine a whole lot of things in life would look...

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What To Do When You Can’t Even

What To Do When You Can’t Even

Have you even gotten upset about something after you've already let it go? I know, me neither. Just kidding. I constantly find myself irked by irksome things I've already moved past. I suspect that when that happens, I, along with you, probably haven't really let it...

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Why Positive Thinking is Making You Miserable

Why Positive Thinking is Making You Miserable

Positivity and optimism are awesome. I'm not joking. There's no "but" here. There is an "and" though. Wait for it... As someone who has frequently been described as Sally Sunshine, an optimist and an idealist (I don't think that person meant the last one as a...

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The Real Cost of Putting It on Credit

The Real Cost of Putting It on Credit

Did you know that the average balance held on a credit card is about $6,000, at least for Americans and Canadians (taking the exchange rate into account). That's not nothing, obviously, and a lot of people would find it difficult to pay off the debt without incurring...

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Why I’m Willing to Get Love Wrong

Why I’m Willing to Get Love Wrong

I don't mean to boast, but if you know me, you would say that I'm pretty darned committed to doing things The Right Way. Doing things properly is one of my favourite hobbies. Bonus points if I find the hardest possible way to do it properly (because the hard way is...

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