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    excitement: your mind’s best tool to combat stress and anxiety

    some people will do anything for a dose of excitement.  ask a skydiver why she’s jumping out of an airplane and you’re not likely to get a purely rational explanation. high-profile Wall Street financiers...

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    how to take control of your life by forming positive habits: part two

    in my last post, i covered how habits form and what makes them important towards cultivating any kind of meaningful change in life. i argued that by building the appropriate structures of support, you...

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    how to take control of your life by forming positive habits: part one

    when was the last time you consciously made an effort to do something courageous, wise, or just? it’s probably been awhile, because the fast-paced world we live in doesn’t leave a lot of room...

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    what is work

    before i dive into work, i want to touch on the evolution of words and how their meaning changes over time. for the marketing folks reading… at a certain point in time, marketing was...

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    Naval

    i recently discovered Naval Ravikant on Twitter. he’s been referred to as the Yoda of real life and i believe he certainly lives up to that comparison. Naval is the ceo and co-founder of...

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    gratitude

    the power of being grateful is so hugely underrated when it comes to our own happiness and well being. everybody wants to be happier, to feel more alive, and to realize contentment. the benefits...

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    on relationship with grandparents – the love and the memory carousel

    during my commute to and from work, i often dive back into my childhood, remembering my close relationship with my grandparents. every once in a while, we revisit our childhood memories, don’t we? my...

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    delayed gratification

    delayed gratification. isn’t it an interesting word couple? on one hand, it instills mystery. on the other hand, it comes across as simple and clear. in reality, delayed gratification can be described as the...

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    planning to plan

    planning to plan. over-planning, overthinking or being overly prepared can actually cause someone to not take action on what they want to do. this phenomenon is referred to as analysis paralysis and it’ll lead...

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    just my luck

    i hate that saying. it’s no secret that some of us experience more painful events, adversity and difficulties in our lives than others. some of these people have a tendency to say things like,...

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