Category Archives: Self Development

Dialectics – Finding Peace b/w the Extremes

In hindsight it is easy to locate the absurdities that were once acceptable & common practice, so how might we pinpoint what is fallacious in our present age? There is probably no end to the theoretical approaches to dealing with … Continue reading

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Emptiness – The Art of Letting Go

The Buddhist idea of “emptiness” seems to be a useful means to navigate our way through life. To get our head around this concept we may begin by seeing it more as an emptying, as in a letting go, rather … Continue reading

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What Makes Life Worth Living?

To follow is an introspective exercise to help elicit and recognize the particular values we hold dear. Unfortunately, sometimes our values remain unexpressed and vaguely understood. We may intuit them but they are neither clear nor precise. For instance, David … Continue reading

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ON PATIENCE

“Patience is the voluntary and prolonged endurance of arduous and difficult things for the sake of virtue or profit.” – Cicero How often have we heard others complaining about not having enough patience? What about yourself? Taking an honest look … Continue reading

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Self Affirmations – Weaving the Fabric of Love

Here are a few of my newly created self-affirmations but before we get into them allow me to explain the general idea behind this concept. Ideally, affirmations help to fortify any number of characteristics unique to the human being. There … Continue reading

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The first hour of the day sets the tone & directs the way

What we do during the first hour of the day often sets the tone for what follows. Whether we are living successful lives or not, that which retains our condition in life, for the most part comes down to our … Continue reading

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Seek First to Understand – Empathic Listening

Below are 10 suggestions to becoming an empathic listener. Please share your thoughts on the validity of these statements and/or tell us why cultivating the habit of seeking first to understand requires so much effort to master. 1. Practice saying … Continue reading

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Every Writer Needs A Healthy Heart

For those of us who spend a great deal of time writing while seated at a desk, it is important to keep our bodies fit if we expect to keep our minds sharp and generating fresh ideas. In this article … Continue reading

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Six pillars to a good night’s rest.

We all love to wake up fully restored from a solid night of rest. Unfortunately this is not a reality for many of us. Here are a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way to help improve my … Continue reading

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Treat Worry As Your Ally

Worry is nothing but excess energy being put to poor use. So how can we rechannel it for constructive ends? Here is my approach in a nutshell: 1. State what you are worried or overly concerned about. 2. State the … Continue reading

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