Category Archives: Self Improvement

Face Difficulty with Grit

“A path along Mount Scio remains pressed during winter. This is where my ideas for writing is born. These trees hear my song and are glad.” My morning walks are more challenging this time of year. There is plenty of … Continue reading

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Teach in order to learn

One of the best ways to learn about something is to approach it in view to sharing it with others. This additional layer of mental activity can help us process information all the more. Just think of an occasion when … Continue reading

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Enable noble desires to surface

We could say that every human desire – no matter how narcissistic or indulging – has some trace of goodness to it; some small intent to attain what is beneficial. This would imply that there are desires more advantageous than … Continue reading

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Rediscover your Kindred Star

“Aim for the brightest star to know who you truly are!” My personal mission statement can also be treated as an allegory by which to reveal more subtle layers of being. It is a reminder to reach for what is … Continue reading

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Turn problems into solutions

“This is the mark of perfection of character—to spend each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, laziness, or any pretending.” – Marcus Aurelius The manner in which we turn problems into solutions will largely reflect on our … Continue reading

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Know what’s within your control

“Above all, it is necessary for a person to have a true self-estimate, for we commonly think we can do more than we really can.” — Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 5.2 It may be cute to see a young … Continue reading

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Exercise Prudence with Integrity

“Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.” ― Heraclitus … Continue reading

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Wisdom Sayings of the Heart

We all have aphoristic sayings stored away in our memory bank. Sometimes they spontaneously pop up at the right time in conversation. Often they help us to make sense of a particular event, or they may caution us to act … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #5

“Deliberation (consilium) is a certain sort of inquiry that proceeds from certain things to other things; this is the work of reason.” – ST II-II Q49 A5 (Click on the the media player to listen to the podcast as you … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #3

“Withdraw into yourself and look, if you do not yet therein discover beauty, do as the artist, who cuts off, polishes and purifies, until he has adorned his statue with all the marks of beauty.” – Plotinus (Click on the … Continue reading

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