Celebrating a Personal New Year and Setting Thoughtful Intentions

Each year, writer Maya James marks her birthday as a second personal New Year. Here’s how the practice keeps her on track to set thoughtful intentions.

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The Older I Get, The Less I Know

How Socrates and Mari Andrews reminded writer Molly Page that the older she gets and the more she learns, the less she truly knows.

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Climbing Against the Course — Letting Go of Competition

It can be easier to focus on competing with others than getting better ourselves. It’s time to let go of competition and climb against the course instead.

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The Decision Making Struggle: The Upside of a Bad Choice

The decision making struggle can be fraught with tension. How do you proceed when you discover you’ve made the dreaded bad choice?

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Redefining Success: Progress Not Perfection

When success is defined as perfectionism, it’s a recipe for failure. When we focus on progress not perfection, we set ourselves up to achieve better things.

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Don’t Waste Your Summer (Or Any Other Season)

We put lots of expectations on summer. We want to rest, enjoy life and have adventures. Those things won’t happen on their own, they require intentionality.

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The Summer Struggle: Strategies for a Slow-Cooker Season

If you’re like Eric Torrence and you suffer from the summer struggle, here are a few suggestions to get you through what he calls the slow-cooker season.

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People-Pleasers: The Good, The Bad, and The Fixable

The intentions of people-pleasers may be good, the consequences of their behavior can be hurtful. Here’s how to change those unproductive people-pleasing habits.

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The Key to Clearing Our Mental Workspace

Before starting any project, Justin Kanoya always clears his workspace. He makes a case for the importance of Clearing Our Mental Workspace too.

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A Case Against Connection

Facebook has connected us in ways that even its creators couldn’t have imagined. But is all of this connection a good thing?

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Summer Slowdown: The Fun of Being In the Moment

During the long, warm days of summer, it’s tempting to pack our schedules and do “the most.” Maya James makes a case, instead, for being in the moment.

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Evaluating Stuff: Clearing the Way for Future Selves

Whether our clutter is in a closet or on a bookshelf, Evaluating Stuff is essential. We must think about what we own, and how it impacts who we’ve been and who we’d like to become.

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