When you learn to challenge yourself on a daily basis, you give yourself a prime opportunity to grow and develop as an individual. There’s so much to learn and so much to experience in this world to just watch it all pass without action. If this sounds like you, it might be time to start…

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Viewing your curiosity as a strength is an acquired skill. If it weren’t for curiosity, life as we know it wouldn’t exist. It’s a natural trait for every human being and is a large reason we are able to ask tough questions, seek the truth, and develop as an individual.  Unfortunately, we are taught to…

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A lot of you are probably wondering why you aren’t seeing the level of personal growth and development you envision for yourself. The truth is, many people fail to put themselves in a position to grow and neglect taking advantage of opportunities to develop. You can wish and hope for growth, but it will only…

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Going to work is mandatory. We need to in order to feed our families, pay our bills, find success, and grow our careers. There’s no getting around that, but why does finding joy and happiness seem impossible at work? After all, who doesn’t love making money? The truth is, there’s more to a job than…

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When you hear the term intelligence, you probably think of someone’s intelligence quotient — commonly referred to as IQ. Believe it or not, there are multiple intelligences that can affect the way we learn and behave.  The Theory of Multiple Intelligences can be credited to Howard Gardner in the 1980’s. He believed there are 9…

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It is long believed that every individual possesses and shares in common 24 character strengths that will provide the framework for our various thoughts, feelings, and behaviors we encounter daily.  Since our character makes us who we are, self-awareness of your character can help you better understand yourself. Likewise, sensing someone else’s character will allow…

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Self-regulation, as defined by Merriam-Webster, means control or supervision from within instead of by an external authority. In its essence, self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage you various emotions, actions, and thoughts that we encounter on a daily basis.  Self-regulation can help you avoid punishment and shame, while putting yourself in a position…

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You’ve probably heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is a disorder occurring in those that experience or witness a life-threatening event — such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, murder, rape, or combat in the line of duty. You probably haven’t heard of post-traumatic growth, leaving many to wonder if it’s possible.  Similar to…

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Spreading kindness has become a lost art in today’s society. I’m sure there’s been several moments today where life was just a bit too much to handle. It’s something we all experience, so we understand the feeling.  I think we can all agree that it’s the small things in life’s moments that make a difference.…

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If I were to ask you what you don’t like about your body, chances are you would have several answers in a matter of seconds. If I were to ask you where you do find value in your body, it will likely be tougher to find an answer — or as many answers.  It’s common…

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