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With Liberty and Justice for All. – Personal Development Article

Like so many, I’m heartbroken and outraged by the recent killing of George Floyd in Minnesota while in the custody of police officers, the most recent example in a long history of racial injustice, attacks, and accusations—such as Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky—and the pain and fear that’s being felt across the country. I often experience my “America feeling”—say, when I vote or when I look at the Statue of Liberty—and right now my America feeling…

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Mental Health – Prevention is Better than Cure – Positivity Article

‘Prevention is better than cure’ so the old adage goes…and it was never truer than with mental health. Fortunately, there are actions that we can take in order to keep ourselves psychologically well and resilient. It concerns me that the focus for some organisations is on providing Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA’s) rather than ‘Wellbeing Advocates’ Mental Health First Aid is about responding to someone exhibiting signs of distress or changed behaviours. It is, by its very nature, the equivalent…

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What to Do When You’re Scared Out of Your Mind – Self Improvement Article

When you think about going after your dreams, following your passion, and doing something you love, does it scare you?If you’re anything like me, it scares you, a lot.This is partly because we’re afraid of showing the world what we truly care about.It makes us vulnerable.Plus, going after what makes you come alive brings up your inner demons.In order to make progress, you have to be willing to walk through the darkness.But all is not as it seems, as you’ll soon…

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How to Leverage the L.E.A.P. Principle for Big Results – Personal Development Article

The turn of the year is always a good time to evaluate what’s working in our lives, what’s not, and make any changes that will start us down a better path. As we pause and reflect on where we’ve been and where we want to go, we normally have a sense of what to do. But that sense comes with a risk. Even if it only represents an inkling of clarity about what to do, it’s imperative that you act…

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Responding To Tragedies: More Than Thoughts and Prayers – Spiritual Article

When tragedy occurs we naturally want to reach out with words of comfort. We have to do better than “thoughts and prayers.” We’ve been pelted with tragedies — some human created and others of nature — and many of us are reflecting and praying. Texas mass shootings, multiple other mass shootings, Hurricane Dorian, many other hurricanes that left swaths of populated areas devastated, and the deadly California dive-boat fire are just a few of the tragedies we have grieved over…

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How to Live a Happy Life – Self Improvement Article

We all want to discover how to live a happy life. I’ve been in pursuit of a happy life for as long as I can remember.I’ve always wondered what it takes to be happy. As I pursued money, relationships, and success, I realized that happiness doesn’t come from the outside; it comes from within.I also realized that I don’t necessarily need to do anything to be happy.The funny thing is that when I saw this, I became more likely to…

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How To Move Forward When You Feel Stuck

On my preschool report card, I got a check mark saying that I needed to work on cutting along the lines. To the teacher, I was going too fast and didn’t have the patience to carefully maneuver the scissors. Fast-forward to middle school, where I had to stay after school to finish my sewing project. Why? Because I couldn’t match up the moving needle to the pattern. From the instructor’s view, I was another student in line attempting to make…

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