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If You Think Minimalism Is Only About Having Fewer Stuff, You Don't Really Understand It

Becoming a minimalist has captivated a new generation of people looking to pare down their lifestyles. It’s been all over the news lately, including in The New Yorker , where the #vanlife has taken over the site.[1] For me, #minimalism is not #about #having #fewer things—as a traveler and full-time digital nomad, it’s a necessity and a philosophy. What really is Minimalism? Minimalism is #really the idea of having the chance to pursue happiness. Much of the philosophy is finding what makes you content as a human being and following…

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The Harsh Truths About Accepting the Unacceptable

Why is it that people have significantly different outcomes with similar experiences? Have you noticed some people can experience trauma, yet thrive, while others spiral into darkness? I have personally lived through this darkness. As a young child in foster care, I felt trapped and alone. Imagine you are trapped in a tank of deep water. You tread water for a long time. You start getting tired. You aren’t sure how much longer you’ll be able to keep your head above water. You try to stay afloat, try to conserve…

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It's About Give and Take: How Codependency Hurts Us Like Other Addictions Do

Does any of these situations sound familiar to you? Your boyfriend smokes cigarettes, so you want to help him quit. You know he couldn’t possibly do it without you. You’re the only person who understands him enough to help him become a better person. You let him know all the time that you can help fix him, that without you, he’d fail. Your girlfriend hasn’t called you yet to let you know she made it to work okay. Maybe she’s not really going to work, you think. You two did…

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How to Tell a Gripping Story on Your About Page

Your #About #page. It’s one of those requisite elements of your website that’s easy to overlook. But really, is it even that big of a deal? How many visitors will actually take the time to check out your About page? Well, here’s an interesting statistic. According to a study from KoMarketing, “52% of your visitors want to see an About page.” Without one, you’re instantly creating some distance between your company and over half of your visitors. That’s why an About page is more important than you may think. And…

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If You Think Unconditional Love Is Impossible, You Might Not Know About What It Is

#Unconditional #love is a gruesome, painful and sacrificial way to care for another human being. It isn’t butterfly kisses, a steamy night of passion or the joy a son brings to his mother’s heart. It is so much deeper than that. It is endless. It is profound. It’s powerful. But is it possible? Science[1] says it is. Mario Beauregard, professor at Montreal University’s Centre for Research into Neurophysiology and Cognition, conducted a study and found that not only do all humans have the capacity to show unconditional love but, more…

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Characteristics Of A Psychopath And The Common Myths About Them

Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, Dexter Morgan in Dexter, Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. They are all psychopaths. Psychopaths are usually depicted as serial killers or villains in the entertainment industry. They are antisocial yet powerful, often display threats and put others at peril. How much of this impression is true under the definition of a #psychopath? Here are six characteristics of a psychopath: Lack of empathy: Psychopaths are callous and coldhearted. They lack the ability to understand and identify other’s emotions. Egocentric: They are extremely selfish. They…

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How To Let Go Of Anger When You Just Can't Stop Thinking About It

I was falling asleep and suddenly… “BANG BANG BANG”… Loud noise from neighbourhood…it was 2 am! It has been a tough day and I just wanted to sleep well! Why do you have to disturb me? Tell me why… Filled with anger, I found it even harder to fall asleep… And I know sometimes anger just makes the situation worse, as there are a lot of consequences… Anger is associated with type 2 diabetes According to an article in the Journal of Medicine and Life in 2010, anger can have…

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