Not All Who Wander Are Really Lost

We often fly through our lives without stopping to appreciate them. It’s important to reflect on the decisions that have brought us to where we are today. Wild (2014) follows the true story of a woman who hiked 1,100 miles to rediscover herself and recover from a decade of personal tragedies. Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) is pushed to reckless and self-destructive behavior after the loss of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage. With no hiking experience, she embarks on…

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Find Out What You're Really Made Of And Unleash Your Potential

Whether it be at school, work or even in your personal life, I’m sure we would have all gone through a particular phase or instance where we had to evaluate what our strengths and weaknesses are. This might be when we were deciding what career path to pursue, what subjects to take, whether or not we were up to heading a particular project at work, or even deciding on shared preferences between our partner. It is only natural that we strive to excel, and be aware of our strengths so…

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The Only Music That Really Eases Stress and Pain

#Stress is absolutely everywhere. Even when you feel like you’re thriving in one or more areas of your life, there’s always going to be stress somewhere else. One way that people choose to reduce stress is by listening to #music, specifically, putting their very favorite tunes on repeat. Listening to the favorite hits does make people feel better. But research has found that your favorite music may not be the best choice to ease stress and #pain. Listening, Fast and Slow Even if faster tunes makes you feel better or…

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What You Really Need to Feel Secure in a Relationship

People who are insecure in their relationships do irrational things all the time. Texting their partner a million times in a row. Or calling to check in constantly. Maybe they try to keep track of their partner’s whereabouts, even checking their email or Facebook messages when possible. Maybe you’ve experienced this, either as the insecure one, or the person dating the insecure one. Or maybe you’ve even been both, in different relationships. Even if these aren’t the signs of a the healthiest relationships, these behaviors are common to make people #feel more…

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From an Engineer to an Author, I Find These Writing Tips Really Helpful

#Writing well is one of those things that’s seen to be hard to do or only a skill possessed by people with a natural talent. Trying to convey stories and thoughts in a constructive and flowing manner can leave many people feeling frustration and lack of real ability. But I’m here to tell you that, as a fan of life hacks, I believe anyone can become a great writer with the right knowledge. Making the transition #from #engineer to writer over the past 10 years, I’ve come across many of…

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I've Regulated My Posture, Exercised, and Stretched, Here's What Really Works for Lower Back Pain

Eight out of ten adults experience #lower #back #pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my participation award. I know how it feels like to step out of bed and barely being able to put on your socks. Having lower back pain sucks. But 9 out of 10 patients that suffer from lower back pain don’t even know the primary cause of it. Back Pain? Blame Our Evolution Once upon a time in our fairly recent past, our ancestors…

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You Never Really Lose a Friend, You Only Cut Meaningless Connections

Do you ever sit back and think about your old high school friends or that kid you used to play with next door? Maybe you remember how much fun you had together and wonder what became of their lives or why you lost touch with each other. Losing a friend is difficult. But are you sure it’s a loss? Feeling nostalgic for an old friendship often makes us feel like we’ve lost an important part of our lives. Even the thought of losing contact with somebody we know makes us…

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