My June Review

We’re moving into July, which means it’s time to tick the halfway mark on this wild rollercoaster of a year, right? Want to know a secret? I’ve been sending periodic reminders here and there to check in on your annual plan or goals if you set them at the beginning of the year. The secret is …

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How do you get over the fear of starting a business?

Suppose you’re thinking about quitting your job and starting your own business. You have an idea, but your fear keeps holding you back. You start thinking of worst-case scenarios, like “what if I get no clients?” or “what if people don’t think I’m smart enough to help them?” There are plenty of fears entrepreneurs face. …

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The Opposite of Hustle

After last week’s email about the meditation that cleared my back pain, I’m happy to report that I’ve continued to be pain-free this week, and not only that, I’m finally starting to feel my energy come back online. I mean, I’m not about to start jumping through hoops like Neil Patrick Harris in this Tony …

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The difference between passive and assertive

Continuing through the Assertiveness chapter in How to Be an Adult (feel free to download and follow along!) I found the description of Passivity alongside the Basic Rights of the Assertive Person to be really helpful in analyzing my own behavior. A few examples: “Passivity is refusing to express feelings, act, or decide because of …

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Book Club: How to Be an Adult

The other day I was hanging out at a friend’s place and noticed a book on the coffee table. It bore the ridiculous title “How to Be an Adult” in big letters, but I noticed the subtitle, “A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration.” Without the subtitle, I would have ignored the book. It sounds …

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Find your personal power

I follow a writer on Facebook who publicly posts such beautiful things: “At some point we may need to betray the mediocre social world, to show the mediocre world the power that we have hidden, to unfurl our golden wings. True power is not based on force and control but on solidarity, fierce intention, tenderness …

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How to Fix the World

Meditation and self care are extremely personal and counterculture. In this society that wants us to bury our emotions and buy quick fixes, I can’t think of anything more rebellious and powerful.  (TL;DR) Serious question for you. What comes to mind when you hear things like “self-care,” or “meditation,” or “mindfulness?” Is it something real, or something cheesy? …

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True Talk with Cyndi Lauper

Source: Cyndi Lauper is Having Fun Singing Country – AARP There are two kinds of people in the world: those who sit at the table and those who sit at the bar. We table sitters value comfort, privacy, predictability. Bar sitters happily sacrifice those things for the chance encounters, the unpredictability, the fun. Can you …

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