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How to overcome herd mentality and not be sheeple

In order to stay sane our brains creates the illusion that all our thoughts are completely rational and independent. But, no matter how independent-minded you think you are, it is easier – and unknowingly more seductive – to follow a widely-accepted dogma, than create your own.

The Book

The Book An exciting journey through history, socio-economic discourse and philosophical discussion. This book will guide you, using a holistic approach, to finding true happiness. It has the potential to […]

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Things to be Grateful For

It’s become a well-accepted concept that practicing gratitude, whether it’s internalized or externalized, can have a number of positive psychological effects. Multiple studies found that people who express gratitude experience overall better well-being and higher levels of positivity whether they started out with mental health issues or not.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Message

Happy Valentine’s day! The 14th of February is that special time of the year when we celebrate love and romance, a day when restaurants are booked up and chocolate sales go through the roof! To understand why it is celebrated it is helpful to understand it’s history, how the traditions of Valentine’s Day started, and the importance of love.

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The Art of Being Still

Stillness means to be steady while the world spins around you. Socrates tells us that philosophy begins with wonder, and wonder is rooted in stillness. Other philosophers from various schools of thought have come to a similar conclusion, namely that the ultimate destination in our life journey is to master the stillness that is required to become master of our own life.

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Life’s Better in a Bikini

“Life’s better in a bikini.” Why do women wear bikinis? “Bikinis, as being comforting and empowering, they are just so darn comfortable and practical – at the beach or for […]

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8 Types of Love – Which One Are You?

Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions that people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love has been called “one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology.”

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Experience teaches only the teachable

The most overrated skill is to never make a mistake. The most underrated skill is to never repeat one. We all make mistakes and we should learn from them, but when people say they learn from their mistakes it’s sometimes said as if it’s an immutable law, like gravity or thermodynamics.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself
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They always say time changes things

Thinking that time will change something, to cling to it and get lost in its torments; time just passes and doesn’t change anything. The only thing that changes is the hour, the date and the year. It is up to each one of us to change and to want to change, to grab the bull by the horns and move forward and arm ourselves with experience and change what was wrong and move in the direction that leads us to success, or failure.

There's a difference between giving up and knowing when you've had enough
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Quote of the day, Giving Up

Giving up means you that you have lost hope and trust in yourself. Giving up lowers your self-confidence which is a really bad quality. But knowing when you’ve had enough is understanding that the current situation is not what you want, or not heading in a direction that you want to go.

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The Art of Letting Go

On the Himalayan mountains was founded a great monastery were students were put to the most rigid tests to cast off all attachments and achieve enlightenment. Two monks of noble repute were summoned by the abbot to take a sealed letter to another leading monastery and submit it to the head abbot. Such journey was to last three days on foot …

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Quotes That Can Change Your Life

A good quote can change the way you see your life, can give you boost when you need it, can act like a friend when you need one or just make you laugh. Famous people’s wise words have traveled through history some have forever been engraved in our collective memory. Here are some quotes to help change your life.

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Jewel Kilcher, A Hidden Treasure

Jewel Kilcher, the American singer-songwriter, went from rock-bottom to rock-star. Her music career started with gigs in biker bars and clubs but progressed to performances at the White House and even the Vatican. Singing is not Jewel’s only talent she found the time, in between albums, to become a bestselling author, an actor, and a philanthropist.

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The Art of Living in Uncertain Times

The world has gone scary and crazy, there is an invisible threat, bearing the name COVID-19, that is lurking everywhere waiting for its next target. People are feeling worried, anxious, scared, and helpless. Human beings are fragile animals, but we are also resilient rational beings with foresight, discernment and the ability to survive, and even thrive, when the going gets tough.

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The Art of Acceptance

Our Quest for happiness is perhaps instinctual, deriving from our earliest experiences for pleasure and gratification. Anyone who’s familiar with babies will be familiar with the sense of upset or anger when a pleasurable state is interrupted, yet even as adults we rarely come to terms with the fact that good and bad are opposite sides of the same coin.

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Things to be Grateful For

It’s become a well-accepted concept that practicing gratitude, whether it’s internalized or externalized, can have a number of positive psychological effects. Multiple studies found that people who express gratitude experience overall better well-being and higher levels of positivity whether they started out with mental health issues or not.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Message

Happy Valentine’s day! The 14th of February is that special time of the year when we celebrate love and romance, a day when restaurants are booked up and chocolate sales go through the roof! To understand why it is celebrated it is helpful to understand it’s history, how the traditions of Valentine’s Day started, and the importance of love.

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The Art of Being Still

Stillness means to be steady while the world spins around you. Socrates tells us that philosophy begins with wonder, and wonder is rooted in stillness. Other philosophers from various schools of thought have come to a similar conclusion, namely that the ultimate destination in our life journey is to master the stillness that is required to become master of our own life.