On Sacrifice

Neuroscientists divide our individual conception of self into two categories: ‘I’, which refers to our present awareness of self in the moment, and ‘me’, which refers to our conception as a past and future self. Most of us are lost in our heads, thinking about the past–past hurts, for example; or, we’re thinking about our […]

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Do This For Renewal and Recharging

We inevitably fall back on old habits and routines during our journey towards self- betterment, and when this happens it’s easy to feel discouraged, like a failure, and out of control. When we feel like we cannot stop the chaotic whirlwind of our lives, we tend to dismiss our own self-agency. This is especially true […]

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Information Overload

Having more information at your fingertips isn’t always good. Your brain struggles to piece together a cohesive narrative, and inevitably you will come across contradictory views and accounts. We usually end up defaulting our opinions to some ideological spokesperson as a result, and this is the exact opposite of what we consumed the information for […]

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My Top Ten Favorite Books Read In 2018

Recently, one of my Instagram followers requested that I make a reading list and post it online; and so, with excitement, I gathered up some of the life-changing books that I’ve read in 2018. I read widely in both fiction and non-fiction, but in an effort to match the recent themes of my blog articles, […]

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It’s All About Focus

Our ability to focus, to concentrate on one task or bit of information for any length of time, is one of the heaviest casualties of the digital age. According to a study performed by Microsoft Corp., a goldfish now has the ability to concentrate for a longer period of time (nine seconds) than a human […]

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