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Ways to Boost Your Energy This Spring

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Spring is finally here, and with it comes a renewed sense of energy and motivation. After months of cold weather and shorter days, it’s time to shake off the winter blues and embrace the vibrant energy of the season. If you’re feeling a bit sluggish and in need of a pick-me-up, you’re not alone. Luckily, […]

Fix Your Focus

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“Focus” is a topic that gets a lot of attention in discussions about personal development, and rightfully so. The ability to focus is essential to learning and growth, because it ensures that you aren’t distracted during key parts of the learning process. Without concentration, mistakes, failures, and miscommunication are bound to occur. To avoid increasing […]

Change Is Hard (and Necessary!)

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“Change is the only constant.” True. But no matter how often we’re told that change is normal, it doesn’t always mean it’s easy. We’re humans, after all … humans who are creatures of habit. We get cozy in the comfort of our routines, and when one thing shifts out of place, it often feels like […]

Filling Your Life with Healthy Competition

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Competition is a part of life. Some people are born into households with a competitive spirit, and some will go on to make careers out of competition. In fact, one could argue that just about every professional, in any field, will experience competition regularly. Whether you play a sport, attempt a degree in medicine or […]

Root for Yourself | Positive Self-Talk Matters

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From a young age, we’re taught to be kind to others, but are we showing that same level of kindness to ourselves? Let’s take a second to talk about your internal dialogue. Are you building yourself up, or are you constantly picking out the things you don’t like? For most of us, the negative self-talk […]

Success and YOU

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Whether you’ve grown up in the last decade, or the last five, there’s a common theme. Success is very rarely defined as internal—at least, what’s promoted on television or social media isn’t usually internally focused. We spend our days coveting the “success” of others, working toward what we think it means (money, fame, and power […]

Finding Security in Uncertainty

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As people, we all want a certain level of control in our lives. Some people are okay with relinquishing control occasionally, and others feel the need to be in control of everything. When we are faced with uncertainty, it’s common to feel nervous, worried, stressed, and even scared. It’s not easy walking into the unknown, […]

Lowering Stress Levels and Increasing Overall Health

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While some stress can be good—the excitement of a new job or the possibility of a new baby—many stressors take a toll on our mental and physical health. Stress is defined as the body’s response to a challenge or demand. To reduce the toll stress takes on our minds and bodies, we’ve outlined some steps […]

Be Yourself: Overcoming Social Comparison

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Social comparison. We’ve all dealt with it. As humans, we’re wired to want to see how we stack up against one another, and comparing ourselves is the natural way we do it. In fact, studies show that as much as 10% of our thoughts involve comparisons of some kind. The result? We spend our time […]

The Benefits of Embracing Change

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We are creatures of habit. We like to sleep on the same side of the bed, eat the same breakfast, and have a generally consistent day-to-day routine. However, it’s often in moments of discomfort or breaks in the norm that we’re encouraged to learn and grow. What initially feels like a moment of awkward vulnerability […]