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Think it’s time to start breaking down some thought paradigms?

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personal authority
breaking down hierarchies

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The Myth of the Linear Path
I’m writing this fresh off a trip to Boston, where I visited my youngest daughter. She is a senior year at Boston University, pursuing astrophysics and mechanical engineering (tell me about it). She is currently in the process of applying to grad schools, and has sadly so far amassed three rejections. The mother in me,…
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What Ayurveda Can Teach Us About Our Emotions

  Image by Gloria Williams from Pixabay Most of us have difficulty accepting our emotions, especially the uncomfortable or embarrassing ones like anger or envy. Our reaction to feeling these emotions rise up is often to bury them, reject them,...
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Why Are We Still Romanticizing Normal?

The trouble with normal You hear it too, right? The sweet, sweet sound of normal calling us? Or, if you don’t hear it, can you feel it? The pull to shore up the societal guardrails, hide the mess, and pretend...
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Sometimes You Have to Ditch Your Vision to Discover Your Calling

Photo by Hanna Postova on Unsplash A Blinding Vision You manifested your vision, and now you’re living your deepest calling. Or, at least, that’s what you tell yourself. But you don’t sleep well. Your body feels...
How My Body Forced Me to Reevaluate my Life and Claim My Deepest Authenticity

How My Body Forced Me to Reevaluate my Life and Claim My Deepest Authenticity

  Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay A Burning Constitution I came into this world with an abundance of fire energy. In Ayurvedic philosophy, I am a Pitta dosha — constitutionally made up of more fire than water, earth, or air. Like...
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Death, Taxes, and the Near Certainty of American Obstinance

Image by kalhh from Pixabay I don't know about you, but I'm dizzy. A new COVID variant, B.1.1.529, or Omicron, has been discovered in South Africa, and has already begun its international tour of vulnerable human bodies. If, for some...
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You Can be a Pessimist and Still Live a Healthy, Happy Life

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Defensive Pessimism I often consider myself a reasonably positive person—that is, until I meet someone who is really a positive person. I’m referring to the kind of person who is forever pointing out silver linings. The...
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Feed Your Curiosity’s Appetite

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay What is the point? Asks my ego. Yeah, but what are you going to use it for? Asks the culture. Isn’t learning that now a waste of time? Ask many a well-meaning observer of...

Grown-Ass Adults Who Don’t Seek Personal Growth Hurt More Than Themselves

  Image by Barbara Iandolo from Pixabay Did you hear that a woman was raped on a SEPTA train in Pennsylvania, and nobody stepped in to help? A man ripped her clothes off in full view of the other passengers and proceeded to assault her....
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Midlife is Only a Crisis If You Make It One

Photo by Raúl Nájera on Unsplash The midlife crisis The other day, I got curious about who coined the term “mid-life crisis.” Mainly, I was curious about the need for such a strong word like “crisis.” I was betting myself...

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