Real talk

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We all know at least one of those people. The ones who say exactly what they’re thinking. They don’t hide their emotions, and seem to share every opinion. They are unapologetically who they are every moment of every day. As you think about a person like this in your life, you may find yourself of two minds about them. First, you think of the damage they sometimes do – the feelings they hurt (intentionally or not), the opportunities they may squash through lack of tact, the relationships they may lose over words and actions that are “direct” in nature.

Your second mind, though, probably leans a little differently. There’s something undeniably appealing about a person who holds nothing back. You know what you’re getting with them, and you know it’s the truth, whether you like the flavor it comes in on a particular day or not. You can’t help but…well…respect them for it. Read More


“No-Fail” Friday: But why?

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Prefer to listen to this weekend’s “No-Fail” mindfulness challenge? No problem! We’ve got you, right here:

You made it! Friday is here, and right along with it, your trusty “no-fail” mindfulness challenge for the weekend. This week was a little more about the “why” than the “how,” as we discussed the reasons it’s worth trying to fit mindfulness into an already jam-packed lifestyle. As it turns out, there’s plenty of evidence that practicing mindfulness helps with everything from creativity to decision-making to relationships. What’s not to love, right?

As with any effort, however, knowing why you’re doing it can be super helpful for keeping you at it when doing so seems especially tough. Read More


Enough already

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Been working on any goals lately? Applying, interviewing, training, learning, practicing…applying again. It’s a lot of striving, a lot of thinking about the future and working really hard in the present to make that future look a certain way. And you know what happens when you achieve a goal, right? Yasssss, elation! And then….the next thing. There’s always another goal. Just when you think you’ve crossed the finish line, it moves — or maybe it’s more like you realize there’s a whole other race to be run, and that’s where your focus goes. It’s relentless, yeah? This business of making an exceptional life happen is not for the easily exhausted. Surely there’s another way, though? You know there is…  Read More