How Education Changes Lives and Why You Should Seize Opportunities

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Educating yourself is incredibly important no matter your profession, where you live, or where you came from. Education is the great equalizer, and with proper access to education, anyone has the potential to change the world for the better. Even if you’re simply educating yourself by researching a hobby, or just reading a book for pleasure, education has a transformative power that can’t be matched.

Increased Earning Potential

One of the more concrete, tangible benefits of education is that it helps increase your overall earning potential throughout your life. People who have earned a degree consistently make more money over the course of their lives than those who only obtained their high school diplo… Read More

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Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

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Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.

Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise.

Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of our stage in life. Simplicity requires encouragement. To that end, I hope you will find motivation in these articles below.

Each post was intentionally chosen to inspire simplicity in your life. For maximum effect, find a quiet moment this weekend and enjoy them with a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

Make Your Needs Your Wants, and Your Needs Few | No Sidebar by Cheryl Smith. Is it possible to make a complete mental transition from being obsessed with what we want to being content with t… Read More

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How to Break up With Bad Habits for a Happier, Healthier Life

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It’s a mantra as old as the hills: life is about the journey, not the destination. If you’re always focused on the next step, the end goal, or what you currently define as “successful,” you’re likely to find yourself fighting, dragging, and pushing your way through today in order to get there. And, naturally, if today is an obstacle in the way of getting to tomorrow, you’re likely to find unhealthy ways to cope with your current struggles. In other words, you’re likely to form bad habits.

But the truth is, it really is possible to break free from the self-inflicted pressure of worrying about the future along with all of the bad habits that it brings along with it. From mental stress to biting yo… Read More

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10 Signs You’re Being True to Yourself

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“The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something that we know in our hearts is a lie.” ~Karen Moning

It’s painful and stressful to feel like you’re living a lie. Like you’re hiding how you really feel, saying what you think other people want to hear, and doing things you don’t actually want to do—just because you think you’re supposed to.

But sometimes we don’t recognize we’re doing this. We just know we feel off, or something feels wrong, and we’re not sure how to change it.

It makes sense that a lot of us struggle with being true to ourselves.

From a young age, we’re taught to be good, fall in line, and avoid making any waves—to lower our voices, do as we’re told, and quit our crying (or they’ll give us someth… Read More

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How to Discover the Limiting Beliefs that Create Self-Sabotage

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Imagine walking toward a beautiful, white sand beach. The sky is clear, the sun warm. A soft breeze caresses your skin.

You can hear the cheerful sounds of your friends enjoying themselves, having the time of their lives on this perfect day.

You are anticipating a long-needed, well-deserved break from the stresses of life!

Suddenly, a police officer appears.

“Do NOT go out on that beach,” his voice is quiet and ominous.

“Huh?” You cannot help but stop in your tracks, although you don’t see any evide… Read More

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3 Actions to Beat Your Biggest Distractions

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What’s your biggest distraction? Be honest! For us, there’s no question about it—our biggest distraction is ourselves. Too often, we find ourselves responding to text messages or jumping from one low-priority task to another instead of tackling more demanding work.

Well today, we’re going to show you how to beat distractions and make yourself more productive than ever!

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Spring with Emily Dickinson

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“Today is very beautiful — just as bright, just as blue, just as green and as white, and as crimson, as the cherry trees full in bloom, and the half opening peach blossoms, and the grass just waving, and sky and hill and cloud, can make it, if they try…”

Something strange blankets the city and the soul in the first days of spring. The weary, the rushed, even the dispossessed surrender to a certain nonspecific gladness. They smile at you, you smile at them — under the blessing rays of the vernal sun, we are somehow reminded of what we humans were always meant to be to each other and to this stunning, irreplaceable planet we share with innumerable other creatures. In attending to nature at its best and most buoyant, we suddenly attune to the best of our own nature. This, perhaps, is why the modern en… Read More

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5 Ways to Improve Your Professional Life

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Making a living is stressful. We get up early to prepare for the day. We worry about what needs to get done. We wonder if we’re up to the tasks we are set. We wonder if we have enough time in the day to get everything done. We push through the day completing tasks, checking off to-do lists, reporting to teammates on our work. When the day is done, we drag ourselves home to rest and prepare to do it all again tomorrow. This cycle of professional work life can be draining to the point of exhaustion. But there are ways to improve things and increase your ability to sustain the stress of professional life.

Get Educated

Should you find your work stress comes from being assigned tas… Read More

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