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Trying to Be Good Enough

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Trying to Be Good Enough

How this habit undermines your effort to feel better about yourself I used to let others make me feel bad about myself. Family, partners, and even friends. It took me a very long time to even realize I was allowing my sense of self-worth to fluctuate based on how others treated me. Now that I’m in my 40’s, I’ve finally learned the most important lesson of my life: That I don’t need to please others to be good enough. I don’t have to cake on makeup, or have chiseled muscles or get another college degree or make a certain amount...

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Feeling Down?

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Feeling Down?

There are some simple ways you can shift the doldrums… On a day when you’re feeling down, what are some ways you can raise your mood, vibration, and outlook? 1. Go outside! The fresh air, sunlight or moonlight, and change of scenery is a pick-me-up for your brain. Clear out stagnant thoughts by surrounding yourself with scenery that inspires awe. Beauty is bigger than the crippling emotions you feel stuck in and can help pull you out of those thoughts, reminding you that there are bigger and more beautiful things that exist. 2. Move your body. Movement brings fresh blood flow to...

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The Center of Your Life Begins With You

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The Center of Your Life Begins With You

The center of your life begins with you. You. Through time. Through ups and downs. Through loss. Through strength Through confusion. Through health and sickness. Through self-hatred and self-love. No one else knows what you go through on a daily basis. Be your best friend. Be your hero. Be who you want to be. Radical self-love outlasts all of the changes I listed above. If it goes away, it always comes back. Even if you have to listen hard to hear it. You practice it through tears and laughter. You look for it when you can’t find anything else. It’s...

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Being Active Is Not About Fitness

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Being Active Is Not About Fitness

It’s an opportunity to get to know yourself. “Fitness” is a trigger word for a lot of people. Hidden within its depths is a feeling of pressure. A feeling of “not good enough”. And sometimes a feeling of “I have to do this because so many people say it’s normal to be fit.” But what if being active is not really about being fit? What if being active is simply an opportunity to be more connected to yourself? When I joined a CrossFit gym many years ago, I joined because I wanted to look better. I did it because I...

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How to Govern Your Life by Governing Your Thoughts

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How to Govern Your Life by Governing Your Thoughts

YOU are in control…you just don’t know it yet. This is one of the best views on the planet: Looking up, surrounded by trees. It helps to remember sometimes that the world is bigger than your ideals. That even at the end of the day, all of your struggles, wins, hopes and failures are all fodder for the soil you stand on. All of your thoughts are so small, they can blow away in the wind…however, whether you know it or not, you let them rule your life. We all do. What is your world like…your internal world? Is it...

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