The courage to be vulnerable

Most everyone dislikes the idea of being vulnerable because it makes them think people will perceive them as weak and inept. See how vulnerability can actually be one of the best ways to engender trust and build relationships.

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The power of heart

February is here. And everybody wants us to think about hearts and love. As with anything good, too much of it makes us either ignore it or hate it. But here is the thing. There is nothing more powerful in the world than the power of a heart full of love.

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Special Brain Recipe for a Merry Christmas

Do you smile or shudder when you think of the celebrations around Christmas and New Year? Many people fear office, family, or friend’s gatherings because of past unpleasant experiences. It’s as if they prime their brain for “feel bad” vibes. What if you tried something different this year? What if you decide to use your brain’s “feel good” power to add magic to the celebrations? Here’s a “brain recipe” for a Merry Christmas.

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No pain, no gain?

Sometime in the 1500s, an English poet named Robert Herrick used the phrase “no pain, no gain” in his writings. He was conveying the idea that if you don’t work really hard at something, you won’t benefit from it. A good, noble phrase from a well-respected poet of his day.

But does it still apply today? Some times we are so use of thinking one way that we forget to challenge what we “know,” and miss what is right in front of our eyes. . .

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