Personal Development 

The Trap of Happiness and Positivity

We have been inundated in recent years with the self-love movement and the positivity movement. We can seldom go on social media without reading a self-love directed quote or exhortation l, or running across a positivity quote from someone who is convinced that we only need to think positive in order to have a better life. Some of them almost sound inspiring – kind of feel good, happy-thought inspiring. Maybe you have seen quotes resembling them. Here are a few. “I am my first priority in my life. If not,…

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Why Liberal Youth are Becoming More Depressed

Depression in teens and young adults is growing among Liberals It’s becoming commonplace for young people who have chosen a politically liberal stance to become depressed because the outrage that is required to remain determined to remain liberal has a cost on the human psyche. It turns out that a worldview built on perpetual outrage isn’t healthy. America is experiencing a mental health crisis. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) backs up this growing reality of just how serious the problem…

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Personal Development 

Your Imagination is for Your Success

Nothing in your ability to dream or imagine should ever be discounted. Our imagination is unique to any other living organism on earth. We were created to procreate. Our imagination is part of this procreative ability. To imagine, to reason, to plan, and to implement our plans are part of our amazing uniqueness as mankind. No other living creature has this ability. When Robert Goddard – the father of rockets and rocket propulsion – began sharing his ideas about rockets, he was met with a great deal of criticism and…

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Personal Development 

Only a Year to Live

Anthony Burgess was forty when he learned he had a brain tumor that would kill him within a year. He had no money at the time and nothing to bequeath to his soon-to-be widow, Lynne. Burgess had never been a professional novelist in the past; but he was always aware that he had the talent to be a writer in him. So, just to be able to leave at least the copyrights to his wife, he put a piece of paper in the typewriter and began to write his first…

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Effective Communication Skills Positively Impact Lives

I sat captivated by a speaker who was sharing his story with the audience. He was not an articulate well-spoken man. Truth be told, he suffered from Cerebral Palsy. Have you ever said something to someone and they completely misunderstood what you said? Of course.  We all have. In a worse case scenario, it may have even ended a great relationship, or at least the potential of one. I know I have said things I wish I could have taken back. If we were to all be honest, we have…

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