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3 persistent lessons from 6 years of failure

A guestpost by Akshata

For six long years, I struggled to find a comfortable medium between the kind of work I wanted to do and the kind that wouldn’t keep me broke. The frustrating part was that what I thought I wanted to do kept changing quite frequently andinsistently [...]

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Happiness: it’s the holy grail we’re all working towards. What many of us forget, however, is that happiness isn’t waiting at the end of a lottery win, a pay rise, a new house or a shopping spree, it’s the result of all our decisions on a day-to-day level.

One of the most important realizations I experienced in my own exploration of happiness was that there are two kinds of events that contribute to this much sought-after feeling. The first type includes the big life-changing events that can provoke a lot of discomfort and upheaval in the short-term, but ultimately leave us in a better place than we were before [...]

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I am fortunate to have been entrusted to post the following essay–written by a good friend, Chad Davis–to the pages of Simpler Life Today. Chad is a student of life, a prolific writer and a thinker. This writing is a culmination of his observation and reflection. His desire is to point out the truths which are often left overlooked, due to the never ending array of mundane distractions of life [...]

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A guest post by Cheryl Magyar

A meaningful existence is more than just a dream, it is a profound way of life. It is achieved not by chasing rainbows, rather by walking slowly in the rain and waiting patiently for the sun to emerge from behind a cloud to gift you with a glimpse of a wondrous sight [...]

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What is the point of tragedies? Why must we endure them as humans? Is there a reason beyond the pain and suffering? Is there perhaps a deeper reason? Could it be to allow our souls to see things from a different perspective? To allow us to see things from a way we are just not accustomed to visiting during these busy times? Have we lost our way that we need these tragedies to welcome us back Home? Are we bringing these on ourselves for something bigger to be revealed within ourselves [...]

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Does the direction of your gaze really affect your mood? In the world filled with negativity, downward glances are all the norm. Look around and see which direction people are looking. You can tell alot about what mood they’re in [...]

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A guest post by Janny Chang

I spent 13 months in Zambia and had some of the happiest moments in my life – happiest because I was doing what I loved and made incredible friends while pursuing my dream. Plus, I’m a natural adventurer, excited to soak in the ecstasy of every new experience heightened by the thrill of being abroad.

While the highs were highs, the lows were also very low....

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Being really tired all the time may be caused by a variety of factors, both physical and psychological in nature. But once you rule out any physical and psychological conditions, (and I seriously advise seeking professional assistance with this), you may consider looking at your relationship with yourself. More specifically, examine how you relate to what you’re doing in your life right now [...]

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If you ever wondered how to reach your full potential in life, read on. Spoiler: reaching your potential works by aligning yourself with the purpose for which you were made. Let’s step back and take a look at the big picture. To understand your purpose, we need to address your spiritual evolution. What exactly does it mean? You and I, and everyone else are on a spiritual journey. And while this journey has a general purpose, it also holds individual meaning to each one of us [...]

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Having recently experienced the job market, I’ve come face to face with the dehumanization of the individual. The value of a person is no longer based on his or her qualities of character. Rather it is now analyzed and quantified by online testing tools [...]
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