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Self-Compassion

You Are Enough Right Now: Freedom and Self-Improvement

There is lots about the self-improvement industry that can make you feel like you aren’t enough. In order to actualize, you need this particular diet; that workout plan; this social media behavior; that mediation practice. While it may be true that those kinds of things can help you actualize, they probably won’t work if you feel like you need to, if…

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The Two Keys to Forming Habits—and Making Them Stick

Over the past decade or so, there’s been a steady stream of science about your habits. Much of this has been detailed in bestselling books like The Power of Habit and Atomic Habits. The gist is that human behavior follows a predictable cycle: Trigger → behavior → reward. A simple example is exercise. The trigger could be your…

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Struggling to be Content

I often imagine that people exist on a metaphorical barbell⁠. On one side is drive and passion and on the other side is ease and contentment⁠. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is whether or not it’s problematic to tilt too strongly to one side. Personally, I’ve gotten better at contentment. And yet I’m embarrassed to admit it’s still…

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