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Why ‘Freedom’ Is An Illusion

We all want to feel free. Whether that’s roaming the globe, working as a digital nomad, having independence – or simply just choosing when we can have a yummy matcha latte and do some journaling in our local café, we all feel that longing not to be caged, and to be allowed to express ourselves to our infinite potential. Until very recently, I used to feel caged in a life I wasn’t feeling free in; and then, one day, I had a totally new experience of freedom, and where it really came from. You see, freedom is already within. I used to think that it was something to strive for; that I needed fixing because I felt broken at times...

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Psychologists Explain 10 Reasons to Never Suppress Your Feelings

For some reason in our society, showing how we feel is considered a weakness. Because of this, most people suppress how they feel daily, and this can lead to pretty nasty problems down the road. While society seems to glorify hiding your feelings, doing so will mean that you hold onto all the problems that weigh you down instead of releasing them and finding a solution. You have to take time to feel the emotions instead of burying them, because they will come out at some point. It’s much better to let your feelings out than allow them to fester and intensify. When you express how you feel, you give yourself a chance to find a solution to the problem and the emotions. You...

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7 Ways You’re Wasting Your Energy Every Day

Each day, you spend time and effort on positive endeavors, but you can also contribute energy to negative areas if you’re not careful. Giving up part of yourself to these unconstructive things can hinder you and prevent you from flourishing. The more you let a perspective, habit or person control your emotions, the more your energy source diminishes. However, you can avoid a fatigued existence and regain vitality by examining your life. Mindfully confront these areas of your life to take back your power. Check out these seven ways you’re wasting your energy every day. 1) Sharing control of your happiness Letting others dictate your state of mind based on their comments and actions steals your vitality. It’s easy to...

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5 Life-Transforming Habits You Need To Practice ASAP

Many people associate the term “habit” with things like addiction and negative behavior patterns. Habits are simply routines that are practiced regularly. They can be detrimental or beneficial. Below, I have 5 healthy habits that you will wish you started sooner! 1) Wake up with gratitude I had an old friend who would ask me every morning, “How are you feeling today?” I would often respond with something along the lines of, “I feel marvelous. Today is so fresh and sunny!” He would then ask, “What’s your secret? How do you wake up so happy?”. Well, there’s really no secret, just the result of a habit I choose to practice daily. When I wake up, sometimes even before I’m fully conscious, I start to...

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6 powerful lessons I learned from the darkest time in my life

The wilderness experience can be defined as any dark time that one may experience in their life; a time that may incur struggle or trouble. One may feel an array of emotions during this time such as stress, depression, fear, uncertainty, emptiness, anxiety, and sadness. Some of these emotions can arise from seemingly out of nowhere. This dark time can range anywhere from a few minutes to a few years. The wilderness experience is truly a blessing in disguise. It is a time for deep self-reflection and an opportunity to purge anything that is no longer serving you or taking you further on the path that you desire. Funny thing is I wasn’t even aware that I was in a...

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