The Thing About Expectations

Expectations that we have for ourselves and others can get tricky. This is because most of our disappointments, frustrations, and heartbreaks stem from some expectation not being met by someone or something. But aren’t expectations necessary to some extent, or should we abandon them completely?

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Book of the Month – November 2019

At the beginning of each month, we spotlight a staff-favorite book that meets our objective of thoughtfully sharing stories to help our audience experience their world in a smarter, healthier, and happier way.

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Stuff Explained Ep12: Accountability (Big Idea)

This week’s Big Idea episode is dedicated to Accountability. Aristidis explains why self accountability is so important to our own personal and professional lives, as well as how this will trickle up to communities, corporations, and governments. There are several steps to being accountable, which everyone can embrace and follow!

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You CAN Change

There seems to be a limitless amount of material available to help us change for the better.

Whether it is overcoming addiction and trauma, or learning new skills, there are books, podcasts, classes, blog posts (including from yours truly), and more on offer.

These options to learn and grow are all useless, however, if we do not first begin with the belief that we CAN change.

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Stuff Explained Ep06: Forgiveness (Big Idea)

In this installment of Big Ideas, we discuss the idea of forgiveness. The act of forgiving is a critical part of wellness and this episode explores steps you can take to begin implementing this tool. 

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Book of the Month – September 2019

At the beginning of each month, we spotlight a staff-favorite book that meets our objective of sharing thoughtful stories to help our audience experience their world in a smarter, healthier, and happier way.

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Get Back to Joy

As children, we have no issue getting ourselves involved into activities for the sheer joy of doing them. Whether it is playing in the mud, tag with friends or family, drawing, putting on plays for parents, play is an essential part of our childhood.

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Everything is Choice

Life can often become overwhelming. We feel as though so much is out of our control and that we are hapless victims of circumstance. We become unhappy and even miserable with the state of our work, relationships, and ourselves. It is like God, or the universe, or other people keep derailing us and throwing obstacles in our way. We then resign ourselves to the status quo while wishing all the while things could be different.

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Forgiving Yourself for the Pain You Caused

How to move on when you realize you were the cause of someone else’s pain and suffering.

Going through a breakup or heartbreak is an incredibly difficult and painful experience. You are left feeling betrayed, rejected, afraid, lonely, and lost. A future you had imagined is now dead. You are left without the person that, for better or worse, your life centered around for months, years, or even longer.

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Goodbyes

Saying goodbye might very well be the most difficult experience we humans go through in life. We say goodbye to life situations, places, things, to friends and loved ones, to our beloved.

Goodbyes come with transitions. You are moving from a state of being where what, or who, you are saying goodbye to was a regular part of. You are moving to a new state of being without that person, place, or thing.

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