3 Reasons Why You Need To Increase Self-Awareness

You hear the term “awareness” being thrown around a lot. I’ve even used it in my posts a few times. I have a pretty good idea of what self-awareness is, but have never really looked into exactly why it’s so important. Because of that, I thought I’d create a little awareness around self-awareness.

The more you know who you are and what you want, the less things upset you

Before we dive into why self-awareness is so important, let’s

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The 3 A’s Of Awesome

Over 2 million people have watched this TED talk about appreciating the little things in life. After experiencing major heartbreak and loss, Neil was having a hard time focusing on anything good. He needed a way to focus on the positive so he decided to start a blog, 1,000 Awesome Things.

This blog is all about focusing on the simple universal pleasures that we don’t talk (more…)

What Is The Secret To Happiness?

Hailey Bartholomew asked this question during a time when she was quite depressed. Hailey knew in her head how she should feel. She had a lot of great things in her life. But she couldn’t feel them. She couldn’t feel anything. (more…)

How Many Of You Knew He Was Going To Die?

You know what I’m talking about. You’re watching a movie, TV show or reading a book where there have been a lot of struggles with a character and then it finally gets to a point in the story where everything is going great. Actually, it’s better than great. Dreams have come true and life is more beautiful than you can imagine.

That’s when you know that character is going to DIE. This just happened on Grey’s Anatomy. I’m not a fan of the show, but have caught a couple of episodes this year because it leads into my guilty pleasure, Scandal.

Derek and Meredith, Grey's Anatomy

A couple of weeks ago two main characters, Derek and Meredith, had finally recommitted to their relationship which apparently had been rocky. As I was watching that episode I just

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Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Vulnerability Is Not Weakness

Brown believes vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage. The ability to be vulnerable, to put ourselves out there, and to show our true selves is the foundation of courage. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, innovation and change. To create is to make something that has never existed before—there is nothing more vulnerable than that.”