Why You Should Be A Life-Long Learner

“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.”  ~Martin H. Fischer

When I graduated from college, I remember feeling elated that I was done with school and could now go begin living my life.

No more all-nighters studying for exams. No more boring professors droning on about mindless topics. I was finished learning and on my way to freedom and adventure.

When you are 21, school feels like a means to an end. You graduate from high school, go on to college, and maybe pursue an advanced degree — all with the plan of preparing yourself for a career.

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36 Ways To Be Irresistibly Attractive

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“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action.” ~Deepak Chopra

Here's the bottom line: we want people to like us and be attracted to us.

Even when we say we don't care what people think, we really do.

We desire to be loved, respected, and viewed in a positive light.

Our human interactions are vital to our sense of well-being, self-esteem, and happiness.

When we discover that someone doesn't like us or rejects us in some way, our emotions can run the gamut from defensive indignation to deep pain and profound sadness.

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In The Face Of Holiday Chaos, Take A Stand For Simplicity

Next week it begins. The wild ride on the runaway locomotive known as the holiday season.

After Halloween, there is a brief lull when we can breathe and just live. In these few weeks, I have enjoyed watching the leaves change color, fall off the trees, and blow around in the air like free spirits.

I have enjoyed the quietude of cooler temperatures and shorter days.

But come next Thursday, “let the wild rumpus begin!” — as Maurice Sendak writes.

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15 Tiny Actions to Strip Yourself Bare and Reveal Your Passion

In a recent survey, I asked my readers what they most worried about so that I could address those topics on Live Bold and Bloom.

There were lots of different answers phrased in a variety of ways. But most of the worries boiled down to this: “I don't feel passionate about anything.

How do I find my passion?”

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Kickstart An Active Lifestyle: Expert Answers On How To Get Moving

Isn't it strange the way we know something is really good for us, but we avoid it, even to the point of hurting ourselves?

For intelligent humans who can get a man to the moon and build empires, we can sure be obstinate and blind about taking care of our bodies, often at the risk of our health and longevity. It seems counter-intuitive, but many people live very sedentary lifestyles.

How about you? Are you having trouble kick-starting an active lifestyle?

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Just A Bad Mood Or Are You Coming Unglued?


“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus

About ten years ago, I stopped sleeping. It started on a vacation. The first night in this lovely beach rental, I couldn't fall asleep and stayed wide awake all night.

Of course I was a mess the next day, and the following night I was panicky that I wouldn't be able to fall asleep again.

This was the start of a spiral of insomnia, that led to anxiety about not sleeping, that led to total exhaustion, that led to strange physical symptoms, that caused more anxiety and worry.

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A Life Cleanse: Purge Yourself of a Toxic Mindset

“Cleanse your emotions, passions, impulses, attitudes, and reactions. That is the essence of spiritual discipline as laid down in all faiths.” ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on my friend Katie Tallo's blog, Momentum Gathering. Katie has just launched The 7-Week Life Cleanse, her beautiful new eBook. Click here to view more details

When you read the word “cleanse,” what comes to mind first? If we were playing a word association game, would the word “colon” pop right up? It does for me, but maybe I'm full of it.

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