Archive for July 2017

7 Lessons From my Journey With Mindfulness

Growing up, I was a rule-following overachiever. I got good grades, played competitive sports, invested time in extra-curricular activities. My efforts were directed towards a clear goal: get accepted at a good college. It was always the overarching goal, because I thought life worked like this: Follow the rules and do what you’re told Go to a…

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What to do When You Feel Stuck in a Rut

There’s nothing worse than feeling stuck in a rut. Just the other day, I was in that dark place. Overwhelmed by big decisions. Feeling fears of failure. Worrying about the uncertainty of moving away from the place I’ve called home for 3 years. Some days, life can feel like an insane dream, where you don’t know where you’re going,…

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How to Cultivate Beginner’s Mind for a Fresh Perspective

I used to commute to downtown Chicago by train every day. At first, I enjoyed this new facet of life. The novelty of the experience made it fun and exciting. But that fresh feeling quickly washed away, turning my commute into a repetitive inconvenience. All this extra time spent getting from one place to another! I’ll admit, at the time, it felt…

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Limit Your Upside in Service of Wellbeing

In 2016, Seth Godin published a new book. But instead of trying to sell as many books as possible, Godin took an unconventional approach. “I only printed 5,500 copies of the book, and I’m not going to print any more,” Godin explained in an interview. “That’s all there is. By having that be all there…

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