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How to Crush Overthinking and Find Nirvan

How to Crush Overthinking and Find Nirvan

Clients tell me they don’t want to think. That time will come, I tell them; let’s not rush to get there. Or they tell me that they think too much. We’re told that we have around 6,000 thoughts a day, and some estimates go up to 100,000. And that’s everyone, regardless...

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Why Imperfect is Better than Perfect

Why Imperfect is Better than Perfect

I don’t think anyone would ever say that I’m perfect. Not even the people that love me most. Thank crap for that. Who wants to be perfect? There’s nowhere to go from that place except down, is there? So why do you seek perfection? Why do you seek perfection? Is it...

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Can Second Best be the Best for You?

Can Second Best be the Best for You?

Second-best gets a bad rap, doesn’t it? But could second-best be the best? Can you still be a winner if you’re second best? My parents didn’t push me to be a winner as I grew up. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not? Let’s face it; whatever they did, they’d be...

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Are You Bored?  Or Are You Boring?

Are You Bored? Or Are You Boring?

I’m bored. How many times have you heard that? Especially if you have young children? Do you ever find yourself struggling to find something to do? Maybe you’ve scrolled through all your social media feeds, watched all the shows you can stream and read every article...

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How to Turn Melodrama into Mellowdrama

How to Turn Melodrama into Mellowdrama

When I think of melodrama, old black and white films where every expression is exaggerated for the camera and women swooned all over the place come to mind. And I’ll bet that you’ve used the word as an insult? If you tell someone not to be so melodramatic, you clearly...

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Why You Don’t Have to Hide Your Vulnerability

Why You Don’t Have to Hide Your Vulnerability

What is it about feeling vulnerable? I’ve had many times when I’ve felt vulnerable and exposed. One of the times was sitting on the toilet in a Russian station because the toilet door was from chest height to calf. You feel very vulnerable trying to have a pee when...

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How to Stop Deceiving Yourself

How to Stop Deceiving Yourself

I’m sure you know the story of the Emperor’s new clothes. The Emperor was a vain ruler who loved clothes more than he loved Public office and so was easily tricked by two swindlers who told him that they would weave a set of clothes so rare that only the wise could...

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Why Expecting the Unexpected Can Make You Happy

Why Expecting the Unexpected Can Make You Happy

Well, that was unexpected, you might say. But was it? After all, the unexpected is the only thing you should expect. And even if something is expected, it can still take you by surprise. My mum’s death was expected as cancer ate her faster each day. And yet her death...

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