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    Personal Development

    15 Growth Mindset Quotes That Will Change Your View of Failure

    Have you ever wondered why some people seem to handle life’s challenges and failures with grace and perseverance while others find themselves devastated by even the smallest of setbacks? And more importantly, what sets these two types of people apart? I have two words for you: growth mindset. What is a growth mindset? And how do I get one? The…

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    How to Identify Your Personal Core Values

    Core values are the fundamental beliefs that serve as the guiding principles in our daily lives. Our personal core values help us distinguish between right and wrong, and they influence every decision we make. If you’ve had extensive training in the fields of psychology or sociology, you might already be familiar with the intricacies of how we come to define…

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    3 Best Personality Tests to Help You Find Yourself

    Almost daily, I find myself asking some version of the question, “What does it mean to be human?” And more specifically, “How do our unique personalities influence our ability to form sustainable relationships and develop healthy thought patterns?” According to philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich, “The character of human life, like the character of the human condition, like the character…

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    Facing Your Fears: Practical Steps for Avoiding Self-Destruction

    Fear can be defined as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” I don’t know about you, but fear has been no stranger in my life. Even on the brightest of days, fear comes knocking with a subtle, yet unmistakable, reminder that our joy is only temporary…

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    Seven TED Talks About What Makes You Happy

    Something about a good TED talk makes my learning-loving, educator heart do a happy dance. What I find most fascinating about them is that the disciplinary and cultural experts who deliver these talks are able to take topics that have been discussed thousands of times across numerous decades and present them in a way that is not only powerful and…

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    Why Self-Awareness is a Prerequisite for Self-Love

    “Self-love” and “self-care” are quite popular terms in today’s culture. Everywhere we turn, there is an action-filled list of ways we should treat ourselves. Especially as women, we are encouraged to make time to enjoy temporary indulgences as a means to restore our sanity and give us the fresh perspective we need to keep on keeping on. And while I…