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Acquiring Vs. Manifesting Happiness

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The more happiness remains an abstract ideal the more challenging it becomes to manifest. The language used around this word automatically plagues a person’s success. Happiness is not something we find, grab, capture, receive or are given. Marketing programs teach us that some external thing will be the provider of …

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The Power of Steps

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Steps are symbolic of journey points. They ascend or descend, or can zigzag depending on the design. Steps represent motion, movement in some direction. Steps are ever-present; they represent the “what’s been here all along” we may not recognize if dominated by emotional excesses. Steps request action from us. We …

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Cover Letter Philosophy

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You might be thinking: a philosophy about a cover letter? What’s the importance of that? It’s important to understand there’s a philosophy to each document or activity involved in career development. These philosophies deal with the “Why” of them. So while one might know how to write a cover letter …

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1 Method to Increase Concentration & Avoid Self-Induced ADD

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The definition of ADD is: “a developmental disorder that is marked especially by persistent symptoms of inattention (such as distractibility, forgetfulness, or disorganization) or by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity (such as fidgeting, speaking out of turn, or restlessness) or by symptoms of all three and that is not caused …

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The 3 R’s of Effective Internships

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In past centuries, when someone wanted to develop a skill and had the opportunity, he or she would be introduced to a master craftsman. After an evaluation based on criteria including potential for the craft, discipline, overall “the right stuff,” the individual became an apprentice. An apprentice was a direct …

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One Tip to Avoid This Consciousness Trap

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In a conversation with a bus driver I know, she asked about my current creative projects. I mentioned the work with mindfulness and coaching and she described how she’s personally working on herself in this area with help from a friend. Revealed a turquoise pendant and stated she’s listening to …