Being Vulnerable: A Lesson From 8 Mile

Yes, you read that right. 8 Mile-the semi-autobiographical movie about Eminem’s life and upbringing in Detroit-has a pretty powerful lesson in vulnerability if you’re willing to look for it. I never thought of it from this angle, but after beginning to read Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly, I’ve found a different perspective and appreciation for Rabbit’s (Eminem’s […]

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Forgive Yourself, But Don’t Forget

“Forgive and forget.” “The past is the past.” There’s so many quips about forgiving, forgetting, and letting go of your past. In general, it’s all good advice. Holding grudges and resentment can be one hell of an anchor holding you down while you try to move through life. In most cases, it’s best to let […]

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Live. For. Today.

“Since it is possible that you might depart from life this very moment, regulate every act and thought accordingly.” -Marcus Aurelius The world that we know is a very interesting one. We, as humans, have so many incredible expectations that wouldn’t have been fathomed 20 years ago, 50 years ago, and most definitely not thousands […]

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4 Things You Can Start Doing Today That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Life

Have you ever just gotten lost in a mindless task? You know, like, surfing through countless (pointless) Yahoo articles, scrolling through Instagram until your thumb cramps, or Facebook stalking someone until you’re staring at a status they shared 6 years ago. Of course you’ve been there. We all have! Once you’re in the black hole of […]

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How To Find Your Passion

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius Have you ever heard that quote or some variation of it? Of course you have. You’re nodding along as you read this because it has been a phrase that has been on loop from our role models […]

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Fail. Learn. Repeat.

Do you remember taking your first steps? Of course you don’t. It’s a real shame. Think about your child, your niece, your nephew or some baby you know. Imagine what it was like when they took their first steps. Their impression of a drunk college kid was spot on, dribble and drool included. With each […]

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