Love

Learning Enough to Break

The very generous folks over at Freedom Mastery have given me a gorgeous “Law of Attraction” planner to try out and review for them. This is not that review. But it is gorgeous. It’s also really hard. Specifically, before you get into the fun of daily schedules and priorities and such, there’s these…exercises. A series …

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Battling Scarcity by Choosing Slack

I’ve written a bit in the past about how becoming aware of Scarcity Mentality has changed the way I live my life. The reason why, in a nutshell, is this: “Scarcity is not just a physical constraint. It is also a mindset. When scarcity captures our attention, it changes how we think—whether it is at …

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Gift or Conquest?

File this under “unexpected insights through journaling.” Except it wasn’t an insight about my life path or anything like that. Instead, it was a phrase. I was writing about being rushed and missing out on an opportunity to spend some time with a friend. I wrote, “I wasn’t able to take advantage of…” and stopped. Suddenly …

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The Poverty of Time

In his groundbreaking work on the psychological implications of poverty, Sendhil Mullainathan found evidence that many lawmakers and social critics were mixing up cause and effect. Namely, it wasn’t necessarily that people were poor because of bad decisions or a lack of intelligence. No, instead he showed that even the idea of poverty could lower a person’s ability …

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enough of love

“It’s ok…” “…if you don’t want to eat Indian food with me, sweetie. There are plenty of folks who will.” How do you interpret that statement? There seems to be two ways people will parse out meaning: Emotional Blackmail: This is a coercive and guilt-inducing statement, basically meant to force the partner who doesn’t like …

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