• The life changing magic of the humble checklist

    The life changing magic of the humble checklist

    Feeling stressed and overwhelmed; forgetting important tasks; or feel like you’re constantly spinning your wheels but getting nowhere? What you need is a simple daily checklist. If you already use to-do lists or tried task lists but found they didn’t work for you, this approach is almost guaranteed to make a meaningful impact on your life.

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  • Coping with burnout: 6 simple strategies to alleviate stress

    Coping with burnout: 6 simple strategies to alleviate stress

    People tend to think that burnout is related to a highly stressful job or to overwork, but that’s really not the case. It can be caused by being under-worked too! In this article, I share my personal burnout story, and share some evidence-based strategies that can help you to deal with chronic stress and burnout.

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  • The cult of productivity

    The cult of productivity

    Toxic productivity, hustle culture, and the relentless drive to optimize every aspect of our lives has led to a culture where acts of maintenance, rest, and restoration are devalued. At the altar of productivity, we sacrifice our hobbies, our wellness, and our mental health. But how did we reach here, and how can we re-examine the true role of productivity?

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  • The Descent of Inanna: A template for the heroine’s journey

    The Descent of Inanna: A template for the heroine’s journey

    The 5,500-year-old literary masterpiece of the Sumerian goddess Inanna’s descent into the underworld serves as a modern-day template for the heroine’s journey. This Jungian retelling serves as an excellent template for a deeper enquiry into the shadow.

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  • Is anger ever healthy?

    Is anger ever healthy?

    Anger is one of the most misunderstood emotions. While rage is undoubtedly destructive, anger – when expressed right – is actually healthy.

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  • A brief introduction to Stoicism

    A brief introduction to Stoicism

    When you think of philosophy, do you think of stuffy academics and boring concepts that, for the most part, are of little relevance to your daily life? Meet the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers who will challenge your notions of philosophy and see what they can teach you as you go about your life today.

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  • The summer of my discontent: the far-reaching impact of being bullied

    The summer of my discontent: the far-reaching impact of being bullied

    When you’re bullied as a child, the scars can last a lifetime. Social anxiety, low self-esteem, and lack of self-love are just some of the impacts of having being bullied. In extreme cases, it can also lead to PTSD. But with timely intervention and a supportive environment, healing, growth, and success are possible.

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  • Why you need to reclaim your power to choose

    Why you need to reclaim your power to choose

    The standard advice of ‘keeping your options open’ leads to an inability to focus and hone down what you’re really interested in. Instead, you end up hedging all your bets, which leads to an overflowing inbox, an inability to choose, and overwhelm. So how do you figure out what is really important to you? And what does that have to do with reclaiming your power to choose?

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  • Overcoming creative blocks: in search of divine inspiration

    Overcoming creative blocks: in search of divine inspiration

    The creative process is endlessly fascinating, with a wide variety of thoughts and perspectives on what drives the creative process. This is one such perspective — a psycho-philosophical view on the creative process, on why we get creatively blocked, and some suggestions on overcoming a creative block.

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  • My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    In the 1930s, evolutionary biologists were convinced that the biggest problem facing humankind would be the question of what we should do with our new-found leisure. A little over nine decades later, not only do we have no time for leisure, we no longer seem to value it, either. Instead, we are caught up in the never-ending hustle and the unending daily grind. How do we find some sort of balance in our lives? A better equilibrium between work and leisure?

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