Category Archives: Wisdom Everyday

How to Ward Off Feelings of Disenfranchisement

It’s an understatement to say life is a complex, strange, and interesting experience. Life is a blank canvas for our aspirations, a place where almost any potential has merit and everyone must define for themselves how they want to live. The freedom of the blank canvas, however, can be the proverbial double-edged sword. Freedom, if […]
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Four Life Lessons We Can Learn from Superman

For many, Superman is one embodiment of heroism. He’s like the modern answer to Hercules, Theseus or Gilgamesh. He’s a mythic archetype, and a pop culture phenomenon whose insignia is known across the globe. He’s the Man of Steel…he is Superman! Yet while his adventures have thrilled readers for generations, there are many who feel […]
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Have You Had Your Scrooge Moment?

Yes, the holidays are over. So why am I writing a post referencing Ebeneezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol? No, I’m not trying to make you depressed. I’m actually hoping to extend the “goodwill to all” spirit of the holidays to the rest of the year. We all know Scrooge’s story: he’s a mean old […]
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Let’s Get Physical: Don’t Forget the Body in the Mind/Body Connection

We all experience physical challenges in our life, whether planned or unplanned. Some people test themselves by running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Some struggle with controlling their weight. Others are afflicted with bodily conditions for which they didn’t ask, in the case of diseases like cancer. No matter what physical challenges present themselves, […]
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Do Not Go Gentle: How to Age Like a Hero

Dylan Thomas, in his famous poem, urges all of us to “rage against the dying of the light” when it comes to aging and death. Maybe rage is a bit much, but I agree we should not “go gentle” into the “good night” of old age. As Amanda Bennett said in her TED talk, we […]
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Don’t Forget to be a Hero for THIS Person

You. When we think of the term “hero,” we often picture someone saving other people around them. But sometimes, you need to save yourself. Actually, when it comes to heroic legends worldwide, time and again we see how the protagonist of the story needs to be a hero to themselves first, before they can be […]
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Promote Mental Health with More than Medication

The issue of mental health is a growing topic in our national discourse. A frank, open conversation regarding mental illness is long overdue. While this is a positive development, we need to be mindful that people in need of treatment can resort to more than just medication. While drugs are a key component for many […]
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