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Personal Growth | Personal Development | Life | Life Lessons | Beyourself Sometimes the Best Doing is No Doing by Cynthia DaCosta (image credit iStock) When the question entered my mind the other day at the barn, “what if the best doing is no doing?” Rather than brushing it away, I felt compelled to pay attention. A Doer Slows Down and Connects wit ...
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How it went for me Photo by Philippe Mignot on Unsplash I know who I am, or at least I used to know who I was; my greatest fear, my favorite things in life. But there was once a time so dark I failed to recognize the things and people around me as meaningful and lovely. Worse, I failed to recognize myself. I didn’t know what got me into feeling thi ...
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What you wish you knew then, and what you can do with it now.. Photo by Darius Bashar on Unsplash Dear Self, Sometimes I wish I could go back to when I was younger, but with the wisdom of today. You see as a young person, I preoccupied myself with whether I had the best outfit for the graduation. Whether I would be asked out by the boy I giggled an ...
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Solo traveling taught me about myself in ways I didn’t imagine. Simon Migaj, Pexels Years ago, I went on a world tour kind of thing. It was not a soul searching journey, nor an escape of reality. It was a pure thirst for the unknown. An avid curiosity that needed to be satisfied before being able to start anything else. I wanted to see the world, a ...
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In this article, we’ll try to develop sound understanding of UX research methods and their possible implications. User experience research is one of the most mistaken yet critical phases in UX design. Often perceived as an afterthought or an unaffordable extravagance, UX research and user testing should be a part of every design decision. Stay Safe ...
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The 2 am Phone Call A guilty conscience needs to confess Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash I have learned a lot of life lessons over the years. Some from my mistakes and some were the consequences of my poor choices. Most of those helped me become a better person and the rest changed the way I look at things in life. They not only changed my perspec ...
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We humans crave a perfectly ordered world though the chances of something going as intended is fairly rare. When there’s more than one human being involved in the equation, the predictability goes for a further toss. What do we do when things do not turn out as intended? Instead of being curious and trying to learn from the situation, our mind assu ...
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Why creativity doesn’t “exist” (and how to deal with it) Photo by Eric TERRADE on Unsplash I always felt not creative. So I decided to get a bachelor’s degree in STEM hoping to have a strong analytical personality, but after those long years of college, I sadly noticed that it wasn’t a good choice. I was missing something. I was missing putting som ...
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Tipi Online Talks 2020 About my experience and a new role — based on running Tipi Online Talks project. About my experience and a new role — based on running Tipi Online Talks project. For 10 weeks, I have been co-creating Tipi Online Talks — a project that started small and spontaneously. Not only did it morph into a safe zone for exchanging exper ...
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Photo by Adli Wahid on Unsplash It was just another night at home. There I was, lying and just about to sleep when a thought struck me. I remembered all the tough times I had gone through and experienced. It surprised me as to how I actually came out of all those situations. I was grateful to myself for surviving all of that. So I took a notebook a ...
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It was a beautiful rainy evening in Boston. I rushed to the patio of my apartment to capture the trees dancing their hearts out to the beats of thunder (also because it will make a cool Instagram story). But I soon forgot about the video and got busy with my work. Later in the day as I was browsing through my photos to upload those gorgeous images ...
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A Strategy to Live Through COVID-19 Crisis Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19. Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash The past few months were very hard on us all as we have been experiencing the COVID-19 outbreak on such a vast scale. We either empathised with the people who came across the virus or unfortunately personally faced it. But what ...
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How Regression Hypnosis Can Help You Stop Procrastinating And Live Your Most Authentic Life. Why do we procrastinate? Why do we delay actions important to our happiness? In my hypnotherapy practice I commonly hear from clients who want to start a business, write a book, or do more exercise, but they just don’t have the time or energy to make it all ...
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The key is no secret. You just have to remind yourself of it. Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash People differentiate in learning styles. Some people grasp immediately while others take time to comprehend what they are trying to learn. They say that some people were born naturally smart, whereas others just purely lack competency. I am here to tell you ...
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(July 5–11) What I Learned From Benjamin Franklin Franklin grew up poor, but went on to become one of the most influential people in the world… 5 Self-Destructive Habits of Chronically Unhappy People “Viktor Frankl, author of the best-selling book, Man’s Search for Meaning says “The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respo ...
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In the 1986 movie Labyrinth, a young girl (played by Jennifer Connelly) is faced with a dilemma. The adorable Jim Henson puppets explain to her that one guard always lies, and one guard always tells the truth. She needs to figure out which door leads to the castle at the center of the eponymous Labyrinth, and which one to certain death (dun-dun-dun
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I was receiving a particular forwarded meme of a famous Hollywood actor over WhatsApp from so many of my contacts since last a few days. This one might have gone viral. It superimposes the actor’s face on the body of Superhero Hulk and makes him do some nasty stuffs. Oh! Quite ridiculous but people are liking it. The video was made with extreme per ...
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While making decisions, how often do we optimise for long term gain at the cost of short term pain? A good process for making decisions requires second order thinking which unravels the implications of our decisions by thinking about its consequences in the future. It requires solving problems in a manner that avoids unintentional and unforeseen ou ...
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How a Racist Patient Tried to Ruin My Day and Failed. Photo by Clay Banks via Unsplash On Thursday, June 11, 2020, I was at my screening station doing the part of my job I have learned to love as much as I dislike it and things were going smoothly. I had only one incident of a patient who waltzed into our doors not wearing a mask and tried to quick ...
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(June 7–13) Living By Faith Stop trying to figure it out — whatever it is that you are struggling with. Let it go and keep letting it go… Socratic Ignorance: The Beginning Of Wisdom Socrates argued that if you do not examine your ideas, beliefs, principles, models, world-views and test them constantly, you could live your entire life based on false ...
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