The Art of Playing to Your Strengths

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“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein During one of my visits to London, I spent one of the days browsing around the fine exhibits and displays at the Natural History Museum…. 

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How Astronomy Can Change Your Understanding of Life

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“For small creatures such as we, the vastness of the Universe is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan Until the early 1500s, our reasoning about our existence in the Universe was heavily influenced by religious dogma. Virtually everyone back then believed that Earth was the center of the Universe and that we humans played… 

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The Secret to Overcoming Fear When Chasing Your Dreams

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“We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all of our exciting adventures.” – Susan Jeffers Fear. We’ve all experienced it at some point in our lives. Whether it’s real or imagined, fear is a potent emotion that may influence us to either overreact or completely stop… 

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The Importance of Cultivating a Rich Inner Life

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“The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.” – Henri Frederic Amiel Last summer, I had the privilege of visiting the stately Dunrobin Castle, located in the northern part of Scotland. Perched on a high terrace, surrounded by magnificent gardens, the castle rises above the North Sea like a picture from… 

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5 Simple Ways to Manage Nervousness

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“I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I’m nervous, I know I’m going to have a good show.” – Beyoncé Butterflies in stomach, the jitters, bundle of nerves, the heebie-jeebies… No matter what you call it, each of these sayings capture the essence of the uncomfortable sensation that we experience when we find ourselves… 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time in Nature

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“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen Life was quite different for our caveman brothers and sisters who lived some 3.7 million years ago. They sustained themselves through hunting and gathering. They lived in shelters made of animal hide, bones, wood and mounds of… 

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Why Going with the Flow Can Save Your Sanity

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“Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing Life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.” – Danielle LePort I’ll admit that in the past, I was a nervous flyer. I was particularly tense whenever a plane experienced… 

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The Secret to Charisma and Personal Magnetism

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“Charisma is not so much getting people to like you as getting people to like themselves when you’re around.” – Robert Brault Have you ever met someone who had the ability to instantly light up a room when they enter it? Even without saying a word, they can own a room with their commanding presence… 

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How to Become a Genius through Deep Work

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“Great creative minds think like artists but work like accountants.” – David Brooks What do Einstein, Steve Jobs, Leonardo Da Vinci and Bill Gates have in common? They were all deep thinkers. Not many people are aware that these visionaries had to spend hours of their life intensely engaged in their labor to come up… 

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Why it’s Important for the World to Hear Your Voice

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“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou Maya Angelou is arguably one of the most inspirational women of our time. Her poems, memoirs and work as a civil rights activist left an indelible mark in the lives and hearts of many. She had… 

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