The truth is, nobody is thinking about you.

If you spend your nights sewing together a version of yourself from the scraps of other people’s opinions, you’re sure to be left with a rather hideous quilt.

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6 Lessons I Learned While Staying at a Buddhist Monastery

SURAT THANI, THAILAND – “This will be your last day of speaking. Tomorrow morning we will enter into silence for the next ten days.” The Buddhist nun was dressed in pristine white robes. The warm light illuminating the room reflected off of her impressively smooth and shaved skull. She stood in front of a group…

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The Self-Care Routine That Everyone Needs

Engage in real self-care, beyond a bubble bath. How to set personal boundaries, respect yourself and encourage self-love.

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6 Foolproof Ways to Resist Temptation

Never rely on willpower alone. These strategies will prevent excuses and help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively.

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The Angry Woman: Why women everywhere should ‘unleash’ their anger.

Women in particular—who are socialized over millennia to be accommodating, nice, pretty, and enabling—are shamed when they express anger.

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I Had My First Panic Attack in a Zen Temple — Here’s Why I Went Back

I was certain that I was dying. How had a practice prescribed for achieving equanimity leave me shaking in terror?

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I Went Up to Strangers and Asked One Question. I Never Expected This to Happen.

Everyone has a story to tell, I decided to ask. This is Toronto Words, a project I started to create connection in the city.

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The Three Things We Want From Other People.

Most behaviours that we engage in were developed in childhood to fulfill three basic needs from other people. The difference is the ways in which we try to get these needs met. These are the bad habits we need to abandon and the positive behaviours we must employ to succeed. 

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How to Challenge Negative Self-Talk.

“Mindfulness helps us see the addictive aspect of self-criticism— a repetitive cycle of flaying ourselves again and again, feeling the pain anew.”

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Delayed Gratification and Boredom Make You Happier and Healthier.

It is when we can deal with boredom that we realize, we can just be, without consuming, buying, eating, running, working, scrolling, hustling, talking, reading, clicking. We can just be. 

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