Polar Bear Moment

There are a litany of ways one can coast through life, staying securely inside one’s own comfort zone. I spent most of my formative years following this manifesto. Keep your group of friends close, never stray too far from familiar cultures, put a little extra hot sauce on when you’re…

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Public Persona

Our personalities in general have three completely separate facets. We have our true inner persona, in which we are exactly who we are with no falsehoods or masks, for better or worse. This is a side no one besides ourselves is allowed to see, and in fact we often hide…

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Fit for Free

I love a good workout. The feeling of blood and endorphins rushing to my muscles, the immense satisfaction derived from accomplishing a preset goal. Granted, it’s not always easy to find the motivation to start, but once the gears are turning it’s just a matter of continuing the momentum. Whether…

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Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. That is the mantra I’ve adopted and routinely share with my family. It doesn’t mean that today stands out above all others, nor is it implying a spontaneous eruption of good fortune is coming my way. It’s a simple reminder to appreciate our lives for…

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Secret to Success

A lot of people take themselves very seriously. I get it; there exists within us from the very beginning a need to feel important, that our lives are necessary and that we validate our being. Without feeling like we are contributing something profound to the world, what purpose would we…

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One Love

Our society, and in fact society in general, has many unspoken rules and guidelines one must follow to fall into the “normal” category. Some are common sense and indeed are pillars holding up civilized life. Whoever got to the queue first gets to be in front. Let people off of…

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Path to Financial Freedom

I recently discovered a phenomenon floating around out in the world that some extremely creative and intelligent people have been experimenting with and cultivating. The idea is that one can save up a reasonable amount of money and, with the proper investments and management, make that money work for them…

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