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Never Let Other People Define Who You Are

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Never Let Other People Define Who You Are
Never Let Other People Define Who You Are: When you let other people evaluate and define you, more often than not, it's their opinion and rarely valid. What do you do, and how to handle it? We always like to hear the kind things people say about us. You can live with that. Feels good and boosts our egos and self-esteem. Nothing wrong with that. But when...

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The Bogeyman Syndrome

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The Bogeyman Syndrome
The Bogeyman Syndrome: When I was growing up there was a saying you frequently heard adults say, "children should be seen and not heard." At the time, I’m pretty sure I didn't completely understand how that might have impacted children. Fast-forward a lot of years. I revisited that statement that somehow managed to...

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It’s Okay to be Ok

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It’s Okay to be Ok

It’s Okay to be Ok: Never mind those thoughts that betray the devilish ones that rob us of our self-assurance. Even the most secure amongst us have a secret room inside our brains that is bolted shut. Somehow, through some mystical source of magic, the devious thoughts that are sequestered in that room become a mist and manage to seep through the tiniest of cracks and crevices. Once they break free, they reform and commence to do their dastardly deeds inside the mind. They're all about creating a lack of self-assuredness, which leads to, and you might have guessed it,...

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Reveille in Art

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Reveille in Art

Reveille in Art: There is the purest of innocence in the creation of art. Then there are the agenda-driven, manipulative aspects of the art world. Why do we humans make art? Is it the mother of all inventions? It's definitely ingrained in all of us, whether we will admit it or face it. If Darwin was right, and I don't think he was. Did the compulsion to create art start in the primordial ooze, some 3.9 billion years ago? Did it work its way into our DNA from that point on? What we do know. Men and women are very...

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Raise Your Hand if You’re Glad the Holidays Are Over, So You can Get Back to Doing What You Love

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Raise Your Hand if You’re Glad the Holidays Are Over, So You can Get Back to Doing What You Love

Raise Your Hand if You’re Glad the Holidays Are Over, So You can Get Back to Doing What You Love: We all know that any kind of time off from work is welcomed, especially if you work for a manager or boss that is not to your liking. Getting away from that environment helps you maintain some semblance of sanity. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people out there that are happy when the holidays come to an end. These are the people that absolutely love what they're doing. Of course, they do have a sense of...

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