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May 2018

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    Are You Really Who You Hang Out With?

    Are You Really Who You Hang Out With?

    It’s what our parents tell us as children in an attempt to guide us away from bad influences. But is it true? Are you really who you hang out with?

    It’s More About Perception

    If you still select your friends by expectation or societal guidelines then you aren’t necessarily selecting friends you genuinely connect with—but friends who you are supposed to connect with due to where you live, the income you make, your kid’s school, or other societal expectations.

    The Accidental Sort

    It’s true our friends can rub off on us in both positive and negative ways—so we must be mindful of the primary group we have sorted ourselves into. For most, it happens without us realizing it. If you instead have friends from all walks of life you will find your common ground in all of your passions and interest. But if you spend all of your time with one group you will be seen as one in the same.

    Friendship Isn’t About 100% Alignment

    To be friends with someone shouldn’t mean that you 100% agree with all of their beliefs, or that your interest must always match. It’s healthy to have friends whose interests, passions, religion, culture, and even whose politics vary from yours. While your core values may need to be aligned your view of the world will be too small if everyone in your life agrees on everything. More importantly, you and your group will never achieve true acceptance if you are required to conform.

    All in all, we must be slower to judge, more eager to learn—and open to the authenticity and complex interests and beliefs.

  • Find Your Happy
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    Find Your Happy

    We all want to be happy, but happiness seems to elude many of us. Here’s how to find your happy! Give Yourself Permission First and foremost you must give yourself permission…

  • Proactive Approach To Jetlag
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    Take A Proactive Approach To Jetlag

    If you will be traveling somewhere with a significant difference in time, then you may be looking for a few ways to minimize the drain you feel when you arrive. Here’s…

  • Put It In Writing
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    Put It In Writing

    We live in a day and age where much of our communication is electronic. For many of us, it is rare to put pen to paper. Here are just a few…