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    Seeing Others Beyond Their Societal Stereotypes

    Seeing Others Beyond Their Societal Stereotypes

    You view everyone you meet as an individual right? What if I told you that almost every opinion most of us form is influenced partially, or wholly, but societal stereotypes? It’s a shocking revelation but one you can break free of.

    The Most Common Boxes We Sort People Into

    It’s a sheer reality of modern-day human nature, but we consciously and subconsciously sort people into boxes. Some of the most common boxes are related to gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. However, we sort people into a far longer list of boxes based on factors such as their marital status, occupation, education, and even their hobbies. For example, what personality do you associate with a leather-clad biker? Starving artist? Lawyer? Or how about a never married man or woman past the age of 40?

    Determining If You Are Thinking Critically Or Societal Stereotyping

    While you may have a general perception of, for example, lawyers you might believe that you are capable of viewing someone you know on an individual basis—but this is trickier than you might imagine. Even if you spend a lot of time “figuring someone out” odds are that all you are really doing is investing a lot of time sorting, or trying to justify why they really do fit into the stereotyping society has carved out for them. Then you subconsciously translate all they say and do to support this false narrative.

    If it helps, consider how frustrating it is when someone limits your potential or creates a false narrative about you. See each person as unique, not as their societal labels.

  • DNA Travel Is On The Rise

    Why DNA Travel Is On The Rise 

    Genealogy tests are more detailed and accessible than ever and global online databases make it far easier to track family history. As a result DNA travel is on the rise. Here’s why!  Reclaiming And Celebrating Where You Came From  Too few families have…

  • How To See Beyond Your Personal Experiences

    How To See Beyond Your Personal Experiences 

    As challenging, complex, and beautiful our personal life experiences are we must never lose sight of the fact that our experience is not everyone’s experience. Here is how to see beyond ourselves and…

  • Not Feeling The Holiday Spirit?

    Not Feeling The Holiday Spirit? 

    Whether you are down and out, it’s your first single holiday in a while, or you are so busy that you feel like you don’t have the time—these tips will help you…

  • Meaningful Gift Ideas

    Meaningful Gift Ideas 

    Whether you are purchasing for a minimalist who doesn’t want more stuff, or you simply want to give the perfect gift—these ideas will help.  An Experience: vacation, vacation excursion, local niche…

  • First Minimalist Christmas
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    Your First Minimalist Christmas

    Let’s be honest, your first minimalist Christmas may be a challenge. Here are some tips to make it easier. Decorate! Even if you have already done a major purge, your Christmas…

  • Ensure Holiday Guests Are Comfortable

    Make Sure Your Holiday Guests Are Comfortable

    Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, and New Years are just around the corner. If you will be hosting the holidays at your house this year,…