The comparison trap

According to the science, we're hardwired for comparison. It's our human tendency to evaluate what we have in relation to what others have. We take a look, get out our internal measuring tape or scale and start "working the numbers". We unconsciously take in everything from physical looks to career and monetary net worth, intelligence... Continue Reading →

Dots and Stars

One of my favorite children's stories is You Are Special by Max Lucado. It tells the story of the Wemmicks, a group of small wooden people who spend their days sticking gold stars or gray dots on one another, indicating their admiration or disdain of one other. The main character, Punchinello, receives only gray dots, no... Continue Reading →

Don’t be afraid to get dirty

It's not that I didn't first realize how downright attractive being dirty can be while watching shows like Survivor or, one of my sister's favorites: Naked and Afraid . But nothing has driven the appeal of dirtiness home to me as hard as the series 1883. I'm aware I may overuse the L-word sometimes, but... Continue Reading →

Quieting the Logical Mind

Perhaps it's not the "logical" mind that I'm talking about as much as human nature that seems magnetically drawn to mimic the behaviors of our peers and deem them a favorable formula to emulate. Logical seems a subjective term, because perhaps you don't consider following the herd mentality to be logical at all. Perhaps you've been made aware of... Continue Reading →

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