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Ask the Readers: What Quality Do You Value the Most in Your Friends?

Tweet    Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller   Friends are important. It doesn’t matter how lovely your family is, friends are still important. I’m not talking about just casual acquaintances who may accompany you for a trip to the bar, or a […]

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5 Lessons I Learned Since the End of My Marriage

Tweet  image by Eric Magnuson Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. – Roger Ebert   My husband and I decided to get a divorce over a year ago now, and have been separated since then. It’s not a secret, but I haven’t spoken about it here on Kaizen […]

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1 Reason You Should Pause Before Judging People: You’ve No Clue

Tweet  image byandre5   When it comes to human interactions (yes online counts too, because we are still real people behind the keyboard), there is one thing you can be absolutely certain of: that you have no idea, or not a complete idea of what is going on in the other person’s life. It doesn’t […]

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3 Things You Can Do If You Are Afraid of People Reading Your Journals After You Die

Tweet  image by hyku   Last week we had an interesting discussion about what will happen to your journals after you die. There were some understandable fear raised. One was that even though you wouldn’t know any better, because you are dead, you may still not want your loved ones to think less of you. […]

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Are You Going Against Your Conscience?

Tweet  image by ksawyer   “There is within each of us a desire to be right, think right, and act right. When we go against that desire we put a cancer in our conscience. This cancer grows and grows by eating away at our confidence. Avoid doing anything that will cause you to ask yourself, […]

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Friendship: A Mysterious Joy

Tweet  image by sandeepachetan   What is friendship? Friends are a family we choose is a well-known cliché. It is however not strictly true. Most of us don’t set out to become friends with someone particular. In my experience, all the valuable friendships I have, were not the ones I set out to cultivate. They […]

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5 Easy Ways to Live a Life That Makes a Difference

Tweet  image by eflon   To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson   To make a difference in this world, in other people’s lives does not always require grand heroic gestures. It is possible to make a difference, to positively […]

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Secrets of Adulthood

Tweet  image by thelotuscarroll As a part of my Kaizen Reading Challenge, I am reading The Happiness Project. In the book, Gretchin Rubin talks about Secrets of Adulthood that she’s discovered. As I read that part, I thought about making a list of my own Secrets of Adulthood. I wrote this fast, without thinking about much, […]

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On Judging Others

Tweet  image by safari_vacation Lately, I’ve had a considerable experience of being at the receiving end of people judging me and my life. It’s not because of my life, but rather because I’ve been in India for the last two and a half months. This habit of judgement is not uncommon in India. In fact, […]

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How To Make Sure You Are Always on the Right Path in Life

Tweet  image by vainsang   At one point or another, we’ve all wondered, “Am I on the right path?” It’s a scary question, because the only time we ask this question is when we are NOT on the right path, or when we are falling over, and collecting bruises.  While there are no doubt some […]

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