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Guest Post by Sue C. Smith: 6 Ways to Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others (Vita. Consilio. 05.28.17)

We are wired to compare. We compare every day. Will this pair of shoes match my outfit today or go with my outfit tomorrow? Which is the better phone? Will I get to work faster if I take the car or the train? Which restaurant offers the best tasting steak? All these questions involve comparison. Read more…

Why ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Perfect’ Leaves So Many People Unsatisfied (Vita. Consilio. 05.19.17)

How is it that some people can seemingly have it all in life but still end up unsatisfied and unhappy?

Let me tell you a story about Rebbie. Read more…

That One Mammoth All-Consuming Life Goal (Vita. Consilio. 03.20.17)

If there is one thing that life will teach you, it is that you cannot do everything.

Our society is plagued with a superman and superwoman complex. It is the false belief that one person can be all things to all people at all times and in all situations — perfectly. The ability to do more than one thing at any given time is the ideal, and it is celebrated. Read more…

Chapter by Chapter (Vita. Consilio. 02.02.17)

Someone once described life to be like the chapters of a book. I can’t disagree with that assessment. Every chapter is dedicated to a scene. And a series of chapters make up the whole story. Without those scenes, there would be no interesting story to read.

Life is the same way. Life doesn’t happen all at once. It has a rhythm and reason to it. One event follows after another event. There is a sequence, a chain of actions, which afford us order, logical, and sense. As much as we’d like for there to be no timeline, there is. Read more…

Give Great Effort to Pursuing Good Goals (Vita. Consilio. 01.11.17)

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When I was a child, one of my uncles showed me how to ride a bike. He thought it would be a cool idea to test my skills out on the gravel and dirt roads between his house and my grandmother’s house. I can’t say I was good at it, but it was fun after I got the hang of it.

One of the things he told me about bike riding is that you can’t focus on the obstacles. Every little rock or piece of glass in the road isn’t going to puncture your wheels. You have to stay focused on where you’re going, not what you’re trying to avoid. Read more…

Set the Resolution but Get a Plan Together (Vita. Consilio. 01.04.17)

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The start of a new year brings a jolt of reality and reflection for many people. After all, it is the perfect time to turn the page on bad habits, negative behaviors, and less-than-great relationships.

However, our track record on resolutions is pretty sorry. In a study of 3000 individuals, The University of Hertfordshire’s Richard Wiseman found that 88% of those studied broke their resolutions. And surprisingly, “Even people who resolved merely to “enjoy life more” failed 68% of the time.” Read more…

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