Posts by Aarti Patel

The Blank Page

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Everyday health, Expectations, Expression | 0 comments

The Blank Page

Imagine pulling your resume up on the computer—and deleting it. Did your brain say “ouch” at the very thought of electronically crumpling up the piece of paper that claims to know everything you’re good at and that you should be striving for?

The resume is a handy tool to get a job, and it’s also a confining piece of paper that can spark feelings of anxiety, inadequacy, and dissatisfaction. Even without

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Wants Can’t Be Discovered in Worries

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Facing Challenges, Mental-emotional, Worrying | 0 comments

Wants Can’t Be Discovered in Worries

Despite any tricks your brain pulls, it can be helpful to remember that wants can’t be discovered in worries. Worries masquerade inside our heads as being caring, ambitious, and more “on it.” Are they really helping, though?

Worrying is the mind’s attempt to exert more control over situations that feel uncertain or uncontrollable to us. With enough worry, we imagine we can tease apart

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Too Cool for School

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Independence, Learning | 0 comments

Too Cool for School

In today’s heavily social (media) world, sometimes a “Too Cool for School” craze catches on. What’s “too cool for school?” You stop wanting to learn and experience life. Why? Because you’re already being told what’s “cool.”

All of us are exposed to this phenomenon today over the internet, pads, phones, and myriad devices. It’s worth challenging the net-like peer pressure to keep

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If a Tree Falls and No One Hears It…?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Everyday health, Experience, Independence | 0 comments

If a Tree Falls and No One Hears It…?

The question goes, “If a tree falls and no one hears it, does it still make a sound?” I’ll shake this question up a bit and ask, “If you experience or see something, and no one else responds to it—did it still happen?”

At one time or another, each of us faces a situation in which we strongly experience something that no one else responds to. Know the feeling? Without anyone else echoing what you saw or felt, you may wonder

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The Door to the Invisible

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Change, Facing Challenges | 0 comments

The Door to the Invisible

Imagine you’re facing a door, and on the other side of that door is change. In order to move forward you have to open the door without really knowing what’s on the other side. The change is invisible to you from where you’re standing, and the only way to see it is by opening the door. Will you open it?

Often, doors to change become visible to us at times when we’re ready for them. They’re not always there, but when they appear they challenge us to make the

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