Niceness or politeness vs. kindness - you can't be both nice and kind - which one are you? Picture of cozily-dressed nice or kind woman smiling

Nice vs. Kind

Are you nice or are you kind? You can't be both!

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A Great Mistake

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke

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Embarrassing Moments That Don’t Need to Be

(Five of them...).

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Memo

I wish my back would learn That it's okay not to hurt.

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Prison Bars and Walls of Glass

Finding hope within a limited scope.

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Something to Prove

Motivations behind our decisions and life choices.

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Black Holes – Busyness and Perfection

Perfection For most - if not all - of my life, I've been a perfectionist. And there have been times when that's come in handy. Like in coding, learning (but not performing on) the piano, and working at a medical imaging facility. However, my perfectionism has also led me to waste much of my time on …

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Feeling Dizzy?

Why is it that I always learn more poorly when preoccupied with the awareness of overarching, long-term, daunting, seemingly unreachable goals? Why does this awareness impair my ability to retain information and learn efficiently in the short term? It's as if I'm climbing a mountain or a steep cliff. Looking up at the top - …

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Control and Blame

Recently, a friend of mine was very good to remind me that several matters about which I was concerned were/are beyond my control, an observation for which I am grateful. I've been realizing lately just how many of my fears center around matters I can't control. If this is the case, then why do I …

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More Than Meets the Eye

Peeling back the layers.