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Beyond the Reading: Self-Satisfaction

We all see the articles talking about which steps to take towards happiness, how to improve self-confidence, how to become satisfied with your life, how to appreciate what you have, etc. But what about self-satisfaction? Now, we don’t mean being smug or overly proud of ourselves. We are using 'self-satisfaction' to describe a justified happiness… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Self-Satisfaction

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Beyond the Reading: Empowered & Assertive

Today's reading brought a message of self-empowerment. We are to be more confident, stronger in our convictions, willing to do what it takes to get our voice heard. We need to step into our own power, believe in ourselves, and finally break free from what is holding us back. But Warrell (2015) says it best,… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Empowered & Assertive

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Beyond the Reading: Learning to Compromise

In today's reading, we catch a glimpse of a fairly common situation when it comes to relationships - one person is focused more on their own wants and needs, unfortunately going against what is best for the relationship as a whole. This person isn't being completely honest about their feelings, instead choosing to be manipulative… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Learning to Compromise

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Beyond the Reading: A Push for Authentic Pride

Today's reading outlined a path towards joy. We were told to embrace pride, to acknowledge our accomplishments now, so that we will have the endurance, the mettle, to keep going later. But can pride be a good thing? Apparently, pride is a little more multifaceted than being just the first of seven deadly sins. Proper… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: A Push for Authentic Pride

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Beyond the Reading: Choosing to Forgive

Today's reading encourages us to use self-reflection in aiding us to forgive and let go, so that we can be excited about things in our life again. Forgiveness is encouraged, taught, regaled, and mentioned frequently throughout our lives. We are taught about forgiveness at a young age to the point where some people expect it.… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Choosing to Forgive