You Can't Rely on Motivation Alone

We all do it. We get inspired by a good story. We're moved by a picture or video that resonates in our hearts and we say to ourselves, we're going to make a change. We decide we're going to take more risks and stop letting our anxiety control us. We're motivated! Then, seconds later, we're reneging on that promise and falling right back into our normal routine. Why is motivation so hard to maintain? This is a question I often ask myself.  As someone who starts…

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I Don't Want to be Famous

While I've never been famous, it doesn't seem all it's cracked up to be. Sure, the money would be great, and the perks are likely wonderful, but fame seems to come at a much higher price tag than most people bargained for. With the internet, paparazzi, and crazy fans selling their stories to the media, it seems that celebrities spend just as much, if not more, time protecting their career from people trying to tear it down as they do building it. So no, I don't…

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10 Ways for You to Cultivate Gratitude

Those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving, all have our own special traditions.  One of the most common traditions many of us share is taking turns around the table saying what we're thankful for.  It's so important to take some time to reflect and express gratitude for the life you live. This month on Discarded Anxiety, we've been discussing gratitude.  We talked about the benefits of gratitude, and even shared a story about expressing gratitude during a tragedy. Today's post is a short curated list of 10 ways for you to cultivate gratitude.  My hope is that you'll…

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