Posts Tagged with "fear"

Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

You know when you can feel your brain expanding at a rapid rate? Perhaps too rapid for comfort, certainly too rapid for any sustained periods of sleep. It’s how I imagine it would feel to sign up for some volunteer program in Africa. You leave the world you know so well, you’re on the plane […]

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Why Procrastination Is Your Greatest Friend

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Why Procrastination Is Your Greatest Friend

You know what procrastination feels like. You just don’t feel like doing whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing. Instead of cracking on with the task at hand, you search for distraction and find it in even the most mundane of tasks. Your closet needs tidying and there’s no time like the present. Even […]

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Socializing as an Introvert

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Socializing as an Introvert

My mom likes to tell this story about me as a child. I don’t much remember the day in question, but I have no doubt that it happened, as it is a perfect representation of an aspect of my character that I know well. I was five years old. My mother and I were at […]

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Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Right Decision”

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Right Decision”

Frank Sinatra sang, “Regrets, I’ve had a few”, but should we regret the decisions we’ve made? Hindsight is both fascinating and cruel, as it taunts us with what might have been. It reminds of those game shows where the contestants lose on the final challenge but the host still ushers them forward to take a […]

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Personal Growth and Overcoming Limitations: a Profile of Puttypeep, Leah Waig

Monday, June 9, 2014

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Personal Growth and Overcoming Limitations: a Profile of Puttypeep, Leah Waig

Note from Emilie: It’s time for another profile of someone truly amazing in the multipotentialite community. Leah Waig is someone I’ve seen grow tremendously in the last few years. She is one of the most creative, smart, helpful people I know, and I’m really excited to share her story with you. Thanks to Janet Brent […]

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

If you’ve ever had a crisis of confidence, a fear that one day someone will spot that you’re not “an expert,” then you’ve surely experienced imposter syndrome. I’ve always loved the advice, however hard it may be to put into practice, that you should never compare your insides with everybody else’s outsides. How we present […]

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How To Deal With Negative Thoughts

Monday, April 21, 2014

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How To Deal With Negative Thoughts

We have all kinds of thoughts, all the time. Positive thoughts, sad thoughts, longing, excitement, pain, nostalgia, fear. Some thoughts are meaningless and mundane, others are revelatory. The National Science Foundation estimates that we have 50,000 thoughts each day, 95% of which are repeated each day. I used to think that just because I thought […]

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Speaking: It’s Not About You.

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Speaking: It’s Not About You.

“Why do I keep putting myself through this?” I asked, a drop of hysteria in my voice. It was 2 hours before I was due to step on stage. “I don’t even enjoy speaking very much, and it just causes me so much anxiety, for like months, leading up to it…” My friend Jason turned […]

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