Are you an effective complainer?
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Are you an effective complainer?

As a highly sensitive person, I don’t like conflict, but sometimes it’s necessary to fight for what we want and deserve. Below is an article that promotes “effective complaining.”


Four tips to be an effective complainer by Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan

Getting what you want requires a willingness to be a little irritating. As the old adage goes, the squeaky wheel gets the oil. The people who complain the most get the most attention—and fair or not, they get what they want. Yet most of us are uncomfortable with the idea of complaining. We don’t want to make a noise about things, much less an irritating one. (more…)

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Act in the (imperfect) moment by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner
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Act in the (imperfect) moment by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner

Below is an interesting article about perfectionism by fitness writer Michelle Sutton-Kerchner.

Procrastination is a lifestyle for many. The perfectionist in us delays tasks until they can be executed flawlessly. The result: A growing list of ignored workouts, unfinished projects, and missed lifetime opportunities.

Stop waiting for the perfect time. It’s already here …

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How to carve out your life’s passion by John C. Maxwell
Underground cave art by Ra Paulette, a visionary cave sculptor from New Mexico

How to carve out your life’s passion by John C. Maxwell

Sculptor Ra Paulette has an unusual passion. He digs caves by hand and then turns his newly created spaces into works of art. Using only a pick ax, a scraper, and a wheelbarrow, Paulette has been digging caves for nearly 30 years. His multi room structures are remarkable; they are sculptures and art galleries in one. Filled with paintings, pools, skylights, furniture and waterfalls, Paulette’s caves are redefining the way art can be experienced. (more…)

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Food for thought by Carolyn Wong Chin
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Food for thought by Carolyn Wong Chin

For all my friends, whether close or casual, I write this because everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. Below are some things to think about. Did you know that the people who are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?

Did you know that the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know that the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? (more…)

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