The Power of Storytelling: Set Yourself Up For Growth and Meaning

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During times of personal struggle, so many of us become very interested in meaning. Finding meaning is both a survival technique and a way for us to truly look at our situation for what it is, and ask ourselves, what good can come out of the situation that I have found myself in?

Whether that means we’re struggling in our relationships, can’t make ends meet financially, or a tragedy occurs in our own personal circle that has left us shaken to our core, we always want to find meaning in our struggle. Now that we are in a global pandemic, millions of us all over the world have found ourselves in a crisis – at the exact same time. We have found ourselves working from home and teaching our children from home, as we follow government mandated protocols. The reality is, it’s not as simple as “working from home” – we’re working from home in a crisis.

Why is Stoicism Important In A Pandemic? – Insights from The Stoics

Why is Stoicism Important Today - Insights from The Stoics

Have you heard of Stoicism? Stoicism is a Greek philosophy from the 3rd century B.C. on how to live a good life, and it feels particularly relevant today. The expression, “SummumBonum” came from Cicero, Rome’s greatest orator, and means “the highest good” in Latin, which describes stoic doctrine to a tee. However, what truly is the highest good? And what are we meant to be doing in this life to not only endure, but to understand universal reasoning behind all experiences? We’re going to take a look at why this ancient philosophy can provide a fresh and simpler approach to life in these difficult times, while understanding that there is truly no good or bad in this life – it’s whatever we ourselves decide to make it.

Illegal Interview Questions To Look Out For When Applying For a New Job

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There’s no question that in today’s competitive job market, candidates are under a lot of pressure to land a position. Acing the interview is undoubtedly one of the most challenging parts of the job application process. Illegal interview questions can throw off even the most experienced job seeker. Whether or not unlawful questions are asked …

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Living In A Pressure Cooker: Five Unorthodox Tools To Release Tension

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It was sometime last week, between learning my father-in-law had his second stroke in 2 months, my stepdaughter questioning college, managing the large expanse between my — erm — conservative approach to social distancing and at-risk folks who are close to me choosing a more, ahem, liberal approach… It was between all this that I …

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