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Be Nicer to Yourself..

  Be nicer to yourself. It doesn't benefit anyone when you're hard on yourself. It doesn't make you work harder, it doesn't keep you motivated, it doesn't help your mental or physical health, and it opens the door for others to treat you the same. The way we treat ourselves sets the tone for the way others will be permitted to treat us, and it's nobody else's responsibility to keep us safe from that type of bullshit, but ourselves. Our brains are wired to focus on things that are out of place, that's how we survive. In modern life, that means we focus on what's wrong, and disregard all that's right, and that's not very helpful. When someone loves themselves...

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MOVE ON!!

Bad shit is going to happen, and bad feelings are going to come from that bad shit, and that's normal. It's even normal to feel sorry for ourselves when bad shit happens to us, sometimes folks sink a little too deep into self-pity and then bad shit turns to worse shit. Feeling sorry for ourselves helps us feel connected to something, but if we do it too much, we begin to isolate ourselves from everything and everyone else. People who use self-pity aren't bad people, they may just not have explored other ways to feel better. We gotta do what we gotta do to feel better and heal, so we can keep moving. I respect that healing takes time, but I also...

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More About Mama and Papa Poet..

Mama Poet & Papa Poet being too cute right now.. In 2012, I got a rare opportunity to have my parents meet their childhood hero Dharmendra. Along with them meeting their hero, I discovered how much more energy and excitement I got from trying to bring their dreams to life over mine. Over the years, I've been able to make other cool things happen for them, not just to help them live a life they've dreamed of, but to also encourage them to dream more and add more to their bucket lists. Like many immigrants, my parents’ goals were simple and straightforward, and involved providing for their children. Now that we're all set, they don't naturally turn off the immigrant...

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The Truth About Chasing Happiness

  Chasing happiness is played out. If you’re old enough to read this then you've been around long enough to see that life isn't like the movies, there's no ‘happily ever after’. One problem gets solved, and another one gets created, and that's okay; the invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck. If you want to strive for something that's attainable, strive for a life that exists on your own terms. This life won't protect you from heartbreak or struggle, but it will put you in a spot where you'll have the tools to address them, and be better for doing so. Once we escape the clutches and expectations of others, we'll realize that we had...

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