Travelling and making relationships

The Tragedy Of The Backpacker Relationship

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Many things are synonymous with backpacking – hunchbacks struggling with 30 pound loads, few clothes and not enough showers, and a thirst for adventure. Oh, and alcohol of course… But the one other thing that travelling seems to bring about is amazing people. I have found that backpackers, or travellers in general, are usually open-minded, friendly, and warm. It’s great, …

Connection And Stories Form Threads Between People

Why Discovering Your Stories Will Lead To Amazing Connections And How To Do It

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Everyone has stories, and those stories weave the threads of our lives together into a complex web full of emotion, victory, heartbreak, struggle, love, and loss. You may have some smaller stories, about struggling at the gym to gain muscle, how you moved out for the first time, your first job, and where you first lived. But you have some deeper stories too. …

15 Things I Learned (or Re-Learned) about Life from Grad School

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Coming to the end of my Master’s I originally felt depressed, annoyed, and angry that I hadn’t done all that I originally set out to do. But thanks to some outside sources, I was told that the degree isn’t about getting the exact goal done, it’s more about the learning involved. You learn how to do research. But I learned …

Shame and Hurt in Dating – Meeting Eachother’s Needs as the Solution

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Most of us are pretty stupid when it comes to dating. We’re so afraid of getting hurt that we put up fronts, defences, tests, and issues which amount to an incredible amount of energy invested only to result in us never getting what we truly want – someone who cares and loves us for who we are. Someone who wants …

Authentic Expression, Communication, and Vulnerability – Are You Saying What You Really Feel, Think, and Want?

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In beginning to read Brené Brown’s book Daring Greatly, I can already tell I’m going to put it in my top reads. The centric focus is the concept of vulnerability and how it is the true measure of the courage a person has. By vulnerability, Brown means expressing yourself without a filter as you truly desire, whether positive or negative, …

The Curse of Perfectionism

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Most people consider perfectionism to be a desirable trait. As a perfectionist you are sought after for being attentive to detail, analytical, always trying to do the absolute best, never quitting, never stopping, and making sure everything is of tip-top quality. No stone is left un-turned. No negatives are allowed. Everything must be absolutely amazing! I think you can tell …