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"A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity."

- Eleanor Roosevelt, It Seems to Me: Selected Letters
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10 Techniques to Help You Change Your Life

1. It’s easier to add a new behavior than stop an old one.

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"It takes knowledge to understand others, but it needs a clear mind to know oneself. It takes strength to surpass others, but it requires a strong will to surpass oneself."

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The only difference between running away and moving on is confidence.

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I’d like to OWN

that I unwillingly and uncontrollably
pull out my own hair. Imagine..

one instant of weakness means months and years of shame.
Immediately I realize this. Daily I lament. Yet

despite the unrelenting distress, I don’t want
this bit of me
to DEFINE me or take time from

the joy of life.

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"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."

- Oscar Wilde
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"Fear is for people who don’t get out much"

- Rick Steves
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-Hot ginger raw honey yuzu drink

-Steamed ginger chicken (not enough cooking wine -> added mirin -> too sweet -> added soy sauce)

-Coconut 70% dark chocolate covered salty roasted macadamia nuts

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Taught myself to play chess