Stop Following Your Passion — and Start Paying Attention

Stop Following Your Passion — and Start Paying Attention

Like any good, self-deprecating college student, I carried some habitual burdens through my undergraduate years. Two of the heaviest, my guilt and anxiety, clouded my thoughts as I considered what my purpose in college really was. Even after transferring schools and changing my major, I somehow couldn’t shake the feeling that my uncertainties kept me from making the most of my education. Every day closer to graduation reminded me of my failure to discern what…

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An Escape Room Without an Escape

An Escape Room Without an Escape

“Ok, tear apart the room,” I said to the three twelve-year-old boys.  Their eyes lit up having been given permission to do the one thing pre-teen boys are best at: destroying things.  My son wanted to do an escape room for his birthday with his friends.  But his real present is letting them go nuts in a room looking for clues where it is ok to dump everything over. The boys ran around like a…

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The Wrong Fit

The Wrong Fit

— It is 2009. I am 25 years old and begrudgingly working at a nonprofit in midtown Manhattan full of unhappy people during the throes of the financial crisis. I have already been furloughed for one paycheck. I would work somewhere else if only I could get hired anywhere else. My commute time on the train is spent obsessively reading and earmarking men’s magazines. It is research for when I finally get my sh*t together,…

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Regular Guy Chat with Al [Podcast]

Regular Guy Chat with Al [Podcast]

Real Men Feel kicks off a new regular feature. Listen to Real Men Feel, #142, “Regular Guy Chat with Al” here: Self-described “regular guy,” Al Flemming, joins us to talk about life, fatherhood, happiness and being a man. Al messaged the show about wanting to hear more stories from everyday guys. Guys living extraordinary lives and the struggles they’ve overcome. “I want to be happy in life. As long as I continue to do that…

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Looking Closer

Looking Closer

Ep. 15: Looking Closer This episode is about looking closer and having the courage to challenge those preconceived notions we have about ourselves and our place in the world. It’s about digging deeper, beneath the label of our profession, arriving at our truth, and using our story as a force for positive change in the world. My next guest, Iggy van Dinther, is on a mission to spread a powerful message of body positivity, self-awareness,…

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Managing the Family Business Generation Shift

Managing the Family Business Generation Shift

Then you have the question of succession in a family business: Is your child the right person to lead the company? October 16, 2019 by Joseph Felfoldi Leave a Comment You grow up poor and work your way up from nothing. You have children and of course, you want them to have a better life than you did, so from your years of sweat and toil you provide a clean, spacious house, holidays, nice new…

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Bubble-Dash 2019 Results

Bubble-Dash 2019 Results

The Third Annual Bubble-Dash Games were a hit with kids and spectators alike. The crowd cheered on our young athletes as they climbed through and over obstacles, rolled around in inflatable hamster balls, zoomed down a thrilling slide and accomplished other feats of daring and skill in a bid to win fun active prizes from ToySmith and the honor of representing OC on our 2020 Summer Fun Issue cover. Last years winners (pictured above) appeared…

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4 Guilt-Free Steps To Deal With Guilt Trippers In Your Life

4 Guilt-Free Steps To Deal With Guilt Trippers In Your Life

Guilt trippers like to play dirty. To get their way, they exploit your desire to please them or be a good person. October 16, 2019 by The Minds Journal Leave a Comment By Dr. Judith Orloff Guilt Trippers are world-class blamers, martyrs, and drama queens. They know how to make you feel bad by pressing your insecurity buttons. They use guilt to manipulate so you do what they desire. They like to see you squirm…

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Who’s the Master?

Who’s the Master?

By Yiseon Park Before we start discussion, I want to be clear about the definition of ‘Media.’ Media is a mechanism that transmits an action from one side to the other, or by such means. Namely, media itself cannot be a content. Humans have always developed media as a tool to communicate and record ideas and expressions. Then, is the media simply ‘used’ by the human beings who use it? Wouldn’t the media have any…

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Our Fabulous Grade 7 Curriculum Choices

Our Fabulous Grade 7 Curriculum Choices

Are you trying to make some grade 7 curriculum choices? Choosing a homeschool curriculum can be challenging, that’s why I’m going to share our grade 7 curriculum choices with you!  OUR GRADE 7 CURRICULUM CHOICES Grade 7? How did that happen? I can hardly believe I’m homeschooling a grade 7 student. Where did the time go?! I had a great time selecting my daughter’s grade 7 curriculum. Here’s the curriculum we are using this year….

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