The most powerful message on goals you’ll ever read

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) First, let me start by saying that the message is not by me β€” I’m not writing this just to toot my own horn. It’s something I read on Instagram, by…

Are You Missing Out? Yes, and Here’s Why It Really Doesn’t Matter

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) If you are one of those people who constantly worry that they are missing out… If you peruse social media like a cat ready to pounce and frantically call up all your…

Five Ways to Stay Motivated While Learning A Language

ESL learners: Have you ever studied new English vocabulary by reading an article about studying English? Well, now you can say you have! Click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after to retain what you’ve learned! πŸ™‚ ) I’ll admit it: I’m a language freak. Heck, I’ll shout it…

Why Envy Is Actually a Good Thing

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) Envy. The ol’ green-eyed monster. It’s been berated, dismissed, and shunned in every possible way, from its aforementioned nickname, to its inclusion as one of the seven deadly sins. Granted, envy does lead…

Look for Love Like You Look For Music

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) Love can be found in a million different ways, in a million different places. From dating apps to standing in line at the supermarket, and every place and moment in between. With…

Four Easy Ways to Become More Productive

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) I’m not really one for long introductions β€” more often than not, as a reader I skip down to the actual contents of the article anyways. So I’ll just get right to it! Make your to-do…

Thinking about nothingness

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) What is it that you first think of when you read the term β€œnothingness”?  Paradoxically, nobody actually thinks of nothingness β€” no matter what we imagine, we imagine something β€” this notion in itself is in…

Is there a “right way” to deal with negative feelings?

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) Feelings: those pesky little things that populate our mental landscapes and sometimes get in the way of our everyday lives. They can infiltrate you at any moment. While eating breakfast. While standing in line at the…

How to Become Better at Anything

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) There are a great many things that humans strive for, but they can probably all be summarized under a single common heading: development. The unrelenting desire to improveβ€”to be better, stronger, richer, happierβ€”is the propeller…

Life Is Not An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet… Stop Treating It Like One

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) When you start getting really into self-development content, something very interesting starts to happen. You start to hear the same message everywhere. Across different podcasts, books, articles, posts… even if they’re from wildly different fields….