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The Japanese art principle that teaches how to work with failure

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The Japanese art principle that teaches how to work with failure
Your cracks and flaws make you more amazing—if handled artfully.

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The beautiful mess effect

The beautiful mess effect

We don't expect other people to be perfect but appreciate when people show their vulnerabilities and admit errors. Yet, we're afraid to expose our own shortcomings.

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Don't waste your experiences

Things fall apart for everyone. If you're wise, you can be resourceful and use the scraps, patch yourself up, and keep going.

Professor Brené Brown states that &quo...

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The ordinary in extraordinary

The physical evidence of a life well-lived can be a source of pride rather than shame. We don't have to hide the white hair, lined skin, scars, or extra pounds. They can be seen as signs that y...

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The ordinary mind

According to Zen master Basho, the ordinary mind has no fabrications, no biased value judgments.

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