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"Those who give, receive. Those who take, are taken from. When you give something to someone, you also give it to yourself. What you're expressing to others you're also expressing towards yourself. The words you use about yourself creates the image you have of yourself. We are mirrors of each […]" (click to see entire quote) "Those who give, receive. Schools don't teach this. some thoughts...

In Spaces Between | In Honour of Love, Truth + Beauty: 56 Rare Quotes That Will Change The Way You Live Your Life! I adore inspiring words and have always collected quotes and truisms, scribbling them in my diary or emailing them off to friends who were searching for some solace or simply to be uplifted. There’s something about a poignant, well-articulated string of words that really makes sense of the world around us. Motivating quotes are omnipresent these days and I don’t know about you, but I must admit I glaze over when I see the same old quotes being used repeatedly on posters or blog posts – which is why I’ve been spending time compiling the list below for the past three weeks, adding my favourites slowly but surely as they flew into my radar. I hope some of these ignite a fire within you and help you look at life with shining eyes and love in your heart. I understand you might not get through reading them all now but it’s my hope you’ll bookmark this post to refer back to next time you need a big kiss from someone who has been there, done that before. On Writing On Love + Relationships On Life

Borderline Personality The Human Mind Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Back to Personality Disorders Know yourself - Understand others! Back to Human Mind & Personality

E_Potgieter : I'll be doing this in December:... 28 of the best pieces of advice about life you'll ever read Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you. Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. “Never argue with a stupid person, they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” Only pack what you can carry yourself. Remember you’ll always regret what you didn’t do rather than what you did. “You’d worry less about what people think about you if you knew how seldom they do.” If you blame it on someone else, don’t expect it to get better. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who hates peaches.” If the grass is greener on the other side, there’s probably more manure there. Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now. Strive to be the man you want your daughter to marry.

Depressive Personality The Human Mind Depressive Personality Disorder Depressive Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviors beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: usual mood is dominated by dejection, gloominess, cheerlessness, joylessness, unhappiness;self-concept centers around beliefs of inadequacy, worthlessness, and low self-esteem;is critical, blaming, and derogatory toward self;is brooding and given to worry;is negativistic, critical, and judgmental toward others;is pessimistic;is prone to feeling guilty or remorseful. Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Back to Personality Disorders Know yourself - Understand others! Back to Human Mind & Personality

Have a Fabulous Workday: 10 Tricks Want to have the best workday ever? Day after day? It's not as difficult as you think. These 10 tweaks to your everyday behavior will virtually guarantee you a day that's not just enjoyable but allows you to get more done than you ever thought possible. 1. It's easier to achieve and maintain a positive attitude if you have a "library" of positive thoughts in your head, so you can draw upon them if the day doesn't go exactly as you'd prefer. 2. Always remember that there's a deeper reason why you go to work and why you chose your current role. 3. Most people waste their commute time listening to the news or (worse, especially if they're driving) making calls, texting, or answering emails. 4. It's likely, if you followed the first three steps, that you'll already be smiling. It doesn't matter if it feels fake: Research has shown that even the most forced of smiles genuinely reduces stress and makes you happier. 5. 6. 7. 8. Long hours are simply a bad idea. 9. 10. But What About ...

Masochistic Personality The Human Mind Masochistic (Self-defeating) Personality Disorder Self-defeating Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of self-defeating behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. The behaviors do not occur exclusively in response to, or in anticipation of , being physically, sexually, or psychologically abused. Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Back to Personality Disorders Know yourself - Understand others! Back to Human Mind & Personality

» 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings By Leo Babauta One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear. It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. By working on your self-confidence and self-esteem. I still have those fears, undoubtedly. This post was inspired by reader Nick from Finland, who asked for an article about self-worth and self-confidence: Many of the things you propose make people feel better about themselves and actually help building self-confidence. Truer words have never been spoken. As an aside, I know that some people make a strong distinction between self-esteem and self-confidence. Taking control of your self-confidence If you are low in self-confidence, is it possible to do things that will change that? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Passive-Aggressive Personality The Human Mind Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of negativistic attitudes and passive resistance to demands for adequate performance, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: passively resists fulfilling routine social and occupational tasks;complains of being misunderstood and unappreciated by others;is sullen and argumentative;unreasonably criticizes and scorns authority;expresses envy and resentment toward those apparently more fortunate;voices exaggerated and persistent complaints of personal misfortune;alternates between hostile defiance and contrition. Source: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Back to Personality Disorders Know yourself - Understand others! Back to Human Mind & Personality

9 Great Ways to Live a More Positive Life “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough.” - Richard M. Note: This guest post was written by personal development blogger Henrik Edberg. I like finding ways to improve my life and bring more positivity into it. 1. This is one of those very simple things you can do to bring more positivity in to your life. 2. If you don´t then you´ll just create a lot of unnecessary pain in your life. 3. You don´t have live your life in reaction. 4. Self-education can be a great help to live a more positive life. 5. Your emotions work backwards too. 6. Don´t let your thoughts drift into the past or future more than necessary. 7. This is great way to improve your performance and decrease anxiety in any upcoming situation. 8. Michael Jordan once said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. 9. One common problem is to focus your thoughts on what you don´t want rather than what you want.

Breeders, rescues & supplies - Critter City "Whaddaya waitin for?" Please click on logo to join our rat forum, The Rats Nest! Learn even more about rats, mingle with other rat lovers and share pictures and stories about your rats and just about anything else you want to talk about! Well its time to get a rat but where do I look? My boy, Smudge, very happy in his huge two story ferret nation, all ready for Santa! Boys or girls? Whats wrong with pet store rats? FIrst of all, let me start by saying that my first rat was a pet store rat. The main reason I discourage buying from pet stores is because you dont know anything about their line and even if the animal seems healthy when you get it, it could be carrying something that can shorten their life and really cause a painful illness to result from whatever they may carry. So please think long and hard about buying from a pet store. Rescue and adoption I am a strong advocate in rescues of shelter animals. Bo the Grumpy old man! Another option is a good rat breeder. Ratterfly Rattery . Ms.

How to Learn Like a Genius By Win Wenger, Ph.D. Source: Project Renaissance All of you reading this: You have brains enough to run a galaxy. What are you doing with them? One of the most frequently used paths to genius: find a knack that works for you. How to Learn Through a Periscope We had enrolled our 4-year-old daughter in a neighborhood swim team, not for the sake of competing but simply for safety reasons, to ensure she would be competent in the water. In the play Camelot, Merlin was working with Arthur, the young to-be king of England, at a point where Arthur was imagining himself to be a hawk. Like projecting your view through a periscope: let some aspect or part of you "become" a whole, distinct person who happens to be the world's greatest genius in what you are trying to learn. Your "quick-hit" suggestion for this frame ... Imagine Being a Genius Hold onto the feeling of that particular genius while you are working at whatever you are seeking to learn. Understanding is the key here. By Win Wenger.