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Why You Shouldn’t Count the (Sunk) Costs

Why You Shouldn’t Count the (Sunk) Costs

Before you made a decision growing up, your parents probably told you to count the costs. Usually this is good advice, unless the costs are sunk. What is a Sunk Cost? When we make a decision, we often consider resources (e.g., time, effort, money) that we have already...
5 Strategies to Accept Negative Things in Your Life

5 Strategies to Accept Negative Things in Your Life

In my life lately, I’ve been working on acceptance. In the past, I’ve resisted acceptance. Acceptance seemed weak, like I was okay with failure or not being the best I could be. But as I have grown older, I have realized I do have some limitations. There are certain...
What is Up To Us

What is Up To Us

One of the key tenets in Stoic philosophy involves the following phrase: “ta eph’hemin, ta ouk eph’hemin,” which translates to “what is up to us, what is not up to us.” The Stoics thought this was a key distinction, and the idea is often repeated in the writings of...
Stay in Your Own Business

Stay in Your Own Business

I’m reading an excellent book called Loving What Is, by Byron Katie. One of her main points throughout the book is that it is essential to stay in your own business. Katie says there are three types of business in the world: Your business. Your business consists of...
The Problem with Dual Relationships

The Problem with Dual Relationships

In psychology, we talk a lot about the importance of avoiding dual relationships. A dual relationship occurs when you have a different kind of relationship with a person in more than one setting. For example, if I took on a family member as a client, that would be a...
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