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Sona Jepsen

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What would you say if I told you happiness is a choice? Most people find this hard to believe. We’ve been conditioned to think happiness is something we attain by accruing external things: professional accolades, job titles, houses, cars. Most of us carry around a mental checklist of what we need to have or achieve before we can be happy. Have you ever noticed that the list never seems to shrink? You land a great…

Everyone is in constant pursuit of knowledge. We attend college and graduate school to accumulate information. Each morning (and many times throughout the day) we scroll obsessively through news headlines and articles about how to tweak performance in order to achieve greater success. Knowledge is a commodity we can never seem to get enough of. More important than accumulating knowledge, however, is what we do with it. Holding facts in our minds isn’t worth much…

Nourishment comes in many forms. We eat nutritious foods to sate our appetites and fuel our bodies. We engage in spiritual activities and moments of reflection to nourish the soul. We volunteer our time and donate to worthy causes to satisfy our desire to help the communities in which we live. Yet all too often, we overlook the importance of developing nourishing relationships, which are essential elements of a strong career journey and personal life.…