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Tasha Eurich Has News for You: You’re Not as Self-Aware as You Think

Tasha Eurich Has News for You: You’re Not as Self-Aware as You Think

…a beautiful sunset, because they thought that beautiful sunset would make someone’s day better. It’s a powerful difference. You write about how the key to cultivating self-awareness is to get…

Coolhaus Founders: Ampersand Women Natasha Case & Freya Estreller

Coolhaus Founders: Ampersand Women Natasha Case & Freya Estreller

…of architecture academic training, and I just started to feel like there was a disconnect with public awareness and design. I have always been passionate about food and had experimented…

Art Within Reach: The Women Behind the Affordable Art Fair

Art Within Reach: The Women Behind the Affordable Art Fair

…top in domino with the Harlem skirt in black. ON SELF-AWARENESS Vanessa: I definitely had periods of being lost in my 20s. Whenever I feel like I’m stagnating, I like…

5 Things No One Tells You When You Apply to Business School

5 Things No One Tells You When You Apply to Business School

…actual intelligence. How well you handle frustrating situations, your ability to relate to and connect with others, and your overall self-awareness will be put to the test just as often…

What Happens When a Type-A Girl Takes on Meditation?

What Happens When a Type-A Girl Takes on Meditation?

I started experimenting with meditation for a litany of reasons, including everything from a doctor’s order to a desire to better handle stress. Upon discussing my experiment with…

How Women Really Say No at Work

How Women Really Say No at Work

…to. Being your own gatekeeper takes discipline and self-awareness. You can’t blow off an important phone call because you’d rather finish your sandwich, but you do need to eat; it’s…

How I Found My Uniform: The Novelist Edition

How I Found My Uniform: The Novelist Edition

…and self-awareness it requires, I’ve never been a uniform girl. Courtney wears the Rachel dress in black. That’s why, for my first-ever book tour in 2014, I crammed a checked…

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

…benefit for me has been what I’ll call a “mindfulness feedback loop.” By putting more awareness on the small pleasures that brighten my day through writing, I’m more likely to…

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