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Self Reliance

How Entrepreneurship Is A Path To Self-Reliance

Connor Kozlov | Posted 10.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

In 1841 American transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote one of his seminal works, Self-Reliance. Given that it has maintained its pop...

The Lost Art Of Self-Reliance

Michael Mamas | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Mamas

We would do well then to honor and evolve the reliance on our own inner sense. This self-reliance process is the subjective approach to understanding life. Taking the time to fully feel our reaction to what is being presented is the first step.

How I Learned Self-Reliance by Literally Almost Drowning

Quora | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Do many atheists pray to God, just in case? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by pe...

What's the Scoop on 'Helicopter Parenting'?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Although the term was originally used to refer to teens and college age kids, it can be referred to doing tasks of a child of any age when the child is capable of doing it alone. Toddlers and preschoolers for example may not learn to play alone because their parent is always hovering over them and playing alongside of them.

Why It's Hard to Ask for Help

Mila Atmos | Posted 04.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Learning many more lessons in this vein, I finally discovered that being independent does not mean that I should have no help along the way. Even small doses of support can have a big impact. The secret to successful requests is to ask early and often.

Conversation With Adam Parfrey (Part One)

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home
Michael Nirenberg

Publisher Adam Parfrey was in town a few weeks ago for the Brooklyn Book Festival. I caught up with Adam at his hotel room to discuss the history of his publishing imprints Feral House and Process Media as well as several other things.

Why You Can't Always Get What You Want

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 08.24.2016 | Parents
Kara Post-Kennedy

If there is something surviving a day wearing a farmyard scene sweater with a burnt orange polyester skirt in a classroom full of designer jeans will teach you... no matter what you've been told, no one ever died of embarrassment.

Self-Reliance: An Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patrick Daniel | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

Circumstances do not matter. Don't look to external things to make you happy. Happiness derived from external things do not last. Measure yourself against others not by what you own, but by what you have become.

Nature's Law: Run Fast or Die

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Ambrose

We recently arrived at our mountain cabin in central Idaho and discovered a flock of eagles eating the bloody carcass of a deer. The raw, vivid scene ...

My Moment of Truth: Sometimes You Just Have to Show Up

Traci Bild | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Traci Bild

Our dreams don't always come in neat little packages. Sometimes they show up crumbled, torn and in messy little bags. The truth is, if you show up, they will too. Not always how you expect it, and in most cases, even better. No matter what it is your pursuing or how hard it is, show up...

Let's Give Our Kids More Credit

Risa Sugarman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Risa Sugarman

I'm a planner, and planning my own psychiatric hospitalization may sound ridiculous, but it is emblematic of how I live my life.

How Being Too Self-Reliant Can Destroy Your Relationship

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Adopt a mindset that it's good to count on your partner. Believe that you can share your deepest feelings with him/her and it will promote healthy attachment, trust and intimacy. You must let them in and embrace the idea that you don't have to go through life alone.

Celebrate your Independence

Megan McDonough | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

I love my country and the self-reliant, can-do attitude it was built upon. As we head out for fireworks, barbeques, and parades to celebrate this Four...

In Case People Yank Your Chain

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Each time you react to others by changing the way you would otherwise behave, you give them control over your life. This is true even if you act in defiance to the other person. In fact, this is probably ESPECIALLY true in that case.

Interview With a Philosopher: The Crucible of Adversity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

How do you view adversity? What role does it play in your life? Do you always seek to avoid it? Or will you sometimes take on a challenge that you sus...

Want To Move Off The Grid? Here's How It's Done.

Patrick J. Kiger | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Patrick J. Kiger

So you're enamored with the dream of living "off the grid": dropping out of modern civilization completely and becoming a self-sufficient iconoclast, free of utility bills, government intrusion and other pressures of the modern world. But even for the most resourceful and determined people, it's a challenge to supply all of life's needs.

Want To Move Off The Grid? Here's How It's Done.

Patrick J. Kiger | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Patrick J. Kiger

So you're enamored with the dream of living "off the grid": dropping out of modern civilization completely and becoming a self-sufficient iconoclast, free of utility bills, government intrusion and other pressures of the modern world. But even for the most resourceful and determined people, it's a challenge to supply all of life's needs.

Education Builds Self-Reliance in a Changing World

Anita Casalina | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Self-reliance is rooted in a fundamental belief that you can change your circumstances. That what you do and how you do it will affect your future. The question is, how does one become self-reliant?

Instill a Secure Self in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

A secure self emerges initially from the appropriate love you give your children. Your love provides them with the knowledge that there are people in their lives who can and will protect them when necessary. The secure self also evolves from the sense of competence they gain from skills.

Olympic Athletes and Self-Reliance

Anita Casalina | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Some athletes even take their hard won notoriety and maybe those endorsements they worked so hard to get, and they go on to start or support charities to help others better their lives.

Genes and Values: The Dopamine Connection

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

All cultural generalizations are wrong when it comes to individuals. We all know Europeans and Americans who are self-effacing and communitarian in their world view, and Asians who are fiercely independent. So why do some individuals conform to cultural norms and others not?

How Sustainable Agriculture Helps the World's Poorest Farmers

Anita Casalina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Programs like this build a smarter, stronger population. Self-sufficiency and self-reliance at a family level means a healthier family with dignity, the ability to work even harder if they wish, or to participate in the care and development of their community.

Why I Won't Live With My Boyfriend

Rachel Weight | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Rachel Weight

I've seen many friends date and then move in with each other simply out of convenience. A few years go by, and they get engaged and married because "it felt like the next step." These are supposed to be the most important relationships in my life. I want to treat them with intentionality.

Anyone Remember Self-Reliance? We Used To Be 'Strongly Silent': Now All We Do Is Talk, Talk, Talk.

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Mandel

We used to blaze trails and now we don't even walk. We used to do things and make things, and explore. And now we talk, talk, talk.

The Milestones American Parents Should Prioritize

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

Every society values its own skill sets for its own reasons. The problem in America is that, while we excel at raising spectacularly verbal kids, we have lost sight of other values that we need to foster in our children.