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We Will Never Completely Heal

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Cursed was the day
There were no warning signs, no red lights, no pointers
The sun was bullish as ever, the moon peering as always
And then you called as usual, with your voice soothing as normal
It was to be the last

With broken hearts, we remember
Twelve months have brought no solace
Our soul still bleed
Our eyes still sore
Our head still ache
Time has not healed us,
It has only revealed the scale of our loss.

The thought is still vivid
The wound is still fresh
The agony still hangs over us like a cloud
The memory still shatters us
How can we heal mpa? How?

We find solace in the life you lived
We take succor that you are in the right destination
We are comforted that you have found true peace away from a world that gave you none
We will never completely heal; but we will patch up and keep moving

10 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30

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So I found this top 10 book recommendations to read before 30. Coincidentally, I have read all of these books, and wow, they make for a fantastic read any day!

1. The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck – Pretty much the granddaddy of all self-improvement books, it’s easily one of the best nonfiction works I’ve ever read. By melding love, science and spirituality into a primer for personal growth, Peck guides the reader through lessons on delaying gratification, accepting responsibility for decisions, dedicating oneself to truth and reality, and creating a balanced lifestyle.

2. Getting Things Done by David Allen – The ultimate ‘organize your life’ book. Allen’s ideas and processes are for all those people who are overwhelmed with too many things to do, too little time to do them, and a general sense of unease that something important is being missed. The primary goal of this book is to teach you how to effectively get your ‘to-do inbox’ to empty.

3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effect…

3 Organizations That Have Aided My Personal Growth

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Today, I will like to share with you three pivotal organizations that have oiled the wheel of my personal development over the past few years. These organizations are entirely not exclusive to a select few and have nothing to do with your job. I like to think of them as credible ‘pass time.’ To avoid all doubt, the list is by no means exhaustive. However, the goal is that this will make someone want to be a part of any of these three. Let’s go!

1. Toastmasters
Arguably the best association I have been a part of over the past few years. Toastmasters International is a place that provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. With its headquarters in the United States, there are about 16,000 clubs in over 140 countries of the world. I have learnt that by just having the gift of speaking, and exuding confidence while at…

5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)

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1. Starting over isn’t a good choice, and should only be a last resort.

The idea of starting over being a bad thing is baked right into the fabric of our society’s education system. We send our children to a university when they’re 17 or 18, and basically tell them to choose a career path they’ll be happy with for the next 40 years. “But, what if I choose wrong?” I remember thinking to myself. And that’s exactly what I did, in more ways than one.

Over the years, however, through bouts of failure and hardship, I’ve learned the truth through experience: you can change paths anytime you want to. Yes, starting over is almost always feasible, and it’s oftentimes a pretty darn good choice too. Of course, it won’t be easy, but neither is being stuck with a lifelong career you naively chose when you were a teenager. And neither is holding on to something that’s not meant to be, or something that’s already gone.

The truth is, no one wins a game of chess by only moving forward; sometimes…