• What If You Stopped Believing Your Bad Habits Are Bad?

    coffee beans and crumbs on a plate
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    “I really need to start leaving some food on my plate. I always eat every last bite. I probably eat so much food I don’t actually need just because it’s there…”

    I was saying this to myself in my head the other night after dinner. I’ve said it many times. But that night, for whatever reason, some part of my brain argued back:

    “Why? Why do I need to stop clearing my plate? I’m not even a little bit overweight. I eat mostly healthy foods. Is eating everything I’m served–by myself or others–really an issue? Maybe I’m filling my plate up […] Continue Reading…

  • Why Conventional Career Advice Puts You on the Wrong Track

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    image by Lawrence Whittemore

    Note from Cassie: This is a guest post by Cody Wheeler at Academy Success. Interested in guest posting for Alternative Badassery? Contact me.

    If you follow the advice of most “career experts” out there, you’re basically going to be digging a deeper and deeper hole every day.

    You may not get out of this hole until you’re in your 60s. Or worse, this hole may end up killing you before you retire.

    See, there’s a pretty big problem with career experts. Most of them have never changed careers… so how are they qualified to tell you what to do?
    Confused? Let Me Explain.
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  • How I Know He’s “The One”

    flowers spelling out I Love You
    image by @Doug88888

    Note: Another sappy Valentine’s Day post from me this year. Who am I?

    John doesn’t believe in “The One,” which is fine and sounds more harsh than it is. Specifically, he doesn’t believe two people are undeniably destined for each other, that they’re this perfectly-matched pair that the universe is set on bringing together so they can begin this beautiful, effortless relationship, and continue to mesh magically till the end of their days, living happily ever after. Which is to say, he thinks no relationship is perfect and every relationship takes a lot of hard work, compromise, sacrifice, and the […] Continue Reading…