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Best of Our Blogs: October 5, 2012

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

How many times have you asked yourself the following question:

“Does what I’m doing matter?”

Your efforts to teach your kids compassion, be a good enough parent, make a living in a creative field, find the right partner feel pointless if you’re not seeing evidence that what you’re doing is working. But that’s the thing about life. You need faith to keep traversing the path.

How do you stay positive when you’re in the shadow of other people’s successes? How do you maintain a sense of patience in a society that favors immediate gratification?

You keep going. You remember moments when you persevered and overcame what appeared to be insurmountable challenges. Use these memories as tokens of hope and motivation to keep you on your path. And when that’s not enough? Read the insights our bloggers are providing this week, from revealing why everything you do matters, to the importance of self-compassion. You’ll also discover how play can add more to your creative endeavors than forced effort, and get tips on successful online dating. Just in time for the weekend. Have a good one!

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