Chase Ruzek

3 Insights from my 30-Day Digital Detox

A little over a month ago I was one of those people that make a post on Facebook that they’re leaving Facebook. However, I acknowledged I would be back in thirty days. Like many others who have read “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport, I was inspired (convinced) to try a 30-day digital detox. The Concept […]

SILENT for 10 Days… Here’s What I Learned

When I first told people I was going to attend a 10-day silent meditation retreat, I didn’t hesitate using that word: retreat. However, that word evokes images of a beautiful view, feelings of comfort, and a do-whatever-you-want type of experience. And that was NOT this! This was a challenging course designed to train the mind, […]

A Better Way to Tell Someone How You Feel

Have you ever been in a conversation that escalated into a heated argument when you were only trying to express how you feel? It may go something like this: We’re simply trying to express our point of view to let the other person know how we feel. All of a sudden, they get defensive. Then […]

The Difference Between Positive & Negative Emotions

Have you ever stopped to consider the question: what is the real difference between positive and negative emotions? Most people accept that emotions such as fear, sadness, guilt, etc. are a part of life, but they view them as an unwanted part of life. The bad part. It’s important to understand the difference since the […]

What Processing Emotion Looks Like

We’re often told that it’s necessary to process our emotions in difficult situations, such as during a break-up, being let go from work, or becoming ill. It sounds reasonable, but we’re rarely told what this actually looks like in practice. Do we try to feel sad and force out some tears? Do we just allow […]

Deciding When to Invest in Continuing Education

A theme among highly successful people is that they make significant financial investments in self-development. They understand that investing in education, coaching, or their own business, combined with their intentions and work ethic, can produce exponential returns. It’s important to look at continuing education opportunities in terms of the ROI they offer. It’s also important […]

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