Category Archives: Emotional

Articles, commentary, and information on taking care of one’s emotional well being.

Dealing with stress

My brother has an excellent post on his site about dealing with stress: “If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an … Continue reading

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Self reliance, humility, and charity

As I’ve said before, I don’t think some people’s idea of self reliance can be achieved. I don’t think we will ever get to the point where we don’t need anyone else for anything. There are people who do it, … Continue reading

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The need for role-models

While this is not entirely on-topic, this essay by Rick Johnson really caught my attention and pulled on my heart strings a bit. It is well worth reading the whole thing, but here’s the bottom line: I am convinced that the … Continue reading

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Self reliance is an attitude

I have been an employee in Corporate America for most of my career. I put myself through college by cleaning a department store in the mornings before school and by selling housewares in the same store at night. I got … Continue reading

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Self reliance: A confessional – the report

It was neither a astounding success nor a miserable failure. I’d call today a good, solid win. I didn’t last the entire eleven hours. I only made it nine before I got a headache, wore out, and called it a … Continue reading

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Social self reliance: a confessional

One area where I definitely need to be more self reliant is socially. I am not an outgoing person. I like people easily, but I have difficulty instigating social interactions. I’m not sure why that is, but I’ve come to … Continue reading

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Staying grounded through work

Anthony Siino, writing for Chico State’s independent student newspaper, produced a column about the value of hard work and producing something with one’s hands. He encouraged his fellow college students to not get too caught up in the “life of … Continue reading

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Self reliance and your attitude toward yourself and others

Leonard Carr of the South African news organization Times Live examines the connection between your level of self reliance and how you interact with your environment. He decides that the “Truly noble tidy up their mess“: Servitude occurs when you … Continue reading

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Self Reliance and religion

In my recent research into self reliance I have begun coming across uses of the phrase “self reliance” in a negative connotation. These are almost always in reference to religion, and usually describing a person’s relationship with God. In this … Continue reading

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Low profile living – why and how

Self Reliance Exchange has posted a series of articles on low profile living, or living so as not to attract notice from others. I saw similar articles there a few days ago but initially thought they were being just a … Continue reading

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