5 Keys to Emotional Independence

5 Keys to Emotional Independence by Thomas Fiffer

Too often we give others the power to make us happy or sad. Thomas Fiffer offers five powerful keys to taking your emotional life back.

I’m Free to Travel Wherever I Want, and I Chose Alcatraz

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The freedom to move around, get up and go at a moment’s notice, to check out of our lives for hours and enjoy a funky day trip, is easy to take for granted. Don’t. Go have some fun. In partnership with #CaymanJack

How To Teach a Man or a Boy

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Among the most harmful things we do to men and boys is leave them to their own devices.

Should Good Men Dream of Independence in a Corrupt World?

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Advice from former Yugoslavia for regions chasing the dream of autonomy.

If You’re So Smart, Why Ain’t You Rich?

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It still remains true, especially for men, that we are primarily valued for what we earn.

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

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Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

Becoming Emotionally Self-Reliant

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The real life Yoda, Leo Babauta, drops science on how to be responsible for your own happiness.

Alone at Life’s Threshold

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College senior, Dan Ferman, admits he’s scared. Nevertheless, he embraces the challenges ahead.

“Empower kids to figure things out for themselves”

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A Peaceful Dignified Exit, and to All a Good Death

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Death, a natural and unavoidable part of life, should be painless, peaceful, dignified and a celebration of the life that was.

I Love You but You Don’t Complete Me

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Lady Chatterly argues that love complements people who are already whole

Money, Disability and the Road to Independence

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Erin Kelly, a writer with Cerebral Palsy, talks about the way money impacts her personal freedom.

Touch Isolation: Insisting Boys Learn Independence Creates an Isolating Trap for Men

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Mark Greene believes that men heckle women about frequency of sex because men key on it as authentic contact in lives otherwise cut off from connection.

Future Anxieties and First World Problems

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Pat Brothwell worries about a future where he is able to provide a woman with the kind of lifestyle he’d expect himself to provide, even though he’s currently single with no prospects.

I Hate Accepting Help

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Patrick Brothwell is trying to figure out why he continually bites the proverbial hand that feeds him.

What Does Freedom Mean to You? Our Community Shares Their Responses

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We asked our community a simple question: What does freedom mean to you? We got answers via email, by post, on Facebook and Twitter. Here are some of the best answers. Please add yours to the comments, we’ll be updating as more responses come in.