Thought Catalog

David Cain

I'm David and my blog, Raptitude, is a street-level look at the human experience -- what makes human beings do what ...

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5 Self-Help Books That Actually Helped

If you spend a decade reading different people’s accounts of how to be happy, you discover that almost all of them can be boiled down to a few principles, and the primary one by far is to keep your attention in the present moment.

Most Lives Are Lived By Default

So much of our lives consists of conditions we’ve fallen into. We gravitate unwittingly to what works in the short term, in terms of what to do for work and what crowd to run with.

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed

I’ve only been back at work for a few days, but already I’m noticing that the more wholesome activities are quickly dropping out of my life: walking, exercising, reading, meditating, and extra writing.

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