Life

Mikko Nieminen

Is There Such a Thing as Casual Cocaine Use?

“What is especially deadly about cocaine is that there is no correlation between how many times you’ve used cocaine or how much you used, and when you will suffer a cardiac arrest. Some people die after their first use.”

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A World of Strangers Weep for You – RIP Amanda Todd

Yesterday, a Port-Coquitlam teenager, Amanda Todd, committed suicide after suffering countless attacks of bullying. The girl had created a YouTube video sharing her story of how she was physically attacked and cyber-bullied.

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Rewriting the Script

While I cannot change my childhood, my upbringing and my history, I can change my reaction to it. The memories of events may stay the same, but my internalization of such events don’t have to.

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3 Things To Give Up To Be Happy

Give up being a victim. The perspective that you are just the result of all external variables deflects responsibility for taking control over your own life. It is unfortunate that sometimes bad things happen to the best of people. Life can be unfair, unkind and unjust. However, being stuck in a victim mentality does not nurture your ability to move forward and onward.

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Can We Stop Posing Now?

I have a lot of respect for the people who have the courage to be raw, authentic, honest and… imperfect.

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Are You Chasing the Right Things?

In the rush of life, the race to the top, and with the perception that happiness is the result of success and materialistic milestones; we often forget that everything we need to be happy is already right in front of us. Our health, our family, our friends, our societal contributions, our perspective, and our gratitude – these are the ingredients for joy. Everything we need is right here, right now.

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Imagine

Imagine if women helped boost other women up, and focused on supporting each other verus competing and tearing each other down.

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6 Valuable Lessons of Growth

Without a sound set of rules for yourself, a value system and a moral compass, you’ll ultimately make decisions that will hurt yourself and…

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Choose to Win

Choose to win. Choose to be better, every day. Try harder — put in the effort and the hard work to make things happen for you. Aim further. If you settle for less or put a limit to how far you can go — you will always stay within those self-created confines.

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Dare to Disrupt

Make a ruckus. Aim to interrupt. Dare to disrupt the status-quo.

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Choose a Winning Attitude

When interacting and speaking to successful leaders, I’ve noticed a strong commonality. Regardless of industry, upbringing, or culture, these leaders share a similar disposition: …

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Are You a Good Friend?

Having an abundance of friends where interactions are based in love, care, support and value exchange is not a happening of chance, but a…

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Etiquette in a Digital World

In our digital world of tweets, pokes and pings, it’s easy to forget about the basics of etiquette. After all, when you can do…

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“Free” for Thought

“If I get to pick what I want to do, then it’s play… if someone else tells me that I have to do it,…