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Suicide Squad and How We Are All Played for Suckers

“The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.” ~Anais Nin So I recently saw a screening of Warner Brother and DC’s newest offering, Suicide Squad and, without giving too much away… it involves a lot of manipulation—specifically, forcing people to act against their own self-interest. In the words of Amanda Waller, the heavy-handed…
Kendel Christensen
August 11, 2016

2 Mind Hacks to Stop Being Hard on Yourself

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” —Buddha So… a lot of people have told me I’m really hard on myself. And they’re right! “Ah, Kendel, you know better than that. Why’d you say that?” “You woke up at WHAT time? Pssh, pathetic.” “You missed your goal again today, when are you…
Kendel Christensen
April 20, 2015

5 Essential Technology Lifehacks

Tech life hack #1: sends you free reminder emails, when you need them. Ever send an email and the other person forgets to get back to you? Help yourself out by selecting a number of days that you’d like to be reminded to follow up with the person (e.g., 5), and include the…
Kendel Christensen
April 10, 2015

What is Learned Empowerment?

Hi I’m Kendel Christensen, Welcome to Learned Empowerment. What is Learned Empowerment? Learned Empowerment is about believing we can change reality. If there is something in life we don’t like, we can change it. It’s about making a conscious decision to not be a victim in life, and instead ask ourselves more creative questions. This…
Kendel Christensen
April 7, 2015
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My Personal Favorite TED Talks

My Top 10 Favorite TED Talks   TED is one of my favorite organizations. Since 1984, their mission has been to bring together inspired speakers to “change attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world.” Since 2006, it has shared its clearinghouse of knowledge, and today anyone can be personally tutored by some of the best minds of…
Kendel Christensen
February 21, 2015

My Story

For most of my life, I wasn’t really living. I was more… watching life. I watched as others would raise their hands to answer questions in class. I watched as others would suggest ideas and make plans. I watched as others started conversations and made things happen. Me? No way. Engaging with people scared me,…
Kendel Christensen
November 5, 2014