Angela K. Irvin

149 Flips | 1 Magazine | 7 Followers | @AngelaIrvin | Angela Irvin is a wellness writer with a background in psychology and philosophy. Her writings stress the themes of thought-awareness and personal wellness strategies. She holds a degree in Health Administration and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Visit AngelaIrvin.com to learn more.

5 Ideas for Better Work and Better Life | Inc.com

This tension, of course, is known as "work-life balance." And while work-life balance is something most people want, it's also something that most people--especially people living in the United States--aren't very good at achieving. A recent OECD Better Life Index ranked the U.S. 28th out of 36 …

Work-life Balance

This is your brain on mobile

A critique of destructive smartphone habits diagnosed by someone that makes a living off of them.<p>Power down<p>When is the last time you powered down. …

5 Ways to Reframe Failure

Imagine yourself…<p><i>…messing up during a big presentation.</i><p><i>…blowing the job interview.</i><p><i>…watching the project you worked so hard on go up in smoke.</i><p>Just …

Diet: A Key Component of Personal Success

Everyone has a mental list of goals and aspirations. For example:<p>Compete for a job promotion<br>• Lose weight<br>• Go back to school for a higher degree<br>• Start a …

A Basic Meditation to Train Awareness

This mindfulness practice allows us to relate <i>to</i> instead of <i>from</i> our thoughts<i>—</i>we’re building awareness of how we think. When we engage in this …

Mindfulness

The Habits of Successful People: They Disengage to Renew

I just booked a flight for a vacation to Cancún, Mexico, and it got me pondering the relationship between work and rest in a startup.<p>One reason I’m …

The Four Greatest Psychological Discoveries of 2014

Every day of every year, scientists toil away in their efforts to understand the workings of the human mind. What makes us happy? How do our emotions …

50 Empowering Quotes that Will Shift Your Perspective

Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you will ever have. Whether you perceive yourself positively or negatively, …

It's Normal to Be Terrible at Keeping New Year's Resolutions

7<p>SHARES<p>Last New Year's Eve, I said I was going to start running more. Twice a week, to be exact. Now, 12 months and 12 jogs later—four or five of …

Will Power

Andean Pumas Bring National Park in Argentina Back to Life

Researchers are just beginning to understand how these big cats are influencing their habitat.<p>Mountain lion. Cougar. Puma. The big cat with many names deals in death. But in San Guillermo National Park, Argentina, <i>Puma concolor</i> is bringing the high Andean habitat back to life.<p>A mix of wind-swept …

Why Walking Helps Us Think

In <i>Vogue</i>’<i>s</i> 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of Homeric, chromatic, and visceral chapter headings, instructors should prepare maps of Dublin with Bloom’s and Stephen’s intertwining …

Elephant Who Wept Through His Rescue Officially Declared 'Free'

Earlier this year, the story of an elephant named Raju touched the hearts of many people around the world. After 50 years of suffering and …

How to live passionately—no matter your age

Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, …

Effects of Music: 10 Influences on the Brain

Effects of music include improving verbal IQ, aiding in heart disease treatment, evoking colours in the mind and even helping you see happy faces all …

How To Turn Character Flaws Into Strengths With One Easy Mental Trick - PsyBlog

An easy mental trick to turn poor personality traits to your advantage.<p>Believing that a negative personality trait has a positive ‘silver lining’ is …

Take Your Therapist With You These Holidays: 6 Tools To Help You Enjoy This Time

Here are some comments I have already heard from other people about the upcoming holidays:<p>“Bah humbug!”<br>• “I can’t stand that song, ‘It’s The Most …

The Real Reasons Why Women’s Careers Stall After Parenthood

A new study from Harvard Business School sheds light on what happens after graduation, and the answer isn’t what you’d expect.<p>It’s no secret women are conspicuously absent from boardrooms across the country, and for years one of the main reasons given for this phenomenon was that they were choosing …

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Can't Focus

Meditation is more than just a stress buster: it has a whole host of health benefits. But how can you embark on a serene course of meditation when …

The Case Against Family Secrets

Did you have a great aunt who ran away with her lover, abandoning her children? Or maybe a distant cousin who suffered from severe depression? …

Mental Health

When The People You Trust Hurt You (And How To Stop It)

By Deepak Chopra<p>Cruel or cutting remarks from strangers can be hurtful, but 99 percent of the time, we are hurt by someone we know, and these injuries are deeper and more painful, because a person who should be the source of love suddenly betrays that love -- intentionally or otherwise. It's hard …

10 (More) Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress This Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner which means family, food and, for many of us, stress on stress. Whether you're dreading those endless conversations with your great aunt Judith or getting anxious over the prospect of this year's New Year's resolutions, may we humbly suggest you let your …

Say No Without Burning Bridges

Many of us don’t like to say no to a coworker or a boss—for instance, when the boss asks for a tighter deadline, or a team member needs a longer one—because we’re worried about damaging the relationship. That’s because it often feels synonymous with confrontation. And whether you are …

Why Wait? Make Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution Now

“After New Year’s, I’ll be a new person.”<p>Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. …

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

The Science of Procrastination - And How To Manage It

Mindfulness Isn't Just Mind Medicine, It's Also Good For Your Heart

New research has found a convincing link between mindfulness and improved cardiovascular health. Researchers from Brown University say they’ve uncovered evidence suggesting that “dispositional mindfulness” is directly associated with scores on four of seven cardiovascular health indicators, and …

10 Ways to Give the Gift of Global Health This Year

‘Tis the season of gift giving! Finding the perfect gift is hard — you’ve run through the stores on Black Friday, broke the internet on Cyber Monday, …