Ashley Rafiti

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The Mantras That Helped Me Recover From Anxiety & Depression

Today I am happy, peaceful, and living my potential—but it wasn’t always this way.<p>Almost a decade ago, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. At …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

Give Your Joints a Break and Try This Muscle-Burning, Low-Impact Workout

Need a breather from plyo or running? Maybe you're injured or just need a little break for your joints. You can still get a great workout in! And …

Exercise

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

21 Hearty Nourishing Bowls With No Meat Or Dairy

One bowl wonders.

Maple Oat Nut Scones

For the scones: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.<p>In a large bowl, combine the flour, …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

Time Management

Homeowners Insurance YOY Premium Growth Rate Hits

Bad weather led to a spike in homeowners insurance claims during the first half of 2016, and the annual yearly written premium growth rate for the …

5 Positive Ways to Build Your Belief in Yourself

We all start out as kids with big dreams; we want to be movie stars, astronauts and sports superstars. <i>We want to be somebody.</i> But then we get out …

This 1 Phrase Will Help You Develop Self-Control, According to Science | Inc.com

Our bad habits have an uncanny ability to get in the way of doing our best at work and in life.<p>But a new study has found a simple, yet effective weapon in the fight against our very worst vices.<p>Researchers writing in The Journal of Consumer Research looked at the differences between people who say …

Framing

Trick Your Lazy Brain Into Being Productive With These Tips | Inc.com

The summer slowdown is upon us. Right now you may feel a little unmotivated, to say the least. Unless you're one of those lucky people who works from the beach, it can be hard to concentrate on the task at hand during the summer months.<p>You may be dreaming of your vacation and time off, but if …

Procrastination

28 Effortless Things You Can Do Today to Make Your Life Easier | Inc.com

You want your life to be easier. But, here's the thing: You want the process of improving your daily existence to be, well, <i>easy</i>.<p>Hey, I'm right there with you--which is why I've pulled together this helpful list of 28 simple (yes, <i>simple</i>!) ways that you can make the day to day a little more …

Productivity

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Meditation

9 important foods you aren't eating that you should be this summer

But what about the things you can <i>add</i> to your diet for improved health? The items on this list might not be popular yet among Americans, but they're all either good for your health or beneficial for the planet.<p>Plus, many of them make great additions to a summer meal — either in salads or on the …

Nutrition

Start your morning with this 7-minute workout from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz recently invited Joy Bauer to his studio to learn his 7-minute workout that he does every single day. While eating right is important, exercise is also a big part of the equation when it comes to staying healthy.<p>Together, they demonstrated the 7-minute workout that Dr. Oz swears by!<p>They …

Yoga

3 Exercises for a Stronger Pelvic Floor (and Lower Abs)

Building and maintaining a strong pelvic floor is crucial for women of all ages. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the bottom of your pelvis …

Yoga

What Your Core Really Is and How to Strengthen It

Crunches and planks aren’t everything. If you want to strengthen your core, you need to think bigger. Your core includes all the muscles in your …

The cleanse you should do once a week, according to the godfather of colonics

In the world of wellness, Gil Jacobs has developed a reputation for being particularly extreme—after all, this is the guy who’s been nicknamed “the …

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

Motivation

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Meditation

13 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Eggs and veggies in the morning are a delicious way to jump-start your metabolism and fuel your whole day. Check out this roundup of nutritious …

Breakfast

The 5 FASTEST Ways to Ease Sore Muscles

It was in the mid-morning on a warm August day when I was getting ready to do a serious deadlift workout. I love the <b>barbaric strength</b> you feel after …

Muscle

6 Mindfulness Experts Reveal Their Number One Strategy For Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Sonima recently posted an article where 6 mindfulness and yoga experts gave their advice on how to de-stress. There was some wonderful tidbits of …

How to Build a Resilient Mind

How to Build a Mind of Steel<p>5 steps to resiliency.<p>You’re already a resilience pro. In case you’ve forgotten, your track record proves it. Yet the …

9 Things Confident People Do

Confidence is a foundational piece of being able to do great things in life. If you have confidence in yourself and your abilities, you’re more …

This Simple Exercise Can Help You Live a More Meaningful Life | Inc.com

Happiness, according to the latest psychology research, comes in two distinct flavors. The first type is the simple, fleeting pleasure we get from satisfying a desire. How you feel when you indulge in an ice cream cone or buy yourself something nice, for example.<p>This sort of happiness feels nice, …

Happiness

This Genius Child Safety Hack Helps Keep Kids Safe In A Crowd

Police department shares genius safety hack for kids in crowds<p>Summer’s here and that usually means carnivals, festivals, theme parks, and other super …

Parenting

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination