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How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

Happiness

Learning to distinguish “fear” from “fear of fear” is key to leading a happy life

There’s one piece of advice that’s always stuck with me: “The only way to not be scared of being punched in the face is being punched in the face.” This is quite true, as I learned after receiving the first (and only) punch in my life. Late one night, I inadvertently bumped into someone outside a …

German Philosophy

Thirteen Great Tools That Will Make Your Writing Shine

Writing is hard, even at the best of times. Putting down your thoughts in an orderly and compelling manner can be excruciating, so much so that …

Creative Writing

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Agile Development

11 apps to help you organize your messy life

If adulting is becoming a little too hard, look no further than your smartphone to get your life together. With countless apps available, users can …

How To Double Your Writing Speed

I am a writer. I write slowly.<p>This is a problem, because I am a writer.<p>About a year ago, I tracked my productivity and learned that I write on average 500 words per hour. Most professional writers produce at least twice that amount.<p>So in order to make better progress on my books, my natural …

The Best DIY Gifts to Give When You’re Basically Broke

Gifts are hard enough to pick out, let alone pay for. So we propose you leave the socks on the shelf, toss the cafe gift cards aside, and make …

6 Naked Truths About Relationships No One Wants to Admit (and How They Affect Your Business)

A happy relationship is a happy business leader.<p><i>The expression "naked truth" comes from a fable in which Truth and Falsehood went bathing. Falsehood went and dressed in Truth's clothes, and Truth, refusing to take another's clothes, went naked.</i><p>When there's conflict in your life, you don't make good …

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate Mind Control: Researchers Suspect Bacteria, Viruses and Parasites Influence Human Behavior, Culture

<b>Categories</b>Carolanne Wright, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health, Society, Wake UpSeptember 29th, 2016 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for …

Biology

The Role of Art Therapy in OCD Treatment

Several years ago I was chatting with a seasoned therapist, who uses cognitive behavioral (CBT) techniques to treat OCD. He asked me, somewhat …

Mental Health

Color, Paint, Sculpt, Write, Create! Transform Your Life (and Health) With the Power of Art Therapy

<b>Categories</b>Carolanne Wright, Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health, Health, Love & Life, Recommended Reading, Relax & Be Inspired, Self-Discovery & …

Mental Health

Awesome Tips To Relieve Stress With Adult Coloring

STRESS<p>Stress is literally killing us and making us sick. We know this and at times seem powerless to stop it. I know this first hand being a highly …

Mindfulness