Catherine Van Zyl

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Rewiring the Brain to Bounce Back from Setbacks Faster and Easier

<i>By: Debi Silber</i><p>According to Linda Graham, psychotherapist and author of <i>Bouncing Back</i>, resilience is: “The capacity to respond to pressures and tragedies quickly, adaptively and effectively.”<p>So why do we need to be resilient?<p>It’s inevitable that in our lifetimes, circumstances will come along that …

Weight Loss

The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …

Meditation

The 11 Mental Habits That Will Get You Through Any Challenge

“The ability to break the mold and take a bold new direction requires that extra grit, daring, and spunk that only the mentally strongest people …

How to Take Charge of Your Landscape Photography in 3 Clear Steps

If you think landscape photography is easy, then you'd be wrong. Hate to break it to you.<p>Did you ever once fall into the trap of thinking: “Tripod, …

Landscape Photography

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Ever heard of Hakuin Ekaku? If not, then you’re in for a major treat of wisdom today.<p>Ekaku lived in Japan in the 1700s and is considered one of the …

How to Be Mindful When You Are Angry

“Anger is a natural, life-affirming emotion. It lets us know when a boundary has been crossed, when our needs are not being met, or when someone we care about is in danger. But when misdirected, anger can harm our physical health and our relationships. Being mindful of anger means not suppressing, …

Mindfulness

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Mindfulness

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Self-help

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

How to Design Facebook Images That Get More Clicks

The following is an excerpt from our eBook How To Design Facebook Images That Get More Clicks. Download your FREE eBook now to get more Facebook ad …

Facebook Ads

17 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

The 1 yoga pose to strengthen your arms

Your shoulders and upper arms can be a tough area to target with regular arm exercises like curls or dips. But adding a little yoga to your routine can help!<p>Meet the dophin push up. If you do these every day for a week or two, you will see beautiful definition in your shoulders and arms. Bonus: …

Yoga

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Digital Photography

3 Common Misconceptions About Your Camera’s Histogram

If you’re obsessive about checking every exposure on your camera’s histogram, this informative little video is a must-watch. In it, Matt Granger …

Cinematography

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Employment

6 Essential Tips for Taking Good Photographs on a Bright and Sunny Day

Midday is one of the most difficult times to shoot for any photographer. The brutal truth is that cameras struggle with the extreme light and …

The fear of photographing in public and how to overcome it

The joy of Photographing on the street comes from close and engaging photos. Displaying the human nature and emotions in a way that the audience can …

Street Photography

How to Get 300 Real, Targeted Instagram Followers Per Day

A few years ago, I wrote a post about Instagram on how to get more followers and likes.But there’s a problem with that post. I wrote it in …

Social Media

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

Happiness

9 Unconventional Habits That Supersede All Others – Period!

A not so common list of habits that will inspire you and guide you to big things and maybe even becoming a billionaire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all read a hundred and one posts on habits. The lists look pretty much the same and talk about similar ideas. …

Motivation

The best photographs of Barack Obama's presidency – in pictures

The Obama presidency was a gift to picture editors: young and attractive with a handsome family, he brought an openness and sense of fun to the White House unseen since JFK. Our US picture editor, Sarah Gilbert, selects her favourite pictures from his eight years in office

The White House

Best scented plants to grow in winter

Winter flowering plants have to compete for the attention of the few pollinators that are on the wing on sunny still days in winter. However, such plants have evolved without the need for showy flowers that would succumb to bad weather; instead they offer scent on small flowers that continue for …

Yearender 2016

This slideshow requires Adobe Flash Player 9.0 (or higher). JavaScript must be enabled.<p>Yearender 2016 – The Year in Pictures<p>To illustrate the most …

Employee Engagement

5 Powerful Rituals to Become More Resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …

Self-help
Creative Writing

Internal Dialogue: The Greatest Tool for Gaining Reader Confidence

Photo credit: chuddlesworth via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-NDThe following post by author Elizabeth Sims (@ESimsAuthor) is an excerpt from the newly …

Creative Writing