Crystal Pickens

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Think Like a 5-Year-Old to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams

<b>“Don’t grow up. It’s a trap.” ~Unknown</b><p>A little over a year ago, my brother and I decided to write a book together. At the ages of nineteen and …

Letting Go of the Guilt That Keeps You Chained to the Past

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, guilt, or</b> …

Teaching Our Kids the Value of Silence

© eleonora_os – Fotolia.com<p>The word “stress” appears approximately 72 times in the special report <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back</i> …

Meditation

6 Tips to Being Happy In The Present Moment | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all want to be happy. But we have preconceived notions or beliefs about what needs to happen in our lives before we can be happy. Maybe we need to …

Happiness

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5 Survival Stories Too Miraculous to Be Real

Eventually, Death will claim every one of us (we intend to begin every article with this reminder from now on). But that doesn't mean we have to go …

Nicolas Sarkozy

How Curiosity Diminishes Monotony

Creative people such as writers, musicians, directors, and designers like to talk about “the muse.” This entity hearkens back to Greek mythology to …

Why You Can't Forgive Yourself — & How To Change It

Illustrated by Emily Turner; Photo: Michelangelo Gratton/Rex USA.<p>Modern spiritual teachers like Gabrielle Bernstein and Mastin Kipp bring up the …

3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

This story appears in the April 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing," Ralph Waldo Emerson once mused. It's a solid observation about handling interactions with difficult people. Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business …

How to Take Responsibility for Your Life Without Blaming Yourself

<b>“The place to improve the world is first in one</b><b>’</b><b>s own heart and head and hands.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Robert M. Pirsig</b><p>Many of us are exploring what it means to be …

Self-help

The Blessing of a Broken Heart: How Pain Can Lead to Healing

<b>“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” ~</b><b>Ruth E. Renkel</b><p>My last breakup was on April 16th, 2012.<p>I remember …

23 Ways To Show Someone You Love Them

1. Make them their favorite food and surprise them with it when they come home.<p>2. Clean for them, especially things you know that they hate doing, …

Why Forgiveness Is a Gift to Yourself and How to Release the Past

<b>“Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.” ~Paul Boese</b><p>On a snowy winter day in the dark month of January, I got hit by a …