Janet Hicks

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How to Develop Self-Compassion & Stop Being Down on Yourself

<b>“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~Jack Kornfield</b><p>I never wanted to see a therapist. I imagined settling onto the …

Love What's Right Before You Instead of Hating What’s Missing

<b>“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Walt Whitman</b><p>I take stuff for granted. I suspect you take stuff for granted.<p>It's almost as if …

Headphones

Your Reality Is a Reflection of What You Believe You Deserve

<b>“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” ~Yogi Bhajan</b><p>Over the last ten years I have learned time and time again that our …

Positive Thinking

Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'

<b>Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers.</b><p>A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences.<p>Male brains appeared to be wired …

The Brain

Stop Comparing: No One Can Do a Better Job of Being You

<b>“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.” ~Unknown</b><p>For fifteen years I gave up on …

Creativity

5 Ways You Attract Great People When You Like Yourself More

<b>“By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.” ~Jane Roberts</b><p>Several years ago, I was so unhappy with my …

Happiness

Positive Affirmations and Long-Term Goals Change Your Luck

America contains millions of men and women who have come from difficult backgrounds, with every conceivable type of handicap and liability, but have …

How Our Attractions Can Help us Learn to Complete Ourselves

<b>“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” ~H. Jackson Browne</b><p>The first time I was stung with the notion of a soul mate, I was twelve …

12 Happiness Myths—Debunked

It doesn't come from success, it can be bought, and other shocking truths about achieving bliss

How To Keep Yourself Motivated When You're Not Feeling It

<b>“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” ~Unknown</b><p>I'm great with short-term goals. In fact, I prefer them. Work …

Motivation

This Is Scientific Proof That Happiness Is A Choice

One theory in psychology research suggests that we all have a happiness "set-point" that largely determines our overall well-being. We oscillate around this set point, becoming happier when something positive happens or the opposite, afterwards returning to equilibrium.<p>But this set-point, to a …

5 Simple Steps To Immediate Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everything you do in life, everything you try to achieve, all the actions you take, all the dreams you pursue… you do, because you think it will make …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

Motivation

How To Coach Yourself Through Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life coaches are somewhat of a controversial issue, with supporters crediting every aspect of their success to their coach, and doubters often being …

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

Every year, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works or the best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Mind

<i>The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind. ~ Auden</i><p>What if I told you that your unconscious mind actually controls your conscious mind?<p>Not exactly what you had in mind, now is it?<p>In my studies of neuroscience and neuro-practices, I've learned that many of the beliefs we've been …

Slow Down A Racing Mind

<i>By Matthew D. Della Porta for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Who doesn't love a parade? Dancing, music, balloon versions of cartoon characters; what a blast! But what if you were at a parade that never ended? After a while, the parade would not be so amusing -- it would be torture! In a sense, each of us has a …

4 Ways To Be Happy With Where You're At

Enoughness: knowing your essential goodness is worthwhile without your having to do or change anything is a miraculous state to experience, and it's …

Happiness

25 Ways You're Too Hard On Yourself

We commonly think about forgiveness as something we give to others. This is true even when we know we are forgiving others for our own sanity. …

Positive Thinking

Out-Smart Self-Sabotage: 5 Steps To Change Subconscious Beliefs

Are you tired of getting in your own way? Perhaps you agree that if you want to get to the gym by 6am, you can't stay glued to the TV till 1am. The …

Self-help

The 7 Best Books Of 2013

2013 was a great year for books that made our lives better, with some amazing reads in wellness topics such as gut health, mindfulness, and the …

How To Live A More Meaningful Life In 7 Days

Now, more than ever, we desperately need to put meaning back in our lives, to reconnect with feelings of ease and happiness instead of constant …

Happiness

10 Fast Fixes When You're Having A Bad Day

The holidays are a wonderful time for generosity and joy, but the season can also bring about days that are incredibly taxing and stressful. We’ve …

4 Habits of Superbly Confident People

Having confidence, to me, is this awesome feeling that feels like you are walking on steady and solid ground, 10 feet tall.<p>Wanted to share with you some of my thoughts of how to have that feeling.<p>One of my favorite movie scenes is from the movie <i>Chariots of Fire</i>, where the runner Eric Liddell is …

Self-Acceptance

Iyanla Vanzant: 4 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

By Iyanla Vanzant<p><b>Q: How do I stop comparing myself with others?</b><p>1. Get clear about you.<p>A sense of self lets you see others' successes and become better, not bitter. List words that describe you: smart, strong, kind; mother, friend, visionary. Value yourself and you won't want to be like anyone …

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

How to Keep Going When Self-Doubt Creeps in: 3 Rules | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Having been a self-doubt sufferer for many years, it’s easy to imagine my life always being the same, doing the same old things and getting the same …

5 Thoughts For Those Struggling With Depression (Or Life) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is an old quote attributed to the writer Henry James where he tells his nephew Willie, “There are three important things in human life. The …