José Leonor

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Body & Soul Boot Camp: Yoga for a Clear Mind

Get centered and clear-headed with this 15-minute meditative yoga class<p>We're all stressed out at some point during the day—it's how we handle our …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Mindfulness

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I have struggled with OCD since I was in my early twenties. Back then, my family doc called it “stress-related anxiety.” When I was finally diagnosed …

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today's quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it's especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our …

Mindfulness

The 26 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

And thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it is a classic like "Groundhog Day" or an under-the-radar gem like "Sleepwalk with Me," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p>Here are 26 we highly recommend.

Entertainment

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

14 Ways to Chill the Eff Out Without Using Meditation

Sitting quietly isn't the only thing that helps you calm down.<p>Sure, meditation chills you out, alleviates pain, improves your mood, plus helps you think clearer and sleep better. But it's not for everyone. If sitting quietly with your eyes closed just isn't your thing, here are 14 other ways you …

43 Truths About People, Relationships And The Rollercoaster Of Life

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

Depression

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

Breakfast

How to Break the Pattern of Dwelling on Past Mistakes

Jennifer Bright Reich was in the fifth grade when she attended an open house at her elementary school with her parents and her little sister. …

Self-help

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

With news that half of England’s teachers plan to leave in the next five years, what can be done to keep them?<br>Read details of our teacher survey<p>An extra week’s summer holiday, shutting the school at 5.30pm and cancelling revision sessions are just some of the ways more considerate headteachers are …

Clear Your Mind by Breaking Your Worries Into Three Categories

Worries, fears, and errant thoughts can get the best of any of us at times. When your mind feels overwhelmed and cluttered, try this procedure for …

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You know when you come home after a day of back-to-back meetings and hectic deadlines, and all you want to do is shut right off? But, instead, you’re …

Meditation

Breath Awareness Might Be The Ultimate Source Of Wisdom: 4 Ways To Tap Into It

Life doesn’t come with a “road map,” so to speak. But we get clues along the way, by means of external signs, mental responses, and physical cues. …

Four Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

According to experts, the traditional formula for success may be backwards.<p>Do great work, you’ll get a promotion and then you’ll be happy. This is the mainstream formula for happiness.<p>We’re taught that working hard will lead to a great success and finally result in happiness. But happiness experts …

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R)

These power words are always in the toolkit of great leaders.<p>Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with …

When You Love Someone Who is Depressed

At its worst, depression can put a person in bed.<p>We don't hear about that too often because there's still a stigma attached to mental illness. Many …

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever felt that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

65 E-Commerce Statistics About Consumer Psychology [Infographic]

There are a bunch of aspects to running an e-commerce business but when you boil it down, everything comes back to how your website, brand, and …

'Modern Life Is Not Good for Mental Health'

Our forebears were less depressed and anxious than we are today, sociologist Jean Twenge concludes after studying the frequency of symptoms …

Mental Health

There’s a huge problem with how we treat depression

She suffered from bipolar disorder, which meant that she cycled between explosions of boundless energy and black holes of suicidal despair.<p>Despair brought her to our unit.<p>Her long chart chronicled how previous psychiatrists had emptied the armory: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, …

Neuroscience

16 Pieces Of Relationship Advice Everyone Needs

Single or coupled, relationship counselling can be a huge help.<p>The reasons why people sign up for counselling are vast and varied, but from my own experience as a counsellor, I can think of very few clients who have not wanted to discuss relationship issues at some point during the counselling …

These Are the 30 Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Surprise: There's a lot of California here.<p>The annual Well-Being Index by Gallup-Healthways shows the best communities in the company to find happiness by looking at the 190 biggest communities in the U.S. to determine the most comfortable place to call home.<p>The rankings analyzed five different …

Florida

Can One Simple Exercise Really Improve Your Self-Esteem?

By Christine Medina<p>It was Christmas Eve when I was first came across Jennice Vilhauer’s 30 Days to better self-esteem exercise on her Psychology …

Self-esteem

Could 5-HTP Be the Answer to the UK's Antidepressant Dependency?

Investigating the mysterious natural supplement that has been a wonder drug for many, even though nobody seems to know very much about it.<p>Mental health is so under-funded in the UK that pills can be used as the quick-fix option. In 2014/15, 57.8million prescriptions for antidepressants or SSRIs are …

The 5 shirts every man should own

Shirts are a staple in every man's wardrobe, but there are a few styles that elevate the ordinary to make dressing each morning a breeze. From occasion-appropriate to casual and comfy, these are the five must-have essentials that will forever withstand fickle trends.<p><b>1. Tailored and White</b><p>Shirt, …

Clothing

'Matrix' director Lilly Wachowski comes out as transgender, like her sister Lana before her

Lilly Wachowski, the younger half of the Wachowski siblings directing duo, has come out as transgender, just as Lana Wachowski did in 2012 while promoting their film "Cloud Atlas."<p>Lilly, however, didn't get to do it on her own timeline: She says she was pushed by a journalist from a British outlet …

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