Kay Sheffield

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Our need to feel special is making us lonely

About a month ago, a group of about 20 men—all fathers in their 30s and 40s—gathered at a home in Oakland, California to talk fatherhood. Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had “real friends”—the kind of confidantes with whom they could talk honestly and vulnerably about life on a regular …

Psychology

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers?<p>Try a little compassion.<p>Compassion, as one scholar describes it, is "experiencing feelings of loving kindness toward another person's …

Mindfulness

These Before & After Photos Get Real About Mental Health

Social media is one of the most major tools, joys, and evils of our time. And every day it becomes more clear just how huge the rift between our Real …

Mental Health

WATCH: What’s the one thing to do every day? Deepak Chopra explains

The author and integrative medicine expert says the answers to health and wellness questions come from within<p>Last week’s failed Republican health care bill, and any iteration of an American health care plan, misses the mark on creating a foundation of true wellness, according to author Deepak …

How Reframing Your Self-Critical Thoughts Can Help Ease Anxiety

<b>“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” ~Unknown</b><p>I know what it feels like to be scared.<p>I …

5 easy yoga poses that can seriously relieve anxiety

According to the The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) about 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. It’s the leading mental …

25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

The Three Gems of Buddhism

The Buddha<p>The first of the Three Gems is the Buddha. When we say, “I take refuge in the Buddha” we should also understand that “The Buddha takes …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Send Them to School a Year Later, According to Science

A Stanford study of kids who started kindergarten a year later showed surprising and persistent results.<p>We all want to succeed in life, and when we become parents, we want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are successful, too. Now a new study says there's a single decision many parents …

Self Control

The beauty of being an ‘okay’ parent, and five ways to get there

Let’s be honest: Parenting in the 21st century — the age of the curated childhood — is daunting. Parents constantly feel like they should be doing more.<p>I grew up in South Dakota and Nebraska, the second of four kids, where my parents — a Lutheran pastor and a music teacher — were too busy working …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

Happiness

A 21-Day Guide to Your Most Positive Self Ever

We hear it over and over: It’s the little things that count. Turns out the cliché is dead-on. Research shows that one of the most important secrets …

Happiness