Kira P. Ramirez

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9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Leadership

Today I Love Swimming In The Sea

Today I love swimming in the sea, though I must admit we didn’t last too long. I love that it feels good to lie on a beach in the sun in February. I …

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

Red Hat

The Broke Girl's Guide To Healthy Eating

<i>This article was originally published on April 26, 2016.</i><p>Yes, it's true that health food can be staggeringly expensive — especially if it's something …

The sexual origins of the popular barre workout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's what I remember about my first barre class: The workout was so grueling it made my muscles twitch as I lay on my back, rhythmically thrusting my pelvis to a sensual cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella." Beyond the thrusting itself, I was struck by the expressions of the spandex-clad women …

Exercise

I Forced Myself to Talk to 1 Stranger a Week for a Year. Here's What I Learned

In a culture of overwork, forming new friendships instead of expanding networks may be the answer to improved wellbeing.<p>Every opportunity is attached to a person, says entrepreneur, author and founder of e-government software company Comcate, Ben Casnocha. "Opportunities do not float like clouds in …

Relationships

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

The density of silence

Amid the last-minute scramble today on New Year’s Eve to jot down resolutions for 2018, it may appear odd to suggest that you include one on making …

David Foster

The True Meaning of Non-Attachment and How It Sets You Free

Sadly, non-attachment or detachment as proposed in Buddhism is radically misunderstood by many. Non-attachment actually brings about the most …

Breathing exercises for surfers

Paddling out with a calm mind is key to success in the surf. <b>The breath and the mind are intimately connected which is why breathing exercises can</b> …

Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

<b>“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The only thing worse …

Fighting The Self-Criticism Epidemic

The biggest disease in the 21st century is not diabetes or cancer – but rather, your self-loathing. Jack Kornfield once reported that the Dalai Lama did not understand the idea that one could dislike oneself. Cultivating inner peace is supported by self-compassion. Buddhists talk a lot about the …

Gratitude to Overcome Boredom, Difficulties, Complaining, & Feeling Overwhelmed

As many give thanks for what’s in their lives this week, we might look at how to go deeper with gratitude.<p>“Gratitude” seems like a trite and even …

Happiness

11 signs you're going to be even more successful than you think

• Success isn't just about money, power, and fame. Personal fulfillment and making an impact count for something, too.<br>• We collected a series of …

Do Less, Accomplish More

THERE IS AN OLD story of a man riding very fast on a horse. As he rides past his friend standing on the side of the road, the friend yells, “Where …

Mindfulness

This Is the 1 Serum That Finally Ended My Battle With Hormonal Acne

Dr. Jart's new Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum recently landed at Sephora, and I'm freaking the f*ck out. I've searched high and low and tried …

3 Mistakes You're (Probably) Making That Are Sabotaging Your Retirement Plan

Even if you think you're doing everything right when saving for retirement, you may be overlooking a few important factors.<p>So you know how important …

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Alan Watts Explains the Meaning of the Tao, with the Help of the Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn

<i>A Nancy panel is an irreducible concept, an atom, and the comic strip is a molecule. - comics theorist Scott McCloud</i><p>A little over ten years ago, …

How to stop worrying in 4 easy steps

I have a vivid memory of being four years old in a diner with my mother and her boyfriend at the time, who happened to be a professional clown. We were having a nice meal, the clown was doing silly tricks, and I should have been happy. But I couldn't stop worrying about everything. "Kaia, just …

This Beautiful Yet Tragic Story Of An Old Couple Will Teach You A Thing Or Two About Love

Love has always been such a hard thing to find. And modern love is only so much more harder to find, given all the fancy apps we have to find dates, …

Empathy

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Love Isn't a One-Hit Wonder

Who's the love of his life? by Dan SavageI'm inching up on 49 years old with a girlfriend 20 years younger than me. I was married to another woman …

Anti-Mindfulness

Mindfulness is everywhere. There seem to be at least two mindfulness books among the top 10 non-fiction bestseller list at any time. And, amazingly, …

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

Mindfulness

15 Positive Affirmations for an Awesome Day

Waking up with positive, infectious energy isn’t as hard as you think. If you’re struggling to make your day a great one, try practicing …

Good Lee - Minute Of Peace

How good are you at finding minutes of peace in your day?<p>Maybe you're good and find time for meditation? Maybe you feel like me, and the couple of …

30 Practices to Boost Well Being

Practices to raise your happiness quotient.<p><b>Linda:</b> There is a strong element of choice in our level of happiness. Indeed we do decide to be happy, but …

9 Things All Millennials Need to Know About Money

Very few millennials demonstrate basic financial knowledge.<p><i>What should all young people know about managing money/personal finance? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jeff Desjardins,</b> …

Personal Finance

The way to think about love that could transform your relationships

When you think about the powerhouses of the meditation and mindfulness world right now, these two people probably spring to mind: Lodro Rinzler, the …

The Power of Solitude

Most of us are afraid to be alone.I’m talkin’ no cell phone, no Wi-Fi alone. When was the last time you were by yourself and didn’t try to sweeten, …