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Feeling overwhelmed does not have to be the new normal

Taking on too many things is a classic indication that what you are doing is not aligned with where you want to go, psychotherapist Nick Sutherland …


8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Emotional Intelligence

1. Bonus: Solving The Grandfather Paradox

The Grandfather Paradox is probably one of the most famous, most picked-over-in-pubs paradoxes out there.<p>What would happen if you travelled back in …

Why You Really Need To Quiet Your Mind (And How To Do It)

Meditation is an underappreciated practice, especially in a high-stress workplace–but that’s where it’s needed the most. Here’s how to quiet your racing thoughts.<p>Peace and quiet is a precious commodity these days, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. How many times have you gone to bed only …


7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …


Why You Should Stay Away From Negative People (Backed By Science)

There are many reason you should stay away from negative people. In this article I go over 5 reasons why you need to stay far away from them..

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing …

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How To Do Pigeon Pose (Variation)

Undoubtedly, Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) is a fan favourite in many yoga classes. Rightly so — the deep hip-opening sensations that the …

8 Great Yoga Poses To Stretch Your Arms & Shoulders

One year ago when I was skiing with family, a simple fall onto my ski pole broke my humerus in half just below the shoulder joint, shortening my arm …