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11 Things We Do That Make Us Miserable

Oftentimes we read about what we can do to increase our happiness through valuable tips, tricks and techniques. I <i>love</i> reading this stuff and noticing the impact it has on my day and my life. Sometimes equally important is identifying what habits we have that negate all of the positive mindset …

Brené Brown: How To Be Less Critical

<i>The author of</i> Daring Greatly<i>, who's launching Part 2 of the groundbreaking The Gifts of Imperfection e-course, on why we should stop criticizing others.</i><p>By Brené Brown<p>First, the bad news: If you have a fondness for snarky jabs -- and believe me, most of us take pleasure in the occasional barb -- …

Trouble Making Decisions? Read This!

Decisions can be overwhelming. Should I start my own business? Should I try online dating? Should I go for a promotion? Should I move to a new city? Should I go back to school? Sometimes just the sheer magnitude of the decision puts you off from doing anything at all. This can go on and on for some …

Counteract Anxiety With Curiosity

Anxiety naturally arises when entering the new, unknown, or the uncertain. Most often, we try to manage the anxiety -- perhaps by giving ourselves a pep talk or practicing deep breathing. There is a better, easier way, though. Instead of trying to quell anxiety directly by "managing" it, focus …

The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

23 Breath-Takingly Beautiful Photos Of Frozen Flowers

Mo Devlin's Frozen Flowers series is better than real flowers — they last forever and you don't have to change the water.

Animation

Stunning Visuals of Isolated Arctic Locations

Images shot by Brit artist Reuben Wu who is based in London give us some gritty images of abject desolation as he shares some surreal landscapes. An …

Violin

Camp Mom Activities eBook

What’s on your spring break and summer vacation bucket lists this year? How about the simple goal of entertaining the kids with some good ‘ol fashion …

10 Ways to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem

Anyone who has kids knows that they are both a magical blessing and a constant source of stress. Raising children requires a lot of work—just …

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

Morning Intentions: A Powerful Daily Practice

For close to a year I have been doing something extremely powerful. I do a morning<p>intention each and every day!<p>What is a morning intention?<p>A morning intention is the practice of stating or visualizing your intentions for the day. This is done the moment you get up in the morning! The second your …

3 Critical Things To Say When You Talk to Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you an optimist? Pessimist? Idealist? Realist? Perhaps you’re a combination of the above or somewhere in between. After all, the world isn’t …

Outsourcing

4 Obvious, But Not So Obvious Ways To Always Be Inspired | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You read some awesome rag-to-riches story of somebody go overcame great odds to be the person he or she is today.<p>Typically, they got out of debt, got …

15 Quotes to Help You Smash Negative Thinking! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Negative thinking is definitely one of the biggest problems a lot of us suffer from.<p>Ironically, the more you try to rationalize it, the more you tend …

Motivation

Stop Worrying: 7 Effective Strategies for Dealing With Anxiety | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all spend too much time worrying about things that will never materialize. And this worry only makes our lives unnecessarily complicated and …

Self-help

4 Lies You Need to Stop Telling Yourself

If you break your leg, you cannot play football. If you are blind, your eyes cannot see. These circumstances are self-evident. However, what you say …

Positive Thinking

Brené Brown: How to Live with Uncertainty

I'm currently trying to make some changes in my career—and travel a lot less—so I can spend more time with my family and explore new creative …

6 Ways to Stop Dwelling On It

It's 5 p.m., the deadline for an important work project is at 6, and all you can think about is the fight you had with the next-door neighbor this …

Mindfulness

5 Things You Never Need to Worry About Again

5 Things Preventing You From Attracting Your Beloved

Most of us would love to be in a loving, committed relationship. Yet, for many, this seems to be elusive. There are some good reasons for this.<p><b>1. We Attract at Our Common Level of Self-Abandonment or Self-Love</b><p>Do you abandon yourself in one or more of these four ways?<p>Staying focused in your head …

How To Be More Satisfied With Your Life – 5 Steps Proven By Research

<b>I’ve posted a lot about the research around</b> <b>how to be happier</b><b>. But being satisfied with your life is something a little different.</b><p>Daniel Kahneman, …

How to Worry Less About Money: Financial Planning Lessons from Goethe

The question of how people spend and earn money has been a cultural obsession since the dawn of economic history, but the psychology behind it is sometimes surprising and often riddled with various anxieties. In <b>How to Worry Less about Money</b> (<i>public library</i>) — another great installment in The School …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

Sally Kempton's Simple Self-Inquiry Meditation

8<p>SHARES<p>Try this self-inquiry meditation on the question "Who Am I?" that can help you look beyond your ego's definition of you and discover what lies …

Meditation

6 Life Lessons Learned from my First Graders | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

children playing<p>Children tend to live in much different mental realms than us adults and mostly I think they are better off for it. I’ve often looked …

25 Ways to Be Good for Someone Else

<b>“Don't wait for people to be friendly. Show them how.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I was a teenager, right around the time I knew everything, my mother used to tell …

Self-help

Being True to Ourselves and Forgetting What Other People Think

<b>“Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.” ~Sonya Parker</b><p>The …

The anxiety of unplugging and why we should disconnect to connect

Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect, studies why it's so hard for us to disregard the digital disruptions …

Happiness, Guaranteed

For three years, I've been researching and writing about happiness. I've published two books and endless articles. Among my research and experiments, the following tips stand out as the four most powerful steps toward happiness. Follow them and you'll feel happier. I guarantee it.<p><b>1. Live your</b> …