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Breakthroughs in Energy Psychology: A New Way to Heal the Body and Mind

Yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies; these are just some of Eastern medicine's contributions to our decades-long search for ways to live well with fewer pills and less-invasive health care. Toward that end, I'm excited to report that there are promising new findings in the …

The Science of Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

<i>“Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind,”</i> Einstein wrote, <i>“life would have seemed to me empty.”</i> It is perhaps unsurprising that the iconic physicist, celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius,” intuited something fundamental about the inner workings of the human mind and soul …

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The Science of Gay

<b>Share this infographic on your site!</b><p>Here are a few really cool peer reviewed findings about the genetics of gay folks.<p>Homosexuality is Everywhere<p>● …

High Performing Virtual Teams Have 8 Key Attributes

<b>Members exhibit a global mindset – they look outward, not inward.</b> Effective virtual leaders widen their focus from the local to the global, which …

Why You Must Lead Differently As Your Team Grows

Just when you think you’ve got your team and situation figured out, things change – especially when you’re growing. Leading teams of less than 10 people is different than leading teams of 10 to 30, and then leading teams of more than 30 presents additional challenges and opportunities.<p>As your team …

The new science of building great teams

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6 Tools for Creating High Performance Teams

The world is replete with organizations with great strategies. But how many of those great strategies are actually executed?<p>Less than 15%. That's the number that John Spence shared with me when we spoke recently.<p>John is the author <i>Awesomely Simple</i>, and an executive trainer and coach who has worked …

3 Ways Sales Coaching Differs For High Performers

“They’re driving me crazy!” aren’t the words you’d expect to hear from a sales manager of a high-performing team.<p>As any experienced sales manager knows, top salespeople are essential to a company’s success because they bring in the bulk of the sales. It’s not surprising that many companies make it …

Making mindfulness work at work

So, how can you start getting an ‘instant fix’ from activities you do each day? Let’s start by looking at the way you eat, the way you drive, the way …

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Coach

Coaching breaks you out of the spell societal norms and expectations have put you under. Coaching allows you to systematically remove fears and other …

Self-improvement

How Psychology Can Make You A Better Boss

I reconnected this week with Dr. Elana Miller, MD, the Zen Psychiatrist. We have not met in person, but I initially found Elana while doing research for two of my prior articles, including one of my all time favorites, <i>How Mental Illness Makes Some Executives Stronger.</i> Many people have reached out …

Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies review – 'a punchy polemic on mental health'

Richard Layard and David M Clark's polemic about mental illness is a revelation – but they're a little too sure they have all the answers<p>"I once broke my leg in 10 places. As I was taken to hospital, someone shut the door on my leg. You can imagine the pain. But I can tell you the pain of …

How To Use Sport Psychology To Perform Better In Business

Elite sports men and women work on their minds as a much as their bodies.<p>They are well aware that when they get their minds right, superior performance usually follows.<p>So why don’t business people do the same?<p>Is it not highly likely that if we also used the tools of sport psychologists in the …

Sport Psychology Still Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves

I'm coming to the end of what has turned out to be a three-week international tour of sport psychology. During my trips, I have worked with athletes and coaches from the U.S., Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Russia in Argentina, California, Oregon, and Switzerland. One question that has emerged …

Psychology: 'An Owner’s Manual for Your Own Mind'

An interview with Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness<p>Over the last decade, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert has become a prominent voice in the public sphere. His 2006 book <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i>, translated in over 30 languages, became an international bestseller, triggering …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias

<i>“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope,”</i> Helen Keller wrote in her 1903 treatise on optimism. But a positive outlook, it turns out, isn’t merely an intellectual disposition we don — it’s a deep-seated component of our evolutionary wiring and the product …

Art, Inc.: A Field Guide to the Psychology and Practicalities of Becoming a Successful Artist

<i>“Art is a form of consciousness,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. But for many working artists, who straddle the balance between creativity and commerce, art swells into a form of uncomfortable self-consciousness — something compounded by a culture that continually pits the two as a tradeoff. …

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

<i>“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,”</i> Henry James wrote in his diary, <i>“I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.”</i> More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages …

The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness

Philosopher Joshua Knobe recently posed a perplexing question in contemplating the nature of the self: If the person you will be in 30 years — the person for whom you plan your life now by working toward career goals and putting money aside in retirements plans — is invariably different from the …

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

The 2 Psychological Factors Motivating Customers to Buy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you work in sales (that is all of us in some way, right?), it is helpful to understand the psychology behind how buyers make their buying decisions. Start with these three steps:<p><b>1. Current dissatisfaction.</b> Every purchase decision …

The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds

<i>“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,”</i> I wrote in reflecting on the 7 most important things I learned in 7 years of <i>Brain Pickings</i>. It’s a conundrum most of us grapple with — on the one hand, the awareness that personal growth means transcending our smaller selves as we …

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

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The best way to predict the future

A small group of people have a surprising knack for correctly predicting the course of world events – and you could be one of them, says David Robson.<p>Cast your mind back across the turbulent events of recent history. Did you foresee President Obama’s election before he was even elected as a …

Psychology

World Cup: The psychology of top-class football skills

Footballer's skills may seem light years from our own. But, as Lionel Messi and Miroslav Klose make their way to the pitch for the World Cup final, Tom Stafford argues the jaw-dropping talents we will see have more in common with everyday life than you might think.<p>The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has …

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Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

Vietnam War

Our best tool for decision-making? Instinct

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the virtues of intuition, the future of computing and whether freezing human eggs solves everything.<p>Programming Perl in 2014<br>Charlie Stross | Charlie's Diary | 25 June 2014<br>Science-fiction writer on the past and future of computing. The trajectory …

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