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7 Ways to Lift Yourself Out of Heavy Thoughts

Deepak Chopra, M.D.Everyone can occasionally find themselves prey to heavy thoughts, which is a natural response to emotional sadness and anxiety. …

Self-help

Confessions of an Anxious Meditator

Not long after I started meditating, I was persuaded to spend a whole day at it. Let’s just say it wasn’t exactly easy. I soon felt trapped in my own …

Mindfulness

What You Should Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Depression

Don't give up on them.<p>Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships.<p>Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for …

Totally Genius Ways to Customize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Especially if you cook a lot, there's nothing quite so satisfying as a well organized kitchen. Having everything you need easy to find and easy to …

Home Depot

14 Beauty Buys For When You Just Need To Fall Asleep

Sleep: we're obsessed with it. We're constantly boasting about how little we get ("We're just <i>so</i> busy") but we're all desperate for some good shuteye. …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self Control

5 Healthy Habits That Will Actually Change Your Life

Have you ever heard a saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? Well, let me tell you that it’s a big, fat lie.<p>We are, indeed, creatures of habit and even a small change in our routines can often feel like walking through hell. But it is possible and, actually, easier than it first appears, …

Wellness

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

16 Things My Dad Taught Me About Success

No. 16: "There is always a way. No exceptions. No excuses." Here are the other fifteen. They are equally direct, blunt and just old school enough to be really cool in today's new school world.<p>Most days, I simply want to be happy and feel like I am successful at what I do. Achieving those seemingly …

5 Makeup Tricks to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Expert tips for a wide-awake look.<p>There <i>is</i> some science to the appeal of Disney-princess size eyes: We associate them with youth since babies are born with a set that's close to how large they'll be in adulthood. Fair, but we typically find ourselves wishing for a wide-eyed look due to the way it …

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

Self-improvement

12 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating Right Now

Sometimes we need to escape our stress before our stress takes us down.<p>Some forms of stress are necessary--especially if we want to stimulate creativity and new learning.<p>Others bring no benefit at all and serve only to prevent us from being effective or successful.<p>Here's a list of a dozen of the …

20 Things You Need to Know About Sleep

Sleep is that golden chain that binds health, wealth and success together.<p>Sleep makes us feel better. We feel more alert, more energetic, happier, and better able to function following a good night of sleep.<p>But the fact that sleep makes us feel better and that going without sleep makes us feel …

10 Beginner-Friendly Yoga Poses Anyone Can Master

The Most Motivational Statement Ever in 3 Words

The most motivational statement comes down to three words: “You’re gonna die.” I’m not trying to scare you — I’m being practical. You get one life …

Motivation

If You Want to Quit Complaining, Practice These 2 Powerful Daily Habits

Change your mindset with the same hacks used by Will Smith, Muhammed Ali, and Oprah.<p>There was a time not too long ago when I complained so much my younger brother called me out. I had started to believe all the untrue stories my mind had created over the years. I was 26, and living a life that did …

Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

21 Traits That Mentally Strong People Have in Common

Mental strength takes a long time to develop.<p>It is the daily practice of pushing yourself to grow stronger, maintaining realistic optimism and …

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