Michelle Cogley

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7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

We were teaching a workshop in southwest England when Ed asked the group: "If you like to suffer, then raise your hand." No one raised a hand. So why do we create suffering for both ourselves and others?<p>Seems like we love to suffer, as all the ways out of suffering are staring us in the face. If …

50 Things Every Woman Should Know How To Do By 50

No doubt many people believe that wisdom comes with age. Indeed recent research shows that people believe those in their 50s and 60s to be pretty darn capable. (Unfortunately, other research shows that wisdom starts to decline at around age 75.) But is it really true? What do you know now that you …

10 Simple Ways to Build Self Confidence

We live in a world where criticizing people and focusing on negative attributes seems to be the social norm.<p>It’s an unfortunate aspect of life and …

Happiness

What to Do if You <i>Can't</i> Find Your Passion

I've always considered myself lucky that I do not have many passions. There's only one pursuit that I have ever truly loved, and that pursuit is …

The 7 Habits of Calmness

I have come to believe that high stress, constant anxiety over tasks and work and life, social anxiety … is all a part of the modern way of life.<p>Most …

The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness

<i>“The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world,”</i> Clare Boothe Luce advised her young daughter, <i>“because ‘these are the good old days’ now.”</i> And yet most of us are conditioned to escape into the past, into the future, into our to-do lists — to wander off …

4 Steps to Aha!: How to Figure Out Exactly What You Want

How To Stop Doubting Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Has there been a time where you had no sense of direction?<p>It always went like this for me: Whenever there is a new goal, I tend to be very optimistic …

The Unexpected Ways You Can Grow as a Person | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>An Expat’s Unexpected Personal Growth</i><p>Sometimes the biggest lessons in your personal development come when you’re least expecting it. That happened to …

How to Be the Best Version of You | Inc.com

Truly happy and successful people get that way by becoming the best, most genuine version of themselves they can be. Not on the outside--on the inside. It's not about a brand, a reputation, a persona. It's about reality. Who you really are.<p>Sounds simple, I know. It is a simple concept. The problem …

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a …

How to find fulfilling work – a fantastic read: http://j.mp/10aU7fH

Tarkovsky’s Advice to the Young: Learn to Enjoy Your Own Company

<i>“In proportion as [a person] simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude…,”</i> Thoreau famously wrote. <i>“A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it,”</i> Don DeLillo wryly observed. Indeed, …

Why I Love Being Rejected | Inc.com

I recently met with a speech writing coach who was recommended to me by a good friend. I was eager to find someone to support my speechwriting efforts, and she seemed excellent. So when she told me she didn't think she was the right coach for me and turned me down, I was crestfallen.<p>Looking back, I …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

Realize Your Mind's Intrinsic Power

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Holding a human brain for the first time was a powerful moment. Cradling the fragile organ in my hands, I had this overwhelming realization that every thought, every emotion, every …

The Mistake Everybody Makes With Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an “it” thing in business, or so say the 11,000 books on the subject on Amazon.<p>At Google, people are joining six-month wait …

Seven Tips to Vitality through Ayurveda

Anyone who is spiritually engaged is fully capable of radiating vitality. From an Ayurvedic point of view, “Health is simply a byproduct of …

Santa Cruz

Train Your Brain To Let Go Of Habits – 10 Methods For Creating New Neural Pathways

<b>When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, you get a front row seat for truly comprehending how to let go of habits.</b> Neural …

42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

<b>Read a book every day.</b> Books are concentrated sources of wisdom. The more books you read, the more wisdom you expose yourself to. What are some books …

27 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Eckhart Tolle

By: Luminita, PurposeFairy<p>I love Eckhart Tolle. I remember reading his book,<b>The Power of Now</b> in 2010 and from that moment on, whenever I feel that my …

Arianna Huffington picks 16 articles on the power of sleep

Arianna Huffington’s small idea to help you unlock your big ideas: Sleep more.<p>“I learned the hard way the value of sleep,” said Arianna Huffington at …

10 Huge Time-Wasting Mental Habits | Inc.com

All of us seem to feel as though we don't have enough time, but few of us consider that we're indulging in behaviors that suck up our time for no possible purpose. Here are 10 common time wasters that we can all live without:<p>1. Wondering what other people are thinking.<p>Until such time as we invent …

The Art of Timing: Alan Watts on the Perils of Hurrying and the Pleasures of Presence

Among the things that made British philosopher Alan Watts not only the pioneer of Zen teachings in the West but also an enduring sage of the ages was his ability to call out our culture’s chronic tendency to confuse things of substance with their simulacra. Watts had a singular way of dispersing …

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Increase Your Confidence | Inc.com

• "The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you." <i>William Jennings Bryan</i><br>• "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." <i>Vincent Van Gogh</i><br>• "Always be yourself and have …

Motivation

9 Essential Habits of Remarkably Effective People | Inc.com

There's a huge biggest difference between being <i>efficient</i> and being <i>effective</i>. (Just ask Stephen Covey.)<p><b>Efficient</b> people are well organized and competent. They check things off their to-do list. They complete projects. They get stuff done.<p><b>Effective</b> people do all that ... but they check the <i>right</i> …

Self-improvement

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Neuroscience: Become Immune to Stress | Inc.com

Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences stress at work.<p>According to a recent article in the <i>New York Times</i>, exercising causes …