Patricia Ropelatto

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Free Yourself: Simple Affirmations to Wake Up & Balance your Chakras.

If you’re tired of suffering, it’s well within your means to change how you feel. Five minutes a day can change your life.<p>When I asked to be shown a …

Leverage Your Fear of Failure to Become More Successful Than You Imagined

No one likes to fail. We live in a culture of achievement and success. We hear about the Oscar nominations, the Fortune 500 companies and cutting-edge medicines, but we rarely hear about the countless auditions, the challenges of building an exceptional product, or the years of medical school. The …

Brain training: should you believe the hype?

Do the puzzles, say the purveyors of pricey brain training apps, and you’ll boost memory and concentration. Researchers have put their claims to the test<p>Everything you do changes your brain. Even reading this article. Right now, wherever you are, looking at these words is shaping and modifying the …

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Books

4 Things Meditation Does To Your Mind And Body

If you've considered trying meditation, but haven't committed, here is some astonishing evidence that shows meditation might one day save your life.

7 Exercises That Can Improve Your Focus

Try using these seven exercises to gradually increase your ability to focus in almost any situation.<p>Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss's instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for …

Time Management

How to Set Up a Meditation Practice at Home

In my recent posts ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," and "How to Meditate Lying Down"), we learned how to meditate while sitting, standing, and lying down, which are the three physical postures people assume the most when they aren't moving. …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Brene Brown Says Do This

Brene Brown's powerful and inspiring advice on how to lead a better life just might make you happier and more successful.<p>Through her TED Talks on embracing vulnerability and shame, University of Houston professor Brene Brown has gained an enthusiastic audience in recent years. The inspirational …

Happiness

A Scientist Explains How Meditation And Prayer Rewire Your Brain

Here's what's behind the amazing physical and mental health benefits of the practice.<p>Whether you see meditation or prayer as the gateway to enlightenment or just a way to stay more focused at work, one thing that's certain is that the practice comes with a whole host of physical and mental health …

Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

A new study reveals the neurobiological effects of the practice.<p>Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can have a positive impact on a huge range of health conditions, including cancer, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The practice has even been found to slow HIV progression …

I'm A Non-Meditator Who Meditated 270 Times Last Year. Here's How It Changed My Life

I’m not an expert on meditation, and I’ve never seen the inside of a yoga studio. In fact, until one year ago, I was the last person anyone would …

5 Best Mindfulness Apps

Modern life is incredibly busy. We’re often pulled in a million different directions, across various topics and areas of responsibility each day. Carving out time amongst the hustle and bustle to stop, breathe, and contemplate is important for mental health and overall well-being. You can slow down …

You Don't Need a Guru; Life is Your Greatest Teacher

<b>“Forget what hurt you, but never forget what taught you.” ~Unknown</b><p>I read a tribute Elizabeth Gilbert wrote for Richard from Texas who features in her …

How I Took Back Control of My Happiness and My Life

In the last two years, I have been through many up moments, down moments, and moments in between. And the only time I look back is to see how far I've come. Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to …

Want to Be Happy? 5 Powerful Ways Meditation Can Make It Happen

The power of the quiet mind, and how to get it.What if you could enhance and improve your life not by another new technique or tips you get from the …

101 quotes on success from some of the world's most accomplished people

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

How Money Does, Indeed, Buy Happiness

It turns out that when we spend money on other people, our level of happiness goes up measurably more than when we spend the same money on ourselves. And Tony Robbins advocates that no matter how busy or broke you may be, you have something to offer others.<p>At the beginning of the year, a friend and …

Happiness

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

We don't like this.<p>Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many …

4 Things to Remember When Life Feels Hopeless

<b>“However long the night, the dawn will break.” ~African Proverb</b><p>Were there times in your life where it felt anything that could go wrong went wrong? …

Why Developing Emotional Intelligence Is Harder Than You Think

Increasing EQ enhances your efforts to be successful. But this keeps getting in the way.<p>Simply put, emotional intelligence (EQ) is a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and that of others), and use that information to guide decision making.<p>EQ includes …

Emotional Intelligence

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

50 Things You Can Do Every Day to Really Love Yourself

When we practice self-love, we can make our best impact on the world. Here are 50 small actions that will help you to truly love yourself.

12 Phrases You Should Never Say To People With Depression (Unless You're Cold-Hearted Enough To Hurt Them)

Living with depression is like living in an alternate universe that your brain isn’t equipped to handle. Supporting a friend while they are living …

17 Quotes About Life

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.<p>– Soren Kierkegaard<p>The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – …

Daily Meditation: The Long Journey

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a collaboration by singers Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. "Your Long …

This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Happiness

The Power of Talking to God

<b>"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer</b><p>Have you ever heard the phrase "prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening"? I believe there is a certain power and magic that occurs when we talk or listen to "God."<p>Whether you hold religious beliefs or you are more …