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"Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time"

A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your …

Self-improvement

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break | Inc.com

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

Sept. 3: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>What is your highest ideal? Why are you not working toward it with more passion and effort? Your birthday chart suggests that if you commit yourself to being a better person you will enjoy a much better lifestyle as well. Make it happen.<p><b>ARIES (March 21 - April 20):</b><p>You need …

The Beautiful Things Music Does To Your Brain

Few things are better than listening to your favorite songs--no debate there. But what actually happens inside your brain when you tune in to music?<p>Zoe Cormier, the author of <i>Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science</i>, explained to HuffPost Live why music makes …

The Brain

How to Overcome Victim Thinking: 3 Powerful Steps for a Happier Life

<i>“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”</i> <b><br>Helen Keller</b><p>How do you react if something in your …

How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: 3 Simple Habits

I often write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general.A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the …

Happiness

How to Create a Happy Future by Accepting the Present

<b>“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Imagine if every night …

10 Images That Perfectly Sum Up What It Means To Be 'Type A'

This one goes out to anyone who has ever been called "high strung."<p>It can be hard to explain the reality of being Type A to someone who just doesn't understand what the fuss is about. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we're going to show rather than tell. <b>Below, 10 images perfectly capture</b> …

Why We Attach to Struggles & Who We'd Be Without Them

<b>“Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley</b><p>I have been interested in personal development for as long as I …

How a Simple Formula for Resolving Problems and Conflict can Change Your Reality

Have a nagging problem you cannot solve in your personal or professional life? Imagine a simple mnemonic system to aid in your process to resolving …

Learn to Forgive Others No Matter What

A little while ago I wrote a post around the importance of learning how to practice self-forgiveness. In that same vein it is essential to learn how to practice forgiveness no matter what. This may sound extreme, but let me explain. Forgiveness, as you may have heard or experienced, is simply the …

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Grief

<i>"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."</i> -- C. S. Lewis, <b>A Grief Observed</b><p>In 1979, when I was two weeks shy of turning 5, my father died. He had suffered for as long as I can recall from the effects of cancer, so my family was not surprised when he died. However, I shall never forget that …

Why People Are Rude and Unkind (It’s Not About You)

<b>“How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.” ~Paulo Coelho</b><p>By nature, I am a happy, optimistic, …

Is Fear Of Humiliation Holding You Back?

Life rewards those who are willing to risk vulnerability and rejection. Ask and ye shall receive is a truer exhortation than most of us assume, it turns out. At an obvious level, the raises go to those who ask, so do the flight upgrades or the discount off the sticker price for new cars. More …

Kurt Cobain

The Weird Tricks Experts Use When They Can't Sleep

No matter if you’re the type of person who can fall asleep anywhere or a borderline insomniac, we all have nights where we just can’t seem to get any …

5 Ways to Stop Being the Center of the Universe

<i>But what will people think of me?</i><p>I'm amazed at the number of women -- myself included, sometimes -- who hold themselves back because they're worried about what other people think of them.<p>Take the woman who says training other people can be misinterpreted as being "pushy" while the same quality …

Hair Color

6 Things That Can Boost Your Confidence

Life is full of ups and downs, and this can take a toll on our confidence. Lack of self-esteem can cause a lot of problems with a lot of different …

10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive

<b>“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” ~Shakti Gawain</b><p>Keeping a journal has many positive benefits. …

Creative Writing

Why Others May Be Treating You Poorly - And What You Can do About It

There’s an idea out there in the psychology world that we have control, to a large extent, over how other people treat us. This is big one that I’ve …

How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

It’s hard to feel warm and fuzzy inside when our latest Instagram post receives a measly two likes, let alone when our boss gives us negative …

One Simple Way to Improve Any Relationship

Healthy relationships are an essential part of a good life. As complex as relationships can be, there’s one simple thing you can do to improve them …

I Had Terrible Anxiety After a Messy Breakup. Here's What Finally Helped Me Heal

We broke up in the summer and had a yearlong trip to Southeast Asia planned in the fall. We shared a home filled with plants and a Siamese fighting …

Mind

18 Things You Should Stop Apologizing For

We are all so apologetic. <i>"I'm so sorry, but I have a question." "I'm sorry, can I come in?" "I'm sorry, I was moving a piano up 13 flights of stairs and missed your text."</i><p>What happened to saying no and not following up with an explanation? What happened to just saying, "I don't feel like it"?<p>So, …

Binge-Watching

3 Steps for Getting What We Want From Others

As a single parent raising three boys, I often felt outnumbered, outsmarted and outrun. I had two rules I didn't bend on, though. Don't go in my purse, and don't talk to me through the bathroom door. The bathroom was my sanctuary where they couldn't get me. And still today as young men, they'll …

5 Essentials of Mindful Self-Care: Promoting Mind-Body Resilience

When stress is mounting and your mood deteriorating, it is easy, almost imminent, that we get pulled into poor health habits. We've all been there. We crave and eat more salty and sugary fats, consume more alcohol and/or get less sleep and exercise. But what you might not know is that the stress …

7 Habits for a Stress-Free Life

Feeling stressed? You're not alone! Almost everyone struggles with managing life in this highly connected, 24/7 world. And, If you're anything like me, you may have never learned healthy coping skills for stress.<p>In my attempt to understand and live a more balanced, less stressed life, I've …

What The Outdoors Can Do For Our Mood And Well-Being

What do you do to lift your spirits when you’re down in the dumps? Watch TV? Listen to music? Cry and eat a pint of ice-cream? Perhaps a better solution is to simply sit outside.<p>A connection with nature may actually help to make us happier and healthier individuals. Henry David Thoreau once wrote, …

7 facts about relationships everybody should know before getting married

Contrary to what fairy tales may tell you, relationships take work.<p>So we collected some of the best social science findings about what makes them last.

How To Stop Being A Slave To Your Emotions

<b>“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ~ Oscar Wilde</b><p>Would you describe yourself …

Emotional Intelligence