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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

5 Ways to Regain Your Sense of Inner Calm

You can learn to decompress. Here's how<p><b>Go Big—But Go Home</b>Use short bursts of restlessness to your advantage when tackling challenges. Your fight-or-flight response can help you get through anything that scares you a little (a work presentation, asking out a cute guy). However, adopt the habit of …

The Single Habit That Helps Me Eat Healthy and Save Money

For me, the secret to consistent healthy eating comes down to one routine I've built into my life. Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't …

Healthy Eating

9 Ways to Be a Spiritual Warrior

Only as a [spiritual] warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a …

Mindfulness

4 Big Reasons Why Your Relationships Fail

When you're 80 years old and facing the end of your long life -- a life hopefully well-lived -- what will have been the biggest predictor of whether you would flourish throughout your life or not? A hint: It's not money, physical or mental health or social support. It's about one highly-significant …

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

As a nutritionist, for years I've seen the pendulum swing back and forth as to which "diet" works best for weight loss: low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, the fill-in-the-blank diet (rice diet, grapefruit diet, peanut butter diet), you name it. The diet rage of the day just leaves overweight individuals …

Is It My Turn Yet? 4 Reasons Your Dreams Haven't Manifested

When you feel you've done everything you can think of -- you've planted all the seeds necessary -- but are still waiting around to reap the harvest, it's hard not to get discouraged. Here are four reasons why your dreams still haven't manifested and how you can kick them into high gear!<p><b>1) Release</b> …

Positive Thinking

Big Fat Lies I Tell Myself

If you follow my blog, you know that I have been reading like crazy this summer. My latest find: <i>Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves</i>, by Amy Ahlers. When a friend recommended this book, I thought, "I'm a psychologist. I work all the time with people engaged in self-deception. Why would I need to read …

3 Meditation Techniques For Beginners

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or scanning half a page before realizing you have no idea what the heck you just read.<p>Amit Sood, author of the upcoming …

The Most Important, Often Overlooked Step to Creating Everything You Want in Life

When we set out to build a life you love, start a business, find the love of your life or reach any other goal or dream, many of us overlook a <i>very</i> important first step...<p><b>Crafting a clear vision of what you want to create.</b><p>Many of my one-on-one coaching clients come to me overwhelmed and filled with …

Positive Thinking

The 3 Best Ways to Lose Weight According to Science

If you ask a diet expert about the best ways to lose weight, you're likely to get a wide range of answers. So dieters often spend hours online trying …

Sticks and Stones

Have you ever had your feelings hurt? Chances are that if you're alive and over the age of 5, you have had someone hurt your feelings. Sometimes it's not a big deal and you move on with your day. Other times it's more dramatic.<p>As silly as it may sound, the old nursery rhyme"sticks and stones may …

Accountability, Responsibility and Changing Your Life

I have known some of my patients for years and years. I am no longer just their doctor and they are no longer just my patients. We have gotten to know each other. For example, when one of my patients explained that her mother was coming in from out of town, she didn't have to add that she was …

How to Do More of What You Love

If there is something that you are doing that does not excite or fulfill you, why are you doing it? Many of us work so we can afford to do what we're passionate about. Others have figured out how to get paid for doing what they love. This is an important skill to master. Either way, the secret to …

Yoga: Preparing for a Different Kind of Marathon

What would happen if you decided to run a marathon without doing any sort of preparation? By not spending hour after hour running, never regulating your diet, and not even trimming your long toenails the night before the race, you wouldn't perform at an optimum level. There's a really good chance …