Sarah Quevedo

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5 Ways to Create A Stronger Self

I loathed myself.<p>I am a wimp. Or at least I have been one. My wimp-like behavior crossed many situations in my life. From talking to a crowd to …

Focus on Yourself Instead of Trying to Change Someone Else

<b>“If you can’t change the circumstances, change your perspective.” ~Unknown</b><p>I was the one who was the designated driver in high school and college. I …

Positive Thinking

Stress and How to Manage It

Stress in the workplace is an increasing concern not just for those in the workforce, but also for large and small-scale employers. How employees manage stress on a day-to-day basis is an issue that many companies now view as a serious organizational issue.<p>If stress is not managed properly, it can …

Dr. Phil: 4 Questions You Must Ask to Be Truly Effective

You've heard me say that to get what you want, you have to be able to define exactly what that is. It's just as important to know exactly who you …

Self-improvement

'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep

<b>Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.</b><p>Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems".<p>They say people and …

Psychology: 'An Owner’s Manual for Your Own Mind'

An interview with Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness<p>Over the last decade, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert has become a prominent voice in the public sphere. His 2006 book <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i>, translated in over 30 languages, became an international bestseller, triggering …

8 Times to Reduce Tension Throughout the Day

For National Women's Health Week, try to stress a little less: Follow this daily schedule for times throughout the day that you can take a bit of a breather (and ahhh… doesn't that feel better?)<p>Today's subtle stressors can not only make you feel spent come evening—they can affect your health 10 …

The Horizons Tracker Stress in the workplace | The Horizons Tracker

Stress is sadly a dominant factor in many of our lives, with our work a major contributory factor in that. Previous studies have suggested that our …

What Worry Really Does to Your Brain

If emotional stress could be measured on the Richter scale, mine would be hovering around 9.0—and it's been that way since the day my husband of 23 …

4 Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Create Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each us deserves to be comfortable in our own skin and have the confidence to pursue our dreams. Confidence does not mean seeing yourself as …

How to Exude Confidence and Truly Express Yourself in New Social Situations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever wish you could walk into a room of unknown people and be completely at ease?<p>When you talk with someone new, you share your thoughts, …

9 Everyday Negative Thoughts You Need To Throw Away to be Happy

The crazy battle that’s going on in our head can be a tough one. Try as we might, sometimes the negative thoughts just seem to overwhelm.<p>As such, our …

Happiness

Who Are You?

When asked this question, most of us reply first with our gender and then with the roles we occupy. I might say I'm a woman, a psychologist, an artist, and then turn to my relationships -- a spouse, a friend, and so on. The more roles we have the more buffers we have against stress if something in …

Releasing Pressure and Expectations to Make Room for Life

<b>“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” ~Thích Nhat Hạnh</b><p>My husband and I bought our first house …

The Five New Ways to Lose Weight

Peace out, party pounds. These workout tips will help you stay skinny and sexy all the way through the holiday season and into the new year.<p>\n<p>The expert gods are really on our side this month. First, they tell us that we actually can eat Aunt Suzie's uber fatty pecan pie on Thanksgiving-as long as …

Why More Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight, experts say you need to get enough sleep. Specifically, researchers have reported that women who sleep 5 hours or less …

Drinking More Water May Help You Lose Weight

<b>Question:</b> <i>I'm struggling with my weight loss diet. I mean I'm sticking with my calorie</i> <i>counts</i><i>, but the weight loss is really slow going. I've read that</i> …

Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds

Teena Henson's "journey to life" began with a newspaper ad.<p>She remembers wishing they had an Anytime Fitness in her hometown of Gilmer, Texas. She specifically wanted to join Anytime Fitness because it is open 24/7 and is made for men and women of all levels of fitness.<p>"Then there was an ad in the …

Can you lose weight while sleeping?

<b>The rumor: You can drop pounds by catching Z's</b><p>The not-so-secret way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more, right? Well, according to some, sleeping -- that's right, catching more Z's -- can help you shed pounds. So, should you swear off the gym in favor of more time snoozing under the …

10 Simple Steps to Crush Hunger and Lose Weight

Slim down and feel more satisfied with these smart weight loss tips

Nutrition

765-lb woman races to lose weight - CNN Video

Want to lose weight? Try playing Tetris. No, really. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | May 5, 2014 6:00 am<p><i>Photo:flickr/andromache</i><p><i>If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you probably know the evil that is the craving.</i> …

Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't'

Each time health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches her Science of Willpower class, she asks students to select a willpower challenge to focus on during the 10-week course. Though students' goals are diverse — kicking nicotine or getting out of debt, controlling their temper or overcoming alcohol …

Healthy Ways to Get Protein in Your Diet

Some dieters avoid protein because many protein-rich foods are high in fat and calories. But there are healthy ways to get protein in your diet and …

How to Lose Weight with a Slow Metabolism

An underactive thyroid can slow your metabolism, and cause weight gain. If you are trying to lose weight, with the extra impediment of a sub-par …

Extreme weight loss: 5 key strategies

You see it on TV all the time: People losing hundreds of pounds, going from couch potatoes to athletes, transforming themselves into different (and happier) human beings.<p>How do they do it when most people struggle to lose 10 or 15 pounds? Big weight loss requires big lifestyle changes that stick …

Soda Industry Study Says Drink Diet Soda to Lose Weight

Numerous studies in recent years have knocked down the notion that diet soda helps shed pounds, but the soda industry wants people to take another …

Diet Soda

Study Shows Diet Drinkers Lose More Weight? Consider the Source

Diet cola addicts, I mean <i>drinkers</i>, celebrated a recent study published in the journal <i>Obesity</i> that showed diet-soda drinkers lost more weight than water drinkers.<p>The 12-week study divided 303 participants into a water or diet-soda group, both of whom followed the same diet and exercise plan. Victory …