Shannon Blair

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How to declutter both your personal and professional life

Let’s face it, a lot of us feel we could do better. If it’s not with our finances, it’s with our health. If it’s not with our health, it’s with our careers. And if it’s not with our careers, it’s with our friends and family. Yes, the balance of life is no easy task, leaving a lot of us feeling …

I Did 20 Push-Ups Every Day For 2 Weeks and Here's What I Learned

Earlier this year, I could string together a solid 14 to 16 push-ups without stopping. It was a skill that took me quite some time to master. And by …

Why Maintenance Sex Is So Important in Happy Marriages

Maintenance sex may not sound like the most titillating thing in the world, but it is crucial to the health of your relationship.<p>When we say maintenance sex, we mean having sex just to have it, even if you don’t feel like doing it. It means keeping the sex up to ensure both people in the …

Relationships

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

YogaGlo Online Yoga Videos Review

There are a lot of websites offering yoga videos to stream or download, but they're all chasing this one. YogaGlo's roster of teachers and commitment …

Yoga

I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

Meditation

7 Books That Inspire Kids to Be Grateful

<i>Share these books with your kids to inspire good and give thanks, from our friends at Common Sense Media.</i><p>Looking for ways to raise kids who are grateful for their blessings? This list of books will inspire kids from toddlers to teens to be thankful well past Thanksgiving. From picture books for …

Kids

3 Ways to Find Your Peace When Life Feels Overwhelming

<i>Too much to do, not enough time to do it.</i>Sound familiar?Twenty-five years ago, at the dawn of the modern internet revolution, people were predicting …

Mindfulness

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

Success

Top 10 picture books with self-help messages

The world can be a stressful and complex place. Here are 10 picture books that may help to make sense of it for young children - and perhaps their parents too<p>I believe that you can find the solution to any problem if you look hard enough and sometimes, those solutions can be found in a really great …

Books

Workaholics May Be At Greater Risk For These Psychiatric Disorders

If you're clocking long hours at work, missing special events to meet pressing deadlines or think and talk incessantly about your latest project, you've probably been accused of being a "workaholic."<p>This might seem as innocuous as being accused of chocaholism, but it might be a sign that you have …

Mental Health

3 Positive Affirmations to Train Your Brain for a Happier Life

We often fail to realize is our mind's ability to be trained for positive thinking, and positive affirmations can make monumental progress toward re-training your own though processes. While we're busy complaining about our jobs, our bank accounts, and our boyfriends, we are training our brains to …

Happiness

How I Calmed My Anxiety in One Evening

<b>Anxiety</b> <b>SHARE</b><p>It sounds too good to be true, but anxiety really is something that can be reduced very quickly. While you cannot CURE your anxiety in …

The 1 Quick Question That Will Instantly Make You More Productive

Goodbye cluttered to-do list, hello laser focus.<p>You're blurry-eyed and slack-jawed at your desk, staring at a to-do list so long you feel like you could wrap it around the entire earth -- twice. Yes, we've all found ourselves in this stressful situation every now and then.<p>Facing a to-do list that …

Productivity

Cutting Calories? 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger | Men's Health

On this trip, in the spring of 2003, my friend Roland Denzel needed inspiration and solitude for the decision he was about to make.<p>He was 35, with two young children, and in mourning for his mother who’d just died of lung cancer. He’d gone to Montana to clean out her house, and it was in the quiet …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Body & Soul Boot Camp: Yoga for a Clear Mind

Get centered and clear-headed with this 15-minute meditative yoga class<p>We're all stressed out at some point during the day—it's how we handle our …

Meditation

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Three ways to improve sleep quality and brain function

Research shows that sleep is among the most critical factors for peak performance, memory, productivity, immune function and mood regulation – but the speed and information overload of today's pace of life can challenge sleep quality, resulting in a decline in health and cognitive function.<p>Our best …

10 Brain Discoveries You Should Know

Listed below are 10 discoveries about your brain that hold out to you the possibility of turning a brain wired for stress into a brain wired for the Good Life, which is a life of being well and doing well on the way to flourishing. Actualizing this change is simpler than you might imagine, and …

How to Use Self-Care for a Brighter, Less Stressful Life

<b>“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.” ~Sydney Harris</b><p>I was working myself into the ground and I knew it. Balancing a full-time job, …

19 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Literally Do Anywhere | Women's Health

Next time you want to crush a workout—sans weights—get your sweat-spiration from the 19 moves demo’d in the video above (and marvel at ACE-certified personal trainer Alex Silver-Fagan’s on-point form!). You can do ‘em in the park, while you’re holed up in a hotel room, or even when you just don’t …

This is What Will Help Your Wandering Mind

We live in an ADD world. What is a leader to do to remain sane, productive, and effective?<p>"A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind," explain psychologists Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert in the journal Science. And according to the psychologists' research, …

Mindfulness

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

6 Problems That Test Relationships, According To Couples Therapists

The honeymoon phase doesn't last forever: Couples who stand the test of time experience countless hurdles throughout their relationships, some more common than others.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the most widely cited issues couples complain about -- and how to work through each …

Selfies

Do These 6 Things if You Want to Start Your Day Before 6 a.m.

Reap the benefits of starting your day earlier by following these 6 tips.<p>One of my first published articles, "Six Reasons Why You Should Wake Up at 6 a.m.," had many people motivated and inspired. Yet, they still had a difficult time waking up that early.<p>The hardest part of becoming an early riser …

Productivity

It’s Time to Retire Your Trusty Day Planner

Evernote is a 21st century day planner. In Part 4 of his productivity series for school leaders, organization consultant and former principal Frank …

Evernote

How to Keep Your Hair from Thinning | Women's Health

1. Fake It ‘Til You Make It<br>Those hair commercials aren’t all full of fluff. “Hair density can be hard to improve, but thickening and volumizing shampoos can help make hair appear fuller and can even make individual strands appear thicker,” says Shainhouse. She recommends using a shampoo like <b>L’Oreal</b> …

Here's Why the Less You Have Sex, the Less You Actually Want It | Women's Health

Meanwhile, going through a dry spell might be agonizing at first, but eventually you completely stop thinking about sex—or wanting it. Even Magic Mike has lost his power over you. And while that's not necessarily a bad thing, we couldn't help but wonder why, exactly, you lose it when you don't use …