Shaun Lewis

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​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this …

Know Your Stress Type

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find common …

Mindfulness

How To Accept A Compliment (Without Just Giving One Back)

We'd be lying if we didn't admit that getting a compliment is an instant mood booster. While we all know there's a difference between meaningful compliments and ones that are more surface-level, how you act on the receiving end of praise is just as important as how you act when offering it.<p>A recent …

In Honor Of National Relaxation Day, 6 Of The Most Relaxing Things To Do Right Now

If you haven't booked a massage, a session at your local isolation therapy tank or a lazy day at the beach to celebrate the joyous holiday that is National Relaxation Day (August 15), do not panic. First of all, there is no panicking allowed on National Relaxation Day. Second of all, we've compiled …

Habits for living a more rational life

From the Center for Applied Rationality, a "Checklist of Rationality Habits" intended to help you spot when you're tricking yourself. One of my …

5 Exercises You Need To Stop Doing Now (And What To Do Instead)

Are you doing the same exercises you've done for years? Here are five exercises you need to stop doing and what to do instead.

CBT “Diamond Connections” Worksheet:  This is essentially a CBT triangle that also includes a body awareness section

<b>CBT “Diamond Connections” Worksheet</b>: This is essentially a CBT triangle that also includes a body awareness section. Click here for a PDF version.

What Happens to Your Body When You're in Panic-Mode

<b>Within 5 seconds:</b> <br>Your brain begins releasing endorphins, natural painkillers that could protect you during a physical attack. It also secretes a small amount of the feel-good hormone dopamine (hence the "rush" some people get in scary situations)—but not enough to temper your hormone-fueled panic. …

Stress, the Brain and the Neuroscience of Success

In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum. The more we function from this mental zone, the less we …

Humanity

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

Are You Addicted to Being Tired?

You're Getting Tons of Work Done—Tons of Good, Smart Work<p><b>Why You're Hooked:</b> Your boss is consistently impressed with the solid efforts that come out …

How To Be Truly Happy With Your Life

The path to happiness and the path to being an expert overlap.<p>Here’s the problem though: research shows that you don’t usually do what really brings …

8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

We know mindfulness is good for us. Mindfulness allows us to be present in our parenting, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our visceral reactions.<p>Mindfulness is also good for our kids. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve …

Mindfulness

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

Time Management

5 Surprising Things That Keep You Calm (Even If You Don't Know It)

We all know meditating, going outdoors and doing yoga are incredibly useful ways to stave off stressful emotions, but sometimes we need to get creative when it comes to boosting our mood. The truth is, the secret to finding some zen may be closer (and easier) than you think. If you're looking for a …

How To Reboot A Bad Day In 10 Minutes Or Less

When your day seems like it’s imploding, here are four ways to hit the reset button to clear your mind.<p>We’ve all been there. Your boss schedules an emergency meeting on top of an already jam-packed day. A client calls with a last-minute project. And your new mattress delivery has been rescheduled …

Digital Marketing

How Anxiety Influences Your Health (INFOGRAPHIC)

No one <i>likes</i> to experience bouts of stress or anxiety -- and when it becomes a chronic occurrence, its impact can go from a little annoyance to a health hazard. Whether you're experiencing an isolated, high-stress situation or you're one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety disorder, …

Running for your Mind – How Exploring New Rewards Can Make your Habit Stick

Recently, I started running every day.<p>Every morning, I wake up at 7:30am, I roll out of bed and a put my running shoes on, which are conveniently …

Mindfulness Could Make You Less Swayed By Immediate Rewards

Mindfulness could help you to be less swayed by immediate rewards, a new study suggests.<p>A study in the journal Emotion shows that people high in mindfulness have less brain activity in response to positive feedback. Mindfulness is the act of nonjudgmental focus on the present moment.<p>"These findings …

How Your Stress-Management Techniques Are Making You More Stressed

There are only so many hours in the week. Your to-do list at work and home continues to grow, you're stretched thin and stressed to the max. What you may not know is the ways you've been trying to cope with the stress of it all are actually making you more stressed, not less.<p>Many of us think of …

Wellness

Why Is It So Hard to Pay Attention? Or Is It? Curiosity May Be Key to Concentrating

There is a new medication in early clinical trials that will likely revolutionize our ability to pay attention. Interested in learning more? Yes, we all are. The paradox here is that right now, because of this interest, you're paying attention. We naturally pay attention when we are …

Mindfulness

How To Stop Obsessing About Work When You’re Not There

Coming up with brilliant ideas in the shower is one thing. Tossing and turning all night about what you said in a meeting is another.<p>There’s nothing wrong with thinking about work outside of work per se. Getting ideas in the shower is a beautiful thing. But if thinking about a problem is keeping …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently

Humans have a remarkable capacity for resilience. Over and over, we hear stories of people who, after trauma and adversity, pick themselves up, put the pieces back together, and go on with their lives.<p>But for many, there's a place beyond recovery. For this group, life's most difficult experiences …

What Predicts Success? It's Not Your IQ

The CEO of one of the world’s largest money management firms was puzzled. He wanted to know why there was a Bell curve for performance among his …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

World Health Organization