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How to Break the Pattern of Dwelling on Past Mistakes

Jennifer Bright Reich was in the fifth grade when she attended an open house at her elementary school with her parents and her little sister. …

Self-help

How Walking Away Leads to Profit, Happiness and Success

"And what happens if you just leave?" I remember my business coach asking one afternoon when I felt particularly overwhelmed. "Won't you be able to do your job better if you take some time to care for yourself?"<p>I looked around me at the piles of work on my desk - the emails to be answered, …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Be Kind To Yourself

In a previous post I discussed heartfulness as it relates to interpersonal relationships– bringing kindness and compassion to others. But, now let’s …

Creating Change in Your Life Isn't Always About 'Doing'

The other day I was working with a client who was very frustrated because she felt like she wasn't making a lot of progress in her life.<p>"There's all these things that I know I need to do for myself," she said, "but I just can't ever get myself to do it."<p>What followed were more self-critical …

This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?<p>You might be surprised to learn, research backs numbers …