Vanessa Brazao

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Stop Breathe Grow: Spiritual Disciplines for Your Soul

Each morning I go to the bay window of my bedroom and kneel at an altar that I have constructed on a long window bench. I meditate on the Scriptures lying there, pray from my prayer journal, and write in my reflection journal.<p>"Slowing" spiritual practices in these three areas--Scripture, prayer, …

health

4 Signs You`re Ready To Live Your True Purpose - Meditation & Spirituality

Oftentimes, when we are ready to genuinely endure our purpose, signs directing us towards action start to arise.<p>As I was beginning to step into my …

The Difference Between Fear and Intuition

Have you ever been in the butterflies-in-your-stomach early phase of a new, emerging love? If so, then you can relate to my dear friend, who asked me for advice this week. She's just beginning a new relationship and as love blossoms, she's unsure of where it's heading.<p>When I heard the questions on …

How Not To Suck At Meditation

Deep breath, everybody<p>Meditation is ironically one of those activities that can be stressful the more you think about it—especially for the newbie. If this sounds familiar, it probably means that you're someone who can benefit from meditation, if only you could get over stressing about it. Cool …

Meditation

Stop Seeking and Start Finding: Create a Near-Perfect Life

<b>“What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.” ~Herman</b> …

The best jobs for every personality type

It assigns people one of 16 personality types based on how they measure themselves against four criteria — it's the test where you can find out if you're an ESTJ or an ISTP. According to statistics from a few years ago, around 80% of Fortune 500 companies use the test, as does the world's largest …

Anxiety Tied To Sleep Deprivation

If you've ever noticed yourself feeling more anxious and flustered than usual after a night of bad sleep, you're not just imagining it -- a small new study shows that sleep deprivation can actually fire up certain brain regions that affect our emotional processing, boosting feelings of …

5 Dating Realities Men Wish Women Knew (and Some They Do)

Embed from Getty Images<i>What bugs you most on a date?</i>This simple, concrete question, usually yields vastly different answers when men and women each …

How to Recharge if You're Losing Motivation

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

How I Went From No Way To Namaste: How Yoga Saved My Life

Last year I was a heap of depression. I was a 35-year-old new mother who suffered major complications after the delivery of my daughter. Those complications gave way to the aftershocks of PTSD and a heavy dose of postpartum depression. The dream of summer days spent enjoying my little one, taking …

Here’s the Only Thing You Need to Know Before Making a Life-Changing Decision

We live in strange times. Everyone seems hell-bent on becoming an entrepreneur, but that just seems to raise more questions than answers: What’s it …

I’m Not Good At Dating, But I Know How To Love

Bookmark<p>I’ll be honest. I’m not good at dating. I’m not good at <i>“let’s be casual,”</i> or <i>“we’re just messing around,”</i> or <i>“we’ll see where this goes.”</i><p>See, …

Relationships

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

4 Steps to Let Go of Stress, Negativity, and Emotional Pain

<b>“It’s not the bite of the snake that kills you, it’s the poison left behind.” ~Tom Callos</b><p>Have you ever taken it to heart when someone said or did …

What I wish I’d known when I was single

This morning, on the Overground, I sat next to a girl talking to a friend on her phone.<p>“I just feel like I’m going to be single forever,” she said. …

10 Reasons You Don’t Have an Amazing Life (And How to Fix Them)

Wondering why your life seems blah? Most likely it's one of these reasons. Lucky for you it's never too late to fix them.<p>Who doesn't want their life to be amazing? No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens. Maybe you think you don't have …

Self-Awareness is the Key to Becoming a Successful Leader | Inc.com

Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Want to Succeed? First, Become Self-Aware<p><i>"Yes, but, it wasn't my fault...."</i><p><i>"Yes, but, I didn't know...."</i><p><i>"Yes, but, they said...."</i><p>That's what Julie's manager heard whenever he gave the new junior software engineer feedback. Whenever he would suggest …

Emotional Intelligence

Seeing Uncertainty As A Gift: The Best Sentence Carl Jung Ever Wrote

You are either asking, "Who the hell is Carl Jung, and what's the big deal on one sentence?" Or: "Who the hell do you think you are, buckeroo, to decide Jung's best thought?"<p>Let's get to the grandfather of spiritual psychology's sentence in question, which is this:<p>"Each is deceived by the sense of …

The Definition of Happiness Changes as You Age, According to Science

The definition of happiness shifts radically but predictably with age, research shows.<p>Type a simple search into Google and you will bombarded by tips on how to be happy. You could spend weeks if not years reading all that advice on boosting well being.<p>Many of these articles are valuable, but most …

How to Recognise People Who Suppress Your Happiness

Relationships are very important to anyone. It is through them that we learn, have fun, and improve ourselves. But, not all of them have this effect …

Addicted To Sugar? Here's How To Kick The White Stuff For Good

🍫🍦🍪🍭🍫🍦🍪🍭<p>Sugar addiction is no laughing matter, in fact research has shown it is as addictive as cocaine and cigarettes, and humans actually …

Diabetes

Why Some People Handle Stress Better Than Others

A quick scan of any recent headline would reveal that humans live in a highly stressed world, full of violence, terror and hate. Sometimes, it’s a …

8 Habits You Should Stop Doing Now To Radically Improve Your Life

Something is in the water. Everybody, it seems, is blogging, speaking, or doing research about the concept of happiness and freedom in the …

Happiness

16 Quotes that Show Us Life from a Different Perspective

Let me share three quick stories and some perspective-shifting life lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced …

Change Your Perspective, Expand Your Possibilities

<b>"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." -- Marcus Aurelius</b><p>"It's all a matter of perspective."<p>How often have you heard that? But do you really get that it's <i>all</i>, I mean ALL, a matter of perspective? And that, if you want to create health, …

If U Live your life "Sitting on the Fence" the View will never Change. Go Ahead. Be Brave. Have an Adventure.#TA https://t.co/UBqyUMt1H2