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Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

Spirituality

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

Collective Retreats Luxury Camping

There’s a reason why some of our country’s most picturesque regions are free from monstrous Hilton hotels and commercialized strip malls. It’s …

4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past

We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways:<p>Mistakes we’ve made that we regret or that make us feel bad about ourselves<br>• Anger about …

Mindfulness

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we embark on life’s journey, we tend to taken away from this sense of self thanks …

Ask Amy: Brother-in-law struggles with trust issue

<i>Dear Amy: Six years ago, I saw my sister’s husband holding hands with another woman.</i><p><i>The way I remember it, he walked out of the bar with her and his friend (male) following behind. I was absolutely shocked at what I saw.</i><p><i>A few days later, I mentioned to him that I was at the same bar where he had</i> …

10 Surprising Marriage Tips From a Divorce Lawyer Who's Seen It ALL

What do you do when your marriage is in trouble? If you’re like most people, you look for help. Yet the last person most people would ever go to for marriage advice is a divorce lawyer.<p>That’s not surprising. Divorce lawyers are generally in the business of ending marriages, not saving them.<p>But …

To Have Better Control Of Your Life, Remember To Focus On Your Own

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

Carolyn Hax: Resentful fiancee shouldn’t be allowed to cause a family rift

By Carolyn Hax<p>Advice columnist<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I’ve known for a while that my parents are not my fiancee’s favorite people, and didn’t totally understand why until my fiancee recently revealed she’s still simmering over a comment my dad made over a year ago that my mom eagerly “me-too”-ed.</i><p><i>It was a</i> …

Self-esteem

Surviving Betrayal

Janice thought she had a good marriage. While she and her husband didn’t have much of a sex life after they became parents, they enjoyed each other’s …

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

25 Essential Paleo Lunch Recipes

Can we all agree that lunch got the short end of the meal stick? It doesn’t have the finger-licking waffles and crisp bacon that breakfast lays claim …

Healthy Eating

How To Make Bento お弁当の作り方

<i>Have fun packing lunches with my comprehensive guide on How To Make Bento Boxes! Whether you’re making school lunches for your little ones or work</i> …

25 Healthy and Photo-Worthy Bento Box Lunch Ideas

Bento boxes are gaining steam as a perfectly portioned, creative, fun way to pack and serve lunch—and they’re not just for kids. The box hails from …

Healthy Eating

Three Simple Ways To Ease An Anxious Mind

As a lawyer, my life is ripe for anxiety. I have to predict all the potential consequences for every action taken in a case and try to outmaneuver the negative consequences.<p>When I experience anxiety, I notice constriction in the body as well as the mind. It feels as though I have tunnel vision and …

Mindfulness

9 Questions Every Lasting Couple Can Answer—Can You?

If love is famously blind, how is one supposed to actually know with certainty that they've found The One? Love is a powerful emotion that can give …

I'm a Marriage Therapist and Here Are 4 Things I Wish I Knew In My 20s

Give advice to a 22-year old? I don’t think they’ll listen to me. My 22-year old son certainly doesn’t want to listen to me. I’ve got great advice! Maybe we just all need to live our own lives, make our own mistakes and mature at our own rate.<p>But let’s imagine for just one minute that I did have an …

Love

Is There a Link Between Negative Emotions and Disease?

You're reading Is There a Link Between Negative Emotions and Disease?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Chronic Disease

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Project Management

20 ways to avoid unnecessary fights with your spouse

Avoid fighting with your spouse in front of your children.<p>Avoid arguing in front of family members or friends. If you want to talk about something …

The Strangest Secret

(An excerpt from the bestseller <i>How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds</i><i>,</i> <br>based on talks by Earl Nightingale)<p>by Earl Nightingale<p><b>Transcript:</b><p>I’d …

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<br>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

The meticulously layered and striped paintings of Guy Yanai

Upon looking at the work of Isreali artist Guy Yanai there is a structural element you immediately notice, straight lines. Guy’s paintings are …

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness

5 of History's Greatest Buddhist Masters Reveal the Secret to Happiness

To many people who don’t believe in religion, Buddhism is seen as a “good” religion. It doesn’t promote hate and offers the individual more freedom …

We Can’t Go On Together…”: Dealing With Suspicion In Marriage.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThySistas.com</b>) Suspicion is the kind of emotion that has allowed humanity to flourish for thousands of years. To an …

The Modern Marriage Trap — and What to Do About It

The average married women is less happy than the average married man. Here's why.<p>Counter to stereotypes, it is men married to women who find the most …