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37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success | Inc.com

We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people. You just might get the lift you need to take you to your happy (and …

Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier

Why are some people happy and some are miserable? Why do some people who struggle with depression find ways to pull themselves out of if they implement some proven tools? A key is that those people are willing to take action and try whatever it takes, while others feel hopeless and helpless, and do …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

What a 10-Day Meditation Challenge Taught Me About Myself

Recently I was forced to consider the state of my emotional and mental well-being. It was the second time in a week where I was sitting in my car in a parking lot, unable to work, focus, or even to get out of the vehicle. I was having a mental and emotional breakdown and I wasn't sure what to do. I …

The Five-Minute Meditation That Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

<b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate 21st century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super useful; it's what …

5 Ways That One Minute of Meditation Could Change Your Life

Seriously, meditating for one minute today could change your life. Here's how:<p><b>1. Hear Your Intuition</b><p>You wake up in the morning and you feel grumpy but instead of doing a grumpy day, you decide to try something new. You meditate for one minute and have an intuition that it's a good idea to go the …

Meditation and Sleep: Finding Space Between Thoughts

Recently I spoke to David Less, CalmCircleCollege meditation director, about the relationship between meditation and sleep.<p><i>What is the difference between the awake and asleep state?</i><p>When awake, our consciousness is bounded by the experience of the senses. When asleep, our consciousness is free to …

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

<i>Kira M. Newman</i><p>Did you know that happiness has its own holiday?<p>Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the International Day of Happiness. It's easy to understand why they see happiness as something to celebrate: Happy people are healthier; they get sick …

16 Workouts You Can Easily Do At Home

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Over Indoor Cycling? 5 Reasons You Should Be Jumping Rope Instead

Mark Jenkins, former trainer to Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige, shares his tips for using the super-versatile workout tool.<p>I love indoor cycling as much as the next SoulCycler, and I also enjoy running (well, to a point). But in order to maintain my several-times-a-week cardio regimen, I've had to …

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5 Common Habits That Are Undermining Your Happiness

<i>We all have a desire to be happy. It is a part of the human condition to seek joy and good feelings. Yet many of us unintentionally undermine our happiness every day.</i><p>Being a Life and Executive Coach, I see common patterns in people's daily behavior that are keeping them from lasting happiness. Too …

Meditation Is My Super Power

For years, I've struggled with learning and practicing meditation. My annual personal goals, business goals, and affirmations inevitably included... "I will meditate daily for 10-20 minutes." I have researched and read countless books on meditation only to find myself frustrated every time I …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

6 Things Worry-Free People Do to Avoid Stress

It might be amazing to think about, but not everyone is stressed all the time. Those people who aren't always stressed aren't necessarily peaceful monks either, but normal people with similar pressures and expectations that you and I have. So what's the difference between the stressed and the …

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful | Inc.com

I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and over.<p>Here are 19 small things that you can do to keep your priorities in line and success within your</b> …

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinkers are plagued by distressing thoughts--and their inability to get out of their own heads leaves them in a state of constant anguish.<p>While everyone overthinks things …

8 Ways to Organize All of Your Most Important Paperwork

That means tax documents, medical info, and even sentimental items.<p>That means tax documents, medical info, and even your kid's treasured drawings.

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The 6 Biggest Surprises of the Writing Life

When a friend asked recently what I was working on, I was excited to share my publishing news: I had just delivered my new novel to my editor at Penguin, and now I'm deep into a fascinating ghostwriting project.<p>"So how much money do you get for a book?" she asked.<p>I hesitated. We Yankees are as apt …

Why You Should Write (Even If It Feels Like Nobody Is Listening)

<b>1. You owe it to yourself</b> to live a life that is driven by self-exploration rather than self-doubt.<p><b>2. As Joan Didion once said, "Writing is the only way I can make sense of what I think."</b> It's cathartic. It's healthy. It's fun.<p><b>3. When you were a kid, did you do your favorite hobbies for validation</b> …

Stress and Anxiety Can Cause Short-Term Memory Loss

Here's what you can do about it.<p>Memory loss can cause us to feel stressed and worried about our health. But, is it that same stress and anxiety that's actually causing the memory loss in the first place?<p>Researchers from Ohio State university have found that long-term stress and anxiety can cause …

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Wake Up and Enjoy Your Life With Mindfulness

Sometimes I feel like I'm sleepwalking through life. There's this sense of everything being distant, unfocused, numb. I'm working, eating, talking, sleeping, but I'm just going through the motions. Coffee takes me up, carbs take me down, but the whole experience is dull, boring, repetitive, …

How to Get Your Best Night's Sleep

You probably already know that sleep is one of the most important habits in our lives. Sleep has been shown to do all of the following:<p>Improve learning, creativity, and memory<br>• Boost alertness and mood<br>• Support a healthy body weight<br>• Reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia<p>These are …

How to Set Up a Meditation Practice at Home

In my recent posts ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," and "How to Meditate Lying Down"), we learned how to meditate while sitting, standing, and lying down, which are the three physical postures people assume the most when they aren't moving. …

18 Habits Every Woman Should Have by the Time She's 30

Call your mom!<p><i>Sometimes those lists decreeing all these things we "MUST do before age 30" or "should NEVER say after age 20" get a little dizzying and arbitrary. (Which is why this parody of things you shouldn't own after age 30 is so great.) But this list below, from our friends at Cosmo? Sure,</i> …

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Exercise Or Diet? One Is More Important For Weight Loss

To skip rope or to skip the milkshake? That is the question we answer.<p>A combination of a healthy diet and a well-rounded exercise regimen is key for weight loss. But if you pit the two against each other, one yields more results than the other.<p>When it comes to dropping pounds, what you put in your …

5 Key Discoveries That Can Change Your Life

Living in discovery means developing a rich bank of knowledge about yourself so that you can retire unnecessary fears and increase your resilience in any situation. We write these blogs to support you in learning more about who you are and what you're capable of because you are SO worth it.<p>As we've …