Brian Canavan

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Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

One of the things I love about running retreats is that I get to go on them as well. Granted it’s different from the front of the room, but the …

Why low self-esteem may be hurting you at work

On the world stage, Americans tend to get labeled as confident, cocky and entitled — but that’s an over-generalization that only applies to a fraction of professionals. In reality, millions of American workers across all different industries struggle with low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. …

Self-help

This One Habit Can Dramatically Reduce Anxiety, According to a Therapist | Inc.com

<i>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Karen Arluck, Clinical Psychotherapist in private practice, on Quora:</b><p>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety?</b> …

These 5 Things Trap Us in Unhappiness (Here's How to Overcome Each) | Inc.com

In this column, I've written about the Happiness Equation (Happiness = Reality - Expectations) and the importance of working/living with a sense of autonomy for true happiness.<p>An exclusive interview with Dr. Annie McKee (University of Pennsylvania) got me thinking more about what prevents us most …

The 5 Traps Used to Shut Down and Limit Human Consciousness

Sigmund Fraud, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b>The human condition at present is one of slavery, a new kind of slavery, where bondage is psychological and …

Coping With What You Can't Control

There are many things in life we can’t control—everything from tiny annoyances to tragedies. We can’t control if our grandmother gets cancer and …

Self-help

Tame Feelings of Shame with this 10-Minute Practice

Becoming familiar with a difficult emotion means getting interested and curious about it, like you might do when visiting a new city. Take it slow, …

When You Feel Lost

Lately, you’ve been feeling lost.<p>A loved one passed away. Your relationship ended. You were overlooked for a promotion. You failed an important exam. …

Numb

The Admired Personality Trait Linked To Suicide Risk

This positive personality trait linked to more suicidal thoughts and suicide itself.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember “RAIN”

When I was in college, I went off to the mountains for a weekend of hiking with an older, wiser friend of twenty-two. After setting up our tent, we …

Your attitude is more important to your success than your IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

10 Signs You're Trying Too Hard To Please Everyone

Over the years, I’ve seen countless people-pleasers in my therapy office. But more often than not, people pleasing wasn’t really their problem. Their desire to make others happy was merely a symptom of a deeper issue.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>For many, the eagerness to please stems from self-worth issues. …

Self-help

Meditate at Your Desk

Most of us spend a great deal of time sitting behind our desks, or in conference rooms or colleagues’ offices, so having a short practice that helps …

Hubble snaps gorgeous photo of a pint-sized galaxy

Size is entirely relative, so to say that the galaxy named NGC 5949 is “small” is a bit of a joke, especially once you’ve gotten an eyeful of this …

Universe

8 Brutally Honest Truths You Need To Hear If You Want To Get Your Shit Together

No matter how much we believe we have our “shit” together, life carries many harsh truths, and no matter how much we may wish to run away from them, …

25 Habits of Successful and Extremely Happy People

Quality sleep, big dreams and meaningful conversations are all part of the mix for those lucky enough to call themselves "happy."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the secret to happiness? That can differ according to the person involved. But we do know that happy …

Letting Go of the Worry That Weighs Us Down

<b>“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>As a child, I remember my daily walks to elementary school. It was an …

5 Bold Exercises to Work Your Courage Muscle

Life decisions all have one thing in common: courage. To try anything new takes courage—a new relationship, going back to school, starting a family, …

Feeling Disconnected in Your Relationship? Here's How to Reconnect

<b>Love is cultivated during the grind of everyday life.</b><p><i>By Kyle Benson</i><p>What can you do right now to make your relationship more romantic? You could get …

Divorce

17 Bold Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Many psychologists will point to experiencing failure as a valuable step in the journey to success. It’s a critical learning tool, because it forces …

This Underrated Habit Is the Real Key to Living Confidently | Inc.com

<i>How can I stop avoiding acting confident for fear of coming across as cocky? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, Neuroscientist, author of MindSET Your Manners, on</b> …

I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How to Connect with Your Intuition

BY Christine Tomasello May 23, 2017<p>As I age, gain more life experience, and grow my self-awareness... I learn to listen to my intuition, to trust it, …

Mindfulness

4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 …

What Drives Personal Happiness? A Harvard Business School Study Reveals A Surprising Key Factor | Inc.com

Over the course of life, you strive to become a happier person. You make career transitions, searching out workplaces that are more fulfilling. You study ways to accelerate personal growth. You go to great lengths to change your physical appearance, negative mind states, and unwanted habits.<p>Making …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

10 Habits of the Most Confident People | Inc.com

When I look back on my 20s, I see two different versions of myself. The first five years were dominated by feelings of insecurity and anxiety. I was living a life I did not want, and I wasn't confident enough to stop it. Then, in the second half of my 20s, I learned to embrace my purpose and began …

Self-improvement