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8 Dignified Ways To Impress Everyone

We leave no stone unturned in trying to impress others, don’t we? Flaunting the big brands we use or even the careers we choose is a way to leave an …

Negative Self-Talk: 9 Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic

<i>By Jancee Dunn</i><p>A little self-criticism is a good thing: It can be a reality check that spurs you to be a better person. But there is a vast difference between "I need to work out more," which sparks your motivation, and "I'm a jiggly blob."<p>Excessive self-criticism tends to backfire, because it leads …

The 4 Quadrants of Creation

Think of something you have thus far failed to achieve or create...<p>Now answer this question:<p>Is it because you couldn't, you didn't really want to, or both?<p>This questions speaks to the two primary components that lead to success in business and in life -- commitment and competence. Commitment is …

Grow Your Story

“. . . [Jung’s] work as a healer did not take wing . . . until he realized that the key to the human personality was its story. Every human being at …

A Road to Recovery: 28 Types of Psychotherapy for Mental Disorders

Psychotherapy refers to the treatment measures that are used to treat a number of mental disorders. There are various types of psychotherapy that …

Body dysmorphic disorder puts ugly in the brain of the beholder

When people think of mental problems related to body image, often the first thing that comes to mind is the thin figure associated with anorexia. …

3 Steps to Stop Being a Perfectionist | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Sometimes, life gives you exactly what you want. Sometimes, things turn out exactly the way you imagined. When that happens, everything is right with …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Dare to Live: 10 Unconventional Ways to Be True to Yourself

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E.Cummings</b><p>Have you ever had a clear sign of who you really are and then totally …

The Realization That Changed My Outlook on Life

Last December, someone said I'm one of the most happy, peaceful and well-balanced people she knows. I laughed. These are traits I deeply and consistently strive for but used to feel I fell way short of. At the time, when I saw things as going well, I was elated. But when I perceived things as …

Weird

The Dark Side of Perfectionism

Do you find that setting standards <i>too</i> high by trying to do things too perfectly is a source of stress for you? While doing your best is certainly a virtue, perfectionism -- that is, settling for nothing less than perfect -- has a major down side. The problem is that many people mistake …

Self-improvement

How to Aim High: Steps 2 and 3 to Create Your Personal Vision

Several weeks ago I shared the step one of three to aim higher in your life by writing your personal vision. Yes, I know it's difficult to raise our sights when there's so much to do right in front of us, so you may ask, "Why bother?"<p>Because it's essential to paint the big picture if you want to …

Self-confidence

101 Simple Pleasures to Boost Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely handwritten note in the mail from a sweet elderly acquaintance in our community. She had read in the local paper that my oldest son was named the Connecticut Student Journalist of the Year, and she had clipped the piece which she sent along with her kind …

Happiness

Powerful People Are Happy

There is a popular image that people who are in positions of power are really unfulfilled. Perhaps they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Perhaps being able to choose to do what you want carries a psychological cost. Or, perhaps this belief is just wishful thinking on the part of …

Happiness

All You Need Is Love -- of Self!

"All you need is love." The Beatles knew what was up! Love really is all you need... <i>self-love</i>, that is.<p>The foundation of a happy life, healthy relationships, and achieving every bit of greatness you were put onto this earth for does not exist anywhere externally. It's all right inside! Tapping into …

Relationships

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22 Strength & Courage Quotes To Build You Up

Here is a collection of <i>22 Strength & Courage Quotes</i>, for a little inspiration to get you through those hard times.<p>Strength & Courage Quotes<p>“Sometimes …

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat

Fear is the enemy of creativity, the hotbed of mediocrity, a critical obstacle to mastering life. Few embody the defiance of fear with greater dignity and grace than reconstructionist Maya Angelou, who has overcome remarkable hardships — childhood rape, poverty, addiction, bereavement — to become …

Help for Treatment and Recovery From Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating

Contributor: Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Bargaining in …

Mental Health

How To Rediscover Identity When Recovering From An Eating Disorder

<i>Contributed by staff of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.</i><p>Recovery from an eating disorder involves far more than establishing a healthy …

Why All That Negativity Is Killing Your Chances Of Success

<i>Motivational Speaker Les Brown</i> once said, that <i>80% of self talk is negative</i>. Everything from business, love, school, or even a simple hobby can become …

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