Bethany Bezdek

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200+ Short Inspirational Quotes About Strength & Life

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe”<p>“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to …

1. Wake Up Early

Not all creative minds are morning people. Franz Kafka routinely stayed up all night writing, and William Styron (author of <i>Sophie’s Choice</i>, among other best sellers) woke up at noon every day and considered his “morning” routine to be staying in bed for another hour to think.<p>However, early risers …

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

By Gabriella Boston<p>Gabriella Boston<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for …

Meditation

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Productivity

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

How I Eat To Manage My Anxiety

As someone who has battled anxiety for more than 15 years, I have firsthand experience of how debilitating and life-altering it can be. I was …

Nutrition

A CEO shares the success habit he wishes he knew years ago

They work on stuff until someone distracts them.<p>Then they react to what the other person needs. That's true at home and in the office. And it's the easiest way to keep spinning your wheels for months or even years on end.<p>Look at the calendar of most people, and you'll find a good assortment of the …

How I Totally Changed My Life to Finally Get Organized

I figured out it wasn't just about the stuff — it was also about me.<p><i>We love the little hacks and tweaks that can make your home tidier, but the truth is that big change in the way you organize requires ... well, a big change in the way you live. We teamed up with organizing coach Maeve Richmond to</i> …

Minimalism

How To Overcome Depression Naturally

Millions of Americans suffer from clinical depression each year, many undiagnosed or too embarrassed to take positive action. Yet, most people with …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Here are the habits of the people who have the capacity to be aware of what they feel. Who know how to express, process, dismantle and adjust their experience as they are their own locusts of control.<p>Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Old-School Tools for Maximizing Creativity

Here's a perfect excuse to buy some of those old-school supplies for "work" reasons. As it turns out, most of these classic products have real-life creativity benefits.<p>It's back-to-school time, and you don't have to look very far to find evidence that adults, too, like buying supplies to feel …

Why Your Neuroticism May Be the Key to Your Creativity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone with even a touch of neuroticism will recognize its characteristic looping thought patterns, in which anxieties are obsessively and repeatedly picked over. The proclivity to detect and dwell on stressors and threats – a tendency …

The Issue That Could Be At The Root Of Your Anxiety & Depression

Recently, I spoke with a new patient of mine who was struggling with debilitating anxiety, depression, brain fog and fatigue. She's in her mid-30s …

The Healthy Snack Your Sweet Tooth Will Die For

Dessert lovers, unite!<p>I don't know about you, but every day around 3 p.m., I get a pretty serious craving for a snack—and it's usually for something sweet. And then, suddenly, I've torn through half a sleeve of cookies like I haven't eaten in days...and I'm well on my way to a stomach ache. Let's …

Healthy Eating

10 Ways to Treat Your Skin Like a Derm Would

Want gorgeous skin? It’s time to start thinking like a dermatologist. While you can’t see your skin doc for every bump and blemish, you can impress …

What if We Lived Our Entire Life Like a Prayer?

During an exceptionally inspiring conversation, a stranger unknowingly showed me an entirely new way that we can go about our daily lives, as a …

Diane Von Furstenberg Shares Her Philosophy on Aging in an Excerpt from Her New Memoir

<i>In her upcoming memoir,</i> The Woman I Wanted to Be, <i>Diane von Furstenberg shares her hard-won philosophy on aging, style, and inner confidence.</i><p>Aging is out of your control. How you handle it, though, is in your hands.<p>When I was a girl, I always wanted to be older than I was. I knelt next to my father …

Can Money Buy Happiness? 3 Researchers Weigh In

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.com.</i><p>You’ve heard the refrain countless times: Money can’t buy happiness.<p>Or love. Or class, for that matter.<p>But a wave of new research suggests that cash can indeed increase your pleasure—if you manage it the right way.<p>In fact, the influence of money on …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Self-improvement

How to Hide Blackheads, Under-Eye Circles, and All Your Other Annoying Skin Issues

Concealer's about to become your new BFF.<p><i>This article was written by Megan Cahn and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>Concealer is one of life’s little helpers: It hides our skin imperfections from the rest of the world. It’s a seemingly straightforward job, yet a big one, and we can't …

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15 Money-Saving Strategies for Couples

Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the …

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7 Scientific Self Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …