Catherine Low

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The One Habit That's Hindering Your Health (and Happiness)

Has saying yes become a bad habit? If you’re not sure, then ask yourself how you feel when you say it. Do you feel good, or are you gritting your …

8 Zen Master Stories That Illustrate Important Truths

You probably heard some of these, maybe all. I thought about stories that touched me or made a big impression and that came from Zen or Taoists …

Victim No More: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Sometimes, it makes sense to quit a creative project, but other times, that’s not an option. Maybe you need to turn in your thesis to complete your …

Employment

8 Secret Habits of Highly Successful People (That Most People Don’t Know About)

You're reading 8 Secret Habits of Highly Successful People (That Most People Don’t Know About), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and …

Success

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Meditation

7 Ways To Recharge While Staying Productive

Being married to your work doesn't mean you have to stop taking care of yourself. Yes, that cuts into precious time, so here are some ways to make taking care of yourself more efficient.<p>You know what is worse than a bad idea? A good idea with an overwhelmed or stressed founder. There are countless …

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

6 Ways Your Mind Tries to Control Your Life

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~</b><b>Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>Our mind is a funny thing. On the one hand, it’s awesome. But …

8 Ways Body Language Beats 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 social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.<p>Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that …

Self-improvement

Here Is Why Confidence Will Always Trump IQ

Having a high IQ is great, but confidence is a much more potent trait when it comes to success in the workplace and in life.<p>Why is it that the smartest person you know and the most successful person you know are not always the same person? Given the emphasis placed on IQ by society today one would …

8 Ways to Ensure a Better Night’s Sleep

"I read recently that lack of sleep can lead to chronic disease and other problems," writes this week's house call. "I have kids, a job with crazy …

Stop Pushing Yourself: How to Slow Down & Destress

<b>“Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, and then we can</b> …

Weight Loss

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

1. Before you go to bed at night, tell your brain, “wake me up at __ a.m.”

Unless you got drunk the night before, you’ll likely start waking up right before the alarm clock startles you awake.<p>2. If the subconscious command …

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

The 'quitter's mindset' could be the secret to success

She looked out the window, and back down to her desk where a full-time offer letter from Lola sat, awaiting her reply.<p>It didn't matter that she'd only finished her first year. Or that most people she asked said it was a mistake.<p>She knew it was time to make a change, and she did.<p>Chisa made the …

Self-improvement

The "7 Cs" of Communication

June 20, 2014<p>Teaching is a form of public speaking and should be practised, especially if you are new at it! Public speaking is often something that …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Study Skills

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.<p>We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by ― and that may be negatively affecting our health.<p>In fact, a 2011 World …

Humanity

How to Pack in a Carry On: Travel Smarter

When I first met my husband, I told him I was the best packer. He most likely thought in the beginning during those "<i>courting</i>" months as I like to call them, that I may have been a tad bit high maintenance. He couldn't even fathom thinking about the girl who perfectly planned every detail of her …

Seven Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

Do you want to be a millionaire? Of course you do. Having this type of financial freedom is the dream for so many people, but it is often easier said than done. If you want to be a millionaire, you are going to have to be willing to put in the work. You are also going to have to start forming the …

5 (Non-Obvious) Daily Habits That Unleash Your Best Work

<i>(This article originally appeared in my column at Inc.com.)</i>Success doesn’t occur overnight, but neither does failure. Luck aside, both are typically …

Creativity

10 Ways a Life Coach Will Make Your Life Awesome

Life coaches are wonderful people. They dedicate their lives to helping other people reach their full potential. If you feel unmotivated, lost, or stuck in your life, then here are 10 ways your very own life coach can make your life awesome again.<p>1. Find Your True Purpose in Life<p>Life coaches know …

31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide To Live Your Dreams

Commit to living intentionally.<p>506<p>SHARES<p>You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed …

Self-improvement

The Natural Cure For Insomnia

ATTENTION:<p>Cure Your Insomnia in 6 Simple Steps & Start Sleeping for 8 Hours Every Night – in Just 3 Days!<p>I spent 15 years of my life hindered by lack …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros; their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …