Cheryl Davis

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Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They have dreams, and they’re inspired to be better. But when it …

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Critical Thinking

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …


'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …


9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …


8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

Change these settings!<p>Always schedule restarts<p>Ditch notifications<p>Reclaim the Start menu<p>Set up Cortana<p>Customize Edge<p>Set up default apps and programs<p>Stop the sync party<p>Declutter your taskbar


Martha Beck's 3-Step Plan to Defeat Self-Sabotage

Rose is a strict vegan who eats only whole, organic food...except when she drives to 7-Eleven to suck up sweets like an industrial Shop-Vac. Anya is …


Just Say Hello: The Powerful New Way to Combat Loneliness

Her loneliness was worst at night. As soon as her head hit the pillow and darkness surrounded her, she'd be engulfed in a longing she couldn't shake. …