The Art of Life Itself

By David Kish | How to live wisely and agreeably and well. #selfimprovement

Mindfulness Is Out, Sophrology Is In

The house is mess, social media is no longer relaxing and your BFF just asked you to plan her baby shower. In other words? You’re stressed AF. But if …

Mindfulness

12 Questions That Will Change Your Life

The instinct is to look for answers, but the truth is that questions that teach us most. It can also be that the rhetorical questions — the ones that …

5 Things That Can Really Influence How Others Perceive You

It can be as simple as being curious about the other person.<p>There are several ways you can elicit a great first impression from someone you just met. Here are five proven strategies to get you started.<p>1. Be curious.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? In a previous article, I posed …

Albert Einstein

This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Sweet, You Might Tear Up

These are getting all up in my feels.

Drawing

18 products people waste too much money on that you should stop buying immediately

Waste not, want not.<p>We make so many purchases that we don't always realize what we are buying. If we take a step back and think about all of our additional costs, we could cut a few out of our lives.<p>These 18 products can often be a huge waste of money.

Personal Finance

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Self-improvement

Aristotle said there are three types of friendship, but only one we should strive for

At age 17, Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy. He would stay there for 20 years.<p>Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the most promising student around. He asked many questions and answered even more.<p>The exact time of his departure from the …

Things You Need to Let Go of If You Want to Be Happy

<b>“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”</b> <b><br>~Epictetus</b><p><i>“I want to be happy</i> …

Happiness

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This 1 Thing Will Improve Every Aspect of Your Relationships | Inc.com

The holidays are fast approaching. And even if you want to pretend otherwise, that means you're about to spend time with your family.<p>While we all experience difficulties being near our family members--even the ones we live with--it's important to remember one thing: all relationships can improve.<p>A …

Thought Leadership

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

Self-improvement

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The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free | Inc.com

One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees you to live.<p>Steve Jobs said it best in his …

Motivation

5 Mindsets to Bring Positive Change Across Society

To contribute to human progress, it is not enough to be intelligent, resourceful, or well-connected. Those are all factors that play a significant …

Emerging Technology

The Truth About Minimalism: It’s Not About Stuff

I want to get something off my chest—this might be wildly unpopular, but here goes: minimalism is not about stuff. Not your stuff, or not my …

Minimalism

7 Brilliant Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed | Inc.com

One thing I know for sure is that there will always be drama in the workplace, it's inevitable. If human beings and communication are involved, words and attitudes will be misinterpreted, egos will clash, buttons will be pushed, and people will arrive at different conclusions, often the wrong …

Emotional Intelligence

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Communication Skills

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life | Inc.com

Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i> And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, failing, ignorance, looking stupid: your avoidance of these <i>feelings</i>is stopping …

Self-improvement

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking

Is Mindfulness Meditation BS or Not? Yes

Going Up<p>Is mindfulness meditation a capitalist tool or a path to enlightenment? Yes<p>by Robert Wright | illustrations by Valero Doval<p>08.12.17<p>It’s hard …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

Mindset is the Biggest Shift Our World Needs: One of Conscious 21st Century Leaders Imagining and Co-Creating

Sanity Tip #165: Imagine the impossible. Go see what's possible for you and how it can heal our world. The biggest change we need in the world right now is one of mindset. We need more conscious 21st century leaders who can imagine and co-create, outside of crowded spaces.<p>“You can’t depend on your …

Mark Twain

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that …

Psychology

7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

Positive Thinking

9 ways to stop overthinking (so that you can start living)

You are one step away from feeling happy. Except that you think too much. Come to think of it – overthinking might be the reason that’s holding you …

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth | Inc.com

When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made on a day-to-day basis. Success, …

Self-improvement