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7 Brutally Honest Reasons You'll Never Be Successful

It’s frustrating isn’t it?<p>You’ve set big goals for your life. Your dreams are admirable.<p>But you’re not getting anywhere.<p>What’s the problem?<p>You’re not …

The Happiness of Pursuit: 7 Steps To Accomplish Anything & Enjoy It Along The Way | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>‘A body in motion stays in motion’ – Newton’s law</b><p>If anyone has ever read a post written by me before, listened to an interview or simply had a chat …

29 Of The Most Powerful And Wisest Quotes Of All Time

Let me guess…<p>You often drag yourself to work and feel like everyday is the same.<p>Perhaps it feels like your life is on autopilot.<p>At moments you might …

5 Tips To Thrive, Even When Everything Hurts

I am regularly asked in my talks, “Barb, what do you define in your life as happiness?” I smile and answer easily, “Happiness is knowing that …

3 Ways to Train Harder on a Treadmill

Upgrade your indoor workout with these expert tips<p>It might be best known as a warm-up, a cool down, or a last resort when all of the ellipticals are taken, but the treadmill is making a comeback: In fact, the machines account for nearly 60 percent of annual home fitness equipment sales, according …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …

Eat With Your Stomach, Not Your Brain – An Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was fortunate enough to interview Dr. Brian Wansink, lead author to over 100 academic articles and books, including his best-seller Mindless …

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5 Ways to Regain Your Sense of Inner Calm

You can learn to decompress. Here's how<p><b>Go Big—But Go Home</b>Use short bursts of restlessness to your advantage when tackling challenges. Your fight-or-flight response can help you get through anything that scares you a little (a work presentation, asking out a cute guy). However, adopt the habit of …

5 Happiness Boosting Poses

1.3K<p>SHARES<p>It had been one of those days. I spilled my coffee. My daughter refused to take her morning nap; No nap means I didn’t even get to shower …

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10 Unexpected Ways to Meditate Every Day

Ready to get Zen? Meditation can do <i>way</i> more than people think—and it’s not just for hippies. Practicing meditation regularly has legitimate health …

6 Steps to Controlling Your Emotions

Emotions are the most present, pressing and sometimes painful force in our lives. We are driven day by day by our emotions. We take chances because we're excited for new prospects. We cry because we've been hurt and we make sacrifices because we love. Without a doubt, our emotions dictate our …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

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31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again

Save money and keep your home chemical free with these DIY recipes.

The Science Of Conquering Your Fears -- And Living A More Courageous Life

Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a man. “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible," he wrote. Today, it's one of the more neglected areas of positive psychology, but recent research has begun to move toward an understanding of what …

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

Yoga and the Art of Accepting Change

Change is profoundly challenging. How many times in your life have you seen change rolling toward you and deemed it unacceptable, not your plan? Found yourself working wildly to prevent or ignore it? Of course, it happened anyway. And how many times have you felt the urge, the deep internal pull, …

Om Is the Vibration of the Universe

<i>Om</i> is more than a sound, but the vibration of the universe. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. It is not a short and sharp sound. It lingers and flows like energy itself. <i>Ommmmmmmmmmmm...</i><p>When you open yourself up to the vibration of Om, you will feel yourself …

10 Daily Actions Keeping You in Debt

Spending More Than You Have<p>It’s easy to spend more money than you have whether it’s by writing a check, swiping a card, or willfully ignoring the …

Finding Your Passion in 5 Easy Steps

Five easy steps... are you kidding me? People, people, people! I know you want everything like a drive-through window: quick and greasy.<p>How about <i>instead</i>, I give you five organic, thought-provoking, deep steps. Ooh, some of you like this version better.<p>Okay, so, here's what I'm going to do, as I …

10 Ways To Save Money Once You Retire

The financial experts are right, in principle. We do need a lot of money to retire, generally in the form of Social Security, plus pensions, 401(k) plans and IRA balances, as well as the value of the help we get from family and friends. But maybe we don't need quite as much as the experts would …

5 Ways You Can Tell You're Having a Good Workout

"I thought I was going to die during my workout!" These are words I frequently hear after a client believes she has given it her all in the gym, but has she really? How do you know if you have given 125 percent to your workout?<p><b>1) Rate of Perceived Exertion.</b> I often use the rate of perceived …

3 Things Successful, Happy People Do Differently

I have a ringside seat to the success and failures of others. As an executive coach, I share in the triumphs and challenges of my clients.<p>One of things I'm really good at is spotting patterns. There are distinct differences between the ways successful happy people approach life versus those who …

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

In an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards.<p>When I first left my parents’ small farm at eighteen to move to “the city” for …

What Makes Some People 'Lucky'?

Luck is not anything mysterious or magical, but with learning a set of skills and having an awareness of what makes "lucky" people lucky and the "unlucky" ones unlucky, we can all change our life to have a "luckier" one. To see what luck is, we need to know what luck is not.<p>Luck is not:<p>- It is …

“Don’t Wait. Start Stuff. Live Now. Be Present. Live with Meaning and Real Intent.”

Happiness interview: <b>Richie Norton</b>.<p>I heard about Richie Norton's new book, <b>The Power of Starting Something Stupid</b> when a friend told me about it -- and …

The 7 Habits of Calmness

I have come to believe that high stress, constant anxiety over tasks and work and life, social anxiety … is all a part of the modern way of life.<p>Most …

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Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …