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How I Created An Inspiring Morning Routine

An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit

Yesterday wasn’t a very focused day for me — I got work done, but I also researched a bunch of newish personal interests (mostly programming and …

35 Essential Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<b>“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>We all have these personal voices.<p>There’s one voice that says you …

Happiness

Getting Lost in Just Doing

Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I’m not doing a good job, I’m not disciplined, I’m not good enough, I suck.” Or something …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive and good things will happen," or "Try your hardest and eventually things will work out." While these words of wisdom certainly have merit, what may seem like well meaning suggestions won't help you reach your goals if you're simultaneously engaging in …

Self-help

Walk Toward Your Dreams: If Not Now, When?

<b>“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~Alan Cohen</b><p>Last year I was suddenly made redundant …

Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate

<b>“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>Sitting meditation has always been challenging for me; practicing …

Mindfulness

The First Thing You Need to Do to Change Your Life

<b>“Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our</b> …

10 Positive Psychology Studies to Change Your View of Happiness

<i>“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.”</i><p>In <i>An Introduction to Positive Psychology,</i> Dr. William Compton …

How Gratitude Can Calm Your Nerves and Make You More Effective in Everything You Do

<b>“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~Cicero</b><p>Being grateful or practicing gratitude has many benefits, …

5 Ways to Let Go of Worries So You Can Be Light and Free

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Our daughter is seeing a counselor to help her deal with …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Addicted to Approval: Reclaim Your Self-Esteem

<b>“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The past few years have …

The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week

<i>“He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.”</i> —Benjamin Franklin<p>Ask any physician and they will tell you rest is essential for …

Leonardo Da Vinci

10 Simple Ways to Worry Less

Worry can be a confusing emotion. Worrying doesn’t make us compassionate. It doesn’t make us thoughtful, and worrying has never been a good problem …

Want To Stop Snoring? Here's What Works (And What Doesn't)

Long considered little more than a nuisance, snoring is no longer something to ignore -- to the delight of frustrated bed partners everywhere. To sleep physicians, snoring is a sign that something's up.<p>"When you are snoring, you're spending too much energy to breathe," says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Life Doesn’t Start Tomorrow

<b>There isn’t a single thing in this world that’s made better by starting tomorrow.</b><p>Everything you care about, everything you <i>are</i> about, needs to begin …

Conscience

Four Ways to Become More Resilient

Four Ways to Become More Resilient<p>Research shows that happiness is a choice, but did you know that resilience<i>—</i>the ability to bounce back, even from …

New Study Shows Yoga Has Healing Powers

Poses like down dog can bring down levels of inflammation in cancer patients.<p>The more we learn about yoga, the more we realize the benefits aren't all in the minds of the 20 million or so devotees in the U.S. Yoga helps people to relax, making the heart rate go down, which is great for those with …

What Fear Calls Risk Is Actually Opportunity

Imagine living as if you had nothing to lose. You would throw yourself into every moment fully, take more risks and improvise at every step.<p>Are you a …

The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress

Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep …

Mindfulness

Why We Stay Busy When We’re Not and The Benefits of Doing Nothing

<b>“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>How many times in a day do you tell yourself you are busy and have too much to do? …

Text Messaging

Why Everyone Should Climb a Mountain

<i>“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”</i> —Edmund Hillary<p>I did not go on my first hike until my mid-30s. I could blame it on the fact that …

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 …

Life Happens When You Listen: Let Yourself Learn from the Moment

<b>“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” ~Jose Ortega y Gasset</b><p>Something magical and wonderful happened to me over …

Boxing Day

Don't Be Paralyzed by Fear!

At some point or another, we've all experienced fear -- that feeling when your heart is racing out of control, your palms are sweating, you're short of breath and your digestive track goes into spasms. Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In …

Self-help

The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day

<b>“At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?” ~Jack Kornfield</b><p>When I was seven years old, I almost died.<p>My …

11 Resolutions For a Better You—Proven by Science

<i>“Good habits make all the difference.”</i> —Aristotle<p>It is wise for each of us, from time to time, to stop and evaluate our lives as we seek to make the …

Workplace violence: Caught on campus

Violent incidents at academic institutions have spurred universities to adopt formal procedures designed to keep campuses safer. But do the tactics …

Higher Education