Diane Ray

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The 4 Steps To Align Your Life With Your True Self

Mid-life brings about many transitions. Children leaving home, aging parents, divorce, remarriage, and career changes can leave us asking the …

Your Brain On: Meditation

Meditation is the new yoga. <b>Katy Perry</b> does it. So does <b>Oprah</b>. The only thing this trend’s missing is a super-pricey brand of clothing designed to …

Mindfulness

Putting Off Some Horrible Task? Try These 7 Tips.

It’s a <b>Secret of Adulthood</b>: <b>Happiness doesn’t always make me feel happy</b>. Often, I know I’d be happier if I do something I really don’t feel like doing. …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

10 ways to stay productive when you just don’t feel like it

<b>Takeaway</b>: To stay productive when you just don’t feel like it, zoom out to see how a task fits into the bigger picture of your life; be mindful of …

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p><b>1. "Because we've always done it that way."</b><p>You …

5 Spiritual Truths We Can Learn From Children

We have as much to learn from our children as they do from us.<p>In the two and a half years I've been a parent, my two little boys have already taught …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

Connect With Mind Body & Spirit

“The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.” – Proverb<p><b>Your authentic self</b><p>I wish to present you with an …

Spirituality

3 Ways To Be Happier At Work

There’s a common belief that you will be happy when you are successful, but the reverse is actually true.<p>Scott Crabtree spent 24 years climbing the ladder in the gaming and software industries, eventually leading his own engineering team at Intel. And after observing life at companies big and …

Happiness

Develop a Habit, Create a Lifestyle | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was completely gassed. I hadn’t worked out in about two weeks, and decided it was time to get back at it. Half a mile into my run, I could …

5 Unexpected Ways Meditation Will Change Your Life

We all know meditation can help us to relax and reduce stress by cutting out the continual white noise of our chattering mind. When I started …

4 Really Good Reasons Everyone Should Meditate

So why the F%&* should we meditate, anyway?<p>How does sitting on the floor while your crazy obsessive thoughts run wild in your mind, have any benefit …

Meditation

The 5 Practices That Bring Us Closer to Our True Selves | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Somewhere along my journey, I’ve realized that certain things I do bring me closer to my authentic, true self and others do the opposite. There are …

Outsourcing

The Difference Between Your Ego and Your Soul

One of my biggest "aha!" moments was realizing the difference between my ego and my soul.<p>It took me a long time and a lot of soul-digging to get it. Here is my understanding:<p><b>Your ego is:</b><p>The image you have of yourself.<p>Your social mask, the face you put on for the world.<p>Your titles and roles …

Positive Thinking

5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Home - Mindful

1. You do have time<p>Balancing all of life’s demands can be stressful and time-consuming. It can often feel like there isn’t enough time to really …

Mindfulness

Meditate and Change Your Life

We live in a time when we tend to look so far ahead into the future that we may lose sight of what's going on in our lives at the moment. I know I used to find myself running so far and so fast that I missed an entire year here and there.<p>All that changed when I began meditating.<p>Meditation stills …

Top 10 Benefits Of Being Yourself

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee<p>When …

A Personal Mission Statement Can Set You on a Course to Success

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people find themselves simply going through the motions of life without truly knowing where they’re headed. This is the main reason why so many people can’t escape mediocrity. Going through everyday chaos, meeting new …

Motivation

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Salted Caramels

Caramels are one of my favorite candies. That melt-in-your-mouth honeyed flavor with a subtle punch of salt is so addictive, and the perfect canvas for creating delicious Halloween candies. I love making batches of these to keep in bowls at costume parties and get-togethers. Enjoy!<p><b>SALTED …

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 …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Inc.com

3 Ways to Kick Your Comfort Zone in the Teeth and Create Lasting Change!

<b>“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security” – Gail Sheehy</b><p>Your comfort zone, believe it or not, has too many teeth left. The fact is if you …

Time I

Chicago's first serial killer

The man who became infamous as H.H. Holmes, one of the first serial killers in the United States, preyed mainly on naive and gullible women — young women who wouldn't be missed amid the thousands of World's Fair tourists streaming into Chicago's fashionable Englewood neighborhood.<p>As Chicago basked …

Crime

Stop Multitasking! The Secret to Improving Your Team's Productivity

Find out why multitasking is actually hurting your sales teams, and how a new focus on prioritization can help.<p>Companies still romanticize the idea of multitasking. Phrases like "jack of all trades," "juggling act" and "Renaissance man" all imply that the ability to multitask is something to be …

Time Management

4 Crazy Simple Ways To Live More In The Moment

Mindfulness is one of those wellness buzzwords that is frequently tossed around, and with good reason. Numerous studies have shown it can lead to profound changes in both the mind and body.<p>To the uninitiated, however, the concept can sound vague, even intimidating. Sure, it's all about cultivating …

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life is fleeting. Moments are there for an instant and then they are gone. Do you enjoy these moments or do you merely use them as a means to an end? …

How to Lose Those Last 5 Pounds Forever

You're THIS CLOSE to finally reaching your weight-loss goal!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>In the beginning of a weight-loss journey, pounds melt away like ice cream on a hot summer day. But as you get closer to your goal, it's not …

Nutrition

6 Secrets for Attaining True Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you read tons of blog posts or articles that tell you how to be happy?<p>Do you try the things they say, but afterwards still feel crappy?<p>Well, fret …

Happiness