Julie Lawton

43 Flips | 2 Magazines | 76 Likes | 2 Followers | @julielawton2000 | Keep up with Julie Lawton on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Julie Lawton”

A former FBI agent explains how emotional intelligence will make you more mentally tough

While they considered themselves mentally tough, they preferred words like awareness and alertness to describe the skills they carefully honed over the years.<p>So what is mental toughness? It is being alert and aware of our emotions, thoughts, and behavior so we can manage them in ways that set us up …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Brene Brown Says Do This | Inc.com

Through her TED Talks on embracing vulnerability and shame, University of Houston professor Brene Brown has gained an enthusiastic audience in recent years. The inspirational author and speaker has proved that she has a way with words, having produced three <i>New York Times</i> No. 1 bestselling books and …

Happiness

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Be A Better Leader

<b>We get promoted because of our IQ and we get fired because of our lack of EQ.</b><p>I remember when I was first promoted to a leadership position, I was so proud, and yet I was so unprepared too.<p>It was my technical skills that had gotten me the job, not my leadership skills, as these had barely had the …

Who Am I Anyway? 5 Ways to Identify and Address Low Self-Esteem

It's a question you may ask yourself from time to time. It might be tossed around in casual conversation, muttered as you gaze in the mirror before a big project meeting, or whispered as you lay in bed at night wondering why your life isn't where you want it to be.<p>After all, you ask yourself, "Who …

This common mental error leads to misguided thinking — here's how to avoid it

In the Middle Ages, for example, people claimed that a full moon could turn humans into werewolves.<p>In the 1700s, it was common to believe that a full moon could cause epilepsy or feverish temperatures. We even changed our language to match our beliefs. The word <i>lunatic</i> comes from the Latin root <i>luna</i>, …

5 Secrets to Improve Learning and Memory

I’ve already posted a research round-up on becoming an expert at anything. That was focused on the big picture of how to master something over a …

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

How to Eat Healthy on a Low Budget

When it comes to healthy eating, it often means a serious dent in your bank account. From the daily $10+ cold-pressed juices to the $500+ week-long detox meal plan, staying slim on a budget is harder than it sounds. Here, 6 food tips to stay healthy and save money.<p><b>1) Buy the Basics:</b> Grocery …

Healthy Eating

10 Self-Help Books for Personal Development

There is a famous quote by Lao Tzu that says, "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." This drives what I feel is true about self-help and personal development. Many times we need to let go of who we have told are selves that we are stuck being, of the habits that cannot be changed, …

6 Surprising Reasons to Welcome Failure

Who likes to fail?That’s what I thought.For most of us failure’s shameful, embarrassing, and even scary. Maybe it means you don’t have what it takes. …

This Smartphone App Is Here To Help You Fight Stress

This is way better than Candy Crush.<p>The path to a calmer mind may be right at your fingertips.<p>A new social networking app, Koko, is dedicated to helping users fight stress by crowdsourcing their questions and worries.<p>Here's how it works: Koko operates just like any other social networking app in …

How Your Beliefs Can Sabotage Your Behavior (And What You Can Do About It)

There are many reasons why it can be hard to stick to good habits or develop new skills. But more often than not, the biggest challenge is sitting between your two ears.<p>Your mind is a powerful thing. The stories you tell yourself and the things you believe about yourself can either prevent change …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don't have to practice yoga or follow an Ayurvedic diet to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).<p>So whether or not you …

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

What Is The Correlation Between Exercise And Weight Loss?

If you are serious about improving your current physical condition then you will need to combine exercise and weight loss.Combining these two …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Time Management

How to clear your mind so you can sleep

Quite often our lives get filled up with relatively unimportant things and it is difficult to find enough time for ourselves. The only time you get …

Creating and Intuition and Procrastination

<i>“A good artist lets their intuition lead them wherever it wants.”</i> – Lao-Tzu<p>Do you use intuition in your creative explorations? Or other parts of your …

Creativity

10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

<b>“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>It’s terrifying, isn’t it?<p>There you are—days, …

Tired All the Time? Try These Natural Energy Boosters

You don't have to feel drained on a daily basis. Here's how to keep your energy tank full. If you're running low right now, try these instant …

Left Brain and Right Brain Exercises

The human brain is a complex organ, capable of power beyond compare. There are two sides of the brain. The left brain is the logical side. When the …

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

The human body is one interesting machine. There’s so much more to it than meets the eye. And, the brain is one such complex organ that will …

5 Running Mistakes Beginners Always Make

By Jennifer Cohen<p>Summertime is the perfect season to start a running program. With the sun shining, there's simply no reason tonot lace up your sneaks and hit the road. But before you get started, learn the five mistakes every beginning runner makes. And skip them!<p><b>Starting too fast</b><p>The most common …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

7 Scientific Self Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

7 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

Happiness can be seen as a state of mind. It’s how we perceive our lives and the world around us. But our inside thoughts can be radically shaped by …

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

5 Keys to Self-Discipline – Resist Temptations Like a Monk (and Achieve Your Long-Term Goals)

If you want to make any kind of changes in your life, it’s self-discipline that will either help you reach your goal (when you have a lot of …