Marilyne Lefebvre

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What to do when you think your life sucks

When life sucks, it’s hard to be around perpetually perky people. My college room mate had unrelenting positivity and I frequently responded with …

Self-help

This is how to overcome social anxiety: 5 powerful tips backed by research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Is Your Brain Being "Hijacked" by Stress and Anxiety? Here's How to Know For Sure

<i>Your brain should not be your own worst enemy, but stress and anxiety can often make this the case. If you're constantly stressing about even the least worrisome things, Cheryl Gerson at YourTango lists ways to calm your mind and ease the vicious mental cycle of rumination.</i><p><b>You don't have to be a</b> …

Mindfulness

Four Lessons on Burnout from a Fighter Pilot

Jannell MacAulay was doing something that her father only dreamed for her when she was a child — working as a military leader and pilot, a job not …

How To Say No Nicely And Nine Important Negotiating Skills

You’ve read about it. If you’re tough, your male counterparts, peers, and bosses don’t like it but they seem to be rewarded for the exact same approach. In fact, odds are your behavior and how you negotiate may be less than optimal. Trying to “act like a man” doesn’t propel you forward. Instead, …

Body Language

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world.Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great …

Here's What's Actually Going On When You (Or Someone In Your Life) Can't Stop Complaining

Research shows that constant grumbling, bewailing, and lamenting not only torments the people around us but harms our health and adds stress to our …

Everything You Know About Introverts Is Probably Wrong. Here's Why

Being an introvert doesn't mean you like to spend all your time alone.<p><b>Some people think introverts avoid social situations.</b>• <b><br>This isn't actually true, they just need more time to recharge after a lot of social stimulation.</b>• <b><br>It's because they have a very low threshold for dopamine, so they are easily</b> …

12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

Happiness

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Motivation

The Real Reason Why Your Brain Is so Scared of Failure

Failure doesn't scare you. Not knowing does.<p>You've just recklessly jumped ship -- left the security of your job or refused the investor who isn't offering exactly what you want. You find yourself gripped by a cold, raw fear. What are you <i>actually</i> afraid of?<p>Imagine you're driving along a clear …

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

When other people wrong you, and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that sounds a bit …

Self-help

A 90-Second Breathwork Tool to Reduce Stress

Ashley Neese, a holistic practitioner out of California, describes breathwork as a deeper kind of self-care, one that can “help you move through …

Here Are 30 Brilliant Books & Tools on Amazon That’ll Help You Grow Personally & Spiritually

For the most part, I'm not really big on buying unnecessary stuff — it may sound obvious, but happiness should mostly come from within. Still, …

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art"

Save and read this every time you find yourself in a toxic situation.<p>You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These …

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

How To Beat Self-Doubt And Stop Selling Yourself Short

Van Gogh is reported to have said this: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”<p>Thank goodness he did.<p>Chances are you sometimes get into psychic wrestling match with a little voice in your head that chips away at your …

Self-confidence

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Kellogg School

'Imposter syndrome' makes people feel like they don't deserve success — here are 10 ways to keep it from getting to you

Have you ever walked into a meeting hoping that you'll be able to convince others that you're an expert in your field, when in reality you feel as if you're faking it? Have you ever feared that you would be "found out" to be less competent than others think you are? The "impostor phenomenon" was …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

The world is always rich in opportunities, but only for those who can see and seize them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Succeeding requires that we engage in the process of our own personal growth. It can be incredibly hard to remain forever open to being wrong and …

How to turn your 5 common weaknesses into strengths

You don't eliminate a bad habit or tendency -- you work to transform it.<p>Self-knowledge as a key to happiness is nothing new; four centuries before …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

7 Reasons You Should Never Give Up On Life No Matter What

Life: the one thing in the universe that holds true intrinsic value. It perplexes me when someone is willing to give up on it. People commit suicide …

A New Study Uncovered a MAJOR Problem in the Bestselling Career Advice of “Lean In”

By now, virtually every working woman in America has heard the phrase “lean in.” The term was coined by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her 2013 book titled (what else?), <i>Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead</i>. The book received widespread praise following its release and excited thousands of …