Mary McLaughlan

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Let Your Life Shine

<b>“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz of Shiraz</b><p>I have been on a quest to be …

Positive Thinking

How To Keep Your Cool In Heated Situations

Sometimes it’s tough to diffuse an angry boss or contentious colleague without stepping into the emotional muck ourselves. Here are some simple strategies to keep the egg off your face.<p>We’ve all witnessed this. A wince-worthy moment when someone (our boss, colleague, family member) opens their …

Anger Management

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.</b>” ~<b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>At twenty-five I was happily married and had a great career, many friends, …

Happiness

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem: 12 Powerful Tips

<i>“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”</i> <b><br>Maria Robinson</b><p>Nothing is more important than how you …

7 Ways to Cultivate a Deep Sense of Love for Yourself

<b>“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha</b><p>I have struggled with a lack of self-love for …

Positive Thinking

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

Meditate to Elevate: Prana & Pranamaya. ~ Karen Nourizadeh

Part 3 in Series on Meditation. Read part one and two.<p>What is Prana, Pranayama and why is it relevant to meditation?<p>Prana is an energetic force that …

Good News for Your Money: Suze Orman's 5 Steps to Financial Security

Deep Breathing For Optimum Health

As explained in my recent article, The Most Important Thing in Your Life, there is literally nothing whatsoever more crucial to your health, …

Today's Free Daily Horoscope

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

Today's Free Daily Overview

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

A New Look at the Five Rites of Rejuvenation

James Borges, <i>Borderlands</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The Five Rites are a form of simple stretches that among many things stimulate the gland of the body to increase …

How to develop self-discipline in 7 steps

Learn how to develop self-discipline and regain control of your life! Certainly the road to self-discipline has different obstacles, but it is the …

What The Most Productive People Do Before Bed

Sleep is your body’s most important program. Which is precisely why you should hack it.<p>Breaking news: When you’re asleep, you’re still alive–and you’ll probably be alive the next day. So it follows that your circadian style will dictate whether you greet the day like Michael Phelps or a drunk (or, …

Sleep

How to Do Less and Live More

How can you make room for your well-being when there aren't enough hours (or coffee) in the ever-exhausting day? We've been asking ourselves this question for decades. This isn't breaking news. We all know that our lives are overbooked, and it seems to be getting worse. But lately I've been …

Participation

How to Retire at 30 Without Winning the Lottery

Most of us dream about retiring early and living a long, happy life with complete financial security doing what we love. But can that be done without …

The age of the brag is over: why Facebook might be losing teens

One week ago, Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross announced that he’d leave the company in a goodbye letter he posted on his profile page. Ross wrote:<p>"I’m leaving because a <i>Forbes</i> writer asked his son’s best friend Todd if Facebook was still cool and the friend said no, and plus none of HIS …

Texting Dominates As Teens And Young Adults Make Fewer Phone Calls

Kids, you've heard of phone calls, right? Did you know that there's an app on your smartphone that lets you talk out loud to family and friends? Ask your grandparents about it.<p>We're being facetious, but it's true that the stereotype of a chatty teen or young adult spending hours talking on the …