Michelle Routzon Huff

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How To Turn These Life Setbacks Into Opportunities For Growth

Navigating through life's most stressful situations can oftentimes feel like swimming against a swift current -- no matter how hard we try to stay calm, we drift further along, getting more and more wrapped up in our rambling, reactive thoughts. As this process repeats itself time and again in our …

4 Ways To Stop Being So Indecisive

<i>Iyanla Vanzant has four suggestions to help you make up your mind.</i><p>By Iyanla Vanzant<p>When the stakes are high, making a decision can feel like a mission impossible -- and endlessly vacillating between choices leaves you feeling stuck and miserable. But while we all have trouble deciding which way to …

Train Your Brain to Think More Clearly | Inc.com

According to the latest neuroscience, the human brain uses neurons in the left visual cortex to process written words as whole word units. The brain combines these words and their stored meanings to remember and understand information.<p>Analytical thinking is the process of remembering words and …

Management

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

A growing body of research shows that meditation is an effective way to boost focus, zap stress, relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce inflammation, among other benefits. And according to some mindfulness experts, a meditation practice can also be a powerful way to help us get in …

End the Drama: Stop Taking Things Personally And Needing to Be Right

<b>“Concern yourself not with what is right and what is wrong but with what is important.” ~Unknown</b><p>I remember quite distinctly the point where my …

Can You Read Other People's Emotions?

Reading a person’s emotional cues is useful for much more than a game of poker. The ability to recognize subtle signs of certain emotions in someone …

Poker

How To Positively Impact Other People

<i>“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”</i> — Chinese Proverb<p>Do you find that your life is busier than it’s ever been before? …

It Pays to Be Emotionally Intelligent

Reading people is a handy skill to have, and according to a new paper in the <i>Journal of Organizational Behavior</i>, if you’re good at discerning other …

How to Reason

1<p><b>Be open-minded.</b> <i>Errare humanum est</i>- to err is human. We are all short-sighted, and very often see but only one side of a matter, thereby failing to …

Self-improvement

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague

Toxic people are everywhere, and most of us know at least one or two, says inc. We may live with them, work with them, lead them, or know them …

Decision-Making Techniques: How to Make Better Decisions

15 Ways to Become a Better Person | Inc.com

"Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We've all made mistakes throughout our lives that haven't exactly put us in the best light--like bullying someone in school or telling what seemed like a little white lie. Chances are, however, you probably felt a …

Self-help

Thoughts Are Not Facts

<b>Click the infographic to enlarge it or click here.</b><p><b>Above excerpt from Uncovering Happiness by Elisha Goldstein.</b><p>So you’re waiting in the hallway with …

Who’s in control of your emotional intelligence?

In any 24 hour day, we are really only conscious of a small percentage of things that we make happen, or that happen to us. The rest of the time we …

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating for Good

I meant to write this piece two weeks ago. I created a Word document and fully intended to start banging away on my Mac. But I had to contact some …

Procrastination

Kindness Quotes

quotations about kindness<p>Any good ... that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect …

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

Don’t Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making

In an interview last year, I asked acclaimed graphic designer James Victore what made him so efficient. His simple reply: “I make decisions.” We make …

How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World, by Aimee Groth

In order to sharpen our reasoning skills, we must have a good grasp of our own cognitive biases, as well as the basic laws of the universe.<p>But in a …

Change Your Brain by Changing Your Mind.

<i>Think different.</i> Or as my old University (UEA) asserts in it's motto, <i>Do Different.</i> Consider the possibility (and joy) of overcoming your fears of …

Seven poisonous beliefs that make you unhappy

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow Jeff here.</i><p>All of us, at least once in a while, are unhappy.<p>But what if you’re unhappy much of the time? In most cases the cause is not external. How happy you feel is in large part something you can control.<p>But not if…<p>1. You believe professional …

Happiness

Memory Tip: Show Your Brain What's Important

For example, if you're trying to remember what you read, highlighting doesn't help.<p>On the other hand, flash cards do.<p>The difference lies in what psychologists call <b>desirable difficulty</b>.<p>Essentially, when learning <i>feels</i> difficult, learning is actually happening.<p>It's like when you lift a weight that's …

We Are Wired to Be Kind: How Evolution Gave Us Empathy, Compassion & Gratitude

Empathy, compassion and gratitude -- these traits don't usually spring to mind when you think about Darwinism and natural selection. No, your mind …

UC Berkeley

Develop Emotional Intelligence by Learning How You Sound to Others

Sometimes what we say doesn't go over very well, regardless of our intent. There's a difference between what we mean when we say something and how it …

3 Magic Words to Overcome Overwhelm | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever know what you need to do but have trouble getting started? There’s a good chance that there’s at least one thing that you habitually put …

Procrastination

Resolving to Be Kind: 10 Resolutions for 2015

As 2014 rapidly came to a close, I found myself straddling the line between the past and the future, as I reflected on the ups, downs, and the middle ground of the past year and looked forward to the endless opportunities that the new year brings. As I do every year, I excitedly am preparing for …

Wire Your Brain For Gratitude In 30 Seconds

<i>“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner</i><p>At Thanksgiving many of us reflect on what we are grateful for… and what’s for dinner. While a client was discussing gratitude with me, they asked if gratitude …