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34 Ways to Encourage Positive Thinking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The brain is a powerful organ; it controls the entire body. But your thought process is much more influential. Your thoughts dictate who you become, …

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10 Signs You Don’t Love Yourself Enough (And What To Do About It) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Note:</b> <i>If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable while reading this, remind yourself that uneasiness can signal a positive change; in fact, the</i> …

4 Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Create Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each us deserves to be comfortable in our own skin and have the confidence to pursue our dreams. Confidence does not mean seeing yourself as …

The Recipe for Undying Hope: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Make a Difference in the World

<i>Hope is the last thing we lose.</i> -- Uruguayan proverb<p>In the 14th century epic poem <i>Inferno</i>, Dante Alighieri describes an allegorical trip through hell. The sign inscribed on the door as he enters hell is very telling: <i>Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.</i> ("Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.") …

Motivation

Do You Truly Value Yourself? Then Stop Discounting Yourself!

Consider this question: Do you truly value yourself?<p>I just got off the phone with a new client who has had her own business for three years and still wonders if she is going to be able to pay her bills every month. She does incredible work and, most importantly, is committed to delivering 110 …

Positive Thinking

My Life of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

I recently watched a Mind Valley replay of the video of Arianna Huffington's speech to the Wisdom 2.0 Conference and loved it. Things she said resonated strongly with me. It takes most people a major trauma to shift their thoughts, words and deeds into the pathway of the Third Metric.<p>That is what …

Autism

Alzheimer's Disease And The Power Of Laughter

Witnessing a loved one’s decline in mental health, especially with a disease like Alzheimer’s, can be one of the most emotionally challenging life experiences. As symptoms worsen, family members often feel helpless, frustrated and overwhelmingly stressed in trying to make the most out of an …

Let's Get Real: Embracing Vulnerability to Build a Better World

If I had one wish for the world, it would be that more people would open themselves up to vulnerability. I say this because I truly believe that if we all allowed ourselves to be more authentic, the world would be a better place. Vulnerability is the key to developing and maintaining meaningful …

Mental Health

A Lesson From the Heart: Be Careful Where You Focus Your Attention, Lest You Make Yourself Miserable

I've been a bit "emotional" lately. I usually share my ups and downs in my blog and newsletters, but in this case, I haven't. Quite honestly, it's all been a bit too close to my heart to wrap any words around the tumult of mixed emotions that have been playing havoc with my heartstrings.<p>But today …

Happiness

When the Journey to Happiness Stalls, Try Focusing on Meaning

In college, I thought I could study my way to being perpetually happy. I figured I had all the prerequisites needed for a happy life: a supportive family, good friends, a good education and the world ahead of me. I read countless books on happiness, became a psychology major, practiced smiling 20 …

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This Is How Preppers Do Spring Cleaning

The words "spring cleaning" may conjure images of sparkling kitchen counters and dust-free closets, but there's another part of your life that could …

Survivalism

4AA Pack-Away Lantern

Long-lasting portable illumination<p>During a recent 27-hour-long power outage, we rushed out to find emergency lighting. While most people grabbed the …

Survival

Our tips, tricks, tactics and tales will help you get out of whatever it is you've gotten yourself into.

Make Matches Waterproof With Nail Polish

Once they are wet, matches are useless. As a precaution while camping or for any other use, waterproof matches are the way to go. No need to buy …

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How Our Emotions Work - PsyBlog

Do anger and envy have upsides? Does keeping busy make us happy? Why is regret so powerful? These and much more…<p>Emotions aren’t just things that …

Easy 10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden For Spring

Spring is here, even if the temperatures in your backyard aren’t agreeing! It’s time to think about landscaping and cleaning up the garden once …

6 Daily Questions You Don't Want To Ask But Should . . . Especially # 6. | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We make our way through life by asking questions. How, when, where, what’s next? We ask strangers, co-workers, and loved ones. The most important …

What Does A Goat Say? 'BAAAAAAAAAAAAA!' (VIDEO)

Chances are you know by now that a cat tends to be associated with saying "meow," a dog with "woof" and the cow goes "moo." However, do you know what a goat say?<p>Well, if you're a goat named Faucet in this priceless video above from Best Vine Compilation, and originating from a Vine by Sarah Herrin, …

How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

Procrastination

Yoga for Back Pain: Enhancing Body Awareness to Facilitate Healing

<i>Dr. Loren Fishman is a pioneer in the use of yoga as an adjunct therapy in physical medicine and rehabilitation. His groundbreaking work with yoga therapy has been profiled by Jane Brody in</i> The New York Times <i>and in numerous other leading media outlets. Ellen Saltonstall is a yoga therapist and</i> …

Yoga

The 10 Best Yoga Poses For Stress Relief (PHOTOS)

Maintaining a yoga practice can be a great way to reduce stress, stay in shape and calm the mind. But when it comes to stress relief, not all yoga poses are created equal: Some positions are particularly effective for promoting relaxation, tension relief and restfulness.<p>"Yoga helps us slow down for …

Best Yoga Poses For Men

The 10 Best Poses For Men<p>Try these poses from Baron Baptiste, yoga pro and former assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagles<p>Intro<p>We know you love yoga—for your girlfriend. Her weekly practice makes her bendy in bed, more chill overall and therefore more sexy even when she’s lounging around. Well, …

15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.<p>Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity:<p>"A very smart woman I …

Quora

Is This the Future of Weight Loss and Healthy Eating?

Often, that means they end up eating lots of power foods—kale, whey proteins, that sort of thing. But some subsist on mostly Soylent, a rice protein- and starch-based smoothie recently developed by a guy named Rob Reinhart. The idea is that it’s supposed to have all the nutrients you need to …

Simple Ways to Soothe the Anxious Brain

I've always liked lizards.<p>Growing up in the outskirts of Los Angeles, I played in the foothills near our home. Sometimes I'd catch a lizard and stroke its belly, so it would relax in my hands, seeming to feel at ease.<p>In my early 20s, I found a lizard one chilly morning in the mountains. It was …

Mindfulness

Why (and How) You Should Master Awareness

<b>Awareness is a quality of being awake and present to the moment.</b><p>Once we can identify and understand what this quality is, we have the key to …

What Is Character? Debunking the Myth of Fixed Personality

We’ve previously explored what it means to be human and what defines a “person.” Much of our understanding of personhood hinges on what we call “character” — but what, exactly, is it? Here is an omnibus of definitions and insights from notable cross-disciplinary thinkers, from philosophy to …

Gamification 101: The Psychology of Motivation

How to Let Go of Thoughts and Feelings

Negative thoughts and feelings have a way of popping up at inconvenient times and distracting us from the good things in life. Before long, our minds …