Monica Poulson

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20 Simple but Brilliant Life Hacks to Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous bathroom flaunting a sparkling finish and a lovely fragrance? After all, it’s that little corner of your home which takes …

Why I Created A Kindness Calendar

HuffPost UK<p>Every December advertisers try to convince me that my family and I would be happier if only we purchase their products. Certainly, the …

The Serious Eats Guide to Beans

Sure, beans may be the stuff of crass rhymes and penny-pinching diets, but they're also one of our oldest, most reliable, and most diverse forms of sustenance. In part, that's because there are more than 18,000 species of legume plants, growing on every continent save Antarctica, a vast number of …

Start scrubbing and dusting! Spring clean with these room-by-room tips

Spring is here and that means one thing.... it's cleaning season. From the bathroom to the bedroom to the kitchen, it's time to get every room in your house glistening in time for warmer days.<p><b>Bedroom</b><p><b>1. How often you should clean your pillows — and the right way to do it</b><p>Yes, those things you sleep …

How to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year

These 15 habits will help you keep you at your sharpest, whatever comes your way<p>In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times …

9 Toxic Behaviors Holding Good People Back

<i>The quality of your behavior drives the quality of your life.</i>When you spend a decade working with and coaching thousands of people from around the …

Self-help

8 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Eating Processed Food

Sorry, snack aisle, we’re breaking up with you.<p><b>RELATED:</b> What Happens to Your Body When You Have a Headache<p><b>RELATED:</b> Is It Bad for Your Health to Hold in a Fart?<p><b>RELATED:</b> This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss<p><b>RELATED:</b> 19 Ways to Finally, Really Keep the Weight Off for Good

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Why Is It So Hard for Us to Admit Our Mistakes?

Advice for how to gracefully handle mistakes often emphasizes 1) taking responsibility for the error, 2) presenting a plan for the remedy, and then 3) fixing what was wrong. Although these directions sound simple, they can be extremely difficult to execute in real life. No one finds it easy to own …

All of the Nutrients Your Body Needs in One Bowl

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This flavorful roasted garlic lentil soup tastes like it's been cooking all day, but cooks up in less than an hour.<p>What happened to Spring? Last week I was ready to …

How to Fight Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural process that helps your body heal and defend itself from harm. Unfortunately, it can sometimes run wild and become …

Book Review: The Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World

Mindfulness. It’s become a buzzword, permeating everything from Youtube to corporate retreats. Even if you have little sense of what it means to be …

41 Ways to Give Back (That Don't Involve Writing a Check)

Crisp, cool temps and the return of pumpkin-spice everything mean one thing is for sure: The gifting season’s almost upon us. While that means lots …

20 Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

There are a few places you won't need to tackle again until next year.<p>When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows — and your cleaning supplies cabinet. Yes, it's already that time of year again. Don't know where to start? Use this list, which includes all the spots …

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

I wish someone had told me when I first began my journey into a life of my own that where I needed to begin was sitting on the floor, with my eyes closed. I wish someone had told me that my first step, the first step anyone must take is inward.<p>I wish someone had told me when I felt I had nothing to …

Meditation

The Two Tiers of Buddhist Loving-Kindness Practice

Spend some time in any Buddhist setting anywhere and you will quickly recognize a predictable cultural norm: Kindness. This kindness, a conscious inclination of the mind and heart, is the outer manifestation of a core inner ideal: Buddhism elevates loving-kindness (often called <i>metta</i>, from the Pali …

Meditation

6 Simple Strategies for Being Happy Alone

Most American adults have spent a non-trivial amount of time being untethered to other people. Almost everyone has spent at least a few years being …

Happiness

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Soul Keeping

• <b>Author:</b> John Ortberg<p>The soul is NOT "a theological and abstract subject."<p>The soul is the coolest, eeriest, most mysterious, evocative, crucial, sacred, eternal, life-directing, fragile, indestructible, controversial, expensive dimension of your existence.<p>Jesus said it’s worth more than the …

7 Yoga Tips for Better Sleep

Embed from Getty Images<p>Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are the latest "next wave" therapies to encourage better sleep and treat insomnia. Over 55 percent of people who do yoga find that yoga helps them get better sleep.<p>Yoga, including physical poses, breathing techniques, and meditation, can help …

Yoga

Best Money Tips: 12 Non-Money Things That Will Make You Richer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found non-money related things that will make you richer, how to handle a financial …

This Simple Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success

Gratitude can make your dreams come true. Here's how.<p>Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good …

Creamy Almond Milk Recipe

<i>There is something very satisfying about "building your own" anything.</i><p><b>Makes 2 1/4 cups</b><p>Ingredients<p>3 cups water<p>1 cup crunchy almonds (see separate …

Carl Jung And The Art Of Aging Well

The late afternoon has always been my favorite time of day. So when I recently found a certain quote by Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology, it grabbed my attention. He said, "The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and …

Simple Garter Stitch Slippers pattern by Hanna Leväniemi

A simple garter stitch slipper pattern knitted flat and seamed with neat crocheted finishing. The pattern is written for women’s size large but the …

20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Theoretically, having more choices is a good thing.<p>But when ordering a coffee at Starbucks is like doing a mini dissertation in some vaguely Romantic …

Cooking