Marcia Shoup

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What you’ll see on a road trip up the Queensland coast

Few places in this world lend themselves as well to a surf road trip as the vast and varied Queensland coast. Start by flying into Brisbane, picking …

10 Ways To Help Others That Will Lead You To Success

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized …

6 Ways To Ground Yourself When You're Feeling Anxious

I’m writing this as I’m waiting to hear back from the doctor about whether or not my son has Lyme Disease. I’d love to report that I’m one of those …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Minimalism

All the New Stuff in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is available as a free download today, bringing new features for both the tiled Modern UI and the traditional desktop. Here's everything …

29 Ways to Stay Creative

It’s said that we’re all creative when we’re young, but that as we get older, most of us lose that childhood innocence that allows us to think …

Mike Stilkey’s Painted Books

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey likes to experiment with the canvases he chooses for his whimsical paintings, including vintage paper, record covers, book pages, and most interestingly on hardcover books themselves. In a previous interview, Stilkey says:<p>I was painting on book pages for …

Happiness Is A Choice

<b>Three simple ways to create more happiness at work, at home and in life</b><p>Here’s the easiest quiz you’ll ever take:<p>“April showers bring May flowers” was coined by:<p>a) A grumpy old man named Bernie<p>b) An optimist who <b>chose</b> to view inclement weather as the source of rainbows and tulips rather than bad hair …

14,000 Things to be Happy About

Have you been feeling down? Not sure if you have anything to be happy about? Well, there are at least 14,000 things you can be happy about RIGHT NOW …

Stay active and you'll stay happy, study suggests

<i>By Scott Douglas, Runner’s World</i><p>You're probably familiar with the post-workout feeling that, for the next little while, all is well with the world. That exercise-induced glow can wear off pretty quickly, of course, but does that mean that any happiness imparted by being inactivity is temporary and …

Happiness

Find Yourself Before You Find Love

<b>“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>After a few years of living through the betrayal and …

Positive Thinking

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

How to be Happy - The Six Pillars of Happiness

Everyone on this planet wants to be happier, but not many people really know how to be happy on a daily basis. Happiness is an emotional state, but …

(Image) The Flow Diagram Of Life

For those who are chasing an answer to <i>happiness and change</i>, here is a <i>Flow Diagram Of Life</i>.<p>Very simple, yet so profound.<p>A Simple Flow Diagram Of</i> …

Happiness

Stop Lying To Yourself: How To Change That Voice In Your Head

<i>Oh, dear... the things we say to ourselves that a) aren’t true and b) keep us in a rut of our own making.</i><p>By Leigh Newman<p><b>1. "Asking people is too embarrassing."</b><p>This little lie is also known as "I can do it all by myself," which is really "I have to do it all by myself," which is really "I don’t have …

How to Work Out When You Totally Don’t Want To

Ditch the excuses. New research suggests forcing yourself to hit the gym—even when you don’t feel like it—can earn you serious perks<p>As awesome as a great workout can feel, it’s hard to magic up the motivation to make it happen some days. But new research suggests you should power through, even if …

How I Learned to Love Exercise (yes, really!)

A fitness-phobe discovers the secret science of workout happiness.<p>Exercise has always been a necessary evil for me. Actually, for a while it felt like an <i>unnecessary</i> evil, one to be avoided at all costs: I perfected the list of excuses that would get me out of gym class (periods and ear infections …

A Better Way to Start Your Day: Two Secrets That Will Change Your Energy, Attitude and Outlook

Envision this: starting your day bounding out your door invigorated and excited to truly <i>enjoy</i> the day ahead and energized to conquer whatever you may encounter. Sound good? Sound realistic? Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a genetic trait, it's a learned behavior; you can train yourself to start …

4 MINUTE MORNING ENERGIZER WORKOUT with Amanda Russell

8 Ways To Eat Organic Food On A Budget

But that doesn't mean that organic is better for your bank account.<p>In fact, organic foods are on average about one-third more expensive than conventionally produced foods.<p>Fret not, says Linda Watson, author of Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—All on $5 …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

Green Spaces That Actually Calm the Mind and Body