Sharon Larson

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10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

Happiness

Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure

<b>When it comes to creating a great work of art, practice makes perfect, writes Matthew Syed.</b><p>A design college in the United States has just started a new exhibition about creativity, which will run till January. It is called "Permission to Fail". The curator asked a group of 50 prestigious designers …

Is Solitude a Key Element of Creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well. On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush …

Dave Isay on How to Find Your Life’s Calling and Live Out Your Dreams

The world we live in places a great deal of pressure on everyone – especially adolescents – to figure out what they want to do with their life, and decide who they want to become, while still meeting society’s expectations. There’s this notion that everyone has to not only graduate college, but get …

Sir Ken Robinson - Can Creativity Be Taught?

You Can Be Productive or Creative, Not Both | Inc.com

In order to be successful in business you need to have good ideas and to execute on them. If you want to accomplish both you'd better not bury your head in the sand -- the tough truth is these two aims are at odds with each other.<p>That's the thought-provoking takeaway of a recent HBR post by …

Creativity

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our …

How to Become a Creative Genius

When we measure the creativity of young children, virtually all of them will record as being ‘highly creative’. However, only a small percentage of …

Creativity

Turn It Up: How the Right Amount of Ambient Noise Increases Creativity

Finding the right space to do creative work can be difficult. Inside the office, there are constant interruptions, last-minute meetings, and an often …

How to Grow Asparagus, Asparagus, Growing Asparagus, Planting Asparagus

You can plant asparagus in the ground, but it really thrives when planted in a raised bed. This design fits a 2x8 bed, such as our Cedar Raised Beds. …

15 Wonderful Succulent Garden Ideas for Your Home

Do you like succulents when it comes to garden plants? If yes then you can make your very own succulent garden to feast your eyes on by following any …

Creativity is a cup of jelly beans

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

"What are you feeling right now?" I often ask my clients.<p>"Empty," is often the answer.<p>Since emptiness is an awful feeling, most people will try to fill the emptiness with various addictions, such as:<p>Food<br>• Alcohol<br>• Nicotine<br>• Drugs<br>• Work<br>• TV<br>• Sex<br>• Porn<br>• Others' approval, attention or love<br>• Over-talking<br>• Shopping and …

A Fowl Fable

<b>A Fowl Fable</b><p>Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.<p>Conques, France<p>My wife and I recently had a holiday dinner at the home of friends living in rural south central France. It was a <i>repas extraordinaire</i> of six courses, complementary wines and with just about every item grown or raised by our hosts in their garden or …

Mental Health

This Is Not My Hobby: Backyard Farming Deserves a Better Title

I am starting to cringe every time I hear the phrase "hobby farm." I just hate the assumptions that surround the words, circling it like confused sharks. The idea that your backyard farm or small rural acreage is equivalent to your Tuesday night bowling team or bird-watching club really gets me. It …

Urban Agriculture

Why Checking In With Yourself Is So Important | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Checking Your Facebook Timeline More Often Than You Check In On Yourself?</b><p>How truly connected do you feel to yourself and those around you? If, like …

Social Media

5 Ways To Quiet a Racing Mind

Yawn!<p>That’s exactly how I started every morning when I was feeling the impact of burnout.<p>I was tired and exhausted during the day, and then my mind …

Mindfulness

How To Choose What's Best For You by Honoring Your Needs | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Whenever I made a bad decision in my life, it was on the basis of me discarding, ignoring or denying my needs. Many times, and sometimes for several …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons Passion Means Everything | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Passion is a funny thing.<p>We all say we want it and a lot of us claim that we have it. And with that, we automatically assume that having passion …

How To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depressive disorder that affects an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. adult population. Most people …

Marathons

5 Thoughts For Those Struggling With Depression (Or Life) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is an old quote attributed to the writer Henry James where he tells his nephew Willie, “There are three important things in human life. The …

Is Balance the New Happy?

We spend much of our lives focusing upon getting happy. We pursue happiness like it is a destination on a map that we need to reach before sundown. …

Happiness