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How to Heal From Rejection: 5 Steps to Soothe the Pain

<b>“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald</b><p>I spent years training as a psychologist, waiting for the day I would …

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My deadly disease was just a bug<p>I signed up for 23andme in November 2010. I sent them my saliva and received a web login to my genome in return. Or …

'Fountain of youth' gene is discovered - and scientists say it could help heal wounds

'Fountain of youth' gene is discovered - and scientists say it could help heal wounds<p><b>The gene, Lin28a, is highly active in unborn children, but does</b> …

Facebook of the Dead

When, if ever, will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than of living ones?<p>Emily Dunham<p>Either the 2060s or the 2130s.<p>There are not a lot …

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Why Accepting Your Imperfections Is a Gift to the World

<b>“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~Anna Quindlen</b><p>Being …

When Following Your Passion Makes You Miserable

<b>“The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.” ~Robert G. Ingersoll</b><p>It seems that in recent years people have really started waking up …

Overcome 4 Massive Motivation Killers

<b>“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” ~Robert H. Schuller</b><p>For the entirety of my life I have had an external source of …

Know When to Fold 'Em

"What I Should Have Said" Moments

<b>1. The situation:</b> Your friend is having a rough time. Her boyfriend of two years broke up with her three days before their annual cruise (sticking …

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Where True Happiness Comes From: How We Gain by Having Less

<b>“The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.” ~Chuck Palahniuk</b><p>Small is the new big. …

What Makes Life Worth Living: Create Tiny Epic Moments

<b>“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~Unknown</b><p>What do you think you’ll see as you lie dying?<p>Upon first …

You Are the One: 5 Helpful Tips for the Brokenhearted

<b>“All the wonders you seek are within yourself.” ~Sir Thomas Browne</b><p>Anyone who has ever gone through some sort of heartbreak knows what awful pain it …

‘Be’ Where Your Butt Is! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever experienced ‘Phantom Vibration Syndrome?’ If you occasionally swear you feel your iPhone vibrating in your pocket even when it’s not, …

This Universal Law is Causing You to Struggle! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As human beings we have the amazing capabilities to not only succeed, but <b>thrive</b>! However, struggle is such a widespread pandemic because of a …

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3 Ways to Open Up to Opportunity: Exploring the Possibilities | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What if I told you that you don’t necessarily need to know the end goal in order to start?<p><i>I’ll be happy when I lose ten pounds</i><p><i>I’ll be happy when I</i> …

The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …

Cat Li Stevenson

This month we're celebrating the upcoming launch of <i>Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself</i>, a book about taming your inner critic that features 40 …

Self-Acceptance

One Question That Could Change Your Life for the Better

<b>“If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.” ~ Paulo Coelho</b><p>I felt stuck. Why could I never achieve anything? Why could I never do …

7 Most Convincing Reasons to Get 7 Hours of Sleep

About 1 in 3 of us sleeps less than six hours a night—and feels groggy, cranky and unfocused the next day. If reversing that isn't reason enough, …

The Time to Act Is Now: Get Out There and Seize the Moment

<b>“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you won’t do anything with it.” ~M. Scott Peck</b><p>For most of my life, I …

Don’t Wait for a Major Wake Up Call to Start Loving Your Life

<b>“Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose. The eye sheds a tear to find its focus.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>“Lay still. We think both your arms are …

Loving Others Without Expecting Them to Fill a Void

<b>“You must love in such a way that the other person feels free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Conventional notions of what it means to love are populated with …

The Rabbit Hole of Stuff: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to Happiness

<b>“Happiness can only be found if you free yourself from all other distractions.” ~Saul Bellow</b><p>When I was twenty I bought my first serious piece of …

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How to Manage Negativity and Use It to Your Advantage

We live in a world of ups and downs, but handling the positive aspects tends to come a bit easier than the negative. With the right skill set, …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

What Matters Is the Choice You Make Right Now

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles R. Swindoll</b><p>When I read this for the first time, I realized I didn’t have to …

Managing Our Emotional Monsters: Why Control Doesn’t Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you’re an average human being, you may be doing something that is actually based on a <b>huge myth</b>.<p>You may be trying to control your feelings.<p>Not the …

Never Too High And Never Too Low | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

My favorite time of the year is the end of summer and the start of fall because that means I can watch college football. I probably enjoy watching …