Melissa renae Ewing

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How to Have More Time and Energy For Relationships

I totally understand that after a long day at workyour neck and back can feel tense, your brain feels like mush and the last thing you want to do is force yourself to go out.<p>When you have this feeling day after day or week after week, it's easy to criticize yourself for not doing more to invest in …

Try This If You’re Struggling to Find Your Passion

<b>“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”</b> …

10 Ways to Have a Happier Life

In my new book, "Spontaneous Happiness," I write about lifestyle practices that can help people achieve and maintain happy lives. Bear in mind that by "happy," I am not referring to endless bliss. Despite what many in the media proclaim these days, such a state is neither achievable nor desirable. …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.

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8 Things You Should Stop Doing To Yourself to Really Be Happy (And What to Do Instead)

You’ve probably heard it said a million times that when it comes to happiness, you are often your own worst enemy.<p><i>Which is so frustrating, because</i> …

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Acceptance Of What Can't Be Changed Is Key To Satisfaction In Later Life, Research Shows

Buddhist teachings on happiness have long held that accepting that which cannot be changed or controlled is key to reducing suffering. Now, this ancient doctrine has science on its side: A new study has found that during the difficult changes of later life -- moving into residential care and losing …

6 Tips for Happiness

On my 32nd birthday, I finally realized that there was a distinct possibility that the last of my "dreams" might never come to pass. At the time I hadn't even realized that it was a dream - I just hadn't had a proper girlfriend for a while. A long while. A really long while.<p>So in order to avoid a …

7 ways to stop self-sabotage

MANILA, Philippines - We can get so used to our comfort zones that any new action to move outside us makes us feel uneasy. The result? …

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, …

Self-help

10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget

Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our …

Self-improvement

How to Find Your Life's Purpose and Make Yourself a Better Person

Some mornings, you may feel that there’s something deeper you could be a part of. You feel the pull towards something but you can’t exactly pin it …

Self-improvement

How to Let Go Instead of Giving Up

The greatest stress in life is the stress we cannot control. Perhaps, it is no coincidence that at some point so many of us experience a painful, …

35 Lessons Learned in 35 Years

A collaboration between Srini Rao and David Crandall - Every year on his birthday Srini shares one lesson for each year he's been alive. This year he asked if I'd like to design and illustrate his 35 lessons. Being his business partner (and friend!), I said "HECK YA!!!" This is what we came up …

Entrepreneurship

Can Taking Risks Improve Your Self-Esteem? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Too many people suffer from low self-esteem. However, there are a lot of great ways you can improve your self-esteem. Did you know that if you take …

Self-help

5 Tips to Make Your Dreams Come True | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How badly do you want your dreams to come true? Dive deep into these 5 tips and let me know what you think, I’m here to help you.<p>Tip #1: Write It …

Happiness Tips: 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Pursuit Of Joy

What’s the one thing you need to be your best, happiest, most successful self?<p>According to Rolf Dobelli, the answer is ... nothing.<p>"We do not know what makes us happy or successful," the author of "The Art of Thinking Clearly," told The Huffington Post in an interview. "But we do know for sure what …

You Are the Boss of You: How to Find Success with Life and Money

<i>Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. It marks his return as a contributor to this site. J.D.’s non-financial</i> …

Self-improvement

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

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