Rachel Propst

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5 Questions to Help you get UNSTUCK!

Before we ask ourselves these 5 very simple questions, take a moment and pause. Take a deep breath. As we begin to question ourselves, a war will …

The tantrum over babies on the Senate floor, explained

Let’s imagine a world with 10 babies crawling around Congress.<p>“But what if there are 10 babies on the floor of the Senate?”<p>This was the question posed by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), in a discussion over whether children under age 1 ought to be allowed inside the Senate chamber during votes.<p>The whole …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

These 9 Expert-Approved Epsom Salt Uses Will Change Your Wellness Routine

Epsom salt is ages old and has humbly kept its place in the bathroom cabinets of celebs, professional athletes, and probably even your grandma, too. …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

The perfect ... shepherd’s pie | Felicity Cloake

I once made a formal, if ever-so-slightly slurred, complaint in a Kansas City bar regarding a shepherd’s pie that arrived filled with best US chuck steak. That’s how strongly I feel about this homely lamb dish and its beefy cottage cousin, even if, according to Clarissa Dickson-Wright, they’re less …

Recipes

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

Rachel Writes Her Heart on Her Sleeve

<b>Rachel Writes Her Heart on Her Sleeve is on Facebook.</b> To connect with Rachel Writes Her Heart on Her Sleeve, log into Facebook.<p>or<p>I used to love to …

Why Acceptance Is One of the Best Stress Reducers

You’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to the airport. The babysitter canceled an hour before your meeting. Your boss just told you the …

Manage Emotional Pains with RAINS

Driving home one day, I was lost in thought when I spotted a bumper sticker that read: "Don't believe everything you think."<p>I had to laugh because at …

5 Ways to Stop Your Racing Thoughts

<b>by Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D.</b><p>Racing thoughts—fast, repetitive thought patterns about a particular topic—are a common feature of anxiety and other …

Tidying Up Craze: Toss Clutter, Forgive People

The tidying up craze seems to be a different approach to feng shui, the minimalist movement that promotes harmony in one’s living space, …

How to Use Decluttering as a Personal Therapy Session

It might be easy to assume that decluttering is a straightforward task: You're just going through your stuff and purging everything you don't need, …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

25 Dad Jokes That Are All Funny, No Filler

Jokes are funny, but dad jokes are funnier.

Jokes

Best Article Ever To Have Students Read About Cellphones!

Last year, I shared a summary of a recent study documenting the negative cognitive impact a cellphone has just by leaving it on your desk (see New …

Research

15 Healthy Instant Pot Dinners Under 500 Calories

Practically overnight, Instant Pots have completely revolutionized the way busy people eat. Before, if you wanted to enjoy something like beef stew …

America's Most Widely Misread Literary Work

Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is often interpreted as an anthem of individualism and nonconformity, seemingly encouraging readers to take the road less traveled. This interpretation has long been propagated through countless song lyrics, newspaper columns, and graduation speeches. But as …

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18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, physical …

New Study Reveals the Secret to Happiness is Not Thinking About It Too Much. Here's Why

Planning your happiness? Is it all scheduled? That might be the problem.<p>You're walking on a sunny beach in California.<p>The sun is baking you to a crisp, and that's what makes it so fun. You look back and see your footprints in the sand, which reminds you of a cheesy postcard at Hallmark. A loved one …

What the Akashic Records Want You to Know

Shares 14<p>—<p>I am a reader of the Akashic Records, both for myself and for my clients. Being in the Records is one of my most absolute favorite things …

Six common misconceptions about meditation

Meditation has been hailed as a way to boost mental health, help chronic pain, reduce stress and build a new appreciation for the world around us.<p>But …

How to Manage Anxiety Without Dumping It on the People You Love

In my experience, shared neuroses are as good of a bonding agent as shared interests. Some of my favorite relationships have solidified as a result …

Ignoring Your Emotions Is Bad for Your Health. Here's What to Do About It

Modern life is full of emotional challenges. The pressure to succeed, need to “keep up,” fear of missing out and desire for good relationships and …