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6 Myths About Introverts To Stop Believing

If common stereotypes have anything to say on the matter, it's that introverts are socially awkward loners who abhor large crowds and don't like people very much. An introvert may not be a particularly friendly or happy person, but hey, at least they're smarter and more creative than the average …

3 Ways to Break Free From Anger

No matter how badly we all want to be happy, much of the time we feel a whirlpool-like force pulling us back into negative and destructive emotional patterns. No matter how desperately we want to break free and stop spinning in circles, we just can't. The force is magnetic and much too strong. The …

Reboot Your Life in 21 Days

Rebooting your life is a gift to yourself. It reconnects you with your spirit, the wisdom and joy that lives in you and the truths that ground your choices. It is a personal anti-virus program for you to be free of what distracts, disorients and keeps you from your best and highest good.<p>Rebooting …

The Moment I Knew

<i>When we asked readers to tweet about the moment they knew they needed to de-stress, the responses were alarming. Breaking points were marked by health crises, family problems and other types of suffering. We decided to go deeper into some of these stories in the hope that others can recognize signs</i> …

Parenting

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

In my recent blog, "The Many Benefits of Mindfulness," I outlined how a mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health. The win-win effects of incorporating mindfulness into your life just seem to keep growing and expanding, interweaving into every …

Is 'Get Rid of Negative People' Good Advice?

<i>Please note: This post isn't intended to speak about the cases that include mental disorders, criminals, drug abusers, or those who willfully are hurting us. The intention of the post is to speak to the vast majority of relationships we are walking away from, without conversation or efforts to</i> …

Self-help

Are You Overspiritualizing?

I often witness friends and clients overspiritualize their issues without dealing with them in an honest way. Some folks throw affirmations over their problems without getting to the root cause of their discomfort, while others spend hours talking about forgiveness with no real desire to let go. In …

Forgiveness

Problems Staying Asleep: Why You're Waking Up In The Middle Of The Night

You drifted off to sleep easily enough. But all of a sudden, it's 4 a.m. and you're <i>wide awake.</i> What gives?<p>To an extent, this phenomenon -- called middle insomnia, or difficulty maintaining sleep -- is normal. After all, sleep goes in cycles throughout the night, moving from deeper, slow wave sleep …

Google Your Food: Nutritional Information Now in Search

We know from experience finding accurate nutritional information is tougher than it seems — largely because there’s no central source of information. …

Anxiety Quotes: 8 Reasons To Stop Worrying

When the Cornell Legacy Project asked elderly Americans about their biggest regrets, an overwhelming number said that they wished they hadn’t wasted so much time worrying. People described years lost to all-consuming thoughts about outcomes beyond their control. Quieting the noise in the back of …

DSM-5: Body Dysmorphic Disorder Or Obsessed With Appearances?

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 05/26/2013 09:14 AM EDT on LiveScience<p><i>Editor's Note: With the release of the latest edition of the mental health manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), LiveScience takes a close look at some of the disorders it</i> …

Study: Subway Sandwiches Are Worse Than We Think

We still underestimate how many calories we're getting at most fast food restaurants. The effect is most drastic at Subway, where a marketing "health halo" seems responsible.<p>hynkle / flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Under Obamacare, major fast food chains will be required to print calorie counts on menus. The idea …

We Tried the “Scientific 7-Minute Workout.” Is It Worth the Hype?

Fitness and science are inherently connected, and while a lab might seem like the furthest thing from a neighborhood gym, today’s exercisers owe an …

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 …

The Paradox of Dying Lonely and Living in Solitude

Loneliness is a seriously increasing problem of our time. Being lonely doesn't mean being alone. We are lonelier in wrong relationships than being by ourselves.<p>Sometimes many of us feel like walking alone while we are surrounded by a big crowd. The quantity of social interaction doesn't matter, but …