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How I Cured My Anxiety

For a long time, I thought I was going crazy. I’d convinced myself that something horribly wrong was about to happen. I thought I would be stabbed, …

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

The Five Elements of Lasting Inner Peace

James C. Wilhelm, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Nearly 40 years ago George Harrison wrote a song titled, <i>It’s What You Value.</i> In the second verse George says, …

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 …

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3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Maybe you don't have any trouble with your thoughts, but I do. Thoughts pop into my mind without my permission faster than a mosquito bites my skin on a sweltering summer afternoon. And, equally without my permission.<p>Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing …

Meditation

4 Lessons on How to Find the Right Direction in Life

<b>“Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.” ~Norman Vincent Peale</b><p>“Something just doesn’t feel right,” I …

Best Positive Affirmations to Attract What You Want, Affirmations That Will Help Overcome Challenges and Bring Joy

Your thoughts and words are powerful. Having a positive outlook is one of the most important things enabling you to conquer challenges or …

Happiness

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

5 Simple Tips to Meditate Like a Monk

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

By David Cain,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/YohPaa<p>Everyone gets drilled with certain lessons in life. Sometimes it takes repeated demonstrations …

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

Spirituality

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

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9 Ways To Be A Better Person

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Will Power

Stress Relief Tips: 8 Ways To Unwind In 10 Minutes Or Less

<i>In our new series, "Time Out," we'll be sharing ways to make stress relief fit your schedule -- no matter how much or little time you have. Whether it's one minute or a whole day, there are easy, accessible de-stressors to help you unwind, no extra money or energy involved.</i><p>If you have 10 minutes to …

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7 Ways to Renew Your Life Today

Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. We get comfortable with <i>what is</i> and ignore what <i>could be</i>. Being present is important -- it's the foundation of Power Living and experiencing the special moments in life. However, …

Social Entrepreneurship

Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day

Don't let a bad morning ruin your entire day. Use these mental tricks to change your momentum.<p>Had a lousy morning? Things looking grim?<p>Not to worry. The rest of your day need not be a disaster. It can in fact become one of your best, providing you take these simple steps:<p><b>1. Remember that the past</b> …

Letting Go of Fear and Living in Peace

<b>“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” ~Albert Einstein</b><p>I sat in the waiting room of the dermatologist’s office …

5 Steps To Create Your Best Life

Now is a time for new beginnings, as thousands of graduating students step into the next phase of their lives. But whatever your age, you can embrace life’s joys and opportunities when you find the right balance.<p><b>What Does Balance Mean to You?</b> <br>The term “balance” describes everything from financial …

How To Handle Life Stressors And Keep Moving Toward Your Goals

<b>Part of the series Breaking Through Career Inertia</b><p>Each year, I hear from hundreds of people who dream of building rewarding, successful careers that make them feel proud and alive. To their credit, they attempt to do a ton of self-development work – reading books, taking a workshop or two, watching …