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How to Bounce Back When Life Gets You Down (And Become a Better Person in the Process) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Bad experiences are a part of life that we all have to deal with. No one is immune. We all have to deal with pain, disappointment and loss. We all …

5 Simple Changes You Can Start on for The New Year | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s the new year! And yep, resolutions are coming.<p>Unfortunately, resolutions are very easy to fail with. It’s just how it is I guess.<p>So let’s just …

Motivation

How to make a Lychee Dragon Cocktail - Tipsy Bartender

Dessert Wine Win: Vote for Pedro... Ximenez

<b>Note from the author:</b> There are 1,368 varieties covered in <i>Wine Grapes</i> by MW Jancis Robinson, MW Julia Harding, and Dr. Jose Vouillamoz. Let's try them all.<p>I'll be honest with you. I didn't know anyone who loved Pedro Ximenez. Poor Pedro Ximenez. Even Jancis, Julia, and Jose, the trio of Masters of …

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

December 2, 2013<p>I needed chocolate to offset all the turkey and dressing leftovers I’ve been eating for the last few days so I made some quick …

Dessert

Bites from other Blogs

• Sally’s Baking Addiction turned a holiday coffee shop favorite into dessert, in a batch of Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes. The rich chocolate cupcakes are …

Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Eggnog has a distinct flavor made up of eggs, vanilla and nutmeg that I closely associate with the Christmas holiday season. At this time of year, …

Dessert

5 Thoughts For Those Struggling With Depression (Or Life) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is an old quote attributed to the writer Henry James where he tells his nephew Willie, “There are three important things in human life. The …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

Motivation

6 Entrepreneurial Skills You'll Need to Succeed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In the past few years the world has witnessed a growth in small businesses. This growth has been caused partly by the spreading of the internet, and …

The 5 Most Common Pitfalls To Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How many times have you already dreamed about big time change?<p>For example, have you ever wanted to eat better? Be more positive ? Increase your …

Motivation

How Action Beats Inaction | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Life has a funny way of working, people complain that life is not fair, yet they celebrate when they triumph over others.</b><p><b>Perhaps life isn’t fair for</b> …

Motivation

Finish What You Started: 4 Tips to Effectively See Your Projects Through | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you have a pile of unfinished projects inside your drawer or computer? You know, half-baked ideas, incomplete blog posts, or projects that never …

Freelancing

Why Finding Freedom Is One of the Scariest Things You’ll Ever Do | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What is it about life?<p>What is it that makes us afraid of what could happen or what is round the corner?<p>Why do we try to control, try to make things …

Want to Fail? Do These 3 Things | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Over the past two years, I’ve embarked on a journey to live every single day as if it’s a vacation. As you can imagine, the society in which we find …

Motivation

3 Simple Strategies for Clearing Your Mind | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

After coming home from a long day at work, your mind tends to be overloaded. Tasks at work, chores at home, and goals you’ve been neglecting are …

How To Coach Yourself Through Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life coaches are somewhat of a controversial issue, with supporters crediting every aspect of their success to their coach, and doubters often being …