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  • Fringe Benefits of Appreciating Beauty and Excellence

    Positive Psychology News Daily
    Sherri Fisher
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    By Sherri Fisher - Foggy sky: Beautiful to you?Today, as I do on most mornings, I pop my earbuds in and take a brisk walk along a route in my neighborhood. I’m moving to the beat of an excellent playlist of my own choosing. The stiff damp wind is out of the east. Though I live more than fifteen miles from the nearest beach, from the scent of the blowing mist I can imagine that the surf is crashing in just a few blocks away. It is still early, and the lead-gray sky is made darker in the places where the fog is still thick. By most people’s standards it is not a beautiful day. None of…
  • Do You Resist When Anyone Asks or Tells You To Do Something?

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    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    It may have been a while since I posted on the Four Tendencies, but have no doubt, I’m still obsessed with this subject. I came up with the  Four Tendencies framework as part of my work on Better Than Before, my book on habit change. There, I reveal the secret of habit formation. Really. Ready to hear the mystery solved? To change our habits, we first have to figure out ourselves. Many experts suggest a magical, one-size-fits-all solution, but we all know from experience, that alas, such an answer doesn’t exist. We have to shape our habits to suit ourselves. And in that quest, a…
  • 7 Creative Ways To Procrastinate

    Motivational Memo Blog
    Peter G. James Sinclair
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Post written by Bob Ferguson. ‘Procrastination is misunderstood as an obstacle. Many a times, it opens up doors to creativity.’ There are times when it feels like half of the world’s fallen on our shoulders, and we often resort to the art of procrastination to lighten our load. Procrastination is mistakenly regarded as a luxury that prompts us to be unproductive and hedonistic. The truth is, if channeled productively, procrastination can be your the key to creativity. Some of the masterpieces produced by popular artists, musicians and writers sprung up during periods of procrastination.
  • The Golden Rule

    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog
    Walter Jacobson
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Want to be happy? Want to attain inner peace? Want to feel genuine self-esteem? Want to make the world a better, safer, more loving and more sustainable place? Do unto others as you wish done unto you. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Hold this one thought in your mind. Embed that thought into all your transactions… Everybody wins! The post The Golden Rule appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram

    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!
    Mary Hansen
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Photo by usinterior / Instagram. The Wilderness Act, which protected 9.1 million acres of mountains, forest, coastline, and other land, turned 50 this month. There’s no better way to celebrate these wild and protected places than to visit them. But then ... some weekends are for laundry. Luckily, many of the government departments responsible for the caretaking of protected places have gotten out their smartphones and opened Instagram accounts where staff, professional photographers, and other users post quite amazing photos. Below, you’ll find photos…
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    Positive Psychology News Daily

  • Fringe Benefits of Appreciating Beauty and Excellence

    Sherri Fisher
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    By Sherri Fisher - Foggy sky: Beautiful to you?Today, as I do on most mornings, I pop my earbuds in and take a brisk walk along a route in my neighborhood. I’m moving to the beat of an excellent playlist of my own choosing. The stiff damp wind is out of the east. Though I live more than fifteen miles from the nearest beach, from the scent of the blowing mist I can imagine that the surf is crashing in just a few blocks away. It is still early, and the lead-gray sky is made darker in the places where the fog is still thick. By most people’s standards it is not a beautiful day. None of…
  • Positive Psychology Needs to Find a Seat at the Technology Table

    Daniel Faggella
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    By Daniel Faggella -    1969 moon landingPositive psychology’s founder, Dr. Martin Seligman, has issued a moon-shot challenge to have 51% of the human population flourishing psychologically by 2051. It’s an audacious goal intended to unite many forces to make a grand impact on the whole of humanity. Along the march to this goal, technology has been seen as a useful aid. Dozens of new applications (apps) help people integrate habits of well-being into daily life. Seligman himself addresses technology’s important influence on human fulfillment in his 2004 TED talk on the…
  • Well-being and Materialism on a Seesaw (#CPPA2014)

    Kathryn Britton
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    By Kathryn Britton - One of the benefits of attending conferences is encountering people you already know and catching up on what they’ve been doing since you last saw them. Another benefit is meeting new people whose ideas and work were outside your knowledge space before, broadening your understanding of what’s included in the field. Tim KasserIn that respect, one of the great benefits of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference this summer was hearing Tim Kasser speak. Kasser is a professor at Knox College. He states on his web site, “My primary interest…
  • Positive Strokes: A Story of Post-traumatic Growth

    Miriam Akhtar
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    By Miriam Akhtar - It may be easier to advocate for positive psychology when life is on an upward slope, but for me, it has been the tough times that have truly shown me the value of the science. In July less than 24 hours after facilitating the Penn Resilience Program I got a phone call which would plunge me into a test of my own resilience. Robert Wilkinson Quotation: Though sometimes it’s more challenging than others, our ability to live in a state of loving kindness despite worldly problems is one of the few refuges we humans have.I was at the ENPP conference in Amsterdam delivering…
  • Zest and Enthusiasm

    Paula Davis-Laack
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    By Paula Davis-Laack - “Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you’re standing outside the fire.” ~ Garth Brooks How do you feel each morning when you wake up? Do you feel tired and depleted, or are you full of energy, ready to take on the day? That ability to feel excited and activated, ready to start the day is not the caffeine in your morning Starbucks calling. It’s something deeper. It’s the character strength of zest and enthusiasm. Zest is defined in the VIA character strengths manual as mental and physical vigor. It’s about approaching life with vitality, not doing…
 
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  • Do You Resist When Anyone Asks or Tells You To Do Something?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    It may have been a while since I posted on the Four Tendencies, but have no doubt, I’m still obsessed with this subject. I came up with the  Four Tendencies framework as part of my work on Better Than Before, my book on habit change. There, I reveal the secret of habit formation. Really. Ready to hear the mystery solved? To change our habits, we first have to figure out ourselves. Many experts suggest a magical, one-size-fits-all solution, but we all know from experience, that alas, such an answer doesn’t exist. We have to shape our habits to suit ourselves. And in that quest, a…
  • Can a Vine Behave like an Olive Tree? No.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    A vine cannot behave olively, nor an olive tree vinely—it is impossible, inconceivable. No more can a human being wholly efface his native disposition. –Epictetus, Discourses, 2.20.18 This is what has struck me most in my study of habits. We can’t change our fundamental nature. We have to form the habits that work for us. An Owl shouldn’t bother trying to form the habit of getting up early to exercise. A Moderator shouldn’t bother trying to form the habit of giving up sugar. A Sprinter shouldn’t both trying to form the habit of doing a little work each day,…
  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Abstaining, or, How To Be Free From French Fries.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple strategies we can exploit to change our habits. To hear when it goes on sale, sign up here. Today, I’m talking about the Strategy of Abstaining. This is one of my favorite strategies — but then, I’m a 100%,…
  • Want To Break that Good Habit, Just This Once? How To Avoid Backsliding.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    I’m working on Better Than Before, a book about how we can change our habits. The most fascinating subject ever. In it, one thorny question that I tackle is: How can we make an exception to a good habit, without disrupting that good habit altogether? After all, sometimes we do want to break a habit—to take advantage of a rare opportunity, say, or to celebrate. A very effective safeguard for that situation is the planned exception, which protects us against impulsive decisions. We’re adults, we make the rules for ourselves, and we can mindfully choose to make an exception to a usual…
  • “If You’re Always Future-Oriented, It Tends To Come At the Expense of the Present Moment.”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Habits interview with Chris Guillebeau. I’ve known Chris for years. I don’t remember how we met, originally, but I’m a big fan of all his bestselling books and last year, I spoke at his terrific World Domination Summit in Portland. I’m very excited for him, because his latest book is coming out tomorrow — I love the book, and I love the title so much, I wish I’d thought to use it first. The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. It’s not easy to dream big, and it’s not easy to turn that dream into reality.
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  • 7 Creative Ways To Procrastinate

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Post written by Bob Ferguson. ‘Procrastination is misunderstood as an obstacle. Many a times, it opens up doors to creativity.’ There are times when it feels like half of the world’s fallen on our shoulders, and we often resort to the art of procrastination to lighten our load. Procrastination is mistakenly regarded as a luxury that prompts us to be unproductive and hedonistic. The truth is, if channeled productively, procrastination can be your the key to creativity. Some of the masterpieces produced by popular artists, musicians and writers sprung up during periods of procrastination.
  • Think Yourself Happy

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘Man Thinks’ is an axiom that was presented to the world by the philosopher Benedictus De Spinoza, who lived between 1632 and 1677. An axiom is a saying that is widely accepted on its own merit. And yet, what do these two words mean? It is as if a third word is required to clearly define the meaning of the two. For it is as one thinks that one’s life is defined. First the thought, then the act. If a man thinks evil, and allows evil thoughts to pervade his mind, the result will be evil acts. If a man thinks good thoughts then it would seem natural…
  • 7 Steps To Immediately Start Following Your Dreams

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Post written by Deepak Rajpal. I do not believe that there is anyone on this earth who does not have any dream. But are some of us better at getting what we want in life? And why do some keep waiting their entire life to achieve their dreams? Whenever we start proceeding toward our dreams, we will always encounter challenges. Suddenly we’ll find that things are not going well. This is true for most of us. I have seen many of my friends who quit before even starting. I believe that this is the law of the universe. It examines each of us. There will always be difficulties in the beginning. It…
  • How To Be Tough In Tough Times

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘That which does not kill us makes us stronger.’ Friedrich Nietzsche I once heard someone say that if you cannot find your name in the obituary column of the newspaper, it’s a great day. As I read some of the writings of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor from 161 to 180AD, I was astonished at his obsession with death. But then, even as I studied the writings of Solomon in the Bible, he often addressed the issue of death with a similar concentration. Wonderful Opportunities But amidst this morbidity Friedrich Nietzsche briefly explains that…
  • How Transformational Leaders Bring Coherence to the Social Change Agenda

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Post written by Gary Stokes. We all want social change, but I don’t often see leaders making a social change agenda coherent.  To be coherent, a social change agenda has to be clear to a large number of people who know what the case for change is, know what the preferred future is, know what strategies are being pursued and know how success will be measured. Even when leaders have complete access to their audience, as the President and his team have with the world audience, they have difficulty making the agenda coherent.  In the case of the Iraq war, as one example, many feel the case…
 
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  • The Golden Rule

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Want to be happy? Want to attain inner peace? Want to feel genuine self-esteem? Want to make the world a better, safer, more loving and more sustainable place? Do unto others as you wish done unto you. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Hold this one thought in your mind. Embed that thought into all your transactions… Everybody wins! The post The Golden Rule appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Inner Critic vs The Inner Colleague

    Walter Jacobson
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    There are two “voices” in our mind that compete for our attention and cooperation. One voice is negative and self-sabotaging, based in fear. The other voice is positive and empowering, based in love. Which voice we listen to determines the reality we manifest and the quality of our lives. Therefore, if our goal is happiness, inner peace, physical well-being, and success, it behooves us to pay attention and choose the right voice. The post The Inner Critic vs The Inner Colleague appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Stop Blaming Others For The Life You Don’t Have

    Walter Jacobson
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Regardless of whatever disability or adversity you experienced in your formative years, you have a choice today to either wallow in your victimhood and what was done to you or accept the hand that was dealt you, don’t let it define you, go after your dreams and make them happen. The post Stop Blaming Others For The Life You Don’t Have appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Pay Attention – Every Decision Has A Consequence

    Walter Jacobson
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Every thought, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to be, is a decision that has a consequence. Every action, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to be, is a decision that has a consequence. Best that we pay attention to our thoughts and actions. More specifically, if we wish to attain happiness and inner peace, best we choose those thoughts and actions that are based on love rather than fear, unity rather than divisiveness, generosity rather than selfishness, tolerance rather than judgment, acceptance rather than rejection, and forgiveness rather than resentment.
  • Get High With Your Mind: Be Loving and Kind.

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Want to get high without alcohol or drugs? Think loving thoughts. Express kindness, compassion and consideration to everyone you meet. The post Get High With Your Mind: Be Loving and Kind. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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  • See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram

    Mary Hansen
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Photo by usinterior / Instagram. The Wilderness Act, which protected 9.1 million acres of mountains, forest, coastline, and other land, turned 50 this month. There’s no better way to celebrate these wild and protected places than to visit them. But then ... some weekends are for laundry. Luckily, many of the government departments responsible for the caretaking of protected places have gotten out their smartphones and opened Instagram accounts where staff, professional photographers, and other users post quite amazing photos. Below, you’ll find photos…
  • An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive

    TRBQ
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    We Are Dead Stars from TRBQ on Vimeo. In this short film, Michelle Thaller, a NASA astronomer and assistant director for science communication at the Goddard Space Flight Center, explains the role stars have played in the creation of the earth’s elements throughout time. “So what is human existence? How can you actually sum it up? It turns out it’s actually pretty simple,” Thaller says. “We are dead stars looking back up at the sky.” Beyond explaining the effect stars have on the world around us, Thaller describes how a good understanding of our environment can help foster a…
  • This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”

    Christopher Zumski Finke
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Monica Byrne on a train to Mumbai during a research trip. Her debut novel, The Girl in the Road, casts a future where India is the world's new superpower. Photo courtesy of Monica Byrne. When I asked Monica Byrne if she had always wanted to write novels, she told me she wanted to be an astronaut first: “I’ll come back from Mars then write the Great Whatever Novel.” First, she worked at NASA. Then, she did postgraduate work in organic geochemistry at MIT—all the things that one must do to become an astronaut and travel to Mars. She never ended up there, but the story of Byrne's…
  • The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science

    Shannon Hayes
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The author's children conduct informal science experiments. Photo by the author. “Anything but science.” I’m not sure when that became my mantra. Maybe it was in ninth grade, in a class on earth science, when the belligerent varsity soccer coach/teacher loomed over me as I stared through the stereoscopic lenses at an aerial photograph. Lacking depth perception, I couldn’t see a single three-dimensional image. He breathed heavily through his nose in disgust. When Bob and I decided to home school, we made a deal. He was teaching science. Maybe it was in tenth grade, dissecting the…
  • Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer

    Dana Drugmand
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Photo by Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr. Since the first community supported agriculture program was established in western Massachusetts in the 1980s, the concept of buying food directly from local farms has taken off. There are now thousands of CSAs across the country. It’s a simple enough model—consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront, and they get a box or bag of fresh, locally grown produce each week from the farm. And this model is not restricted to farming. In recent years, people have applied the CSA idea to other types of goods and services such as dining out,…
 
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  • Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

    Tia
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    If only I was more green.. What if I told you that I never feel truly confident? Not 100%, not every day, and certainly not all the time! Sure, I can project confidence easily, but deep inside, I usually worry that I don’t have what it takes. That I’m just not good enough. Good enough for what? Could be anything. That doesn’t even matter. It’s a feeling that overshadows everything else. What if I told you that I.. .. really don’t know what I am doing most of the time? .. crash and burn a lot? .. fight to feel confident on a regular basis? .. have to work at it…
  • PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH?

    Tia
    25 Jan 2014 | 2:36 am
    I felt like a KANJOOS. That’s an Indian word for “miser/scrooge/stingy”. It was a Friday night and I had gone out with friends.  We’d seen a show, and headed on to a pub after for a bit. I was acutely conscious of the fact that my wallet was lighter than a hummingbird, and that I really couldn’t afford to be out spending like I was. Having eaten before going out and being an occasional drinker, I’d decided to conserve my limited funds – music, dancing, friends were all I needed that night.  But here was the dilemma – how could I keep this up?!
  • 5 Healthy Ways To Engage With Family (When They’re Driving You Crazy) This Holiday Season

    Sally
    20 Dec 2013 | 7:23 am
    Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. – Dale Evans. Oh the holidays! They can be both the most magical and sparkly time of year, and also the hardest. There’s something about family getting together that can be quite stressful, along with all the fun. All our old patterns come out, our old feelings surface, and it’s just so darn hard to enjoy the holidays when those things happen. Which is a shame, because really, the holidays are an awesome opportunity to be around loved ones, and show and receive a massive amount of…
  • Just Say No

    Natalie
    16 Dec 2013 | 7:20 pm
    Learn to say ‘no’ to the good, so you can ‘yes’ to the best. – John C. Maxwell. I know a message we hear constantly in the dating world is to stay open minded and open hearted. Very valid point. Say Yes to Life. Say Yes to Opportunities. Say Yes to Possibilities. You really never know who you will fall in love with or how it will happen. However, in an arena where insecurities may be the deciding factors behind those Yesses, it is equally as valid to be mindful in your eagerness for love. Here is the thing: Sometimes saying Yes is coming from a place of…
  • 6 Big Fat Spiritual Lies That Are Holding You Back

    Zoe
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:39 am
    Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart. – Ryokan. Spirituality is becoming a “scene” rather than an actual path to inner peace, connection, truth and love.  Have you noticed that too? Many people are missing out on the life-changing benefits of having a sincere spiritual practice and being on the spiritual path, because they are believing LIES. Let’s stop that, today! Here are 6 modern spiritual lies we’re being fed: 1. If you are spiritual, you will be happy, nice, grateful, and blissed out all…
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  • Q&A: Is Everything Really Possible?

    Good Vibe Coach
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Got a question today from a reader who wants to know exactly what’s possible when it comes to manifesting our desires … (This is a timely subject for me since I wrote a newsletter this morning about what I manifested over the years that I didn’t believe in.) And just yesterday I listened to Joel Osteen tell the biblical story of Sarah’s baby delivery well after her child-bearing years. That’s an extreme example of something that I’m sure many would question. But I think that’s what it all comes down to … what are we willing to believe in and…
  • All Money Is Not Created Equal

    Good Vibe Coach
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Most people create their money to be something they don’t actually want. They make it scarce, hard to come by, too easily parted with, a source of frustration, corruptive and lots of other things that aren’t so lovely. Most don’t know they’re doing that – they just think that’s how it is. But for those of us who know we create everything – from our health to our relationships to the traffic flow to the rainbows and unicorns and the nightly news – those of us know we create ALL of it have an opportunity to play with a different kind of money. We…
  • 11 Manifesting Lessons from Elvis

    Good Vibe Coach
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    snoozin in the ornamental grass Four years ago when my ex delivered to me a nearly grown blind cat instead of the foster puppies I’d asked for, I considered it a major fail. What kind of foster gig was this?! I was looking forward to puppy love! Sweet puppy breath and playful antics in the back yard. I didn’t have time to be hauling a helpless cat from litter boxes to food and water dishes, protecting him from others dogs and cats in the house who might take advantage of his vulnerable state. And he was unfortunately past the cute kitten stage – he was definitely approaching…
  • I Found My Line (LOA & Miscarriage)

    Good Vibe Coach
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    I tend to roll my eyes whenever I hear a conscious creator draw the line on where law of attraction works. Because it’s in effect everywhere. There isn’t any part of life that operates outside the “like attracting like” system. None. No exceptions. But when I got a note today from a self-professed new student of LOA who wrote about how her vibration created her miscarriage, I suddenly discovered where I drew the line on LOA. In fact, just yesterday I heard Abraham say, “You can take this LOA crap to a wrong level.” That was in reference to when Esther…
  • 10 Types of Action: Time to Upgrade?

    Good Vibe Coach
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Over here we focus a lot on energy, vibration, thoughts and beliefs. Action gets very little ‘action’ here, since it’s not the key part of conscious creation. But action does play a role in our manifesting process. It can: influence our frequency affect our enjoyment of life (or lack of it) and enhance or hinder our manifestations. So I thought it would be fun to look at the different types of action we engage, and how we set ourselves up for success or struggle depending on which we use. Which actions have you engaged today? Consider these 10 types of action and see where…
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  • Have The Courage (Steve Jobs Quote)

    Baker
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
           
  • 4 Tips To Being a More Positive Person

    Baker
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Being positive. It sounds very simple. Yet, why do some people fail to mantain a positive attitude ? Well truth of the matter is, you will always find people that are negative and positive so that we can balance out the energies on the planet. After-all, without dark there is no light. Without  yin their [...]
  • Trust Your Higher Calling

    Baker
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
      Trust Your Higher Calling  Trusting your higher calling in life. Is it something you are doing? Many people walk in lives of complete misery in pain not trusting their life’s purpose, and not moving in their highest calling that comes deep within their soul. However, as the consciousness of this planet awakens higher. You are starting [...]
  • What It’s like Having a Book in Many Languages

    Baker
    25 May 2014 | 11:29 am
        What is it like having a book in many languages? Well, to be honest it’s nice to have a book that is in 9 languages worldwide. The teachings I share are beaming a light across the world and its a beautiful sight to be one with. The best part is that its truly [...]
  • Patience

    Baker
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
      Successful people are patient. They don’t rush. If you noticed many things in life your big dreams take time to manifest. The truth is that as you flow with your true nature of who you are speaking your truth and being the best version of you possible in alignment with source you tap into [...]
 
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  • Can You Improve Your Strengths?

    mmq
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Have you ever found that your strengths – those things you like doing and are good at – have gotten you into trouble at work? Perhaps, you were really excited about a new opportunity, but nobody else seemed to feel quite the same way. Or maybe, despite putting in your best work on a project, your efforts just kept misfiring. Or, did you work so hard on something you burnt yourself out entirely? If you’re not nodding your head by now, you should be. You see our strengths have what researchers call a “shadow side” that appears when we overplay them in different situations. So how can…
  • Want To Flourish At Work?

    mmq
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Do you ever feel like there’s a blanket of greyness snuffing all the color out of your life?  Instead of feeling full of energy, enthusiasm and enjoyment most days you drag yourself around feeling deflated, disillusioned and disappointed.  And you can’t help but wonder if: “Surely there’s more to life than this.” For many years this was my daily mantra as I found myself hitting the snooze button on my alarm each morning again and again and again. Despite all the advantages we have of better education, better health, better standards of living and better…
  • Need To Navigate Negativity?

    mmq
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    Ever had one of those days where everyone seems intent on dumping their negativity garbage on you?  Perhaps over your morning cornflakes your grumpy spouse snapped at you.  As you got off the train a fellow commuter nearly knocked you over in their hurry to get to work.  Then you’d only just sat down at your desk when your overly committed boss was roaring about the next deadline.  It’s not even time for morning tea and already all the sheer volume of negativity you’ve experienced has you wanting to crawl right back into bed. Of course most people don’t mean to dump their…
  • What’s The Best Way To Improve Wellbeing?

    mmq
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    If there was one change really worth making to improve your wellbeing at work where’s the best place to start?  For example, should you be performing random acts of kindness, focusing on using your strengths or putting more jolts of joy into your day? When I first started discovering the growing list of tested approaches I could try, it wasn’t long before my head was spinning at all the things I “should” be doing to improve my wellbeing and wondering how on earth I’d fit them all into my day and still get my work done. So I decided to get back to basics and…
  • Can You Tame A Bad Boss?

    mmq
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Is your boss stressing you out?  If you answered yes, you’re not alone with three out of every four people reporting their boss is the most stressful part of their job. Unfortunately many of us confronted with a boss who yells, is always looking over our shoulder, takes credit for our work or seems to go missing whenever there’s a tough call to make, bury our head in a never-ending list of excuses and simply hope our bosses will magically get better.  As a result it takes most of us 22 months to free ourselves from a badly behaving boss. Over this time the costs mount up.
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  • How To Achieve Goals Faster: 9 Steps

    yamini
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    How To Achieve Goals Faster: 9 Steps What are you working on? Managing your health? An upcoming project for work? Improving your relationships? Taking greater control of your life? A new career? Making a huge decision soon? Have you found yourself setting…
  • Mantra for Success – Determination and 3 Steps to Get Determined About Any Desire.

    yamini
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Birthdays are full of mixed emotions on one hand it’s a celebration on the other it is a realization that we spent one more year of our life. I celebrated my birthday recently and had set some high goals for me to achieve on my lucky day of the year. Things didn’t go as planned… Read More
  • 10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm

    yamini
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    “90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.”  – Travis Bradberry, TalentSmart TalentSmart surveyed over 1 million people to find out what the most successful people do…
  • Money Beliefs: Rich Mind vs. Poor Mind

    yamini
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    “Bless that which you want. If you see a person with a beautiful home, bless that person and bless that home. If you see a person with a beautiful car, bless that person and bless that car. If you see a person with a loving family, bless that person and bless that family. If you… Read More
  • 13 Reasons You Are Not As Successful As You Should Be [Infographic]

    yamini
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
              How successful are you? How successful do you feel? This is an interesting infographic created by Jim. F. Kukral. There are many reasons why we might not be as successful as we want. What’s your reason? What’s…
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    Happyologist

  • 7 Things We Can Learn from a Happy Kid

    Susanna Halonen
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    Remember the time when you were a playful, worry-free kid of age 9? It was a blissful time and rightfully so. You were probably a very happy kid. Your priorities were to have as much fun playing as you could, to make new friends and to dream about growing up to be an astronaut. It’s no surprise then that children smile 400 times a day compared to the mere 20 times a day an adult smiles on average. Kids seem to understand what makes them happy and they spend their days doing the things that make them happy. Image by rolfekolbe (flickr) Why is it that when we grow up into adults we forget…
  • Live Passionately in Any Age [video]

    Susanna Halonen
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    As I am less than a week away from wrapping up my book on how to live passionately, it’s fitting to have discovered this entertaining and touching TED talk by Isabel Allende. Her words resonate with my view and approach to passion as she talks about her freeing and enlightening way to embrace life. She shares how her age and wisdom has led to the discovery of this way, yet she wishes she would have known of it earlier. She urges you (as do I!) to embrace life passionately by saying YES to life. Best of all, if you’re not feeling passionate, she tells you to fake it. Because faking…
  • Learn to Give the Smart Way

    Susanna Halonen
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Do you give your time, advice or support to your friends, family and colleagues? Do you do it in a way that exhausts you or energises you? As with anything, there are two extremes to being generous and it’s important you learn the right way to give so you’re not in the extreme which leads to giving at the expense of your own health and happiness. On the other hand, giving in the right way boosts your wellbeing, your sense of meaningful happiness, your connections with people, and your personal growth. Hence, it’s time for you to learn to give in a productively generous way…
  • Five Ways to Create Resilience at Work

    Susanna Halonen
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    It’s the start of the week and you’ve already faced your first challenge before 11 am on a Monday. You’re staring at your computer screen unable to understand how on earth you’re going to solve this. You get frustrated and feel the stress rise and you start to curse ever taking this job. Does this sound familiar? Let’s face it, crap like this happens – at work and in life. But it’s how you choose to deal with that makes the difference. If you learn to create resilience at work, you’ll embrace challenges and uncertainty in a way that helps you…
  • Sleep Happy Feel Happy

    Susanna Halonen
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Sleep is one of the most underrated health and happiness habits. We easily forget it’s an essential part in helping our bodies and minds to recover from the day, to relax far away from the stresses of your life, and to digest all the new information you’ve learned in that day. We underestimate the importance of sleep (especially during the working week) and see working long hours as an achievement rather than silliness. The reality is that if you’re not getting enough good quality sleep you’re going to struggle to feel happy, be healthy and to perform. This is your…
 
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    StrengthsMining

  • Parenting picks

    Shaunigan
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
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  • 89,000 people can’t be wrong

    Shaunigan
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Just hours from now, Apple will unleash its own form of happiness in the form of a shiny new ithing. More importantly, UC Berkeley launches a Massive Online Course. join 89,000 of your new best buddies for this Mooc on the Science of Happiness.    The course will include: Short videos featuring the co-instructors and guest lectures from top experts on the science of happiness; Articles and other readings that make the science accessible and understandable to non-academics; Weekly “happiness practices”—real-world exercises that students can try on their own, all…
  • Follow your passion is bad advice

    Shaunigan
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    “The path to a passionate life is often way more complex than the simple advice ‘follow your passion’ would suggest.”You’ve been told you should follow your passion, to do what you love and the money will follow. But how sound is this advice? Cal Newport argues that it’s astonishingly wrong. But if you do what you do with passion, it make all the difference.  He actually mentions Strengthsfinder as a tool, but is kind of dimissive of it. The stories he tells of people living their passions, however, he speaks of lifestyle traights they are cultivated…
  • You can learning anything

    Shaunigan
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    VIA’s Love of Learning seems to overlap with Gallup’s Learner and ideation Talents.  Places to learn for free Kahn Academy iTunes U – list of othe providers here.  Cousera EdEx Youtube Big Think TED Open Culture Your Library      
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    Shaunigan
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Empathy is one of Gallup’s Strengths: Operationally, it seems connected with Social Intelligence in the VIA schema.  Greater Good Describes it as  ”a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.” How does it work? Want to understand the science behind empathy? This quick video explains why and when we care.   Communicating Science Through Visual Media – Empathy from RISD FAV on Vimeo.
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    Personal Development For Intelligent People

  • Announcing: The Escape Plan And How You Can Create Yours

    Isaiah Hankel
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Escape the things you hate and live a rich and meaningful lifestyle. Most of my life was spent living a sheep chasing carrots. From high school through graduate school I got really good at running toward short-term academic rewards that didn’t lead me anywhere. I was good at running from sticks too. I made sure I always did what others wanted me to do and always tried to meet other people’s expectations. I took the classes other people were taking. I even chose my college major based on what I though graduate school admission committees wanted to see. Chasing carrots and running from…
  • How To Escape From Negative People And Events

    Isaiah Hankel
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin (Founder; Yoyodyne Entertainment) “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein (Scientist and Nobel Laureate) “Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.” Timothy Ferriss (Author; The 4-Hour Work Week)   Get rid of the negative people dragging you down and pursue what you’re passionate about without looking back. I used to work at a grocery store in high school stocking…
  • How To Be Awesome When You Don’t Feel Awesome

    Isaiah Hankel
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”  Sylvester Stallone (Actor & Director; Rocky Balboa) “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” Sheryl Sandberg (CEO;…
  • How To Cut Controlling People Out Of Your Life Forever

    Isaiah Hankel
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    “How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack. I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life… you start with the little things… then you start adding larger stuff. Your couch, your car, your home. I want you to stuff it all into that backpack. Now I want you to fill it with people… Get them into that backpack, feel the weight of that bag. Make no mistake your relationships are the heaviest components in your life.” Walter Kirn (Author; Up In The Air) “Maybe my life hasn’t been so…
  • 10 Secret To Success Myths You Should Forget

    Isaiah Hankel
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    “If everyone is defining a problem or solving it one way and the results are subpar, this is the time to ask, What if I did the opposite? Don’t follow a model that doesn’t work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn’t matter how good a cook you are.” Tim Ferriss (Author; The 4-Hour Work Week) “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” Tony Robbins (Author; Unlimited Power) “They laugh at me because…
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    Life Coach Code

  • You Cannot Resist Goosebumps After Watching this Thai Commercial!

    Dejan Davchevski
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I watched this Thai commercial and I must admit, it gave me a warm smile and goose bumps. I don’t care what the commercial is about but it speaks a very noble message. We tend to... The post You Cannot Resist Goosebumps After Watching this Thai Commercial! appeared first on Life Coach Code. You Cannot Resist Goosebumps After Watching this Thai Commercial! was first posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright…
  • What Happens when You Leave Traditional Education ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Education in schools is usually not very up to date. Kids learn through systems that worked before, however, they don’t anymore. Why is this? As humans we are going through massive awakening process. That’s what we... The post What Happens when You Leave Traditional Education ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. What Happens when You Leave Traditional Education ? was first posted on September 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of…
  • This Coffee Shop Has No Employs and Runs on The Honor System!

    Dejan Davchevski
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    What is honor? We should ask ourselves this question more often. The meaning of Honor happens to be forgotten and that’s why we create so many laws, punishments and superficial systems to secure “fairness”. However many... The post This Coffee Shop Has No Employs and Runs on The Honor System! appeared first on Life Coach Code. This Coffee Shop Has No Employs and Runs on The Honor System! was first posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed…
  • 175 Harmful Chemicals Found in Food Products!

    Dejan Davchevski
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Our body regenerates all of the time. Old cells die and new ones are born. Our body needs 7 years to regenerate completely. This means that in 7 years your body, the cells and atoms in... The post 175 Harmful Chemicals Found in Food Products! appeared first on Life Coach Code. 175 Harmful Chemicals Found in Food Products! was first posted on September 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at…
  • A Complete Guide to Achieve a Full Sexual Experience!

    Dejan Davchevski
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    The present world is twisting the meaning of sex with every second that passes. We are more focused on the number of sexual partners than on the experience we get from sex. Sex is not a... The post A Complete Guide to Achieve a Full Sexual Experience! appeared first on Life Coach Code. A Complete Guide to Achieve a Full Sexual Experience! was first posted on September 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.
 
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    Aura Of Thoughts...place U grow up

  • Moments

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    The swaying lacy curtains reflection in Tina's mirror took her in past journey.Her mother used to stitch frocks for her with beautiful intricate frills and laces on every birthday; reminding her happy moments.SourceSoon the charming face filled with grief when she remembers the day when she lost her mother; that was last year.SourceAfter all guests left she started opening her birthday gifts that she got; she opened the last packet to find a frock just her mother used to stitch. Where did it come from?This post is for Five Sentence Fiction - Grief & Friday Fictioneers@AuraOfThoughts
  • Old Deeds Come Alive

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    Team : Maximus DramaticusPlease read the previous part "I Warned You!" for better clarity.Jennifer entered a coffee shop; looking as stunning as a star in her favorite leather jacket and navy blue jeans, which made everyone’s eyes turn to have a glimpse of the dusky beauty. She looked for a corner to sit, took out her phone, which was continuously ringing.“Cy I can’t talk to you now” she muttered and muted it. Ordered a latte Cappuccino then looked around for the one for whom she promised to meet once in Delhi. When she was going through the pictures in her Sony Alpha A58 Digital…
  • Musical treat to life

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    La la la la, Laa la la la…Hmmm..Hmmmm......Humming a rhythm is so refreshing, singing a song is revitalizing and most of the times done unconsciously; it could be when alone, or in happy state of mind. There is music in every minute thing; the need is to hear it well. You can find music in much stuff around us and I have penned down few lines. There are times when we wish only listen to music with eyes closed and feel all emotions clearly; or at some times dancing to the tunes with heart out. Finding music in gushing waterfall,Or in a deep calm nearby pond in all.Finding melody in chirping…
  • Perspective Different Yet Together

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Grand Father, Father and Son each one have a different perspective of life. Grandfather’s experiences, father’s strictness and son’s easy attitude all three in a row spice up every house, all knowing that one day they would be in their elder’s roles.Linking this to Fiction Challenge '15-50 word'@AuraOfThoughts 
  • Darkness - No Barrier

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Gaurav got down from bus at a hill station, pulled up his goggles from his collar and looked at watch to realize that there are about 30 minutes for his friends to arrive; looking around he sat down on a bench next to a person who was talking on phone.The person was describing the places he visited and how the heavenly place had a refreshing impact on him with its natural flora and fauna.Gaurav overheard him and thought that he can ask the person to assist him and his friends as to which places are best for sight-seeing as their trip was going to wind up in a day.A lady came to the person and…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • Laughter Is Healing

    Walter Jacobson
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Laughter causes the release of endorphins which are natural “feel good” chemicals in the brain. Laughter strengthens the immune system. But don’t take my word for it. Laugh yourself well. The post Laughter Is Healing appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Why Most Relationships Fail

    Walter Jacobson
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Most relationships fail because when they are in need of repair one or both partners refuse to let go of their resentments, their hurts and their harsh judgments of their partner, and so they see their partner as they were, not as they are now. This prevents healing. This prevents growth. We must let go of our past resentments and try to see our partner in a positive light despite how he or she has behaved in the past. Give the benefit of the doubt. Don’t assume the worst. And, above all else, forgive past hurtful actions. Without forgiveness there can be no true reconciliation. The…
  • Making A Commitment – Easier Said Than Done

    Walter Jacobson
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    If your commitment isn’t 100%, you aren’t really committed. Go the distance. Leave no stone unturned. Thy will be done. The post Making A Commitment – Easier Said Than Done appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Golden Rule

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Want to be happy? Want to attain inner peace? Want to feel genuine self-esteem? Want to make the world a better, safer, more loving and more sustainable place? Do unto others as you wish done unto you. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Hold this one thought in your mind. Embed that thought into all your transactions… Everybody wins! The post The Golden Rule appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Inner Critic vs The Inner Colleague

    Walter Jacobson
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    There are two “voices” in our mind that compete for our attention and cooperation. One voice is negative and self-sabotaging, based in fear. The other voice is positive and empowering, based in love. Which voice we listen to determines the reality we manifest and the quality of our lives. Therefore, if our goal is happiness, inner peace, physical well-being, and success, it behooves us to pay attention and choose the right voice. The post The Inner Critic vs The Inner Colleague appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Kulraj

  • The Science of Hugs: The Most Undervalued Gift You Can Give

    Kulraj
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Admit it. You love a good old hug. I know you do, because we all do. Even though the instruction to ‘give your aunt a hug’ is the most terrifying words a child can hear, we seem to grow to appreciate a hug in a wide spectrum of situations. As a point of discussion regarding […] The post The Science of Hugs: The Most Undervalued Gift You Can Give appeared first on Kulraj.
  • Is Happiness Genetic?

    Kulraj
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Oh, wouldn’t it be great: a single gene responsible for all of human happiness. Unfortunately, as you may expect, it’s not that simple. But it does make you wonder; if we found a large group of people who were all remarkably happy, would they be in possession of unique genes, that others aren’t? Is happiness […] The post Is Happiness Genetic? appeared first on Kulraj.
  • Hedonic Treadmill: What It Is and How to Overcome It

    Kulraj
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    If you are serious about understanding and mastering the art of happiness, which I’ve come to learn and respect that you are, the hedonic treadmill is a topic that you must absolutely be aware of. If you haven’t heard of the term ‘hedonic treadmill’ before, this article aims to present exactly – from the ground […] The post Hedonic Treadmill: What It Is and How to Overcome It appeared first on Kulraj.
  • Why Trash Pickers in Leon are Happier Than You

    Kulraj
    24 May 2014 | 8:30 am
    It’s always, always worth questioning assumptions. They’re built into our society and embedded into the human psyche more than is healthy and taking the time to step back and ask ‘is that really true?’ is an essential step to take if we’re to move forward as a flourishing species. A fascinating study looked at the […] The post Why Trash Pickers in Leon are Happier Than You appeared first on Kulraj.
  • 6 Incredibly Inspiring Videos To Keep Your Spirits High

    Kulraj
    1 May 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Here are 6 phenomenally created videos I’ve stumbled across over the past year or so. I decided to create this post as a sort of reference page if you ever have a day where you feel like giving up, lose all hope or just need a lift. Of course these inspiring videos are not the […] The post 6 Incredibly Inspiring Videos To Keep Your Spirits High appeared first on Kulraj.
 
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    Mind Snapshots

  • Start With What You Have

    Mind Snapshots
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
  • Why Is It So Hard To Ask For What We Need?

    Mind Snapshots
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Do you have a hard time asking for what you need? Do you ever find yourself hinting to what you want rather than being straight with what you need? Problem with that is we get our feelings hurt or we get upset if the other person doesn’t respond. We think they are being inconsiderate or that they don’t care. We blame them for not making us happy, or we keep it to ourselves and become miserable. We think we’re the victims. After all, we’re the ones unhappy and unfulfilled. But truth is we are the ones who created the problem by not being clear with what we need. For me personally, I…
  • Breakdown vs Breakthrough

    Mind Snapshots
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
  • Learning To Forgive Yourself

    Mind Snapshots
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    Sometimes we do things that hurt other people. Sometimes we make the wrong decisions. We berate ourselves for our mistakes. After all, we acted in a way that disappointed ourselves. Our words or behaviors caused hurt and harm to others. We have to deal with the remorse and shame that won’t leave our thoughts. The weight of the guilt crushes us and keeps us from moving on. I had a falling out with my best friend because I had made mistakes that hurt her. After I realized my mistakes, I tried to make it up to her. I did my best to change and to improve so that I can show her how much I have…
  • Fear vs Faith

    Mind Snapshots
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
     
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    The Empowerment Diary

  • Intimate Communication: What's There to Know?

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Our bodies tell the truth. When exploring intimacy and the subject of desire, it is important to be mindful and alert to both verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. If you focus on the art of observation, you will connect on a much deeper level, and after all, isn’t that what being intimate is all about? read more
  • Sapiosexuality: What Attracts You to the Opposite Sex?

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    If you are attracted to the intelligence of the opposite sex, then you might be considered sapiosexual, a new term coined by the urban dictionary.read more
  • Happiness, Depression, and Humor

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    The month of August is Happiness Happens month. It's a time to try to bring happiness to oneself and to others. Sometimes there's a blurring between happiness, depression and humor and the recent suicide of Robin Williams is a perfect example. Article shares musings about these connections and how to nurture happiness.read more
  • Why Do Some People Survive and Others Struggle?

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    My father, a Holocaust survivor taught me that being a positive thinker can lead to happiness and is essential to survival. Those who do not think positively may find themselves struggling unnecessarily through all of life’s turbulence and those hardships and experiences we encounter, whether large or small.read more
  • The Joy of Intimacy

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Intimacy is a key ingredient to happiness. Regardless of the type of intimacy, whether it is through orgasm or touch, the intimate experience offers the opportunity to tap into good feelings. This can result in emotional and physical well-being and healing, and consequently lead to happiness for all those involved.read more
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