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  • Fish Out of Water Syndrome

    The Psychology of Wellbeing
    Jeremy McCarthy
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Fish Out of Water Syndrome, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Earlier in my life, I lived in Mexico for a few years. Being a “fish out of water” in a new culture is an amazing experience. It is challenging, stressful, and hard work. But it’s rewarding too. Every day, every relationship, every interaction is an opportunity for learning and growth. I remember at one point, after I had already been in Mexico for around three years, I was still learning new things every day. I was learning the language, learning the culture, and even learning more about my own culture from the contrast.
  • Vital Keys For A Happier & Better Life

    Motivational Memo Blog
    Peter G. James Sinclair
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Post written by Deborah Shelby. What if I told you that you have the option to live a happier and better life if you want it. You’d take it, right? Who wouldn’t want more happiness and a better life? Well, you DO have that option, and it IS there for the taking. You have the means to own that happier and better life, if only you’ll recognize it. Live For The Present, Not For The Future Too often we put our lives on hold and fail to live them to the fullest, happiest or best we could, because we are waiting for something else to happen or to change first. We think we need x to happen…
  • Other People Do Matter: ECPP2014

    Positive Psychology News Daily
    Bridget Grenville-Cleave
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    By Bridget Grenville-Cleave -   It’s About Us The more time I spend immersed in the world of positive psychology, the more convinced I become that its importance and relevance to the world today is less to do with ‘me’ or ‘you’ and more to do with ‘us’ whether that’s us as a couple, a community of neighbors, a work team, a school or company, a nation or society as a whole. Individual well-being is important of course, but how we connect with each other and build long-lasting, positive, and mutually-beneficial relationships is a theme which seems to be gaining ground…
  • How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact (Book Review)

    Positive Psychology News Daily
    Kathryn Britton
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    By Kathryn Britton - Let’s assume for a moment that you’ve been convinced by articles describing the connections between workplace well-being, business performance, and business being a contributor to a better world. Recent articles on these topics include Shannon Polly’s recent report on the Work and Well-being 2014 conference and Giselle Nicholson’s report on the Positive Business Conference. Let’s further assume that you have set a goal for yourself to make some of these benefits happen in your own workplace. Hope theory tells us that to move forward hopefully…
  • Farewell, I’m Off for a Week.

    The Happiness Project
    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    I’m off for a week’s family vacation, in my hometown of Kansas City (Missouri, for those of you in the know). Each year we visit my parents, and do all our favorite KC things: eat at Winstead’s and The Mixx; visit the library; shop on the Plaza; go to Worlds of Fun; walk through the Kauffman Gardens and the Nelson-Atkins Museum; go to the playground in Loose Park; etc. I also plan to do some binge-reading. One of the Secrets of Adulthood for Habits is: Sometimes, if I want to keep going, I have to allow myself to stop. In fact, research suggests that people who take…
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  • How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact (Book Review)

    Kathryn Britton
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    By Kathryn Britton - Let’s assume for a moment that you’ve been convinced by articles describing the connections between workplace well-being, business performance, and business being a contributor to a better world. Recent articles on these topics include Shannon Polly’s recent report on the Work and Well-being 2014 conference and Giselle Nicholson’s report on the Positive Business Conference. Let’s further assume that you have set a goal for yourself to make some of these benefits happen in your own workplace. Hope theory tells us that to move forward hopefully…
  • Other People Do Matter: ECPP2014

    Bridget Grenville-Cleave
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    By Bridget Grenville-Cleave -   It’s About Us The more time I spend immersed in the world of positive psychology, the more convinced I become that its importance and relevance to the world today is less to do with ‘me’ or ‘you’ and more to do with ‘us’ whether that’s us as a couple, a community of neighbors, a work team, a school or company, a nation or society as a whole. Individual well-being is important of course, but how we connect with each other and build long-lasting, positive, and mutually-beneficial relationships is a theme which seems to be gaining ground…
  • Lisa Sansom on PPND TV (and #cppa2014)

    Senia Maymin
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    By Senia Maymin - Lisa Sansom and Martin Seligman Welcome to the fifth episode of PPND TV, the interview series inspired by TED talks where we bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews of researchers and practitioners. For the complete series, see PPND-TV. Today’s guest is an organizational development expert, speaker, blogger, and group organizer Lisa Sansom. Interviewer’s Note: Today and tomorrow (July 17 and 18), the Canadian Positive Psychology Association is having its conference.  Follow the research and events at #cppa2014 on Twitter HERE.
  • Praise for the Morning

    Fiona Parashar
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    By Fiona Parashar -    LarkI’ve always loved the early mornings, although it hasn’t always made me popular with family and friends. I have a sense that I am wired similarly to other larks, but very differently from the night owls who find my early bed times baffling and my early starts bewildering. So I was intrigued recently to find that getting up with the lark has proven scientific benefits, not just the emotional ones I enjoy. It got me thinking and inspired me to do a little more research. It turns out there are some real benefits to early rising. Here are five…
  • Confident Rejection: Handling Fear of Failure

    Genevieve Douglass
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    By Genevieve Douglass - In an earlier article, I described my growing awareness of fear of failure, how it became a familiar part of myself at home in my psyche. So, how do I deal with this unhelpful little shadow, my fear of being valueless? Countering the Evidence One way might be to counter that basket of evidence. I’ve learned a lot more since my Ph.D. program rejections about what should be in an application. I now know why my prior submission was considered weak: incoherent recommendations, a weak math background demonstrated by relatively unimpressive GRE math scores, and too many…
 
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    The Happiness Project

  • Farewell, I’m Off for a Week.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    I’m off for a week’s family vacation, in my hometown of Kansas City (Missouri, for those of you in the know). Each year we visit my parents, and do all our favorite KC things: eat at Winstead’s and The Mixx; visit the library; shop on the Plaza; go to Worlds of Fun; walk through the Kauffman Gardens and the Nelson-Atkins Museum; go to the playground in Loose Park; etc. I also plan to do some binge-reading. One of the Secrets of Adulthood for Habits is: Sometimes, if I want to keep going, I have to allow myself to stop. In fact, research suggests that people who take…
  • With Habits, “It Helps to Adopt Simple Rules.”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Habits interview: Cass Sunstein. I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, my book about habits, which focuses on how to change a habit – whatever you want your particular habit to be.  (To hear when the book goes on sale, sign up here.) As part of my research, I’ve read innumerable books and papers on various topics related to habits. One of my favorite sources is the book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler. I started my career in law, so I knew a lot about American legal scholar Cass Sunstein and his work. Nudge,…
  • 13 Tips for Getting More Reading Done.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 13 tips for reading more. Of my hundreds of happiness-project resolutions, and of the habits I’ve tried to form, one of my very favorites is to Read more. Reading is an essential part of my work. It forms an important part to my social life. And far more important, reading is my favorite thing to do, by a long shot. I’m not a well-rounded person. But reading takes time, and there aren’t many days when I can read as much as I’d like. Here are some habits that I’ve adopted to help me get more good reading done. 1. Quit reading. I…
  • Secret of Adulthood: The Things That Go Wrong Often Make the Best Memories.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    Further Secrets of Adulthood:   It’s comforting because it’s true. This great observation was made by my mother, when we were getting ready for my wedding. It’s a very good thing to keep in mind, because it’s absolutely true, and it can also help you laugh at a bad situation while it’s happening. (Here are more excellent tips for living that my parents gave me.) This is also one of these truths that, even if you don’t think it’s true, is a helpful way to think — like my sister’s observation that people succeed in groups. I always think of the…
  • Can a Stunt Project Help to Build Your Habits? Sometimes, But Be Careful.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, a book about how we make and break habits. Sign up here to be notified when it goes on sale. I’ve noticed an issue that often arises when people are trying to change a habit. When people want to get into a habit, they often set themselves a juicy goal and pursue that goal with special intensity. A person who wants to start exercising decides to train for the marathon. A person who wants to eat more healthfully decides give up sugar for a month. A person who wants to start writing regularly decides to do…
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • Fish Out of Water Syndrome

    Jeremy McCarthy
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Fish Out of Water Syndrome, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Earlier in my life, I lived in Mexico for a few years. Being a “fish out of water” in a new culture is an amazing experience. It is challenging, stressful, and hard work. But it’s rewarding too. Every day, every relationship, every interaction is an opportunity for learning and growth. I remember at one point, after I had already been in Mexico for around three years, I was still learning new things every day. I was learning the language, learning the culture, and even learning more about my own culture from the contrast.
  • Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease

    Jeremy McCarthy
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Today’s article was originally posted as a response to a question on Quora.  The question was, “When you get knocked down, will you stay down or get up?”  The most popular answer was a personal story shared by Abby Smith, a 19-year old woman who has been knocked down.  But every day she gets up again and faces her life in the bravest way possible.  With her permission, I’m sharing her story.  Here’s Abby . . . I rarely ‘tell my story,’ because I feel like I’m just…
  • Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf

    Jim Afremow
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:03 am
    Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf, from The Psychology of Wellbeing This week’s article is adapted from The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Dr. Jim Afremow.  Dr. Jim Afremow is a sports psychology specialist, a licensed professional counselor, and provides individual and group mental training services across the globe to athletes in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, and all others engaged in highly demanding endeavors. His website is www.goldmedalmind.net There is an old Cherokee legend known as the tale of the two wolvesA…
  • Vibram FiveFingers and the False Dichotomy

    Jeremy McCarthy
    27 May 2014 | 2:51 am
    Vibram FiveFingers and the False Dichotomy, from The Psychology of Wellbeing I literally JUST bought a pair of the now-infamous Vibram FiveFinger shoes.  I was excited by the purchase.  I brought them home and tore them out of the box with the same fervor that my 4-year-old son shows when opening Christmas presents.  But by the time I had finally managed to wrangle my wayward piggies into their cozy toe holes, the internet was ablaze with the news of a big scandal:  the Vibram FiveFinger shoes are a scam. The news stories made it clear that my investment in new footwear technology had…
  • Strangers on a Train: On Making Eye Contact

    Jeremy McCarthy
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    Strangers on a Train: On Making Eye Contact, from The Psychology of Wellbeing I’ve been working in Manhattan a lot lately, which means a lot more time on the subway.  When you’re not used to it, it’s an interesting experience to be crammed into a small space with so many other human beings. Naturally, it’s a great opportunity to people-watch, but I notice that I often feel a sense of internal conflict as two competing instincts pull me in different directions.  On one side, I am drawn to look at my fellow passengers.  I think there is research showing that from the…
 
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  • Derek Jeter – Respect Nike Commercial

    John Schinnerer
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    In a time where we have lost many of our heroes to scandals, a few stand tall…     Tags:   Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:  0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this:    How … Continue reading → Tags:   Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:  0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this:    The Battle Going on In Your Mind - Automatic Vs. Conscious Minds  The Secret to a Lasting Marriage -…
  • Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – The ‘How’ of Creativity

    John Schinnerer
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers … Continue reading → Tags:   Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:  0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this:    Old Beliefs About Depression Toppled in New Northwestern Study - Depression Largely Unrelated To Stress    Mindfulness meditation…
  • Depression Is Top Global Cause of Illness & Disability for Adolescents

    John Schinnerer
    16 May 2014 | 9:16 am
    Subject: Depression Is Top Global Cause of Illness & Disability for Teenagers Agence France-Presse  released an article: “Depression top cause of illness in world’s teens, WHO reports.” Here are some excerpts: Depression is the top global cause of illness and disability for … Continue reading → Tags:   Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:  0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this:    Take This Job and Shove It! Anger Management At Work  Better than a Punch in the…
  • Brand New Path to Happier via Positive Psychology – 6 Week Online Video Course

    John Schinnerer
    13 May 2014 | 2:41 pm
    I am thrilled to announce the release of the brand new, life-altering 6-Week video course… The Path to Happier: 6 Weeks to Happiness via Positive Psychology. Turn Up the Volume on Your Happiness! Sound difficult? It’s not. In my work, one of … Continue reading → Tags:   Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:  0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this:    How to Manage Your Emotions with Dr. John Schinnerer  Nailing Your Next Job Interview  The Five New Types of Forgiveness -…
  • Having A Sense of Purpose Adds Years to Your Life, New Study

    John Schinnerer
    12 May 2014 | 3:31 pm
    May 12, 2014 Source: Association for Psychological Science Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age. Credit: © Vitaly Krivosheev / Fotolia Feeling that you have a sense … Continue reading → Tags:   Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:  0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this:    Dan Millman Shared This Anonymous Quote on Enlightenment with me today...  Think grateful thoughts during athletics to prevent yips (i.e. tiny muscle…
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  • Vital Keys For A Happier & Better Life

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Post written by Deborah Shelby. What if I told you that you have the option to live a happier and better life if you want it. You’d take it, right? Who wouldn’t want more happiness and a better life? Well, you DO have that option, and it IS there for the taking. You have the means to own that happier and better life, if only you’ll recognize it. Live For The Present, Not For The Future Too often we put our lives on hold and fail to live them to the fullest, happiest or best we could, because we are waiting for something else to happen or to change first. We think we need x to happen…
  • 8 Must Read Books For An Optimistic & Expansive Life

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. The world is clearly divided between those who choose to see the best, and those who see the worst. Napoleon Hill once wrote, ‘Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.’ He was definitely an optimist. An Optimist Or A Pessimist An optimist calls a half-filled glass half full. A pessimist will declare it as half empty. An optimist sees a pile of bricks and envisages a castle, whereas a pessimist will only think of the hard work ahead. The mouth of an optimist is positive and…
  • Take This Quiz: How Do You Measure Up?

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. I’m pondering this afternoon about where all my schoolmates are now. What have they achieved? What influence have they had? What level of success have they accrued? What significance are they effecting? What impact are they having? What Is The True Measure Of A Man Or Woman’s Life? Some have said that you can measure a man’s life by those who have measured their lives against them. I truly believe that one can measure their life by whether he or she has done what God has called them to do.  But only a man or a woman and their God can come up…
  • 3 Steps Towards Greatness

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. To walk in humility is not to be used as a doormat. Stand tall in the knowledge that you’ve been created for greatness. Know this. You’ve been born for a time such as this.  So be proud of who you are, of what you know and for what you can do. When God created you He knew that He was creating something unique, something extremely precious and special. 1. Unwrap & Display Your Gift You have a gift upon your life that no other human has been given. So be you. And take that gift and unwrap it so that we, as the recipients of the gift of your life…
  • Five Lessons Twitter Can Teach You About Getting Ahead

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Post written by Scott Huntington. When it comes to personal development, it’s important to remind yourself to keep moving forward. Every now and then, you have to look for inspiration in the most unusual of places. In this case, we’ll explore five lessons about getting ahead in life – whether at work or in private – that we can glean from the social media conglomerate Twitter. Lesson #1: Learn The Art Of Brevity Being brief is necessary on Twitter. When you only have 140 characters, you tend to cut out all the unnecessary stuff and focus only on what counts. This is a trick that you…
 
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  • Anger Management – Stop, Look & Listen

    Walter Jacobson
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    The best way to manage anger is to release it from your mind and stop using it as a justification to attack others. The post Anger Management – Stop, Look & Listen appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Un-Forgiveness. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

    Walter Jacobson
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    There is no upside to un-forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you are condoning their bad behavior. It doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be held accountable for their actions. It doesn’t mean you are setting yourself up for future victimization. Withholding forgiveness doesn’t punish the offender. It actually punishes yourself because it is a form of self-attack and self-sabotage. The post Un-Forgiveness. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Is There Any Action That Is Unforgiveable or Should We Forgive Everyone?

    Walter Jacobson
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    No action is unforgivable. It just requires a willingness. Why be willing? Because when we withhold forgiveness from others, we are withholding it from ourselves. The opportunity we have to forgive others their trespasses is our own personal ticket to heaven. The post Is There Any Action That Is Unforgiveable or Should We Forgive Everyone? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Want to change the world? Stop judging others. Get your own house in order.

    Walter Jacobson
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Want to change the world? Instead of spending your time judging and criticizing others, work to reform yourself and become the best you can be and a great role model. The post Want to change the world? Stop judging others. Get your own house in order. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Want to change your ways? Be honest with yourself about your whys.

    Walter Jacobson
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    It is difficult to change when we embrace denial and rationalization rather than admit the truth about ourselves. The truth is we often have an agenda we are not aware of which is driving our behaviors. Or we are aware of our agenda but we don’t want to deal with it. Either way, our efforts to change will fail until we are willing to hold up a mirror and honestly look at ourselves. The post Want to change your ways? Be honest with yourself about your whys. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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  • This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart

    James Trimarco
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination from Lambda Legal on Vimeo. It's sweet, it's surprising, and—best of all—it's a success story. This short film tells the story of Robina Asti, a 92-year-old former pilot and transgender woman. After the death of her beloved husband Norwood Patton in 2012, Robina applied to the Social Security Administration for survivor benefits, but was denied because the SSA claimed she was "legally male" at the time of her marriage. Here's what Asti had to say about the incident: I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to…
  • Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching

    Shannon Hayes
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Photo by Brittany Hock / Flickr. When the recent issue of Smithsonian showed up in the mailbox, we were all curious about the lead story: The Hunt for Africa ’s Most Notorious Elephant Poacher. I read it aloud to Bob over a cup of coffee in the early morning before we headed out to set up our stall at the market. Deciding that now was a good time to start introducing more global concerns in our daughters' education, I chose to read it aloud to them too after dinner. Fifty thousand elephants traversed the interior of Chad in the early 1960s. Today, less than 2 percent of that population…
  • Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them

    Christine St. Pierre
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Illustration by Jem Sullivan Is your closet stuffed with a collection of T-shirts that proclaim your passions, from saving the whales to supporting your local farmers market? Customize and repurpose your favorite old tees to give those messages the airing they deserve. 1. Occupy Scissorhands Protest when the heat is on by transforming a bulky T-shirt into a cool racer-back tank top. Cut out the sleeves and neckline of the T-shirt to create tank top straps. Use a strip of excess fabric to tie the tank straps together at the back. Cut thin strips up from the bottom of your shirt to create…
  • Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?

    Yessenia Funes
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    A child learns to ride on a bike rented from P’tit Vélib’. Photo copyright Jean-Baptist Gurliat / Mayor of Paris. Mini aspiring cyclists in Paris can now be seen biking alongside their parents—or at least trying to—while rocking a red, green, or pink helmet adorned with a playful “P’tit Vélib’” logo on the side. P’tit Vélib’ is the first bike-share program in the world to include tiny bikes for toddlers. P’tit Vélib’, launched June 16, is an extension of Vélib’, one of the world’s largest bike-sharing services—public programs where people can cheaply and…
  • Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe

    Jay Walljasper
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    This article originally appeared at On the Commons. Cyclists use a protected bike lane in Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo by Paul Krueger / Flickr. You can see big changes happening across America as communities from Fairbanks, Alaska, to St. Petersburg, Fla., transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just for cars and trucks. Dutch bike ridership has doubled since the 1980s, when protected bike lanes began to be built in large numbers. “Over the past five years we’re seeing an infrastructure revolution, a rethinking of our streets to accommodate more users…
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • Fish Out of Water Syndrome

    Jeremy McCarthy
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Fish Out of Water Syndrome, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Earlier in my life, I lived in Mexico for a few years. Being a “fish out of water” in a new culture is an amazing experience. It is challenging, stressful, and hard work. But it’s rewarding too. Every day, every relationship, every interaction is an opportunity for learning and growth. I remember at one point, after I had already been in Mexico for around three years, I was still learning new things every day. I was learning the language, learning the culture, and even learning more about my own culture from the contrast.
  • Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease

    Jeremy McCarthy
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    Living Powerfully with Suicide Disease, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Today’s article was originally posted as a response to a question on Quora.  The question was, “When you get knocked down, will you stay down or get up?”  The most popular answer was a personal story shared by Abby Smith, a 19-year old woman who has been knocked down.  But every day she gets up again and faces her life in the bravest way possible.  With her permission, I’m sharing her story.  Here’s Abby . . . I rarely ‘tell my story,’ because I feel like I’m just…
  • Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf

    Jim Afremow
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:03 am
    Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf, from The Psychology of Wellbeing This week’s article is adapted from The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Dr. Jim Afremow.  Dr. Jim Afremow is a sports psychology specialist, a licensed professional counselor, and provides individual and group mental training services across the globe to athletes in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, and all others engaged in highly demanding endeavors. His website is www.goldmedalmind.net There is an old Cherokee legend known as the tale of the two wolvesA…
  • Vibram FiveFingers and the False Dichotomy

    Jeremy McCarthy
    27 May 2014 | 2:51 am
    Vibram FiveFingers and the False Dichotomy, from The Psychology of Wellbeing I literally JUST bought a pair of the now-infamous Vibram FiveFinger shoes.  I was excited by the purchase.  I brought them home and tore them out of the box with the same fervor that my 4-year-old son shows when opening Christmas presents.  But by the time I had finally managed to wrangle my wayward piggies into their cozy toe holes, the internet was ablaze with the news of a big scandal:  the Vibram FiveFinger shoes are a scam. The news stories made it clear that my investment in new footwear technology had…
  • Strangers on a Train: On Making Eye Contact

    Jeremy McCarthy
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    Strangers on a Train: On Making Eye Contact, from The Psychology of Wellbeing I’ve been working in Manhattan a lot lately, which means a lot more time on the subway.  When you’re not used to it, it’s an interesting experience to be crammed into a small space with so many other human beings. Naturally, it’s a great opportunity to people-watch, but I notice that I often feel a sense of internal conflict as two competing instincts pull me in different directions.  On one side, I am drawn to look at my fellow passengers.  I think there is research showing that from the…
 
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  • In Case of Emergency Read This

    Good Vibe Coach
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    I can’t remember what troubles I was facing that inspired me to write this thank you letter. But it’s come in handy more than once. This is the letter I read when living under the same roof with my ex seemed unbearable. It’s the letter I read when I felt anxious about the litigation my aunt and I are involved in. It’s the letter I keep handy whenever I feel stuck with something bigger than me. I pulled it out again today when I started to entertain doubts about a new work colleague. I share it with you to inspire you to create your own “In Case of…
  • Q&A: Use LOA to Manage Anxiety?

    Good Vibe Coach
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    A reader recently asked for support on using the law of attraction to manage anxiety. I thought that post might be better written from a fellow creator who’s actually done it, rather than my hypothetical suggestions about how it could possibly work. Here’s what my research turned up: Some advise to just stop thinking about the negative and focus on the positive. I’d love to believe it’s that easy, but I suspect some who experience more severe forms of anxiety (i.e. panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder) may find that advice falls…
  • I Love That About Us

    Good Vibe Coach
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    If you’ve picked up a copy of my Art of Self Love ebook, you know that one of my favorite ways to transform the vibe of self-judgment is to say, “I  love that about me“ for whatever I’d been judging myself about. Example, instead of being embarrassed that I snort when I laugh, I transform it to appreciation by thinking, “I love that about me.” On a dime I feel much better about snorting. (Who knew how cute that is?!) It’s a little weird how well it works. Instead of being mad at myself that I’m running late again, I dip into the good vibes by…
  • Is Your ‘What’ a Hidden ‘How’?

    Good Vibe Coach
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    We know that when we start messing with the Hows, we’re not exercising our highest creative power. Our job is to focus on What we want, and let Universe figure out How. That’s LOA 101, but many of us find we’re correcting for that on a regular basis. (Or is it just me?) Anyway, it occurred to me that sometimes our goals, dreams and desires are actually just ‘Hows’ in disguise. The other day I heard Kathleen Miller share an instruction inspired by Neville: “Don’t manifest the middle.” Meaning, our power lies in visualizing (and…
  • Nneka’s Increasing Allowance

    Good Vibe Coach
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    In the mood for a money manifesting story? Nneka Kelly shares her inspiring success with the Good Vibe community: When I found the Abraham-Hicks material, I was already an avid meditator, steeped in New Thought and positive thinking. Problem was, it was all woo-woo and non-physical. I wanted to play with energy. I was asking, “Now what?” The answer came when I led a class on Ask and It is Given. So, I’m leading this class, and being a little resistant and sarcastic, but going along anyway. And one week we were practicing the Wouldn’t It Be Nice process. I was walking…
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  • The Hard Thing about Hard Choices

    Rob Archer
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Many times in Executive coaching the person I’m working with is facing a difficult choice.  Do I take job A or B?  Should I spend more time at work or with my family?  How can I work with a difficult colleague? I am a fan of decision science, but more often than not, this does not actually help the person to decide.  That’s because they are wrestling with what Ruth Chang calls  ‘hard choices’ – there is no right or wrong answer.  However this is usually not what people want to hear.  They want certainty… and an answer! How then should we choose? The…
  • Finding Meaning

    Rachel Collis
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Meaning in life is an important factor in human well being. You probably won’t be surprised that research has shown that people who have a sense of meaning and purpose in their life are happier than those without that sense of meaning (Duh!). However, more than that, people who have a sense of meaning and purpose seem to live longer, cope better with the losses and difficulties of life  and have greater sense of life satisfaction. Having a sense of purpose even seems to protect against cognitive decline as we age. So if having a sense of meaning is a good thing. What do you do if you…
  • Finding Focus in the Age of Distraction

    Rob Archer
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    As the amount of digital information increases tenfold every five years, a conservative estimate is that the amount of information we are exposed to daily has doubled over the last 20 years (1). Now, I don’t know if that is good or bad, because humans adapt.  But what  is happening now goes way beyond incremental growth, and this quantitative change may begin to make a qualitative difference. After all,  the human mind did not evolve to ignore new information… Minds that ignored new information – that strange shadow over by the trees, the unfamiliar rustle in the…
  • What is Experiential Avoidance?

    Rob Archer
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    If you like detail this may be your cup of tea. If you’d like a nice blog post on it try this here. But if you’d like a 3 minute animated explanation relating to the workplace, you could try this:
  • Guest post: When Anger Strikes like a Bolt out of the Blue

    Rob Archer
    17 Jan 2014 | 12:50 pm
    One sunny morning around a year ago, I stormed into my office shaking with rage. In half an hour I was due to counsel someone. My husband had driven me to work; he and the children were going on to soccer training. It had been a typical Saturday morning: coffee, croissants, music played probably a tad too loud and the children bounding around. As we’d approached the office my husband had said something (I can’t even remember what it was), and I’d exploded with anger. My voice had sounded weird. Even as I’d glimpsed the thought “You need to keep it together,” every cell in my body…
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    Happier Human

  • 7 Steps to Reducing Rumination

    Amit Amin
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Overthinking is evil. Like the whispers of a devil, it pretends to help while just making the situation worse. What can you do to reduce it? Unfortunately, the cure is as complex as the cause. But follow these 7 steps and you can slowly but surely rid yourself of the poison known as overthinking. Step 0 – Get Treatment if Depressed Step 1 – Understand That You Can Influence Your Emotions Step 2 – Accept That Overthinking Won’t Give You an Insight Step 3 – Know When You’re Overthinking Step 4 – Ignore Your Rationalizations Step 5 – Assert Control Step 6 – Distract Yourself…
  • Is Depression Really on The Rise?

    Amit Amin
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    It’s an idea repeated so often that it’s now taken for fact – depression is on the rise. If true, modern society has messed up. In 1985, 10% of people had no one to discuss important matters with. By 2004, that number had grown to 25% – one out of every four people! (1) We’re spending less time with other people, eating worse food, and getting less exercise, sunlight, and sleep. Surely the rate of depression has gone up. My father disagrees. Normally that wouldn’t mean anything to me – he believes lots of crazy things. But he’s a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are the…
  • Positive Psychology 101 – The Best Self-Help

    Amit Amin
    25 May 2014 | 2:06 pm
    What do the most successful people do differently? Why are some people able to bounce back from failure? What allows some couples to stay happily together for many decades? What do very happy people do differently? These are the questions asked by the science of positive psychology. Through the efforts of hundreds of scientists conducting thousands of experiments, case studies and analyses we’ve started getting answers – insights into how we can become happier. Happier Human was created to make those insights accessible. So that you can improve your life and the lives of others.
  • The Four Reasons Why Overthinking and Depression Are on the Rise

    Amit Amin
    17 May 2014 | 2:34 pm
    More and more people are getting fat. From the growing waistlines and rates of cardiovascular disease it’s obvious. We call it the obesity epidemic. But there’s another epidemic that’s been spreading that’s just as bad. Why is the rate of depression on the rise? Why do we feel more stressed than ever before? There’s an overthinking epidemic. 20% of Baby Boomers, 52% of Gen Xers, and 73% of Gen Yers are overthinkers. (1) Less than 27% of people younger than 30 remain healthy! This is part two of a three part series on overthinking. In part two, you’ll learn…
  • Are You an Overthinker? You’ve Been Poisoned

    Amit Amin
    11 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Feeling anxious, upset, or sad? Natural. Feeling reflective? Productive. Going over a failure or conflict again and again to see how it could have gone better. Ranting and raving about the wrongs that have been done to you. Trying to figure out why life isn’t living up to your expectations. Constantly reflecting on your sadness. That’s overthinking. Overthinking is so common that many consider it natural, sometimes even productive. No. Overthinking is a modern phenomenon that’s unnatural and counterproductive. Overthinking? Don’t you mean correctthinking? It’s better…
 
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    Michelle McQuaid

  • What’s The Best Way To Improve Well-being?

    Michelle McQuaid
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    If there was one change really worth making to improve your well-being 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 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 well-being 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…
  • Can You Tame A Bad Boss?

    Michelle McQuaid
    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.
  • How Do You Create Lasting Changes?

    Michelle McQuaid
    12 Jun 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As you try to bring to life many of the approaches we’ve been exploring to improve your well-being you might have found that despite your very best intentions, the changes you’re trying to create never seem to last. Let’s be honest, getting changes to stick is often hard work. We get busy and run out of time to ever really get started. We get disrupted by – illness, holidays, children – and wave our new well-being habits good-bye.  We lose heart because we’re not seeing enough progress in the changes we’re making.  And sometimes, even when the changes have started…
  • Do You Need A Happiness Hack?

    Michelle McQuaid
    29 May 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Is trying to be happier wearing you out?  What most people don’t know is that our brains aren’t well designed to make happiness an easy outcome. You see researchers have discovered your head is hard-wired with a “negativity bias”.  Designed to ensure your survival when life depended on being able to spot and quickly respond to threats like saber-tooth tigers, today this bias means you’re incredibly quick to spot and try to fix all the things that are – or even just might – be going wrong in your life. The problem with this approach is…
  • Could An 11 Minute Habit Change Your Life?

    Michelle McQuaid
    15 May 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Does the idea of improving your well-being leave you feeling completely worn out?  Raise your positivity levels, discover your strengths, practice compassion, find meaning and ignite hope, all sound like great ideas but just when are you meant to fit them in? As someone who works full time teaching positive psychology whilst juggling a family and trying to finish a PhD, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to try and embed the science of well-being into my everyday activities. And while you may not like the sound of this at first, the one thing that has enabled me to consistently flourish…
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    The Vibrant Writer

  • 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…
  • Cucumber an Amazing Vegetable for Weight Loss and Much More

    yamini
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    “He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.” — Thomas Fuller I believe in getting fit without starving and so I am always looking for healthy guilt free food that can be comforting without adding to our waistline. In this post I am sharing my… Read More
  • 7 Mind Traps That Steal Our Happiness – Trap 5. Procrastination

    yamini
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” — Pablo Picasso We all procrastinate on many things even important things. I think I do it more than others and what’s worse I end up putting the most important things in my life on hold. Procrastination is a bad habit… Read More
  • Kotak JIFI – A Bloggers Way to Bank

    yamini
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Ever since I started blogging I am enjoying living a digital life. Social media has given us such an amazing platform to connect with anyone anywhere and I am always amazed by the new trends. When once a hobby started taking shape into a full time profession I decided to keep the finances related to… Read More
  • Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour Review – A Good Way to Cover Grey Hair.

    yamini
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    I recently visited my uncle’s place and got into a long discussion about colouring grey hair. When it comes to hair colour, like most of the elders, my uncle and aunt also have a lot of mixed opinions and lot of confusion. If they go for natural products like henna then it may not give… Read More
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    The Freedom Blog by Steven Griggs

  • Reaching Your Potential?

    Steven Griggs
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Steven Griggs | Free SpiritTM Reaching Your Potential?Written by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.comThe most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.” Jim Morrison“There comes a moment in every life when the Universe presents you with an opportunity to rise to your potential, an open door that only requires the heart to walk through, seize it and hang on. The choice is never simple. It’s never easy. It’s not supposed to be. But those who travel this path have always looked…
  • Worrier or Warrior?

    Steven Griggs
    28 Feb 2014 | 10:55 am
    No Limits | The Freedom BlogWorrier or Warrior?Written by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.com“Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three- all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.”E.E. Hale“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”E. Joseph CossmanWorry. It’s a sneaky thing. Worrying is just a symptom of fear.It is actually a very comfortable place for your ego personality to hide out. It becomes consumed and distracted running through all the negative possibilities that it…
  • What Are You Expecting?

    Steven Griggs
    20 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    No Limits | The Freedom BlogWhat Are You Expecting?Written by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.com“Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs”            William Howard Stein“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have”…
  • Don't Look Back (Or Forward)

    Steven Griggs
    14 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    No Limits | The Freedom BlogDon’t Look Back (Or Forward)Written by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.com“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now” Ralph Waldo Emerson“Don’t let the past steal your present”  Terri GuillemetsHow many times a day do you reminisce or review the past?And how many times a day do you find yourself dreaming of the future?We are all doing it constantly.If you really think about it our days are made up of a constant stream of reviewing the past and looking into the future. You aren't really doing anything in the present because…
  • The Power of No

    Steven Griggs
    6 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    No Limits | The Freedom BlogThe Power of NoWritten by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.com   “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”                                                                                              …
 
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  • The Top Three Happiness Posts on Happyologist

    Susanna Halonen
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    As I’m in the final sprint of finishing the first draft of my book, I wanted to take you on a walk down memory lane. My readers and followers are a diverse, fun bunch and it shows from the content that has been most popular. I wanted to make sure that you haven’t missed some of the favourite happiness posts on Happyologist over the last 12 months – and even if you’ve seen them before it might be a nice refresher. Top Three Happiness Posts on Happyologist 6 Rules to Build Happy Habits: Discover the top habits that science has suggested help you find more joy and meaning…
  • 12 Passion Quotes to Make You Think

    Susanna Halonen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    As I celebrate passing the halfway mark of my book (25,000 words behind me and 25,000 to go!), I wanted  to share another sneak peek of what I’ll be sharing through the book. It will present passion from many different angles from philosophy to science to many personal stories. It will truly teach you to find love in what you do, rather than endlessly chase what you love. These 12 passion quotes highlight some of the ideas that the book will bring forth. I hope you enjoy them! Image by Brenda Clarke Behave in a way that lights up your inner passion in order to experience it… And…
  • Why Finding Your Passion is Not the Path to Happiness

    Susanna Halonen
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    You’ve probably heard the term finding your passion numerous times in your life, and often been encouraged to personally chase it. I can admit I was one of these people who was adamant this was the path to happiness a few years back, and I was the annoying person who was encouraging everyone around me to find their passion – and follow it! My whole perspective on passion changed as I did a big positive psychology research piece around passion and discovered the passionate way of being. As you might have read in last week’s post, I’m currently finishing my book to…
  • What Does the Football World Cup Tell Us About Passion

    Susanna Halonen
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    I love following the football World Cup every time it’s on. Watching the different matches over the last four weeks has reminded me again how a sport has the power to bring people together and inspire you to go for your dreams. The passion that you see in the players is practically palpable and it’s incredible to watch when a team uses it effectively to play the beautiful game, or as Brazilians would say ‘o jogo bonito‘. As I live my whole life with passion, working on Happyologist projects that create positive impact and escaping whilst connecting with the world every…
  • 3 Tips for Happy, Effective Meetings

    Susanna Halonen
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    Can you remember the last time you walked out of a meeting feeling inspired, encouraged and with a clear action plan of what to do next? Perhaps you had a great meeting with your team, or a potential client, in which everyone participated with lots of energy and enthusiasm. Maybe you walked out of there feeling good because you felt it had been a productive meeting and everything in your agenda had been ticked off successfully. Wouldn’t it be great if you could always have happy, effective meetings? It turns out you can if you follow the right formula. The three most common complaints…
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    Personal Development For Intelligent People

  • You Are Not Responsible For Other People’s Happiness. Here’s Why.

    Isaiah Hankel
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” Epictetus (Greek Sage and Stoic Philosopher) “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” Alice Walker (Author; The Color Purple) “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama) Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life to begin with. I dated a girl in college who…
  • If You Get A Guilt Trip For One Of These 12 Things, Ignore It

    Isaiah Hankel
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    “It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.” Ayn Rand (Philosopher and Author; The Virtue Of Selfishness) “Guilt is a useless feeling. It’s never enough to make you change direction–only enough to make you useless.” Daniel Nayeri (Author; Another Faust and Another Pan) “There’s no problem so awful that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” Bill Watterson (Cartoonist; The Complete Calvin…
  • 23 Things Wrestling Camps Taught Me About Leadership (Skip #7 If You Have A Weak Stomach)

    Isaiah Hankel
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Calvin Coolidge (Wrestler and 30th U.S. President) “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten then he who continues the attack wins.” Ulysses S. Grant…
  • You’re Making Women And Your Coworkers Cringe By Not Following These 7 Tips (With Art Of Charm Podcast)

    Isaiah Hankel
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    “I attract a crowd, not because I’m an extrovert or I’m over the top or I’m oozing with charisma. It’s because I care.” Gary Vaynerchuk (Co-founder and CEO; Vayner Media) “I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable.” Will Smith (Actor; The Pursuit of Happyness) “Charm is a way of getting the answer ‘Yes’ without asking a clear question.” Albert Camus (Nobel Prize Winning Author)   ***Listen to my Science Of Charisma interview on The Art Of Charm or download it for free on…
  • 9 Networking Traps To Avoid (or, Why I Never Joined A Fraternity)

    Isaiah Hankel
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:25 am
    “The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.” Robert Kiyosaki (Founder; Cashflow Technologies, Inc.) ‘No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker (Pulitzer Prize Winning Author) “The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” Keith Ferrazzi (Author; Never Eat Alone)   Acceptance is a powerful motivator. You can either use it to your advantage or wait until it uses you. A sophomore at Alpha-Kappa-Who-Cares jammed his finger into my chest and told…
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    Aura Of Thoughts.....place U grow up

  • True Fragrance Lasts Forever

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Fresh baked cake, the delicious dishes made by mother, hot espresso coffee, freshness of a new book, all have unique and yet common factor; it is their fragrance. We cannot forget those fragrances and always want ourselves to be attached from them; and constantly try to search such fragrances where ever we go as the sweetness and sharpness makes it distinctive. Fragrances have special place in our life; it takes us on a tour of emotion with mesmerizing memories. “A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion.” - Jeffrey Stepakoff. Actually every living being…
  • Let's Build A Roof Of Healthy Boundaries

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    In my previous post “Why setting boundaries is important” I have emphasized on the importance of setting boundaries for kids. But the major question lies is how the boundaries should be and what should be done so that we can make them more comfortable for children or rather restricting them in a manner which they may feel like a safety net. There may be lot of ways to make the boundaries at ease for a child, let’s take a look on few of them in this post.Boundary - A Safety NetDefine Clear Boundaries: Always tell the kids clearly what you want from them rather than specifying what you…
  • One's First Emotion

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    All the emotions one day were discussing, who would wear the “crown of emotion”.  All were putting forth their point, Happysaid “I am the most used emotion, be it natural or fake but I am always there, so I deserve to have the glory”.  All others fell silent, after all it was very true fact put forth by Happy. But few seconds later Surprise said “I shake’s person mind, so I rule most of the people, be it good or bad I dumbstruck them for few seconds so I am also equally deserving for the crown”. And then again nobody had the answer, but Cry courageously said “I am…
  • Father - Our Role Model

    3 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    Well it is the time to celebrate and thank a person who holds a very special place in our heart – Our “Father”. A father is a teacher, a guide, an adviser, a source of strength and support. It is aptly said “No care is greater than the dad’s care”. A father, who speaks everything through his eyes and gestures, though reacts less but is the person who cares the most and teaches us great values. A child feels safe under his protection and can explore the world under him. A brilliant quote says it all, "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's…
  • Why setting boundaries is important?

    3 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    A parent always tries to fulfill the unlimited demands of a child, but at times parents also require saying “NO” to few things. This little word no, holds a lot of importance and restricts a child from doing it again. This is nothing but setting boundaries for our child, which is an important aspect of parenting. A boundary is nothing but a line drawn around ourselves to know from where to start and where to end; which always makes you feel safe and sets mind to work within it. We often set boundaries for ourselves and work within it, and we also do the same for our children; child too…
 
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    healingthatfeeling.com

  • Friday Funnies 4 #Fridayfunnies

    Mel
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    It’s that time again!  Here are some FridayFunnies to start your weekend If you would like to contribute to the next instalment, please send your link to on twitter @Mel_Healing with the hashtag #FridayFunnies   I’ve noticed a theme with the things I find funny – animals.  You can’t beat a dog/cat The post Friday Funnies 4 #Fridayfunnies appeared first on .
  • Are your positive affirmations FAILING you? Video tips…

    Mel
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
      Are you struggling to make your affirmations work for you? Have you tried saying them more often, or louder or with more feeling – and yet they STILL fail?   This video/slide show tell you WHY your affirmations are failing.  It will also give you 3 brilliant tweaks to The post Are your positive affirmations FAILING you? Video tips… appeared first on .
  • It’s time to update your Bucket List

    Mel
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    It’s time to update your Bucket List - because time does not wait!   Bucket Lists should not just be for those far reaching, HUGE someday goals; how about putting things on there that you want in your life NOW? The Summer Solstice has been and gone and as I write The post It’s time to update your Bucket List appeared first on .
  • HELP! I’m Procrastinating All The Time…

    Mel
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:33 am
    “Help, I’m procrastinating all the time! How can I figure out what’s stopping me and how do I do more of what’s good for me?”   This was a question that a member of the Healing That Feeling Community asked me recently and I’m not going to beat about the The post HELP! I’m Procrastinating All The Time… appeared first on .
  • 15 inspirational quotes that might just change your life…

    Mel
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:22 am
    15 inspirational quotes that might just change your life… Generally, I’m more of a fan of TAKING ACTION than of inspirational quotes, but the right quote at the just the right time can really change your life. Here are 15 quotes that could put you on a different life path. The post 15 inspirational quotes that might just change your life… appeared first on .
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • Anger Management – Stop, Look & Listen

    Walter Jacobson
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    The best way to manage anger is to release it from your mind and stop using it as a justification to attack others. The post Anger Management – Stop, Look & Listen appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Un-Forgiveness. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

    Walter Jacobson
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    There is no upside to un-forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you are condoning their bad behavior. It doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be held accountable for their actions. It doesn’t mean you are setting yourself up for future victimization. Withholding forgiveness doesn’t punish the offender. It actually punishes yourself because it is a form of self-attack and self-sabotage. The post Un-Forgiveness. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Is There Any Action That Is Unforgiveable or Should We Forgive Everyone?

    Walter Jacobson
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    No action is unforgivable. It just requires a willingness. Why be willing? Because when we withhold forgiveness from others, we are withholding it from ourselves. The opportunity we have to forgive others their trespasses is our own personal ticket to heaven. The post Is There Any Action That Is Unforgiveable or Should We Forgive Everyone? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Want to change the world? Stop judging others. Get your own house in order.

    Walter Jacobson
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Want to change the world? Instead of spending your time judging and criticizing others, work to reform yourself and become the best you can be and a great role model. The post Want to change the world? Stop judging others. Get your own house in order. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Want to change your ways? Be honest with yourself about your whys.

    Walter Jacobson
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    It is difficult to change when we embrace denial and rationalization rather than admit the truth about ourselves. The truth is we often have an agenda we are not aware of which is driving our behaviors. Or we are aware of our agenda but we don’t want to deal with it. Either way, our efforts to change will fail until we are willing to hold up a mirror and honestly look at ourselves. The post Want to change your ways? Be honest with yourself about your whys. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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