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  • 7 Steps To Immediately Start Following Your Dreams

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    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…
  • Being Curious about Likes and Dislikes

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    Bridget Grenville-Cleave
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    By Bridget Grenville-Cleave - Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. ~ Euripedes Mike (C), Patsy (R) with Gwyneth and Graham Over Sunday lunch, my partner’s father, Mike, and my aunt Patsy mentioned that they belong to a local book club. The club is very small. It’s limited to 12 members so there’s always a waiting list. It meets once a month at a hotel to discuss the chosen book over copious cups of coffee and plates of biscuits. “It’s important to be on neutral territory,” says Patsy mischievously. Each member suggests one book a year, which they all read and…
  • Putting Off Some Horrible Task? Try These 7 Tips.

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    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Seven tips for forcing yourself to tackle a dreaded task. It’s a Secret of Adulthood: Happiness doesn’t always make me feel happy. Often, I know I’d be happier if I do something I really don’t feel like doing. Making that phone call. Dealing with tech support. Writing that email. Going to the gym. Those dreaded tasks hang over my head, though; they make me feel drained and uneasy. I’ve learned that I’m much happier, in the long run, if I try to tackle them as soon as possible, rather than allowing myself to push…
  • 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..
  • When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It

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    Shannon Hayes
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    When boundaries get fuzzy. Photo by João André O. Dias / Flickr. “Mom, there’s something I have to tell you.” Ula’s eyes were wide with distress as she kneeled at her kitchen chair. I had made her shredded zucchini with a marinara meat sauce, one of her favorite August meals. She wasn’t touching it. That worried me. Under other circumstances, it might have been funny in a “kids do the darndest things” kind of way. “What is it, Sweetie?” I reached over and pushed a strand of hair behind her ear. Her cheek was hot. “I know we weren’t supposed to do it,” she began.
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  • Being Curious about Likes and Dislikes

    Bridget Grenville-Cleave
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    By Bridget Grenville-Cleave - Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. ~ Euripedes Mike (C), Patsy (R) with Gwyneth and Graham Over Sunday lunch, my partner’s father, Mike, and my aunt Patsy mentioned that they belong to a local book club. The club is very small. It’s limited to 12 members so there’s always a waiting list. It meets once a month at a hotel to discuss the chosen book over copious cups of coffee and plates of biscuits. “It’s important to be on neutral territory,” says Patsy mischievously. Each member suggests one book a year, which they all read and…
  • Positive Strength-Based Counseling and Therapy

    Laura L.C. Johnson
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Laura L.C. Johnson - Counseling Psychology is Positive and Strength-Based Many psychotherapists across many different theoretical models and client populations are already using a positive, strength-based approach to therapy. I was fortunate to graduate from Santa Clara University’s Counseling Psychology Program. The courses were diverse and included positive psychology, health psychology, mindfulness-based stress reduction, cognitive behavior therapy and multicultural counseling, to name just a few. For me, integrating my preferred therapy style, cognitive behavior therapy, with…
  • The World Premiere of North of Normal

    Monica Montijo
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    By Monica Montijo -    Huayna Picchu, Aguas Calientes, PeruThe world premiere of North of Normal: A Cross-Cultural Study and Documentary Film about Love, Passion and Peak Experience will be the first event in the Western Positive Psychology Association conference on September 5. In 2013, Angela Mouton and I, Ph.D. students in the Claremont Graduate University Positive Psychology program, traveled to 22 countries on six continents and interviewed 150 people about love, passion, and peak experience. Our goal was to bring diverse voices into academic research. We were also…
  • The Surprising Ingredient of Good Health

    Marie-Josée Shaar
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    By Marie-Josée Shaar - Which way, success?Think of a goal that you left unmet without too much regret. Now think of one you have pursued tirelessly, despite obstacles, adversities, and situational challenges. What was the difference between these two goals? I don’t know you, and I don’t know your story, but I’m ready to bet that goal #2 had a lot more meaning for you than goal #1. Purpose as a Driver of Action Over the years, I have interviewed numerous individuals who have done what 95% of the population can’t do: they lost a significant amount of weight and, against…
  • The Science of Happiness – Tal Ben-Shahar

    Bridget Grenville-Cleave
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    By Bridget Grenville-Cleave -   On July 31, I joined around 500 other people in the Camden Centre in London to hear a talk on The Science of Happiness by Dr Tal Ben-Shahar organized by the UK’s leading happiness movement, Action for Happiness. As well as authoring several books, Tal Ben-Shahar lectured on positive psychology at Harvard University. In fact, his course quickly became the most popular that Harvard has ever run, attracting many hundreds of students every year. This was one of the reasons I wanted to go to the talk. Anyone who can engage undergraduates on that scale must…
 
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  • Putting Off Some Horrible Task? Try These 7 Tips.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Seven tips for forcing yourself to tackle a dreaded task. It’s a Secret of Adulthood: Happiness doesn’t always make me feel happy. Often, I know I’d be happier if I do something I really don’t feel like doing. Making that phone call. Dealing with tech support. Writing that email. Going to the gym. Those dreaded tasks hang over my head, though; they make me feel drained and uneasy. I’ve learned that I’m much happier, in the long run, if I try to tackle them as soon as possible, rather than allowing myself to push…
  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of the Clean Slate.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 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 the Clean Slate. It’s one of three strategies that take their power from…
  • A New Experience: I Was in the Napa Valley Earthquake.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    I had a profound experience yesterday. My husband and I, and much of my family, were in Napa Valley for my cousin’s wedding. At 3:20 a.m., I was lying in bed awake, because the time change meant that my body considered it past my usual wake-up time of 6:00. As I was lying there, I felt the earthquake hit. My husband woke up right away, and we lay there clutching each other. Neither one of us said a word. By chance, I’d just had a conversation with my sister and brother-in-law about earthquakes — they live in Los Angeles so have experienced them before. My sister had told me…
  • Guess: Which Virtue Gives Other Virtues Their “Principal Lustre”?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    “Self-command is not only itself a great virtue, but from it all the other virtues seem to derive their principal lustre.” –Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments Agree, disagree? I was trying to figure out what Smith means, exactly, and I think it’s this: when we consider the possessions of virtues, without self-command, they shrink. Courage without self-command, consideration without self-command — it’s hard even to imagine justice without self-command.
  • Before & After: “The Thought of Smoking Made Me Sick.”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    I’m writing my next book, Better Than Before, about how we make and break habits– an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. To hear when Better Than Before goes on sale, sign up here. This week’s story comes from Stephanie Whitfield. I had been a pack-a-day smoker for 5 years, starting on my 18th birthday. I knew it was unhealthy and I hated it: the smell, the taste, the need for…
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  • 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…
  • The Exhilarating Power Of Standing Up & Being Counted

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. “If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.”―  Thomas J. Watson Jr. Some time ago I received an email that finished with ‘your courage of conviction stands alone as a refined strength!’ To receive such a comment from someone who had a profound impact on my life as a young man was both humbling and an honor. We live in such a wishy-washy world at times where peer pressure pervades its…
  • How To Own Your Scars & Set Them Free

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Post written by Ashley Arcel. Several years ago, I had just come through a painful breakup and was lying on my bed, arms splayed, staring at the ceiling and generally lamenting the state of my life. It was summer and my windows were thrown open for a breeze. Outside, birds chirped and I heard two women talking as they pushed their babies in strollers through my quiet neighborhood. I heard the whiz of bike tires on pavement and the faraway chiming of the hourly bells on the college campus. And then, from somewhere between my ears I heard a little voice say “Nobody has ever loved me…
 
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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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  • When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It

    Shannon Hayes
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    When boundaries get fuzzy. Photo by João André O. Dias / Flickr. “Mom, there’s something I have to tell you.” Ula’s eyes were wide with distress as she kneeled at her kitchen chair. I had made her shredded zucchini with a marinara meat sauce, one of her favorite August meals. She wasn’t touching it. That worried me. Under other circumstances, it might have been funny in a “kids do the darndest things” kind of way. “What is it, Sweetie?” I reached over and pushed a strand of hair behind her ear. Her cheek was hot. “I know we weren’t supposed to do it,” she began.
  • Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker

    Shannon Hayes
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Image by Shutterstock. “Say, the price for your brisket isn’t bad,” the man said as he glanced over the list at our farmers market stall, “when you consider how much you get paid for your steaks!” I tried not to let it get to me. It had been a decent market day in spite of the barb, and the weather was beautiful. We packed up as swiftly as we could, eager to get ready for the birthday dinner we’d be holding for Saoirse later that evening. In family farming, nobody hands you a bonus check and says, “We realize we couldn’t do this without you.” We pulled into the driveway, and…
  • How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community

    Michelle Moore
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A film by Michelle Moore. Video from KarmaTube The Fruitvale district of East Oakland, California, is the turf of three major gangs. Yet the residents of Casa de Paz never lock their doors. Anchored by Pancho Ramos Stierle and Adelaja Simon, Casa de Paz is part of a group of homes that form an intentional community of peace and nonviolence in an area rife with structural and physical violence. In order to serve their community, they live with the people—laugh with them, cry with them, and eat with them. They embody "giftivism," practicing radical acts of generosity that change the world,…
  • Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)

    Richard Schiffman
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Photo by Abhinay Omkar / Flickr. Hinduism has a beautiful myth about the origins of love. In the beginning, there was a superbeing called Purusha. This being was without desire, craving, fear, or indeed the impulse to do anything at all—since the universe was already perfect and complete. As humans, we too are seeking unity, and love is the word we use for that search. Then the creator Brahma took out his divine sword and split Purusha in two. Sky became separate from earth, darkness from light, life from death, male from female. Each of these set off passionately to reunite with its…
  • The Neurochemistry Of Empathy, In Claymation

    RISD FAV
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Communicating Science Through Visual Media - Empathy from RISD FAV on Vimeo. Want More? Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
 
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  • My ALS Ice Bucket Failure

    Good Vibe Coach
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Okay, a few people said I failed the ALS ice bucket challenge when I outsourced the dumping of the water onto my paid personal assistant. Look, I still think that counts. (What are assistants for if not to do the jobs we don’t love?) Besides, I made a donation, so technically, doesn’t that mean I don’t have to get dunked? I thought it was ‘donate’ or ‘get wet.’ Anyway … that’s not the reason I see my ice bucket challenge as a failure. See, I recently made a promise to myself to stop pretending to be a muggle. Because sometimes I put up…
  • Q&A: Fantasizing to Our Detriment?

    Good Vibe Coach
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Here’s a question I hear often enough it deserves to be officially addressed in our Q&A series. It goes something like this: I’m so good at pretending I already have it, it makes me wonder if Universe will think it’s already a done deal for me and nothing will happen. Or also: I get into the feeling of having it so strongly that I don’t feel inspired to do anything to go get it. And nothing ever happens. Here’s the version that was in my inbox today: I often play PC games where I earn a lot of money. I think this game playing is like fantasizing that I earn a…
  • 5 Ways to Manifest Free Money

    Good Vibe Coach
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Who’s in the mood for some free money? If you’re game, here’s how to tune in and let the easy bucks roll your way … We know it’s the same routine for whatever we want – all we gotta do is find the vibration of free money in order to experience it. So if you don’t already know that frequency, use these ways to activate effortless cash flowing in: Give it to get it. Whether it’s a dollar or a hundred, to a stranger or a friend, left anonymously or gifted in person, giving free money to another can be an effective way to vibrate it yourself. Even…
  • Fantasizing for Fun or for Results?

    Good Vibe Coach
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Every day I tune in to the vibration of my dreams come true - the healthy, vitalized, beautiful body that just gets better with age my paradise retirement center for senior dogs & other critters the 7-figure business that empowers creators everywhere the enjoyment of being me in this amazingly beautiful world I consider it my job as a conscious creator to start my day this way. It’s practically a daily rule. But this morning I tuned in “just for fun.” See, my favorite kitty Elvis was sleeping in next to me and I didn’t want to wake him, so I thought I’d…
  • The Value of Your Word

    Good Vibe Coach
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    One of the best ways to create our reality is to speak it into being – with affirmations, ‘I am’ declarations, and scripting stories of what we want until they come to be. But what happens when we’ve trained our word to be powerless? That’s exactly what some of us do without realizing how it sabotages our manifesting game. I’m talking about when we use our word carelessly – saying things we don’t mean or making promises we don’t keep. In that process we train ourselves to distrust our own words. And if we don’t believe what we say,…
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  • 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 [...]
  • Your Power Is In The Now

    Baker
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
      What is this power. Nobody knows. Yet, this power is in the now. It is present within you at all times. It doesn’t come from the past or your future. Your power is now. Taking baby steps to your big dreams is the key. And as you take these steps to climbing, the power [...]
  • Give A Lot

    Baker
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
      When you are on your path to fulfilling your big dreams in life you will recognize one common theme. This common theme requires you to switch your mindset from what can I get? To What Can I give? When you dream big and follow your big dreams, you giving a lot is what will [...]
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  • Which 8 Practices Will Help You To Flourish?

    Rachel Collis
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    We are experiencing a rapid increase in the incidence of ‘lifestyle’ disorders such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders, depression and anxiety. Number (in Millions) of Persons with Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 1980–2011 Dr Kelly Wilson (who IMHO wrote one of the best books I have ever read on psychotherapy) is hoping that contextual behavioural science and evolutionary science can help us to work out what can be done to understand and reverse this trend. At a recent workshop, Kelly reflected on the impact of the 24/7, hyper-connected yet…
  • 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:
 
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  • Direct Brain Stimulation, a Trillion Dollar Invention? Not Yet.

    Amit Amin
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Every single feeling of perception – of touch, of smell, of color – can be traced back to a particular set of neurons. Stimulate those neurons directly and a person’s perception of reality can be controlled. In the 1940s, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield experimented with the brains of his patients. He sent mild electric shocks to their somatosensory cortex. As a result, they felt as if their body was being touched even when it wasn’t. A shock to one area, a feeling of their arm being pushed, a shock to another and a feeling of their upper lip being nipped. Science fiction takes brain…
  • 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…
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  • 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.
  • How Do You Create Lasting Changes?

    mmq
    12 Jun 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As you try to bring to life many of the approaches we’ve been exploring to improve your wellbeing 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 wellbeing habits goodbye. We lose heart because we’re not seeing enough progress in the changes we’re making.  And sometimes, even when the changes have started to work…
  • Do You Need A Happiness Hack?

    mmq
    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 even if you…
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  • 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…
  • 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
 
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  • 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…
  • My Favourite Lesson from ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’

    Susanna Halonen
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Last night I was thrilled to attend a pre-screening of the film Hector and the Search for Happiness organised by Action for Happiness. Having read the original book by Francois Lelord, I was quite curious about how the film would come out. And I have to say I was very positively surprised! Yes there are definitely some cheesy moments in the film but it’s a great lighthearted watch if you’re looking for a giggle. The journey Hector goes on is also very moving and in a way shows how his understanding of happiness evolves into a more meaningful direction as the film progresses. As Hector…
  • Three Questions to Discover What is Happiness to You

    Susanna Halonen
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Last week I had the pleasure of attending an inspirational talk by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, one of the inspirational driving forces behind positive psychology. His module on Happiness 101 was one of the most popular classes at Harvard when he was lecturing there. He started by answering the common “What is Happiness?” question, and said there are three secrets to happiness: reality, reality and reality! Image by Jonathan Kos-Read He spoke about how happiness is about learning to face the reality by focusing on the things that are working yet still acknowleding the problems that are…
  • 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…
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  • 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.
  • Finding and building flow

    Shaunigan
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    What’s your flow profile? Don’t know the answer? Well there is a personality test to help you capture it. What is flow? Csikszentmihalyi is credited with defining the experience as “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.” How often do people experience flow? “If you ask a sample of typical Americans, “Do you ever get involved in…
  • Strengths finder videos

    Shaunigan
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
     Andrew Sokolovich has been busy creating short video descriptions–30 to 45 seconds– for the Strengthfinder Themes; 18 of the 34 are now available on Youtube with more to come. With great production values, these are wonderful snapshots for those interested in their strengths. Take Input for a wonderful example:
  • Take two minutes to teach mindfulness

    Shaunigan
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    A growing amount of attention has been given to mindful practices in the classrom. This week, The Guardian profiled what is happening in a UK school with positive effects: “The whole process of mindfulness has the knock-on effect of making people more receptive and open,” Woods explains. “What we are trying to do is help them become more aware of themselves in a non-judgemental way. By the time the students leave in year six, they have an emotional intelligence and a set of skills that really equip them to cope with everyday life.” Here are five resources to help…
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  • 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…
  • How To Stop Being A Weak And Vulnerable Man—15 Strategies

    Isaiah Hankel
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    “The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. Personal independence is a virtue and it is the soul out of which comes the sturdiest manhood …this virtue cannot be bestowed. It must be developed from within.” Frederick Douglass (Author & Diplomat; My Bondage and My Freedom) “Nobody appreciates daddy. Nobody ever says, ‘Hey, Daddy, thanks for knocking out this rent!’ ‘Hey, Daddy, I sure love this hot water!’ ‘Hey, Daddy,…
  • 10 Difficult People You Should Never Tolerate (And 7 You Should)

    Isaiah Hankel
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    “Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.” Derek Jeter (MLB Player and  5X Gold Glover Winner) “Always think extra hard before crossing over to a bad side, if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back.”  Victoria Addino (Author; Facets and Sadie’s Wish) “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” Will Smith (Actor; The Pursuit of Happyness)   Your life is an exclusive event. Choose who you…
  • 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…
 
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  • The 4 Elements of The Universe

    Dejan Davchevski
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Everything in The Universe, everything around us, even you the one who is reading this, EVERYTHING is made out of energy. The only reason why you are different from the table in your leaving... The post The 4 Elements of The Universe appeared first on Life Coach Code. The 4 Elements of The Universe was first posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:04 am.©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 davcevskid@gmail.com
  • Why Did We Love Robin Williams so Much ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    No matter if you are on the other side of the world, or even on another planet, if you knew Robin Williams hearing about his death touched you on a deeper level. You probably... The post Why Did We Love Robin Williams so Much ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. Why Did We Love Robin Williams so Much ? was first posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:49 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 davcevskid@gmail.com
  • A MUST for Better Life – 4 YouTube Channels!

    Dejan Davchevski
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    If you are spending at least 20 minutes each day watching YouTube videos you are like most people. However, if you want to escape that boring “Moderate” group, if you desire to thrive and... The post A MUST for Better Life – 4 YouTube Channels! appeared first on Life Coach Code. A MUST for Better Life – 4 YouTube Channels! was first posted on August 11, 2014 at 8:02 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.
  • 5 Lessons from “The LEGO Movie” YOU Need to Know

    Dejan Davchevski
    1 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    As a child I have played with LEGOs almost every day.. it’s just AWESOME. However, I am not the biggest fan of LEGO animation, I haven’t played any of the LEGO games.. well, except... The post 5 Lessons from “The LEGO Movie” YOU Need to Know appeared first on Life Coach Code. 5 Lessons from “The LEGO Movie” YOU Need to Know was first posted on June 1, 2014 at 7:39 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…
  • 7 Questions Revealing Your Essence

    Dejan Davchevski
    28 May 2014 | 10:39 am
    Once you start seeing through the illusion of “Reality” understanding how this grand trick is made, you’ll wander in awe realizing how different things actually are than they seemed through your former perspective. But... The post 7 Questions Revealing Your Essence appeared first on Life Coach Code. 7 Questions Revealing Your Essence was first posted on May 28, 2014 at 7:39 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…
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    Aura Of Thoughts.....place U grow up

  • Coincidence : Destiny or Myth

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    What can we call the following incidents :    1.When we choose a different route from the usual one, which never seems busy and suddenly we stuck in a traffic jam as though all traffic was diverted to this particular route. Or2.Whenever we wear a particular color clothes, everything seems to be falling in place. Or3.When we think of someone of whom we haven’t met from long time, and suddenly doorbell rings, when you open the door, the same person is standing in front of us. Or4.Why always I land up parking my car at the particular parking number of a shopping mall.Let's say if 1st…
  • In a Quest for Conversation..contd

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    Enjoy reading the first part of the story   I was left amazed to hear my name, when a voice called out saying “Hello Bench B-P-12, how are you?” I eagerly replied, “I am fine, but are you really talking to me?”Then the little boy aged around 7 said, “Yes, I am talking to you”. I was so happy to hear someone talking to me, “What’s your name child?” I asked.He answered, “I am Zen, recently shifted to nearby apartments”.“Oh! that’s great, so now you will be regular visitor of the park and my companion too.”, I replied cheerfully.Zen answered, “No, I…
  • In a Quest for Conversation

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    In a huge well-maintained lush green park where bushes were carved in shape of the animals and benches were placed in a row at equal distances all around the jogging track; where each one denoted by a unique number. And I am Bench number P-12, in short I am B-P-12. I am placed beside a bush shaped out into an elephant; I too feel majestic and strong along the bush.  Even I hold a special place in the park, as I am little bigger than the other benches.My morning starts by witnessing fitness lovers who start their day with morning walk, jogging and exercises; few are in their own…
  • Why I love KRISHNA the most

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Why I love Krishna the most,This question I am being always post.Here is my answer, to all those questions,Krishna’s simple sayings mention.Charming face mesmerizes all,And my worries of towers fall.He is like my child, when I shower care,For whom I take utmost care.When he loves, he doesn’t bother,He just wants others to prosper. He is best as the mentor,As his advices never make you wander.He is omnipresent in every verse,Even in his mouth resides universe.Though Krishna is divine,But somewhat he is like mine.KRISHNA meansHis magical flute says it all,Spreading love among all.Love,…
  • 15 Questions raised on National Day

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    John F Kennedy strikingly quoted” Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. This thought really made me ponder for a while, and a series of questions were raised in my mind and put forth before my soul on a national day. I want to share with you all these questions that made me spell bound.1. Why that is the patriotic feeling is felt only on National days? Why not we feel the same every single day?2. Am I treasuring to be part of an independent country, which was gifted by our national leaders and their followers; who sacrificed their life…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • 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..
  • 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.
 
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    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.
  • Happy International Day of Happiness

    Kulraj
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:01 am
    Arguably one of the only ‘days’ worth recognising, celebrating and taking part in. Today is the second official International Day of Happiness. On June 28th, 2012 it was announced that March 20th would mark a day that recognises “happiness as a fundamental human goal”, and equally important, to recognise; the need for a more inclusive, […] The post Happy International Day of Happiness appeared first on Kulraj.
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    Mind Snapshots

  • 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
     
  • How Do You Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You?

    Mind Snapshots
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Have you been hurt by someone? Do you find it hard to forgive them? It’s always painful when somebody hurts us. We feel a sense of injustice or betrayal. Especially if that person is someone we trust. Or if that person isn’t showing any kind of remorse. We become angry, sad, or confused. But holding on to our anger can weigh us down and prevent us from truly living. I was having a conversation with a friend last week and she was sharing with me how she needed to learn how to forgive because it was eating her up. She asked me why I don’t stay mad for long. I’m very grateful to…
  • Trust The Process

    Mind Snapshots
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
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