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  • How To Become Fearless

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    Peter G. James Sinclair
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Post written by Akash Gautam. “Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of it. It is about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington Each and every one of us has at some point been overcome by fear. There is no shame in admitting that. Fear is a powerful and overwhelming feeling that has the ability to paralyse and confine. I am no novice to the feeling. I know that paralysing feeling that grips your stomach and slowly your entire body, all too well. I feel it when I am about to deliver a speech or make a presentation, or when I get into any…
  • How To Change The World

    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.
    Walter Jacobson
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    Be a role model of right action. Lead by example. Tell the truth. Have integrity. Behave impeccably. Do the right thing. The post How To Change The World appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • 13 Unique Ideas on How to Feel Happier

    Happyologist
    Susanna Halonen
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    Are you tired of hearing that you’ve got to exercise, eat healthy and sleep plenty to be happy? Are you already doing those things and are looking for an extra happiness boost? Maybe you’re just looking for another excuse to have some fun in the bedroom? Whatever your reasoning, I get it. Sometimes it’s nice to play with some new ideas to get your happy hormones on fire. In fact, just thinking about testing new ways on how to feel happier will start the positive vibes! Here are some ideas you can play with over Christmas and in the New Year – and why not get your loved…
  • How to be a Good Listener

    The Psychology of Wellbeing
    Jeremy McCarthy
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:53 pm
    How to be a Good Listener, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo by quinn.anya I’ve never been that good of a listener.  I have the typical (some might insert “male” here) habit of wanting to dive in and fix things without necessarily making sure that I have fully heard the other person. So I was particularly interested when I had a chance to hear Kate Muir, a researcher from the University of the West of England, speak about her research on listening. Muir had people share stories of pleasant and unpleasant events that happened to them either without with an unresponsive listener, or…
  • Video: How Other People Affect Your Habits, and You Affect Their Habits

    Gretchen Rubin
    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    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 pre-order, click here. (Pre-orders give a real boost to a book, so if you’re inclined to buy the book, I’d really appreciate it if you pre-order it.) Here, I talk about…
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  • Arianna Huffington: My Choice for the 2014 Positive Psychology Ambassador

    Giselle Nicholson
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    By Giselle Nicholson -   Image from the   Hubble TelescopeWhen it comes to understanding science we generally lump folks into two camps: the experts and the non-experts. Luckily the experts help us non-experts out. Increasingly, experts are becoming more skilled at explaining their methods and findings via popular communication methods. Bill Nye the Science Guy, anyone? As a positive psychology practitioner, I appreciate the efforts of master communicators who bridge the two camps. Often these folks are pacesetters who are able to garner early attention to new science and…
  • The Lighter Side of Life

    Homaira Kabir
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    By Homaira Kabir - “If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’ve missed the biggest joke of all.” ~ Rick Snyder     Laughing GrandmotherMy paternal grandmother was known for her infectious sense of humor. It is rumored that when she was young, her peels of laughter rang in the streets of her little neighborhood. She lived with us when I was growing up, and I remember her as my constant partner in mirth. She connected to my childlike sense of humor as naturally as she did to grown-up wit. When my husband-to-be proposed to me years later, she was a strong advocate for the…
  • Barbara Fredrickson Talks About …

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    By Seph Fontane Pennock - I interviewed positive psychology pioneer Barbara Fredrickson on her views of psychology as a science, why it’s important to study positive psychology, what are her favorite topics to study, and what are her primary sources of positive emotion. Seph: Many people are unaware that positive psychology is a science. What is positive psychology? Barbara FredricksonBarbara: Positive psychology is both a movement and a science. The movement involves absolutely anyone who is interested in evidence-based approaches to improving well-being, either for themselves or for…
  • Mindfulness in the Morning is More than Meditation

    Louis Alloro
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    By Louis Alloro -    Alarm clock goes offThe alarm goes off in the morning. You may think: (a) I didn’t get enough sleep last night. (b) I am super excited to start the day. Most people, whether they are conscious of it or not, think (a) “I didn’t get enough sleep last night” as they hit the snooze button for eight more minutes of sleep. In fact, it’s a thought like this that causes an action of inaction which keeps you staying in bed, missing your workout, and being late to work. Further, this thought of “not enough” is the first in a slew of negative,…
  • Can One Get a Doctorate in Positive Psychology?

    Orin Davis
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    By Orin Davis - PhD graduation robesSince a quick look at my bio reveals that I earned the first doctorate in positive psychology back in 2010, I know you are expecting a resounding yes to the question. I’d love to give that answer, but it’s not that simple. Let’s explore some questions about it. What, exactly, is this positive psychology in which I have a doctorate? For that matter, what does it mean to have a doctorate in any sub-discipline of psychology? What are the sub-disciplines of psychology, and where are their boundaries? Most people list cognitive, social, organizational,…
 
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  • The Perfect Office Design — How Does Your Office Measure Up?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    I’m a huge fan of the work of Christopher Alexander, and yesterday, for the hundredth time, I found myself urging someone to read his book, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. This strange, brilliant, fascinating book uses architecture, sociology, psychology, and anthropology to describe the most satisfying environments. Instead of talking about familiar architectural styles and elements, it focuses on “patterns,” such as the Sitting Wall, the Front Door Bench, Child Caves, the Sequence of Sitting Spaces, Sleeping to the East. I love these! I want them for my…
  • Video: How Other People Affect Your Habits, and You Affect Their Habits

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    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 pre-order, click here. (Pre-orders give a real boost to a book, so if you’re inclined to buy the book, I’d really appreciate it if you pre-order it.) Here, I talk about…
  • Are You Good at Making Excuses?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I was laughing as I read this piece from the satire magazine, The Onion: “Personal Trainer Impressed by Man’s Improved Excuses.” It purports to be an interview with a personal trainer who’s impressed by one of his clients — a guy who has made amazing improvements in the sophistication of the excuses he’s giving for not working out. “Acknowledging that the progress made in such a short time was remarkable…[the personal trainer said] he is very impressed by the improvement in both the strength and consistency of his client’s…
  • Which Kind of Collector Are You: Aim to Complete, or Yearn to Possess?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    “Collectors are basically of two kinds; those who aim at completing a series, and those who long to possess things that have bewitched them. The former, of whom stamp and coin collectors are the obvious examples, enjoy the pleasures of a limited aim, and its comforting certainties. The latter may suffer ups and downs, changes of heart and deceptions, but they have several great advantages. They never know when some new love will inflame them; they learn a great deal more about themselves from their possessions; and in the end they are surrounded by old friends, with long love stories…
  • Do You Ever Yield to a Temptation Out of Concern for Someone Else?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    I love all fables, paradoxes, koans, teaching stories,  and aphorisms. That’s one reason I love to keep my Secrets of Adulthood – my own contribution. For this reason, when I was last wandering through the library, I couldn’t resist pulling out William March’s book, 99 Fables. And I was particularly struck by Fable #4, “The Persimmon Tree,” about a loophole-invoking possum. In the fable, a possum looks longingly at the delicious persimmons hanging from the fox’s tree, and thinks about how badly he wants one. “’No,’ he said. ‘The fox is my friend and…
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter

    Jeremy McCarthy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter, from The Psychology of Wellbeing The internet is making us stronger, faster and fitter. But this is not the story that we usually like to tell. The more popular version is that the internet is causing us to spend more time sitting at desks, staring at screens, and making us more sedentary than ever before. And there is some truth to this. But it doesn’t tell the whole story. To understand another side to this story, let me take you back to my youth as a scrawny, unathletic, awkward teenager in the pre-internet years (yes, I’m…
  • A Painful Start to the New Year

    Jeremy McCarthy
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    A Painful Start to the New Year, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Me and my Madame Pearl’s cough syrup I wanted to hit the ground running in 2015.  Instead, I feel like I just hit the ground.  I spent the first ten days of the year laid out flat on my back with a fever and a hacking cough. It is not like me to do literally nothing for a week. Even if I am sick, I will usually muddle through. I rarely go to a doctor. I avoid antibiotics. My typical “get-well strategy” could be called “business-as-usual.”  I might cut back on my activity levels, but I’m not very good at…
  • How to be a Good Listener

    Jeremy McCarthy
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:53 pm
    How to be a Good Listener, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo by quinn.anya I’ve never been that good of a listener.  I have the typical (some might insert “male” here) habit of wanting to dive in and fix things without necessarily making sure that I have fully heard the other person. So I was particularly interested when I had a chance to hear Kate Muir, a researcher from the University of the West of England, speak about her research on listening. Muir had people share stories of pleasant and unpleasant events that happened to them either without with an unresponsive listener, or…
  • The Problem with Positive Psychology

    Jeremy McCarthy
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The Problem with Positive Psychology, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Courtesy of paulcoxphotography Positive Psychology has a problem. This is difficult for me to say, as I am an enthusiastic proponent of positive psychology. I study the science. I apply it both personally and professionally. I write about it in my books, articles and blogs. And I teach it in my courses. But I have to admit, the field has a big problem. The problem is not, by the way, as many of the critics of positive psychology would suggest, that the science is too biased towards the positive. At least not in the way…
  • Life is not a Marathon

    Jeremy McCarthy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Life is not a Marathon, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Robert Jinks Tony Schwartz is an expert on human performance who has set himself apart from other productivity experts with his unique approach on “energy management.”  For Schwartz, who is the founder of “The Energy Project,” productivity and performance are determined by how well we use (and conserve) our energy to maximize engagement and focus in the areas where we most want to see results. In 2004, Schwartz wrote, “The Power of Full Engagement,” encouraging people to look at their professional…
 
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  • Uncovering The Secrets To A Successful Marriage

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Post written by Tony Ferretti and Peter J. Weiss & Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘I have recently been given a copy of The Love Fight to review, but on Page 168 of the book I came across this Self Assessment – Marriage Essentials. Out of everything else that is found within the book I thought that this was probably the most helpful. I have just been privileged, at the time of writing this article, to have recently celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary. And yet there is so much I need to learn about this subject matter and about the woman of my dreams. So if you are married, or are about…
  • How To Become Fearless

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Post written by Akash Gautam. “Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of it. It is about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington Each and every one of us has at some point been overcome by fear. There is no shame in admitting that. Fear is a powerful and overwhelming feeling that has the ability to paralyse and confine. I am no novice to the feeling. I know that paralysing feeling that grips your stomach and slowly your entire body, all too well. I feel it when I am about to deliver a speech or make a presentation, or when I get into any…
  • Why Love Is Up There With Oxygen

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Remove oxygen from our world and we’re dead. The same goes for love. Allow me to share a small part of my journey where I learnt some valuable lessons about the importance of this life-sustaining source. I was only nine years old when my parents decided to take a twelve-year-old boy into their care. We first met David when he was living in a children’s home. Up until then I’d been the eldest in my family, and my only sister was five years younger than me. At first I was quite excited at the prospect of having an older brother, but unbeknown to me…
  • The Poetry Of Peter G. James Sinclair

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. I have always  loved poetry from when I was a child and even through my teenage years. It was at that time that I started to write lyrics for the music that I composed. The discipline of writing short concise thoughts fashioned me as a writer that then flowed over and into the writing of blogs, books and many other pieces that I have used in various successful businesses that I have used my creative flair to market. Flicking through my Facebook page I stumbled across these poetic pieces that I had written some years ago, and thought I would share…
  • 7 Creative Ways To Procrastinate

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

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Sometimes walking across the street can be hazardous to your health. If you’re not paying attention, in a split second you can become the victim of a stranger in a car who is oblivious to what is going on around him while he is behind the wheel of a killing machine. The post Pay Attention. Situational Awareness Can Save Your Life appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Do Our Thoughts Create Reality?

    Walter Jacobson
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Our thoughts do, indeed, create our reality. This is why it is critical that we be vigilant over our conscious thoughts and that we bring our unconscious thoughts to consciousness. The post Do Our Thoughts Create Reality? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Think For Yourself. Stop Believing In Things That Aren’t True

    Walter Jacobson
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    It is not enough for us to believe what our “reliable sources” tell us. Best we check the facts for ourselves. Best we think for ourselves. Best we keep an open mind, challenge authority, and avoid spreading propaganda and lies. The post Think For Yourself. Stop Believing In Things That Aren’t True appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Keep Your Commitments.

    Walter Jacobson
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    If you said you would, then you should. In general, this will serve you well. The post Keep Your Commitments. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Deal With Bad Luck and Good Luck

    Walter Jacobson
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    What we assume to be bad luck or good luck today may prove to be the opposite at some point in the future. Therefore, it is wise not to judge what has happened but simply deal with it in the best and most positive way possible. The post How To Deal With Bad Luck and Good Luck appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!

  • Video: A Letter from Your 14-Year-Old Self

    Erin Sagen
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Video from KarmaTube In the small Canadian town of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Bruce Farrer lifts letters off a pile, pausing to examine each one with his soft, heavily lidded eyes. A high school teacher for more than 50 years, Farrer has been assigning a special project to his students: a 10-page letter handwritten to themselves in which they express their hopes and dreams, fears and experiences. He returns their letters, whether through direct mail or doorstep delivery, 20 years later. “Having this opportunity to digest is like this little gift of somebody that I have forgotten years…
  • Can You Imagine a City Where Trees and Swing Sets Matter More Than Cars?

    Jason F. McLennan
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This article appears in Cities Are Now, the Winter 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Sunset over Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. Photo by Piyavachara Nacchanandana / Shutterstock. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that the future hasn’t hap­pened yet. How we will live a few decades from now is anything but clear, despite predictions from our wisest architects, planners, politicians, philosophers, futurists, and science fiction writers. Click here to subscribe to YES! For anyone committed to creating a more sustainable and just culture, here’s a sobering exercise: Try looking…
  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms at Home (and Get Plenty of Flavor and Protein for Free)

    YES! editors
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    This article appears in Cities Are Now, the Winter 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Photo by Chiot's Run / Flickr. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using sawdust or spent coffee grounds as the growing medium. Mushrooms appreciate the nitrogen in coffee grounds, and the coffee-making hot water treatment clears grounds of mold or microorganisms that might compete with your fungi as they get their mycelium running. Some Japanese researchers are treating cancer patients with a compound derived from mushrooms. Collect used coffee grounds from a cafe or…
  • How “Granny Flats” and Suburban Downtowns Are Creating a Different (and Better) Kind of Density

    Jay Walljasper
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    This article originally appeared at On the Commons. Photo by Jason Parks / Flickr. Battle lines are shaping up across American cities and suburbs today over the issue of urban density. On one side stand neighbors and developers who explain that convenient transit, walkable communities, environmental protection, and continuing economic growth depend on welcoming more people per acre to our communities. On the other side stand developers and neighbors who plead that everything we cherish about our communities is about to vanish in the wake of hulking mega-projects. Declining malls offer prime…
  • Tiny House Living: How Two Families Made It Work—Teenagers, Sleepovers, Alone Time, and All

    Liz Pleasant
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The Kasls, of Minnesota, simplified family life by going tiny. Photo by Nichole Freiberger. Andrew and Gabriella Morrison live in Oregon and have two teenage kids, 18-year-old Paiute and 14-year-old Terra. They made the decision to downsize their home four years ago. They now live in a 207-square-foot house with an additional 110 square feet of sleeping lofts. Although their son, Paiute, no longer lives at home, Terra lives in the tiny house full time with her parents. The Morrisons both work in straw bale construction, and run the website Strawbale.com. Tiny house living probably isn’t…
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter

    Jeremy McCarthy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    How the Internet is Making us Stronger, Faster and Fitter, from The Psychology of Wellbeing The internet is making us stronger, faster and fitter. But this is not the story that we usually like to tell. The more popular version is that the internet is causing us to spend more time sitting at desks, staring at screens, and making us more sedentary than ever before. And there is some truth to this. But it doesn’t tell the whole story. To understand another side to this story, let me take you back to my youth as a scrawny, unathletic, awkward teenager in the pre-internet years (yes, I’m…
  • A Painful Start to the New Year

    Jeremy McCarthy
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    A Painful Start to the New Year, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Me and my Madame Pearl’s cough syrup I wanted to hit the ground running in 2015.  Instead, I feel like I just hit the ground.  I spent the first ten days of the year laid out flat on my back with a fever and a hacking cough. It is not like me to do literally nothing for a week. Even if I am sick, I will usually muddle through. I rarely go to a doctor. I avoid antibiotics. My typical “get-well strategy” could be called “business-as-usual.”  I might cut back on my activity levels, but I’m not very good at…
  • How to be a Good Listener

    Jeremy McCarthy
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:53 pm
    How to be a Good Listener, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo by quinn.anya I’ve never been that good of a listener.  I have the typical (some might insert “male” here) habit of wanting to dive in and fix things without necessarily making sure that I have fully heard the other person. So I was particularly interested when I had a chance to hear Kate Muir, a researcher from the University of the West of England, speak about her research on listening. Muir had people share stories of pleasant and unpleasant events that happened to them either without with an unresponsive listener, or…
  • The Problem with Positive Psychology

    Jeremy McCarthy
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The Problem with Positive Psychology, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Courtesy of paulcoxphotography Positive Psychology has a problem. This is difficult for me to say, as I am an enthusiastic proponent of positive psychology. I study the science. I apply it both personally and professionally. I write about it in my books, articles and blogs. And I teach it in my courses. But I have to admit, the field has a big problem. The problem is not, by the way, as many of the critics of positive psychology would suggest, that the science is too biased towards the positive. At least not in the way…
  • Life is not a Marathon

    Jeremy McCarthy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Life is not a Marathon, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Robert Jinks Tony Schwartz is an expert on human performance who has set himself apart from other productivity experts with his unique approach on “energy management.”  For Schwartz, who is the founder of “The Energy Project,” productivity and performance are determined by how well we use (and conserve) our energy to maximize engagement and focus in the areas where we most want to see results. In 2004, Schwartz wrote, “The Power of Full Engagement,” encouraging people to look at their professional…
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  • 75 of the Best, Most Inspiring Quotes on Hopes + (Following your) Dreams

    Tia
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon India is here to support that. Choices by Revlon is a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Hopes & Dreams and believes that each woman should dream at whatever scale she desires, then pursue to accomplish them. Hello Darling! It’s always so fun to kick off a brand new year, isn’t it? Fresh start. Clean slate. A do-over if you will. A chance to get back on track with your goals and dreams. Let go of some old ones. Create new ones. While…
  • 75 of The Best, Most Inspiring, and Kickass Quotes on (Positive Mental) Attitude!

    Tia
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Hi Gorgeous! Pic credit: Ziglar.com I’ll admit it. I had a pretty pathetic/ineffective attitude for most of 2014. It wasn’t that it was a bad year. Not at all! Amongst the major things that happened, I.. finished an epic Leadership course (that I got a scholarship for in the most magical of ways). got engaged & married the sweetest, most adorable man after dating for 3 months (post a 5 year dating drought). woke up every morning all tangled up in various cuddle positions with my man (best.feeling.ever). travelled to Paris, Madrid, Barcelona for a whirlwind and special 10…
  • G’bye 2014, Hello 2015! This is Not a Year End Review.

    Tia
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    On December 30th, 2014, I sent out my Tuesday Sparkle Bomb email as usual. This being the last one of the year, I thought about whether I wanted to do a year end review. The answer was No. Even though it was a huge year for me. (I got a scholarship + did a Leadership course in Spain + got married). I tried to choose a word/theme of the year (they work really well + I stopped doing resolutions years ago) but nothing came. So I emailed thousands of people on the Sparkle Bomb list and said that I wasn’t going to do any such year end stuff. I would simply be grateful for 2014 and…
  • Choices by Revlon: The Dream That Came True Unconventionally

    Tia
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:09 am
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Hopes & Dreams and believes that each woman should dream at whatever scale she desires, then pursue to accomplish them.   Not a Gypsy but captures the feeling! Circa 1989. She was driving a white open top Gypsy. The “cool” car of the moment in India. Beautiful scenic road, deserted for miles.  The latest music blasting on the stereo.
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – What is the Relationship between Beauty and Empowerment?

    Tia
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Log on to the Choices by Revlon app and startmaking a choicetoday. On a twitter chat for Revlon last week, I was asked a pertinent question – does being empowered mean looking beautiful or does beauty come from within? I…
 
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  • How to Manifest a Pregnancy

    Good Vibe Coach
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Nathalie Thompson offers her personal experience in this guest post for conscious creators asking how to use the law of attraction to get pregnant: When my now ex-husband and I decided we wanted to start a family, I remember thinking how easy it would be. I would just stop taking my contraceptives and I would get pregnant, and all would be in order. Because, really, according to all our high school health teachers, the very instant you even think about not using proper protection, you’re going to get knocked up, right? At least, that was the way it was supposed to happen. I remember…
  • The Shift that Makes the Difference

    Good Vibe Coach
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Russ spends a lot of time and money on gadgets to improve his golf game. Last weekend he played with a sensor clipped to the club head that records the trajectory of his swing. (It was kind of cool to see it mapped out graphically.) This weekend he watched an online video revealing the “secret swing” that promises to increase his yardage. He looks like a goofball in the new stance, but he’ll try anything to improve his score. After nine years of watching him swap out clubs, change grips, try new balls – it seems like he’s literally tried everything. Except the…
  • Are Seahawks Using LOA Magic?

    Good Vibe Coach
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    If you saw the Seahawks pull that astonishing win out of their hat late in Sunday’s game, you might have wondered like I did if they were using LOA magic to make it happen. Packers coach Mike McCarthy called it “unbelievable” and the NFL announcer said, “it’s as improbable a win as I’ve ever witnessed.” Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is known for his unique team management philosophy, including engaging the services of a sports psychologist to teach players “a broad range of visualization and mental-imaging techniques.” From an…
  • Activate: Ideal Partner

    Good Vibe Coach
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    This addition to the vibration activation series is designed to help manifest an ideal partner or spouse. It is by request and was fulfilled by the Good Vibe community, who contributed collectively to create this script. (Thanks, everyone – especially Jacqui S!) Use it when you’d like to attract a perfect partner or get back to good with an existing one. We know this works because ‘as we think, so shall it be.’ Speaking it like it’s a done deal cues Universe to make it so. One read through should be good for a 17 second vibe activation, and that’s all it…
  • What Your Moon Wants You to Know

    Good Vibe Coach
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Hey, here’s something you might want to know about … Last year hundreds of LOA savvy creators joined Kim and I for a variety of our Astro-LOA courses. That’s where we learn how to use our personal astrology to align to abundance, business success, and whatever else we desire. We had a blast and this year we have several new courses planned. (Starting with Purpose, Path & Power later this month.) But here’s what I wanted to tell you … Instead of charging a couple hundred dollars for each of those courses like we did last year – in 2015 we’re…
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    BAKER THE BRAND DOT COM - Baker Jacinto's Inspiring Blog

  • How To Deal With Being Incredible

    Baker
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
      “The world is divided in two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.” -Oscar Wilde Being incredible. It is something that most people want to experience and be. Is being incredible in life hard? Yes for some it is. Why is it that most people can want to be [...]
  • Living From Inspiration

    Baker
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
      Choosing To Live From Inspiration    Are you choosing to live from inspiration? It is estimated most people living today lead quiet lives of misery and pain. Yet, in the midst of it all there is hope. That hope comes in the form of choosing to live not from the old story of misery [...]
  • Giving Service To Humanity

    Baker
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
      As you begin to look at your life. Have you served ? I think that will be a big thing you want to consider as you move along in your journey. To be of authentic service to humanity is where you can live a life of so much financial riches, happiness, joy, and peace [...]
  • Success Is What You Do For Others

    Baker
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
      As you know by now there is success in life that you can achieve. Then, there is a greater success that is beyond success. This means that you are thinking in terms of how to give service to others. When you focus on what you can do for others. You can approach life in [...]
  • How To Be of Greater Service To Humanity

    Baker
    28 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
                                                                                 Spanish Fan Page For Best Selling Book Indigo Child Survival Guide.   Being of service to humanity [...]
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    Working with ACT

  • How Mindfulness And Compassion Could Help You Do What Really Matters

    Rachel Collis
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:41 pm
    The end of one year and the beginning of another is often an opportunity to torment ourselves with difficult questions: Did I give enough energy to the things that really matter to me? Did I give too much energy to things that aren’t important in the long term? Did I live my values? (To get a visual picture of this, you might fill out Tobias Lundgren’s Values Bulls Eye.) When you review the previous year, it is likely that you have done well in some areas of your life and have some regrets about others. We often don’t devote as much time and energy as we would like, to what really…
  • 2014 in review

    Rob Archer
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.
  • Maybe we should ask our staff to read Harry Potter?

    Paul Atkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    What if reading novels helped us to learn the perspective taking skills that we need to empathise with others? Maybe our staff development programs should include a book club. My kind of workplace!   Recently Vezzali et al. (2014) showed that the more Harry Potter books that undergraduates had read, the more positive were their attitudes towards refugees and other stigmatised groups. Interestingly, the strength of this effect was moderated by the extent to which participants identified with Harry or with Voldemort. Those who identified with Harry were more likely to take…
  • Helping Alpha Executives to Drop The Corporate Armour

    Rachel Collis
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    According to Ludeman and Erlandson (2004). ‘Alpha’ executives make up 70% of senior executives. They are confident and intelligent, competitive and impatient. They like to be in charge. ‘Alpha’ executives don’t tend to listen well to others. They engage in dominance behaviours, (Schmid Mast and Hall 2009) such as: Taking charge of the conversation Interrupting others Talking down to people Expressing strong opinions Tending to steamroll others into doing what they want (Schmid Mast and Hall 2003) And unfortunately these behaviours seem to worsen as they get more power. Senior…
  • 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…
 
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    Michelle Mcquaid

  • Longing For A Strengths-Fuelled Future?

    mmq
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
      If you were given the opportunity to create your dream job, do you know what it would look like?  What would you be doing each day that build on your strengths?  Who would you be working with?  Why would you feel proud when you went home each night? When people come to me for coaching they’re able to easily list off all the things they’re not really enjoying about their work, but when I ask them what the job they’re longing for looks like I mostly see blank faces.  And when they start to actually think about where they’re headed, it’s usually focused…
  • Is Your Search For Happiness Holding You Back?

    mmq
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    Are you hoping for a happier life?  I’ve spent a lot of my life searching for happiness.   I’ve travelled the world, spent a small fortune buying books and attending courses and been fortunate to sit with some of the world’s leading scientists to try and understand what would make my life happier. The good news is, what I discovered – particularly from the growing body of research in positive psychology – absolutely worked. My relationships improved.  I truly came to enjoy my work.  My health was never better.  And although I’d still have blue moments, overall I felt…
  • 5 Ways To Thrive During The Holidays

    mmq
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:50 am
    Yes it’s that time of year again, the season to be jolly.  So why might you be starting to feel a creeping sense of anxiety and even a little bit of dread? The truth is this time of year often finds most of us scrambling around trying to get everything done.  Buying presents, wrapping up our work and making travel arrangements.  By the time the holidays finally arrive, we’re usually so tired that in our rush to relax we forgo all the small habits that make it possible to flourish during the year.  Then before we know it the holidays are almost over and we’re starting to wonder just…
  • Want To Feel More Engaged At Work?

    mmq
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Do you walk through your office doors each morning with a bounce in your step and a sense of anticipation about the day ahead? Or do you drag your feet and feel weighed down by that feeling of dread that’s tugging at your heart? While the numbers vary on just how engaged people really are at work – anything from 13 percent to 60 percent globally – there’s no doubt most of us would like to feel a little more inspired, confident, enthusiastic and empowered at work. After all feeling engaged at work isn’t just a way for organizations to squeeze more productivity from us, it’s also…
  • Are You Making Your Wellbeing Harder Than It Needs To Be?

    mmq
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    What are you willing to try when it comes to improving your wellbeing?  Would you eat dirt to eliminate bad bacteria?  Garden under the moonlight to beat depression?  Plunge into icy water to improve your immune system? Is it just me or does it seem like each day there is another weird and wonderful way being recommended to improve our wellbeing? Don’t get me wrong I’m open to trying the odd “woo-woo” idea in the name of better health, but I was recently reminded by a wonderful group I’m coaching that the very best place to start when it comes to flourishing is by getting the…
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    The Vibrant Writer

  • The Great Indian Litterbug – Monkey See Monkey Do

    yamini
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Last month I went on a weekend outing with a bunch of friends. We were a mix of all sorts married, single, newly married, about to get married and a couple with a kid. Stuffed in 3 cars we drove from Mumbai to Panchgani and most of the group was cranky because of the long… Read More
  • Amla Goodness – Spoonful a Day (Dabur Chyawanprash).

    yamini
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    Everyday millions of Indians all over the world have a spoonful of goodness. They incorporate immunity and health in their life daily with a spoonful of Chyawanprash. Chyawanprash is loaded with nutrition of Amla and other Ayurvedic ingredients like Ashwagandha, Guduchi. In my post Amla or Indian Gooseberry: Every day Visit to the Fountain of… Read More
  • 20 Best Time Management Tips from Brain Tracy – Part 3

    yamini
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    In the last two parts (20 Best Time Management Tips from Brain Tracy Part 1 & Part 2) we saw 10 tips that can turn around our life by improving our time management skills. In this post we are going to see some few methods that can help us become more productive and get a… Read More
  • 20 Best Time Management Tips from Brain Tracy – Part 2

    yamini
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:41 pm
    In the last post we discussed 5 tips for Time Management from Brain Tracy. For those who really want to master the art Mr. Tracy has given some more tips. Some or all these ideas can help us improve our productivity. 6. Deadlines and Rewards: Mr. Tracy instructs us to maintain deadlines. It is my… Read More
  • 20 Best Time Management Tips from Brain Tracy – Part 1

    yamini
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Everyone tries to plan their whole year in the first week of the year. I don’t need to tell you about the importance of Time management. Though we all know the importance we still find ourselves struggling to maintain our organizer and catch up with the planner. Brain Tracy is the well known for his… Read More
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    Happyologist

  • From Purpose to Passion [video]

    Susanna Halonen
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Have you ever felt like you’ve wanted more purpose in your life? Have you wished your job had more purpose? Or are your just feeling a bit flat and looking for more passion? If you answered yes to any of those questions – or are simply curious about the answers – my latest TEDx talk will help you out. In November I was invited to speak at TEDxSquareMile about the Power of Purpose. I thought it was a perfect match with my obsession with passion – especially as one of the keys to unlock your passion is having purpose! (If you’re curious about these keys have a…
  • Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and How to Succeed)

    Susanna Halonen
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    It’s the start of the year and you’re excited about the year ahead. New Year, New You. New New Year’s resolutions. You’re already starting to doubt whether you’re going to get through  January with them. And there’s still 11 months to go after that. I think the real question you have to ask yourself is if these New Year’s Resolutions are right for you – and why you even set them in the first place. These types of resolutions often fail for there reasons: They are unrealistic to achieve as you haven’t ‘practiced’ for them…
  • Simple Guide to a Happy Christmas

    Susanna Halonen
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    As Christmas is less than a handful of sleeps away, everyone is getting ready for the celebrations with their loved ones. Including me! I’m at my parents helping my mom make the final preparations for the day, from groceries to cooking to wrapping the last presents up. My out-of-office is on and I’m in full holiday mode already. The Christmas mood is all around me and I can’t wait for the rest of the family to join tonight and tomorrow. With this final blog post of the year, I want to not only wish you a Very Happy Christmas but also give you some final tips to make sure you…
  • 13 Unique Ideas on How to Feel Happier

    Susanna Halonen
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    Are you tired of hearing that you’ve got to exercise, eat healthy and sleep plenty to be happy? Are you already doing those things and are looking for an extra happiness boost? Maybe you’re just looking for another excuse to have some fun in the bedroom? Whatever your reasoning, I get it. Sometimes it’s nice to play with some new ideas to get your happy hormones on fire. In fact, just thinking about testing new ways on how to feel happier will start the positive vibes! Here are some ideas you can play with over Christmas and in the New Year – and why not get your loved…
  • Meditate Your Way to a Happy, Successful You [video]

    Susanna Halonen
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Meditation has been coming up in the media a lot in the recent years as more and more research has made a strong case for its amazing benefits on our bodies, minds and lives. Personally I’ve struggled to get on board the meditation wagon myself… until now! I totally understand how frustrating it is to hear people say “You should try to meditate”, “You should try this mindfulness trick”, or “Just learn to calm your mind and you’ll be fine” if you’re not ready to take the leap. I used to want to run away screaming from these people…
 
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    Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. I Author And International Speaker

  • Why You Need To Leave Your Negative Friends Behind

    Isaiah Hankel
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    “Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re for you. Just because they say they got got your back, doesn’t mean they won’t stab you in it. People pretend well. Jealousy sometimes doesn’t live far. So know your circle. At the end of the day real situations expose fake people so pay attention.” Trent Shelton (Former NFL Wide Receiver) “Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.” Marilyn Monroe (Actress, The Seven Year Itch)…
  • 5 Ways Happy People Ruthlessly Simplify Their Lives

    Isaiah Hankel
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    “That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” Steve Jobs (Co-Founder, Apple Inc.) “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” Lin Yutang (Author, The Importance Of Living) “In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is…
  • 7 Signs You’re Slowly Turning Into A Coward (Is #5 Too Harsh?)

    Isaiah Hankel
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    “It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.” Herodotus (Ancient Greek Historian and Author) “A third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they’ve got to make that choice.” Tom Hanks (Actor, Captain Phillips) “Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.” George Bernard Shaw (Noble Prize Winner, Literature)   Most people don’t…
  • 10 Toxic People To Say “No” To

    Isaiah Hankel
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” Steve Jobs (Co-Founder, Apple Inc.) “Harvey : What are your choices when someone puts a gun to your head? Mike: What are you talking about? You do what they say or they shoot you. Harvey: Wrong. You take the gun, or you pull out a bigger…
  • 10 Christmas Movies With A Secret Business Lesson

    Isaiah Hankel
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    “Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight…I want to look him straight in the eye and tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless…bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey sh– he is!”  Clark Griswold (Played by Chevy Chase; Christmas Vacation) “NOW it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a…
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    Life Coach Code

  • Superhuman Academy Episode 2: The Rules of The Game

    Dejan Davchevski
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    “We must warn the realms!” One of the Nahakals says. “And what good will that make?” “What action should we take? We never faced a situation like this before..” Another one wonders. “It is wise to... The post Superhuman Academy Episode 2: The Rules of The Game appeared first on Life Coach Code. Superhuman Academy Episode 2: The Rules of The Game was first posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:47 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…
  • How do Human Beings Win by Being Human ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Let’s put all the cards on the table. We are all born as human beings. All of us! Red, Black, White, Yellow, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jew, Atheist, Scientist, Blue Collar Workers, White Collar Workers, Politicians, Terrorists,... The post How do Human Beings Win by Being Human ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. How do Human Beings Win by Being Human ? was first posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright…
  • Superhuman Academy Episode 1: The Moth and The Butterfly Part 2

    Dejan Davchevski
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Not very distant from the Greenlands, there is a place in the tall mountains. A place covered with blue crystals. The blue crystals are spread across these mountains and this place is the nexus from where... The post Superhuman Academy Episode 1: The Moth and The Butterfly Part 2 appeared first on Life Coach Code. Superhuman Academy Episode 1: The Moth and The Butterfly Part 2 was first posted on January 18, 2015 at 4:26 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…
  • Superhuman Academy Episode 1: The Moth and The Butterfly Part 1

    Dejan Davchevski
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    “Destiny. It’s always one step ahead. It’s always above everything else. You may think you’ve tricked it.. you may be stubborn enough to live your whole life running away from your purpose, but in the end... The post Superhuman Academy Episode 1: The Moth and The Butterfly Part 1 appeared first on Life Coach Code. Superhuman Academy Episode 1: The Moth and The Butterfly Part 1 was first posted on January 18, 2015 at 4:26 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…
  • Superhuman Academy The First Season: AWAKENING

    Dejan Davchevski
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:50 am
    Strange. Strange indeed. Is it not? I am speaking to you here yet you think I am only words. Words made up of 1s and 0s commanding your computer to radiate such frequency of light. I... The post Superhuman Academy The First Season: AWAKENING appeared first on Life Coach Code. Superhuman Academy The First Season: AWAKENING was first posted on January 7, 2015 at 12:50 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…
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    Aura Of Thoughts...place U grow up

  • Evolve in Solitude

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    Near a lakeOn calm dark nightPondered deepMoments passed My isolation helped to Explore the realWhat I heldForever with meGrasps stronglyOrganizeAmicable solitudeHouse of emotionsSourceSolitudeCraft unrefined thoughtsDemolishMy EgoLend a hand to encourageEvade through darknessThe time spentIs not frivolousBut preciousBrighten upA journey that builds a root With my solitudeSharing with Indispire#49,  3WWW#411, YeahWrite#198, BJShadorma & Beyond@Meenal
  • The Majestic Blue

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    “Why you lay abandoned here”, questioned sea to the dull boat. Abandoned Gloomy Boat-Source“I am parked here as I can’t face voracious waves”, clarified boat.“So will you stay here forever” quizzed sea; to which gloomy boat responded, “What else I can do?”Do you wish to know “What is it that I really want to say?” sea asked and then proceeded after boat’s nod, “You need to be adaptable with situations, be brave and undergo changes if required; there shall be wear and tear in such cases, but surely you will learn and earn through this”.Boat sailed away from…
  • Calling Home

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:27 am
    “Our world crumbled into pieces Jane”, Rodger stammered.Jane stood stunned only her eyes questioned him.“I was trekking, got news after descending”, Rodger justified.Jane hugged him tightly, cried and aforesaid, “I thought you would never be back as our parents”.
  • #Laundry ≠ #Women

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    Ria and Vivek, recently married and started their new phase of life. They had big mission of setting up their home, arranging things as they had to head back to their respective jobs soon as they had taken a lot of vacations for marriage rituals and for long planned holiday trip.Ria and Vivek two love birdsLove Birds : Vivek n Riastarted their journey undeterred.Bounded with an invisible stringsembracing every challenge that clings.With love they crept in their abodeto set off their life with a loving note.Surely it was time to assemble lot of thingsarranging all to make life swing.Ria and…
  • Is Smile Immortal?

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    I go where my feet take me along to explore the life and myself.Expecting the tough being genuine in search I portray myself SourceOthers Offeringdistract me frequently but My heart keep pacing Being modest thoughI question even mysmileIs that immortal ? Is there Life past deathbut my present asks me to act before I dieThis is a haibun(prose + haiku/tanka), I have chosen Haiku to club with prose.Sharing with 3WWW#410- Distracted, Genuine, Modest, Two Shoes in Texas#113 – Expect or Expire, Five Sentence Fiction – Offering, Indispre#48– Life after…
 
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • How To Change The World

    Walter Jacobson
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    Be a role model of right action. Lead by example. Tell the truth. Have integrity. Behave impeccably. Do the right thing. The post How To Change The World appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Pay Attention. Situational Awareness Can Save Your Life

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Sometimes walking across the street can be hazardous to your health. If you’re not paying attention, in a split second you can become the victim of a stranger in a car who is oblivious to what is going on around him while he is behind the wheel of a killing machine. The post Pay Attention. Situational Awareness Can Save Your Life appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Do Our Thoughts Create Reality?

    Walter Jacobson
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Our thoughts do, indeed, create our reality. This is why it is critical that we be vigilant over our conscious thoughts and that we bring our unconscious thoughts to consciousness. The post Do Our Thoughts Create Reality? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Think For Yourself. Stop Believing In Things That Aren’t True

    Walter Jacobson
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    It is not enough for us to believe what our “reliable sources” tell us. Best we check the facts for ourselves. Best we think for ourselves. Best we keep an open mind, challenge authority, and avoid spreading propaganda and lies. The post Think For Yourself. Stop Believing In Things That Aren’t True appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Keep Your Commitments.

    Walter Jacobson
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    If you said you would, then you should. In general, this will serve you well. The post Keep Your Commitments. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    positivepsychologyprogram.com

  • Gratitude Exercise: The Can of White Heinz Beans

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    In this article, I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favourite gratitude exercises called ‘The Can of White Heinz Beans‘.Now this may seem a little bit odd at first, but that doesn’t stop me from performing the following exercise once a week.On to the gratitude exercise…For this exercise you’re going to need:a can of white beansa can openera spoonYou buy a can of white beans – or any other beans for that matter – and you eat it for dinner without eating anything else that night. Just the beans.Now I always go with Heinz’ white…
  • 5 Misunderstandings about Positive Psychology that Make Me want to Scream

    Kristen Truempy
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    This article might surprise you with its grumpiness. Forgive me, but even positive psychologists are only human, so we are not immune to feelings of serious pissed-offness. If you are feeling mischievous and want to annoy a positive psychologist ask these 5 questions:Isn’t happiness shallow?Isn’t it bad to be happy all the time?Is there a negative psychology?Smile or Die?Isn’t happiness selfish?Isn’t happiness shallow?People who accuse positive psychology as being shallow are under the impression that all we do is to investigate pleasure. First of all, if there are…
  • Certificate of Whole Person Positive Psychology at the Institute of Positive Education

    Editorial staff
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    Wholebeing Institute is bringing the Certificate in Positive Psychology to Geelong Grammar School’s Institute of Positive Education. The 12-month certificate course (also offered at Kripalu Center in the United States) is taught by leading Positive Psychology expert Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar along with faculty members Dr. Maria Sirois, VP of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute and Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute.The course offers an in-depth exploration of the science and application of positive psychology both personally and professionally. Students are able to apply the tools,…
  • Why Self-Awareness Matters and How You Can be More Self-Aware

    Jessie Zhu
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    From the ancient Greek Aphorism “know thyself” to the western psychology, the topic of self-awareness has always been an intriguing subject of inquiry of philosophers and psychologists for the last century.So what is self-awareness?The psychological study of self-awareness can be first traced back to 1972 when Psychologists Shelley Duval and Robert Wicklund’s developed the theory of self-awareness. They proposed that “when we focus our attention on ourselves, we evaluate and compare our current behavior to our internal standards and values. We become self-conscious as objective…
  • Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing at Langley Group

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    ‘Would you like to gain a robust, nationally recognised qualification in positive psychology?’As the science of human flourishing has entered the mainstream, wellbeing is increasingly seen as vital.Organisations are realising the value of happiness and wellbeing to exceptional workp1lace performance.Educators are successfully applying strategies to building strengths, creativity, critical thinking skills and resilience in students.Governments are measuring and promoting wellbeing within economic policy.Individuals and families are striving to live more satisfying, engaged and…
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    Happiness India Project

  • The Pains of Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Pain is a sensation of hurt. It is experienced in degrees, and tolerated in thresholds. Pain hurts, causes anguish, brings tears. There are pains that you grow fond of, and pains that you never recover from. But there is one thing you have always known about pain: Your pain is fully understood by only… you. Pain is an exact individual experience. The same goes with happiness! Only you can perceive your happiness in entirety. The overall happiness levels of a society is a useless parameter to its finest…
  • 10 Best Happiness Articles of 2014

    Sandip Roy
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Here is a collection of the best articles on Happiness that came out in 2014. While almost all of these are rooted in the science of Psychology, one comes from the Philosophy. This is a nearly homogeneous collection of reads that will enrich you, humor you, and get you to re-think your ideas on happiness. The Best Happiness Articles Of 2014 1. Why Is Happiness Healthy? A CNN article exploring happiness within the domain of science, strictly for beginners. This is a Q&A format article by Elizabeth Landau,…
  • Placebo: An Empty Pill of Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Is your mind capable of healing your body? Are plain sugar pills as effective as prescription drugs? Placebos have been shown to be 75% as effective as antidepressants. Then is Happiness a Placebo? It may come as a surprise to you that brain images reveal that placebo-treated patients have the same changes in their brains as in those treated with prescription drugs! So then, is it time to revise the whole story of the placebos – that these pills are, in fact, NOT fake, fictional, imagined, or sham?
  • How to Achieve Happiness: Just Flow!

    Sandip Roy
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! How can you calm your mind to reach a Zone of Happiness? This is the secret of musicians, artists, and painters who stay blissfully happy for days and months in their work. You can learn their method of creating a calm mind that stays intensely immersed in a state of authentic happiness called Flow or Zone. ‘Flow’ – The Ebb of A Memory I have a distant memory of, perhaps from the winter of 2007-2008, a small pixelated picture that I cut out from a local newspaper and stuck to my clinic board…
  • A Brand Called Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Why will happiness matter as a brand in this decade? How the market growth in the coming years is going to be rooted in Happiness? In fact, Happiness is increasingly being seen as the KPI (Key Performance Indicator) by CEO’s and managers. Any thing that gets made, gets a bit of happiness attached to it before going public. A Brand Called Happiness Happiness is risking its way to getting clichéd, almost. That is, ‘Happiness’ – the marketing jargon. That is, ‘Happiness’ – The…
 
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  • Why Love?

    Mary Anne Horsman
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Why not? It’s a mystery to be solved. Why would any of us, and collectively, all of us together, choose a future filled with anything but Love, joy, peace and happiness? Isn’t it in our power to decide what we want and focus all our thought and energy on exactly that? It is. So what’s holding us back? Why Love Gets Lost The current state of affairs is the result of all that has come to pass so far. And we’ve gotten so caught up in that past, we’ve forgotten that we can choose any future we wish. Indeed, there has been tremendous Love throughout…
  • Love says, “Trust Yourself”

    Mary Anne Horsman
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Mary Anne Horsman We make hundreds if not thousands of decisions each day. And we all do the best we can. We make our decisions by going through a thought process that has largely become habit. If we do not consciously make the effort to change the way we think, we will continue to do the same things we have done before. Because of this, we will keep getting similar results. If you aren’t happy with the results you are getting, start by changing their cause: your thought process. Moving forward in our lives means making new, and sometimes, big decisions. These are the times when Love is…
  • Keep Your Love Alive

    Mary Anne Horsman
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman When you fall in Love (With your partner, with your child, or even with a new kindred spirit friend) it’s easy to think that this amazing feeling will just last and last. In truth, any long-term relationship requires consistent dedication to keeping the Love alive. Here are some great ways to add value to your relationship and keep things fresh and interesting. Even after you’re married, keep dating! Talk, talk and talk some more. It’s always incredible to learn something new about your spouse after years of conversation. You want to have daily discussions…
  • Love to the Rescue

    Mary Anne Horsman
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman Today started out on the challenging tip. I went to write The Love Post this morning, only to have the internet moving slower than molasses. This was quite frustrating, of course. Then my stress levels went up quite a bit because a small detail revealed a big challenge that I must face. Love in the Real World I Love my husband ~ I Love him beyond words ~ And, as you know, I’m a woman of words. That’s how much I Love him. I also depend on him. And today taught me that I depend on him too much sometimes. You see, we had a birthday party to attend this afternoon in…
  • Love says, “Make It So.”

    Mary Anne Horsman
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Just like Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, we command the vessel our minds. When he decided upon a course of action, he would boldly (and predictably!) proclaim, “Make it so.” Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart In our own lives, we get to choose what we do with our thoughts and with our time. With conscious effort and focus, we can imagine and then create our human experience. Believe, Act & Expect Here is what you must do: Believe that what you imagine will become your reality. Spend time daily…
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  • Gratitude Exercise: The Can of White Heinz Beans

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    In this article, I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favourite gratitude exercises called ‘The Can of White Heinz Beans‘.Now this may seem a little bit odd at first, but that doesn’t stop me from performing the following exercise once a week.On to the gratitude exercise…For this exercise you’re going to need:a can of white beansa can openera spoonYou buy a can of white beans – or any other beans for that matter – and you eat it for dinner without eating anything else that night. Just the beans.Now I always go with Heinz’ white…
  • 5 Misunderstandings about Positive Psychology that Make Me want to Scream

    Kristen Truempy
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    This article might surprise you with its grumpiness. Forgive me, but even positive psychologists are only human, so we are not immune to feelings of serious pissed-offness. If you are feeling mischievous and want to annoy a positive psychologist ask these 5 questions:Isn’t happiness shallow?Isn’t it bad to be happy all the time?Is there a negative psychology?Smile or Die?Isn’t happiness selfish?Isn’t happiness shallow?People who accuse positive psychology as being shallow are under the impression that all we do is to investigate pleasure. First of all, if there are…
  • Certificate of Whole Person Positive Psychology at the Institute of Positive Education

    Editorial staff
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    Wholebeing Institute is bringing the Certificate in Positive Psychology to Geelong Grammar School’s Institute of Positive Education. The 12-month certificate course (also offered at Kripalu Center in the United States) is taught by leading Positive Psychology expert Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar along with faculty members Dr. Maria Sirois, VP of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute and Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute.The course offers an in-depth exploration of the science and application of positive psychology both personally and professionally. Students are able to apply the tools,…
  • Why Self-Awareness Matters and How You Can be More Self-Aware

    Jessie Zhu
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    From the ancient Greek Aphorism “know thyself” to the western psychology, the topic of self-awareness has always been an intriguing subject of inquiry of philosophers and psychologists for the last century.So what is self-awareness?The psychological study of self-awareness can be first traced back to 1972 when Psychologists Shelley Duval and Robert Wicklund’s developed the theory of self-awareness. They proposed that “when we focus our attention on ourselves, we evaluate and compare our current behavior to our internal standards and values. We become self-conscious as objective…
  • Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing at Langley Group

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    ‘Would you like to gain a robust, nationally recognised qualification in positive psychology?’As the science of human flourishing has entered the mainstream, wellbeing is increasingly seen as vital.Organisations are realising the value of happiness and wellbeing to exceptional workp1lace performance.Educators are successfully applying strategies to building strengths, creativity, critical thinking skills and resilience in students.Governments are measuring and promoting wellbeing within economic policy.Individuals and families are striving to live more satisfying, engaged and…
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  • Doing What Needs to Be Done

    Stacy Menzies
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:27 am
    This week, I’m spending a day cold calling on retailers.  It’s an important part of running a successful business and one we are using to help move Happy Fix forward and get our message to “Celebrate What’s Great” to a wider audience. Cold calling is not easy and can be scary for some people, but being scared and getting out of your comfort zone can yield great rewards.  We all have things that scare us which sometimes become obstacles.  Part of the joy in life comes from overcoming those fears and doing the things that we don’t think we can do.  Here are some of the things I…
  • Hope is A Happy Fix

    Stacy Menzies
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    One of the things I love most about being Chief Happbassador at Happy Fix is making connections with people who take tough situations and work hard to make the best out of them. Today I met with people from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   St. Jude’s has always been near to my heart.  It may have started when I was a kid and my grandmother had a statue of St. Jude in her backyard.   He is the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes.  In the Roman Catholic Church, he is who you pray to when all hope feels lost.  St. Jude has been my Patron Saint since I was a teenager.   St. Jude…
  • Traditions -- Sustaining or Stifling?

    Stacy Menzies
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Happy New Year from Happy Fix! This time of year a lot of people (me included) take a breath at the culmination of weeks -- even months -- of holiday planning and execution. There’s always a lot going on with friends and especially family, with plenty of celebration as well as challenges. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had time to do a lot of reflection and experience growth.  Some of it was hard but in the end, it is what I needed to be able to move out of my comfort zone and into my potential.  One of the things I had to face head on is the fact that both of my boys are not…
  • Maria Von Trapp: The First Global Happbassador

    Stacy Menzies
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    I’m not sure how The Sound of Music became so closely associated with Christmas.  Yes, part of it takes place in winter but beyond that, I’m not sure what the tie-in is.  What I do know is that it is Christmas time and I periodically hear “These are a Few of my Favorite Things” on the “All Christmas Music, All the Time” radio station that my car radio is permanently tuned to from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Day.  Why is this considered a Christmas song?  I’ve never received “Brown paper packages tied up with string,” for Christmas or any other holiday for…
  • Giving Thanks Every Day

    Stacy Menzies
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I think any day that is devoted to celebrating what is great in our lives and giving thanks for it is a solid holiday.  Expressing gratitude is an exercise that I perform daily. It centers me and emphasizes what is great in my life. I do it in a number of ways: 1. I write daily in a Gratitude Journal.  It’s a notebook that I carry around in my pocketbook.  In the morning, I sit in a comfy chair and reflect on what happened the day before.  I write down five things I’m grateful for and why.  This serves as a daily reminder to keep a…
 
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  • Lazy Productivity

    Transcend Your Limits
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Today has been a bit odd. Usually, specially lately I’ve been getting up out of bed at about ten to 6 in the morning, and working solidly all day on my businesses only stopping really to eat, workout or go for a quick walk.. But today was different. Today I… Read More.. The post Lazy Productivity appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • Reflecting On Last Year (2014)

    Transcend Your Limits
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Every year, (This is the first one), I’m going to do a sort of ‘look back’ on the last year. What went well, and what I’ll try and do differently this year. It’s a way of helping me focus and keeping me accountable. So if you have your own business,… Read More.. The post Reflecting On Last Year (2014) appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • Why Would You Want To Meditate?

    Transcend Your Limits
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    Imagine that your mind is like a pool of water. If it’s choppy and the water is moving all the time, you could say that the pool is a restless chaotic place. If instead, you take time every now and then to shelter the pool, it becomes calm and still.… Read More.. The post Why Would You Want To Meditate? appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • Change Is Good – And Here’s Why

    Transcend Your Limits
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    The topic today is change, and although I’ve done a post about this before, I really want to explain this in much more detail. Some people I know are quite shocked or even a bit confused how I can remain so calm and even excited when things seem to be… Read More.. The post Change Is Good – And Here’s Why appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • The Best Way To Make New Years Resolutions

    Transcend Your Limits
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    I know you’re busy, but today is NEW YEARS EVE! At some point you’ll probably decide on ‘new years resolutions’ that you think you’ll stick to but unless you read all of this post, you probably won’t. Take the time to read this and really understand it, you’ll thank yourself… Read More.. The post The Best Way To Make New Years Resolutions appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
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  • How to Meet New Friends

    Polly Campbell
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with three people I adore. We had great conversation. Great laughs. And great views of the sun on the countryside. For about seven hours. That’s a lot of time. But instead of feeling arduous or draining, the time flew by. At the end of all that time together, I felt refreshed. I felt restored. I just plain felt better. Such is the power of friendship. Plenty of research proves that social support can ward of depression and increase optimism and resilience – all good for our overall well-being. But the healthy and supportive relationships also help us…
  • Three Ways to Stay Well During Cold Season

    Polly Campbell
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    I volunteered at my daughter’s elementary school a couple of days ago and in the course of two hours had six kids cough on me. Like on me. Like lean on over into their little tiny hands and somehow miss their hands and hit me. I couldn’t get enough anti-bacterial lotion that day. Seems everybody was hacking or sneezing. But sneezing and coughing doesn’t have to be synonymous with winter. There are plenty of little life hacks you can use to ward of the seasonal hacking of a cold or flu bug. Give these three a go. 1. Expect the best. Realistic optimism –  the belief things are good or…
  • Eight Things You Can Quit — Now

    Polly Campbell
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    One way we short-circuit our dreams is to by doing things that impede our success. For example, if I want to lose weight, but I’m filling the cupboard with chips and cookies (darn Girl Scouts) I’m making it harder to eat healthier. The best way to make tracks toward my goal then, isn’t to simply do more, but to stop doing the things that keep me from it. When we stop doing the things that threaten our forward motion life becomes easier, we gain a little momentum, and are more likely to persist toward what we want most and even feel better while doing it. So, instead of doing more to…
  • Simple Tips to Boost Self-Control

    Polly Campbell
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    I do not like grocery shopping. All those rows of black beans. Shelves filled with pasta and bread and soup and four varieties of Almond Milk and eggs. Geez, there are a dozen type of eggs. Eggs, people. All these choices just plumb wear me out. I am grateful, too. I get that it’s a privilege to have an abundance of choices. I marvel at the opportunity. But the sheer  volume of information coming our way from the grocery store shelves and gazillion television channels and the Internet and iPods and tablets and phones bombards with ideas and info and gossip and issues can also leave me…
  • Mindful Mealtimes Leads to Better Health

    Polly Campbell
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Mindfulness  at mealtimes is a no-brainer. Science shows us that eating mindlessly leads to weight gain, poor health decisions and lack of enjoyment.  It also leads to indigestion, a fair amount of bloating and a craving for ice cream after 8:00 p.m. –  maybe that’s just me. But mindful eating — – this practice of paying attention and noticing without judgment – slows us down, helps us to savor (and enjoy) our food, connect to our emotions, (which can curb emotional eating) and make healthier choices. We  are less likely to overeat, as well, because we tend to notice when we…
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