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  • Learned Optimism: The Cup Half Full

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    Paul Wierzbicki
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    If you’ve ever taken an intro psychology class, one thing that you’re bound to encounter is ‘the cup’. Now, this cup is unique in the fact that scholars and non scholars alike seem to wage a fierce debate over the contents of said cup. One side says that this proverbial cup is half empty, and the opposition adamantly argues that the cup is, in fact, half full. The exercise of viewing the glass within these parameters is said to tell you something about your personality. If you see the cup as half empty, you’re generally considered a pessimist. Viewing the glass as half full,…
  • Experience with a Mindfulness Course

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    Marta Velázquez
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Marta Velázquez - Author’s note: I don’t want to bring out this article without to give thanks to all these extraordinary persons who have participated with me in this experience. Thank you for sharing. Editor’s note: This article was originally published on the Spanish language PPND site. It was translated into English by the author. Thank you, Marta! We are happy to have articles coming to the English PPND site from the Spanish PPND site. I had just arrived from Amsterdam, landing at the Barajas airport of Madrid and driving to class. I arrived at break time and therefore the…
  • Here’s My Habits Manifesto. What’s Yours?

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    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: My Habits Manifesto. Writing a personal manifesto is a great exercise for clarifying your thinking — and it’s also a creative, absorbing process. I’ve written my Twelve Personal Commandments, and I also collect Secrets of Adulthood, which aren’t manifestos, but related to the same impulse. As I’ve been writing Better Than Before, my book about how we make and break habits, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about habit-formation I decided I should write my manifesto for habits. Earlier, I’d done a similar…
  • The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness

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    Jeremy McCarthy
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Tal Bright Happiness is found in the present moment. At least that is the popular narrative in Western culture where there is a growing appreciation for the benefits of mindfulness. But I have argued that in addition to “The Power of Now,” there also exists “The Power of Before and After.” We don’t only benefit from the mindful appreciation of the present moment, but also from reminiscing and appreciating our past, or from planning, hoping for, or anticipating the future. I was reminded of…
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    John Schinnerer
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I am an emotion geek. And I am psyched for this movie to come out in June of 2015. Dr. John Schinnerer Executive coach Emotion expert
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  • Experience with a Mindfulness Course

    Marta Velázquez
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Marta Velázquez - Author’s note: I don’t want to bring out this article without to give thanks to all these extraordinary persons who have participated with me in this experience. Thank you for sharing. Editor’s note: This article was originally published on the Spanish language PPND site. It was translated into English by the author. Thank you, Marta! We are happy to have articles coming to the English PPND site from the Spanish PPND site. I had just arrived from Amsterdam, landing at the Barajas airport of Madrid and driving to class. I arrived at break time and therefore the…
  • Myths about Upside of Your Dark Side

    Robert Biswas-Diener
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    By Robert Biswas-Diener - Editor’s Note: Lisa Sansom drew our attention to this response by Robert Biswas-Diener to comments about the new book that he just published with Todd Kashdan, The Upside of Your Dark Side. We reprint his response with the author’s permission to benefit any readers who are debating whether to purchase the book. For more information, see also Lisa’s recent review. Although it has only been out for two weeks, The Upside of Your Dark Side has stirred some spirited discussion. I wanted to take a moment to add a few comments.   Myths about The…
  • E-Mail and Stress in the Workplace

    Geoff Fallon
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    By Geoff Fallon -    Office workers on email According to a 2012 McKinsey study reported by Chui and colleagues, employees on average spend 28% of their workday reading and responding to e-mail. Digging deeper into the amount of e-mail usage, Jennifer Deal describes a 2013 study that surveyed a group of executives, managers and professionals (EMPs) and found that 60% of EMPs with smartphones are connected (primarily via e-mail) for 13.5 hours or more per workday and spend about five hours connected during the weekend. This amounts to a 72-hour workweek. In response to this…
  • Perspective: Giving Up When You Can’t Cut The Mustard

    Daniel Tomasulo
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    By Daniel Tomasulo - I ran out of money the last year of my PhD in psychology and had to get a full job. I took a position running an experimental group home to take the lowest functioning people out of Willowbrook, the infamous New York State institution know for its negligence and abuse of residents. It was overwhelming. I lived in the group home and worked 18 hours a day. Between trying to prevent clients from killing each other, studying for my comprehensives, and planning my dissertation I was getting frazzled. The staff were quitting on me left and right, the rules and regulations that…
  • Letting Go when You Desperately Want to Hold On

    Homaira Kabir
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    By Homaira Kabir -    HatchlingsMy first-born has left the nest. Like the little hatchling that built its strength until it was ready to stretch her wings, she has taken off into the real world. Like the mother bird that nurtured and tended, I watch her fly away with pride and just a little trepidation. Yet something deep within me watches her with out-stretched arms and a heart that aches with longing. Everyone tells me it’ll be okay. They tell me that the more I see her settled, the better I’ll feel. They tell me that I need to call less frequently so she can find her own…
 
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  • Here’s My Habits Manifesto. What’s Yours?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: My Habits Manifesto. Writing a personal manifesto is a great exercise for clarifying your thinking — and it’s also a creative, absorbing process. I’ve written my Twelve Personal Commandments, and I also collect Secrets of Adulthood, which aren’t manifestos, but related to the same impulse. As I’ve been writing Better Than Before, my book about how we make and break habits, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about habit-formation I decided I should write my manifesto for habits. Earlier, I’d done a similar…
  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:45 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 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.) Today, I’m…
  • See for Yourself! The Jacket for “Better Than Before” Is Revealed.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    In the life of a book, there are many milestones. Finishing the first draft, choosing the title, making the final edit — and figuring out the jacket art. We’ve all heard “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but covers matter so much. The look of a book really influences our perception. So, it’s a big moment for me to reveal the book jacket for Better Than Before, my book about how we can change our habits. Ta-da! If you get my newsletter, daily quotations, book club recommendations, or you’re a Super-Fan, you got a preview. But now I’m unveiling…
  • How to End This Sentence? “There Is Certainly No Greater Happiness Than To…”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    How would you end that sentence? Here’s how Dr. Johnson completed it: “There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence by such tokens that excite neither shame nor sorrow.” –Samuel Johnson, “Rambler No. 41,” August 7, 1750 I love the work of Samuel Johnson. I was looking back through the draft of Better Than Before, my book about habit change, and I realized that I’d quoted him several times — and I cut out several more quotations, as well.
  • Buddhism has 8 “Auspicious Symbols.” What Are Your Symbols?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday (well, Friday, I forgot to hit “publish”): What are your “auspicious symbols?” I love numbered lists. My 12 Personal Commandments. My 8 Splendid Truths. The 10 Myths about happiness. The Essential 7 of Habits. Buddhism has many numbered lists—the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths—which is surprising to me, given Buddhism’s emphasis on gateless gates and transcending the bounds of rational thinking. There’s a koan to be written about that paradox, for sure. (Along…
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness

    Jeremy McCarthy
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Tal Bright Happiness is found in the present moment. At least that is the popular narrative in Western culture where there is a growing appreciation for the benefits of mindfulness. But I have argued that in addition to “The Power of Now,” there also exists “The Power of Before and After.” We don’t only benefit from the mindful appreciation of the present moment, but also from reminiscing and appreciating our past, or from planning, hoping for, or anticipating the future. I was reminded of…
  • Fish Out of Water Syndrome

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

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

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

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

    Walter Jacobson
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Benzodiazepines (aka tranquilizers) such as xanax, ativan, valium and klonopin can be very helpful on an intermittent or short term basis but when used daily, continuously, chronically they are a prescription for disaster because on a long term basis they are extremely likely to cause cognitive impairment and memory deficits, among other things, and can increase your odds of getting Alzheimer’s Dementia. The post Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Can People Really Change?

    Walter Jacobson
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Yes. People can really change. It’s not easy but it can be done. With vigilance, diligence, practice, persistence, and perseverance, it can be done. How do I know this for sure? Because I have changed. I have used the cognitive and spiritual tools I share in my posts and videos to transform myself, to eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors, to release judgments, to accept and forgive, to communicate more effectively. And the end result has been happiness and inner peace. It worked for me. It can work for you. But you need to do the work. The post Can People Really Change? appeared first on…
  • What Can You Do To Convince Someone You Care About That They Are An Alcoholic or Addict?

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    One can try an intervention, bringing friends and loved ones together to confront the person. One can try “tough love” which involves discontinuing any enabling behavior, and letting the person know that they must help themselves and take steps towards abstinence and recovery if they want continued support. But the truth is that there is little one can do to convince an alcoholic or addict that they have a problem if the person is in denial. Usually they must totally trash their life and “hit a bottom” before acknowledging they have a problem. The post What Can You Do…
  • Got Water?

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Water is the best beverage to drink. Milk? Not even close. Soda? You gotta be kidding. The post Got Water? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Recover From Depression

    Walter Jacobson
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Many people believe they are a victim of their depression. So overwhelmed with depression, fatigue, the desire to isolate from others, and the loss of interest, drive and motivation, they look to medications to pull themselves out of the doldrums and, oftentimes, don’t do the things they could do, though difficult to do, to change their mood and lift their spirits. The post How To Recover From Depression appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!

  • Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery

    Tom Lawson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Photo from Shutterstock. Denmark has often led the way when it comes to LGBT issues: It was the first country to legally recognize same-sex civil unions in 1989; and back in 1930, Danish artist Lili Elbe became one of the first people in the world to change genders through reassignment surgery. "You can legally change your gender just by filling in a form—it's fantastic.” Now the country has introduced one of the world's most progressive laws for transgender people. As of September 1, Danish citizens have been able to self-determine their legal gender—without the need for medical…
  • Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm

    Kayla Schultz
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Heyday Farm, an environmentally sustainable farmstead that prides itself in combining traditional farming methods and new technology to grow more ethical food. The vision was to take traditional farming methods and combine them with modern technology to provide customers with humanely treated farm-to-table products. What grew from that vision was the 25-acre Heyday Farm, located on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The land not only functions as a typical farm that grows food, but also houses a micro-creamery, gardens, and a store. Heyday also hosts events and cooking classes that allow customers to…
  • How to Pickle Almost Anything

    Doug Pibel
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Photo by Susy Morris / Flickr. It began, as do many U.S. fermentation experiences, with Sandor Ellix Katz. We ran a story by him in Issue 68. Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, the YES! designated early adopter, decided to give it a try. She gave me some of her kimchi. It was so good I had to make my own. Kali Swenson, erstwhile intern, thought it would be cool to have a low-cost source to feed her kombucha habit. Fermentation—it’s catching. You take something ordinary and let the little beasties make it wonderful. Why ferment? It’s practical magic. You take something ordinary and let the little…
  • The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive

    Shannon Hayes
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Photo by Roar Pettersen / Flickr. Ula hides beneath the covers. She is embarrassed. We’ve just come home from yet another eye appointment that stretched out for several hours. It ended abruptly when she accidentally broke an eyeglass display on the doctor’s desk. She didn’t mean to. She was examining it. She dropped it. That kind of thing happens a lot for Ula. Ula’s self-realization about the importance of her sense of touch has renewed her spirit. I am trying to get her to come out. “I’m not angry with you,” I say. “That appointment was going on too long anyhow. Something…
  • Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)

    Kayla Schultz
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Photo by Brittni Gee Photography / Flickr. I was meeting with the school psychologist over Ula’s vision therapy program last week when a wail came from down the hallway. It grew progressively louder and more despondent as it came closer. Occasionally, the words “I want my mommy!” could be separated out from the general cries of despair. My mother’s heart wanted me to jump up, run to the child, and throw my arms around her. Her tears were contagious. I felt my own eyes growing wet. A bad choice is often glue-sticked into the memory book. The psychologist paused in her conversation.
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    The Psychology of Wellbeing

  • The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness

    Jeremy McCarthy
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Past is your Reservoir of Happiness, from The Psychology of Wellbeing Photo courtesy of Tal Bright Happiness is found in the present moment. At least that is the popular narrative in Western culture where there is a growing appreciation for the benefits of mindfulness. But I have argued that in addition to “The Power of Now,” there also exists “The Power of Before and After.” We don’t only benefit from the mindful appreciation of the present moment, but also from reminiscing and appreciating our past, or from planning, hoping for, or anticipating the future. I was reminded of…
  • Fish Out of Water Syndrome

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

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

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

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

  • Game Changing Advice from Archangel Michael

    Good Vibe Coach
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Daniel Scranton channels Archangel Michael You guys know I’m a big fan of practicing self-love as a key to alignment. Which may be why I so love this message from Daniel Scranton (channeling Archangel Michael). Here’s game-changing advice that anyone could benefit from: If we were to give you one piece of advice to live by and to apply to everything that you are living, we would tell you to give yourselves more credit. If you were to give yourselves more acknowledgement, more praise, more love, you would see instant results in your life. Not only would you enjoy your lives more,…
  • Are You Sending Mixed Messages?

    Good Vibe Coach
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Enjoy this insightful guest post from law of attraction coach Sharon Ballantine (also an LOA Leader for her top rated blog) on the misaligned signals we sometimes send: You might have thought that the Universal Law of Attraction stated that whatever you thought about, you would automatically get. So you know what you want. You think about it a lot, but you still aren’t getting it. So what’s wrong? Does it mean that the Law of Attraction doesn’t work? First, you know that LOA does work. It has to; it is a natural law. Just like the Law of Gravity, it works all the time – whether we…
  • Q&A: Stuck in Negative Environment

    Good Vibe Coach
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Okay, fellow creators – you’re up again. Got a question this morning from one of our younger readers that we haven’t addressed before. His question goes like this: So you know how one of the most important tips for LOA is remove yourself from negative situations? I literally cannot remove myself from my life because I live with my aunt and uncle. So if I am constantly surrounded by negativity, what can I do? He’s certainly not the first conscious creator to feel handicapped in his vibration management practice due to being immersed in a negative situation. How have you…
  • Easy Peasy Manifesting

    Good Vibe Coach
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Sometimes we make this manifesting stuff harder and more complicated than it really is. Here’s a simple LOA formula for manifesting whatever you want – reliably and swiftly. It works whether you’re playing with a big desire you’ve had a while or a brand new easy peasy project. And it works whether you’re an LOA newbie or a seasoned manifesting pro. You’ll love these three easy steps: 1. Think on your desired goal. Maybe it’s a sold out speaking event, a super hot date, a debt free balance sheet. Whatever you want, hold it in mind as if it’s a…
  • Why to Stop Expecting Miracles

    Good Vibe Coach
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    What’s taking your miracle so long to manifest? If your desire still feels like a miracle to you, that’s probably why. Because things don’t manifest that we don’t easily believe in or expect. Our big dreams unfold when it feels like a logical “of course” next step. That’s what vibrational alignment is all about. When we’re in the same neighborhood as our desire is. Not on the other side of the globe. In fact, listen to this story … … I know a certain 6 year old who decided one day that he’d rather go to work than go to school. (Those were the options given to him…
 
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  • 2 Tips To Having More Happiness In Your Life Today

    Baker
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
      Happiness. Do you have it? It seems to be something that comes and goes for most people. Why is it that people say they want to be happy. But, actually do things that don’t make them happy and leave them feeling sad, worried, and frustrated with daily life? In my journey, happiness never seems [...]
  • 3 Simple Tips To A Joyful Life

    Baker
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    A joyful life. If you asked anybody;  if they wanted to a have a more joyful life, what would they answer? Most would answer an absolute yes. A more joyful life and having joy in ones life is ideally a great space to be in energetically. However, why is it that if most want a [...]
  • Play Big In Life

    Baker
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
     
  • Have The Courage (Steve Jobs Quote)

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

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

  • 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…
  • Are You A Positive Leader?

    mmq
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    What kind of leader are you? No matter what your job title says, each of us have the ability to consistently bring out the best – or the worst – in other people around us. So how does the way you show up, impact others around you? For most of my career I was so focused on just getting through each day myself, that I only thought about my impact on others when I ran into difficulties. You know people who just wouldn’t do what I needed them to do. People who whined or complained about my approach. Or people who just flat out didn’t seem to like me (I can’t imagine why!). Running on…
  • Wish You Had More Confidence?

    mmq
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Wish you had a little more confidence and a little less fear and self-doubt? Is your need to get things “just right”, to avoid failure at all costs, to please others and to be liked causing you to hesitate in ways that are holding back your career and creating mountains of unnecessary anxiety and stress? Recently I’ve been coaching an amazing group of female business leaders each incredibly accomplished in their own right. So when we dug into what most often had them spiralling down towards functioning instead of flourishing, I was shocked to discover the biggest challenge they faced…
  • Can You Improve Your Strengths?

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

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

  • Clean is Healthy & Happy (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan/ Clean India a Mass Movement)

    yamini
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    “It does not require money, to live neat, clean and dignified..” — Mahatma Gandhi. A new wave of positivity is taking over Indians all over the world. Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a much needed hope to the people of my country. He has shown us a vision of a Developed India. He… Read More
  • How To Achieve Goals Faster: 9 Steps

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

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

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

    yamini
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    “Bless that which you want. If you see a person with a beautiful home, bless that person and bless that home. If you see a person with a beautiful car, bless that person and bless that car. If you see a person with a loving family, bless that person and bless that family. If you… Read More
 
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    Happyologist

  • 3 Tips for Prioritising Effectively

    Susanna Halonen
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Everyday you approach the day with a ton of things on your to-do list. From buying milk from the shop to picking up the dry cleaning to finishing a report at work to writing a pitch for your manager or client to start a new project. The lists can get endless and we often kid ourselves that if we just do one or two more things today the list will be shorter tomorrow. The reality is even working around the clock wouldn’t enable us to make the list disappear because there will always be new things popping up on that list! So how can we manage the endless to-do list without constantly…
  • The Secret to Loving Your Work

    Susanna Halonen
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    When was the last time your friend was complaining to you about how much they hated their job? Perhaps they complained about the mundane aspects of some of the admin work that was involved, of the challenges of working with suppliers who failed to deliver on time, and of the co-workers who really didn’t seem to understand them on any level. This is a common scenario and one that people seem to enjoy diving into in order to avoid taking responsibility for their own happiness at work. It’s time you helped your friend to shift perspective. How? By acknowledging that the secret to…
  • Connect with Your Tribe and You’ll Find Your Fuel

    Susanna Halonen
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    When was the last time you felt like you truly belonged? Like the people around you were rooting for you and giving you energy to keep going simply by standing next to you? These are the great side effects of connecting with your tribe. Your tribe are the people in your life who inspire you. They are the people who lift you up when you’re down and are the first to celebrate your successes with you. They are also the people who play a role in unlocking your positive passion energy. Connecting with the right people is one of the five keys which unlock your passion and help you live a more…
  • Screw Finding Your Passion – Unlock It!

    Susanna Halonen
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The time has finally come to release my book on passion – and I’m super excited to be able to announce this to you! The book highlights the latest passion research in the the psychological field whilst debunking the myth that you need to find and follow one passion. Screw Finding Your Passion shares the five keys which unlock your positive passion energy that helps you live your whole life with passion rather than tying your passion to one activity or thing. These five keys will help you live a fulfilling, passionate life that helps you reach your potential and find meaningful…
  • Why Your Smile Shapes Your Future [video]

    Susanna Halonen
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Few weeks back I had the pleasure of taking part in an underground idea sharing event in East London. I was invited to speak on a topic that highlighted what living life fully is all about. I decided to test out a new talk about your smile and how it shapes your future. My life has been quite a roller coaster ride over the last few years as I have gone through all kinds of different change. From leaving my corporate job to going back into full time education in a completely new field to setting up a new business. From achieving my biggest successes with my horse Ollie to retiring him to…
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    Personal Development For Intelligent People

  • 12 Success Killing Mistakes Hard Working People Make

    Isaiah Hankel
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.” Vince Lombardi (Former Head Coach; Green Bay Packers) “No one gives a damn about the size of your to-do list.” Ryan Freitas (Co-Founder; About.me) “Learning from failure is overrated.” Jason Fried (Co-Founder; 37Signals)   When you’re working against yourself, hard work is a disadvantage. The wrestling team captain stepped to the side, twisted his hips, and threw me onto my back. We were in the middle of our second wrestle-off to see…
  • How To Achieve Goals Others Call Unrealistic

    Isaiah Hankel
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    “Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel.” Tim Ferriss (Author; The 4-Hour Work Week) “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” Salvador Dali (Artist; The Persistence Of Memory)…
  • How To Get Respect Without Trying

    Isaiah Hankel
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” Lao Tzu (Author; Tao Te Ching) “Knowledge will give you power, but character will give you respect.” Bruce Lee (Actor and Founder; Jeet Kune Do) “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” Confucius (Philosopher; Five Classics)   Respect yourself and others will respect you too. I was really bad at getting respect in graduate school. My academic advisor called me moron and boob in lab and some of my committee members would fall asleep or catch up on emails…
  • Announcing: The Escape Plan And How You Can Create Yours (*Enrollment Closed)

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

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

  • Why The Law of Attraction is Not Working for YOU ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Let’s clear something out right at the beginning. It’s not that The Law of Attraction is not working, The Law of Attraction is not working for you. The law of attraction is working, always, it’s just... The post Why The Law of Attraction is Not Working for YOU ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. Why The Law of Attraction is Not Working for YOU ? was first posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:41 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…
  • Are You The Same Person that Started Reading This ?

    Dejan Davchevski
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Everything changes. That’s a fact, but how long do we stay the same? How do we measure when a change starts happening and ends? When is now? Who am I? What’s my name? Where am I?... The post Are You The Same Person that Started Reading This ? appeared first on Life Coach Code. Are You The Same Person that Started Reading This ? was first posted on October 18, 2014 at 10:00 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…
  • These 6 Activities Will Boost Your Mood And Make You Fit

    Dejan Davchevski
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Putting your body in a certain positions is proven too boost your serotonin which means your happiness will boost too. There are 6 activities that are best for serotonin boost and also to help you Get... The post These 6 Activities Will Boost Your Mood And Make You Fit appeared first on Life Coach Code. These 6 Activities Will Boost Your Mood And Make You Fit was first posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:00 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…
  • 23 AWESOME Habits to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece!

    Dejan Davchevski
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Sometimes I get an urge to scream just so other people will listen more. I like to show them how much they miss every day, how much they can do in each day. I want to... The post 23 AWESOME Habits to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece! appeared first on Life Coach Code. 23 AWESOME Habits to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece! was first posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:47 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 infringement. Please contact me at…
  • 10 Healthy Eating Habits Most Americans Don’t Know!

    Dejan Davchevski
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    It is a real conundrum to separate the healthy from the unhealthy food these days. However, that’s only the first part of the puzzle. Knowing when is the right time to eat, how many times per... The post 10 Healthy Eating Habits Most Americans Don’t Know! appeared first on Life Coach Code. 10 Healthy Eating Habits Most Americans Don’t Know! was first posted on October 15, 2014 at 3:25 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…
 
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    Aura Of Thoughts...place U grow up

  • Indian Feeling Amidst Air

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Many of you would agree to the nostalgic feeling, one experience whether they are on business trip or family vacation. And most of you must be nodding in agreement that, we miss a lot when we are away from something. There can be list of many things which we miss, say for example our buddies, relatives, the food and many more. When we travel to a foreign country we long for either returning back soon or we look for the similar environment there and find solace if we get one.Maya Angelou very aptly quoted that, “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are…
  • Be ready to glow this Diwali !!

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Why not someday let someone smile,By our love and care to pile,Every bit we put with pride,Adds some glitter to our life.Why not become a spark of light,Glow this Diwali, with kindness inside.Why not someday we clap with friends,When they need us instant,Burst out crackers of laughter,Life is about to pace faster.Why not become a spark of light,Glow this Diwali with buddies beside.Why not someday we extend our hands,To help come out from a stance,Every moment you beam,Let’s try to slightly gleam.Why not become a spark of light,Glow this Diwali, with happiness in life.Why not some day we…
  • Wish-list yet to be fulfilled

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    It was a day to visit an orphanage a trip organized from our school. I was little nervous and excited too as I did not ever visited an orphanage before but I had heard about it from my teachers and parents.After travelling for about an hour my school bus reached the place. I could see a huge entrance gate on which was written “My first home”. The orphanage covered a huge area with plantations all around the campus. We were introduced to the children living there. There were kids of all ages who were very happy to meet us.One little girl was scribbling on paper silently in the corner of a…
  • Write Your Beliefs

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    My friend asked me, do you agree what you write in the posts. I was shocked at a moment and answered, “Of course, I believe what I write”; isn’t it natural. For which she just smiled and shrugged it off. This question made me pen down this post.“Write it down, you will remember much better”, is what I remember teachers saying. Be it mathematic tables, formulas, or a scientific explanation, writing them again and again, made me understand the things and registered in mind too. It’s actually a cyclic process, what you write you believe and what you believe you write. Confused! Let…
  • Book Review: Chaos Down Under

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    ‘Chaos Down Under’ is the second book under Chaos triology after ‘A Romance with Chaos’ by Nishant Kaushik.Book Review-Chaos Down UnderPlot: The story is setup in Bytesphere Mumbai, India and revolves around the ‘IT boy’ Nakul Kapoor who flies to Australia with his team for an assignment. The story has a series of professional commitments; in which few are unnecessary sometimes raised by his seniors, clients and to his horror by his teammates too. Nakul’s life is kind of irony faced by an IT employee in journey to get recognition by his company, which also not lasts longer. And…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

    Walter Jacobson
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Benzodiazepines (aka tranquilizers) such as xanax, ativan, valium and klonopin can be very helpful on an intermittent or short term basis but when used daily, continuously, chronically they are a prescription for disaster because on a long term basis they are extremely likely to cause cognitive impairment and memory deficits, among other things, and can increase your odds of getting Alzheimer’s Dementia. The post Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Can People Really Change?

    Walter Jacobson
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Yes. People can really change. It’s not easy but it can be done. With vigilance, diligence, practice, persistence, and perseverance, it can be done. How do I know this for sure? Because I have changed. I have used the cognitive and spiritual tools I share in my posts and videos to transform myself, to eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors, to release judgments, to accept and forgive, to communicate more effectively. And the end result has been happiness and inner peace. It worked for me. It can work for you. But you need to do the work. The post Can People Really Change? appeared first on…
  • What Can You Do To Convince Someone You Care About That They Are An Alcoholic or Addict?

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    One can try an intervention, bringing friends and loved ones together to confront the person. One can try “tough love” which involves discontinuing any enabling behavior, and letting the person know that they must help themselves and take steps towards abstinence and recovery if they want continued support. But the truth is that there is little one can do to convince an alcoholic or addict that they have a problem if the person is in denial. Usually they must totally trash their life and “hit a bottom” before acknowledging they have a problem. The post What Can You Do…
  • Got Water?

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Water is the best beverage to drink. Milk? Not even close. Soda? You gotta be kidding. The post Got Water? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Recover From Depression

    Walter Jacobson
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Many people believe they are a victim of their depression. So overwhelmed with depression, fatigue, the desire to isolate from others, and the loss of interest, drive and motivation, they look to medications to pull themselves out of the doldrums and, oftentimes, don’t do the things they could do, though difficult to do, to change their mood and lift their spirits. The post How To Recover From Depression appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    positivepsychologyprogram.com

  • Learned Optimism: The Cup Half Full

    Paul Wierzbicki
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    If you’ve ever taken an intro psychology class, one thing that you’re bound to encounter is ‘the cup’. Now, this cup is unique in the fact that scholars and non scholars alike seem to wage a fierce debate over the contents of said cup. One side says that this proverbial cup is half empty, and the opposition adamantly argues that the cup is, in fact, half full. The exercise of viewing the glass within these parameters is said to tell you something about your personality. If you see the cup as half empty, you’re generally considered a pessimist. Viewing the glass as half full,…
  • Daniel Kahneman: Scholar. Professor. Nobel laureate.

    Marcus Sneed
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Daniel Kahneman was born on March 5th, 1934 in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine known today as Israel, while his mother was visiting family in the region. He spent his youth in Paris, France where his mother and father had immigrated to in the 1920’s from Lithuania. His reason of motivations for his métier remains in contrast between being exposed to the gossip, or his interest in gossip itself. Adolescence During his adolescence he traveled to Palestine where he continued secondary school. At the age of seventeen he had come to the conclusion to serve in the military, where he…
  • Simply Flourishing – Feeling Good and Functioning Well!

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Flourishing – feeling good (hedonics / emotional well-being) and functioning well (eudaimonics / social and psychological well-being) – is the primary focus of the Simply Flourishing offerings.  Our work is aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health and improving overall well-being of individuals, organizations and the world at large. So, how does this work? What if you could easily and reliably determine if you’re flourishing (“How am I doing?”)? And, what if you could discern with equal ease the activities (“What should I be doing?”) which would build upon your…
  • Positive Psychology Quotes: The Wisdom of 5.000 People!

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Today I sent out an e-mail with one of my favourite positive psychology quotes to over 5.000 of our loyal subscribers. Whether it counts as a positive psychology quote or not is debatable, but one thing is for sure and that is that it’s a greatly inspiring quote: “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid, then life would begin. At last it dawned upon me that these obstacles were my life” (-…
  • Understanding and Developing Positive Emotions

    Kristen Truempy
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Imagine you are walking alone in a forest. You look to your right and then you see a footprint in the mud. It’s not a human footprint. It’s a bear’s footprint. This is not a fictional scenario I made up to introduce you to the psychology of emotions. I was that person on a hike in Yellowstone National Park. The surge of adrenalin fuelled by fear prepared me for what’s known as the fight-or-flight response. That’s the reason that negative emotions impact us so viscerally. Now the problem with bears is that what my body really strongly compelled me to do is just not such a great idea…
 
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    The Empowerment Diary

  • Metamorphosis - Is it Your Time for Change?

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Life is an adventure into the unknown and mysterious. When we are born, we follow a particular path, but as time goes on, we expand our quest, perhaps undertake an adventure or try something new and different; it is about stepping out of the box to discover something outside our comfort zone, and welcoming some sort of metamorphosis or change. read more
  • Transforming a Negative Into a Positive

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    While transitions and difficult times can be difficult to navigate, they can be transformative and life-changing, as there are ways to turn negatives into positives.read more
  • Intimate Communication: What's There to Know?

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

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

    Diana Raab, Ph.D.
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    The month of August is Happiness Happens month. It's a time to try to bring happiness to oneself and to others. Sometimes there's a blurring between happiness, depression and humor and the recent suicide of Robin Williams is a perfect example. Article shares musings about these connections and how to nurture happiness.read more
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    Brainular - Power Up Your Inner Self

  • September 27th

    Terry Simons
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    The post September 27th appeared first on Brainular.
  • September 27th

    Terry Simons
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
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  • Famous Celebrities Discuss Their Success and What Motivates Them

    Terry Simons
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    The post Famous Celebrities Discuss Their Success and What Motivates Them appeared first on Brainular.
  • 3 Fast Ways to Overcome Fear

    Terry Simons
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Everyone at some time in their lives have experienced fear. We don’t really understand why fear exists, but scientists have taught us that fear is most likely a ‘response’. This response is normally triggered when you are placed in an element of ‘supposed danger’. But in reality, fear is just an irrational stimulus to any negative thought you have. And the great news is that it can be conquered. We have scientific research now that backs up our findings. So what we have for you now are several ways in which you can overcome fear. You may not find all of the tips…
  • 5 ‘Must Have’ Persuasion Techniques For Convincing Anyone

    Terry Simons
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Terry Simonswww.brainular.com Let’s be honest, if you’re like most people you want to get your own way once in a while. The average person has no idea about effective persuasion.  However if it’s done right, the people who know how to persuade will always win. You don’t have to be a high-flying sales person to be persuasive. Nor do you need to be a big-shot CEO who uses persuasion with natural ease. But you can learn the art of persuasion – and believe us when we say it’s an art, because it is. Before we get to the techniques, here’s a couple of…
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    Happiness India Project

  • 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now

    Sandip Roy
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    TOP 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now First, the list of 10 things that can make you happier in the shortest span of time are: Get Social Exercise Meditate Stop Overthinking – Get Mindful Take a Nap Get out into the Greenery Show some Gratitude Carry out an Act of Charity Immerse yourself into […]
  • Money, Happiness, and Experiences

    Sandip Roy
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Can Money Buy Us Happiness? Yes, money can buy happiness. That is not just a hypothesis, but what the overwhelming body of research over the last 15 odd years have given us to absorb. It has been accepted by the psychologists that lack of money brings both emotional misery and low life evaluation. And money buys us […]
  • Turn Up The Music and Swing Up Your Mood This October!

    Sandip Roy
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    The Heady Mix – Music, Dance, Friends and Food This October, 2014, is a season of music and dance in many parts of the world. Europe has Unsound, Donau and Norberg, while Norway has Ekko, and Graz, Austria has Elevate. In the Americas, Denver hosts the Great American Techno Fest, Mexico is hosting Mutek.Mx. There is […]
  • Live Your Happy Day!

    Sandip Roy
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    A Day of Happiness! Since 2012, as per the United Nations (UN), March 20 is observed as the International Day of Happiness. The day recognizes that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well-being of all peoples. The initiative to declare a day of […]
  • Facebook, Friends, and Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Happiness and Facebook Friends “Man is by nature a social animal,” said Aristotle. Some 2300 years later, research into happiness distinctly reveals that is what we are indeed – social creatures. We direly need others to thrive and stay alive. This begins as a biological need – and permeates through the rest of our lives. We feel […]
 
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    Mary Anne Horsman

  • Does saying “I Love You” Matter?

    Mary Anne Horsman
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Mary Anne Horsman The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer is “Yes. And here’s why . . . ” Saying “I Love You” is a simple way to keep Love flowing in all of your relationships. If you Love someone, tell them. Often. The Power of Words It’s pretty well known how much words can hurt, even if they aren’t sticks and stones. They can cut right through you. On the flip side though, words can also lift you up and help you feel like a million bucks. It feels wonderful when someone tells you they Love you. Even if you aren’t always in a…
  • How to Write a Love Story

    Mary Anne Horsman
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Once upon a time there was a former nun and a former seminarian (student of the priesthood). They met as chaperones at a church function. The first time Cal laid eyes on Paul, he was flailing around in his poncho, trying to rid himself of a bee. His energy was so attractive to Carolyn (affectionately known as Cal), that she said to herself, “If he doesn’t ask me out for coffee soon, I’m going to ask him.” He invited her first. A match made in Heaven on Earth. Talking for hours on end, these two agreed that the most important things to them were God…
  • So Love walks into a bar . . .

    Mary Anne Horsman
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman And it’s packed. The stools are all full. It’s a popular place. But Love doesn’t mind; she’s used to it. She just heads through the swinging doors to the kitchen and re-appears quickly in her half apron. Ready for business. The other bartender gives her a high five and says, “Treat ‘em right,” as he unties his apron and heads for the door. “You know I do,” she says with a smile and a wink. Starting at one end, Love walks along the bar and greets each patron with a warm hello and inquires, “What’s new?
  • The Power of Love and What It Can Do for You

    Mary Anne Horsman
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Huey Lewis sang it true: “Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel . . . It might just save your life . . .” The power of Love; it’s the most compelling force that exists. Used correctly, it can do anything. True Love is unstoppable and it can help you achieve whatever you desire. The Power of Love: Your Best Friend Love is your steadfast companion. It’s always with you. Love is supremely confident, skilled and courageous. This partner is capable of overcoming all obstacles. Love’s mission is to see you achieve your full potential for joy…
  • How much Faith do You have in Love?

    Mary Anne Horsman
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Mary Anne Horsman Do you believe that Love will come through for you 100% of the time? 50%? 80%? Today’s edition of The Love Post affirms that Love is here for you ~ Always. No exceptions. The stronger your faith in Love, the better your results. We find evidence that supports what we already think is true. So, if you’re expecting Love, that’s what you’ll get! And now, you might be thinking, “Yeah, that sounds lovely Mary Anne, but there are definitely times when I don’t feel the Love in what’s going on at the moment.” That’s the…
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    Palchoice

  • Sentences that successful people never use

    Santoshh Singh
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.   Thoughts play a very important role in our life. We are at a place today where our thoughts have taken us. They shape our destination as they are the reasons we do something in life. That’s why words we choose play such an significant role in our life. We all keep on communicating with [...] The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.
  • albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic]

    Santoshh Singh
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice. One of the most inspiring persons in the history of mankind is albert einstein. He is my personal favorite and I look up to him for motivation whenever I feel low in life. And what’s a better way than reading albert einstein quotes? So what are best motivational albert einstein quotes? And what are the life [...] The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice.
  • project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice. How Cloud Based Project Management Enhances Your Company’s Performance ? If you look back even just as little as 10 years ago, few people had ever heard of the cloud.  It was a form of technology that was for the most part exclusive to a very specific group of businesses.  The average small business owner [...] The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 motivational hard working quotes

    Santoshh Singh
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice. we all need motivation in order to keep performing at our best. In my quest to keep myself motivated, i came up with these top 9 motivational hard working quotes. These are not simple quotes to be read and forgotten. These are the pearls that i have chosen over a period of time. I have [...] The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people

    Santoshh Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice. Curiosity is at the bottom of all the progress in human society. We always want to know what causes someone to achieve incredible success in life. We constantly search for some kind of secret formula that can make us a success as well. Do you want to know the top 7 evening habits of highly [...] The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice.
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  • Inspiration: Oscar de la Renta

    yh54
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Rest in peace to one of the greatest fashion designers in the world, Oscar de la Renta. He lost his battle with cancer at the age of 82 on October 20, 2014. He will always remain a true inspiration not only to the world, but also to my Dominican culture. I was reading Oscar de la Renta’s obituary written by Anna Wintour on Vogue. She described his designs reflected his extraordinary personality as optimistic, fun, sunny and romantic. It is nice to hear that his work reflected his personality. It is also nice to know that Oscar de la Renta not once complained about his illness. That just…
  • Boost Your Immunity!

    yh54
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yes, It’s that time of year! It’s flu season and amongst other things that are going around. There are many concerns for many virus outbreaks that are occurring. The best thing that you can do is to take precautions to boost your immunity. Here are some health tips that can help you boost your immunity: Vitamin C, Bioflavonoids and Zinc: anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral Probiotics and oregano to cleanse your gut: A healthy gut promotes a strong immune system. Taking probiotics, kombucha and/or oregano strengthen both your gut and immune system. Cruciferous vegetables to…
  • Defeating Your Career Naysayers

    yh54
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m sure that many of you have already heard of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella remarks at the Grace Hopper Conference. When asked what advice he would offer women who are not comfortable asking for pay raises, Nadella replied: “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. That’s good karma. It will come back, Nadella said. That’s the kind of person that I want to trust, that I want to give more responsibility to.” Nadella, of course, retracted that statement and…
  • Benefits of Pilates

    yh54
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    “The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.”- Joseph H. Pilates Let me start off by saying I love Pilates and am obsessed! Yes, I am biased when it comes to Pilates. The reason why I am is because it was a critical component in my path of remission of rheumatoid arthritis. Without being able to walk for about 2 months when I fell ill, it made my body weak and I lacked balance. I did some research to find out what exercise program would work best for my body and found out that Yoga and Pilates were both suggested. I…
  • 7 Helpful Time Management Tips

    yh54
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin Prepare in advance: Plan out your days ahead of time Get an early start: It’s less stressful and pleasant to start on your tasks earlier than anticipated. Create a list of daily goals: Write down all of your tasks that need to be accomplished. Don’t be afraid to say No: Don’t feel guilty that you are saying no to someone. The goal of saying no is to maintain not only your schedule and focus but also your sanity. Find your most productive time of the day: If you are more productive in the morning, then allocate this time to do…
 
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  • Learned Optimism: The Cup Half Full

    Paul Wierzbicki
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    If you’ve ever taken an intro psychology class, one thing that you’re bound to encounter is ‘the cup’. Now, this cup is unique in the fact that scholars and non scholars alike seem to wage a fierce debate over the contents of said cup. One side says that this proverbial cup is half empty, and the opposition adamantly argues that the cup is, in fact, half full. The exercise of viewing the glass within these parameters is said to tell you something about your personality. If you see the cup as half empty, you’re generally considered a pessimist. Viewing the glass as half full,…
  • Daniel Kahneman: Scholar. Professor. Nobel laureate.

    Marcus Sneed
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Daniel Kahneman was born on March 5th, 1934 in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine known today as Israel, while his mother was visiting family in the region. He spent his youth in Paris, France where his mother and father had immigrated to in the 1920’s from Lithuania. His reason of motivations for his métier remains in contrast between being exposed to the gossip, or his interest in gossip itself. Adolescence During his adolescence he traveled to Palestine where he continued secondary school. At the age of seventeen he had come to the conclusion to serve in the military, where he…
  • Simply Flourishing – Feeling Good and Functioning Well!

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Flourishing – feeling good (hedonics / emotional well-being) and functioning well (eudaimonics / social and psychological well-being) – is the primary focus of the Simply Flourishing offerings.  Our work is aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health and improving overall well-being of individuals, organizations and the world at large. So, how does this work? What if you could easily and reliably determine if you’re flourishing (“How am I doing?”)? And, what if you could discern with equal ease the activities (“What should I be doing?”) which would build upon your…
  • Positive Psychology Quotes: The Wisdom of 5.000 People!

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Today I sent out an e-mail with one of my favourite positive psychology quotes to over 5.000 of our loyal subscribers. Whether it counts as a positive psychology quote or not is debatable, but one thing is for sure and that is that it’s a greatly inspiring quote: “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid, then life would begin. At last it dawned upon me that these obstacles were my life” (-…
  • Understanding and Developing Positive Emotions

    Kristen Truempy
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Imagine you are walking alone in a forest. You look to your right and then you see a footprint in the mud. It’s not a human footprint. It’s a bear’s footprint. This is not a fictional scenario I made up to introduce you to the psychology of emotions. I was that person on a hike in Yellowstone National Park. The surge of adrenalin fuelled by fear prepared me for what’s known as the fight-or-flight response. That’s the reason that negative emotions impact us so viscerally. Now the problem with bears is that what my body really strongly compelled me to do is just not such a great idea…
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