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  • When Negative Emotions are Positive

    Positive Psychology News Daily
    Hein Zegers
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    By Hein Zegers - Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are different movements within psychology. Yet they also have quite a lot in common. Contact between both has been scarce until now. In July 2015, captains of both ships met for the very first time: Barbara ‘Positivity’ Fredrickson and Steven ‘ACT’ Hayes. Here is an exclusive report of this historic meeting in Berlin, Germany. Simultaneously happy and sad?Positive versus Negative Emotions? Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (‘ACT’ for short, pronounced as one word) both appeared…
  • How can Behaviour Analysis Help in Coaching? (part 2!)

    Working with ACT
    Rob Archer
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
    I’ve recently been travelling around Europe and the Middle East on a kind of values and defusion tour.  It’s been an amazing experience. And no matter where I went I saw humans.  Lots of them!  Some in busy cities like Brussels or Munich; others miles from anywhere, in the wilds of Sweden, the deserts of the Middle East or quiet fishing villages in the Med. And everywhere you see how humans have adapted to their environment through different cultures, clothing and lifestyle.  Clever old things. But if humans are so good at adapting, why do we sometimes struggle to adapt to what…
  • Using the ACT Matrix to Help You to Be The Person You Want to Be…More Often

    Working with ACT
    Rachel Collis
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I use the ACT matrix a lot in my workshops and with my coaching clients… and on myself! It is a tool that helps to build mindfulness, self-awareness and valued living. It is based on contextual behavioural science and is very easy to use. I have made a video explaining how I use it:   You can download a pdf handout of the ACT Matrix here. Kevin Polk (who is one of the people who developed the ACT matrix) has lots of free resources relating to the ACT matrix at his website.
  • How can Behaviour Analysis Help in Coaching? (part 1)

    Working with ACT
    Rob Archer
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    So many people in ACT are attracted to its focus on values and connecting to what matters that it can be a surprise to learn of its roots in behaviour analysis.  After all, isn’t that what  they do with rats? After attending an excellent talk on this subject by David Gillanders, I wanted to write a short series on how behaviour analysis might help in coaching. The Lingo: In behaviour analysis, “A” refers to the antecedent, or the event or activity that immediately precedes a behavior. The “B” refers to the observed behavior, and “C” refers to the…
  • Setting Goals – Why Is It So Important?

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    Transcend Your Limits
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    After you’ve read this post, you’ll know that setting goals is really, really important. Goals are so essential to your success in anything you do that they should be considered the number one factor determining whether or not you’ll achieve something. If you want to know whether you’ll achieve the... The post Setting Goals – Why Is It So Important? appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
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  • Five Ways to Measure Happiness

    Laura Musikanski
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    By Laura Musikanski - MeasurementIf someone told you that the question about whether happiness could be measured was settled and the issue at hand is how to use happiness data, would you believe it? Most would say no, but a growing number of psychologists, economists, community activists, and policy makers are proving that happiness is quantifiable and that the data is useful. Happiness in National Policy At the forefront among these is economist Richard Layard. His study of positive affect and gross domestic product data between 1964 and 1996 debunked the notion that economic growth is the…
  • Rising Strong (Book Review)

    Steve Safigan
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    By Steve Safigan - We all strive to be brave. If we are brave enough for long enough, we will sometimes fail. How do we cultivate the resilience to get back up and be brave again? “Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and rising strong the clearest path to a wholehearted life.” ~ Dr. Brené Brown  Dr. Brené Brown is a TED talk sensation and the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers. One of her TED talks is among the five most viewed. She releases her much anticipated new book, Rising Strong, today, August 25, 2015. Dr. Brown is a research professor at the University of…
  • When Negative Emotions are Positive

    Hein Zegers
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    By Hein Zegers - Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are different movements within psychology. Yet they also have quite a lot in common. Contact between both has been scarce until now. In July 2015, captains of both ships met for the very first time: Barbara ‘Positivity’ Fredrickson and Steven ‘ACT’ Hayes. Here is an exclusive report of this historic meeting in Berlin, Germany. Simultaneously happy and sad?Positive versus Negative Emotions? Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (‘ACT’ for short, pronounced as one word) both appeared…
  • Character Strengths Matter (Book Review)

    David J. Pollay
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:59 am
    By David J. Pollay -  What do seventeen of the top Positive Psychology leaders in the world have in common? They all enthusiastically endorse Character Strengths Matter. It’s that good, and it’s that important. Now I want to add my own endorsement. I love this book. It answers with confidence, hope, and verve the Positive Psychology question: What’s right with people, and how do we amplify it? At its core this book is about the amplification of human strength, not the subtraction of human weakness. Who Contributed? Character Strengths Matter is edited by two leading…
  • Go beyond SMART to SMARTEST Goals (@ScottCrab)

    Scott Crabtree
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    By Scott Crabtree - SMART goals are a staple of most organizations for good reason, but we can do better. SMART goals are Specific (What exactly is the goal?) Measurable (How will we know that we’re making progress? How will we know we’ve reached the goal?) Attainable (Can we get this done?) Relevant (Does it matter?) Time-bound (Does it have one or more due dates?) Picasso on goalsIn my experience at Intel and a variety of game development companies, people often forget to make goals measurable and time-bound. Judging goals with SMART in mind helps solidify them. The science of…
 
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  • Revealed! Book Club Choices for September 2015. Such Good Books.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:15 am
    Pardon this moment of book self-promotion: For many people — at least in this part of the world — September marks a time of new beginnings. In my book, Happier at Home, I write about how I did a project from September through May, to make my home a happier place. If you, too, feel like September is the other January, you might like the book. What a joy it was to write! Learn more about the book here. Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or…
  • Agree, Disagree? September is the Other January. Time for a New Start.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, for me, September  marks the beginning of a new year.  Orange is the new black, breakfast is the new lunch, Monday is the new Thursday, pork is the other white meat, and September is the other January. (And yes, it’s still September, even though most schools start in August nowadays — and of course, this is true only in certain parts of the world.) January is the official start of the new year, and I always get a burst of renewed zeal at that time, but here in the United States, for me, September also gives the same feeling of…
  • Do You Do Your Best Thinking in the Bathtub?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    Interview: Elisabeth Egan. I got to know Liz Egan because so many people told me, “You’ve got to meet Liz Egan! ” We knew so many people in common that finally we just had lunch — which was a ton of fun.  She’s the books editor at Glamour and has written for numerous publications, and we have writerly friends in common. Now she’s also a novelist.  A Window Opens is funny and perceptive novel about a woman who makes a big career change and has to manage that — as well as her family.  Think Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Bridget Jones’s…
  • Podcast 27: Choose the Bigger Life, Identify Your “Tell”–and I Reveal Whether I’ll Get a Dog.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” I’m just back from vacation, this minute! But before I unpack, I want to post about the latest episode. Update: In episode 24, Elizabeth talked about her beloved “Blankey,” her childhood blanket that she still sleeps with every night. We loved hearing about other people’s childhood “comfort objects” (such a bad phrase for such precious items). The books I mention are Rebecca Caudill’s The Best-Loved Doll and Dare Wright’s Make Me Real and The Lonely Doll. Oh, how I love the…
  • Podcast 26: Pick a One-Word Theme for the Year, Take the First Step–and Paper or Digital Calendar?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:57 pm
    It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” I’m actually on vacation, but am making a brief appearance to post about this episode. Update: Elizabeth records live from her treadmill desk Which we’ve discussed many times, including in the very first episode. Can you hear it whirring softly in the background? In episode 24, I asked people to weigh in about a huge, life-changing decision I have to make: Should my family get a dog? We heard from so many people — it has been fascinating, and so helpful. You can listen to what people had to say in a…
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    Motivational Memo Blog

  • 5 Steps Towards Your Personal Independence

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘The greatest security is to plan and act and take the risk that will make you independent.’ – Denis Waitley I’m an Australian, and we don’t celebrate Independence Day like the Americans. Yet I have been on a journey towards my personal independence, and it is my goal to encourage and guide others to experience the same in their lives. In order to achieve personal independence, there are some required ingredients. So allow me to share just 5 of them with you. 1. Define Your Destination When I packed up our belongings and left with my…
  • 4 Cures For Overcoming The Onset Of Old Age

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. The number of years denoted by the calendar and your birth date are no reflection of how old you really are, or how healthy you are in your spirit, soul and body. I have met twenty-one year olds who, in their mind and attitudes, are older than some whom I have met in their eighties. Age is not a matter of chronology. Age is a matter of attitude, and of the state of your mind. So to keep you from suffering from the onset of old age, here are four cures that will keep you ‘young at heart’ and ‘young of mind’ for many years to come. 1. Keep…
  • How To Hit Your Hot Spot

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Have you ever shaken hands with someone and their handshake  resembled the very nature of a cold fish? Lifeless. Powerless. Unimpressive. Well the life at the end of that cold fish handshake is probably cold as well. But I have great news for you. We weren’t born to be cold. We were born to be molten hot. The frozen food section of life is neither yours nor my destiny. So let me heat you up, defrost you in fact and even bring you to not only the boiling point nor even the melting point – but in fact to your personal ignition point. Your…
  • There Is No Reason To Be Afraid: 10 Tips To Help You Manage Your Fear

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    Post written by Dr Carlo Carandang. Fear can be looked at as a normal thing for a human being, as something that is necessary and manifests itself instinctively to protect us from danger. It’s a contextual matter, from one person to another and the causes can differ as well: some people are worried about the next day, some worry about their workplace while others feel that they are not fulfilled and that they will never succeed in life. Oh and the list goes on and on. We are living in a society that produces fear and brings it to the surface by giving us the impression we are not in…
  • I Didn’t Know Squat About How To Be A Successful Parent

    Peter G. James Sinclair
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Being the parent of what I would call two perfect children, I thought I had parenting down to a fine art. In my view, I was an expert and could advise all parents of exactly what they should and should not do. Then number three arrived. Wrecked all my theories and trashed all my mindsets that were, until then, set in concrete. Love that! My final analysis? I didn’t know squat about parenting and needed to go back to parenting school. Through the years I have learnt to love each child and go with the flow. Flexible is the name of the game. Now with…
 
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Blogs

  • Interview with Will Clipman – Musician, Poet, Maskmaker

    Walter Jacobson
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Will is a Internationally-acclaimed maskmaker, poet, storyteller, arts educator, percussionist and 7-time GRAMMY® Nominee. A Canyon Records artist. The post Interview with Will Clipman – Musician, Poet, Maskmaker appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Forgive To Win – End Self-Sabotage, Create The Life You Want!

    Walter Jacobson
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Recently I appeared on the Dr. Don Show and talked about my book, Forgive To Win! – End Self Sabotage, Create The Life You Want! The show was divided into four parts, and then I taped a fifth segment to cover some topics from the book we didn’t get to. Here are all five parts that cover self-sabotage, why we need to forgive, why we resist forgiving, how to forgive when we resist forgiving, and the Forgiveness Diet, a daily regimen of actions that will increase your ability to effectively release anger and resentments, and forgive others. Enjoy!
  • How To Forgive Someone Who Keeps Abusing You

    Walter Jacobson
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    When someone keeps abusing you and you are not able to eliminate that person from your life, you first remember that you forgive others for your own peace of mind. And then you find ways to see them differently so as to make it easier for you to forgive them. The post How To Forgive Someone Who Keeps Abusing You appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger

    Walter Jacobson
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    It can be said that many people have a chemical imbalance and genetic predisposition towards depression, anxiety and anger. However, there are many people where these components are not the prime movers of their conditions. Either way, the advice in this video might be helpful. The post How To Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Succeed – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Don’t get discouraged and demoralized when you fall off your path. Two steps forward, one step back is the natural progression of accomplishment and success. When you fall off your bicycle, don’t beat yourself up with guilt and shame. Just jump back on the bicycle and start pedaling again. And you’ll succeed at last. The post How To Succeed – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • 3 Simple Ways to Defuse Conflict and Regain Love

    Tia
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Remember, confrontation is about reconciliation and awareness, not judgement or anger. – Dale Partridge. (This is a guest post by Stephanie O’Brien of Coach Connection). Few things suck the sparkle out of your life like a fight with someone you care about. Whether you’re talking to a partner, child, boss, coworker, or client, it’s important to know how to handle the disagreement in a way that restores love, trust and respect, instead of eroding it further. The next time someone in your life is angry with you, here are 3 methods you can use to defuse their anger, regain your…
  • To My Cousin & All Class 12 Students Worried About The Future: You’re More Than A Number or A Grade.

    Tia
    26 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. – B.F. Skinner. A new life awaits! (This is an open letter to my cousin and ALL of you recent + to-be 12th graders. Don’t let numbers define you. Create your own destiny. And don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You are more than they know, more than you believe. Also featured in Huffington Post India.)  Hi Sweetheart! May 25th was the day you had been waiting for, the day when you would find out what “your future holds”. Along with 10,40,367 teenagers who appeared for…
  • Debunked! 3 Myths That Get In The Way of Business Success.

    Tia
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley. 3 Myths That Get In The Way Business of Success I’ve always been a driven person. Back in the 80’s, as a teenager I used to carry a little newspaper clipping in my wallet that said “Decide to Succeed!”. As cheesy as that may sound, it served as a powerful daily reminder to stay on track for the bigger dreams and goals that I had in life. As I grew older and achieved many of those goals and dreams, I realised that I needed to sit down and actually define what success…
  • 4 Small, Simple Ways To Get Back Your Sparkle

    Tia
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realising that life is made up of little things. – Frank A Clark. Pic credit: http://pixabay.com Little things are happening around us every day. Every moment, in fact, we are encountering little things. Yesterday, when I was walking into a shop, a woman smiled at me. I smiled back and thought to myself, “That was such a small thing but it made me happy to be acknowledged by a stranger.” Often we dismiss the small stuff because we are caught up in the bigger picture. We’re working towards our goals that are afar off and forget to…
  • 5 BIG Reasons to Let Go of the Past.

    Rajeshwari Chakravarty
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Sometimes letting go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. – Eckhart Tolle. Pic credit: Randy Heinitz @ flickr.com/photos/rheinitz Letting go of the past and embracing the present continues to be the most rewarding experience of my life.  This is not an overnight task and may take be tough and challenging, but the results far outweigh the effort. Maybe like me, it starts with you asking what baggage you’ve been carrying for a while. Is it a relationship, a strong belief, a mistake made, an unfulfilled desire or lingering hurt? You see, knowing who or…
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Targeting Your True Desire

    Jeannette
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Over the years I’ve met conscious creators who unleashed their manifesting skills on a false desire … Like trying to manifest weight loss when what they really wanted was love. Or working on attracting clients, when their true aspiration is to quit. Or creating blog traffic when what they really wanted was to feel their work matters. (That last one was my own misdirected manifesting project.) I’ve written before about how we sometimes get focused on the “how” of what we want, rather than the true desire itself. But it’s worth repeating since this is an easy…
  • Q&A: Use LOA to Stop Neighbor’s Bad Behavior?

    Jeannette
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The question of the week seems to be how to use law of attraction to change a neighbor’s bad behavior. Two readers have barking dogs next door that are driving them crazy, and another reader reports noisy and inconsiderate neighbor behavior. All want to know how to use law of attraction to get someone else to change. I’ve been there, so I know how easy it is to get caught in this downward spiral. What words of wisdom do you have for someone who wants to use their manifesting powers to change bad neighbor behavior? (I personally think the answer’s the same whether we’re…
  • How Manifesting Is Like a Chinese Finger Trap

    Jeannette
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Successful manifesting is all about aligning to the desire, which is sometimes tricky when we’re in the throes of resistance … Like when we really don’t want to be at this weight or are tired of dealing with this disease. Or when we’re scared about looming debt or hate our stupid job. Or when we absolutely cannot stand a particular person in our life or are determined to create change in a key relationship. Resistance like that can keep our desires from manifesting because that vibe is so contrary to what we want. And we can’t get what we want until we know the…
  • Vibration Activation: Passed the Test!

    Jeannette
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    As part of our vibration activation series, this script is designed to help get to the feeling of passing the test with flying colors. Use it whenever you’ve got some sort of exam, assessment or evaluation coming up that you’re feeling nervous about passing. One read through will turn on the vibration of rocking out fabulous results, but feel free to expand the script or put it in your own words to strengthen the vibe even more. You can use this for finals, college entrance exams, driver’s tests, custody evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. Whatever you’re using…
  • Vibration Activation: Satisfaction & Fulfillment

    Jeannette
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Many of us know what it’s like to want something and to strive for it. (Endlessly. Frustratingly.) Some of us know that vibration so well that we keep our manifestation at bay because we’re not in alignment to having it. If you’ve gotten really good at “wanting it,” it might be worth practicing “having it” instead. That’s what this vibration activation is designed to help you do – turn on the frequency of satisfaction and fufillment so you become a match to having instead of wanting. We can go about that two ways … We can imagine…
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  • 2 Simple Tips To Living A More Positive Life

    Baker
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:29 am
    Living in positivity. Do you live in it? So many people are living lives of quiet desperation. But, when you start living in positivity, life truly becomes a remarkable journey. I live a truly positive life. Not by default but by choice. This has led to much success in the literary world. This has also [...]
  • See The Light In Others

    Baker
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
     
  • Change Direction Towards Awesome

    Baker
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:11 am
    Getting to a place in your life path where you feel you are truly aligned feels awesome. It is something that a majority of people will feel once in their life and for the masters, many times over and again. However, what if you don’t feel like you are on track? When you are sensing [...]
  • Leaving This Earth A More Positive Place

    Baker
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:32 am
    Can you see yourself leaving this earth a more positive place? Why is it so cool to be negative, when a positive life is so much more rewarding and enjoyable? The truth is its because of the contrast of life. Without the yin there is no yang. No darkness their is no light. It’s a [...]
  • 2 Amazing Tips To Unlocking Your Inner Power

    Baker
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Your Inner power. What is it? To me, inner power is being centered in your internal being. That no matter what happens in your external outer world, you are true to your inner core power. It’s the inspiration that comes from within, that comes from a place of authenticity. This is truly a wonderful process [...]
 
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    Working with ACT

  • How can Behaviour Analysis Help in Coaching? (part 2!)

    Rob Archer
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
    I’ve recently been travelling around Europe and the Middle East on a kind of values and defusion tour.  It’s been an amazing experience. And no matter where I went I saw humans.  Lots of them!  Some in busy cities like Brussels or Munich; others miles from anywhere, in the wilds of Sweden, the deserts of the Middle East or quiet fishing villages in the Med. And everywhere you see how humans have adapted to their environment through different cultures, clothing and lifestyle.  Clever old things. But if humans are so good at adapting, why do we sometimes struggle to adapt to what…
  • Using the ACT Matrix to Help You to Be The Person You Want to Be…More Often

    Rachel Collis
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I use the ACT matrix a lot in my workshops and with my coaching clients… and on myself! It is a tool that helps to build mindfulness, self-awareness and valued living. It is based on contextual behavioural science and is very easy to use. I have made a video explaining how I use it:   You can download a pdf handout of the ACT Matrix here. Kevin Polk (who is one of the people who developed the ACT matrix) has lots of free resources relating to the ACT matrix at his website.
  • Learning To Step Over Coercion And Create The Workplace Culture That You Want

    Rachel Collis
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    In his wonderful book, The Nurture Effect, Tony Biglan, states that ’the most important stressor we humans typically face comes in the form of coercive interactions with other humans.’ Coercion is where people use unpleasant behaviour to influence you. If you do what they want, then the aversive behaviour will stop…at least for a while. Coercive behaviour in the workplace includes overt bullying and intimidation but it also can be more subtle – put downs, teasing, social exclusion etc. It can even involve using expressions of disappointment as a form of control. Pause for a…
  • How can Behaviour Analysis Help in Coaching? (part 1)

    Rob Archer
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    So many people in ACT are attracted to its focus on values and connecting to what matters that it can be a surprise to learn of its roots in behaviour analysis.  After all, isn’t that what  they do with rats? After attending an excellent talk on this subject by David Gillanders, I wanted to write a short series on how behaviour analysis might help in coaching. The Lingo: In behaviour analysis, “A” refers to the antecedent, or the event or activity that immediately precedes a behavior. The “B” refers to the observed behavior, and “C” refers to the…
  • Little Things Lead to Sucess At Work

    Rachel Collis
    18 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    What if your greatest successes are more a reflection of your small, everyday choices than of the big decisions you make? In his book, ‘How to Choose’, David Freemantle suggests that it is our micro-behaviours that make the difference between success and disappointment. By micro-behaviours, he means the ‘nuances and minutiae of our observed behaviours’. We tend to remember big choices we have made and think they have determined the course of our life. Whilst it is true that these larger choices are important. Freemantle suggests that it is actually our micro-behaviours that…
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    Michelle Mcquaid

  • Wish You Felt More Authentically Confident?

    mmq
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Let’s face it when it comes to feeling confident at work sometimes we have it, and … sometimes we don’t. Yet we all want it for ourselves, especially in those moments when we hesitate, hold ourselves back or dim ourselves down when it matters most. Unfortunately, it seems that many of us misunderstand what it takes to feel authentically confident at work believing we ‘d need to act like assertive jerks who insist our opinions be heard, dismiss other people’s ideas or demand we get what we’re worth. Instead researchers suggest that confidence is simply the ability to turn our…
  • Can You Create Good Habits That Stick?

    mmq
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Do you have the chance to do what you do best each day at work? Take a moment and think about it.  Do you have the chance to do what you do best each day? Not just now and again. Not even just most days. But each and every day. You see I believe there’s greatness to be found in each of us.  I also believe that most of us are living well below our potential and that the future of the world relies on us choosing to wake up each morning and do what we do best – for the good of ourselves and others.  But let’s be honest, most of us are too busy just trying to keep up with the lives…
  • Are You Fully Charged?

    mmq
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:48 pm
    When you wake up in the morning would you describe yourself as fully charged?  If you’re like most people chances are you’re shaking your head and instead feel more like you’re struggling to get out of bed.  For example, when more than 10,000 people were recently surveyed only 11% reported having a great deal of energy. But studies suggest that when you’re fully charged, you get more done, you have better interactions, and your mind is sharp and your body is strong.  You also experience higher levels of engagement and wellbeing that can create an upward spiral of…
  • 5 Ways To Make Your Meetings More Positive

    mmq
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    When it comes to the meetings you run at work do you know how to bring out the best in the people attending? Researchers estimate we spend 37% of our time in meetings at work and that 50% of this time is completely wasted. I’m sure we’ve both attended our fair share of those meetings, where we find ourselves counting the seconds until it will finally end! Of course one of the problems is that decisions are rarely made in meetings. Instead we talk and talk and talk some more, and then when the clock strikes the hour the meeting ends abruptly and everyone rushes out the door leaving little…
  • Do You Know How To Have A Strengths Conversation?

    mmq
    4 Jun 2015 | 2:13 pm
      When you sit down with your manager to talk about how you’re performing at work what’s the focus of your conversation? Do they mostly talk to you about what you’re doing well or what you’re failing to deliver? Are they keen to help you find ways to build on what you do best or to find ways to fix your weaknesses? I ask because in a recent poll of more than 1,000 randomly selected American employees the VIA Institute and I discovered that most managers are having the wrong conversations with their employees. You see the data suggests that with or without their managers employees…
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    The Vibrant Writer

  • Ragi Energy Balls For Instant Energy (Dieters, Pregnant or Lactating Ladies)

    yamini
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Trying to lose weight can be mentally frustrating and physically exhausting. We have to give up many things we love to eat and try to make peace with fruits or vegetables that we used to always avoid. Many dieters including me are tend to go overbroad with starving self before a special occasion or just… Read More The post Ragi Energy Balls For Instant Energy (Dieters, Pregnant or Lactating Ladies) appeared first on The Vibrant Writer.
  • Brisk walks and A Good Chair can Reverse Effects of Long Sitting Hours

    yamini
    18 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Scientist and Doctors are constantly warning us about the harmful effects of sitting long hours. It is no secret that prolonged sitting is linked to high cholesterol, obesity and cardiovascular problems. Unfortunately most of us spend a major part of our day and life in an office chair. It is important that we pick the… Read More The post Brisk walks and A Good Chair can Reverse Effects of Long Sitting Hours appeared first on The Vibrant Writer.
  • 3 Alkaline Chilled Drinks For A Vibrantly Healthy And Lean Body

    yamini
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    Summer gets unbearable every year and what I find more annoying than the smoldering heat is the shameless ads of good for nothing soft drinks and sodas. The sodas are just some artificial flavored colored sugar water that many prefer to drink and they completely ignore how bad they are for our health. I am… Read More The post 3 Alkaline Chilled Drinks For A Vibrantly Healthy And Lean Body appeared first on The Vibrant Writer.
  • Quote 6: Marjorie Pay Hinckley

    yamini
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    This beautiful quote is included in the post: How to Trick your Mind to Lose Weight “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” — Marjorie Pay Hinckley The post Quote 6: Marjorie Pay Hinckley appeared first on The Vibrant Writer.
  • Quote 5: Dalai Lama

    yamini
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    This beautiful quote is included in the post:7 Mind Traps That Steal Our Happiness – Trap 2. Worry “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is… Read More The post Quote 5: Dalai Lama appeared first on The Vibrant Writer.
 
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    Happyologist

  • Become the Luckiest (And Happiest) Person at Work

    Susanna Halonen
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:36 am
    Luck is a bit of a taboo subject in society and as a result it’s not discussed a lot, and even less so in the work context. It’s something that we need to start embracing in new ways because it has the power to help you to become your happiest self. In general it’s a word that is carefully used because nobody really knows quite what it is and there isn’t much scientific research about it. Regardless of that, the word luck does seem to creep up in conversations when people are confident in using the word to define or justify somebody’s success. They’re so…
  • How to Finally Be Happy (For Real)

    Susanna Halonen
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    There is one belief in life that can prevent you from being happy if you don’t believe it. This same belief is the thing that enables you to finally be happy in a whole new, fulfilling type of way you never knew was possible. That’s why I encourage you to embrace this belief for life. Believe that you are enough. Believe that you are perfectly imperfect exactly the way you are. Believe that there is a reason that you are the way that you are and that you being this way is what makes you beautiful. Now I’m not going to simply abandon you with that thought and ask you to…
  • 18 Resolutions for a Happier You

    Susanna Halonen
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:57 am
    Last week my body forced my life into a halt as a sticky, stuffy, persistent case of the flu took over. I knew that meant it was time to recharge myself, reflect on my life and recalibrate my focus. Do you notice your body sometimes telling you to stop and take stock? You should listen to it – because it will lead you to a happier you. My body always puts a proper stop on my usual routine when my gut is telling me I got to slow it down a notch and have moment to check-in with how things are going. It was a perfect time for me to reflect on the last six months – and realise that…
  • What I Wish I Knew at 21

    Susanna Halonen
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Last week I was honoured to take part in my undergraduate university’s graduation ceremony as I was challenged with the task to inspire this year’s graduates with a speech. I was super excited when I got asked to take part and I was also a tad nervous to be playing such a big role in the graduates’ big day. Nevertheless, I realised it was a great incentive for me to reflect on what my life had been like since I graduated from university. That’s when I realised how much change I’d actually gone through – and I realised there were a few things that could have…
  • How to Create the Best Morning Ritual for You [video]

    Susanna Halonen
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Over the last few weeks I’ve been crazy busy and I’ve realised the one thing that’s kept me sane is my morning ritual. It’s incredible how effectively it calms, focuses and energises me all at once. This is even more powerful now than it was when it started because it has become an automatic habit in my life I don’t even have to worry about. I know when my morning alarm goes off it’s time for my morning ritual. Morning rituals make it easier for you to get out of bed in the morning and also help you to start your day with an easy win. You’re…
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    Dr. Isaiah Hankel

  • 5 Things You Should Never Feel Guilt Or Shame Over (#4 Is So Hard To Quit)

    Isaiah Hankel
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
     “There’s no problem so awful that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” Bill Watterson (Cartoonist, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes) “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.”  Jonathan Swift (Author, Gulliver’s Travels) “Shame is a soul-eating emotion.”  G. Jung (Psychiatrist & Founder of Analytical Psychology)   I didn’t care about going to class. I just laid in my tiny dorm room bed staring at the ceiling. It was my first semester of college and I was miserable. I moved 3,000 miles across the U.S.
  • How To Never Settle For Less Than You Deserve By Designing Your Perfect Day

    Isaiah Hankel
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
     “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” Steve Jobs (Co-Founder, Apple Inc.) “Never settle. Fight for the life, the career, the dreams, the love that you deserve.” Mandy Hale (Author, I’ve Never Been to Vegas, But My Luggage Has) “To improve is to change, to be perfect is to…
  • 5 Fake Success Signs You’re Getting Ahead In Life When You’re Not

    Isaiah Hankel
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain (Author, Tom Sawyer) “Sweetie, if you’re going to be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty.” Marilyn Monroe (Actress, The Seven Year Itch) “The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.” George Bernard Shaw (Noble Prize Winner, Literature)   It was Halloween and I had to work. I wasn’t supposed to work but I agreed to take someone’s shift waiting tables. I was working at a resort restaurant, wearing a ridiculous…
  • How To Overcome A Boring Life And Be More Adventurous

    Isaiah Hankel
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” Hunter S. Thompson (Author, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  Eleanor Roosevelt (Diplomat and Longest Serving U.S. First Lady) “Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” …
  • How To Stay Positive In The Face Of Adversity And Negative Situations

    Isaiah Hankel
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “Instead of becoming discouraged and depressed by any kind of downturn, you must see this as a wake-up call, a challenge that you will transform into an opportunity for power. Your energy levels rise. You move to the attack, surprising your enemies with boldness. You care less what people think about you and this paradoxically causes them to admire you…You do not wait for things to get better—you seize this chance to prove yourself. Mentally framing a negative event as a blessing in disguise makes it easier for you to move forward.” Robert Greene (Author, The 50th Law) “Always turn…
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    Life Coach Code

  • Everyone Failed to Ride THIS Bicycle! When you UNDERSTAND WHY, The way YOU SEE The World will Change!

    Dejan Davchevski
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    You may wonder how riding a bicycle has anything to do with the way you see The World. It’s alright, I was also wondering. But then, I saw this video and I realized something extremely important!... The post Everyone Failed to Ride THIS Bicycle! When you UNDERSTAND WHY, The way YOU SEE The World will Change! appeared first on Life Coach Code. Everyone Failed to Ride THIS Bicycle! When you UNDERSTAND WHY, The way YOU SEE The World will Change! was first posted on August 31, 2015 at 8:07 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you…
  • Top 10 TIMELESS Robin Williams Quotes! THE BEST OF THE BEST!

    Dejan Davchevski
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    Robin Williams was one of the few actors who could bring out so much heart and soul and humanity in his movies that you are a little better of a person just by watching them. His... The post Top 10 TIMELESS Robin Williams Quotes! THE BEST OF THE BEST! appeared first on Life Coach Code. Top 10 TIMELESS Robin Williams Quotes! THE BEST OF THE BEST! was first posted on August 25, 2015 at 7:46 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.
  • The 6 Principles of Being A Superhuman!

    Dejan Davchevski
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Everyone can become A Superhuman. It is about creating the lifestyle of a Superhuman that truly matters. It is a way of life. It is a code of living which, if done right, creates a model... The post The 6 Principles of Being A Superhuman! appeared first on Life Coach Code. The 6 Principles of Being A Superhuman! was first posted on August 12, 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 infringement. Please contact me at…
  • 7 Lessons I Learned The Hard Way! BRUTALLY HONEST!

    Dejan Davchevski
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    This is the hardest article I’ll write for Life Coach Code as it is a recap of everything bad that happened to me until I turned 24. It’s really freaking tough to think back on all... The post 7 Lessons I Learned The Hard Way! BRUTALLY HONEST! appeared first on Life Coach Code. 7 Lessons I Learned The Hard Way! BRUTALLY HONEST! was first posted on August 12, 2015 at 9:17 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…
  • THIS is The MOST Important Thing in Your Life and It’s Way Greater than Your Feelings!

    Dejan Davchevski
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    As a Life Coach I help people solve their problems, feel better and create a more quality life. In our life we are often preoccupied with feeling better. Preoccupied! Just look at the world and all... The post THIS is The MOST Important Thing in Your Life and It’s Way Greater than Your Feelings! appeared first on Life Coach Code. THIS is The MOST Important Thing in Your Life and It’s Way Greater than Your Feelings! was first posted on August 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm.©2013 "Life Coach Code". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this…
 
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    Aura Of Thoughts...place U grow up

  • Affectionate Chord - RAKHI

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:20 am
    We my have hundred’s of conflictsbut this day brings peaceful lights.I know the care you shower broI pretend naïve to get some more.I am sis with heart and prayers for you,doing it without giving you asingle clue.Love is shown through rakhi,all hate in fights are just wacky.For rest of world its just bandbut we both know its magic wand.Distances can’t blur our bond,as our thoughts are clear and strong.From high mountain peaks todeep valley,every where this relationship flourish. !! HAPPY RAKSHABANDHAN !!Sharing this post with Indiblogger for Indispire…
  • Airtel 4G: Speed as Rocket

    21 Aug 2015 | 12:40 am
    “Speed thrills but kills”, this saying may hold only good while driving but surely not with our Internet network speed. More and more speed is what we always wish for in any network connection. Who wants to hold the mobile or tablet while gazing the screen and waiting for download circle to be completed. As every other activity is shared online, excellent speed is what everyone looks for. Keeping in mind the future requirements of Internet in day-to-day activities or we can say a necessity of every household Airtel 4G has done a marvellous job. Airtel 4G appears…
  • गर्व की परिभाषा -Definition of Proud

    15 Aug 2015 | 2:18 am
    हर पलकों में छलके खुशियों भरी आशा । भूल गया हर वजह जो फैलाएं उदासी । क्या वो भी मुझे देख सुखद लहराता हैं । इस प्रशन ने आज मुझे सतम्बित किया ,गहरी सोच में डूबने पे विवष किया । या मैं अपने में मग्न बन रह गया परछाई । जिससे देश…
  • Echo Logic

    7 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    My echo make me strong,strong enough to hear the truth,this is somewhere hidden,deep buried in cries and mayhem.My echo make me strong,interrupt me for a while,entwine me with a question,as to why I feel frightened.My echo make me strong...My echo make me strong,help me out of a scampered path and filth,every step moved in a direction,leads to a beautiful dawn of satisfaction.My echo make me strong,to stand alone in the crowd,Let not addicted to plundering situations,Face them with zealous defiance.My echo make me strong,take me to the world I dreamt,where every eye is bright with audacity…
  • Friend - Tanka

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:57 am
    Secret possessorGroupie in every mischiefFoundation for trustBuddies success and descendUnderstands my inner soulFriend is a very special person(s) in life, a small meaning of friend in form of Tanka poetry on this friendship's day. Tanka poetry has 5-7-5-7-7 syllable.Read more Friend's related post here.@AuraOfThoughts
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    healingthatfeeling.com

  • The Ultimate Quick Fix For Getting Rid Of The ‘Suckies’

    Mel
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:22 am
    The Ultimate Quick Fix For Getting Rid Of A Bad Mood, Inner Funk or The ‘Suckies’. If you’ve ever wanted to know a quick trick to get rid of a bad mood – this is it. The perfect antidote to the ‘suckies’.   Sometimes, you wake up and you just feel a The post The Ultimate Quick Fix For Getting Rid Of The ‘Suckies’ appeared first on .
  • Do Our Words Really Matter?

    Mel
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Do Our Words REALLY Matter? A few years ago I read an article about a scientific study on ‘Lucky’ and ‘Unlucky’ people. The results did not turn out as expected. It turns out that none of us are naturally lucky OR unlucky, but the way that we see ourselves DOES The post Do Our Words Really Matter? appeared first on .
  • Why Are Positive Affirmations Not Working For Me?

    Mel
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Why are positive affirmations not working for me? Have you ever wondered how to use affirmations to achieve a goal? Or why your affirmations don’t seem to be helping your goal become a reality. I was recently asked to give advice a lady that wanted to learn more about using The post Why Are Positive Affirmations Not Working For Me? appeared first on .
  • Does Positive Thinking Work?

    Mel
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Does Positive Thinking Work? YES! It does work. And if you want to know why positive thinking is important, all you have to do is take a look around you. Look at your life and look at the lives of those people who are closest to you. You will start The post Does Positive Thinking Work? appeared first on .
  • Don’t Feed The Trolls

    Mel
    11 Jul 2015 | 1:31 am
      Don’t Feed The Trolls.   Is the Internet the bully’s new school playground? What is the best way to deal with internet bullies?     Over the past few days I have heard at least 5 different people talk about their internet trolling experiences. 2 of them are famous The post Don’t Feed The Trolls appeared first on .
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

  • Interview with Will Clipman – Musician, Poet, Maskmaker

    Walter Jacobson
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Will is a Internationally-acclaimed maskmaker, poet, storyteller, arts educator, percussionist and 7-time GRAMMY® Nominee. A Canyon Records artist. The post Interview with Will Clipman – Musician, Poet, Maskmaker appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Forgive To Win – End Self-Sabotage, Create The Life You Want!

    Walter Jacobson
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Recently I appeared on the Dr. Don Show and talked about my book, Forgive To Win! – End Self Sabotage, Create The Life You Want! The show was divided into four parts, and then I taped a fifth segment to cover some topics from the book we didn’t get to. Here are all five parts that cover self-sabotage, why we need to forgive, why we resist forgiving, how to forgive when we resist forgiving, and the Forgiveness Diet, a daily regimen of actions that will increase your ability to effectively release anger and resentments, and forgive others. Enjoy!
  • How To Forgive Someone Who Keeps Abusing You

    Walter Jacobson
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    When someone keeps abusing you and you are not able to eliminate that person from your life, you first remember that you forgive others for your own peace of mind. And then you find ways to see them differently so as to make it easier for you to forgive them. The post How To Forgive Someone Who Keeps Abusing You appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger

    Walter Jacobson
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    It can be said that many people have a chemical imbalance and genetic predisposition towards depression, anxiety and anger. However, there are many people where these components are not the prime movers of their conditions. Either way, the advice in this video might be helpful. The post How To Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Succeed – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Don’t get discouraged and demoralized when you fall off your path. Two steps forward, one step back is the natural progression of accomplishment and success. When you fall off your bicycle, don’t beat yourself up with guilt and shame. Just jump back on the bicycle and start pedaling again. And you’ll succeed at last. The post How To Succeed – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    positivepsychologyprogram.com

  • Positive Psychology at Work: Why ‘Working Smarter’ Doesn’t Work

    Mariana Pascha
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    We all want work to be a positive and engaging experience.  The positive benefits of staff engagement and wellbeing are known even to managerial dinosaurs.   The rhetoric around workplace wellbeing is familiar.  We are told the key to a happier workplace is to encourage self-care, or ‘working smarter not harder,’ or ‘work-life balance’.  What Grinch could take issue with these motherhood statements; besides me? One reason these notions remain popular is so few people try to actively implement them.  If we did we would find they are often unworkable, poorly defined and lacking any…
  • Martin Seligman Walks Into a Bar… (and 9 Other Things I Learned About Positive Psychology)

    Elizaveta Babanova
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    Are positive psychology practitioners happier than the general population? Top ten lessons learned from International Positive Psychology Association World Congress 2015. “Observe if conference participants appear happier than the general population,” asked a friend of mine as I was heading to my first International Positive Psychology Association event – its Fourth World Congress held at “the happiest place on earth”, the Disneyland resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. I’ve only been a member of IPPA for a few months prior to the gathering and was excited to see the world’s…
  • Critiques and Criticisms of Positive Psychology at the WCPP2015

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    Some of the greatest minds within the field of positive psychology have just finished discussing its critiques and criticism at the World Conference of Positive Psychology. You’ll find all of them categorised and listed below. Panel members: (from left to right) Kim Cameron Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Jonathan Haidt Barbara Fredrickson Martin Seligman Carmelo Vazquez   Research Issues: Research findings are often invalid, overstated, and misleading. Mis-analyzing data and mis-interpreting or over-claiming results are common. Too much emphasis exists on self-report, cross-sectional…
  • Happiness GPS App – Big Smart Cities Project

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    We have created an app that invites tourists (and city lovers), who are usually motivated by novelty, change, and appealing adventures, to enrol in activities that are linked to three Happiness Journeys with basic happiness enhancement factors at their core: Hedonic happiness – Pleasure Eudaimomic happiness – Purpose (and Meaning) Relational happiness – People Will you help us out? (with just one click?) Can you please help us voting in the Happiness GPS project today and spreading the word by following this link and clicking ‘ vote’ ? Thanks you so much in advance! After…
  • The PERMA Model: A Scientific Theory of Happiness

    Mariana Pascha
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Everyone seems to be in the pursuit of happiness nowadays. There are many ways to reach happiness though, including training your mind for happiness, spending money on others to promote happiness, and following the code to well-being and happiness. Most of us think we know what happiness is, but what are the actual elements that promotes happiness within each of us? Seligman’s theoretical model of happiness helps us understand these elements and what we can do to maximize each element to reach a life full of happiness. Seligman’s PERMA model The PERMA model was designed by Martin…
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    Mary Anne Horsman

  • A 4 Step Intro to the Science of Love

    Mary Anne Horsman
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman Love is our most powerful resource. It’s the boundless energy that connects all matter and draws like to like. We are living at the exciting time when quantum physics is aligning with spiritual teachings. We are witnessing the enlightenment of minds around the globe. Synthesizing modern knowledge and ancient wisdom, we’re rapidly experiencing a leap towards full potential living. Harnessing the power of both our divinely intelligent nature and our intuitive animal instincts, we can evolve to a whole new level of existence. Using the Science of Love Designing our…
  • Back to School 2015!

    Mary Anne Horsman
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman Amazing that we’re approaching the end of August already! And there are leaves falling from a tree or two in my backyard. As a preschool homeschooling mom, I don’t officially have to do back to school activities with the kiddos. But the official launch of Love School is coming soon and I’m so excited! I want to be all shipshape, neat and clean to start the Fall season of teaching! So even though it’s not Spring cleaning time, I think this is a perfect opportunity to liberate ourselves from unwanted material (And spiritual, emotional or mental)…
  • The World Needs Your Love

    Mary Anne Horsman
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman If you focus on looking for the positive, you’ll find that there’s a whole lot of Love in the world. For the most part, people are doing their best to take care of themselves, their family and their friends. People are searching for health and happiness. They’re looking for ways to increase their pleasure and feel more connected and fulfilled. And that’s where you come in. If you’re reading The Love Post, you’re already someone who’s interested in living your best life and making a difference in the world. You’re aware of the power of your mind. You know…
  • The #1 Resource for Personal Development

    Mary Anne Horsman
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman Personal development. It’s at the heart of all achievement and accomplishment. From athletes to entrepreneurs, becoming a high performer requires consistent attention on self-mastery. Those of us who seek to improve our lives understand that, first and foremost, we need to work on ourselves. This means that we commit to becoming our best selves. We know that our inner game controls our worldly experience. We work to master our thoughts and feelings so that we can create the lives we desire. And thankfully, there are plenty of generous leaders on the path to greatness,…
  • Loving All That There Is

    Mary Anne Horsman
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Mary Anne Horsman I was recently asked a wonderful question about opening up the heart chakra to All That There Is. There’s obviously a whole lot to take in, especially in these times when we have access to so much information. As is sometimes the case, the answer here lies in the question itself. It is when we take time to consider life from Love’s perspective (which is Cosmic and all-inclusive) that we can truly open up and embrace the glory and mystery of Oneness and truly embrace All That There Is. Personal, Global and Cosmic Perspectives When you pay attention to everything going on…
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    positivepsychologyprogram.com

  • Positive Psychology at Work: Why ‘Working Smarter’ Doesn’t Work

    Mariana Pascha
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    We all want work to be a positive and engaging experience.  The positive benefits of staff engagement and wellbeing are known even to managerial dinosaurs.   The rhetoric around workplace wellbeing is familiar.  We are told the key to a happier workplace is to encourage self-care, or ‘working smarter not harder,’ or ‘work-life balance’.  What Grinch could take issue with these motherhood statements; besides me? One reason these notions remain popular is so few people try to actively implement them.  If we did we would find they are often unworkable, poorly defined and lacking any…
  • Martin Seligman Walks Into a Bar… (and 9 Other Things I Learned About Positive Psychology)

    Elizaveta Babanova
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    Are positive psychology practitioners happier than the general population? Top ten lessons learned from International Positive Psychology Association World Congress 2015. “Observe if conference participants appear happier than the general population,” asked a friend of mine as I was heading to my first International Positive Psychology Association event – its Fourth World Congress held at “the happiest place on earth”, the Disneyland resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. I’ve only been a member of IPPA for a few months prior to the gathering and was excited to see the world’s…
  • Critiques and Criticisms of Positive Psychology at the WCPP2015

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    Some of the greatest minds within the field of positive psychology have just finished discussing its critiques and criticism at the World Conference of Positive Psychology. You’ll find all of them categorised and listed below. Panel members: (from left to right) Kim Cameron Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Jonathan Haidt Barbara Fredrickson Martin Seligman Carmelo Vazquez   Research Issues: Research findings are often invalid, overstated, and misleading. Mis-analyzing data and mis-interpreting or over-claiming results are common. Too much emphasis exists on self-report, cross-sectional…
  • Happiness GPS App – Big Smart Cities Project

    Seph Fontane Pennock
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    We have created an app that invites tourists (and city lovers), who are usually motivated by novelty, change, and appealing adventures, to enrol in activities that are linked to three Happiness Journeys with basic happiness enhancement factors at their core: Hedonic happiness – Pleasure Eudaimomic happiness – Purpose (and Meaning) Relational happiness – People Will you help us out? (with just one click?) Can you please help us voting in the Happiness GPS project today and spreading the word by following this link and clicking ‘ vote’ ? Thanks you so much in advance! After…
  • The PERMA Model: A Scientific Theory of Happiness

    Mariana Pascha
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Everyone seems to be in the pursuit of happiness nowadays. There are many ways to reach happiness though, including training your mind for happiness, spending money on others to promote happiness, and following the code to well-being and happiness. Most of us think we know what happiness is, but what are the actual elements that promotes happiness within each of us? Seligman’s theoretical model of happiness helps us understand these elements and what we can do to maximize each element to reach a life full of happiness. Seligman’s PERMA model The PERMA model was designed by Martin…
 
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    Happy Fix® - Get My Happy Fix

  • Where Do You Invest?

    Stacy Menzies
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix Over the past couple of days, I’ve loosely followed the stock market’s ups and downs. I’m not as invested in it as I should be but I find it interesting and always wonder why people invest the way they do. When do you decide to buy? Sell? Do you love the company or is it purely a business decision? Over the years, I’ve invested in a lot of different things. While there has been no measurable monetary payoff, I’ve been the beneficiary of incredible riches. I’ve invested in both of my children, with time, money and attention. The result…
  • From Crappy to Happy

    Stacy Menzies
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:29 am
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix On my way to a couple of meetings today, I hit a pothole. Not a figurative pothole, a real one. I hit it hard. I was on a rural road which leads to an Interstate. I was feeling great. As my head was a little in the clouds, looking forward to the day, I heard and felt my tire hit something and deflate on contact. I pulled over, inspected the damage (blown tire, bent rim, lost hubcap), and called AAA. I sat on the side of the road, near the entrance ramp to the Interstate, with my hazards on for a long while waiting for the tow truck. I was…
  • You Gotta Have Friends

    Stacy Menzies
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix August 1, 2015 marks National Girlfriends Day, a day to celebrate the special bonds that women share with other women. I got to thinking about friendships and how that impacts happiness. As I’ve mentioned (probably ad nauseum) I’ve been blessed in my life to have strong relationships with both my family and with friends. I’ve been fortunate that those have occurred naturally. I’ve known one of my oldest friends since birth. I have friends from elementary, middle and high school that, through the miracle of Facebook, I still keep in touch…
  • Turning Happiness into Joy

    Stacy Menzies
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix Last week, I had a great conversation over Facebook (ironic considering my last blog post) with a dear friend. She lives in Oklahoma. We have been friends since high school and I have always been struck with the ease that she lives and celebrates life. She got married young, has four boys, and went to school later in life. She is now a Special Education Teacher and quite obviously loves the life she has built for herself. She is, by definition and the way she lives her life, a Happy Fix. She brings positivity and joy to everyone she meets. She…
  • Connection, the Happiest Fix of All!

    Stacy Menzies
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    by Stacy Menzies Chief Happbassador, Happy Fix I’ll be brutally honest. I have a love/hate relationship with I-95. I love it because it connects me with people I love. I hate it because it’s kind of ugly and I am guaranteed to spend at least an hour stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on pretty much every trip I make.Two weeks ago, I spent an inordinate amount of time on I-95 bringing my son to school and returning home. I had pretty much decided that I needed a break. I had a dilemma, though. My twin nieces’ birthday was this past weekend. In order to get to it, that’s right -- I had…
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  • How To Get Motivated To Workout Easily!

    Transcend Your Limits
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Lost the motivation to workout? Maybe you just put your running shoes down and they’ve gathered dust ever since. Well firstly, you’re not alone. You probably knew that. There are lots of people who stopped working out, but why should you be one of them? Think about what would be better for... The post How To Get Motivated To Workout Easily! appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • Information Overload On The Internet!

    Transcend Your Limits
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    Information is everywhere now. Information Overload is where you have so much information coming into your brain that you just can’t focus on any of it and it all becomes a blur. It’s what happens when you have 2356 different tabs open in your internet browser, and you have an... The post Information Overload On The Internet! appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • Jack Of All Trades Master Of None? Wrong!

    Transcend Your Limits
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Is it better to be a little bit good at a lot of things, or very good at one thing? Can you have both? Let’s talk about the expression ‘Jack of all trades master of none’.  Well, it’s a bit more complicated than I first thought when I started writing... The post Jack Of All Trades Master Of None? Wrong! appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • How To Stop Procrastinating Right Now!

    Transcend Your Limits
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    Are you ready? I’m going to share with you the trick that will let you stop procrastinating right now, today. Actually, it’s not just one ‘trick’ but it’s a mindset. I’ll explain everything. The reasons you’re procrastinating are – 1 – You’re addicted to ‘instant gratification’ (I’ll explain what that... The post How To Stop Procrastinating Right Now! appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
  • Setting Goals – Why Is It So Important?

    Transcend Your Limits
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    After you’ve read this post, you’ll know that setting goals is really, really important. Goals are so essential to your success in anything you do that they should be considered the number one factor determining whether or not you’ll achieve something. If you want to know whether you’ll achieve the... The post Setting Goals – Why Is It So Important? appeared first on Transcend Your Limits.
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  • Optimism Comes with Action

    Polly Campbell
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:37 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Optimism can be a catalyst for good things. Optimistic people usually believe that they can influence positive change, even in difficult situations, and they take steps to do it. That effort alone, often creates more positive outcomes. For example, optimists generally take better care of themselves because they believe that will make a positive…
  • Optimism Will Power You Up

    Polly Campbell
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. Optimism You don’t…
  • Power Up with a Self-Compassion Mantra

    Polly Campbell
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Things I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too.     Self-compassion prompts feelings of…
  • Power Up Productivity with Self-Compassion

    Polly Campbell
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. Self-criticism thwarts…
  • Power Up by Practicing Courage

    Polly Campbell
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. We become braver,…
 
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    Living Intentionally - Intentional Happiness

  • September 01st, 2015

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:37 pm
    What's in the freezer of someone who advocates for healthy eating?  Cheezy Weezies?  Low fat, high calorie cookies?  TV dinners?  Snacko-cakes?  Processed, low flavor foods?  Watch and find out.
  • The Joy of Being Heard

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    "What matters is not what is said, but what is heard.""I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.""If your students haven't learned, you haven't taught."Which is these statements do you agree with?  I was often reminded of the third one when I was a teacher myself, and while there's some truth in it the students' responsibility is ignored.  I can't make my students learn.The middle statement is just plain wrong; I'm always getting myself into trouble by saying things that are misunderstood.  But the first statement is a valid principle, I think.
  • Is There a Positive Side to Tragedy?

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Upside:  The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth by Jim Rendon, Touchstone Books, 2015.  Available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.  Visit his author website at jimrendon.com.Wouldn't it be sort of obvious that we almost always learn and change the most through difficult times? It is, but if you think about it the heaviest emphasis in the past couple of decades has been on the negative consequences of trauma, especially with the official diagnoss of PTSD—post traumatic dress disorder. And there is no doubt that those who have experienced…
  • Inside the Fridge

    22 Aug 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Here's a chance for an inside look:  in the fridge.  See what a writer who advocates for healthy eating actually has in the fridge.  Note that this is different from the classic "Livin' in the Fridge".
  • Doing It Yourself, Part Two

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    We often tend to think of luxury in terms of being waited on or having others do work we find irksome. I'll think sometimes of how nice it would be to have someone in to clean this house so that I wouldn't have to worry about it and could just get on with my writing. I know two excellent cleaning women whom I like and respect very much and who could probably use the work. We can afford to pay them. That's not the issue. But every time I get close to deciding to hire them I pull back. Cleaning house is excellent exercise; no one can sit at a computer for too long without needing to get up and…
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    The Alchemist's Heart

  • Inviting Aphrodite: The Heart And Soul of Growing More Beautiful

    Christy A. Harvey
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Did you catch the sumptuous writing in Jennifer Robin’s first guest post on the alchemy of growing more beautiful? Jennifer is an alchemist, image consultant, makeup artist and fashion stylist and painter who is gifting us now with part two of her Growing More Beautiful series. Read on to experience her alchemy with the evocative power of color!   Experience Yourself in Color Color is my second language. When I closely study my clients, their coloring speaks volumes, telling me stories of who they are and all the beauty they are capable of embodying. Their beauty and originality…
  • Inviting Aphrodite: The Alchemy Of Growing More Beautiful

    Christy A. Harvey
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    Are you ready to learn the alchemy of growing more beautiful? This proven method of inviting Aphrodite by connecting with your inner Goddess is available to you now! I am delighted to have discovered alchemist Jennifer Robin and her gorgeous (really & truly!) award winning book, Growing More Beautiful: An Artful Approach to Personal Style.  Her earlier writing, Clothe Your Spirit: Dressing for Self Expression, launched a twenty-five year career as an image consultant, makeup artist and fashion stylist. Recognized for her innovative use of color and design, she is also a…
  • Manifest the Marvelous Magic Of Spirit Memory Now

    Christy A. Harvey
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Learn the secrets to manifesting the marvelous magic of spirit memory with my A to Z Alchemy series right now! It was her “do or die” moment. She knew it was time to break through the glass ceiling and bring it to the world. Struggling with confidence issues before a call to land the biggest client of her life, she spilled over with desperate frustration. She’d done all the right things as a solopreneur building her business from the ground up. She knew she could offer top-notch service, but she’d begun freezing during sales calls. As we explored the fabric of these calls, it became…
  • Top 5 Alchemical Writers To Inspire Your Life

    Christy A. Harvey
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:14 pm
    You know I’m all about alchemical change, and that this requires a willingness to dive deep and transform. It is my passion and pleasure to bring you resources to make this easier in your life.  Here are some courageous powerhouse writers with gifts of inspiration to spur you into action as you create a life you love. Michelle Alva First up is the luminous Michelle Alva, who is giving a Ted-X talk in Miami tomorrow (SQUEE! I can’t wait to see it!): “I was scared of not being loved for who I am, and now after many years of deep self-soul work, becoming intimately aware of…
  • 6 Keys To Easing Stress On The Anniversary Of Trauma

    Christy A. Harvey
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Healing From Trauma She gasped to speak, forcing syllables out in rapid succession. My heart ached to witness her pain. Silently, I spoke from my heart to hers, holding her in a completely safe space. You are safe. You are loved. You are free. You have all the support you need. You are safe. You are loved. You are free. You have all the support you need.Click To Tweet She made it here, despite debilitating anxiety, because she realized this was the anniversary of her rape. Her conscious mind didn’t know, couldn’t remember, but her body was speaking with tremendous clarity. The…
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    Breakup University

  • The Greatest Addiction [Photo]

    Shelley Hanna
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    I’ve talked about being addicted to emotions before, but this quote made me stop and think about our everyday conversations and how much of those conversations are about various types of problems. A typical conversation will involve comparing notes on minor issues and the inevitable one-upping of “my problem is a little worse than your problem” sort of thing. I’m sure you’ve never done this, but I know a lot of people who do and I’ve certainly been a card carrying member of the Complainers Club. “ Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism,…
  • It’s not how much we have [Quote]

    Shelley Hanna
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness
  • Do Your Vegetables Make You Laugh?

    Shelley Hanna
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I’m on a mini-mission to increase vegetables in my diet. It only makes sense that in order to have a healthy mind, you need to feed your body healthy foods. The trouble for me is that I’m not a huge fan of veggies because they have always tasted incredibly bitter to me. I’ve long suspected that I am a supertaster. There is a test you can take to confirm whether you are a supertaster or not, but I fit the description to a T so why bother? It’s not like I’m going to add “supertaster” to my resume anytime soon. If you read my post on making kefir, then…
  • The Truth About Healthcare Reform [Photo]

    Shelley Hanna
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:56 pm
    If only we put as much faith in our own body’s ability to heal with proper nutrition, the right mindset and a loving support system as we do in the government, drive-up windows and drug companies.
  • The secret of happiness [Quote]

    Shelley Hanna
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do ~ James M. Barrie
 
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    Want2discover

  • 7 Ways To Get What You Want Without Begging For It (Even If The Other Person Is Stubborn)

    Chantalle Blikman
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:09 pm
    It’s frustrating isn’t it? You know…constantly arguing about the same petty things. Maybe you experience this with your partner, your parents, your children or even certain friends. No matter what you say, you can never seem to get your point across. They just don’t seem to care enough or listen to you, and you find yourself going around in circles. Often, you feel like giving up. But did you know there’s something you can do to get exactly what you want from other people. And you don’t even have to beg! You can put an end to the arguing and fighting once and for all. It…
  • 101 Self Improvement Resources That Will Take You From Stuck To Unstoppable

    Bastiaan Blikman
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    You know the feeling right? Hours and hours you spend searching the Internet in the hope to find a solution for your problem. You wonder how hard it can be to find the right resource. That one article, video, course or book that will solve your problem. Maybe you lack self-confidence, get angry easily, don’t like your job or you miss a sense of purpose and meaning in your life. Whatever it is, there is a humongous amount of information out there. To be honest, I think we can all agree that there is too much information and it can be really overwhelming. Of course you only want the best for…
  • How To Dramatically Boost Your Self-Confidence And Achieve Your Biggest Goals

    Chantalle Blikman
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Let’s face it. We all have that nagging voice inside our heads saying; “There is far more that you can do and be in this life” Deep down we all believe that we are capable of so much more. More friends, more success, more money, more purpose and meaning… But then there’s the biggest enemy of all. It’s the ONE thing that somehow leads us to spending almost our whole lives feeling stuck and helpless. And that’s our self-confidence.   Maybe you’re stuck in a job you don’t like. Perhaps it feels repetitive and boring and it’s just not what your heart desires. You lack…
  • 5 Solid Reasons To Take Control Of Your Anxiety Today

    Chantalle Blikman
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:24 pm
    It’s very frustrating… You know, never knowing if and when bad things will happen. Things can change at any moment… People can hurt you. You could become injured or ill. You could lose someone dear to you. Tomorrow you could make a HUGE mistake or completely fail at something. Life is full of uncertainty. And this is especially hard for those of us who struggle with an unhealthy amount of anxious thoughts. Anxiety takes its toll on me too…trust me. I really want to help you to overcome this problem in your life. So I’m sharing 5 things I try to remind myself of…
  • Live A Fulfilling And Meaningful Life: 33 Powerful Tips From Experts

    Bastiaan Blikman
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Let’s face it. You’re frustrated. It’s so difficult to feel certain about what you’re supposed to be doing with your life. One minute, it’s the happiest day of your life, the next you’re feeling unsatisfied or even a bit depressed. If only there was a way to find a real sense of meaning and purpose. So that you could feel driven, motivated and like you’re on a clear path in life. Well… it just so happens that you’re in luck. Chantalle and I have been fortunate enough to get the No. 1 TIP from 33 influential bloggers to help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. And…
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