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Your Game Plan For Nipping Stress In The Bud

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The most important work you'll do today is planning what you'll do. Here are some key strategies for staying proactive -- and one step ahead of stress.

The Secret To Being More Creative

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value." Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases.

How To Live With Purpose

Daniel Wong | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Wong

Discovering what it takes to lead a life that counts is something that has always fascinated me. Judging from the people I've met who live with a sense of regret and hopelessness, it's obvious that we often make mistakes in the pursuit of a meaningful life. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Take Charge Of Your ‘Serenity Stealers'

Gail McMeekin | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gail McMeekin

Positive life choices, carefully selected and added one at a time, act as powerful catalysts to bring you closer to a life that reflects your unique image of contentment.

4 Ways To Use Love To Improve Your Life

Susanna Bair | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

My attitude in life is this: Everything is perfect as it is, and everything can be improved. Love is the power that makes things grow, mature, and become harmonious and beautiful. Here are four steps to use love in ways that improve your life.

Why You're Self-Sabotaging (And How To Stop)

Polly Campbell | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

You can discard the beliefs that aren't helpful anymore, and rework others so that they propel you toward your greatest dreams. In the short run, you can also choose beliefs that will leave you feeling better, happier, more peaceful.

Why You Haven't Accomplished Your Big Goal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The reality stung for a moment. But then... I felt liberated. After all, if I couldn't be the best runner around, then I could just focus on being the best runner I could be. Knowing and accepting I'd never be the best at it actually made me free.

How To Improve Your Focus And Concentration (Surprising Lessons From A Lion Tamer)

James Clear | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Anyone can learn how to focus -- but only if we decide what is important to us and what we want to commit to accomplishing. The only wrong choice is no choice.

What Should You Look For In Your Perfect Match?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Do opposites attract, as Paula Abdul once assured us in a pop song, or do you need to be similar on 19 dimensions of personality -- as eHarmony suggests -- to find the perfect match?

What's So Scary About Rejection?

Michael Neill | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The truth is, "no" doesn't mean we are a bad person or doomed to failure. It's not evidence of a conspiracy against us by the fates or proof that our parents/teachers/siblings were right about us and we never will amount to anything. It just means "not yes." That's it. "Not yes."

The Mental Game

Garret Kramer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

We often hear that in sports or other performance-related activities, the mental game is as important as the physical game. Fair enough. But what exactly is the mental game?

The Key To Finding The Right Career For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but like Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice.

8 Steps To Feeling Momentum

Jess Greene | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jess Greene

You can get unstuck. It won't be easy, but the difficulty and trial of this process is the journey that separates the stuck from the unstuck in life.

Why It's Hard To Stick To Healthy Habits (And What You Can Do About It)

James Clear | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It's nice to know what you want and having goals gives you a sense of direction and purpose. However, there is one way that your hopes and dreams actually sabotage you from becoming better: Your desires can easily lure you into biting off more than you can chew.

How to Aim High: Steps 2 and 3 to Create Your Personal Vision

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Walking along the straight and narrow, a step at a time, won't get you where you really want to go. Satisfying as it is to complete the "to do" list, it's not enough. Aiming high means exactly that -- look up, grab your magic wand, and imagine your life five years from now.

One Of Everyone's Biggest Fears (And How To Face It)

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often focused on consequences right now. Thinking of how something will impact us beyond the present moment helps put the risk into perspective. Many times you will find that a setback won't matter a year from now -- or even next week. So why not take a chance?

Don't Stall, Don't Wait... Take Action! Four Ways to Make Your Vision a Reality

R. Kay Green | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
R. Kay Green

Why is it so very easy for us to put off tomorrow what can be done today? Strategy is your plan of action that you develop in order to achieve your vision. It's all about gaining or at least being prepared for a position or an advantage over the competition.

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 5 -- Practice Makes Perfect

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

There is no question that in order to become skillful at any sport or fitness activity, you need to participate in and practice the activity. But if that is all that is required -- practice, practice, practice -- how come not everyone that practices a lot excels at what they do?

Success and Breathing: Practice and Putting Yourself Out There

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Paterson

Success comes in all forms, whether it be how you did on a test, a work project, closing a sale, losing weight, quitting smoking or another addicti...

Let Go... And Grow!

Bonnie St. John | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Bonnie St. John

I have come to realize that in order to experience the rich and rewarding life I seek, there has to be a balance between discipline and passion. My dogged determination to hunker down and plow through any situation often meant that I ignored or missed opportunities for joy in my life.

A Lilac by Any Other Name Is a Rose

Rob White | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

This revelation sparked a sea change in my thinking and caused me to completely recalibrate my understanding of the world's pecking order. All of a sudden the playing field was level and I felt that I had a right to be in the game if I had faith in myself -- regardless of my roots.

4 Steps For Getting On The Right Side Of Success

Kathy Andersen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

How do we not get lost in looking for "success in all the wrong places," and end up with achievement but not fulfillment? How do we experience wealth as abundance in our being, not only in our bank accounts?

The 4 Quadrants of Creation

Michael Neill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Think of something you have thus far failed to achieve or create. Now answer this question: Is it because you couldn't, you didn't really want to, or both?

The Torture of Birthing Lovely Things

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

This weekend, I was reminded that the process of creating lovely things is sometimes far from lovely. For many years, I believed that if something were "meant to be" and held goodness and rightness, then the process of creating it would be graced with ease. I know better now.

How To Sturdy Your Basic Foundations

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

I and others tend to skip over the fundamentals for a variety of reasons, including impatience, laziness, or a kind of arrogance that thinks we can sort of get away with not paying our dues. But when we don't take care of the fundamentals, the foundation is shaky for whatever we've built.