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Attention

The Road Typically Travelled: Course Corrections

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The world changes. We become aware of such change by listening to how we feel. Whether in the wilds of the woods or life, if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Look at it. Change your map accordingly. Make a course correction. It's the only way to get home.

Why Do Human Beings Engage? 22 Impulses That Sustain Engagement

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

I'd like to capture and keep your attention for about 60 seconds while you read this post. I'm relying on your professional curiosity and commitment to impact. In other words, I'm betting on a short burst of engagement.

5 Ways to Care for Your Attention

Susan Pearse | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

Attention is the most threatened resource on the planet today. It is being misused and abused more than ever before. If you've ever juggled a phone un...

We Have to Pay Attention to Our Work, and Not Just Stay Busy Doing It

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

While making a living online, it's easy to get lured into other people's vision of doing business. You see something work for them, or something they're sharing that netted them great results and you want to try it too.

Moments of Happiness

Susan Pearse | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

In this noisy busy world, we believe a moment of attention can change everything. How will you give the gift of your attention to the things that matter most, today, tomorrow and in the weeks to come? Because moments of happiness grow as moments of attention flow.

What Is This Thing Called the Present?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The past and the future have their lures, and the big reason to get out of the present is that it is the place we are most vulnerable to be hurt. Let's look at how we are pulled toward the future and to the past.

Life in the Fast Lane Requires Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.

5 Things Your Brain Wants You to Know About Getting and Keeping Focus

Scott Halford | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Scott Halford

Focus is your ticket to excellence. Yet, we pelt our brains with unfathomable little stressors all day long. Few of us take time to erase the toxicity and replenish ourselves throughout the day.

Attention Is the Currency of Care

Susan Pearse | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

How many opportunities to be part of something meaningful do you miss because your attention is being frittered away on the meaningless? It's nice to listen to music on your trip to work, but if you're doing so because you believe there is nothing worthwhile happening in your world, then you are sorely mistaken.

What to Do When You Are Growing Your Core Fast, But Not Fast Enough

Rajesh Setty | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

With over 350M subscribers and growing fast, it would be hard to question LinkedIn's growth. When you compare this number to any of the LinkedIn's traditional competitors, they are doing just fine.

A Generation Without a Past: The Lost Present

Marwa Azab | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marwa Azab

I wonder who will tell this present when it becomes past? Will future grandparents have a paucity of stories that start with "I remember when I was your age... ?"

Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.

Why Many Smart People Don't Complete Reading the Business Books They Buy

Rajesh Setty | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

While I read at least one book a week, the number of books that I have "half read" trueps the number of books that I have laid my hands on by a wide margin.

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.

The Thieves In Your Office

Darren Hardy | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

Distractions not only cause massive losses in productivity, but they also increase stress and decrease motivation. Here are five thieves in your office to watch out for and how to stop them.

The Hammer

Ken McLeod | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken McLeod

When that hammer comes down, your life changes. You are not the same person. You learn things about life, about people and about yourself that you didn't know before, whether you wanted to or not.

How Not to Undo "I Do": 5 Relationship-Strengthening Exercises

Susan Pearse | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weddings
Susan Pearse

It's not enough to show token consideration one day every now and again. Great relationships thrive on quality attention every day.

Itchy Trigger Finger? How About Itchy Brain?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.12.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Response-inhibition training shows exciting potential as a training method for police and the military. The findings might also lead to more insights into cognition and firearms, insights with the potential to reduce society's death toll.

Why We Can't (Always) Trust Ourselves

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Trusting ourselves and our feelings is a complicated matter that deserves lifelong attention. Like road signs, feelings guide us but are also capa...

Hate Running? Try This Science-Backed Trick To Make It Feel Easier

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

If you want to run faster, focus on the finish line. No, that's just not a cheesy motto for achieving success. According to fascinating new resear...

What Captures Your Attention Controls Your Life

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Giving and receiving undivided attention, even briefly, is the least that one individual can do for another -- and sometimes the most. And yet, attending to others doesn't just help them -- it helps us, by evoking responses that help the listener feel cared for, useful, and connected to the larger world.

Captured? You Might Have Fallen Victim to FOMM!

Susan Pearse | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

A few years ago I learnt a valuable lesson about capturing memories. Perhaps I was following the lead of other parents. But as I videoed my daughter, I knew I was viewing a B-grade version of what was really happening.

Real Reason You Get Attracted to People Who Are So Different

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The ability to recognize the positive contribution that one's partner makes to the needs of the relationship, rather than holding the perspective that they are the cause of the "problem" is the core variable that determines whether the couple is headed for disaster or for mutual fulfillment.

Going for the Gusto!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Who we are is vast, and much of it is invisible to the eye. Our challenge is to see all of our partner with eyes of acceptance and appreciation and to allow ourselves so be fully seen by them as well.

Cognitive Function and Its Impact on Chronic Pain

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave p...