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Leadership Under Pressure, a k a, Emergency Leadership

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Oct. 11, 2016 -- How do you make decisions under pressure? Leadership under pressure is not analysis paralysis. How do you mo...

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Why You're Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman When it comes to exercise, many of us are full of good intentions but not much action. I've been meaning to go to the gym, we tell ...

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

The No. 1 Way to Get What You Want

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

To again be clear, there's nothing high-and-mighty about any of this. People don't give me what I want because they think I'm all that. People give me what I want because I ask for it. Stay with me. This isn't as obvious as this sounds.

To Reduce Kids' Anxiety, Stop Telling Them How Great They Are

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.

This advice may be counterintuitive. The self-esteem movement indoctrinated us with the idea that complimenting kids -- essentially, telling them how ...

The Myth of Stress and How to Focus Under Pressure

Anurag Harsh | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Anurag Harsh

Stress is a myth. According to Al Siebert, the widespread belief that jobs generate harmful stress is an "artificial consensus" reality, fed by the ti...

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

What's Wrong With Needing to Be the Best

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Very few of us are likely to be the "most" or the "best" anything. But success, happiness and a good life aren't really about this. They're about learning to accept ourselves and pursue what has meaning to us. That is the best standard we can hold for ourselves and the most valuable lesson we can pass on to our children.

7 Thoughts To Defeat Pressure

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

We all have our pressure moments -- situations in which we have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on our performance. If you want to do your best when it matters most, here's the mindset to create:

When You Run, Run Free: Defining Success for Yourself

Tom Morris | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Imagine for a moment that the Kentucky Derby is underway. It's a beautiful day. The horses are all rounding a turn in full stride, close together, hooves pounding, sprays and clumps of dirt flying up from the track.

Four Temptations of Teams Under Pressure

Ted Harro | Posted 09.17.2016 | Business
Ted Harro

While bad enough when faced by an individual, these temptations accelerate when they're in a team. They're contagious. They gain a momentum all their own. Left unaddressed, they can quickly destroy months and years of hard work in building your team's momentum.

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

Master Your Athletic Frustration

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.18.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Every athlete, from juniors to Olympians and pros, has experienced the feeling of frustration when they're not able to do something, whether physically, technically, tactically, or competitively: you feel stuck, get tense, lose focus, and get discouraged.

Separated Americans

Terry Newell | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

We have come to look for policies, programs, and politicians to fix what ails our society. We have come to think that the right job, the right salary, or the right medications will fix our personal struggles.

Take the Pressure Off

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Elizabeth Comeau, digital editor at Runner's World and Zelle "How far are we going, and how fast?" my mother/runner friend asked me. "I don't kno...

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

The Ultimate Price of Our Hyper-Achievement Culture

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.14.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

These stories demonstrate the ultimate price that young people can pay for buying into the hyper-achievement culture. Yet, though infrequent and extreme in their finality, they only lie at the far end of the continuum that many young people exist in these days.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Just Don't Ask, 'How Was Your Day?'

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.

When you stop asking, "How was your day?" as soon as your kids walk through the door, you're more interested in being attuned to their feelings than satisfying your pressing need to know something. From what students tell me, this will be much appreciated.

Peer Pressure Attack? Here's What to Say

Bernadette Anat | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Bernadette Anat

When I say "peer pressure," I can feel you mentally side-eyeing me, thinking, Kay, Mom, I'm pretty sure I learned how to say no when I was in diapers. I hear you! But peer pressure isn't always Creepy Guy Trying To Shove Cigarette In Your Face.

Make Mental Training a Priority in Your Sport

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.27.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

you actually do quite a bit of mental training without realizing it. I'm sure that you attempt to motivate yourself, think positively, fire yourself up and focus in training. Well, that is mental training.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...