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The 3 Rs of Eliminating the Self-Sabotaging Syndrome

Joan Moran | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

Getting in the way of ourselves -- or, as some call this state, being our own worst enemy -- has been around since the dawn of man. Modern psychology ...

Are You At Risk For Burning Out? Here's How To Tell

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Burnout is an equal opportunity condition. Any job, from selling insurance to answering customer calls all day, can drain you of your calm, optimism, sense of purpose and good mood. And all too often, if your job isn't recognized as stressful, the gravity of burnout hits you too late, long after you're just ashes on the floor.

Resilience: How to Overcome the Stress Myth

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Stress is one word we don't like to talk about. I've listened to those in leadership call for it when they say, "I'm so stressed," "I'm stressed out"! But the truth is the something called "stress" is nothing short of an inner, physical feeling of anxiety or "strain."

How to Keep One Mistake From Derailing Your Day

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living

It might take a while to shift your decisions, especially if they are tied to ingrained habits. But with practice, you will be able to notice the habitual act and say, "What will I do now?" instead of giving into the next knee-jerk response.

How To Cope With Uncertainty (Because It's Inevitable)

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living

The irony is that change is the only sure thing -- which is why being able to shift your interpretation of it is going to be far more helpful than any effort to stop change from happening. Here are some ways to start to make that shift, and reduce the negative effects of the stress of change.

School's Out, Structure's In: How to Plan Your Child's Summer "Work Week"

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

While kids are counting down the days till "school's out forever!," many parents are secretly dreading the final bell. They love the thought of not having to wake up at the crack of dawn and get kids off to school, but they are anticipating being on the losing side of an endless game of keep away from electronics.

5 Ways to Break the Barrier of Fear

Joan Moran | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

With a practice of conscious responsibility, you can overcome your fears by facing them with honesty and resilience every time they come your way. It's time to break the barriers of fear, let go of excuses, take off your suit of armor and live a fearless, balanced, and healthy life.

3 Ways To Rekindle Your Professional Passion

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Make just one aspect of your work life better, more beautiful or more interesting, and you'll gain (or regain) that sense of connection to your job. And that may be the one boost you need so that your work feels a little bit less like work. Here are three ways to start connecting now.

Building Resilience: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.

Six Lessons in Critical Thinking from a Professional Critical Thinker

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for Spartan Up! The Podcast to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking.

Don't Save The Wisdom Of Failure For Graduation

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Take a quick scan of education in America, and it appears that college graduation speeches are just about the only place it's safe to talk about failure without it sounding terminal.

The Heart of a Tiger

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
SreyRam Kuy, MD

We'd like to share excerpts from the forthcoming book, The Heart of a Tiger, a compilation of stories about a family's survival during the Cambodian Killing Fields. I hope that you are blessed and inspired by these stories.

5 Steps to Becoming the Leader Others Want to Be Around

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Dr. Deana Murphy

When you demonstrate a high involvement in the future of your team and consistently exhibit their value to the organization, you will become the go-to leader others want to be around.

4 Ways to Build Resilience in Business

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

The pressures of modern business life are often draining. We juggle priorities -- work, family, friends, interests -- and often the pace feels overwhelming. Whether you are going through significant changes at work, or just in life in general, here are some tips to build your resilience.

6 More Cures for the Mondays

Gina DeLapa | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

May the interview above and the six reminders below help you face all your Mondays with renewed purpose, energy and excitement.

Dear Everyone: You Fail Just Like Everyone Else

Timothy Tukes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Tukes

But before you head out the door, just remember that you're still human and like everyone else, you're not only susceptible to failure but you're resilient, as well. You're an overcomer gilded with the scars of your falls; entrusted with a purpose; and blessed with a story of victory.

3 Ways to Rediscover Your Resilience When You're Tapped Out

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Here's how to tap into your innate resilience so you can bounce back stronger when life throws its inevitable punches.

True Resilience Is Understanding Nothing Lasts Forever

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

That's the thing about resilience -- you can only build it by accepting that everything will, one day, fail. The more ready you are to pivot when it does, the sooner you'll see big changes coming, the better you'll react to them when they arrive, and the faster you'll get back to business-as-usual once they hit.

Good News: You Can Learn To Be More Resilient

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Any time a woman is in the perspective of being a victim of her circumstances and is paralyzed by a diagnosis, or a toxic relationship or a dead end job, she is essentially giving up her power. By increasing our resilience, we can all become stronger to make the difficult choices and orchestrate the lives we want and love. Here are four specific ways to be more resilient.

Battered But Not Broken: Building a Resilient Food System in Nepal

Shenggen Fan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

Now, with the quakes disrupting the wheat harvest and maize planting season, and with assets, infrastructure and markets destroyed, the challenge ahead is to provide immediate relief while staying the course for long-term improvements.

3 Ways to Use Priorities to Defuse Your Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Determining what's truly on top of your list is how you recognize your limits and accept realistic expectations. Not only that, you also are better connected to the important reasons behind all that you're doing, which is a powerful vaccination against chronic stress. Here are three ways to get started.

9 Ways Mentally Strong People Stay Resilient

Amy Morin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Mentally-strong people refuse to allow self-pity to sabotage their success. Instead, they use life's inevitable hardships as a way to grow stronger and become better. Here's how mentally-strong people avoid the self-pity trap.

How to Prevail Over Fear When Life Goes Sideways

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Is it possible to live fearlessly? Probably not. Fear is integral to our natural fight or flight response. It's a protection mechanism to fend off d...

How Creativity Can Make You More Resilient

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Remind yourself of what it feels like to step into a place of creativity, knowing that just the act of taking that risk helps you feel aligned, calm, and even a little more confident than you were before. Because if you can do this, what else might you do?

5 Tricks From Mom To Help You Manage Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Every mother knows what it is to feel out of energy and patience. But a mother never runs out of love; it's self-replenishing. This week, treat yourself to that same patience and support, the kind you have shown to your own friends and family, to help you ease the negative effects of stress.