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Self Efficacy

Quit Attempts: Confidence Builders or Breakers?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Recent international research suggests for some smokers, just trying to quit again, without recovering from a failed attempt, contributes to what they call "cessation fatigue." According to this research, there is a generalized capacity to quit, but that capacity needs to regenerate between tries.

Control and Health

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

On those days when you feel like you are in control, you act in healthier and more proactive ways than when you believe that the world is controlling you. When you feel like you have no control, it can be valuable to engage with other people and let them help to motivate you to act in healthy and productive ways.

5 Lessons In Resilience From A Spiritual Giant

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

While Mandela swam through treacherous, shark-ridden waters, many times against the tide, he knew where he was headed. And he never stopped swimming.

4 Ways To Become More Empowered

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The substantial effort and work that are required for us to demonstrate a real influence in our environment is extremely worthwhile, as it is guaranteed to produce not only real life improvements but psychological and emotional payoffs that are just as valuable and even longer lasting.

7 Ways To Avoid Mental Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The more I burned out, the more I just wanted to hole up in my office and avoid people, and that was exactly the opposite of what I should have been doing. I didn't want to let people know how awful I was really feeling because I thought it meant I was weak.

Women and Happiness: Is It Still Declining?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women now feel more comfortable being honest about their real happiness levels? Has an increase in opportunity created a commensurate increase in what is required for women to declare, "I'm happy?"

Meeting Our Edge and Softening

Tara Brach | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Yet, great loss can unseat the controller, which we often scramble to resurrect by getting busy, blaming others, blaming ourselves, or trying to fix things. Even so, if we are willing to let there be a gap, if we can live in presence without controlling, healing becomes possible.

Resilience: 7 Simple Strategies For Busy, Stressful Lives

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Resilience is a popular buzzword, but what really is resilience? Most people are able to define it as the ability to bounce back from adversity, but few realize that resilience is made up of a number of different skills and abilities.

An Earthquake I Hope Everyone Feels

Brian Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

People on the streets of LA are winning forever. It is the most inspiring thing I have ever seen -- to see people so far down lift themselves up, to become leaders in their communities.

A New Year's Wish -- A Self-Efficacious America

Brian Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

If a person can realize dreams by setting clear goals and believing in them, why can't a city or a nation?