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How to Change the Habits of 107,000 People

James Clear | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It was 1995, and Pieter Ernst was battling a serious problem. Ernst was a physician with an interest in community-wide behavior change, and he was cu...

3 Big Obstacles to Change -- and How to Overcome Them

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Reception has been mixed, mostly because some people doubt the sincerity of his efforts, but his attempts, as well as the skepticism surrounding them, have highlighted a truth that resonates for us all: It's really hard to change.

How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk in 3 Easy Steps

Sheila Viers | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

What happens when you need a good pep talk and none of your trusted advisors are around for a dose of "you're better off" medicine? Here are three tips on how to give yourself the best pep talk you could ever get.

Why I Don't Drink As a Spiritual Choice and Four Practices for More Clarity

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

When I first met my life partner 10 years ago, he had just quit doing a whole host of things that weren't healthy for his mind, body or spirit. We m...

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

How to Improve Your Self Esteem

Susan Anderson | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Our "sense of self" is as unique to us as our fingerprints. It represents an accumulation of beliefs -- conscious and unconscious -- about how we perceive our relative worthiness, lovability, and personal power. Based on trial and error, we unwittingly and automatically estimate our rank in the pecking order and how attachment-worthy we think we are.

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

To deal with toxic people effectively, you need an approach that enables you, across the board, to control what you can and eliminate what you can't. The important thing to remember is that you are in control of far more than you realize.

3 Low- or No-Cost Resources to Help Improve Your Mental Health

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many people who struggle with stress, mental illness or sub-optimal mental health lack the time and finances to engage in weekly therapy or ongoing me...

Every Breath You Take: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

It's one of our most basic human functions: breathe in, breathe out. For most of us it comes naturally, (though not for all unfortunately). We don't t...

Masters of Habit: The Wisdom and Writing of Maya Angelou

James Clear | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Sadly, Maya Angelou, the great American author and poet, has passed away. She was known for her award-winning autobiographies as well as for her numer...

What's Stopping You?

Carissa Lada | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Carissa Lada

By taking some small action every single day, the task of changing your life becomes much easier. And with these steps, it's hard to make the common excuses of no time or money. Spend 20 minutes and $0.00 each day and you will begin to make noticeable progress. You just have to take the first step.

Healing Vigilante: Thanking a Stranger Who Helped Drastically Change My Life Story

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

One story influences another, which influences another, and so on. Bob O'Brien's actions greatly affected my life story, which affected my influence on other life stories. Everyday, the domino affect plays out in many ways, negative and positive, big and small.

Are You Present and Mindful -- Is Your 'Inner Baby Monitor' On?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Your inner baby monitor will stay turned on when your deepest intent is to be a loving mother and father with yourself. Retraining yourself to remember to be mindful and in the intent to learn is the challenge.

How to Be Motivated Every Day: Lessons Learned From Twyla Tharp

James Clear | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Use your ritual as an on-ramp for the bigger behavior and habits you want to build into your life. When you master the ability to mindlessly initiate the tasks that are important to you, it's not necessary to rely on motivation and willpower to make them happen.

Thought Experiment: What If Everything Was Your Fault?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When life gets difficult, it's easy to find all the reasons, outside your control, that made it that way. You're doing the best you can, right? When things get hard, it's not your fault. Is it?

My Struggle to Make Peace With My Body

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

What if we collectively, as women, stopped viewing the unrealistic images of women's bodies we see daily in the media as being normal and beautiful and started giving our bodies the love we so readily and unconditionally give everyone else in our lives?

The Positive Power of Active Listening

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

We all have important conversations ahead of us. But by practicing active listening we can help ensure that everyone walks away feeling truly heard and therefore appreciated.

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

7 Modern-Day Ways to Leave a Lasting Impression

Linda Coles | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Linda Coles

5. Smile. I am a big believer in this. The chap that held the door open for me with a beaming smile made me feel like a princess. How can you pass on such great feelings to others to make their day?

The Real Harm in Multitasking

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.

5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure to Their Advantage

Amy Morin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength and develop increased resilience. It's all about the choices we make and the desire to become better. With hard work, we can learn to use setbacks as opportunities to grow stronger.

Focus on Your Desires

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Can I find a formula that will allow me to focus on what I want to be without always getting distracted or second-guessing myself or doubting myself? Is there really a way that I can successfully make my dreams come true? For the first time in my life, I believe that I can.

Are You Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Giving yourself up to avoid being called selfish is not self-responsible - it is manipulative and dishonest. When you give yourself up to avoid criticism, you are trying to control how another feels about you.

8 Ways to Increase Your Value As an Employee

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

One of the best ways to make your way up on the business ladder is to increase your value as an employee within your company. In order to do just that, let's look at the traits of a valuable employee and ways that you can take to show your employee worth.

How to Stop Pretending You Know What Makes You Happy

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

I think in our culture, events tend to seem separate from other events in our lives. The only similarity is that they are connected through the person experiencing them. We place a great emphasis on what we do, not what happens to us. Things have to happen the right way and because of our own doing.