iOS app Android app

Self Improvement

10 Ways To Let Go Of The Need To Control

Lauren Stahl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Often times, the path we so desperately want to be on is not the most valuable or productive one. Letting go of control means more joy, freedom, peace, connection and support. So here are 10 ways to let go of control and embrace the art of surrender.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

James Clear | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

We often think that we want an open road and the ability to choose any direction for ourselves. But sometimes, what we need is a tunnel that can reduce our choices and send us in a focused direction. How can you eliminate the need to make the same decisions over and over again? How can you use constraints to drive your habits forward -- even if it's in a very small way?

What Takes You Out?

Tamar Henry | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Henry

How do you prepare? There are a couple things I've tried that have proven really useful. One protects your energy. The other is a "priming" technique.

5 Ways To Boost Your Body Image (Without Going On A Diet)

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

The truth is, you can take steps to start loving yourself more right now, and they don't involve stressing about whether you do or don't measure up to a set of (often unrealistic) cultural standards.

The Limits of Introspection

David Sze | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Psychological research tells us that introspection is often a highly inaccurate source of self-knowledge. An over-reliance on introspection trips one up -- decreasing performance, reducing decision quality and even undermining self-insight.

Are We Teaching Our Daughters the Right Lessons About Weight and Self-Esteem?

Susan Bodiker | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Susan Bodiker

Family time is precious. Serve healthy foods in healthy portion sizes, but don't make an issue out of who's eating what and how much.

Are You Causing Your Own Suffering?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Many people, even those who are not alone and have plenty of money, spend much time suffering. It is obvious what the cause of suffering is when someo...

10 Essential Self-Care Practices for Mothers

Deborah Chalk | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Deborah Chalk

You need to do things for yourself so that you have the energy to do things for other people -- the ones who are depending on you.

How Confident Leaders Silence the Office Screamer

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When someone starts screaming, your first impulse may be to scream right back. Because you are the boss. That response will not work, and it puts you right in the middle of the argument -- the last place you want to be.

Take Time to Edit Your Own Writing - You Just Might Improve It!

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Consider all the times you received poorly written emails from colleagues or acquaintances. Did your impression of them change because of their lack of proper grammar and language? How about their misspellings or even missing words?

I'm Using These 3 Simple Steps to Actually Stick With Good Habits

James Clear | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

I have been trying a new strategy for building habits, and it is working incredibly well. This strategy is remarkably easy, and it is governed by three simple rules.

Is Your Focus Within or On Others?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The joy of taking loving action in your own behalf, of feeling filled with love from Spirit and sharing that love with others is indescribable. Once you discover it, you will no longer attach your happiness and safety to others or to events. Happiness and a deep sense of inner safety can become your way of being, whether you are alone or with others.

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 To Embrace Change Like A Champion

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

No matter how scary, stressful or unplanned it may be, open it with welcome arms. Admit your fear and give yourself time to adjust. Here's to a positive change and your ability to love it.

One Thing You Can Do to Know Yourself Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Daniel Bowman The rain was coming down hard on the skylight in my living room just before 6 a.m. I breathed in the smell of my ...

Does Your Inner Bully Keep You From Hot Sex?

Chrystal Bougon | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Chrystal Bougon

If your inner voice does not build you up, then you need to shut it down. When you let go and love yourself for exactly how you look right now, you will be able to enjoy a deeper level of intimacy with your partner.

The Year of Self-love

Liz Grosse | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Liz Grosse

I have gone from uttering the words with no feeling to looking at myself with admiration instead of disgust. That is what I have dedicated this year to be; the year of self-love.

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

James Clear | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your goal isn't to be perfect. Your goal is simply to win the majority of the time. And if you cast enough votes for the right identity, eventually the good behaviors will win out.

8 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back Before Summer

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Most of you are great starters but not all are great finishers. If you have lost your mojo and want to be a better you for summer, commit to a new beginning right now. Here are eight ways to get your mojo back and keep it flourishing.

7 Qualities To Seek In A Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Often, we overlook flaws because we fall in love with a person. This is admirable, but we also have to recognize the principles that mold a partner into a soulmate -- those elements that fortify a loving bond for the long run. Consider these seven qualities as essential to fostering an incredible, lifelong partnership...

Letting Go

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

But then I realized that the focus was in the wrong place. I could never know or understand why someone chooses to act in such a way so why should I even spend time on it. I needed to look at myself to understand what was happening to me as a result.

Masters of Habit: The Deliberate Practice and Training of Jerry Rice

James Clear | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Jerry Rice is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in the history of the National Football League. In addition to winning three Super Bo...

The Little-Known Secret to Real Self-Love

Elyse Gorman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Self-love is crucial because your external world will reflect how you feel about yourself. The problem is, many of the teachings on self-love can be surface-level only. Yes, it's great to be able to look in the mirror and embrace your flaws, but real self-love is about so much more than that.

Come What May

Daniel Horgan | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

And while you may find comfort in the moment, the spiraling effect of this negativity and self-pity will result in a lens through which you start to view everything around you. Now imagine an alternative mindset and action plan that you commit to embracing that propels you forward and positions you as an example for others to follow.

Running Fast and Slow on Intuition: Reflections of a Graduating MBA

Minh Chau | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Minh Chau

With classes already ended and graduation looming, I wanted to reflect on the lessons that have impacted me the most in the past two years. I can write about all the things I've learned in the classroom, but that would be pedantic. Besides, I think this wonderful journey has taught me more through experience than through pedagogy.