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Adam Grant: Does Trying To Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.17.2013 | Good News
Adam Grant

What if searching for happiness actually prevents us from finding it? There's reason to believe that the quest for happiness might be a recipe for misery.

3 Steps To Turning Your Dreams Into Reality

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you have many dreams you'd like to make come true? If there's so much you want to do but in reality, so little time to do it, the feeling of overwhelm itself can actually hold you back from accomplishing any of your major goals.

Dream Big

Career Wardrobe | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Many of us have dreams to be successful, dreams to conquer and dreams to explore. Many of us feel our dreams are unreachable. Many of us often express the term 'in our dreams', many of us strive to reach our goals and dreams everyday.

You're Scared... Get Over It!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 07.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Oraefo

As the saying goes, if you want something you've never had, you must do something you've never done before. What have you not done before that you are willing to do to change your life?

Giving New Meaning to How Women Can Climb Their Way to the Top

Claudia Chan | Posted 07.07.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

We often say to ourselves, "If I can only achieve 'X,' everything else will be amazing!" The challenge is great, but we need to be kind to ourselves in the process. It's not getting to the top of the mountain that's the win, it's the journey that is the win.

Working for Lucy

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

I no longer work toward goals, I realized. Lately, I work for Lucy: Caring for her, organizing her care, working to pay for her care, making appointments, fundraising, advocating for her rights in her school district, changing diapers, keeping her safe.

The Secret To Being More Creative

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value." Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases.

Joy Management: How to Have a Great Week

Bradley Foster | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Joy management has worked for me for several years and it has helped many of my clients. It's free, it's flexible and you can tweak it any way to Sunday to make it work for you. If you stick with it, you will discover the blend of things that helps you manage your joy.

Why You're Self-Sabotaging (And How To Stop)

Polly Campbell | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

You can discard the beliefs that aren't helpful anymore, and rework others so that they propel you toward your greatest dreams. In the short run, you can also choose beliefs that will leave you feeling better, happier, more peaceful.

Why You're Not Getting The Credit You Deserve

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.

Why You Haven't Accomplished Your Big Goal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The reality stung for a moment. But then... I felt liberated. After all, if I couldn't be the best runner around, then I could just focus on being the best runner I could be. Knowing and accepting I'd never be the best at it actually made me free.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Time to Restore Work-Life Balance

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When you care deeply about your career and receive a great deal of satisfaction from what you do, this phrase can become the mantra for your life: When in doubt, work.

3 Ways To Make The Little Moments Count

Polly Campbell | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Often we are so focused on achieving a particular goal that we don't even see the greater possibilities that come into our life. We sidestep them thinking them to be unrelated or trivial to our mission, when in reality, they offer the very insight or opportunity we need to succeed on our primary path.

The Key To Finding The Right Career For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but like Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice.

How To Really Fulfill Your Purpose

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Put very simply, when you are following your heart and doing what you love to do, it's not called work. Keep your purpose at the forefront and connect each and every action to that purpose.

Fear of Failure: What's Your Bottom Line?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Start-ups, not-for-profits, small (and large) businesses come and go. During the holidays of 2004, while sitting at my desk in the basement of my parent's home, the question for me became; if this business failed tomorrow, what did I do with it?

One Of Everyone's Biggest Fears (And How To Face It)

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often focused on consequences right now. Thinking of how something will impact us beyond the present moment helps put the risk into perspective. Many times you will find that a setback won't matter a year from now -- or even next week. So why not take a chance?

Success and Breathing: Practice and Putting Yourself Out There

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Paterson

Success comes in all forms, whether it be how you did on a test, a work project, closing a sale, losing weight, quitting smoking or another addicti...

4 Questions Life Coaches Want You To Ask Yourself

Posted 04.08.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Ellie Gordon, a personal and executive life coach, helps us figure out what we really need to be thinking about when we’re lookin...

Is Fear Holding You Back? Try This

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

How can you learn to embrace risk for the sake of your future happiness, particularly when risk taking doesn't come to you naturally? When you think about making a change, focus only on what you have to gain, and banish all thoughts of what you might lose.

Are You Handcuffed By Your Goals?

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.29.2013 | Small Business
Stacey Alcorn

In 2013 I took a stance to start living without goals. I still work 60 hours a week. I still enjoy every evening and weekend with my amazing family doing stuff that we love. The difference is, I no longer encumber my creativity by being so focused on one thing that I lose sight of something better.

A Lilac by Any Other Name Is a Rose

Rob White | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

This revelation sparked a sea change in my thinking and caused me to completely recalibrate my understanding of the world's pecking order. All of a sudden the playing field was level and I felt that I had a right to be in the game if I had faith in myself -- regardless of my roots.

4 Steps to Help You and Your Spouse-To-Be Marry Your Financial Thinking

Women & Co | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Unfortunately, finances are one of the biggest sources of marital tension. But it doesn't have to be that way. Want to get your marriage off on the right financial footing?

Is it Time to Quit? When (and Why) to Surrender

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Recently, I've come to a place of deep acceptance and surrender about a situation in my life that just isn't where I want it to be.

Willpower Won't Work, But This Will

Shayne Hughes | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

Contrary to conventional wisdom, willpower is largely a useless strategy to overcoming internal resistance. Fortunately, there is an easier way to get unstuck from any project, goal or to-do you have been blocked from taking action on.