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5 Common New Year's Resolution Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Many of us compose a list of New Year's resolutions that is longer than our child's list to Santa. New Year's resolutions are not bucket lists, they're statements of short-term intentions. Therefore, choose one or two items at most, and focus on completing those.

6 Effective Tools for Making a Resolution

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

It is important to have resolutions and goals that resonate with who you are and what you are capable of. While observation and learning from others are helpful, blind imitation would not satisfy you in the long run.

Why Goals Work in Business and in Pleasure

Gary Shapiro | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Gary Shapiro

It's a well-established principle: work comes before play. Those of us who live by this mantra know that an earned pleasure feels better than a guilty...

How To Creatively Carry Gratitude Into 2014

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Let's make this the year where we take journaling to a whole new plane of existence. Let's make the journaling about not only celebrating what we are grateful for that nature, the universe, and other people provide for us, but also acknowledging and celebrating the good we have done as well.

Girls Can Play Hockey

Lydia Loizides | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Lydia Loizides

In 2013, a young girl had to ask her mother whether or not girls can play hockey. Imagine all the other "things" girls don't know they can do: rocket scientist, mechanic, horse jockey, architect, writer, Nascar driver, movie director, surgeon, veterinarian, [fill in the blank].

The 'One Goal' Method to Breakthrough Transformations in the New Year

Stacia Pierce | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacia Pierce

As we wind down the last few weeks of 2013 and anticipate the dawn of a new year, we become introspective. There's something about ending one time era and entering a new one that brings about an appreciation for a clean slate.

7 Bad Habits to Avoid

John Murphy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
John Murphy

I encourage you to take steps to avoid these like the proverbial plague, and if they resonate with you and your behavior, then I implore you to do something about them -- for your sake!!

10 Practice Tips and Activities to Improve Your Interview Skills

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Small Business
Nikki Stone

Interviews can be extremely important and can be quite influential in the outcome of your career. Knowing how important an interview can be, isn't it worth putting in the time to perfect your skills?

I Am Addicted to Momentum

Stephanie Michele | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Michele

Last week I got a Facebook message from my dad inviting me to play a game called Pet Rescue Sega. I took the bait. What could be harmful about a req...

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.

Where Purpose Is in Pitfalls and Potential Is in Possibility

Cara Dixon | Posted 01.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Cara Dixon

The perspective that life is a marathon, not a sprint, endangers the belief that the result will provide immediate gratification. To a culture that runs on making results readily available, this notion may present challenges.

7 Steps to Smash Fear in the Face

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

Take the time to examine what's really got you stuck, get real with the best and worst possible outcomes, look at the possibilities from every angle, and then, finally, decide for yourself which is going to reign victorious -- your fears or your audacity!

3 Ways to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone More Easily

Susan Bernstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

I reinforced what was working instead of focusing on what my ego saw as failures. Poor ego doesn't understand that learning takes time. When you step outside your comfort zone, magic happens.

Work-Life Balance Is Bogus; Here's How to Get It Anyway

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Is it possible if you acknowledge that life is a messy stew, and that excelling at what's really important to you will take some extra forethought and strategy? Yes indeed! Easier said than done, but that's why we're in this together.

What If You Don't Have a Long-term Goal?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Yalda T. Uhls

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgLong-term goals, while eminently admirable, feel too challenging when some are just trying to live day to day. 16 million kids lived in food insecure houses in 2012. 20 percent of urban kids feel unsafe in their schools.

How Leaders Fail

David Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Rock

Without robust social skills a leader won't be leading for long. You may feel that you have a vision worth rallying behind, but without the ability to reach people on a fundamentally social level, a brilliant business strategy will falter.

Reframing Your Measures of Success

Erin Cox | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

So would some new Christian Louboutin shoes or a sparkly new SUV make me feel successful? Definitely, but not in the way I am craving success at this stage in my life. Here are the top things in life that define success to me at this time.

WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

TEDTalks | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

angela duckworthNever give up! It's more than just a platitude. In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found the #1 predictor of a person's success.

Self-Sabotage and Success: Breaking the Habit of Defeatism

Michele Redmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Redmon

I still struggle with my fickle mind and inclination towards defeatism but I realize now that the fear is power, it is drive and motivation. Be afraid of wasting time. Be afraid of wasting life. Never be afraid of trying.

How To Reignite The Spark In Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you feel a lack of excitement in your relationship? Perhaps a certain feeling of passion or excitement that was once there no longer exists, is much less frequent than it was or far less intense?

Is Your Sense of Responsibility Working for You or Against You?

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Have you ever considered your sense of responsibility and if it's working for you or against you in what you ultimately want to achieve in your life? ...

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Overcoming our critical inner voice can be a vital step in becoming more emotionally resilient. We can learn skills to become hardier, and we can face challenges with fewer internal setbacks.

Why Halloween Is A Good Reminder To Live In The Moment

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Follow my lead, won't you? I'm giving you permission to feel like a winner, too (no matter what goal you've yet to accomplish -- and no matter what you're dressing up as this Halloween). A winner now. In this moment. And always.

What Messages are Your Expectations Sending to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Setting expectations for your children is an essential responsibility of parenting. Expectations communicate messages to your children about what's im...

Navigate a Conference Wisely to Get The Most Out of Your Professional Development Dollars

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to help you navigate a conference and enjoy the experience without getting overwhelmed.