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Unfriending the Joneses

CT Working Moms | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Between the fundraisers, the soccer and T-ball games, the family celebrations and topping it off with Girl's Night Out, when do these people have time to sleep? And it's not just weekends. The madness happens on weeknights too.

How Mindfulness Keeps Athletes' Heads In The Game

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

The World Cup is officially in full swing, and needless to say, the competition is fierce. Tonight the United States squares off against Ghana, the ne...

Are You Pushing Your Kid to Play Sports?

Caren Chesler | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

The skating teacher tried to pry Eddie off the wall, but he held his grip. She then backed away and held her hands out, asking him to skate toward her. He was reluctant at first, but slowly let go of the wall and began marching in her direction, arms out like an airplane, knees bent.

How the Psychology of Performance Really Works

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

A fundamental question I have been exploring in the 30 years that I have been working in the field of performance psychology is: What does it take to ...

Is There A ‘Right' Time To Get Engaged?

GalTime | Posted 05.03.2014 | Weddings
GalTime

When you know, you know.

U.S. Ski Racing Star Mikaela Shiffrin Says It Best: Embrace Adversity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approaching, more attention is being paid to the sports that don't get the attention they deserve during the three years between quadrennial competition. One such sport is alpine ski racing.

8 Motivational Tips From an Olympian

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

I learned how to accomplish my seemingly improbable dream. I learned that these skills and tools I developed in order to win Olympic gold could be translated to any goal I wanted to achieve.

11 Things That Are Better Than An Orgasm

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 02.20.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

The next time you're feeling the pressure to have an orgasm, or have more orgasms, or have a certain type of orgasm... remember that life offers you many forms of bliss.

Results Matter, But to Get Them, Ignore Them

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, you need good results to be successful, but the question is how to go about getting those results and, ironically, the answer is not what parents, coaches, and athletes often think.

3 Holiday Expectations We Need To Let Go

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you make gratitude a practice and express it to others, you shore up your own sense emotional well-being. Gift-giving can then be what it really is: a small sweet moment in a long rich life.

When You Get to the Buffet, Don't Put It ALL on Your Plate

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Often when we feel we have a lot on our plates, it's about pleasing others, making them happy or doing what we are 'supposed to do.' Don't argue with me here. If you have kids, you fall into this pattern by accident and often.

Three Steps to Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have been thinking a great deal about what it takes for athletes to achieve what I consider to be an essential goal in all of their efforts. In doing so, I have come up with my Three Steps to Sports Success.

It's Ok to Say No!

Lauren Galley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Lauren Galley

Being a teenager in today's media driven society can magnify pressures that are not necessarily new to my generation but have made their way to the top of the list for tweens and teens of the Millennial generation.

This Is What Happens When You Push Back A Deadline

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

What happens when we move back deadlines? Research suggests we have a lot of difficulty using our newly-found time wisely. We wind up facing the same problem again -- only now we've gone an additional week, or month, or year without reaching an important goal.

Relationships and Stress

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

In some ways, the movies are right. Your relationships with people who matter to you make the best plot lines. Make sure they're part of your life story.

Mental Training for Sports Begins in the Gym

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Using mental skills as a part of your physical conditioning program is a great way to begin to ingrain those skills that will be of such benefit in the quality of your training and when you compete.

UK, France Must Pressure Myanmar

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

Both Britain and France should use their economic and political resources to influence the Myanmar government to speed up the process of resolving the country's ongoing ethnic minority problems, and the prevailing religious tension.

Decision-making and Performance Under Pressure

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Accept that pressure related discomfort is normal. The goal is not to banish it. If we seek to exterminate it, we only make our fear of pressure greater. Practice being more accepting of pressure related discomfort.

Make Stress Work For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

This might sound a little crazy, but what if it's the very fact that we assume stress is bad that's actually making it so bad for us? And what if there were another way to think about stress -- a way that might actually make it a force for good in our lives?

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Mike Robbins

Trying to manage, control, and ultimately manipulate other people's perceptions of us is not only exhausting, it's pretty much impossible.

What Genetics Tells Us About Anxiety: Not Much

Stanton Peele | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

For several days this month, one of the most emailed articles in the New York Times was "Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?" The article purports to explain why some children fold under the pressure of taking tests.

WATCH: The 3 Ways We Handle Pressure

Brian C. Johnson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian C. Johnson

It's time to strengthen ourselves and move from being fragile to being robust to being antifragile. As Nassim Taleb tells us: "Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes the fire."

Gentle Pressure

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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Life = Learning + Growth

Michael_Eisen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael_Eisen

For the next few weeks, see if you can shift your perspective and take the focus off of the results and achievements in your life and put all your energy into learning and growing.

Unsentimental Holidays, Part 1: James Joyce and "The Dead"

James Bryson Hyatt | Posted 02.10.2013 | Books
James Bryson Hyatt

I'm going to roll out a handful of suggested books, movies and albums to get you through the holidays without much sentiment -- while also not falling back on cynicism and despair.