Discomfort is Part of the Growth Process

When we are uncomfortable, it’s a sign we are starting a growth process. Discomfort is a feeling of the ego trying to keep us stagnating. The development process comprises many steps.  We all begin in the unconscious stage where we don’t realize that we need to learn a new skill or a life lesson forContinue reading “Discomfort is Part of the Growth Process”

12 Smart Micro-Habits to Increase Your Daily Productivity

Increasing your productivity doesn’t have to be rocket science. No need for complicated productivity systems, new apps, or Navy SEAL-level habits. Some of the simplest actions and micro-habits can have the biggest payoff in mental focus, energy, and overall productivity. That’s why, in this article, I’ll share 12 micro-habits you can easily apply daily toContinue reading “12 Smart Micro-Habits to Increase Your Daily Productivity”

How to Change Your Money Mindset

Want to know what makes one person successful with money and another give up? It’s simple: It’s their money mindset. What you believe about money, yourself, and the world shapes how your life will unfold. Every single day you have the power to make decisions that will move you forward financially or set you back.Continue reading “How to Change Your Money Mindset”

18 Tricks to Make New Habits Stick

Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything run on autopilot? Chores, exercise, eating healthy, and getting your work done just happen automatically. Unless they manage to invent robot servants, all your work isn’t going to disappear overnight. But if you program behaviors as new habits you can take out the struggle. With a small amountContinue reading “18 Tricks to Make New Habits Stick”

How to Identify Your Shadow Emotions (And Why you Should)

At some point in our childhood, we learn that living in a society means controlling certain emotions. We suppress, in particular, emotions we consider to be “negative”—fear, anger, jealousy, selfishness—for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that we consider them shameful. What do “shadow emotions” tell us about our lives? AlthoughContinue reading “How to Identify Your Shadow Emotions (And Why you Should)”

How to Retrain Your Frazzled Brain and Find Your Focus

Are you finding it harder than ever to concentrate? Don’t panic: these simple exercises will help you get your attention back. Picture your day before you started to read this article. What did you do? In every single moment – getting out of bed, turning on a tap, flicking the kettle switch – your brainContinue reading “How to Retrain Your Frazzled Brain and Find Your Focus”

What Makes Your Financial Goals SMART?

It’s easy to get ahead of yourself. When spotting an issue, you might jump into problem-solving mode without even thinking. Say someone is renovating an old house and decides their first step is to paint the front door. This plan doesn’t make sense and is not smart because it’s not prudent to do the finishingContinue reading “What Makes Your Financial Goals SMART?”

7 Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

For many of us, the pace of life has accelerated to a level. We exist in a buzz of worry that we’re not doing what we’re meant to do, and the anxiety we feel, in turn, makes it difficult to get things done, creating a spiral of inaction. What we need is more agency: theContinue reading “7 Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life”

Tips on Staying Sharp

If you want to have better focus, improve your memory, and boost mental performance, you can take several steps to nurture your cognitive health. Certain daily habits may not only contribute to your mental acuity but also may help improve your mood, keep your body in shape, and provide a good foundation for supporting yourContinue reading “Tips on Staying Sharp”

12 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life More

We’re all too busy. We’re running ourselves into the ground. But here’s the problem: Slowing down doesn’t just happen. In fact, life keeps moving faster—and we have to sprint to keep up. If we’re not careful, we’ll live our entire lives rushing from one thing to the next, in a constant whirlwind of chaos. I’mContinue reading “12 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life More”

Understanding The Psychology of Money

We’re all wired differently. Our passions, our fears and our dreams are different. And when we hear the word money, we all have unique thoughts and emotions too. Understanding the psychology of money will help us be aware of those thoughts, emotions and behaviors. What Is the Psychology of Money? The psychology of money is theContinue reading “Understanding The Psychology of Money”

The Benefit of Learning Your Personal Natal Chart

There are many factors that shape us into who we are. Childhood conditioning being the top one, but did you know that the moment you come into this world you have a soul stamp? From the moment you take your first breath, the dye is cast and the course is set but you choose howContinue reading “The Benefit of Learning Your Personal Natal Chart”

5 Ways to Silence Your Toxic Inner Critic

We all have that inner critic. Sometimes, it’s the push we need to work harder, go further, be better. At other times, though, it chips away at our self-belief until we feel incapable of doing what we want/need to do. It tells us that nobody likes us anyway. That we are undeserving of love orContinue reading “5 Ways to Silence Your Toxic Inner Critic”

5 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves Every Morning

The key to success is asking the right questions. Here’s what successful people ask themselves: Successful people have a beginner’s mind Over the years, I’ve learned that there are five questions in particular that the most successful people ask themselves every morning. These are foundational questions that lead to all the other important questions weContinue reading “5 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves Every Morning”

How To Learn To Love Exercise – Not Just Suffer Through It

We all know regular exercise is key to boosting physical and mental health, but sometimes, the idea of actually doing it feels too much like hard work. But re-framing your mindset around working out, shaking up your routine or establishing a new one, can transform exercise from chore to treat (yes, really). You can learn to discover theContinue reading “How To Learn To Love Exercise – Not Just Suffer Through It”

10 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt

It’s normal to experience feelings of doubt when we are faced with new or challenging situations. Self-doubt is characterized by feelings of uncertainty regarding one or more aspects of the self. It is something that we all may experience at certain times in our lives. However, when it becomes debilitating for us, that’s when weContinue reading “10 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt”

Tips on How to be Financially Prepared for the Future

The future is always a scary thing, especially if you are financially unprepared. It can hold so many possibilities, but it can also hold many unexpected and unwanted expenses. There will always be bills and sometimes debts to pay, and emergencies can always come up that will take a toll on your finances. What canContinue reading “Tips on How to be Financially Prepared for the Future”

How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

The world is not kind to modern self-esteem. It only takes one ill-received piece of feedback at work or sassy comment on an IG post to completely derail your day. It can take a lot of time and energy to convince yourself that you’re awesome — so how do we avoid letting people infiltrate thatContinue reading “How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro”

The Importance of Proper Breathing for Your Overall Health

Every system in the body relies on oxygen. From cognition to digestion, effective breathing can not only provide you with a greater sense of mental clarity, it can also help you sleep better, digest food more efficiently, improve your body’s immune response, and reduce stress levels. It is not called “The Breath of Life” forContinue reading “The Importance of Proper Breathing for Your Overall Health”

6 Surprising Ways to Become a More Creative Person

One of my favorite things about watching my kids play is that it reminds me how much creativity lies within each one — we were born as creative people, whether we’ve cultivated that into adulthood or not. At 5, Phoebe becomes totally immersed in drawing, building and creating stories, and Henry (2) continually surprises meContinue reading “6 Surprising Ways to Become a More Creative Person”

The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way

“What’s wrong with taking the easy way?” Sometimes the answer to our problem seems easy. But the easy solution may not always be the right one. Today I’ll share what one famous person said about the dangers of taking the “easy way,” along with some thoughts about how we can make sure that even ifContinue reading “The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way”

The Importance of Mental Fitness

Physical fitness gets plenty of attention, and for good reason. A healthy body can prevent conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and help you maintain independence as you age. Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and shouldn’t be neglected. Including mental dexterity exercises into your daily routine can help you reap the benefits ofContinue reading “The Importance of Mental Fitness”

4 Tips for Talking to People You Disagree With

In Megan’s TED Talk, she urges all of us to talk and to listen to the people we disagree with. Here, in her words, are her tips for how to have effective conversations: 1. Don’t Assume Bad Intent. Assuming ill motives almost instantly cuts us off from truly understanding why someone does and believes asContinue reading “4 Tips for Talking to People You Disagree With”

How to Save Money: 17 Proven Ways

Are you looking for tips on how to save money? If so, you’re in the exact place you need to be to find more money-saving techniques! Of course, learning how to save more money can help you in so many ways. You may be able to stop living paycheck to paycheck, pay off your debt,Continue reading “How to Save Money: 17 Proven Ways”

Is it Bad to Wear Your Sunglasses All the Time?

Is it harmful to wear sunglasses all the time? In a word, yes. For example, if you routinely wear sunglasses in dim indoor environments, everything from your sleep schedule to your eyes’ ability to adapt to light variations could be at risk.  Sure, most of us probably should wear sunglasses more often than we do —Continue reading “Is it Bad to Wear Your Sunglasses All the Time?”

How To Use Your Subconscious Mind For True Success

Every time your conscious mind goes to work, your subconscious mind is secretly helping. It is a part of our mind that continues to remain more or less a mystery to us as we struggle to know what it’s doing on a daily basis. In this case, it’s pretty simple. As you are reading this,Continue reading “How To Use Your Subconscious Mind For True Success”

22 Free Self Care Ideas You Can Do From Home

So, what’s the definition of self-care? Self-care covers any time you take to nourish yourself. “It can be a huge range of things, from bubble baths to doing your favorite activities – you know, truly taking time for yourself,” says Antonia Harman. There’s a whole spectrum of self-care needs: from the most basic, like making sureContinue reading “22 Free Self Care Ideas You Can Do From Home”

5 Interesting Questions to Ask in Conversations

You’ve been there countless times. You walk into a networking event or social function and the first extroverted person drops the suspect questions we’ve all heard: What do you do? Where are you from? Predictable and exhausting as you run through the scripted answer in your head. The problem is, most of us are guiltyContinue reading “5 Interesting Questions to Ask in Conversations”

Cooking Can Help You to Reduce Stress-Here is How!

When we talk about reducing stress, ideas for activities like meditation and yoga usually come up. But, did you know that something as simple as cooking can also reduce stress? If you cook out of obligation, it’s time to change your thoughts. That’s because cooking brings us some benefits and satisfies us in some essential ways. The act of cookingContinue reading “Cooking Can Help You to Reduce Stress-Here is How!”

8 Ways to Invest in Yourself & Build a Better Life

When one thinks of investing, we think about investing in stocks, investing in real estate, investing in quality products and services so you don’t waste money — the list goes on and on. However, there’s another type of investing that can pay huge dividends: investing in yourself. Investing in yourself provides a great return onContinue reading “8 Ways to Invest in Yourself & Build a Better Life”

10 Simple Benefits of Having Fun

When was the last time that you remember having fun? If you can’t quite recall or it was more than a week or two ago, you may not be living life to your fullest potential. Making the effort to regularly have fun can have a huge positive impact on your health and overall well-being. Let’sContinue reading “10 Simple Benefits of Having Fun”

7 Tips from ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ that may help you save up QUICK!

There are some must-read books in personal finances that will help you develop good saving habits. Undergoing training and taking the time to read can help you improve economic control so you can become more financially literate and, ultimately, increase your financial freedom. While many manage perfectly well relying on their intuition to guide theirContinue reading “7 Tips from ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ that may help you save up QUICK!”

5 Mind-Blowing Ways Your Senses Lie to You Every Day

We are so completely dependent on our five senses every moment of the day that we totally forget how full of crap they can be. Your reality is cobbled together from a bunch of different parts of your brain working in conjunction, and often it’s like a bickering conference room full of uncooperative co-workers. InContinue reading “5 Mind-Blowing Ways Your Senses Lie to You Every Day”

7 Major Obstacles to Success & Greatness

Everyone wants to succeed in what they do. We all strive for success in our endeavors. And many of us are determined to achieve greatness. As a result, we continuously ask ourselves how we can be more successful. We ponder about the different ways to accomplish success. In our quest for success, we come acrossContinue reading “7 Major Obstacles to Success & Greatness”

The Six Morning Routines that Will Make you Happier, Healthier and More Productive

Of all the different things you can try to improve your productivity, a morning routine is one of the most effective. There are a few reasons why morning routines are so useful. The first is obvious to anyone who has ever procrastinated, just getting started is often the hardest part. If you can start outContinue reading “The Six Morning Routines that Will Make you Happier, Healthier and More Productive”

How to Say “No” After Saying “Yes”

Saying no is never easy, but it’s particularly challenging after you’ve already said yes to a commitment. You may worry that backing out will burn bridges, cause you to be perceived as flaky or unreliable, or lead to you being labeled a poor team player. These fears are heightened for “sensitive strivers” — highly sensitiveContinue reading “How to Say “No” After Saying “Yes””

How Your Budget Compares to the Average

Not sure how your budget compares to the average American? Here’s what we learned, and what you can do to make sure that you are growing your net worth. What the Data Says Housing was the largest budget item followed by transportation then food.  Data shows that about a third of overall household spending goesContinue reading “How Your Budget Compares to the Average”

Debt Management Program Pros and Cons

Thinking of using a debt management plan? It’s smart to look into debt management program pros and cons first. You’ve got to know what you may be getting into, and what to avoid. Because like everything else, there are advantages and disadvantages to debt management plans. So let’s go over the benefits of using oneContinue reading “Debt Management Program Pros and Cons”

How to Feel Your Feelings and What that Will DO for your life ( Everything!)

Sometimes the last thing we want to do is feel our feelings. Because feeling can hurt. Feeling can make you cry in the laundromat. Feeling can make your face unattractively red in the frozen food aisle. Feeling can make you think this whole being human racket is not the best way to spend your time.Continue reading “How to Feel Your Feelings and What that Will DO for your life ( Everything!)”

Wealth Management is an Infinite Game. Are you a Good Player?

Wealth management (or the combination of comprehensive financial planning and investment management) is like a game. It comes with rules to follow. There are various players and strategies to the play itself. There are objectives and goals to achieve. But most people misunderstand the kind of game they play with wealth management. Failing to acknowledgeContinue reading “Wealth Management is an Infinite Game. Are you a Good Player?”

7 Ways to Reprogram Self-Defeating Thoughts

The quality of our thoughts impacts not only how we behave and interact with the world, but how we see ourselves, and ultimately, what we believe we’re capable of. This is why it’s so important to identify, and work on, self-defeating thoughts, or deeply held beliefs and ideas that are inherently limiting. It’s one thing toContinue reading “7 Ways to Reprogram Self-Defeating Thoughts”

How to Think Positive Thoughts When Feeling Negative

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health. But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second natureContinue reading “How to Think Positive Thoughts When Feeling Negative”

Building an Emergency Fund for a Peace of Mind

Have you ever had a sudden expense that you did not expect? The question is not if but when. The next question is, how can you pay for a sudden expense? That is the purpose of an emergency fund: to make sure you can focus on the problem at hand and not end up withContinue reading “Building an Emergency Fund for a Peace of Mind”

Best Stay at Home Jobs in 2021

Do flexible, legitimate, good-paying stay at home jobs really exist? Yes! In fact, there are now more work from home jobs and ways to make money online available than there ever have been before. Who wouldn’t want to stay at home and get paid?  In this article, I am going to cover the absolute best stayContinue reading “Best Stay at Home Jobs in 2021”

8 Happy Habits That Will Change Your Outlook and Your Life

From how you wake up in the morning, to the work you do, to the food you eat, our behaviors are a reflection of our mood and state of mind. How we respond to circumstances and situations creates a ripple effect and then a change or a consequence. And everyday, we’re making tons of decisions,Continue reading “8 Happy Habits That Will Change Your Outlook and Your Life”

10 Things Unhappy People Do That You Shouldn’t Be Doing

Living an unhappy lifestyle only leads to a wasted lifetime. Life is short, so why waste a minute feeling upset about things that you can’t control? While we should all embrace our negative emotions instead of neglecting them, don’t let your sadness linger. If you want to live a happier life, take notes of whatContinue reading “10 Things Unhappy People Do That You Shouldn’t Be Doing”