Now is a Great Time to Start Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is one of the most accessible tools at our disposal to deal with these hard-to-have feelings productively. Unfortunately, a common misconception I hear when talking to executives about mindfulness is that it’s aimed at detaching from feelings. That’s a potentially harmful misunderstanding — in fact, mindfulness can help us get in touch with ourContinue reading “Now is a Great Time to Start Practicing Mindfulness”

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength

A negative inner dialogue will prevent you from having a positive life. Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, “I’m going to mess up,” or you call yourself names, your self-talk will rob you of mentalContinue reading “7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength”

5 Ways to Cure Chronic Procrastination

procrastination isn’t just a time-management issue. Researchers found that emotional reasons are often a trigger for procrastination, and some people claim they purposely leave things to the last minute because they work better under stress, but that only feeds into their stress. This all underscores what I’ve known for years: What we think has aContinue reading “5 Ways to Cure Chronic Procrastination”

9 Ways to Live a Life With No Regrets

We all hope to live a life with no regrets – Ask yourself this question: If it were all about to end for you tomorrow – would you have regrets about the way it all turned out? Many of us have known regret. And what about the things we are in the process of creatingContinue reading “9 Ways to Live a Life With No Regrets”

How to Handle Pressure in Life and Use It to Your Benefit

There are generally two ways people respond to life’s pressures. The first is a toxic response which involves engaging in destructive behavior. The second is a strategic response in which you settle yourself down and think about the best way to deal with your situation. I’m going to share with you how to handle pressure inContinue reading “How to Handle Pressure in Life and Use It to Your Benefit”

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

The condition of your blood vessels may determine a lot about the health of your brain, according to new research. Lifestyle changes protect the heart- and the brain. “It’s never too late to improve your brain health.” These tips may help improve your physical health, your brain health, and cognitive abilities. 1. Move More AimContinue reading “7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy”

4 Surefire Ways to Achieve Your Dreams

Have you ever said, “I’d sure love to do that, but I just don’t think I can?” Are there dreams you’ve had for years that you haven’t followed because it just didn’t seem practical? Have you let lack of experience be your excuse for not starting that business idea? Have you given up on aContinue reading “4 Surefire Ways to Achieve Your Dreams”

Weekend Mistakes That Can Secretly Screw Up Your Whole Week

If your morning routine on Saturdays and Sundays looks like this, it’s time to make some adjustments. Creating and maintaining a weekend morning routine can really help set the tone for the rest of the week. With that in mind, here are common mistakes people tend to make on their days off — and howContinue reading “Weekend Mistakes That Can Secretly Screw Up Your Whole Week”

How to Have a Growth Mindset to Achieve Your Goals

I always tell people (and always have to remind myself), “Mind your business, because your Mind is your Business.” Clever, I know. What I mean by that is true success starts with your mindset. Having a growth mindset will have a positive impact on all areas of your life—finances, relationships, career, everything. I know everyoneContinue reading “How to Have a Growth Mindset to Achieve Your Goals”

What is a Weighted Blanket? How they Work and 12 Benefits!

It’s yet another night of tossing & turning… just can’t get comfortable… can’t get to sleep. Maybe the day’s stresses keep running through your mind… or maybe you just can’t settle down… too restless… You might sip a bit of chamomile tea, and that might help. Turn on some relaxing music… take a hot bath…Continue reading “What is a Weighted Blanket? How they Work and 12 Benefits!”

6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now

No matter what walk of life you come from, what industry you’re interested in pursuing, or how much experience you’ve already garnered, we’ve all seen firsthand the importance of critical thinking skills. In fact, lacking such skills can truly make or break a person, as the consequences of one’s inability to process and analyze informationContinue reading “6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now”

Want to Sound more Confident? Avoid these 11 Words and Phrases that can make you look ‘Weak’

In such a competitive world, the last thing you need to do is undercut yourself. But that’s what a lot of us are doing when we communicate in ways that make us sound less confident, less determined, and less sure of ourselves. But there’s an effective solution: Swap out weak words and phrases for onesContinue reading “Want to Sound more Confident? Avoid these 11 Words and Phrases that can make you look ‘Weak’”

11 Mental Tricks to Stop Overthinking Everything

Being a leader requires confidence, decisiveness, and quick thinking–none of which are served by overthinking every decision or scenario or worrying about every move you make. There’s a time to think, a time to act, a time to reflect, and a time to move forward. Overthinking causes us to spend too much time thinking, gettingContinue reading “11 Mental Tricks to Stop Overthinking Everything”

Show Up. Mood Follows Action.

You can’t think, wish, or feel yourself into a new mindset. Here’s a common trap: You tell yourself I’m reading, thinking, and talking about whatever it is I want to be doing, so I’m good. But reading, thinking, and talking about something isn’t the same thing as doing it. If you really want to change,Continue reading “Show Up. Mood Follows Action.”

The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy

Energy, not time, is the basis for productivity. Having all the hours in the day won’t help you if you’re exhausted from most of it. Your habits define your energy levels. If you have good habits, you’ll feel energized and be more resilient to burnout, both physically and mentally. If your habits are misaligned, youContinue reading “The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy”

15 Ways to Totally Change Your Life- Part 2

Do you ever feel like you’re in a bit of a funk? If so, you’re not the only one. Lots of people find themselves feeling that exact same way, especially right now. But the good news is, you don’t have to be stuck feeling that way forever.  Most people fail to realize that making oneContinue reading “15 Ways to Totally Change Your Life- Part 2”

15 Ways to Totally Change Your Life- Part 1

Do you ever feel like you’re in a bit of a funk? If so, you’re not the only one. Lots of people find themselves feeling that exact same way, especially right now. But the good news is, you don’t have to be stuck feeling that way forever.  Most people fail to realize that making oneContinue reading “15 Ways to Totally Change Your Life- Part 1”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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””