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Life or Depth

  • Today’s Resolution: Decide on Paper or Plastic
    Today’s Resolution: Decide on Paper or PlasticIn recent years there has been much conversation about the consumer use of paper or plastic in grocery stores for goods. How much thought have you given to the topic? Some stores across the coun…
    - 14 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:42am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Stay Tuned Up
    Today’s Resolution: Stay Tuned UpSpend some time reviewing your music portfolio. iPods, mp3 players, phones, PCs…wherever you house your favorite music, see what needs updating. Delete anything you do not listen to anymore, reorganize pla…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Dec 17, 8:47am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Endeavor To Market, To Market!
    Today’s Resolution: Endeavor To Market, To Market!Local farmers’ markets are growing across the US. Many people are under the impression that these are much more costly than commercial markets and fruits and vegetables are the only produc…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 8:44am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Copy Right
    Today’s Resolution: Copy RightAlthough we live in an age where reproductions and copies are commonplace, have you considered whether you could get your hands on a copy of your very important documents? It’s a good idea to take an inventor…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 8:41am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Get to Know Yourself
    Today’s Resolution: Get to Know YourselfWith the revitalized interest in genealogy brought to the public’s doorstep by popular websites such as ancestry.com and television shows such as “Who Do Think You Are?” discovering more about y…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 8:41am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Be a Yankee Doodle
    Today’s Resolution: Be a Yankee DoodleDo you know the answers to “What was the name of the boundary that separated the Middle Colonies from the Southern Colonies?” or “Who was Anne Hutchinson?” How much do you really know about the…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 8:41am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Achieve Match, Point, Game!
    Today’s Resolution: Achieve Match, Point, Game!Photo: We don’t always match, but when we do, we take photos and post them on the interwebs. No, we’re not talking about Wimbledon. We’re talking about that black hole that seems to absor…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 8:49am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Infuse the Water Works!
    Today’s Resolution: Infuse the Water Works!Are your plants looking a little brown around the leaves? Sometimes it’s a challenge to remember to water household plants or garden greens. Designate a day each week to be your “Water Works Da…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 8:41am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Beat the Heat; Conquer the Cold
    Today’s Resolution: Beat the Heat; Conquer the ColdRegardless of where you are geographically, the thermostat can exercise its control over us whether you live in a warm, cold, or temperate climate. Turning the air conditioning up (or the h…
    - 9 days ago, 3 Dec 17, 8:41am -
  • Today’s Resolution: Be Happy That You’re Happy
    Today’s Resolution: Be Happy That You’re HappyLast week I read the most jaded article on love, life and family. It said that the person that you marry is your partner, and you move forward together, but that life isn’t meant to be fun.…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Dec 17, 8:40am -

The Loop of Confidence

  • I’ve Been Adventuring and Making More Self-Discovery
    I can’t believe it’s almost been eight months since I’ve blogged on The Loop of Confidence. Where have I been, you ask? I’ve been to Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Belize, and crossing my homeland of Canada by car camping, hiking, and biking along t…
    - 13 Sep 16, 10:54am -
  • Putting Others Down
    Putting Others Down Is Not a Method to Develop Self-Confidence I hear and see crazy things online sometimes! It’s clear that many people are seeking ways to increase their confidence – and a lot of bad advice is still available to those searching…
    - 15 Feb 16, 5:38am -
  • Seven Fallacies People Tell about Self-Confidence Part II
    Here are the other four items on the list from Part I. 4. I’m confident in only some areas of my life. I hear this a lot from people who want to sell me on their confidence at work or some other area of their lives, but are afraid in other areas. T…
    - 10 Feb 16, 5:05am -
  • Confident and Outgoing Are Not Synonymous
    I’m incredibly confident and I’m an introvert. An adventure and thrill seeking introvert, but an introvert none the less. I’m not outgoing. I can be the center of attention if I want to be, I can entertain with stories and tell jokes, but it’…
    - 8 Feb 16, 5:55am -
  • Seven Fallacies People Tell about Self-Confidence Part I
    I love talking about self-confidence and self-confidence development. I love dissecting it and teaching people what it’s all about and what it isn’t about. Today, we start to look at some fallacies people have come to believe about confidence. Yo…
    - 4 Feb 16, 8:22am -
  • Preparation and Confidence Part I
    Preparation Increases Confidence If you’ve read my blog posts, then you’ve heard me preach that it’s no good and pointless to use external things to boost your confidence because they can be taken away and/or backfire. All your confidence devel…
    - 2 Feb 16, 8:07am -
  • Self-Confidence Development: Powerful Personal Growth
    If you want to: Succeed in life Have adventures Speak your mind Standup for yourself Take risks Follow your dream(s) Have a social life Lead Be assertive Set a positive example …and the list goes on – You Need Confidence Confidence is not a feeli…
    - 1 Feb 16, 8:21am -
  • Six Reasons Why Confidence Leads to Success
    This is an excerpt from How to Have the Confidence and Faith to Live Your Adventure due to be released on Amazon February 15th, 2016 and available for pre-order. Six Reasons Why Confidence Leads to Success “Confidence is the key to success” is a…
    - 28 Jan 16, 8:30am -
  • Introduction and My 2016 Adventure
    First post of the New Year on The Loop of Confidence and what a year it’s going to be!  It’s time for past readers and new readers to get acquainted with your Confidence Builder – me. First, you can be sure everything I write about on this sit…
    - 21 Jan 16, 1:48pm -
  • Fear: Robber and Teacher
    Back in March, I took a mountain biking trip through the High Atlas in Morocco; so far it’s been the best trip of my life. I came back from this trip high on life, and ready to mountain bike my summer away. I mountain biked better than I’d expect…
    - 29 Jul 15, 1:00am -

Inspirational Quotes Today


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    Cordelia Calls it Quits

    • Changes Are Afoot…
      Cordelia Calls It Quits is currently under renovation. Sign up to be notified when it's back.The post Changes Are Afoot… appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 8 Jun 17, 12:55pm -
    • Why You Should Quit the Toxic People in Your Life, Pronto
      Your life is only as good as the people you allow into it. Here’s why toxic people should NOT be on the guest list.The post Why You Should Quit the Toxic People in Your Life, Pronto appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 24 Aug 15, 7:45am -
    • 35 More Inspirational Quotes on Happiness, Following Your Dreams & Generally Kicking Life’s Ass
      A collection of some of my favorite inspirational quotes to make your day (slash-life) a little better.The post 35 More Inspirational Quotes on Happiness, Following Your Dreams & Generally Kicking Life’s Ass appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Qui…
      - 20 Jul 15, 7:45am -
    • Mind Over Matter, As Illustrated By a Small Child Who Shamed Me At an Amusement Park
      You can psyche yourself into situations as much as you can psyche yourself out of them. So why not use that force for good rather than evil?The post Mind Over Matter, As Illustrated By a Small Child Who Shamed Me At an Amusement Park appeared first…
      - 6 Jul 15, 7:45am -
    • Embrace Whatever Makes You Happy (Even If It’s Totally Weird)
      Screw your secret shame over your oddball interests. Because as long as they make you happy, then they are awesome, and that is all that really matters.The post Embrace Whatever Makes You Happy (Even If It’s Totally Weird) appeared first on Cordel…
      - 26 May 15, 7:45am -
    • QUIT: My Abusive Relationship
      Inner critics make shitty coaches. Don’t mistake challenging yourself with being a complete and utter bitch to yourself.The post QUIT: My Abusive Relationship appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 27 Apr 15, 7:45am -
    • The Way Things Are Isn’t The Way Things Have To Be
      The Way Things Are is, quite frankly, a shitty story to live by. So why do so many of us resign ourselves to it?The post The Way Things Are Isn’t The Way Things Have To Be appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 2 Mar 15, 7:50am -
    • Why We’re Scared of Being Happy (And How to Get Over It)
      While we pay lip service to the pursuit of happiness, most of us have no clue what to do with it if it actually comes our way. Here’s how to get over that.The post Why We’re Scared of Being Happy (And How to Get Over It) appeared first on Cordel…
      - 5 Jan 15, 7:50am -
    • 5 Signs You’re on the Way to Burnout City (and How to Escape If You’re Already There)
      If you notice any of these warning signs creeping into your periphery, take heed -- you're on the way to Burnout City. Here's how to escape.The post 5 Signs You’re on the Way to Burnout City (and How to Escape If You’re Already There) appeared f…
      - 8 Sep 14, 7:50am -
    • Your Happiness Depends on You
      It's all too easy to let your happiness fall to the whims of external factors . But ultimately, it all comes down to you.The post Your Happiness Depends on You appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 23 Jun 14, 7:50am -
    • You Do You Like a Boss (or a T-Rex)
      You can't compare your skills against someone else's. All that matters is that you do what you were designed to do—and you do the everloving shit out of it.The post You Do You Like a Boss (or a T-Rex) appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 16 Jun 14, 8:15am -
    • You’re Worth More Than That. Seriously. Stop It.
      We constantly sell ourselves short, downplay our skills and accomplishments, and kowtow to whatever crapportunity is tossed our way. I call "Bullshit!"The post You’re Worth More Than That. Seriously. Stop It. appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Qu…
      - 2 Jun 14, 7:50am -
    • It All Comes Down to You (Some Stories About Adversity)
      Circumstances mean nothing. Limitations mean nothing. Obstacles mean nothing. It all comes down to you.The post It All Comes Down to You (Some Stories About Adversity) appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 12 Feb 14, 5:00am -
    • The Ripcord Excuse
      When you screw up, you have two choices: Hit “reset” and move on, or let it tank your whole day. Time to take your hand off the ripcord...The post The Ripcord Excuse appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 10 Feb 14, 8:09am -
    • The Inspirational Power of Prosaic Badassity
      People who get through the day in the hardest of circumstances, who go on against the odds -- THAT's heroism, not cold showers and running triathlons.The post The Inspirational Power of Prosaic Badassity appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 15 Jan 14, 5:00am -
    • Some of the Awesomest Spam Comments Ever (Vol. 2)
      Culled from the many blogs I oversee, my favorite spam comments of late, judged on creativity, humor, or sheer un-intillegibility.The post Some of the Awesomest Spam Comments Ever (Vol. 2) appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 28 Oct 13, 5:00am -
    • Are You Chaining Your Elephant?
      That little patch of life you think is all that's out there for you? It's an illusion. Here's how to break free.The post Are You Chaining Your Elephant? appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 7 Oct 13, 5:00am -
    • How to Deal When Everything’s Not OK
      There will be times, even in the most optimistic and dutifully designed lives, when things just really, really suck. Here are some ways to cope with that.The post How to Deal When Everything’s Not OK appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 23 Sep 13, 8:38am -
    • How to Quit (Tips & Tactics)
      Each quit is different, and each person quits differently. But here are some basic guidelines to get you started as you remove the crap from your life.The post How to Quit (Tips & Tactics) appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 10 Jun 13, 5:00am -
    • When You Should Quit Something
      This is your life, and you’re deciding how you want to live it. It’s your call what stays and what goes.The post When You Should Quit Something appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 3 Jun 13, 5:00am -
    • The Positivity of Quitting
      Quitting sometimes gets a bad rap. And sometimes it should. Here's what the GOOD kind of quitting looks like.The post The Positivity of Quitting appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 27 May 13, 5:00am -
    • Acceptance Does Not Mean Acquiescence
      The philosophical breakdown of the meaning of my new tat. (Thesis: you can be Zen and still fight your little heart out.)The post Acceptance Does Not Mean Acquiescence appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 17 Apr 13, 5:00am -
    • Some of Awesomest Spam Comments Ever
      Culled from the many blogs I oversee, my favorite spam comments of late, judged on creativity, humor, or sheer un-intillegibility.The post Some of Awesomest Spam Comments Ever appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 18 Jan 13, 5:00am -
    • My Misery Is Miserabler Than Your Misery
      First off, infinite thanks for the incredible outpouring of love and support you all gave me on Monday’s post.  I knew you guys would be awesome about it, but I can’t begin to tell you how much all your kind words and encouragement mean to me. I…
      - 12 Sep 12, 5:00am -
    • QUIT: Being a Selfish Bitch About My Husband’s Illness
      This post might make you hate me, or there might be someone out there it could help in some way. Whichever is the case, it had to be written...The post QUIT: Being a Selfish Bitch About My Husband’s Illness appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Qui…
      - 10 Sep 12, 5:00am -
    • Fun (and Sometimes Disturbing) Ways That People Have Found My Blog – Volume II
      Another compilation of my favorite strange and unusual search terms that have led people to my blog.The post Fun (and Sometimes Disturbing) Ways That People Have Found My Blog – Volume II appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 6 Sep 12, 5:00am -
    • Coping with the Stabby Days
      Sometimes you just hate the world and everything in it. Here are some ways to get through those moods while doing as little damage as possible.The post Coping with the Stabby Days appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 13 Feb 12, 11:19am -
    • Coping with the Poo Days
      We all have bad days. Here are some tips on how to get through them as gently as possible and emerge on the other side.The post Coping with the Poo Days appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 28 Dec 11, 11:14am -
    • Fun (and Sometimes Disturbing) Ways That People Have Found My Blog
      A compilation of my favorite strange and unusual search terms that have led people to my blog.The post Fun (and Sometimes Disturbing) Ways That People Have Found My Blog appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 3 Aug 11, 9:50am -
    • Never Feel Guilty for Following Your Dreams
      Stop letting others make you feel bad for following your dreams. Here's how to kill the guilt trips once and for all -- and get back to being awesome.The post Never Feel Guilty for Following Your Dreams appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 5 Jan 11, 10:03am -
    • What Story Are You Telling Yourself?
      The way we frame things matters. Are you telling yourself a story that's actually sabotaging you?The post What Story Are You Telling Yourself? appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 8 Dec 10, 5:53am -
    • Screw the Game of Life. Here’s the Real Way to Play It
      I’m not too enthused about the idea of living my life as a series of checkpoints and to-dos.Especially when they’re someone else’s The post Screw the Game of Life. Here’s the Real Way to Play It appeared first on Cordelia Calls It Quits.
      - 1 Nov 10, 9:29am -

    Life on Your Terms

    • Good Life Project ‘Living Creed’
      Like this? Learn to build a better life at Good Life Project.
      - 26 May 16, 11:10pm -
    • ALOYT In Action: How One Women Walked Away From Two PH.Ds to Live a Life on Her Terms
      Note from Liz: This is a guest post by Katie Benedetto. Katie Benedetto Jones is a former Ph.D. student who left the world of mathematics to become a web developer. She now develops Critter.Co, a fun personal growth tool and game.  Once upon a time,…
      - 24 Jan 14, 1:04pm -
    • This Is The Story Of Your Life
      If I wanted to get to know you, I would get you to tell me your story. Rather, I’d ask you to tell me all the stories that make up your life. Your life is, in essence, an accumulation of stories. There’s a story of childhood. A story about how yo…
      - 14 Aug 13, 10:18am -
    • How to Free Yourself From Fear of Judgement
      Search youtube for ‘babies dancing’ and you’ll see video after video of children moving to the music in the only way they know how: to the beat of their heart. There’s not one child postering or monitoring his movements in the mirror. You won…
      - 25 Jul 13, 1:03pm -
    • Birthday Roundup Celebration: 12 Essential Posts From A Life On Your Terms
      Yesterday morning I was hit with a severe case of procrastination, so I decided I would surf the internet for a while. While looking for a source of motivation in the places I would definitely not find it, I struck gold: a post about lessons learned…
      - 18 Jul 13, 7:41am -
    • A Guide To Dominating The World, One Hug At A Time
      Imagine walking into a room and seeing nothing but a sea of smiling faces. They’re happy to see you. They’re all smiling at you because they like you and what you stand for. They like what you stand for because it’s what they stand for as well.…
      - 11 Jul 13, 5:42pm -

    Deep Existence

    • 4 Reasons to Solve Your Life Problems on Paper
      The main, overarching reason? The paper is outside of your mind. This creates several advantages. 1. Paper can hold unlimited data If I give you a sheet of paper containing ...Read more at Stephen Guise
      - 2 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:14pm -
    • How Good Habits Covertly Shrink Bad Habits
      Five years ago, I started doing one push-up per day.  That humble goal enabled me to show up consistently, even if it was in a small way. Today, five years ...Read more at Stephen Guise
      - 7 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 12:29am -
    • Why It’s So Important to Seek Discomfort
      I was about to bring my laptop back into bed this morning. The cozy blankets and lounging potential seemed irresistible, but I decided against it and worked at my stand-up ...Read more at Stephen Guise
      - 14 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 10:36pm -
    • 7 Reasons to Sell Everything You Own and Travel Long Term
      I plan to let my lease expire and sell everything I own except for what fits in a suitcase and a backpack. Then I will wander around the world for ...Read more at Stephen Guise
      - 21 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:47pm -
    • 3 Keys to Emotional Stability
      Simply put, if you aren’t emotionally stable, life will be difficult. Emotional stability is vital to a good life because without it, you are prone to emotional breakdowns, which can ...Read more at Stephen Guise
      - 35 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 6:38am -
    • The One Thing All Winners Have In Common
      All winners have one thing in common—they aren’t afraid to lose. Most meaningful “wins” in life involve risk of loss. The potential loss could be financial, emotional, ego-related, or something ...Read more at Stephen Guise
      - 42 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 12:04pm -
    • You’re More Powerful Than You Think
      “If you want to be tougher mentally, it is simple: Be tougher. Don’t meditate on it.” These words of Jocko’s helped one listener— a drug addict— get sober after many ...Read more at Stephen Guise
      - 56 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:33pm -

    Planet Naveen

    • How to Use the 5 Bases of Power to get Results
      If you manage a team of people, then you’ll be aware that you hold some power over them. This can all seem a little abstract, so let’s look at some different situations to see where each type of authority might be useful.The post How to Use the…
      - 52 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 8:47pm -
    • 4 Tips to Stay Positive Around Negative People
      Negative people suck our energy and if you are not armed with ideas to handle them, you would be surely depleting your reservoir of positivity. However, you don't need to move a hill to fight them. Just try these 4 simple tips to stay positive even…
      - 19 Jan 17, 10:19pm -
    • The Choice is Yours
      You always have a choice, but did you know that your choices can make a profound impact on your life , no matter which stage of life you are in at present.Again, it's you who decide what you want to go after, I am just sharing my opinion here in thi…
      - 3 Oct 16, 12:36am -
    • Rediscovering Paper
      Here is another inspiring guest post by Nenad Rustic. He explains why he switched from Wunderlist to a succession of paper notebooks. While he still uses OneNote, to store my notes, he scribbles down things as he needs to, and transfer it later, if t…
      - 14 Aug 15, 10:02pm -
    • Creative Visualization Program by Lisa Nichols – My Detailed Review
      My honest review of Lisa Nichol's home study program - Creative Visualization. I am not new to this concept since I have read a couple of books on this subject already. However, I wanted to try this program out since I have heard a lot about Lisa Nic…
      - 9 May 15, 2:49pm -
    • Small Habits – Ladders to Big Progress
      In this wonderful guest post, Alina Sukumaran explains HISI. Habits In Small Increments (HISI).If you break new habits into small increments, applied regularly, the pain of dealing with the new and unknown is almost zero. Your mind will accept the n…
      - 3 Apr 15, 12:38am -
    • 10 Powerful Steps for Manifesting Your Goals and Dreams – PART II
      This article is continuation of earlier article , to read part 1 – click here. In his previous post, Zdravko Lukovski talked about 5 steps for manifesting your goals and dreams, and this article he covers the remaining 5 steps. Over to Zdravko……
      - 2 Apr 15, 1:30am -
    • 10 Powerful Steps for Manifesting Your Goals and Dreams – PART I

      - 2 Apr 15, 1:22am -
    • The Law of Attraction in a Nutshell
      This is a guest post by Justin Mazza of Mazzastick.com , a widely popular personal development blog. If you would like to write a guest post for planetnaveen.com, follow this link. I know Justin from quite sometime now through his blog which has ton…
      - 12 Feb 15, 10:15pm -
    • Take the First Step – Because that’s the Hardest
      This is a guest post by Anuradha Ramchand. To guest write on this blog, please check this page. Wanting to quit your job and start a new business? Waiting to apologize to someone who means a lot? Struggling to begin a workout regime that you have bee…
      - 12 Jan 15, 9:43pm -

    Motivational Memo

    • How I Created The Perfect Business & Family Recipe For Success
      Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. I can never wipe the image from my mind of my 2, 5, and 8-year-old children walking the streets with their mother and I, with a handful of pink advertising cards, for our brand new business venture. With their…
      - 8 Sep 15, 11:43am -
    • 5 Steps Towards Your Personal Independence
      Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘The greatest security is to plan and act and take the risk that will make you independent.’ – Denis Waitley I’m an Australian, and we don’t celebrate Independence Day like the Americans. Yet I have…
      - 18 Aug 15, 11:57am -
    • 4 Cures For Overcoming The Onset Of Old Age
      Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. The number of years denoted by the calendar and your birth date are no reflection of how old you really are, or how healthy you are in your spirit, soul and body. I have met twenty-one year olds who, in their…
      - 18 Aug 15, 11:40am -
    • How To Hit Your Hot Spot
      Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Have you ever shaken hands with someone and their handshake  resembled the very nature of a cold fish? Lifeless. Powerless. Unimpressive. Well the life at the end of that cold fish handshake is probably cold…
      - 11 Aug 15, 11:46am -
    • There Is No Reason To Be Afraid: 10 Tips To Help You Manage Your Fear
      Post written by Dr Carlo Carandang.  Fear can be looked at as a normal thing for a human being, as something that is necessary and manifests itself instinctively to protect us from danger. It’s a contextual matter, from one person to another and…
      - 4 Aug 15, 11:52am -
    • I Didn’t Know Squat About How To Be A Successful Parent
      Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Being the parent of what I would call two perfect children, I thought I had parenting down to a fine art. In my view, I was an expert and could advise all parents of exactly what they should and should not do.…
      - 28 Jul 15, 11:50am -
    • Be Expectant & Give Birth To A Great Future
      Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. Here’s a quote that leapt into my brain – probably around the time that one of my children was being born – ‘Be expectant and you’ll give birth to a great future.’ I love it when I can draw from th…
      - 22 Jul 15, 1:17am -
    • Perfecting The Art Of Failure: Harnessing Its Unlimited Potential
      Post written by Carl Preston. For many people, the idea of failure is simple not on the agenda. Not doing something the right way, failing to get something right, all of these things? Not something they can even comprehend. It’s the worst thing in…
      - 14 Jul 15, 11:41am -
    • 4 Keys To Unlocking Your Standout Life
      Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair. ‘Turn up.’ – Woody Allen Woody Allen’s simple explanation for succeeding in life rings true with me. However, I want to explore those two powerful words a little deeper, for they are two words that cle…
      - 7 Jul 15, 11:25am -
    • How To Initiate Change, Conquer The Creative Saboteur & Tame The Fears
      Post written by Sophie Cliche. For me, change starts with an inspiration. I often identify something that could be better, something that currently restricts me or causes me pain, and I let myself dream about what it could be instead. I become engage…
      - 30 Jun 15, 11:55am -

    The Psychology of Wellbeing

    • Digital Wellness: Wellness in the Age of Technology
      This is the transcript of the talk that I gave on Digital Wellness and “Wellness in the Age of Technology.” To learn more about the Global Wellness Institute and our Digital Wellness initiative, please visit http://globalwellnessinstitute.org. …
      - 19 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:32am -
    • Furthering Mental Wellness
      I had the breath knocked out of me last year when I was surprised with an award at the Global Wellness Summit in Tyrol, Austria. I was given the “Debra Simon Award” recognizing a “Leader in Furthering Mental Wellness.” The award was a touchin…
      - 1 Aug 17, 9:04am -
    • Facebook’s New Mission Sounds Noble, But . . .
      This week, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new mission for Facebook: to “bring the world closer together.” Facebook has been under a lot of criticism recently for being the world’s largest distributor of fake news and for being a powerful driver of…
      - 23 Jun 17, 7:20pm -
    • Movement X
      I discovered Ido Portal in a YouTube video about 5 years ago. I was immediately impressed. In part, I was impressed with his physical prowess. Ido has developed a capacity for movement that very few people can ever hope to obtain. Watching him maneuv…
      - 13 Jun 17, 4:59am -
    • The Free Will Conundrum (the Search for the Missing “I”)
      Scientists and philosophers have debated for centuries over the existence of free will. Science tells us that most of the activity in the universe, down to the atomic (or even sub-atomic) level, is caused by simple reactions to whatever happened prev…
      - 18 Apr 17, 5:18am -
    • Paying for Pain: Spartan Race Therapy
      Burpees suck. I know this because I’ve been doing a lot of them lately. If you don’t know what a burpee is, you can watch this short video. It is a simple exercise in which you lie down on the ground in a prone position (chest on the floor,) then…
      - 8 Apr 17, 5:05am -
    • Engineering Serendipity
      This week’s article is a guest post from Maggie Hsu, an Advisor at Zappos.com. Zappos.com is a leading online retailer headquartered in Las Vegas specializing in shoes and clothing. Previously, Maggie was Vice President and Chief of Staff at Downto…
      - 19 Mar 17, 9:33am -
    • How to Have Rational Political Discourse
      Remember when social media used to be fun? Facebook used to be a place to catch up with our friends, share cute pictures of our kids, and have a few good chuckles over cat videos. But those days seem to be over. Today, our social media platforms are…
      - 6 Feb 17, 8:44pm -
    • The Joy of Work in the Age of Automation
      Today’s article comes from the Jan/Feb issue of Organic Spa Magazine. I have been writing a column on wellness tips in Organic Spa Magazine for several years. This month, we launch a new column that focuses on “modern wellness,” managing wellbe…
      - 25 Jan 17, 4:02am -
    • Assessing Emotional Intelligence (and why you should)
      This week’s article is written by Leopold Denis, the co-founder of Moodwalk, a French company specializing in emotional intelligence. You can learn more about it at https://emotional-competence.co/en. What is Emotional Intelligence? Everybody knows…
      - 17 Jan 17, 4:32am -

    Happier Human

    • Direct Brain Stimulation, a Billion Dollar Invention? Not Yet.
      Every single feeling of perception – of touch, of smell, of color – can be traced back to a particular set of neurons. Stimulate those neurons directly and a person’s perception of reality can be controlled. In the 1940s, neurosurgeon Wilder Pe…
      - 7 Aug 14, 3:10pm -
    • 7 Steps to Reducing Rumination
      Overthinking is evil. Like the whispers of a devil, it pretends to help while just making the situation worse. What can you do to reduce it? Unfortunately, the cure is as complex as the cause. But follow these 7 steps and you can slowly but surely ri…
      - 21 Jul 14, 6:02pm -
    • Is Depression Really on The Rise?
      It’s an idea repeated so often that it’s now taken for fact – depression is on the rise. If true, modern society has messed up. In 1985, 10% of people had no one to discuss important matters with. By 2004, that number had grown to 25% – one o…
      - 10 Jul 14, 12:44pm -
    • Positive Psychology 101 – The Best Self-Help
      UPDATE: THE PRICE OF THE COURSE MENTIONED IN THIS POST HAS INCREASED BY 200%. I NO LONGER RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT What do the most successful people do differently? Why are some people able to bounce back from failure? What allows some couples to stay…
      - 25 May 14, 4:06pm -
    • The Four Reasons Why Overthinking and Depression Are on the Rise
      More and more people are getting fat. From the growing waistlines and rates of cardiovascular disease it’s obvious. We call it the obesity epidemic. But there’s another epidemic that’s been spreading that’s just as bad. Why is the rate of dep…
      - 17 May 14, 4:34pm -
    • Are You an Overthinker? You’ve Been Poisoned
      Feeling anxious, upset, or sad? Natural. Feeling reflective? Productive. Going over a failure or conflict again and again to see how it could have gone better. Ranting and raving about the wrongs that have been done to you. Trying to figure out why l…
      - 11 May 14, 5:00pm -
    • Do Pets Bring Happiness?
      If you want more happiness, get a pet. In the 80s and 90s, research came out suggesting many benefits from pet ownership. From reduced risk of asthma, allergies, and cardiovascular disease to increased mood and wellbeing. Some doctors started recomme…
      - 30 Apr 14, 12:04pm -
    • The Lies Your Narrator Tell and How They Hurt You
      When I was 16, I had the craziest summer of my life. I woke up in the middle of the night, my heart pounding and my palms sweating. Why oh why? Why had she broken up with me? I want her back! Walking, talking, working, studying – whatever I was doi…
      - 14 Apr 14, 7:44pm -
    • The 4 Things You Need to Know About Meditation
      Meditation is HARD. Keeping still and staying focused is so unnatural that most who give meditation a try don’t keep it up. So it’s important to know: Does it work? Better than other techniques? How quickly? Is one type better than another? If we…
      - 17 Mar 14, 8:21pm -
    • 54 Ways to Increase Your Happiness Set Point
      Over a person’s lifetime, how much do you expect that their happiness will increase? Most people I’ve asked seem to think that the answer is ‘A LOT’. Sure, there’ll be tough times and the occasional sadness, but as they accomplish and accum…
      - 16 Dec 13, 5:55pm -

    Live Bold and Bloom

    • 10 Mindfulness Journal Prompts For Present Moment Awareness
      Do you keep a journal?If not, you might want to consider taking it up as a thoughtful goal for the year.Journaling has a myriad of benefits such as enhancing creativity, reducing stress, and helping you process and heal your thoughts and feelings.…
      - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 12:56pm -
    • Do You Know Your True Intelligence Type?
      When I was a kid, there was an awkward process in the first few weeks of the school year when the children were sorted like beans and sent off into different parts of the classroom — or different rooms entirely. During reading and math, several of…
      - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 3:53am -
    • The Ultimate Guide To Practicing Mindfulness
      Answer this honestly: how much of your day do you give up to stress, worry, regret, and rumination? How much time do you spend thinking about the future — the next thing you want to do or achieve? How much time do you spend longing for things to be…
      - 11 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 3:54pm -
    • Big Five Personality Traits: What Is Your Score?
      How would you describe your personality? How would the people who know you well describe it? Do you know your personality type, and if so, does it ring true for you? Personality type is intriguing but sometimes confusing. However, understanding our o…
      - 16 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 1:06pm -
    • The Pivotal Differences Between Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation
      Take a minute to think about the sources of your motivation. What makes you do the things you do? Do you go to work to get a paycheck, or because you genuinely enjoy your job? Do you drive the speed limit to avoid punishment, or because you value you…
      - 21 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:56am -
    • How Many Calories Do You Burn While Walking?
      They say laughter is the best medicine when it comes to mental health, but what about physical health? Hippocrates believed walking is man’s best medicine, and if you’ve spent any amount of time at the local park, I’m sure you’ve witnessed pe…
      - 26 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:15am -
    • 12 Essential Ways To Take Care Of Yourself
      Everyone gets caught up in their daily routines.  In fact, getting caught up is the whole point of having routines. Routines help you get through the day while accomplishing your goals. You wake up every day knowing exactly what you're going to take…
      - 29 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 6:05am -
    • Why Am I So Emotional? 10 Keys To Calming Yourself In The Storm
      We've all experienced it: Standing in line at the grocery store, a young child begins to melt down until they are an emotional mess. The parents of these children can be heard coaching them to calm down, take a few deep breaths, and express their fee…
      - 34 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 10:19am -
    • 12 Best Meditation Apps For 2017
      If you live in the same busy world as the rest of us, you often spend your days multitasking and doing a million things while never actually getting anything accomplished. During your rush to accomplish all those necessary tasks, you probably find yo…
      - 39 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 2:53pm -
    • 13 Steps To Quiet Your Monkey Mind
      You have a project due in the morning. As you get ready for bed, you start to think about it. “What will I wear? That blue shirt should work.” “Man, it was a busy day at work today. So many people needed my help.” “Oh yeah, I need to rememb…
      - 43 days ago, 29 Oct 17, 8:56pm -
    • How To Stop Catastrophizing And Assuming The Worst
      “The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.” — Leon Brown My earliest memories of my life seem to have one commonality — I’m either experiencing acute a…
      - 49 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 10:07am -
    • 10 Transformative Benefits Of Gratitude
      The world is ending. Life as we know it is over. Things are going to hell in a hand basket. Doesn't it feel that way sometimes? All the time? Doesn't it seem like we are plagued by bad news, dire events, political upheaval, and mass tragedies? If tho…
      - 54 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 3:09pm -
    • Financial Abuse: Are You Being Controlled And Manipulated With Money?
      Money makes the world go 'round. It gives us the freedom to do what we want, buy what we need, and pursue our dreams. Even if you're not wealthy, you have the ability to get a better job, earn more, spend and invest the way you see fit, and make your…
      - 60 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 11:34am -
    • 31 Good Things To Talk About With Anyone
      Have you ever been in that uncomfortable situation at a party when you have no idea what to say to the person standing in front of you? You want to engage in conversation, if only to be polite, but you feel too shy, tongue-tied, or just at a complete…
      - 69 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 10:29am -
    • 29 Fun Things To Do At Home
      Are you stuck on auto-pilot? Do you cook the same dinners each night and watch the same Netflix shows over and over? If so, it's time for a change. The same routine day in and day out can lead to boredom at best, or at worst, leave you worn out, drai…
      - 74 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 3:14pm -
    • 13 Warning Signs Of A Self-Absorbed Partner
      Picture this. You have been in a relationship for a few months, and you begin to notice your amazing new partner spends a lot of time talking about himself and his accomplishments. Your beautiful new girlfriend seems to look around every room she ent…
      - 76 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 3:59pm -
    • 31 Tips For Writing Your Book On Your Expertise
      So you are ready to write your book. You've made the decision to become a self-published author. The only problem is — you don't know what the heck to write about. When you look on Amazon at all of the non-fiction books available, it's completely o…
      - 82 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 3:15am -
    • 50 Self-Care Ideas For Stressed Out People Pleasers
      “In case of the loss of cabin pressure, put on your own oxygen mask first before assisting others.” If you fly on commercial planes, you've heard this statement from a flight attendant many times, instructing you to take care of your safety first…
      - 85 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 3:00am -
    • 40 Compelling Quotes About Life To Empower You
      If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently? How would your life look today if you'd made a different choice at all of the major (and minor) crossroads of your life? Often we look back over our lives with regrets or at least a c…
      - 90 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 2:25pm -
    • How To Get Over Someone You Love Who Has Left You
      You've heard the old saying, “All good things must come to an end.” Sadly, if this saying applies to your love relationship, and you aren't ready for that ending to come, it can be heartbreaking. Nothing prepares you for that emotional punch in t…
      - 95 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 12:07pm -