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What is Blocking You from Reaching Your Vision?

What is Blocking You from Reaching Your Vision?

Having the vision of where you want to be is one thing. Having the confidence and commitment to reach your goals are often areas where we fall short. Ask yourself these questions: A) In terms of confidence, ten being supremely confident, on a scale of

5 Ways to Go from “Pain” to “Gain”

5 Ways to Go from “Pain” to “Gain”

I find it interesting how frequently living creatures tolerate discomfort and pain. I include myself in this group. Many years ago, I suffered a fairly severe injury to my rotator cuff. It still bothers me to this day. Some days I forget about it, some days it’s...

Wagner Making Effort To Turn Silver Into Gold

Wagner Making Effort To Turn Silver Into Gold

Allison Wagner touched the wall after 400 meters of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle, an exhausting individual medley. In her hypoxic state, her mind honed in on a rather unusual detail of the setting …

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The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

By Steven Parton on Tuesday December 1st, 2015 How to create positive outcomes by tapping into the power of your thoughts Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly...

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

Jenny Santi Aug 04, 2017 There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For...

Can Mindfulness Make you Happier?

Can Mindfulness Make you Happier?

This week’s edition of Psych Wednesdays was written by Sarah Roberts and was originally published on Psych Your Mind on November 14, 2012. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are hot trends in clinical psychology right now. What’s all the buzz about? Mindfulness...

New Research Shows That Mindfulness Is the Secret to Happiness

New Research Shows That Mindfulness Is the Secret to Happiness

New research is shedding light on the pursuit of happiness—and most of us have been looking in all the wrong places. It turns out, happiness is not found in external things at all, but is a power we hold within ourselves. Harvard researcher Matt Killingsworth created...

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

By Dr. Elise Bialylew “It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the mind. It also...

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness

What makes you happy? This question is not as easy as it might seem. According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. It’s easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy....

Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress

Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2014, 1:05 PM , UPDATED DECEMBER 14, 2016, 2:58 PM Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter mindful meditation using a zen rock garden My mom began meditating decades ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the wider...

How Our Addiction to Struggle Holds Us Back

How Our Addiction to Struggle Holds Us Back

By Ezzie Spencer “Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.” ~Chuang Tzu Do you feel, on some level, that your life is hard work? That you need to struggle in order to improve things in your world? Do you feel that you even need to struggle to reach a...

Embracing Hardship, a Surprising Secret to Happiness

Embracing Hardship, a Surprising Secret to Happiness

We try to avoid pain and difficulty. Research shows that embracing it will help. Posted Jun 29, 2015 Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives....

Study: Experiences Make Us Happier Than Possessions

Study: Experiences Make Us Happier Than Possessions

By Elizabeth Landau CNN (CNN) -- Even in tough economic times, you may find yourself with a bit of cash to spare. You've been working hard, and you want to treat yourself. Should you spend it on an experience, such as a baseball game or Psychological research suggests...

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