Make everything a little better

What if there was something that was simple and accessible that could make everything in your life a little better? Would you do it? What if this something could lower stress, help you live longer, improve cognitive functioning, help manage your weight, enhance creativity, increase your immunity, improve your relationships, and stave off depression and …

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Comparing

One of the easiest ways to become miserable is by comparing ourselves to others. The simple fact is that no matter what skill or trait we are assessing in ourselves, we will always be able to find someone who does it better. It startled me to hear a statistic that we spend up to ¾ …

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Get a mental buzz

Naturally, that is. Research indicates that the average person feels down about 4 days each month. If you have an unusual amount of change going on in your life, aren’t getting enough sleep, or have too much on your plate, it may be even more. Stress seems to be waiting around every corner these days. …

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What others think

We are human. We breathe. We think. We judge. From the kind of coffee we enjoy to the people we like to spend time with, we have our preferences. Judgment tends to get a bad rap even though it has an important place in our lives, assisting with choices and decisions that impact our survival …

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Start before you’re ready

Upon initial review, this advice seems counterintuitive to what we have been taught all of our lives. Growing up, we learn that “practice makes perfect.” The Boy Scout’s core motto is to “be prepared.” In our career we have to “pay our dues” and “put our best foot forward.” Although not bad advice, I wonder …

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Leap!

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” Andre Gide When it is time for baby birds to learn to fly, it is common myth that they are shoved out of the security of the cozy nest and soar into the sky. In reality, it …

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