Budgeting isn’t guesswork. To create a working budget, you need to figure out how much money you have, and then decide what to spend it on. Your plan should be based on the reality of your known expenses—not what-ifs or maybes. First identify your obligations. These are the things you have to spend money on, […]
Go Ahead, Blame Someone Else
What if your deepest fears, most destructive behaviors, and worst failures aren’t your fault? A new area of scientific research called epigenetics suggests that the traumas of our parents, grandparents, and earlier ancestors may manifest in our daily lives. Any repeating pattern of emotion, including depression and anxiety, may be a tendency you inherited from […]
The Dark Side of Meditation
The path to enlightenment isn’t always easy. Enthusiasts often focus on the inspirational side of meditation. But here’s a dirty little secret: there will be times when meditation will make you feel afraid, almost as though you’re going to fall off the edge of the world. Fear is a natural part of life. The purpose […]
Be Your Best Self
Habits should be no-brainers. This goes for habits we’d like to form and the ones we’d like to break. The easier you make it to put the new behavior on repeat, the more success you’ll have. The only problem is that getting started can be difficult and overwhelming. That’s why success coach Jen Sincero boils […]
Get Rich Quick
Twelve months. That’s all you need. Entrepreneur Ryan Daniel Moran has a three-stage blueprint for establishing a million-dollar business. Stage one is the Grind, which can take up to three months. You’re in the Grind until you can define your customer, choose your first product, and achieve at least 25 sales per day. Stage two […]
Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?
Life would be easier if there were a set script for us to follow. But parenting is an improvisational art. Each child is unique, and more than that, each situation is different. What may work for one child or one set of circumstances may or may not work in a different situation. To find a […]
Schedule Your Free Time
We live in an age of constant distraction. One way of dealing with the demands on your time and attention is to plan every minute of the day—even your free time. Go ahead and spend half an hour watching viral videos, as long as you intended to spend your time that way. It doesn’t matter so […]
Turn Your Luck Around
Every experience, every obstacle, is an opportunity for reflection and meditation. If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that some problems must be endured before they can be solved. Buddhists refer to this phenomenon as “taking your life on the path”—using problems that can’t be eliminated to refocus your potential. It’s human nature to […]
Is Imposter Syndrome Good?
If you have imposter syndrome, you’re doing something right. You’ve heard of imposter syndrome, right? It’s that feeling of inadequacy we experience sometimes when we start a new project or job. The next time you experience that skeptical and self-searching feeling, lean into it. It’s a sure sign that you’re on the right track. First of […]
Are You Trustworthy?
You know you’re trustworthy. But how will she know? Men who are trying to woo women need to convey that they are honest, genuine, and reliable. The best way to accomplish this, according to The Man’s Guide to Women, is to achieve “attunement”—a means of connecting and building deeper intimacy. The first step to attunement is offering […]