Break Your Smartphone Addiction

Is your smartphone draining  your time? Let’s be real: app developers and social media experience designers have already admitted they design their products to be addictive. If you’re feeling strapped for time and emotionally drained by the technology, yet reach for your phone whenever you need a distraction—well, you’re not alone. Millions of people have […]

Even Enlightened People Do the Dishes

In Autobiography of a Yogi, Indian monk and guru Paramahansa Yogananda describes the spiritual path that led him to leave India for the United States. As a young teenager, Yogananda sometimes dreamed of wrestling tigers and performing other marvelous feats he had heard about other gurus performing. However, once he started training to become a monk, […]

Be a Better Control Freak

Research shows that feeling in control—not necessarily being in control—helps determine how happy and successful you are. People who have a sense that their actions shape their fate are less stressed, in life and at work. Feeling in control will help you communicate better, solve problems faster, and feel more motivated. It might even improve your health. […]

Know the Signs

Verbal abuse, also known as emotional abuse or psychological abuse, is a pattern of behavior in which an abuser attempts to manipulate, emotionally injure, and dominate his domestic partner through mind games. The patterns of verbal abuse may seem obvious to an outsider, but they can be difficult for those involved to identify. The abuser […]

Defeat the Anti-Self

According to Mike Bayer, a former meth addict turned world-renowned life coach, there’s a fine line between the worst and best versions of your personality. One tool you can use to make sure you’re on the path to fulfilling your potential is the “Best Self” and Anti-Self” labeling system, in which you think of your […]

How to Make a Good Impression

Most of us don’t remember every detail of our daily activities. It’s the defining moments, whether they’re terrible or great, that make experiences memorable and give our lives shape and meaning. When defining moments are positive, they can deepen our relationships with individuals, organizations, and customers. Defining moments make or break the customer experience. In business, […]

Manage Your Mood

Have you ever experienced a negative spiral, where it felt like your bad mood made everything worse? Just as negativity can be a self-perpetuating cycle, positivity can lead to even more positivity. To feel happier, you can cultivate an optimistic outlook simply by spending more time thinking about good things, affirming yourself, and associating with […]

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