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 […]

Vulnerability Is Not A Weakness

Brené Brown describes vulnerability as a measure of strength, not weakness. Expressing feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty, discussing uncertain situations, and sharing encounters with failure and hardship are all ways that we can practice vulnerability. Many Westerners have been raised to think of vulnerability as a weakness or a flaw. In fact, vulnerability is a tool […]

Stop Worrying, Start Living

If you’re plagued by worry—and who isn’t these days—one way to neutralize your fear is to accept the worst-case scenario and plan from there. Most of our worst fears will never come true. But if you accept the possibility that bad things can happen, your most persistent worries will likely loosen their grip. Planning for […]

Feeling Anxious? Here’s How to Reframe.

Giving a presentation can be nerve-wracking. But if you think about it, nervousness and enthusiasm are quite similar emotional states. The primary difference is that anxiety has negative associations, whereas excitement seems more positive. As a negative emotional state, anxiety can quickly escalate and spiral out of control. The brain begins to imagine different scenarios […]

The Secret to Aging Well

Telomeres are a hot topic among health and wellness researchers. Telomeres are cap-like structures at the end of each chromosome that have the capacity to accelerate or decelerate the aging process, depending on your lifestyle choices. Diet, sleep hygiene, and exercise all play a role. Telomeres shorten as we age, with longer telomeres indicating good health, and […]

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