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The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal

You're reading The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I have notebooks and journals for everything: Work, habits, goals, exercise, personal projects, language learning, New Year's resolutions... I have them all sitting here on my desk, just waiting to be used. And so when I came across the practice of keeping a meditation...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Success, Meditation, Mindfulness, Confidence, Positivity, Athens, Lifehacks, Einstein, Self Improvement, Journaling, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Motivation Tips, Thich Nhat Hanh


Friendships – The Key To Happiness

You're reading Friendships – The Key To Happiness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I often recommend to others who seek to do what I tried, DON’T! It is too dangerous – you are taking an awful risk. It is not wise to isolate yourself for twelve months and spend hour upon hour peering inside, facing your worst pains and fears, trying to see beyond them for answers that might not...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, US, Sydney, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Winfried Sedoff


How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

You're reading How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Finding a sincere person is difficult. We are not always ready to share our innermost feelings and do not show a lot of emotions. People have a right for little secrets, but problems begin when we try to deceive ourselves. One's mind and heart conflict with one another, and ...
Tags: Psychology, Lying, Truth, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Melisa Marzett


Training Your Mind with Meditation

You're reading Training Your Mind with Meditation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Meditation is a science, the systematic process of training the mind.” – John Yates, Ph.D. By sophomore year of high school, it had become clear that my mind was completely out of control. After a series of car crashes resulting from my own distraction and declining grades in school, I was...
Tags: Health, Featured, Meditation, Adhd, Yale, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Bali Indonesia, Pickthebrain, Buddhist, Liam, Marcus Aurelius, YTT, Daniel Goleman, Richie Davidson, John Yates


Why I took a break from Facebook?

You're reading Why I took a break from Facebook?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Facebook, a social networking platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg has around 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018 (source Wikipedia). I joined Facebook in October 2007, and I was compulsively posting every minute detail of my life. From birthday wishes to photo albums with my friends...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Featured, Wikipedia, Social Media, Mental Health, Hawaii, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Digital Detox, Abstain From Social Media, Social Media Detox


Neuroplasticity- Botox for the Brain?

You're reading Neuroplasticity- Botox for the Brain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The term Neuroplasticity is the hope of the future of every human on the planet and yet, few people have even heard of it, and fewer actually know what it means.  Why is it important? Simply, the theories of neuroplasticity have the capacity to change everything we know about living a happier a...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Neuroplasticity


The 6 Stages of Personal Growth

You're reading The 6 Stages of Personal Growth, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Personal development is a process that involves many steps. It's a life-long journey. This article outlines the six main stages of personal growth. These stages of personal growth are naturally recurrent and can become cyclical with more growth, goals, and obstacles in life. It's worth pointing...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Self Education, Self Growth, Stages Of Self Growth, Isabella Gura


Dealing with Anxiety – In Cartoon Form

You're reading Dealing with Anxiety – In Cartoon Form, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you ever stay up all night replaying the mistakes you've made or could possibly make? How about struggle over deciding between seemingly identical outfits to wear? GREMLIN GIRL can relate. Gremlin Girl is a brand new animated web series about our inner critic who is often difficult to shut ...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Depression, Anxiety, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Emily Rifkin, Disney TV Animation and Rebecca Warm Groundlings


CBD Oil — What are Potential Effects on the Brain?

You're reading CBD Oil — What are Potential Effects on the Brain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound that is found in marijuana and hemp. Among other things, CBD works as an antioxidant, pain reliever, mood balancer, and according to medical research, it also generates effects that set it apart as a fantastic herb for not only s...
Tags: Health, Featured, Brain, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, CBD Oil


Unthreading Anxiety

You're reading Unthreading Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I was born in the middle of a war zone. One of my earliest memories is of a bomb falling near our house on an otherwise quiet day. So wholly unexpected it freaked the hell out of me. And this is how my friendship with anxiety was born. I went through life having a sensibly over-alert nervous system trying ...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Mental Health, Anxiety, West, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Sedona, Mark Wolynn, Susan Jeffers, Bruce Lipton, Lester Levenson


How to Consume Content in a Healthy Way

You're reading How to Consume Content in a Healthy Way, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Fifty years ago, most people were ignorant about healthy dietary choices. It was an impossible task, for the average Joe, to discern between proteins and fats, complex and simple carbohydrates. But fast forward a couple of decades and nutrition principles are obvious even to children. The sam...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Social Media, Time Management, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Joe, Pickthebrain, Slavko Desik, Facebook YouTube, Digital Detox, Screentime, How To Consume Content


The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success

You're reading The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success Do you ever look at successful people within your profession and wonder how they got there? Do you wish to be like them? Well, most junior employees and college graduates do. Everyone has that one person who they l...
Tags: Psychology, Career, Featured, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Mentorship, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Role Model, Success Doyourbest


Fear: The Enemy From Within

You're reading Fear: The Enemy From Within, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Have you ever found yourself living under the bondage of fear in all spheres of your life? Then this article is a must-read resource. By the way, I was a victim of self-induced fear for over 20 years. To be precise fear made me lose two of my well-paying jobs. I could not express myself. I remember how I...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Confidence, Fear, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Personal Power


Revitalized Your Future and Boost Your Mood: Turbo Charged Optimism

You're reading Revitalized Your Future and Boost Your Mood: Turbo Charged Optimism, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Nearly everyone has had the experience of thinking, “I use to be excited about the future, but now I am just trudging through life one day at a time.” Does that describe you? What happened? Does it feel as though you have lost the ability to dream, to believe in...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Confidence, Optimism, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Rice University, Laura King, Folsom California, Utpal Dholakia, Forrest Talley


How to Network without Face-to-Face Interactions If You’re an Introvert

You're reading How to Network without Face-to-Face Interactions If You’re an Introvert, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Networking opens many doors for entrepreneurs. This is a sure-fire way to get people interested in your services, find loyal partners, and most importantly, attract new customers. But things are not that optimistic if you’re an introvert like me. A lump in the ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Career, Featured, Youtube, Success, Communication, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, NICK, Introvert, Pickthebrain, How To Network


A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family

You're reading A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Many of us have faced depression, struggled with low self-esteem, and other debilitating mental health challenges. My own journey with depression was a result of growing up with a rare blood disorder and being told I could never have children of my own. This completely changed my dreams of what ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Featured, Colorado, Book, Mental Health, Depression, Faith, Christian, Lifehacks, Best Books, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Wilcox, Donna Grant Wilcox, Donna Wilcox


Unconsciously Chasing a Dream

You're reading Unconsciously Chasing a Dream, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Our unconscious routines are making us or breaking us. As I woke up before the sunrise I walked over to the couch and turned on a small lamp, then started my coffee and grabbed my phone. After mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Twitter which seemed like five minutes, my son woke up and came out to jo...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Happiness, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Dreams, Pickthebrain, Unconscious


4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics

You're reading 4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As you walk down a store’s beauty aisle, it’s easy to choose the most popular brands and products that line the shelves. After all, they are on sale and the labels claim to be organic or all natural. Despite these perks, what consumers fail to realize is that these labels can deceive consume...
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Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?

You're reading Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hypnosis is a technique that is both widely used and controversial. Many see it as a form of stage entertainment. True hypnosis, however, is very different and has valuable medical and therapeutic benefits, providing effective treatment to a variety of ailments - from anxiety and depressio...
Tags: Health, UK, Featured, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Hypnosis, Milton Keynes, Pickthebrain, IBS, Hilgard, British Society of Clinical, Professional Standards Authority PSA, Leigh Adley


5 Exercises To Get The Creative Juices Flowing

You're reading 5 Exercises To Get The Creative Juices Flowing, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Most people think that it is impossible to make yourself into a more creative person. After all, the creative geniuses we know about all seemed to show great promise from a young age. Plus, we all have those friends who are just 'naturally' good at drawing, or music, or coding. But ...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Stanford, Creativity, Exercise, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Writer's Block, Pickthebrain, Boost Creativity


Can You Change How You Age?

You're reading Can You Change How You Age?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Anybody that knows me, knows that I am beyond obsessed with facial serums and potions, forever in the pursuit of the perfect anti-aging combination. While at first, I was interested in professional opinions and reviews by friends and colleagues, over the last few years my fascination has led me into a p...
Tags: Health, Science, Featured, Supplements, Brain Health, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Anti Aging, Pickthebrain, NLP, Aubrey de Grey, Elysium Health, NAD NAD


Back To Human: My Interview with the Incredible Dan Schawbel

You're reading Back To Human: My Interview with the Incredible Dan Schawbel, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Recently, I had the good fortune of sitting down with Dan Schawbel to talk about his new book, Back To Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. As somebody that is totally burnt out on all things digital (so much so that I've just gone back...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Ge, Book Review, New York Times, Ibm, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Harvard Business Review, Pickthebrain, Dan, Dan Schawbel, Erin's Things, Back To Human, Facebook Johnson Johnson Starbucks


Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work – And What Does

You're reading Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work – And What Does, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You might be anxiously wondering where this article is going to go, so just in case you're about to judge me as some negative Nancy that's going to bash positive thinking, I'd like to clear that up because that's not what I'm about to do. I'm going to use a deep dive into The Th...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Success, Lifehacks, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Nancy, Pickthebrain, Don, George Pransky, Rob Kish


The Starting Five: Vitamins for Improved Health

You're reading The Starting Five: Vitamins for Improved Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “By the proper intakes of vitamins and other nutrients…you can, I believe, extend your life and years of well-being by twenty-five or even thirty-five years,” said Nobel Prize winning scientist Linus Pauling. Modern research has confirmed Pauling’s belief as it has identified five vi...
Tags: Health, Featured, Lifehacks, Vitamin D, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Pauling, Vitamins, Gyorgyi, What Vitamins Should I Take, Vitamins for Improved Health, Linus Pauling Modern, Vitamin K Vitamin E Vitamin E, Albert Szent Gyorgyi


The Complete Checklist For Strong Mental Health

You're reading The Complete Checklist For Strong Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Feelings and thoughts, both pleasant and unpleasant, have one thing in common - a mind which experiences them. And this is an obvious truism that seasoned meditators pick up early in their practice. But what does it take, for a westerner, or someone who is unfamiliar with the mind, to...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, University of Toronto, Pickthebrain, Jane, Slavko Desik, Jordan Peterson, Best Techniques For Mental Health, Strong Mental Health, Complete Checklist For Strong Mental Health, Lifestyle Updated


How to Overcome Stress, The Easy Way

You're reading How to Overcome Stress, The Easy Way, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hey, don't you think you're a little over-stressed? Seriously, since when is it okay to let stress manage our lives? I argue that we don't have to be at it's mercy. As a matter of fact, I firmly believe that it's possible to overcome stress using only thought. Personally, I've managed to greatly...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Meditation, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Peter, Easier, Beat Stress, Avoid Stress, Benefits Of Mindfulness, Overcome Stress, Peter My


The New Mom’s Guide to Putting Herself First

You're reading The New Mom’s Guide to Putting Herself First, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Put myself first?! But mothers are supposed to be selfless! Let us stop you right there for a moment. Mothers are many things: nurturing, fierce, protective, loving, caring – but selfless shouldn’t be something to aim for, especially as a new mother. The opposite of selfless isn’t ne...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Featured, Happiness, Philosophy, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Pickthebrain, Barre, New Moms, Erin's Things, Newton Baby Please, Best Advice


The Real Danger of a Fixed Mindset

You're reading The Real Danger of a Fixed Mindset, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. There’s a well-established reason why some people tend to be extremely successful in life while others can barely make the ends meet while dealing with a diversity of negative emotions along the way. There’s a good reason why some individuals can cultivate and maintain healthy habits while others...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Success, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Progress, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Phoenix, Silvia, Carol Dweck, Growth Mindset, Fixed Mindset, Silvia Woolard


Combating Addiction With Hypnosis

You're reading Combating Addiction With Hypnosis, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hypnosis is more than what you have seen on television or part of a magic show. Despite the stigma, hypnotherapy has been used to treat insomnia, fear, anxiety and has been considered a breakthrough in addiction treatment. Addiction has gotten a reputation as a disease that cannot be cured. It’...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Mental Health, Depression, Demi Lovato, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Hypnosis, Malibu, Pickthebrain, Hypnotherapy, Nancy Irwin


4 Signs You Have Food Intolerance

You're reading 4 Signs You Have Food Intolerance, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Food intolerance can be a nightmare for your body. When you suffer from this condition, you face difficulties in digesting food. You may experience symptoms like abdominal pain, gas, and diarrhea. Foods that are most associated with food intolerance are gluten and dairy products that can cause dis...
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