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Own Your Contribution

“Life is not about accumulation. It is about contribution.” Stephen Covey’s powerful words resonate on  oh so many  levels. In the work setting, it’s not about accumulating personal performance accolades; it’s about our contribution to the betterment of the entire organization. In the social sphere, it’s not about the number of friends that we accumulate (know any “friend collectors”?), but about how we can meaningfully contribute to just  one person’s life . And in the neighborhood, it’s n...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Stress Reduction, Blame, Responsibility, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement, Stephen Covey


A Quick Way To Overcome Lack Of Sleep (M)

Sleep deprivation leads to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy ...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Mindfulness, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


How to Track Your Food Without Counting Calories 

Keeping track of what you eat can help you make better choices, because you know that whatever you choose, you’ll have to write it down. But that doesn’t mean you need to obsess over every calorie or ask an app to run weight loss calculations. If you just want to look for big-picture patterns in your diet, YouAte…Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Nutrition, Diet, Mindfulness, Dieting, Healthy Eating, Eating, Lifehacks


Why radicals can't recognize when they're wrong

Not only does everyone have personal experience with how difficult it can be to change people's minds, but there's also empirical research showing why this is the case.A new study in Current Biology explains why some people seem to be constitutionally incapable of admitting they're wrong.The study shows the underlying mechanism behind being bull-headed, and there may be some ways to get better at recognizing when you're wrong. None If you find yourself in an argument about politics, climate chan...
Tags: Psychology, Meditation, Mindfulness, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Mind, Feature of Holding Radical Beliefs, Max Rollwage


Unwanted Thoughts? Don’t Try to Suppress Them

We all do it. We try to wish our thoughts away. When our mind turns to a stressful work situation, a craving for a cigarette, or a fantasy we shouldn’t be having, we immediately try to remove the thought from the gray matter of our brains. We start a random conversation with the person next to us, we concentrate harder on a work assignment, or we put our index fingers in our ears, and sing, “La la la la, I can’t hear you!” Consider every long song you hear on the radio. How many begin or end wit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Intrusive Thoughts, OCD, Worry, Mental Health And Wellness, Rumination, Wegner, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Daniel Wegner, Carol Barber, Thought Suppression


Can Self-Help Save the World?

Many meditators, yogis, and other spiritual practitioners will answer this question with a resounding yes. Critics – ranging from religious studies and management scholars to serious Buddhist practitioners – may disagree.Mindfulness meditation, which has grown exponentially in popularity in recent years, is commonly associated with a wide-ranging set of contemplative practices aimed at training oneself to pay “attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally,”...
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How self-help can help the world

Many meditators, yogis, and other spiritual practitioners will answer this question with a resounding yes. Critics – ranging from religious studies and management scholars to serious Buddhist practitioners – may disagree.Mindfulness meditation, which has grown exponentially in popularity in recent years, is commonly associated with a wide-ranging set of contemplative practices aimed at training oneself to pay “attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally,”...
Tags: Google, Books, Featured, Mindfulness, Sociology, Ivy League, General Mills, Healthy Lifestyle, Social Sciences, Buddhist, Jon Kabat Zinn, Benefits Of Meditation, Shrewsbury Massachusetts, Mindful Meditation, Benefits Of Mindfulness, Jaime Kucinskas


Mini meditations for your pleasure in contemplation…

I often think in brief statements and feel less and less inclined to go on and on about much in full-length articles. I still enjoy the full-length articles when they emerge, they just are not emerging as often. And so I offer the below. Nuggets of fun stuff to think about. ...
Tags: Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Infertility, Neuroplasticity, Nuggets, Contemplation


How Meditation Can Make You Happier

Despite many of us in the modern world enjoying a level of comfort and luxury that would be been unimaginable for most of human history, we still find it very hard to be happy. In fact, it seems that modern society is contributing to our fatigue and discontentment — with high-pressure working lives, decreased sense of community and a perceived lack of meaning all causing strain. As much as we may struggle, however, the pursuit of happiness is still the primary goal for most people. While it ...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Anxiety And Panic, Buddhist, IBS, Present Moment, Better Health


The Authentic Self versus the False Self

In my new book, Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity , I say that it is the present moment that matters the most, and if we value the moments of our lives, we will want to make the most of each one, and not let any moment go by without having lived it as truthfully and authentically as we can. But what does it mean to live “authentically”? The definition of authentic is “genuine” and “real,” or in other words, the combination of all your true qualities and characteristics. Howeve...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Relationships, Mindfulness, Self-help, Authenticity


Dispositional Mindfulness: Noticing What You Notice

“Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Many forms therapy and spiritual practice speak of mindfulness. Dispositional mindfulness (sometimes known as trait mindfulness) is a type of consciousness that has only recently been given serious research considerations. It is defined as a keen awareness and attention to our thoughts and feelings in the present moment, and the research shows that the ability to engage in this prime intention has many physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits....
Tags: Psychology, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Thich Nhat Hanh, Proof Positive, Present Moment, Nonjudgment, Alan Ginsberg, Dispositional Mindfulness


Practicing self-compassion boosts immunity and healing, top British researchers say

Practicing self-compassion is shown to reduce arousal and increase parasympathetic activation in a new study. Feeling comfortable in your skin leads to higher-order emotions, such as empathy and compassion. Buddha realized this millennia ago when prescribing compassion as the path to self-realization. None One major advancement of Buddhism was the implementation of a universal approach to self-realization. Until that point — and, for the most part, ever since — spiritual platforms have relied o...
Tags: Psychology, India, Compassion, Meditation, Mindfulness, Innovation, Oxford, Emotions, Buddhism, Derek, Pali, Buddha, Buddhist, Mara, Siddhartha Gautama, Universities of Exeter


How to Stop Your Busyness with Mindfulness

You're reading How to Stop Your Busyness with Mindfulness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Most of us live busy lives, probably too busy. We may be aware of how busy we are, and might not even like it, but unless we do something to stop the excessive amount of work we have, or activities we do, and not give ourselves enough idle time, we’re going to be stuck on the hamster wheel...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Authenticity, Busyness, Says Who, Live True, Nadrich, Ora Nadrich, Institute for Transformational Thinking


We can become clued into a system of support…via the earth…

Feel free to download and share the image on social media. ~~This is my experience. I only speak to what is happening for me. We are all different and we all have different needs at different times. ...
Tags: Health, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Nature, Infertility


Tweak your brain chemistry toward happiness, purpose, meaning

The body influences the mind: physical activity changes our brain chemistry.More activity in the body, and therefore in the brain, reorients us toward happiness, purpose, and meaning.Neuroplasticity suggests we can program ourselves to be more optimistic and hopeful. The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty by now at amazone --> List Price: $28.00 New F...
Tags: Motivation, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Jillian Michaels, Self, Personal Growth, Ageless Strength Health


7 Practices of a Mindful Leader #MindfulSocial with @marclesser

I first met Marc Lesser a few years ago, when he was CEO and lead trainer at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. The wisdom he imparted those classes, and through his work is still popping into my mind as I go on my own path and I am honored to have been so lucky. In his new book, “Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen”Marc offers an essential guide for leaders of all types, shapes and sizes.Whether you are leading a corporatio...
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Mindfulness Matters in Marriage — and Roller-Skating

Are you are wondering what marriage and roller-skating have in common? Roller-skating is only for kids, right? No. And married people are adults? Most of the time, but not always.  I’ve been roller-skating for decades as an adult. In my personal life and in my work as a therapist, I’ve noticed that no matter how mature we’ve become, a child inside of us often surfaces. A few months ago, I had an awful skating accident. I lost my balance and fell on my back. This happened because I’d lost my ...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Communication, Mindfulness, Intimacy, Marriage And Divorce, Couples Therapy, Nora, Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love


Does Yoga Benefit Your Mental Health?

For those who partake of yoga, it is often seen as a way of life. It’s not just going to a class once or twice a week, but engaging in daily practice of yoga and mindfulness. There are many different styles and types of yoga, too, each with their own practices and guidelines. Many practitioners and teachers of yoga claim it offers benefits for one’s mental health. It seems like an obvious conclusion, given that most yoga focuses on exploring one’s inner world of consciousness. But what does the ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Research, Mindfulness, Yoga, Mental Health And Wellness, Exercise & Fitness, Domingues, Can Yoga Help, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga And Mental Health, Rita Domingues


Need to heal psych drug damage? Wonderful information on neuroplasticity.

Call it anything you like. This information is straight from life-force. It will heal your brain if you listen with receptivity. If you're not used to using a Christian framework...breath while you listen and feel the energy of the words. This woman is tapped in. Listen.
Tags: Health, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Infertility, Brain Injury, Neuroplasticity, Psychiatric Injury


How to Show Up for Your Life: Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

What do these two people have in common: a young man playing the cello, and a father eating with his daughter at a local restaurant? This may sound like the beginning of a joke, but it is no joke. Read on. I recently had the remarkable experience of hearing a young man play the cello. That is actually a complete understatement. He didn’t just play the cello — he became one with the instrument, and with the music, in a way I have rarely witnessed. Yes, he had great skill, but his playing went...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Gratitude, Motivation And Inspiration, Tara Brach, Present Moment, Being in the Now


Dancing in the Rain: On Becoming More Emotionally Resilient

During the first half of my life, I tried to find THE solution to my depression and anxiety — a cure that would forever eradicate my symptoms. I was a gullible consumer of dogmatic books and advice promising Nirvana: by balancing my gut bacteria, by committing to a daily meditation practice, by taking fish oil and vitamin D, or by sweating out my toxins through hot yoga six times a week. While those are all pieces of my recovery program today, none of them alone provided the answer. After years ...
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3 ways to see misleading emotions more clearly

Our emotions can lead us astray.Just because you have an intense feeling doesn't mean you need to urgently act on it. Shane Parrish has some tips for being more mindful of your feelings and more accountable for them.
Tags: Productivity, Identity, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Innovation, Emotions, Self, Decision-making, Shane Parrish


10 powerful quotes to inspire your meditation practice

Meditation can have a profound impact in reducing anxiety and stress.While there are many ways to meditate, the ability to sustain your attention on one thing for a period of time is the foundation of them all. The more you practice, the more results you get, though quality of time is more important than quantity None Nothing is created in a vacuum. The emergence of meditation as a cultural staple in America is in large part a response to the continual fragmentation of attention. How one meditat...
Tags: Memory, America, Compassion, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Innovation, Buddhism, Derek, Buddha, Stephen Batchelor, Sam Harris, Bessel van der Kolk, Daniel Goleman, Alan Watts, Richard J Davidson


Why I wear my life on my skin

In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin. This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and things that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans. Echols believes that all places are imbued with divinity: "If you interact with New York City as if there's an intelligence behind... ...
Tags: Identity, New York City, Mindfulness, Innovation, Men, Morality, Echols, Damien Echols, Human body


Attention is not a resource but a way of being alive to the world

'We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.' Those were the words of the American biologist E O Wilson at the turn of the century. Fastforward to the smartphone era, and it's easy to believe that our mental lives are now more fragmentary and scattered than ever. The 'attention economy' is a phrase that's often used to make sense of what's going on: it puts our attention as a limited resource at the centre of the informational ecosystem, with our various alerts and notifications l...
Tags: Japan, Life, Happiness, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Work-life balance, Innovation, Attention, Philosophy, Tokyo, Mind, Wilson, William James, Shibuya


8 Ways to Hear Your Own Voice

For the last 12 years, I have kept a binder full of advice from friends and mental health professionals. After every doctor’s visit or coffee date, I would scribble down notes of what they said so that I could access their words when I needed them. Similarly, I kept a self-esteem file, full of positive comments from readers and loving notes from friends to pump me up when I needed reassurance and validation that I was a decent person who ought to stick around. We all need to rely on doctors, ps...
Tags: Psychology, Mindfulness, Self-help, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Rumi, Eckhart Tolle, Present Moment, Mindfuless-Based Stress Reduction, Ways to Hear Your Own Voice


9 Ways to Free Yourself from Ruminations

Of all my symptoms of depression, stuck thoughts are by far the most painful and debilitating for me. The harder I try to move the needle from the broken record in my brain, the louder the song becomes. Ruminations are like a gaggle of politicians campaigning in your head. Try as you might to detach from their agenda, their slogans are forefront in your mind, ready to thrust you down the rabbit hole of depression. Logic tells you they are full of bull, but that doesn’t keep you from believing wh...
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Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Employees are no longer just motivated by a paycheck. Those who are there just for the money will usually work inefficiently. To improve employee morale and health, you can consider implementing these tips. 1. Encourage Employees to Work Out As a leader, you should encourage your employees to exercise during working hours. Physical activity will keep them mentally sharp, meaning they will be able to work more productively. It is common knowledge that working for five days a week can cause stre...
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10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK and Europe

We pick mindfulness and meditation holidays in beautiful surroundings – many combined with other activities like walking, singing and tai chiMore retreat top 10s: yoga | creative | by readersIn the Dart valley near Totnes, the Sharpham Trust meditation centre offers mindfulness retreats of different lengths throughout the year, including walking and singing breaks. Some are held in the estate’s mansion, others in the Barn Retreat nearby. For full immersion in the natural world, its Nature Connec...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Life and style, Meditation, Mindfulness, Health & wellbeing, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Totnes, Sharpham Trust


Podcast: How to Make the Transition to Adulthood Easier

 The transition from youth to adult is a difficult one for most people, filled with unexpected events and changes that we are ill-prepared for. Many find themselves seriously lacking not only the life skills needed, but also the psychological and emotional tools that would make this huge change easier. Our guest this week explains how we can use mindfulness to develop these tools and make adulting much less intimidating. Subscribe to Our Show! And Reme...
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