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Chalk, and a lack of concern for others, do not make a safe and effective speedbump

These gentlemen were very lucky that no one we know of was hurt slamming on their brakes for an unexpected speed bump that wasn't there. I find it to be a miracle that there are not more accidents and deaths on public roads every day. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Self Help

Stop taking your phone into the bathroom

Writer Miles Klee wrote about how he stopped taking his phone into the bathroom and it made him "a new man." "Jokes about being addicted to the internet are one thing. This behavior, though normalized, still disturbed me. At home, I could easily lose an hour on the toilet, scrolling long after my actual business there was complete and contributing to the classic stereotype of the man who takes forever to poop. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Phone, Meditation, Screens, Bathroom, Self Help, Phone Addiction, Miles Klee

8 new books to help you spark a meaningful conversation this summer

if you're looking to become a bit more well-read, these 8 books are a great place to start. Seb Oliver/Getty Images As in-person socializing returns, sharing a recent read can help cut through awkward small talk. The following article by The Next Big Idea Club, republished here with permission, shares eight books to get started. From what trends might exist in 2030 to the history of mass hysteria, these books will spark a conversation. See more stories on Insider's business page. W...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Hbo, Steve Jobs, Advice, Trends, Strategy, Development, Reading, Self-help, Personal Growth, Nordic, Annalee Newitz, Leonardo da Vinci, Jennifer Doudna, Walter Isaacson

7 books that can supercharge your personal growth this summer

Feeling burned out and jaded? Invest some time and energy into your personal growth. Dougal Waters/Getty Images The following article was first published by The Next Big Idea Club and has been republished here with permission. Diving into an impactful book is a great way to kick off a journey of personal growth. if you'd like to invest some time and energy into personal growth, these 7 books are an excellent place to start. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the last...
Tags: Books, Advice, India, America, Trends, Strategy, Development, Reading, Self-help, Personal Growth, Nordic, Eric Weiner, Adam Grant, Pappas, Alexi Pappas, Contributor

Pandemic Reflection: Living Life while Patiently Waiting

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer We've been in this pandemic for quite a while now. At first, it was crisis mode. Like, trying to find groceries and toilet paper. Figuring out how to do everything remote. Then there was managing fear and anxiety, constantly watching the news almost to the point of obsession. And then we started waiting. We waited [Read more...] The post Pandemic Reflection: Living Life while Patiently Waiting appeared first on I Choose Change Cou...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help

Self-help books deemed scammy

Substacker Ed Zitron writes on the hustle-culture self-help volumes that make up most of this list of the most re-read books, and why they'll never get those re-readers to the point where they can stop re-reading: "These books are based on an industrial level of delusion, praying on people's desperation and misery, offering them the chance to change their lives just by reading one more thing." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Self-help, Gifts For Enemies, Substacker Ed Zitron

Best self-help books of 2020

Five Books asked Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, to select his five favorite self-help books from 2020. From the interview with Burkeman: There's evidence for certain kinds of mystical experiences going back right to the beginning of the human species. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Self-help, Oliver Burkeman

A psychotherapist says there are 3 common reasons so many people's New Year's resolutions end in failure

Struggling to keep your New Year's resolution might mean you're not setting the right kind of goal. Viorel Kurnosov/Getty Images Many people make New Year's resolutions, but few people actually see them through. Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert told Business Insider three of the biggest reasons why our New Year's resolutions fail. People often don't make their resolutions specific enough, they're worded too negatively, and they're not relevant to the individual, he said.  Visit Busi...
Tags: Goals, Habits, US, Trends, Strategy, Self-help, Weight Loss, Business Insider, New Year's Resolutions, Reuters, Don, Alpert, Jonathan Alpert, Mark Abadi

The Public, Distanced, Sadly Large Celebration Of Day Of The Dead This Year

How to do Day of the Dead safely – especially since it’s so large this year as many Mexican Americans, many of them essential workers, have died? “The most beloved celebration in Los Angeles takes place every year at Self-Help Graphics & Art in Boyle Heights. Betty Avila, executive director of Self-Help, said there was no doubt that the venerated arts organization would hold an event — in some form — this year. The customary art exhibit is now virtual, and the group is leading a drive-by carava...
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Self Help, Visual, Boyle, Dia de los Muertos, Betty Avila, 11.01.20, Grand Park Los Angeles

Keith Reniere, founder of Nxvim "sex cult," sentenced to 120 years in prison

Keith Reniere, founder of self-help sex cult Nxvim, was sentenced today to 120 years in prison for racketeering, sex trafficking, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation of a child. Fifteen female victims spoke up at the sentencing. Raniere isn't the least bit sorry. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Self-help, Human Trafficking, Crimes, Cults, Sexual Exploitation, Nxvim, Keith Reniere

How to Handle Your Pandemic Anxiety, With Psychologists Dr. Elena Welsh and Dr. David Burns

We’re learning how to take our anxiety down a notch this week with help from cognitive behavioral experts Dr. Elena Welsh and Dr. David Burns. Listen to hear these two experts give tips on how to tame your anxiety using specific CBT methods, why it is that we tend to go down these anxiety spirals in the first place,…Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Lifehacks, Self Help, Coping, CBT, David Burns, Elena Welsh

Diagram of the bullshit beliefs, self-help scams, and pop psychology that influenced NXIVM

If you're been enjoying HBO's "The Vow," the documentary series about the multi-level marketing self-help cult NXIVM and its secret society of sex trafficking (trailer below), you might appreciate Wikipedia contributor Feoffer's diagram above. It outlines many of the self-help frameworks, bullshit belief systems, and "stating-the-obvious" personal transformation techniques that seemingly influenced NXIVM founder Keith Raniere's own bullshit brand of pop psychology. Meanwhile, in the New Y...
Tags: Post, Hbo, Wikipedia, Self-help, New York Times, Cults, Natalie, Bainbridge, Amanda Hess, Multi-Level Marketing, Nxivm, Raniere, Keith Raniere, Personal Transformation, Feoffer

Working Hard or Hardly Working? Working from Home and Boundaries in 2020

Unprecedented does not begin to describe the times we are currently living in. Working from home has become the norm for many Americans across the U.S. Though there are many benefits, including staying safe from COVID-19, working from home also presents its challenges and may be more complex than we once thought. You may find yourself either working nonstop or not being as productive as you were in the office. Skipping lunch or having a hard time finding the motivation to work and not loung...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Industrial And Workplace, COVID

3 Tips to Regain Work-Life Balance After Working from Home for 6 Months

With many of us working from home due to the pandemic, we’ve had to adjust our work routines to fit the new normal and carry on in our professional responsibilities. Working from home has come with its own set of benefits and drawbacks; maybe you’re seeing a noticeable increase in workload, or finding it difficult to adjust your working practices to manage what you need to get done. Whatever your situation, if you find the “new working normal” is starting to negatively affect your emotions ou...
Tags: Psychology, Work From Home, Self-help, Industrial And Workplace, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Is Your Brain Tired? You May Be Mentally Fatigued

It seems like everyone I talk to lately is tired, and not because they’re suddenly more active or more productive than usual. In fact, most of them can’t tell you exactly why they’re so tired, they just are. This isn’t to say people aren’t busy, they are — just in new and taxing ways. But these new kinds of busyness and the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus is causing many of us to feel mentally fatigued. Mental fatigue is something that occurs when your brain goes into overdrive....
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Self-help, Anxiety, Worry, Anxiety And Panic, Rumination, Coping Skills, Brain Fog, Mental Exhaustion, Mental Fatigue, Coronavirus, Prolonged Stress

Learning from Your Regrets

Is there anybody in this world who has not regretted a decision they’ve made or a path they’ve taken? I doubt it. Yet, how people respond to their regrets varies considerably.  Some people easily shrug off their regrets; no problem!  Others review their regrets, seek to make amends, resolve to do better next time.  Still others are riddled with regret, ruminating over and over again about what they should have done differently. What do you do most often? As you may have guessed...
Tags: Psychology, Regret, Self-help, Mike, Rick, Julie

The Fallacy of Positive and Negative Emotions 

For too long, Western psychology has explored psychopathology without much inclusion of the positive aspects of being human, which may leave us with a bleak or stern view of psychology. Fortunately, being interested in wellness, personal growth, and positive psychology is a growing trend. In an attempt to explain things simply, there is often a distinction made between positive and negative emotions. Positive emotions are considered to be pleasant feelings such as joy, pleasure, love, gratitude,...
Tags: Psychology, General, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Positive Psychology, Eugene Gendlin, Gendlin, Buddhist Psychology

12 ways to prioritize wellness in stressful times

The founder of Women's Choice Award Delia Passi told real estate agents to "get over the guilt" and prioritize wellness to succeed.
Tags: Lifestyle, Stress, Mindfulness, Radio, Work-life balance, Agent, Stress Management, Self-awareness, Journaling, Break, Self Help, Self-care, Brokerage, Select, Schedules, Advice For Women In Real Estate

Self-Love is Easy

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer Self-Love Tips to the rescue! This is the NEW Mental Health Model, a self-love program designed for busy people. Time and busyness are true enemies of good mental health, aren't they? I mean, certainly, there are people who have a little more time on their hands to work out more, food prep more extensively, go [Read more...] The post Self-Love is Easy appeared first on I Choose Change Counseling Center.
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Self-help, Spirituality, Self-love, Self-care, Listen to Motivational Media, Acts Of Self-love, Nature + Movement, Inner Core Friendships, Meditation + Mindfulness, Nourishing Food, Self-Love Therapy Blog, Jennifer Self Love Tips, NEW Mental Health Model

Top 8 Things You Must Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

Everyone experiences ups and downs in their lives. Every problem and struggle you go through in your life is an opportunity to improve, to become stronger and to help others (and yourself). Use the... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Worry, Self Help, Personal Growth, Think Positive, Getting Ahead, Staying Positive, Power Of Positive, Share Your Beliefs, Your Surroundings, Power Of Faith, Confronting Your Pain, Remain Calm, Best Career Advice, Handle Chaos

Building Empathy

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer One of the best traits anyone can have, I think, is empathy. Empathy is a direct route to the heart of how someone is feeling. Unfortunately, if you aren't in touch with your own feelings, it's impossible to have true empathy. You can go through the *skill* of parroting back what someone said to you [Read more...] The post Building Empathy appeared first on I Choose Change Counseling Center.
Tags: Psychology, Empathy, Self-help, Gratitude, Anxiety Stress Worry

Singapore-based Intellect wants to lower barriers to mental health support in Asia

Taking care of your emotional wellbeing is as important as physical health, but in Asia, the topic is often stigmatized. Intellect, a Singapore-based startup, wants to make the idea of mental health more approachable with an app that offers self-guided exercises based on cognitive behavorial therapy techniques. The company develops consumer and enterprise versions of the app (for employers to offer as a benefit) and now has users in countries including Singapore, Indonesia, India and China. Sinc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Mental Health, United States, Rakuten, Voyagin, Self Help, CBT, Chew

Get Out of Your Own Way with Dave Hollis

Are you thinking about making a big change in your life? Have you felt like you needed to leave something you’ve known for something you needed? Enter my next guest, husband, father, author, and entrepreneur, Dave Hollis. The former Disney film distribution chief responsible for the relaunch of the Star Wars franchise, the Avengers series, and mega-hits like Frozen and Beauty and the Beast, left his prestigious post at Disney last year to lead The Hollis Company along his wife Rachel. This episo...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Happiness, Disney, Dave, Fear, Avengers, Career Change, Growth, Fulfillment, Self Help, Rachel, Dave Hollis, chasejarvisLIVE, CreativeLive CreativeLive, Hollis Company

What IS Mental Health Awareness Month, Anyway?

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer What does it mean to have "mental health awareness." In this month of Mental Health Awareness, the month isn't just asking that we're aware of mental illness. It also asks that we are aware of mental health.  The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) says that this is the month to "fight stigma, provide support, educate [Read more...] The post What IS Mental Health Awareness Month, Anyway? appeared first on I Choose Change Cou...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, New Mental Health Care Model, Acts Of Self-love, Jennifer What, National Alliance on Mental Health NAMI

Hope in a Sea of Endless Calamity with Mark Manson

Today on the show, I’m chatting with New York Times bestselling author Mark Manson. He is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Everything is F*cked and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, the mega-bestseller that reached #1 in fourteen different countries. Mark also runs one of the largest personal growth websites in the world,, a blog with more than two million monthly readers and half a million subscribers, making him one of the largest and most successful independent pu...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Happiness, Anxiety, New York Times, Fear, Self Confidence, Personal Development, Self Help, Mark Manson, Mark, New York Times Bestselling, chasejarvisLIVE, CreativeLive CreativeLive

Mental Health Awareness: The NEW Mental Health Care Model

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer In The NEW Mental Health Care Model, I'm urging you to examine your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self. Turn into yourself, gain insight and awareness of what you think, feel, and do. This new appreciation of self, and what the "self" even is, requires you to engage in meta-awareness. That is, becoming aware of [Read more...] The post Mental Health Awareness: The NEW Mental Health Care Model appeared first on I Choose...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Self-love, Mental Health Awareness, New Mental Health Care Model

How To Get The Help You Need

There will come a time in everyone’s life where they find that they may need a little more help. This could be mentally, physically, health-wise, or professionally. Whatever it is… Read more » The post How To Get The Help You Need appeared first on
Tags: Business, Self-help, Personal Development

How to Be Happy at Home, With Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin joins us this week to talk about how she and her family are staying happy in their home during the pandemic—and how we all can, too. Hear her talk about the rules, routines and philosophies that are helping her maintain a sense of inner calm despite the chaotic state of the world. Rubin is the New York…Read more...
Tags: New York, Happiness, Lifestyle, Working From Home, Lifehacks, Self Help, Gretchen Rubin, Rubin

How We're Coping With the Pandemic

Everyone at Lifehacker—along with the rest of the world—is now hunkered down at home, trying to make sense of this new (temporary) normal. So this week each of us recorded audio from our lives to provide a glimpse of what we’re up to. From learning how to work from home with the kids around to cobbling together a…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, Lifehacks, Self Help, Lifehacker, Coronavirus

How to Successfully Pitch Your Self-Help Book

by Julia Ivy, PhD, author of “Crafting Your Edge for Today’s Job Market: Using the Be-edge Method for Consulting Cases and Capstone Projects“ Sales of self-help books have nearly doubled since 2013, with sales reaching $18.6 million in 2019. Today, a broad range of authors can find an audience in this fast-growing sector. But marketing a self-help book on a topic beyond health and wellness can be tricky. Like many self-help authors, I found the most effective and efficient way of doing somethin...
Tags: Startups, Publishing, Marketing, Book, Self-help, Pitch, Northeastern University, Thinking Aloud, Julia Ivy, Capstone Projects Emerald Publishing Oct