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Take three people. All are unmarried, 33-year-old women who live in the United States.
Because we live in a richly diverse world in which, more and more, we depend on one another, isolating ourselves is simply not an option. We are social creatures and need to be in relationship with others, John A.
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According to neuroscientist Tara Swart, leaders need to be at the top of their performance. To improve your performance, leaders need to optimize their thinking and thus, their brains.
When your mental health isn't 100 percent, the effects can be exhausting. Never mind dragging yourself to the gym even a Netflix binge session might require more energy than you're able to give.
Has someone ever sent you an angry email, and then you found yourself, weeks later, thinking about it while you're wide awake at 2am?
Emotions can be a major source of distraction, according to researchers Richard Davidson and Daniel Goleman, who have chronicled what we know thus far about the meditator's mind in a new book, Altered Traits, Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body.
In this whiteboard session for Harvard Business Review, Davidson and Goleman talk about one of the most important discoveries: repeated practice helps us untether from emotional cues that keep us mired in distraction specifically, rumination.
This article along with others on mastering your mind, body and soul connection are featured in Newsweek Special Edition: Spiritual Living.
Most of us trust our doctors even when they hand us a prescription for a drug we can't pronounce.
Do you find it difficult to get to sleep, or wake up a few hours after going to bed and find it hard to drop off again?
My sleep was affected when I was struggling with long distance care of my elderly parents, and it was a huge relief to discover the Insight Timer app and meditation for sleep.
And it was reassuring to know that if I woke up worrying in the early hours I could switch on a meditation to take my mind off the problems that are always so nightmarish at that time of night.
If you thought earning more money would make you happier, you were only partly right. There's a point at which more money has decreasing returns in terms of our emotional well-being and life satisfaction.
Money can't buy me love, sang The Beatles, although it is doubtful that this was a rigorous empirical claim. Still, nobody disputes that there's more to life than money and a new book, The Origins of Happiness (UK) (US) argues that happiness should be a guide to government policy.
Shares 148Thailand's rich history dates back to thousands of years. The impressive landmarks we see today are remnants of the ancient temples and Buddhist architecture built by several emperors that ruled the country at the time.
By Leo Babauta I've been diving deeper into training the mind when it meets difficulty, stress, the urge to procrastinate, anger, pain, uncertainty, discomfort.
And here's the secret I've learned: what most people take to be bad news is actually the good news.
Marking unprecedented support for the role of mindfulness in health care, the University of Massachusetts Medical School announced in December the creation of a new division dedicated to its academic study. The Division of Mindfulness, the first of its kind, encompasses the university's existing Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, started by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1980s.
More and more leaders are discovering mindfulness meditation builds emotional intelligence.
What do they know that other leaders don't?
Research indicates that emotional intelligence, more than any other factor, differentiates great leaders from the rest of the pack.
It's only a fraction of the millions you dream about.
February 22, 2018
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How many times have you thought, If I just made $5,000 or $10,000 more per year, then I'd be happy?
Turns out, a marginal raise like this might be the key to feeling satisfied and happy for some.
Happiness is a tricky topic.
We all approach it in different ways; we all achieve it through our own unique method.
This latest post came into being in a very peculiar way. On one recent afternoon I was thumbing through the pages of the latest issue of Money magazine and the first story I stopped and read was titled The Insane Amount Millionaires Say They Need to Be Happy.
Everyone wants to make money and be comfortable in life, and this has led to people going to school to acquire degrees, skills, and knowledge that allows them to qualify for a good job or better placement in a company they desire.
Yes, we all have to pay the bills.
Daydreaming is one of life's great joys. You can indulge in it when you're stuck in a boring meeting or a long queue.
Shares 11In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the center of psychology research and theory. It continued a trend that began in the 1960s with humanistic and existential psychology, which emphasized the importance of reaching one's innate potential and creating meaning in one's life, respectively.