Becoming “Failure Immune”

How reframing setbacks into growth and learning opportunities can transform your life.

“What would you do if you could not fail?” ask countless inspirational coffee mugs, throw pillows, and greeting cards. As we tend to think of success as inherently good and failure as inherently bad, it’s easy to understand why nobody wants to feel like a failure. If given a choice, the gut response for many […]

How Daily Self-Care Can Mean Wellness for Life

Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi’s book, The Healing Self, provides us with a life long plan for a healthy mind, body and spirit.

It was Benjamin Franklin in 1736 who famously said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He was referring to fires that were threatening Philadelphia at that time, but it’s just as applicable to the fires we are dealing with in our daily lives—strained relationships, sleepless nights, weight gain, back pain, digestive […]

Resting Bliss Face: Rewire your Brain for Happiness with a Smile

Want more positivity, peace and happiness in your life? It’s as simple as striking a pose and rocking a smile.

Six years ago Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor, propelled the mind-body connection into the mainstream with her TED Talk on body language. Among many of her findings, one stood out. The work of Cuddy and her colleagues showed that adopting more expansive poses for just two minutes changed the way […]

10 Little Pleasures to Help You De-Stress

True happiness is about savoring the little things in life.

At this moment in time, people across the globe are more connected than ever before. However, this connectivity comes at a price. Studies have linked heavy technology usage with fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Anyone who owns a smartphone can attest to this. Thankfully, life itself has provided us with everything we need to slow down […]

Luck: Not as Random As It Seems. Tips On How to Recognize, Capture and Capitalize on Those Lucky Moments

Life is better lucky. Make your own luck with insight from the Institute of Advanced Study's ‘Luck Lab.’

We love stories of long odds—those lucky, defining moments that inspire and amaze you. These moments are the foundation for some of our most popular stories, real or fictional. It’s the young go-getter landing the dream job after unwittingly helping out the CEO’s cousin; the guy meeting the perfect girl after a chance encounter; or […]

15 Ways to Spread Kindness

Extend a hand by extending some love.

With instant access to the world at our fingertips, it’s far too easy to be left feeling hopeless. Disheartening news about our world’s unstable political climate continuously bombards us. Social media leads us to compare ourselves to filtered versions of others. Emails and calendar notifications never stop pinging us, even when we’re not at our […]

So Long, Smartphone. Hello, Freedom!

If you don't think you have a problem, you haven’t read Catherine Price’s new book yet.

Hubris will get you every time. I picked up Catherine Price’s new book, How to Break Up with Your Phone, not expecting much. Like the author, I am a member of the unique Oregon Trail generation; the ones who watched technology unfold as young teenagers and then rapidly take over the world as we became […]

Get off the Busy Train with 10 Easy Practices

Do you dream of fewer distractions, fewer decisions, and more free time? Here are ten tips for a life less busy.

How are you? Busy? Unfortunately, the phrase “I’m so busy” has become a mantra for the modern age. We seem to have bought into the idea that we need to fill our days and our homes until our heads and closets are ready to explode. We speak of a simpler life with fewer distractions and […]

Free Yourself from Negativity Bias

It’s neuroscience, baby. You’re hardwired to overlook joy. Here’s a way out.

Imagine this: You wake up one morning, do a little yoga, sip hot lemon water, read your book, arrange some cut flowers, play with your cat, walk your dog in the park, enjoy a hot shower, get dressed, and drive to work. On your commute, another car cuts in front of you, nearly causing an […]

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