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Turn Worry Into Welcome With One Simple Question - This Is Powerful

By Paula Eder, Ph.D

Finding time to savor your life becomes so much easier as you learn the skill of introducing simple attitude shifts to your day.
Very often, when you feel yourself slipping into a rut of fear, anxiety, or negativity, something as easy as pausing and asking yourself the right question will open your mind and move it into exploring a fresh, new approach. As you practice and get comfortable with this skill, I think you will be amazed at how quickly and significantly you can shift your own perspective.

Here's a great example: How do you act when an unfamiliar challenge pops up?
Do you automatically brace yourself! That's a very familiar response for many.
But did you know that tensing your body doesn't just affect your muscles? Indeed, it constricts your problem-solving abilities and inhibits your creativity, too.
Wondering how that works?

Well, just as fear freezes your body, it also calcifies your options. Likewise, anxiety creates a simplistic either/or scarcit…

A Major Cause of Emotional Suffering

By Margaret Paul, Ph.d.

Is it possible that there is one major cause of emotional pain and suffering?

Yes! The major cause of suffering is UNKINDNESS - to yourself and to others.
Let's take a look at why unkindness causes most of the pain in the world.
When you are unkind to yourself though your thoughts, such as judging yourself by telling yourself you are not good enough, how do you feel? Anxious, fearful, hurt, angry? Your unkind self-judgments are causing your suffering.
When you are unkind to yourself through your self-abandoning actions, such as eating badly, not exercising, or ignoring your own feelings and choosing addictions, how do you feel? In the long run you may end up feeling physically ill, scared, alone and so on. Your self-abandoning lack of self-kindness is causing your suffering.

When you are unkind to others through your words or deeds, how do you end up feeling? Angry, lonely, empty, alone? Your unloving actions are causing your suffering.
Suffering is the result o…

What Is "Prosperity" Thinking and How Do I Think That Way?

By Christie Geiger

The Google dictionary definition of prosperity is "the state of being prosperous". Synonyms listed with the definition include profitability, affluence, wealth, opulence, luxury, the good life, milk, and honey, (good) fortune, ease, plenty, comfort, security, well-being, for example, "she deserves all the prosperity she now enjoys."

While the definitions and many in society use "prosperity" as a reference to financial riches and gains. There is a related school of thought that widens the framework of prosperity to not just be "prosperous" financially, but to include a way of being, called "prosperity thinking or mindset". This is talking about the ability to view your whole life through a lens of prosperity in your thinking. This is significant because research has shown a great majority of a humans thought is negative, which is the opposite of prosperity thinking. There is a variety of research showing negative thinki…

Successful Leadership Depends on Self-Awareness: What Does It Mean and How to Achieve It?

By Dr Doron Gil Phd

Much has been written throughout the years about Leadership: what makes a good leader; what training is available for potentials leaders; is "leadership" a "born" characteristic or can be developed, and so on and so forth.
As part of such writings, much research had also been done about "Leadership characteristics", trying to predict what makes a leader succeed or fail.

According to a study conducted by Harvard Business School in 2017, 75 percent of those who take upon themselves a leadership role in a new venture fail. Some of the reason given are:
Lack of focus; motivation, commitment and passion; unwillingness to see or listen to others or taking advice from the wrong people; lacking general and domain-specific business knowledge, organizational and marketing skills.

On the other hand, studies which examined what contribute to leadership success mentioned, among other, the following traits:
Leaders are driven by passion and commitment; th…

Handling Limiting Beliefs

By Jessica J Lockhart

Limiting beliefs start very small.
At their onset, they're nothing but an interpretation of a certain reality. Something happens to us or around us. We look at the event from the point of view of our previous experiences and knowledge and tentatively interpret it to fit in what we already know. It's coherent and makes sense to us. Then something else happens. It confirms our interpretation of the first event. Slowly but surely, as our original interpretation of events is more and more often confirmed, the way we see things starts crystallizing in our mind in the shape of a new belief. The more we confirm it, the stronger it becomes.

The belief becomes subconscious.
Soon, the belief is so internal and common, that we stop being aware of it. It becomes part of our subconscious belief system.
The human brain, quite similar in its operation to a regular computer, will then begin its most common task of confirming that belief, together with all other ones in our sy…