5 Ways to Do Good & Feel Good: Fast, Free, & From Your Desk

My Mind 6.2.2015

Compassion, in addition to making an incredible difference to those around you, is also one of the greatest secrets to health and happiness (as I described in this post). We know that helping others makes us feel good, but sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to engage in any kind of altruism. There is so … Read More

The 4 Secrets to Increasing Your Team’s Productivity

My Mind 1.7.2015

All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses or flexible schedules. Kim Cameron and his colleagues at the University of … Read More

Back to School Inspiration for Grown Ups: How to Succeed at Work

My Mind 16.9.2015

No matter how old you are, doesn’t September always feel like back-to-school time? A fresh backpack and some new classmates always made you feel like you’re starting a brand new chapter each fall. Maybe you’re not doing Algebra in the classroom anymore, but those fond back-to-school habits can be reimagined as adult learning moments to … Read More

Returning to an Unchanged Place Reveals How You Have Changed

My Mind 15.7.2015

Nelson Mandela said famously, “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to see the ways that you yourself have changed.” When was the last time you made a pilgrimage back to a very familiar place and realized all the various ways that you had metamorphized since the last time you were there? Why … Read More

What Email Does to Your Brain

My Mind 30.3.2015

Have you ever been in a situation in which you were feeling great until you received an email out of the blue that completely upset your day? How does it feel to receive 30 such emails first thing in the morning? Stress Research shows that just looking through your inbox can significantly increase your stress levels … Read More

5 Things You Need for Ultimate Well-being

My Mind 24.9.2014

Creating a healthy, thriving life is no small challenge. There are endless variables in constant motion that shape our day-to-day existence. To achieve and maintain truly sustainable well-being, we need to keep in mind these five crucial aspects of life: Career, social, financial, physical and community. These core categories are important because they help to … Read More

How to Be Your Own, Best Motivational Coach

My Mind 29.6.2015

It’s 8 am on Monday, do you know where your motivation is?  While a motivational coach can be inspiring, how about relying on your own sweet self?  Here are six ways to do just that: Write It Down Pen a love letter to your life.  Write down all the things that are going right, from … Read More

How to Meditate for Little Bits of Stress Free Living

My Mind 16.12.2015

We are all so busy, our lives spilling over with our “to do lists,” family commitments, and work. There will always be something else to do or another distraction. Start by committing to a daily meditation practice of at least five minutes, and you’ll start to see positive changes in your life. Over time, each … Read More

The Power of Positive Feedback

My Mind 14.1.2015

I recently wrote about the importance of receiving — and how letting in good stuff is often more difficult than giving. But this is not to minimize the value and power of extending ourselves in generous ways to others. How often have we felt devalued, unappreciated, and criticized? A basic human need is to be valued, seen, … Read More

How To Be As Sharp and Calm As A Yogi

My Mind 16.3.2015

It’s one thing to change your mind, but a brand new study actually shows that meditation can literally change your mind matter.  This matters, because the subtle practice of meditation can support better memory, more confidence, more compassion, and steady stress management. For the first time, studies are showing a direct, scientific map back to … Read More

A Simple Cure to Impulsive Overspending

My Mind 3.10.2014

If you, like many, impulsively spend and then regret it, there is a simple cure. Gratitude. A study recently published in Psychological Science shows that an attitude of gratitude tempers impulsive urges. In the study, participants had the option of choosing 54 dollars now, or 80 dollars in a month.The researchers then induced moods of … Read More