Top Teas for Soothing Anxiety

My Mind 15.5.2015

Overbooked and a little anxious? Tame your tension with tea. Eastern cultures have always consumed tea for health and wellness purposes and the West is catching on. Just the act of pouring a cup of hot tea is calming, as it cues you to slow down and savor the sip. Try these anxiety-fighting teas to … Read More

Sitting Can Drain Brain Power and Stifle Creativity

My Mind 11.5.2015

“Sitting is the new smoking,” according to Dr. James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. Levine is the author of, Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, and the inventor of the treadmill desk. Levine believes that sitting is a bigger public health problem than smoking. Luckily, … Read More

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

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

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

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

Overcoming Shame:The Powerful Benefits of a Little Self-Love

My Mind 17.4.2015

Are you highly self-critical? Do you beat yourself up over failures? Do you work too much and push too hard without giving yourself time to breathe? Do you feel the need to compete, outperform others, and move ahead of the pack? Do you live with shame or a sense of not being good enough? We live in … Read More

6 Ways to Take Control

My Mind 27.5.2015

Living life is can be very challenging at times. Getting the hang of what works for you and what doesn’t may take a very long time. Sometimes you get confused and frustrated by what you’re doing, or where you’re going. You may try to follow your own wisdom, but there are times when your internal … Read More