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Remove Resistance and Reframe your Stress  

If you feel as though circumstances have you backed into a corner, it’s time to reassess. If you’re sick of your situation — your partner is driving you up the wall, you’re frustrated with your job, you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed — realize that the stress and frustration you’re experiencing has nothing to do with what’s happening right now in this...

The Ineffable Power of Humor

by Shepherd Siegel, PhD In the filmed opera Annette, conceived and written by the perpetually-failing-and-suddenly-hip band Sparks (brothers Ronald and Russell Mael), the protagonist, Henry McHenry, is a perpetually failing comedian played by Adam Driver. He’s asked over and over again by his audience “Why did you become a comedian?” He eventually...

Beyond Discipline: The Real Reasons You Don’t Follow Through on Self-Commitments

The popular self-help culture inculcates in us the belief that in order to become successful, we must have discipline. We are told that discipline is the key to achieving academic success, climbing on top of the career ladder, attaining the body of our dreams, learning a new skill… practically anything. As a result, we believe that we must force ourselves...

How to Interpret and Break through Creative Blocks 

By Ronald Alexander  As a mind-body therapist working with creative clients for more than 40 years, I discovered that blocks to creativity can be rooted in old losses or trauma and can occur unexpectedly.   That’s what happened to one of my clients who was a writer and who had been successful in her craft for many years. But suddenly she...

Staying Motivated in a Remote World

The world is going digital, and organizations are experiencing what some now call "The Great Reshuffle." Beyond being the newest buzz phrase in the working ecosystem, it is a phrase that refers to how technology is affecting the way employers and employees react to the world around them. Initially, most employees served as traditional workers, having...

How To Overcome a Fear of Dealing with Money

Millions of people around the world struggle with anxiety and fear when it comes to their finances. This fear can manifest itself in many different ways, like overspending, refusing to open bills, or panicking at the sight of your bank account balance. It can cause a lot of stress and can even lead to depression. Are you afraid of not...

3 Life Experiences That Lead to Entrepreneurial Success

By Margot Machol Bisnow, author of Raising an Entrepreneur- How to Help Your Children Achieve Their Dreams; 99 S%tories From Families Who Did Entrepreneurs are often asked, “What’s your secret to success?” Answers range from risk-taking and a self-starter mindset to curiosity and imagination.  But where did these traits come from, and what conditions...

Five Reasons Why Restrictive Diets Do More Harm Than Good

If you’re anything like the vast majority of the population, you started this year with one of these goals as a top priority: “get in shape”, “lose weight”, “get fit” or “get healthy”. I get it. For the longest time my Januarys started with a rigid healthy eating plan to get back in shape and lose the holiday bulge. Having tried almost...

How to Ask For What You Need– Without Guilt

By Sonya Jensen — Of all the hard emotions –anxiety, anger, regret, etc.-- guilt can be one of the most difficult to overcome.  Guilt tells us that what we think, want to do or have done is wrong.  We’ve hurt someone or we’ve screwed up a chance at something. We just plain blew it! That’s what guilt tells us but does that...

The Power of an Infrared Sauna

Years ago, I co-created a show on Youtube called The Wellness Experiment for my old company LEAFtv. In each episode we would try out a new, and sometimes controversial, (hello V-steams!) wellness treatments. I remember, vividly, one of my favorite episodes, by far, was the cold plunge followed by an infrared sauna, episode. In fact, of all the varying...

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