well being

quality of life

Caged, Comfortable or Charged—Which One Is Your Life?

By Brendon Burchard / February 17, 2017 /

I believe there are three kinds of life, and depending where we fall on that spectrum, we’re going to have a different quality of life. On one side of the spectrum—caged—we’re often miserable and suffering, struggling, and upset all of the time. If we’re on the other side—charged—we’re fully engaged, energized and enthusiastic. Knowing where…

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TED Talks: ‘The Surprising Science of Happiness’

By TED / February 8, 2017 /

When people talk about happiness, it’s often referred to as a search—a quest to find something so elusive & out of reach, But shockingly, it’s something else…

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4 Reasons You Should Be Risking Rejection

By Margie Warrell / January 20, 2017 /

As I neared the end of writing my first book, Find Your Courage, I decided it was time to see if I could find a publisher. I did a little research online and discovered I first needed a literary agent. So I put together a query letter, which I sent to a long list of…

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How to Make Stress Your Friend

By TED / January 18, 2017 /

Stress is not the enemy. Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal says if you can change the way you think about it, it can even become your friend. In this TED Talk, McGonigal sheds a new light on stress and shares surprising research that could make what feels like a threatening sensation a little easier to bear.…

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something new

TED Talks: ‘Try Something New For 30 Days’

By TED / December 28, 2016 /

Goal-setting doesn’t have to be super serious or even strict—in fact, achieving goals can be a ton a fun. In this TED Talk, technologist Matt Cutts shares the importance of trying new things when life becomes a tad too predictable. If you’re bored or stuck in a never-ending loop of unmemorable days, here’s why a…

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be happy

TED Talks: ‘Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful’

By TED / December 21, 2016 /

Where does happiness come from? Monk and interfaith scholar David Steindl-Rast says you could have everything it takes to be happy and still come up short. So instead of trying to have everything, he recommends finding a sense of gratefulness and holding on to it—because even misfortune won’t stop the most thankful people from being…

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let it go

Why It’s Better to Quit Quickly and Fail Fast

By Margie Warrell / December 16, 2016 /

I recall once holding on to a pair of designer shoes that made my feet throb every time I wore them. I kept them for no other reason than how much they cost me. It was pretty stupid, but I remember thinking, I need to get my money’s worth! What about you? Have you ever…

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public speaking

5 Ways to Speak More Powerfully

By Margie Warrell / December 2, 2016 /

“It’s been impossible for me to get a job,” the woman tells me, having just been introduced by a mutual acquaintance at breakfast. “There’s just nothing out there. Absolutely nothing.” Although I have no way to validate her situation, my strong sense is that it is not impossible and that there is something out there.…

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others?

By Margie Warrell / October 21, 2016 /

When you’re constantly comparing yourself with others, it leaves you on a “comparison treadmill.” The problem is the treadmill has only one setting, and…

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Practice Confident Body Language with ‘Power Posing’

By TED / October 5, 2016 /

Anyone can train their body to send out the right message. In this TED Talk, Cuddy talks about how mastering non-verbal communication could change one’s life.

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