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12 Mind-Blowing Tips for Increasing Your Overall Positivity

Positive thinking has been often used in a wrong connotation. People abuse the power of this great practice and suggest that it will attract you money, wealth, and abundance. “Be positive and you’ll have anything you want!” No, you will not. That’s nonsense and that’s not the purpose of exercising your mind to think this ...

5 Ways Thinking Like a Child Can Change Your Life

In some ways, our society seems dedicated to eliminating childhood. We often tell kids to stop acting like a child and grow up. Even the word “childish” has a negative tone to it. At some point in all our lives, we stop being kids and start being adults. Eventually, we all put down our toys ...

How I Struggled With My TV Addiction: Tips on Giving Up TV

A book a day keeps reality away. A season a day will blow your mind away. I have been addicted to TV series and movies for as long as I remember. I cannot remember a day I haven’t cried with Blair for her breakup or hung on for dear life as the Starks of Winterfell ...

Why Knowing The Purpose of New Year’s Resolution Is Important

It’s that time to think about your New Year’s resolutions again. Lose weight. Change jobs. Find your soulmate. Whatever your resolution is, you have it for one reason. You think that you will be happier having attained that goal. So, why do most people give up on those resolutions by February or March at the ...

Talk leadership and mental health with VC-turned-professional coach Jerry Colonna

Esteemed venture investor-turned-professional coach Jerry Colonna has worked with a long list of top CEOs and renowned executive teams. In his new book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up (available now), Jerry explores the tension between traditional leadership practices and personal happiness that faces many founders today. Jerry discusses how strong leadership and ...

Why Olympic bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists

Laurie Santos, a psychology professor, teaches the "most popular class in the history of Yale University," according to this article in The Atlantic. Her class is called “Psychology and the Good Life.” She spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Monday to present the “shortest possible crash-course version of the class.” She said the human ...

How To Stop Unhappiness Rituals in Your Relationships

I once had a patient, we’ll call her Betty, tell me that every night she would cook her spouse a gourmet dinner. At first, it didn’t look like she was unhappy in a relationship. After dinner, she would ask, “How was your dinner?” The response was always the same: “So, so.” Every night, she would ...

Schopenhauer’s Secret Guide to Love You Need to Hear

The key to happiness lies with porcupines. Strange as it sounds, it’s an idea that was first articulated by Arthur Schopenhauer. He’s a brilliant philosopher and pessimist of epic proportions. Schopenhauer might not be the first person you’d normally turn to for well-being advice. This is because of him, all human actions were essentially worthless. ...

How to Stay Strong and Extremely Resilient In Chaos

Despite avoiding the news and mainstream influence 90% of the time, I’m still aware that the world is in a state of chaos and that people are having a hard time finding peace in chaos. Especially in the United States’ political climate, we see ongoing negativity, reactivity, and ignorance. We typically see chaos as a ...

How to Avoid The Regret of Yesterday And The Fear of Tomorrow

“We look neither ahead nor backward. We look straight into the present.” Stay in the present, be in the now, just for today. We’ve heard those lines time and time again, but we still struggle to get hold of this life-changing concept. Why? Why is it so hard to know how to stay in the ...