We all want to break through the various barriers and roadblocks that we come across in our lives. At times though, the odds seem overwhelmingly stacked against us, and we easily throw in the towel and walk away from the path that we were so determined to walk down.
This episode I interview Dr. Anna Lembke, MD, Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lembke is a psychiatrist expert in treating addictions of all kinds: drugs, alcohol, food, sex, video games, gambling, food, medication, etc.
That childhood urge to ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ usually fades. But we can all learn to rediscover the joys of wide-eyed discovery.
Life can be challenging, and we would all like to be optimists and focus on the positive things that happen in our lives, but that is not the case. Everyone has a suggestion for adopting positive habits;
As much as we would want to always be positively optimistic in life, we are surrounded by negative people, and sometimes realities of life just bring us down. In these situations, staying on track with our positive energy seems like a mammoth task.
You’ve probably seen affirmations online being touted as a cure-all or at least a method to change your life completely for the better. However, they might sound confusing, useless, or even cheesy.
Many of us have no clue how important our attitude is or how much it affects the outcome of our lives. We read constantly about how a change in perspective can change our lives for the better.
Being positive is the best way to lead a happy life. Unfortunately, maintaining an attitude of positivity is difficult when you are going through tough times. Adversity is a part of the journey.
Many people imagine the most vital part of communication involves talking. They overlook listening, but it can raise social skills and improve relationships. Your ability to listen well affects how you connect with clients, colleagues, and your loved ones.
Anxiety and stress are extremely common nowadays. Many people will experience these issues to some extent in their life, whether it’s simply daily stress from work or severe anxiety issues. If you find yourself feeling stressed or anxious regularly, it’s time to take action.
Two of the more popular dietary approaches for losing weight these days are intermittent fasting and keto dieting. People claim to have had success with both approaches, but does one offer an advantage over the other for weight loss and overall health?
Negative emotions aren’t always unhelpful. Sometimes, they aid survival. They can also be harmful, though, making people narrow-minded and stressed. It’s often difficult to talk to negative folks. Positivity can boost supportive communication and improve your relationships.
‘Be happy!’ Mary Wollstonecraft exhorted her estranged lover and tormentor, Gilbert Imlay, in late 1795. What did she mean? It had been only days since she had been fished from the Thames, having failed in a bid to drown herself.
Imagine that someone you care about is procrastinating in advance of a vital exam. If he fails the test, he will not be able to go to university, an eventuality of major consequence in his life.
We all make mistakes sometimes. Even the kindest and most thoughtful people still occasionally do something to hurt or offend another person. This simple truth means that apologizing is a skill that everyone must master.
Stress is a fact of life that’s hard to escape, and each person has a unique way of coping with emotional and physical stress. Eating or drinking foods that bring comfort is one coping mechanism some people use.
An intimate and artful slice-of-life portrait, Inga captures the routines and reflections of an 88-year-old woman named Inga Boysen. Framed as a peek into her daily life and careful reflections as she records a memoir in a notebook, this documentary by the Danish-born, Norwegian-based filmmaker Uffe Mulvad follows Boysen through everyday routines of waking, writing, exercising and bathing in a nearby lake.
American research professor Brené Brown asserts that the most compassionate people she encounters via her research also have more healthy boundaries in place. What does it mean to have healthy boundaries?
Burnout in the workplace is reaching epidemic proportions. A Gallup poll showed 23% of people experience burnout most of the time, and another 44% feel burnt out sometimes. All in all, this means around two-thirds of the workplace is experiencing some burnout.
Your mind’s in a spin when you overthink problems. It’s as though you are dizzy and can’t see straight. Too much analyzing and not enough clarity mean it’s hard to solve issues and gain peace of mind.
When you resist unexpected or unwanted events, you suffer. Nobody can avoid challenges, and you need resilience to overcome them. Mental flexibility empowers you to get through difficulties and come out the other side stronger and wiser.