Monthly Archives: September 2012

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Generate New and Great Ideas

First, the bad (that’s the way I prefer it): To have new and great ideas require work. The belief that an excellent idea just pops into your head in an AHA! moment is wrong. Eureka, like overnight success, takes time.

Now the good: It is possible for anyone to generate great ideas. Stop thinking that you can’t be creative and realize that you just don’t know how. You have all the resources you need to create awesome ideas and lucky for you, this article will show you how to do it. Continue reading

Life Is What Happens to You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans

This famous saying from John Lennon reflects a paradox in our lives. Many of us would like to have a peaceful ride, enjoy the present moment, yet we can’t help but make future plans so we feel secure, or we spend time digging on past hurts. Lennon doesn’t say we shouldn’t make plans, but that the true experience of being alive is beyond those plans, and “happens” to us. Continue reading

Why Trying To Change Yourself Never Works

Just turn on the radio and television for ten minutes to find out what the human heart is searching for. Our movies are centered around it, our reality shows showcase people fighting for it, and just about every pop star can’t stop singing about it. The human heart wants to be loved. In Brain Rules for Baby, Dr. John Medina describes how the ultimate environment for babies to thrive and grow is in a place of love and affection. That’s right, even science proves that our brains work best when we know that we’re loved. Continue reading

7 Stress Management Tips That Will Always Work

Do you often find yourself stressed out? Sometimes it can feel like we have almost reached the breaking point, yet we keep pushing on.
Living our lives can be either hard, or easy. Do you just want to “get by” while always being stressed out or do you want to be carefree with a feeling of peace and relaxation? Continue reading

5 Important Reasons to Slow Down Today

Slowing down could be as simple as taking ten minutes each day to meditate. It could mean giving yourself permission to sit and read a novel all evening, instead of catching up on your to-do list. Or it might involve having a vacation somewhere relaxing, to get away from the busyness of daily life. Continue reading

7 Things Fifth-Graders Do To Stay Happy Everyday

There have to be over a thousand songs that explain how one should accept who they are. However, there are still millions upon millions of women who are unable to do so. While there are a million excuses why, there is only one explanation: Lacking self-esteem. Continue reading