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How Many Personalities Are Inside You?

That irritating co-worker you’re stuck sitting by (again!) sees a decidedly different side of you than your best friend does. That’s because you have many people inside of you (no they’re not imaginary). That’s what veteran science writer, Rita Carter discovered as she began reading about bi-polar personalities for Mapping the Mind. Emerging research shows that several, “personalities are made and kept separate in the human brain” … of everyone. Want a glimpse of how many you have? Depending on the situation and who you’re are around, different people pop out and speak for you. If it is of some… Read More

6 Ways to Enjoy Your Life More, Starting Now

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“All of the significant battles are waged within the self,” wrote Sheldon Kopp. Some of our biggest inside battles involve changing habits to create a more meaningful, congenial life with others. Instead we instinctively, unhappily focus our self-talk on two things: those who seem much happier and more successful and our past failures, betrayals and regrets. Try these powerful simple research-based tips for turning the page to the chapter of the adventure story you are truly meant to live now. 1. Live Your Greatest Passion Despite Inevitable Risk “Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears… Read More

Flourish In 2014 By Discovering The Thread That Ties Your Story Together

Instead of making new year’s resolutions again this year, which are notoriously hard to keep, why not set out on a concrete path to make the next chapter of your life more meaningful and satisfying? How? By “finding the thread that ties your story together” suggests Pamela Slim in her idea-packed new book, Body of Work. Intuitively, you know that the stronger the role you can play in your career choices, the greater the chance you will be productive and happy with them. That’s why finding a way to incorporate your multiple interests and talents into a coherent whole on which you can grow your… Read More

Tips for Millennials That Can Help Us All Succeed At Work

“Experts expect that constantly connected teens and young adults thirst for instant gratification and often make quick, shallow choices,” according to Pew Research Center, cited by Shawn Murphy, so “you’ll need to work hard to get your work noticed for what it is,” he concludes. Characterizing that trait in another way, Marcus Buckingham writes in his foreward to Dan Schawbel’s new book, Promote Yourself, “Gen Y are accustomed to constant, immediate feedback.” Millennials May Cause The Biggest Shifts in How Organizations Operate Since so many people are offering strong, often controversial, opinions about Millennials at work it’s a welcome relief to… Read More

Enjoy Life More With Smarter Self-Talk

“All of the significant battles are waged within the self,” wrote Sheldon Kopp. Some of our biggest inside battles are changing habits to create a more meaningful, congenial life with others. Instead we instinctively, unhappily focus on: • Those who seem much happier and more successful • Our past failures, betrayals and regrets You know that sharing your goals with others is a reinforcing nudge to stick to them, especially if you buddy up, or create a mutual accountability group. So let’s practice actionable, research-based tips together, to keep us on that longed-for path to living a meaningful life. Even… Read More
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