The Best Ways for Busy Women To Achieve BalancePick the Brain

These past few months have been stressful for everyone, and women especially have had to take on many roles. As if life weren’t stressful enough, you may have juggled being a wife, mother and even a teacher while trying to balance your own career. Now that summer has arrived, it’s an excellent chance to take back some time for yourself. Here are seven of the best ways women can achieve much needed balance in their lives. Get a Physical Before you do anything, it’s important to get a routine physical exam. Ask for a full blood panel that checks your cholesterol, triglycerides, liver and kidney function. If you’re a woman nearing menopause, talk to your doctor about getting your hormone …

How to Think About Change and the Lessons It Teaches You

If you’d like to learn how to deal with change in your life so you can constantly adapt, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Change – What is it teaching us? Change is hard not just today, but every day. And change has the ability to feel even more difficult when it is “forced” upon us. Many of us are feeling more frustrated than we ever have at any point in our lives due to the daily conditions that now exist – from being forced to “shelter in place” to having to wear a mask to enter stores for essentials to not being able to have access to even the …

Marilyn Monroe Quotes about Life, Love and Success

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, and one of the most famous and beautiful actresses of all time. She was Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, and spent her youth in foster homes. Yet, despite her difficult childhood, she rose to be a famous star, one of the most known actresses in the world. Marilyn had a modeling career and starred in numerous films. Some of her most famous films are ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, ‘The Seven Year Itch’, and ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’. Monroe died in 1962, apparently from drug overdose at the young age of 36. The Marilyn Monroe quotes you will find here, open a window into …

9 Best Blood Pressure Monitors You Can Use at Home

Currently, 26% of the world population is suffering from blood pressure-related health problems, and this staggering figure is estimated to rise in the coming years given the obscurity of the conditions Covid-19 has created. For many people, the best blood pressure monitors have become a way to fight off the stress and anxiety that comes with high blood pressure. For others, these smart devices act as a convenient tool to keep their blood pressure in check. Either way, this compact, holistic medical equipment is a must-have for every home, especially in these unknown pandemic days. If you are looking for a suitable blood pressure monitor for yourself or your loved one, this article will guide you in making the right …

Promising New Treatments for Myelomalacia and Spinal Cord Injury

Stem Cell Trials After waking up in hospital and being told that he was paralyzed from the neck down, Chris Barr is now walking without assistance, thanks to advances in stem cell treatment.  Chris was surfing at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, as he did each weekend for the past ten years. Except this time, he took a spill head-first and broke his neck in eight places.  When his family came to see him, he asked them to switch off the ventilator keeping him alive.   Dr. Mohamad Bydon, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic made contact with the Barr family and Chris agreed to be the first patient for a stem cell transplant trial.  Stem cells were taken from Chris’s belly fat and …

5 Reasons Why Games are Good for Mental HealthPick the Brain

About a year ago, I started feeling stuck on where I wanted to go next in my career. It was a unique window for me to start something new, but the anxiety of staring into the unknowing was overwhelming.  I found myself playing solitaire, a game I loved growing up, as a way to escape the stress of thinking about what comes next. After playing I felt less anxious, and even recharged. It made me realize that games are a powerful tool to address mental health. In fact, games allow people to exercise their minds, develop social skills, and in some cases, build up hand-eye coordination and physical fitness. There are many ways that games improve someone’s mental health, but …

8 Traits of an Effective Business Leader

If you’d like to learn how to be an effective leader so you can influence and inspire others, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. If you’re leading a business, there’s no question about whether you’re a leader or not. You are a leader. The only question is what kind of leader are you? Some people think that inspirational leaders just happen—they’re a product of personality, circumstance, and talent. While some may take to leadership more easily than others, anyone can develop themselves into an inspirational leader through intentional and thoughtful work on themselves. Your business’s success or failure relies upon you as its leader, so it is well worth doing …

How to Achieve Your Dreams and Goals

Do you have dreams and goals? Sure you have, but what are doing to make them come true? Often, dreams and goals stay as daydreams, unless you do something to turn them into reality. Achieving your dreams and goals depends on several factors: You need to have a specific and clear goal. You have to be sure that you really want to achieve your goal. You need to create a clear mental image of your goal. You need a strong desire. You need to disregard doubts and thoughts about failure. You have to show confidence and faith, and persevere, until you achieve your goal. Do you follow all the above-mentioned requirements? Most people just wish they could achieve their dreams …

How to Set Milestones to Progress Towards Your Goal

When you define milestones for yourself, you build a ladder to your goals. The more rungs you add, the easier the climb. Taking those steps can be challenging. But for those who haven’t done it before, the tougher challenge actually comes first: carving out the steps. What do appropriate milestones look like, and how are they placed? Let’s start with a definition. What Are Milestones? According to Merriam-Webster, “milestone” has two definitions. The first is literal: a rock used as a milepost. The second, “a significant point in development,” is what most people refer to when they talk about making progress toward a goal. “A significant point” is what you make of it—if you’re learning to cook, making eggs over …

How to Sleep Better Through Allergy Season

Around twenty to fifty percent of Americans struggle with seasonal allergies around springtime, with the rise of pollen in the air directly impacting respiratory patterns. Figuring out how to sleep better while you struggle to breathe normally can be a challenge.  Getting to know common strategies and practices that can help minimize the impact of your allergies on your sleep is in your best interest. Trouble sleeping can often read to irritability, lower energy, and less productivity, which can in turn exacerbate some of the milder symptoms of seasonal allergies.  Optimizing your bedroom and sleep hygiene habits can go a long way in transforming your sleep through allergy season. From finding a memory foam mattress that is both comfortable and sniffle-proof, to using …

Here’s Why The Office Life Kills Your Neck, And What to do About it! – Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self ImprovementPick the Brain

Do you find yourself fighting against your sore neck after a long day in the office? I do! As much as 10% of the adult population is actually suffering from a stiff neck. That’s one out of every ten! A neck, like a train crash, is by far the most common physical issue amongst us office workers. 8 or more hours sitting at your desk in front of that screen in the office leaves you feeling as if you just ran a marathon – but with your neck and shoulders instead of your legs… Oh, the pain! The fact is: Our daily lives are not really lenient when it comes to escaping our work routines. And the magical solution of …

Take the Time to Answer These 3 Questions if You Want to Be Successful

If you’d like to learn how to succeed in the areas of your life most important to you so you can live your best life, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. I’ve personally never met someone who hasn’t had or doesn’t currently have success on their mind. I do believe we all have unique and different views on what success means to us, but nonetheless success is something that we strive for. The definition of success; based on my google search of the word, is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” I think back to those first instances that I was asked in elementary school about what I wanted …

How to Have More Self Control In Your Life?

What is self-control? First, let’s define what is self control, and what do you actually control. Self-control is the ability to control impulses, reactions and negative emotions, and is another name for self-discipline. It is the skill that enables you to say “no” and “enough” to yourself. It is the ability to abstain from harmful extremes of behavior and actions. It is the ability to avoid eating unhealthy food or too much food. It means being able to stop doing anything that might be harmful for you and for others. It is not some kind of negative and limiting behavior, as some people might think. When self-control is present and used wisely and with common sense, it becomes one of …

10 Best Kombucha Brands To Improve Gut Health

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life. To control your thoughts means to influence the way you live your life. Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affects your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality) I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive, and just a general waste of energy. You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your …

How to Practice Self-Reflection This Year

Events that cause a nation to stop in its tracks are rare.  We refer to them as “watershed moments.”  Decades later, you’ll still recall the event as if it happened yesterday.  We are going through a watershed moment.  A tipping point, forcing Americans to look in the mirror.  While confronting the ugliness embedded in our lives and culture is not a positive experience, it is an opportunity for profound change—if we take it. The recent events have challenged me to look for blind spots in my life where bias, prejudice, and privilege have crept in.  We all have blind spots, but awareness leads to change. The practice of Self-reflection is a helpful for revealing our blind spots.  We should live to promote equality, justice, and …

3 Reasons Open-Mindedness is a Key to Self-GrowthPick the Brain

Lately, more so than usual, social media has been flooded with opinions. Because people are being more vocal about their beliefs, others grow more hostile defending their own in response. Rational discussions are too commonly few and far between. I’ve noticed both through observation and experience that too many hostile disagreements stem from closed-mindedness from both parties.  from just persistently not listening.  So, why is open-mindedness an extremely vital part of self-growth?  It changes your approach to conversations.  I’ve seen way too many people approach debates (I’d honestly hardly call these conversations debates; they’re more like verbal thrashings) with, “If you ______, direct message me & I’ll tell you why you’re wrong.” This dehumanizes the person on the other side …