How to Stop Living on Autopilot with Antonio Neves

No! It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time. But requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, IM or in person. To stay productive, and minimize stress, you have to learn the Gentle Art of Saying No — an art that many people have problems with. What’s so hard about saying no? Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to, and that’s not usually a fun task. Second, if you hope to work …

How to Get Your Life Back on Track After a Medical Malpractice Injury

Over 250,000 patients die every year in the United States due to medical malpractice, while many are seriously injured, CNBC reports. Medical malpractice takes many forms, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, and anesthesia errors. Regardless of the nature of your personal injury, it’s important you commit to healing, not only physically, but also emotionally and financially. Accept what happened After you experience a traumatic injury, mental recovery is just as important as physical recovery. You have to work on reaching a certain level of acceptance in order to heal mentally and move forward with your life. As an automatic response to trauma, your brain will suppress painful memories to protect you from further emotional pain. However, you need to face and process …

23 Lessons for the Journey Called LifePick the Brain

The toughest journey on this earth is not to Mount Everest and back! It is the journey of life itself. The reason that it’s so tough is because no one teaches us how to traverse it. It’s not taught to us in schools and colleges and it’s hardly ever taught to us at home. It is my strong belief that we can avoid a lot of heart wrenchingly painful experiences if we learn from other people’s mistakes along with our own. I guess that’s the reason so many of us read autobiographies and self-help books. I do too! And in this article, I am sharing with you some of my own life lessons! These life-lessons are also shared in my …

10 Life Changing Quotes That Helped Me Create A Meaningful Life

Meaning isn’t something you stumble upon. It’s something you consciously build into your life. Its foundation rests on your experiences, beliefs, and core values. The people you love, the things you cherish, and what you’re willing to sacrifice make up who you are. Each of us needs to reconstitute meaning in our lives. We need to believe in something. Fight for something. We’re all told life’s short and to make the most of it, yet few do anything about it. Are you living a purposeful life or are you going through the motions? All the ingredients of a meaningful life are in front of you. Only you can put them into the unique pattern that will define that meaning.  Carefully …

Abdominal Breathing: Foundations, Benefits and Guidelines

All of us are born with this knowledge of how to take deep, “full oxygen exchange” refreshing breathes. However, the rush and stresses of grown-up everyday life compel us to gradually shift from fully abdominal breathing ( also known as diaphragmatic breathing) to shallower, less satisfying, yet faster, chest breathing. But did you know that abdominal breathing is one of the easiest and most convenient tools to combat issues like stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure, and even indigestion? Want to know more? Here are a few foundations, benefits, and practice guidelines for abdominal breathing. Anatomical Foundation Simply put, when you consciously engage your abdomen during your inhalation, your diaphragm – the dome-shaped respiratory muscle at the base of …

How to Love Someone in the Way They Need

When I turned 30, my husband threw me a “surprise” party. I add quotes because my husband can’t keep a secret, no matter how hard he tries. He thought that by throwing me a surprise party he was showing how much he loved me. He actually believed I’d be thrilled beyond words. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Here’s the thing: I don’t like surprises. And I don’t like parties. Furthermore, as an introvert by nature, I don’t like being around large groups of people. An ideal “party” for me would have been a quiet dinner with just the family, or a couple of close friends. We speak very different love languages, my husband and I. He planned a big …

How to Build Emotional Resilience

How do you become emotionally resilient?  I have to admit, it’s easier said than done.   Especially since we’re human;Which makes us emotional beings;Which means emotional rollercoasters happen. We fall in love and then become emotionally dependent.  Butterflies in your stomach, missing the person, feeling vulnerable or insecure. Emotional rollercoasters are no fun.  Building emotional resilience is the key for managing our emotions when they go haywire.  And with practice, you can learn to ride out the highs and lows.  First, let’s talk about attachment… Last Sunday evening, I suddenly felt vulnerable after a chat on Facebook.  I’ve had a beautiful friendship with this person.  We’ve had nice conversations, occasionally debating back and forth.  But abruptly, some unexpected feelings crept in. …

My journey from fear to lovePick the Brain

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon January – 2012 I remember sitting in a small dark room waiting for the surgeon to arrive. My son had just had major surgery, and it had taken much longer than expected. My stomach felt tense as the surgeon sat in the chair opposite us. He looks at the floor as he started to speak. “it’s not good news,” he said. “We think he has a week left to live.” After that, my mind switched off. I felt my wife’s head on my shoulder and heard her tears. Was it a bad dream? June – 2017 My feet feel heavy as I …

How to Create Thriving Opportunities During Unfortunate Times

If you’d like to learn how to thrive during uncertain times so you can always find ways to be successful, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. The current situation we are all dealing with in the world has had an unprecedented impact on businesses, both new and established, across every industry imaginable. From tourism and travel to retail and even e-commerce, business is down and there is an uncomfortable sense of uncertainty across the world. There are always going to be unfortunate world events that we have to deal with head-on, but a global pandemic like we are currently experiencing is unchartered waters for most business owners and entrepreneurs. One …

54 Toni Morrison Quotes on Love, Writing and Life

Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. She also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Morrison was born on February 18, 1931, as Chloe Ardelia Wofford, in Lorain, Ohio, where she was also raised. In 1953, she graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in English. In 1955, she earned a master’s in American Literature from Cornell University. In 1957, Morrison returned to Howard University, got married, and had two children. After a few years, in 1964, she got divorced. In the late 1960s, she became the first black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City, and in …

How to Stop Procrastinating Right Now

In this episode of The Lifehack Show, I’m interviewing Rachael Robertson, a leadership expert who is also the youngest and only second female expedition leader at Davis Station, Antarctica and the youngest ever Chief Ranger. Since returning from Antarctica, she has spoken at over 1500 national and international conferences and events. Rachael is the best-selling author of Leading on the Edge: Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World’s Most Extreme Workplace (which has sold over 25,000 copies), which offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to survive and lead in the harshest environment on Earth and her newest, Respect Trumps Harmony: Why Being Liked is Overrated and Constructive Conflict Gets Results which is out on …

COVID-19 Prompts Innovative Research into Clean Energy

By Michael Tobias: NY-Engineers.com  The unprecedented health emergency sparked by the current coronavirus pandemic has caused an economic crisis that has impacted on employment and investment in a way that most people would never imagined. All parts of the global economy are affected, some more than others, and some will be more difficult to resurrect than others. As governments worldwide take steps to provide urgent economic and financial relief and work on plans that will initiate a resilient recovery from the disease that will be sustainable, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has formulated a recovery plan designed to keep 2030 and 2050 net-zero energy goals on track. The plan has three primary goals that focus on job creation, boosting global …

How to Foster Change in Kids’ Behavior after QuarantinePick the Brain

COVID-19 has impacted lives across the globe. Whether it’s the loss of someone close to you, mental health challenges, or a reduction in your household income, the pandemic one way or another has affected us all. Children are not an exception. They may not communicate their worries with us or express their feelings like adults, but they are also going through a difficult time. They have missed out on valuable learning time at school and have been unable to socialize with friends as they usually would. They may even be scared of the virus due to the snippets of information that they’ve overheard.  But being forced to slow down has also had a positive impact on children. Kids have had …

Create Your Happiness, Don’t Pursue It!

If you’d like to learn how to stop worrying about things you cannot control so you can create your own happiness, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. 2020 has been quite the year so far. It’s easy to slip and let our minds wander over what the next six months will look like. The last ones have been an emotional roller coaster full of national disasters, political uprising, overt racism, and a massive pandemic that has completely flipped the world on its head. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all of this going around, so what can we do about it? More importantly, how will we be able to move …

The Inner Dialogue – The Internal Dialogue in the Mind

Do you talk with yourself? When we hear people talking aloud with themselves, we consider this to be weird. This, of course refers to taking aloud. However, almost all people conduct an automatic inner dialogue, inner conversation in their mind, of which, other people are mostly unaware. People talk silently with themselves, in their mind. This, we do not consider as odd or weird, but as natural. It is the habit of the mind to keep thinking, keep conducting internal dialogues. Do you sometimes ask yourself, “Does he love me?”, and then start discussing this matter in your mind? Do you keep wondering and thinking, “Will I get the promotion?” Do you sometimes, keep torturing yourself with the questions, “Why …

10 Best Nanny Cameras For Child Safety

Have you ever followed your child around the playground? They may have been a toddler and you were worried they would take the wrong step and fall off the jungle gym. Therefore, you followed your toddler around, keeping them within arm’s reach so that you could prevent them from falling or having an accident. I have been that parent at the playground in the past. With twin boys who had no fear as toddlers, I would follow them onto playground equipment because I was concerned for their safety. After a few months of doing this, I stopped. I came to realize that children need to learn through their own experiences. They will fall, but they will also learn how to …