Surprisingly Practical Gifts for Elderly People

It can be difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming to find the ideal gift for any person, but it gets even harder to choose gifts for older adults who already seem to have everything. Of course, the first thought that comes to mind is that they must have received a lot of gifts in their long lives, making it a daunting challenge to impress them.  Actually, some elderly people openly state that they are not interested in gifts. While we sincerely accept that they mean it, we’re sure there is always a meaningful gift for every elderly person–something that will be relevant and innovative. If you need help, then you’re in luck today–because we have assembled five of the most practical items …

5 Stress Reduction Tips for the Always-Working Business Professional

Stress, along with taxes, is one of the few guarantees in the life of any business owner, entrepreneur, or executive. With a never ending – and ever growing – to-do list, long hours, and the constant struggle to balance work and life, it’s not hard to let the pressure and stress of being one of your organization’s key decision makers get to you. With that in mind, the side effects of becoming overly stressed can be dire if allowed to go unchecked. Not only do high stress levels make it difficult to concentrate on the tasks we have at hand, and stifle our productivity, but can actually lead to a number of physical symptoms, ranging from a weakened immune system …

11 Soothing Habits to Chill Out Your Kids | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self ImprovementPick the Brain

Kids are whirlwinds of energy, but even little ones need downtime. Plus, children aren’t immune to anxiety disorders. Today’s driven lifestyles with schedules chock-full of structured activities can leave tiny minds frazzled.  How can you help your child to relax? It’s critical to teach them to self-soothe so that they develop healthy coping mechanisms as adults. As a parent, failing to teach your kids healthy ways to chill out can lead to behavioral issues and even addiction down the road. Instead, try these activities to help them calm down.  1. Reward Downtime  If you’re a Type A personality yourself, you may think you’re doing your child a favor by encouraging them to remain on the go always. You might even pat yourself …

3 Ways to Hit the Ground Running This Year

As everyone gets ready for the swing of the New Year, resolutions are promised and plans are made. Regardless of your goals for the year, it’s important to hit the ground running for the first quarter and continue to uplevel your business and your mindset.  Here are three ways to start the new year on the right foot that can be added as addendums to any of your current resolutions: 1. Get real about what your “One Thing” is It’s been said time and time again – but those who achieve success do so because they’ve mastered “one thing.” This term is referred to at length by Gary Keller in his book “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind …

Inspiring Friendship Quotes and Sayings

Friendship means affection, respect and trust between people who feel close to each other, and who feel comfortable in the company of each other. Friendship is usually a relationship, in which people share similar interests, thoughts or goals, and enjoy the company of each other. Everyone wants to have friends. Some people have what they call ‘my best friend’. Some have many friends, and others just a few, or none at all. True friends care about each other. True friends love to talk with each other. Friends love to hang together. Here is a collection of inspirational friendship quotes and quotations. Best Friendship Quotes and Sayings “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people …

Dalai Lama Quotes on Compassion, Peace, Happiness and Spirituality

A collection of the Dalai Lama quotes on various spiritual and everyday topics. Quotes on compassion and love, on peace, happiness, kindness, spirituality, suffering and wisdom. Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people for the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism. The current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. He is the 14th Dalai Lama, since 22 February 1940. The Dalai Lama Quotes “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to …

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Critical (And How to Strike a Balance)

The problem with frustration is that it can cripple in on anyone, but it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where it comes from. What is frustration really? If we ask the dictionary, it tells us it’s the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. This doesn’t really give us much of an in-depth explanation of our frustration, so how can we solve this problem? The reason behind your frustration can be complicated, but we’ve gone over different — yet common — reasons of frustration, because once the source is found, you’ll be able to get right back on track. 1. Make your failure a lesson A failure has as …

Holistic Dentist vs. Traditional Dentist?

One of the great things about the modern world is that there is no shortage of choice. It doesn’t what product or service you need, there will be a choice, you simply have to choose the one that suits you best. The same is true when you’re looking for a dentist, do you opt for a traditional one, or try the services of a good holistic dentistry firm? It can seem like a difficult decision. After all, you’ve probably been seeing a traditional dentist for some time and your teeth are fine, so why change? The Traditional Dentist The traditional dentist has been to medical school and obtained a qualification in the art of dentistry, developing skills in treating injuries, diagnosis issues, resolving malformations …

9 Types of Bias That Cloud Our Everyday Judgement

Want to learn how to master your brain and navigate effortlessly away from the common mix-ups most people have? Then you’re in the right place. I’m going to expose the 10 biggest myths about the brain, including ones you hear about being a “right brain or left brain” person. And for each one, you’ll learn some proven ways to counter them too. So without further ado, let’s do this! Myth #1: Believing you’re either a “left or right brain” person Chances are, once upon a time, during your happy musings on the internet, you came across the idea of the right brain left brain. This is the myth that you’re either a logical facts driven person (left brain), or you’re …

How to Compartmentalize to Live a Stress-Free and Successful Life

Wouldn’t it be wonderful not to feel stressed and be present in each moment, so you can truly focus and deal with whatever life throws at you? Being able to compartmentalize is one way to get to a place where you feel more in control of your life. It allows you to divide up the tasks, responsibilities and thoughts you have into different areas, so they don’t overlap and fight for your attention all the time. You can then sort all of your inflight tasks and projects, and put them all into various virtual boxes allowing you to work on only one thing at a time. Compartmentalizing helps stress management as it can reduce anxiety and tension. It’s an approach that is …

How Larry Page Launched Google and Became One of the Richest People in the World

Larry Page, one of the most famous icons of the web, founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its parent company, Alphabet, until 2019. Being the most influential internet entrepreneur and computer scientist, Lawrence Edward Page has an inspiring success story that entrepreneurs can learn from. Born on March 26, 1973, to a family with a greater obsession with technology, he has always been attracted to computers and innovation. This played a significant role in his future career life. Surrounded by math and its products, Page always dreamt of establishing a firm of his own, rather than spending a life working for someone else. Following his parent’s footsteps, he studied …

Imagine Yourself As…

Imagine yourself as a deep sea diver, a ballroom dancer, a professional athlete, a famous artist, or whatever you can’t imagine. “No, that is not me”, your timid little voice inside your head escapes into your conscious thoughts. Take a moment to reflect on how many times per day your mind rejects what your imagination dreams up. It then may dawn on you as no surprise that many of us live our daily lives with self-limiting behaviors. When we come to realize that it is our own self-limiting thoughts that are creating and constraining our realities, which are keeping us from embodying our imagination, we then can start to take action and move from a restrictive mindset to one where …

Self-Awareness Is the Key to Unleashing Your Potential

The young Prince knocked the poisoned arrow on his bow, pulled back the heavy string and, for a brief moment, held his breath while aiming before shooting it towards his brother’s killer. The arrow Paris released entered the only vulnerable part of his body, the heel, and led to death of the swift-footed, godlike warrior, Achilles. Although Homer, the legendary Greek poet, doesn’t tell us about how Achilles died in Iliad, one of my all-time favorite books, later ancient Greek myths describe the scene similar to the above. Achilles’ heel was his only weak spot because that’s where his mother, Thetis, held him while dipping his body into the river Styx to make him immortal. Had he known this about …

Quotes about Patience and on Becoming Patient

Patience means forbearance, self-control, being tolerant, and able to accept delays and obstacles without getting angry. It also mans being courteous towards people, even when they are impatient, slow or difficult to get along with. Patient people do not lose their temper easily and do not get irritated quickly. Being patient also means the ability and willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with problems, obstacles or delays. May these quotes motivate and help you gain patience. Quotes about Patience “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” –George Savile “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” –Franklin P. Jones “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret …

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset: 9 Distinct Differences

Whether you are leaping into learning through college, university, or on your own time, there is one thing that is key. That is your mindset. While these experiences in life will challenge you, it is your mindset that will determine whether you will succeed or fail. But also how much you grow. In the end, our learning capabilities boil down to two mindsets that we must choose. Either a growth mindset or a fixed mindset. This growth mindset vs fixed mindset relationship is everything and is your key to success. What we might not be aware of is the fact that we’ve already selected that mindset years ago. So to help out, I’ve put together differences between these two mindsets …

Hypnosis: Myth & Reality

Hollywood hype would have us believe that a hypnotist can control and direct our actions, and that we can be made to do all sorts of unimaginable things under hypnosis. Following is a list of some of these common myths which must be clarified before we proceed further. The hypnotist can make you do things against your will. Absolutely False. The hypnotist has no powers over you at all, and cannot make you do things against your will. All Hypnosis is really self-directed and self-controlled. The hypnotist merely guides you into a hypnotic state, and feeds your mind with carefully worded suggestions. If you feel uncomfortable with these suggestions, you may reject them at will. Hypnosis is essentially a matter …