Things That Cause Belly Bloat, and How to Prevent Them

Because it’s not the the worst feeling in the world, but it’s up there.    We’ve all experienced the dreaded belly bloat now—you know, that uncomfortable feeling of fullness in your stomach. Typically, it crops up after a big meal, or one too many beers, or something we probably shouldn’t have eaten because it just[…]

Habits of Highly Mindful People

Mindfulness is more than meditation and staying in the present — and can make you more successful.   Why do some people seem to handle challenges with grace and ease while other crumble under stress? A growing body of research points to mindfulness as the answer. Put simply, mindfulness is, “the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing[…]

A Simple Routine to Quiet Your Mind and Become More Resilient

Make time every week to reflect and get centered on your commitment to lead.    Ever feel stretched to your limits at work?   Maybe you feel the strain from managing difficult workplace politics or co-worker relationships. Maybe you become stressed-out when second-guessed or criticized by a business partner. Sometimes just the mere fact that you[…]

Healthy Coping Skills for Dealing With Uncomfortable Emotions

Emotion-Focused and Problem-Focused Strategies   Whether you’ve been dumped by your date or you’ve had a rough day at the office, having healthy coping skills can be key to getting through tough times. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and[…]

How Meditation Protects the Aging Brain from Decline

A string of recent research suggests regular meditation practice may boost mental flexibility and focus, offering powerful protection against cognitive decline.   Most of us begin to misplace our keys, forget people’s names, or solve math problems less readily as we approach middle age. This is often referred to as age-related cognitive decline. Years ago,[…]

3 Mind Tricks That Keep You Addicted to Your Phone

Social media channels, app companies—they don’t want you to stop scrolling, so they’ve enlisted the top mind hacks from psychology to keep you craving for more. Here are three ways your mind is being tapped to linger longer and five tips for getting unhooked.   The average person spends a combined total of one entire[…]