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[…]

What It Means to Be Mentally Healthy

Mental health doesn’t solely refer to mental illnesses. Here’s what good mental health actually means.   The Characteristics of Mental Health   It has always been easier to define mental illnesses than to define mental health. In the United States, the American Psychiatric Association has traditionally been the organization to define mental disorders (beginning as early[…]

How to Bring Your Whole Self to Work

When we stop hiding our true selves and become vulnerable, our work environment is more enjoyable—and productive—for all.   Have you ever wanted to speak up about an issue or situation at work, but were afraid to? Or wanted to share something about yourself, but worried people might judge you? Or pretended to understand something[…]