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How Depression Can Make You a Happier Person. “Whatever you do, don’t try and escape from your pain, but be with it.”– Tibetan Book of Living and Dying A few years ago I suffered from major depression.

How Depression Can Make You a Happier Person

It was the best thing that ever happened to me. Be An Inspiration: Making A Difference. Can You Live A Fulfilling Life Playing Small Enter Your Email and get thought provoking tips delivered directly to your MAILBOX PLUS The Complete A To Z Guide to Success Conciousness Do you know that you are an inspiration?

Be An Inspiration: Making A Difference

I guess you think you are a loser. Well the truth is that you bear no such label. If you however think that you have nothing to offer to this world. Welcome to the Be An Inspiration Series The Be an Inspiration series is a space where we talk about individuals that are making a difference in their neighborhood, community and world. Inspirational stories, good news & a focus on the positive. TWLOHA. Motivational Memo Blog. Lifehack - Tips for Life. Self Improvement. Motivation. Inspirational Quotes. Self-Improvement Blog. The Utopian Life.

Best articles - The most well received and shared pieces I churned out.

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Enjoy! The Top 25 Motivational Blogs for 2015. As you know, Wealthy Gorilla is heavily aimed towards motivating and inspiring people.

The Top 25 Motivational Blogs for 2015

Throughout the past year, I’ve been able to chat with many other great people who run their own blogs in similar categories such as Success, Self-Development, Entrepreneurship and so on. Since I share a passion for all these individual areas, I follow various other blogs sharing this great content, and love to read them when I get a minute. Mini Habits. Looking for the mini habits website?

Mini Habits

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Explore the smart path of personal growth with 10959 others! On the smart path, we’ll find studies in neuroscience & behavioral science, intuitive solutions, interesting stories, and humor. Previous discussions have been on how success comes before passion, whether willpower or motivation is more effective, how a slight perspective shift can crush discouragement, and the secret to building multiple habits at once. Every Post In One List. About. Hi, I’m Stephen, the author of Mini Habits and the founder of Deep Existence.


For more about my story, you might find this post interesting—it goes into the unique path of rejection (ouch!) That brought me here (where I’m happy to be). This blog is about 12% inspiration and 88% logic. Subscriber Exclusive Articles. The best content of Deep Existence is only seen by subscribers!

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The Dangers Of Perfectionism (Interview With Dr. Anita Sanz) I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr.

The Dangers Of Perfectionism (Interview With Dr. Anita Sanz)

Anita Sanz, who has been a clinical psychologist for over 20 years. Anita blogs at the cleverly-titled Sanz Planz, and has authored the book, “A Year To Change.” I was eager to see what insights Anita has gained over so many years of helping people help themselves, and I was not disappointed. In this interview, we talk about perfectionism, eating disorders, depression, and the myriad of ways a person can approach change. The Power and Vestigiality of Positive Emotion – What’s Your Happiness Ratio?

A marriage with 5x more positivity than negativity is significantly less likely to result in divorce.1 A business team with 5x more positivity than negativity is significantly more likely to make money.2 College students with 3x more positivity than negativity are significantly more likely to have flourishing mental health.3 In general – when a human system contains 3 to 5x as much positivity as negativity, it is significantly more likely to thrive.

The Power and Vestigiality of Positive Emotion – What’s Your Happiness Ratio?

This means that it’s sometimes possible to reduce the complexity of human emotion into useful prediction: flourish or flounder. This complexity can be assessed with a quick, 20-question quiz. Looking back over the past 24 hours, indicate the greatest amount that you have experienced of each of the following feelings. Are You an Overthinker? You’ve Been Poisoned. Feeling anxious, upset, or sad? Natural. Feeling reflective? Rise and Grind: What if You Lost it All? (A Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge) The Great Fear of the Twenties: Wasting Our Potential – Working Self. How often do you think about the potential of wasting your potential? Once a year? Once a month? Once a day? Once an hour? If you’re anything like I was, that last choice rings the buzzer.

Vitamin D Revisited. Recently a few articles and studies have come to my attention that have expanded my understanding of vitamin D metabolism, and raised a few questions as well. As previous posts on this blog have advocated relatively high doses of vitamin D3 supplementation for various conditions (especially asthma), I think it’s my responsibility to consider and address this new information. Most notably: 1. A study out of the Netherlands has identified genetic variants that are associated with both low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and increased longevity.

This is the opposite finding of what we might expect from many studies that link higher vitamin D to lower levels of disease. Introverted, Shy or Highly Sensitive in the Arts. Many actors, musicians, authors and other artists identify themselves as being shy, or consider themselves introverted or highly sensitive. Some people may use the term “shy” about themselves or others, and really mean highly sensitive or introverted, especially if they are not familiar with those personality traits.

Shyness – as a form of anxiety – should be clearly distinguished from the personality traits of introversion and high sensitivity, although all three can overlap in ways. See my article Shyness, Introversion, Sensitivity – What’s the Difference? For more. Like many talented actors, Kate Mara was shy earlier in life, and commented about some of the consequences in an interview: Pain and suffering and developing creativity.

“I’ve suffered enough. A Sneaky Hustle Move to Reinforce Your Street Cred. How to Be A Better Thinker. From Not Enough to More to Give - In Pursuit of Happiness. How I'm Learning to Do Nothing Better - In Pursuit of Happiness. Surrendering. Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. – Herman Hesse At times, life may feel like it is spinning out of control. You feel completely powerless over the circumstances being handed to you. This Treatment of Things and People Creates Misery. How To Evolve Every Day. 5 Steps to Scheduling the Best Year of Your Life (Free Download) Does Your Perception of You Match What Others Think?

The Worst Question In Self Development. There is a scene in The Simpsons where Homer is told that he only has one day to live. He promptly sits down on the side of the road and starts sobbing his heart out. Criticism and Praise are the Same. When to be Stubborn. 50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life. Apathetic Living and the Edges of Reality / Impossible.