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Posted on 17 Feb
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Whether we’re high power execs or stay-at-home moms, self-criticism is a tendency that many people have. In fact we often think of self-criticism as key to self-improvement. We fall for the idea that self-criticism pushes us to perform be…Read More

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Posted on 04 Feb
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“My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win… channel your energy. Focus.”
- Carl Lewis (Track and Field Gold Medalist)

Why are we …Read More

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Posted on 02 Feb
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To many people, the idea of compassionate leadership is touchy-feely at best and bad management at worst. But new research I discovered in writing The Happiness Track suggests that rather than making them look soft, acts of kindness and altruism…Read More

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Posted on 27 Jan

In the last year, have you felt stressed, burnt out, or exhausted? You’re not alone. Burnout levels are on the increase across professions, and a Gallup poll shows that more than 70% of the Americans feel disengaged at work. In our pursuit of success, we are wearing ourselves out. But everyone seems to be moving at the same alarming speed. Our Read More

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Posted on 24 Jan

I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and oth…Read More

Posted on 20 Jan

Whether or not you get the Winter Blues, winter unquestionably makes us more likely to stay home, to indulge in comfort foods, and watch too many movies. The cold and dark days can at times make us feel a little down. Thankfully, research shows three practical and powerful ways to help you prevent the winter funk:

1. CONNECT

The grea…Read More

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Posted on 18 Jan

It’s 2pm, you’re feeling that afternoon slump and can’t seem to be able to concentrate on work. Or you’ve worked a long week and just can’t seem to muster up the stamina to perform at your best. You feel tired, unmotivated and unproductive. Most of us have these kinds of experiences at some point. Yet the only way that we hear about to ‘boost our e…Read More

Posted on 18 Jan
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We think charisma is a gift, a special charm that some people have and others don’t. In researching my book The Happiness Track, however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.

What Presence Has to Do With It
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Posted on 13 Jan

Many of us have the misconception that, in order to be successful, we have to sacrifice our happiness. I wrote my upcoming book, The Happiness Track because research shows this idea is not only wrong, but counterproductive. In The Happiness Track, I reviewed 100s of studies to show you how and why taking care of yourself, your happiness and your w…Read More

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Posted on 13 Jan

We sometimes think of parents as harried, tired and exhausted. In fact a recent study showed that the first year of a child is worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death of a partner! Despite the blissful photos pasted on social media, parents often feel overwhelmed and pushed to the brink.

Yet research also shows that that parenthoodRead More

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