Archives Posts Tagged ‘Stress’

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When GRIT Goes Wrong & What to Do Instead

01 Jun
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As a researcher and instructor at elite universities in the US, I watch with interest each year as parents and their children celebrate students’ admission to big-name schools with single-digit acceptance rates. I can attest that Ivy League schools …Read More

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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

23 May
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Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against us—no matter how “productive” we may feel. After all, we’re seeing 50% burnout rates…Read More

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TEDxTalk: Breathing Happiness

16 Apr

TEDxSacramento invited me to speak about what matters most to me. I chose to share the greatest secret to happiness and well-being I know and that I learned about through my research. I hope you enjoy it!

Please let me know what you think!

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4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams

23 Feb
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Whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or any other milestone we want to achieve, most of us give up on that career goal, dietmindfulness practice, or exercise regimen we committed to however long ago. All too often, our efforts fail, and we find o…Read More

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Chronic Stress Burning You Out? Energy Management is Key

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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Don’t Fall For These Six Myths Of Success—Do This Instead

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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3 Ways Extraordinary Leaders Motivate Employees

05 Jan

Given the extraordinary low levels of engagement in the U.S. workforce — a recent Gallup poll showed that 70% of employees are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work — many leaders are looking for solutions. Some turn to material perks (bonuses, game rooms, free food) in the hopes of making employees happier. However, research…Read More

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4 Science-Backed Secrets to Holidays that Truly ARE Happy

05 Dec

The holidays are upon us and it’s an easy time to get lost: in Christmas shopping, errands, travel or the stress of financial expenses or difficult family situations. It can also be a lonely time for some, or one of confusion or even depression due to the long winter nights. The good news is that there are some great research-backed ways for you …Read More

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7 Science-Based Reasons to Laugh Out Loud Every Chance You Get!

07 Apr

A day without laughter is a day wasted.~Charlie Chaplin

Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but who actually makes time for it in their lives? Sure, we like hearing a funny joke, people with a good sense of humor and watching comedies. But few of us take our laughs seriously (no pun intended!) nor do we make a concerted effort to laugh more. But we sh…Read More

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5 Ways Email Impacts Your Brain

30 Sep

Have you noticed that checking your email impacts how you think and feel? It does so in 5 important ways. Here’s your brain on email:

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Have you ever been in a situation in which you were feeling great until you received an email out of the blue that completely upset your day? How does it feel to receive 30 such emails first thing i…Read More

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