Category Archives for "Mindset Shifts"

What a 75+ Year Old Harvard Study Reveals About What Makes People Happy and Healthy [Hint: It’s Not Money, Fame or Power]

What Makes a Good Life

It was a research project that no one really expected to last so long, but it did.

For over 75 years, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has studied the lives of 724 men to understand what keeps people healthy and happy.

Since 1938, the researchers have been tracking the lives of two groups of men – one group was sophomores at Harvard College and the second one was a group of boys from Boston’s poorest neighborhoods…

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February 22, 2019

Here are 10 Profound & Insightful Quotes From Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal Quotes

“The willingness to think what you think and feel what you feel—without necessarily believing that it is true, and without feeling compelled to act on it—is an effective strategy for treating anxiety, depression, food cravings, and addiction. As we consider the evidence for each, we’ll see that giving up control of our inner experiences gives us greater control over our outer actions.”

– Kelly McGonigal

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February 19, 2019

What Being a Dad Taught Me About Self-Love, Compassion and Acceptance

What Being a Dad Taught Me About Self-Love Compassion and Acceptance

Being a father has taught me the importance of self-love and self-compassion.

When people look at my 3-month-old baby boy, they often comment how he looks just like me. I feel happy whenever I hear that comment, but I also let that sink into my mind – as I cherish the beauty, innocence and purity of my baby boy, I remind myself that I also need to be more attentive, kind and compassionate to the little boy that lives inside me…

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January 2, 2019

How To Build and Maintain New Habits: 2 Authors Share Powerful Insights on Creating Long-Lasting Habits

How To Build and Maintain New Habits

Recently, one of my colleagues trained for, and then ran, a 70 mile-long mountain ultra-marathon. Just a few years ago, he didn’t run at all, and in fact, running was a sport he didn’t like. I now consider this formerly irresponsible procrastinator to have one of the strongest willpower muscles of anyone I know. By gradually building habits, he was able to get his elephant into gear.

Many things you need to do in life are unpleasant at first…

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