May 192017
 

Sparks of Insight“I’m always expressing the Infinite Life within me through my thoughts and decisions. Creativity means that Universal energy is flowing through me. I now allow my creativity to express in positive and healthy ways.”

You’re always creative, from your thoughts creating your life, to deciding what to eat for dinner. This self-expression means that the Universe is flowing through you. Frustration, depression, and fear dam it up. If creativity isn’t flowing outwardly, then it’s getting stuffed inwardly and can adversely affect you. People who express their creativity, without criticism, are healthier and happier.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Apr 272017
 

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How To Stop Saying “I’ll Start Tomorrow” + Start Manifesting Your Dreams NOW
Do you ever put off actions on your goals? You think it’ll be easier or something else will change if you wait. But it never does. And you usually feel worse. This article gives you 4 ways to change that pattern and start taking action.

How To Deal With Confusion And Find Success In Life
Everyone faces confusion at some point. There are so many options to choose from that it’s hard to make a decision. Don’t give up. Instead, try these suggestions to find your way through.

The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders
Many people with mental disorders or learning disabilities achieve extraordinary things. Apparently this isn’t a coincidence. They look at things from different perspectives This is an article that explores how people with challenges excel in different areas.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Apr 212017
 

Sparks of Insight“Divine ideas flow through me at all times. I rejoice in them and am guided as to how to put them in my life. I am provided with everything I need to fulfill them in my life.”

Everything we have in life started with an idea in someone’s mind, from making tomato sauce to the microwave. Every improvement in your life began as an idea that you had that things could be better. These ideas are always flooding though you, you just have to open your mind to receive them and then act on them.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Mar 232017
 

The 10 Proven Habits of the Happiest People In The World
After studying the research on happiness, the author shares the interesting habits of happy people. They range from choosing happiness and mindset to taking care of themselves. If you cultivate these habits, you’ll be much happier and have more self-esteem.

GC-S.KaibabTr-OohAah-sm-0888Exercise May Be As Valuable As Good Genes In Lowering Dementia Risk
We’re learning just how important that exercise is in every area of our lives, from emotional and mental health to physical health. Now, there’s evidence that exercise can be as great an influence on disease as genetic predisposition. Although they still don’t know which exercise or how much is necessary, benefits may come from just walking 3 days a week.

How To Become More Mindful Using Nothing But A Journal
Mindfulness is instrumental in reducing stress and increasing creativity. Unfortunately, many people associate learning mindfulness with a spa, retreat or sitting and meditating. It can be accomplished that way, but there is a simple way to practice it that’s much easier. Using a simple journal and a pen can help you develop this beneficial ability.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jun 092016
 

Grand Canyon Rim TrailHow to Motivate Yourself to Do Virtually Anything
Whatever you want to achieve, you have to remain motivated even through boredom and setbacks. Your motivation depends on how well you persist and how easily you procrastinate. Learn about 3 aspects and 19 tips for motivation.

Scientists just discovered a key reason why ‘jerks’ often succeed at work
You might assume that unlikable people are successful because they’re smarter and more creative. That they’re better at coming up with original ideas than their more affable peers. Read about the research that indicates this assumption is wrong.

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains
Many people often find themselves consumed by negative thoughts which which can lead to depression and anxiety. A recent study found that spending time in nature decreases these obsessive, negative thoughts, increases creativity, improves ADHD and many other benefits.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Apr 132016
 

Road to SuccessHow to Cultivate Your Creativity
Openness to new experiences is the strongest and most consistent personality trait that predicts creative achievement in the arts and sciences. Higher dopamine levels drive our motivation to explore and boost creativity but are also associated with an increased risk of mental illness. New experiences can shift our perspective and inspire creative leaps.

Attention on the Brain
Focusing deliberately on only one thing can be difficult, as there are always other competing for your attention at any given moment. Researchers have investigated the science of attention, and are shedding light on the mechanisms that shape this ability. They explored both the power of suggestion and the mechanics of mindfulness.

The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos
Act on your principles, not your moods. The ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help you smash creative blocks and do your best work. The goal of Stoicism is to attain inner peace by overcoming adversity, practicing self-control, and being conscious of your impulses.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Dec 102015
 

Sun RaysThe 3 Pillars of Excellence
Top achievers, entrepreneurs, and successful people all possess the ability to tap into their inner greatness. This article addresses three common traits that these people have. They are concepts and habits that you can cultivate to help you on your road to success.

People Who Sleep Later Tend To Be More Creative and Smarter
While the early bird may get the worm, research shows there are also benefits to being a night owl and sleeping in late. Some people can’t resist staying up late into the night and insist these those late night hours are the most productive. This article quotes several studies that back up their claims.

The Power of Gratitude: 10 Little-Known Yet Powerful Effects of Gratitude
We all know that an attitude of gratitude is powerful. Its benefits run from improving your mood to improving your health. This article describes several more lesser known benefits from this powerful emotion.

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Nov 102015
 

Sunset Crater, Flagstaff AZGratitude as Science: 4 Paths Lead to Love and Happiness
Even when you don’t feel like it, by going through the motions of gratitude, you can start to feel more grateful. There are four gratitude boosters that you can use each day to uplift you and generate joy. And there are 3 other paths to developing gratitude, and they can rewrite your brain.

New Research Says Overthinking Worriers Are Probably Creative Geniuses
A new study suggests that worriers or people who take a long time deciding are incredibly developed, creative people. Their imaginations are nature’s way to protect the species by solving problems they’re anxious about.

The adaptive mind: Children raised in difficult circumstances show enhanced mental flexibility in adulthood
Although a traumatic childhood can set a person up to struggle in their adult life, it may also also allow them to deal with uncertain circumstances better. That upbringing can make it more difficult to make decisions that are beneficial in the long term, but they tend to handle turmoil better.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jul 082015
 

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowThe Number 1 Bad Habit You Need to Stop If You Want to Lose Weight
If you want to lose weight, stop the negative self-talk. Your thoughts matter when it comes to your weight. Learn about a study that shows just how powerful your thoughts are in this matter.

Simple ‘4-7-8′ breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds
Dr Andrew Weil says it works because it allows the lungs to become fully charged with air, allowing more oxygen into the body. This extra oxygen can have a relaxing effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness.

In a Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are as Relevant as Ever
Moleskin notebooks have grown in popularity along with technology. And they’re not alone. Paper planners are also making a comeback. A study has even found that students who write their notes retain much more than those who type them.

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May 192015
 

Flagstaff Aspen Rainbow10 Questions To Ask Yourself To Stay Positive When Facing Difficulties
In life, you can’t change events or their outcome. However, you can choose the emotion and meaning you attach to them. By retraining yourself to see the positive in even the most challenging times, you reclaim your power and can come through it stronger than before.

Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career, Studies Say
New studies show that multitasking kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Interacting with multiple devices at once may be changing the way we think and even brain structure. Multitasking impacts a portion of the brain that affect emotional quotient skills responsible for success at work.

Neuroscience on Writer’s Block
More than any other creative pursuits, writers are more prone to being blocked. The article describes 7 reasons why creativity is harder for writers and goes on to give 7 solutions on how to overcome this thorny issue.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart