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Jul 152016

Kendrick Mountain from Snowbowl10 Things You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Successful
What does success mean to you? No matter what that is, there are going to be bumps in the road. But you have the ability to overcome them, no matter what they are. Here are a few of the most common blocks and how to handle them.

How to Plan Your Week for Maximum Impact
How can you keep your attention on the important things and avoid distractions? This article describes a handy way of doing that. It’s a technique that can keep you focused, increase your focus and decrease your stress.

30 Red Flags of Manipulative People
When you’re dealing with a toxic person, whether you’re aware of it or not, you have to recognize their behaviors. But you also have to monitor your reactions, because they’ll give you warning before you’ll consciously notice the manipulative actions of the other person. This article is geared to romantic relationships, but it also can describe acquantances and friends.

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Apr 282016

Sunset Crater plant A Stanford scientist says a simple psychological shift can make you more successful
If you’re kind to yourself, you have a chance to grow and learn from challenging experiences. There’s a growing body of research suggesting that your relationship with yourself is just as important as your relationships with others when it comes to getting ahead professionally. Learn 3 components and 4 strategies that will help you improve your relationship with yourself.

The Problem Is Not The Problem
The problem is the way we look at problems, not the challenge itself. Rather than resisting the problem, our best reaction is to become aware of how we are thinking, and then change our mind about it. When you do this, you can then find the opportunity hiding in the challenge.

Saying these 2 words can help you be more successful
If you’re working towards a goal or change a habit, it can be hard not to fall back into the old rut. However, how you frame your words can be helpful. It shifts the way you view the temptation. Learn what those 2 powerful words are.

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Apr 062016

Prescott, AZ - Watson Lake and Granite DellsThe simple way to boost health you may have overlooked
Happiness and small acts of gratitude are helping communities create innovative public health solutions, according to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD. He noted that happiness comes from a sense of “long-term emotional well-being that comes from fulfillment, purpose, connectedness and love.” Happy people are healthier people. Learn how people can actually “create happiness” through various exercises and lifestyle choices.

How Safe is Hypnosis?
Recent news has people talking about the practice and its safety and effectiveness. Unfortunately, this has perpetuated some of the myths about hypnosis. Hypnosis is really self-hypnosis, whether a person is led into it or leads themselves. It’s a safe process that we use every day and it’s helpful in many situations.

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance
Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Using questions to harness your three mindsets can channel all three levels so you can perform at a higher level. Check out the worksheet of questions so you can be more effective in your personal and professional lives.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Feb 162016

Flagstaff ArboretumHow to Cope with Intense Emotions
A powerful way to diffuse difficult, tense and stressful situations is to take a neutral or objective position to it. This article gives 2 simple ways to detach from viewing negative situations and shifting into being calmer and more resourceful.

10 Little Things You Can Do To Feel Happier Instantly
A lot of people see happiness as a destination, but according to the author, happiness is really a by-product of engaging in meaningful and fulfilling projects and activities. The 10 suggestions to help you feel happier range from being present, being nice to others to being nice to yourself. These small actions will make a huge impact in your life.

Changing Lens: How To Shift Your Focus On Strengths vs. Weaknesses
When trying to grow, change, and improve do you focus on fixing your weaknesses or nurturing your strengths? This article addresses ways of motivating yourself to improve. It discusses the how to focus on your strengths and also on how to avoid motivating yourself through negative means (criticism versus encouragement).

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jan 202016

Rainbow at SnowbowlThe More We Practice Gratitude, the Happier We Are
Radio host, Thom Hartmann, drops science about the power of generating gratitude within oneself, as one of the most powerful psychological healing tools that human beings have available to us.You can get a rise in your serotonin levels (the “happy chemical”) in your brain and turn your life around, simply by focusing on what you are grateful for.

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals
Harness the power of what researchers call the “fresh-start effect.” Whenever we feel like there’s a chance to leave the old behind and achieve something new, we’re more motivated to make progress on our goals. Learn what this means and how to use it to achieve your goals.

Building Self-Confidence: Preparing Yourself for Success!
From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires. The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. Learn about your level of self-confidence and how to build more.

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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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Oct 222015

Sunset at Hopi Point at Grand Canyon101 Self Improvement Resources That Will Take You From Stuck To Unstoppable
Here are resources that can help improve your self-confidence and self-esteem, deal with anger and let go of the past, live a meaningful life, have great relationships and much more. Each topic heading has several resources listed to help you optimize your life. It could take you months to search for and find these solutions. Before you despair, check out this page and see if your issue is one that’s covered.

Practicing Gratitude Can Increase Happiness by 25%
Psychological research finds that people’s happiness levels are remarkably stable over the long-term. But research also indicates that the simple act of gratitude can raise your comfort level of happiness. Learn how you can utilize this single practice to increase your well being.

I’m Returning to Single-Tasking
Multitasking is such an easy habit to fall into. Even with the best of intentions, it’s hard to resist. Here are some very easy rules to live by so that you’re able to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Balancing Gratitude and Expectations

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Sep 152015

Many people believe that having no expectations is the road to happiness. But without them, we have nothing to motivate us to improve our lives. The answer is to balance expectations and gratitude. Learn why it’s important and how you can be grateful even if life doesn’t meet your expectations.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Aug 132015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowHow to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive
All too often, we beat ourselves up for our failures or let ourselves dwell on the negative. By focusing on the positive, we’re more motivated, productive, and likely to succeed. Here are three tips to help you train your brain to stay positive.

Research: Meditation does more than calm your mind, it changes your brain
Practicing yoga and meditation can do more than calm your mind — research shows it can change your brain. Researchers found it changes parts of the brain connected to learning, memory, focus and the stress response.

Why Hiding Your True Self Feels So Terrible
Finding ways to be true to yourself — whatever that means to you — may be something more than a meaningless self-help cliché. Most people feel tainted when they behave in ways that feel false and feel good when they act in authentic ways. To our minds, authenticity may be a moral imperative.