Aug 102017
 

Sunset at Hopi Point at Grand Canyon12 Habits of Genuine People
Genuine people know who they are. They are confident enough to be comfortable in their own skin. People who are genuine walk their talk and inspire trust. These 12 characteristics can help you determine whether someone is actually genuine and authentic.

Why We Should Be Having More Meaningful Conversations
Introverts hate small talk. They prefer to dive into deep conversations. Research is now verifying that deep discussions are good for you, making you happier. If you have trouble having meaningful discussions, this article gives you some direction on how to initiate them.

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life
Journaling gives you powerful access to your creativity and being able to find solutions. Research shows that it can improve your health and well being. This article focuses on how to use it to organize and streamline your day for maximum efficiency. But the writer also goes into many of the other benefits that keeping a journal brings.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jan 252017
 

Flagstaff ArboretumPeople Love Working with Extraverts, Until the Going Gets Tough
New research shows that the extrovert advantage has its limits. Extroverts are at an advantage in business. But when there are conflicts and disagreements, people tend to resent their style of handling it. Introverts, however, tend to navigate the storms more smoothly because of their unique strengths.

9 Ways To Differentiate Real Friends And Toxic Friends
Everyone has had a toxic friend in some degree at one time or another. They can gaslight you and make you think that they’re the only one who has your back, when the opposite is true. This is a very simple infographic that illustrates the differences between these real and toxic friends.

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mindset in 20 Minutes
These tried and true tips will help you take on the day with confidence. You’ll be able to reset your attitude, become more positive and have a more productive day. You’ll notice a tremendous difference within just a couple of weeks.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Nov 162016
 

GC-RimTr-sm-092125 Tricks To Set Your Mindset For Success
You probably have many goals you want to achieve. Whether these goals are for business, home, family, or self-improvement, setting your mindset for success is key. Without a proper mindset you may find yourself distracted by the unpredictability of daily life. This article suggests how to create better habits and make better decisions.

How to get massively motivated in less than 60 seconds
Most people struggle with motivation every single day. They get distracted by what’s immediate, rather than what they need to focus on. This article gives detailed instructions on how to get yourself motivated and stay that way.

Introvert Hangovers Can Be Really Rough
Introverts generally enjoy socializing with other people, but there comes a time when they get overwhelmed. They need some alone time to recharge. This article dives into how it feels when introverts haven’t had the alone time they need.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Oct 122016
 

GC-RimTrail-sm-0923A Practical Guide To Reframing Your Thoughts And Making Yourself Happier
We’re always worrying, thinking of negative scenarios, but most of those disasters never occur. But they affect us and keep us disturbed, and reduce our enjoyment of life. Learn some techniques to stop that destructive cycle and put yourself in a healthier, happier frame of mind.

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different
If you prefer quiet over loud, a single companion over a group, or to stay home reading rather than go to a party, you’re probably an introvert. Research has discovered a major difference in the brains of introverts and extroverts that make them the way they are. Learn about these brain changes so you can understand why you’re the way you are.

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Should Be The First Thing You Do Every Morning
Instead of heading towards the coffee pot first thing in the morning, Amy Cuddy, a Harvard researcher, suggests you stretch. And not just any stretching. She says you should stretch in a specific way that helps build your confidence. This article also includes a her TEDTalk on how body language shapes who you are.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jun 222016
 

Sunset Crater, Flagstaff AZThe Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life
Two recent studies suggest that the right amount of exercise for a long life is less than you might expect. Any amount of exercise is better than none. Exercise is known to reduce risks for many diseases and premature death. But it hasn’t come with precise dosing instructions. Now we have a better idea of how much is optimal.

Why you should stop talking to your car
Talking is basically human and we’re wired for it. But recent studies find that verbally interacting with your car is distracting. This article describes the three reasons why talking to your car interferes with your ability to drive safely.

15 Things Introverts Do Best
About 50% of the population identifies as introvert. Introverts are misunderstood in a society geared to extroverts. Extroverts tend to take center stage, while the introverts prefer to work from behind the scenes. This article highlights some of the strengths that introverts bring to the party.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Apr 192016
 

Kendrick Mountain from SnowbowlResearchers say the ‘success syndrome’ could explain why your best employees are quitting
Researchers assert that a steady increase in collaborative work is undermining organizations’ performance. Essentially, the more valuable you are to the company, the more demands get placed on you. This article interviews one of the researchers about how this process typically unfolds and what can be done to prevent it.

Science Says People Who Enjoy Being Alone Are More Likely To Be Successful
Although success is something we all hope to achieve, it can be a real struggle. You might think the extroverts of the world have the best shot at achieving their life goals, but science disagrees. A tendency to enjoy your alone time over socializing can actually help you achieve ultimate success. Learn why.

Tap your holiday stress-busting super power: Breathing
This strategy isn’t just for holiday stress, it’s also for the everyday stress you experience. Training yourself to breathe properly can reverse the negative physiological responses that stress creates. It reduces physical tension, promotes mindfulness, and helps you rest, which gives you more resources to handle the day-to-day grind.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart