Mar 302017
 

Woman with outstretched arms How To Be Happy: 12 Things You Should Do Today
Happiness is always available to us, but it comes from within, not from external factors. This article breaks down the habits you should learn into 4 stages. Each stage takes one week to complete and has actionable steps. Within a month, you’ll see significant improvement in your ability to experience happiness.

How to Choose a Type of Mindfulness Meditation
Most new meditators get confused about which meditation practice to use.A new study examines the benefits from four different kinds of meditations. Using this information, you can choose which practice you want to cultivate. But the best kind of meditation is the one you actually do.

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life
Our habits create our lives. They make us or break us, and steer us to failure or success. To lead a more fulfilling and satisfying life, we have to develop habits that cause us to make decisions that are beneficial for us. Your happiness and peace of mind are in your hands.

~ 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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Mar 022017
 

GC-RimTr-sm-0921If You’re Busy But Still Find Your Hard Work Doesn’t Pay Off, You Probably Lack This Important Skill
Most people get lost in the confusion of their daily tasks. They deal with what’s right in front of them instead of prioritizing what’s important. This article shares a tool to help decipher what tasks need to be addressed more immediately than others.

Going On Vacation Can Actually Change Your Gene Activity
Do you take time off? If you do, you reduce your stress (no surprise) and increase your immune function. Researcher have found that those who went to a meditation retreat, and continued meditating, continued the beneficial effects on their cells for months. Learn some of the other benefits this type of vacation could bring.

Interpersonal Skills: Interpersonal Definition, Communication Skills and Examples
This is an in-depth article concerning leadership and skills you need for success. Some of these skills have gotten lost in our technological revolution. This article will give you some direction on how to cultivate some of those communication abilities so that you connect better with the people around you.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Feb 092017
 

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowChoosing positivity lets us get in touch with our emotions
When we’re controlled by negative emotions, then we react without thinking. This can be very destructive to our lives and relationships. But we have a choice what to think, which affects our feelings. This article describes the challenge we face and why it’s so important to choose well.

8 Habits of Considerate People
Being kind and considerate makes people more open to us and what we want. Neuroscience is beginning to show us that the impulse to beg considerate is stronger than a self-serving instinct. Learning how you can be considerate will not only further your career, but it is healthier for you.

If You Want To Lead Your Life More Effortlessly, You Should Embrace This New Mindset
Sometimes, when we don’t achieve a goal in the time frame we expected or how we wanted, we get discouraged. At those times, the mind tries to give us an easy out, but one that makes us feel helpless. Instead of accepting the lie the mind is telling us, it’s more empowering to shift it to another mindset. This mindset is more empowering and compassionate, and encourages us to try again in a different way.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Feb 012017
 

Grand Canyon Colorado RiverSay This, Not That: 7 Responses for Common Negative Thoughts
Our mental chatter defines us and our world, even though the chatter may be wrong. Once you realize you aren’t your thoughts, and that they come and go, it gives you freedom and control. You can reprogram your automatic thoughts with persistence, and here are some positive thoughts to install.

This Is Your Body On Stress
Your body was designed to protect you from physical threats. But when we live in a modern society, most of those threats are mental or emotional. But our bodies react to them the same as they did to our ancestor reacting to a saber toothed tiger attacking. This is a wonderful infographic explaining how the different areas of your brain and body react to stress.

All The Productivity Tips You Need In 9 Infographics
Some people are able to juggle their work and private lives without breaking a sweat. They aren’t superhuman, they’ve just learned some tips on how to get things done more efficiently. This is a great infographic showing you what to do, and not do, to make your days more productive and your life more harmonious.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jan 182017
 

GC-Sunset-4-16-0742-smWant to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit
In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain. Those who practiced this habit increased their IQ by an average of 23 percent and the effect was lasting. There were also several other beneficial side-effects. And you can have these results in as little as 4 days.

Science Says The Seed Of Depression Is Hidden In Your Gut, Not Your Brain
Scientists have discovered that the cause of depression, anxiety, and several other disorders, including autism and hyperactivity, have been linked to abnormalities in the intestinal tract. The good news is that you can do make some simple changes to improve the quality of your intestinal health.

5 Simples Strategies for Conquering Self-Doubt
Most people, at some time or other, have feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. Unfortunately, it holds you back from living up to your potential and can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Try these remedies to get yourself unstuck from the quicksands of self-doubt.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Create More Space for Your Dream

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Jan 172017
 

Are you always trying to put more and more into an already overloaded life and schedule? You’re eventually going to run out of time and space to work on your dream. The only way you can remedy this is to let go of things that aren’t helping any longer. Learn why it’s so important and how you can create more space in your life.



~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Nov 012016
 

GC-RimTr-sm-09184 Signs Of Seemingly Nice People With Hidden Motives
Sometimes we mistake what a person is like, based on how they appear. We don’t see through them to who they truly are until it’s too late. There are usually red flags that signal us that all isn’t as it seems. This article describes some of these valuable signs.

Visual: The Effects of Mindfulness
This is a series of infographics showing the positive effects of meditation and mindfulness. The effects impact the mind, body and emotions. It also describes the difference between meditation and mindfulness.

5-Step Formula For Interrupting Anxiety and Negativity
This article describes evidence based strategies to reduce stress and anxiety. Each of these techniques interrupts the neural circuits involved in negative feelings, emotions, and thoughts.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Oct 282016
 

GC-RimTrail-sm-0923This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making
Everyone makes a bad decision now and then. It’s not always easy to know why that happens. This infographic can help you identify some of the reasons so you can make better decisions in the future.

Create a Vision Board To Reach Your Goals
One of the most challenging parts of achieving goals is sticking with them. A vision board can be a wonderful tool for reminding yourself about your goals each day and keep them fresh in your mind. This article provides specific directions on how to create one.

How to Complain Less
Complaining is almost never a positive reaction to our circumstance. However, it’s rarely a healthy response, and affects every area of your life. This article lists not only the consequences of complaining, but 8 tips on how to do it less frequently.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Sparks of Insight

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Oct 142016
 

Sparks of InsightWhat thoughts are you depositing in your mind? Your mind is like a bank, your thoughts attract others like them, whether they’re positive or negative. They compound, which means they grow in a similar fashion. If you dwell on fear or anger, they’ll increase into anxiety or hostility. However, by putting your attention mainly on peace and harmony, those will propagate into serenity and joy. You’re in charge of your thoughts. Be aware of their direction and deposit the kind you want.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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