How to Acknowledge Then Silence the Fearful Inner Critic in Your Brain with 3 Enlightening Mindfulness Techniques

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We all have a voice inside our heads that tells us we’re not good enough. Some of the mindfulness techniques that I help clients learn deal this exact problem. “I can’t do this,” the voice says. “I’ll never get what I want.” “I’m not smart enough.” “Why even try?” This is your inner critic, and, as much as it gets in the way of your goals, it’s only trying to protect you. When you want …

Confidence in the Workplace Training? Experts Suggest This ONE Thing

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As a life coach who has helped many professionals manage their career goals and realize their ambitions, I’ve seen plenty of cases of low confidence. All people lack confidence at one point or another, and what I can tell you is that it is possible to feel self-assured, even for those who have never felt it before. What people need is a little bit of confidence in the workplace training to give themselves the boost …

How Does Chronic Stress Cause Weight Gain? It’s Not the Stress-Eating

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People who suffer from chronic stress know one thing for sure: stress is no fun if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. According to a report published in Cell Metabolism this year, when stress is chronic, fat cells form at a higher rate than normal. You can thank a certain type of hormone called glucocorticoids (say that five times fast), which run rampant when we’re stressed out. I know from experience, and from what …

3 Mindfulness Tips to Prevent Your Phone from Blocking REAL Connections

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When I first thought of writing this blog, I didn’t know whether a few mindfulness tips would be enough to combat the ever-growing hold that our smartphones have on us today. The numbers just seemed too steep. Only two years ago in 2016, 77 percent of adults in the U.S. owned a smartphone. Smartphone use seems to begin earlier and earlier, with a whole generation using phones and tablets from as young as three years …

How to Accomplish Your Goals: 3 Tips to Help You Be an Achiever

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If you want to learn how to accomplish your goals, consider this—your brain craves routine, even when the routine you’ve created for yourself is unhealthy. I’ve worked with many people who want to set and accomplish their goals, and one thing I’ve noticed is that it doesn’t really matter how big or how small the goal is: if you want to accomplish something, you’ve got to focus on the process and tweak it to suit …