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Learning for Life

Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who keeps learning stay young.” While many of us couldn’t wait to get out of school so we could take a permanent break from the books that dominated our lives for so many years, the truth is that learning is what makes life interesting and fun. Recent studies also suggest that lifelong learning is an important factor in warding off a host of mental disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

If you are feeling like it is time to hoist yourself out of the rut that you call life, perhaps it is high time you threw yourself into learning something new.

Laughter is the Best Medicine: Cultivating a Sense of Humor

A robust sense of humor can help you manage stress more effectively and even enhance your quality of life overall. The mere act of laughter provides a host of health benefits that positively impact the mind, body and spirit.

Nearly everyone enjoys a good laugh on occasion, but few realize the very real health benefits this act offers. Thankfully, we have plenty of reasons why it is good to laugh, as well as a few tips for developing a sense of humor if your mood tends toward the sour rather than the sweet.

Physical Benefits of Laughter

Bidding Farewell to the Green-Eyed Monster

Just about all of us feel pangs of jealousy at one time or another, from the man who watches one of his co-workers get the promotion he wanted to the woman who sees her best friend date the guy she originally had her eye on.

For most, jealousy is a fleeting passion that we learn to overcome if we are to maintain healthy relationships and a positive quality of life. Besides, most of the things that make us jealous just aren’t all that important in the grand scheme of life, right?

10 Tips for More Effective Networking

Networking is an essential component to a successful professional life, but the process of networking does not come naturally to most people. The good news is that you can learn networking skills that will help you succeed in all types of business situations, creating a positive, lasting impression on those around you. We have 10 tips to help you make the most of your networking opportunities.

  1. Be Genuine

    Honesty is the best policy in all of your networking efforts, so don’t be afraid to let your genuine self shine. If you try to build yourself up by embellishing facts, you will probably be found out soon enough. Those who are less than truthful in networking circles will probably be remembered – but not for the right reasons.

5 Character-Building Steps to Take in Your Life

Character building is a concept we often hear attributed to children, but this process does not stop once one reaches adulthood. The building blocks of character must continue to be cultivated and practiced throughout life if you are going to be the best person you can be.

We have five character building steps to take in your own life that will help you assume leadership roles, enhance your relationships and become a positive influence on those around you.

Do the Right Thing

What is Life Coaching?

Everyone has goals and aspirations in life, but some appear to be more adept at identifying and achieving those goals than others. If you are one of the many who has trouble accomplishing what you set out to do, perhaps a life coach can help. These professional individuals team up with their clients to help them accurately identify goals, formulate a game plan for meeting them, and stay on task until the goals are finally reached.

What does a Life Coach do?

Social Anxiety: What it is and How to Overcome it

Everyone feels nervous in some types of social situations, but if your life is actually governed by your fear of interacting with others, you may be suffering from social anxiety. This mental disorder causes fear and anxiety from the simplest interactions like talking on the phone, writing a check, or eating a meal in public. A person suffering from social anxiety is afraid she is being judged and criticized by others.

Say Goodbye to Clutter and Live Stress-Free

Clutter is a common ground for many people today, as our material-driven culture encourages us to collect more and more stuff to keep pace with the neighbors next door. However, when the stuff becomes too much to handle, clutter is the result.

Clutter can affect every aspect of your life, from negatively impacting your time management abilities to causing you to feel overwhelmed and depressed.

If clutter is taking over your life, we can help. Clean away those troubles with these tips for getting rid of clutter for good, so you can enjoy more stress-free days and a higher quality of life overall.

Are You Emotionally Healthy? How to know

It used to be that psychologists attributed measurable factors like success to a person’s overall happiness. However, more recent research indicates that in fact, it is the other way around. Those who are more positive by nature also tend to persevere in life until they reach their goals. People with good emotional health also tend to have more fulfilling relationships and can bounce back more effectively from adversity in life.

This article will help you determine your own emotional health and give you tips for improving it.

What is Emotional Health?

10 Tips for Better Relaxation

You probably hear mental health gurus stress the need to relax during the day, but for those who live in a rush-rush world, relaxation may seem to be a foreign concept. Just what exactly is relaxation and why do we need it? And if we need it, how do we get it?

If relaxation seems like an elusive concept reserved for yogis and the laid-back crowd, it’s time to get savvy to exactly how to let your hair down and let it all hang out. We have 10 tips that will relieve your stress and relax your body so you are recharged for life’s business once again.