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Goals are easy to set, but can feel near impossible to meet. Learn to use self-awareness to harness your inner power to change.

Prepare Yourself for Change in 4 Basic Steps

By recognizing your unspoken hesitations about achieving your goals, you can address them and prepare yourself to create the change you want.

Finding Peace and Happiness in Your Busy World

Modern life often moves at a hectic pace with little time to relax. Learning to balance the activity with inner calm can help you discover greater contentment and inner peace.

A Simple Way to Be Happier, Healthier, and More Successful

Inadequate sleep may be undermining you in ways you don’t realize, or don’t take seriously. The solution is simple; if only you’d give it a try.

Feel Good About Your Eating and Your Weight

You can lose excess weight and keep it off by changing your relationship with your body. You can do it by becoming more compassionately self-aware.

Meet Any Challenge With This Tip

If fear of or embarrassment from making mistakes stops you in your tracks, it's time to harness your inner resources.

Don't Scratch That Itch! How to Stop Ruminating

When an unwanted thought follows you like a stalker – unwilling to leave you alone – there is a way to lose it. You just need to learn how.

When Gratitude Works; and When It Doesn't

Many people find that gratitude helps them to savor life. The secret lies in what they choose to be grateful for and how willing they are to open themselves up.

Develop This Trait to Become a Successful, Confident Person

You can learn to be a successful person personally and professionally by nurturing benevolent curiosity.

Why No One Deserves Your Compassion More Than You Do

Combining self-compassion with criticism of your actions, not yourself, can help you achieve success.

Social Media Fosters Insecurity: How to Overcome It

Social media and the internet can make you feel inferior… if you let it.

Do This When You Want to Quit

When you feel like you might as well give up, it’s time to reconsider your situation. Despite how you feel, you can move forward… even if not in the direction you expected.

Love and the Fear of Loss

Love is magnificent to experience and incredibly painful to lose. This very reality may leave you guarded against love; but you have the power to open back up to it.

The Key to Unlocking Your Happiness

Want to feel happier in your life? Begin by becoming an expert in yourself and in what it is to be human.

Five Ways to Help Become Your Ideal Self

Disappointed or unhappy with yourself? You don’t need to live with that feeling. With the proper perspective on your daily life, you can learn how to be closer to your ideal self.

Save Yourself from Loneliness

The irony of feeling alone in the world is that you are in good company. By learning to have self-compassion for this very human dilemma, you can reconnect with world around you.

The Secret to a Fulfilling Life

You can make your life exciting and fulfilling, leaving boredom behind. It will take effort and courage. But it is a choice that you can make.

Overcome Feeling Like a Fraud or Failure

Success often brings unexpected anxieties and feelings of being a fraud. When this happens, you may press for more accomplishments or accolades. But this only seems to perpetuate your anxieties. Despite what it seems, there is a way out of the seemingly unending self-doubt and self-criticism.

Fear Failure? Here’s a Note to Your Inner Critic

You, like many people, might motivate yourself by being self-critical. You might expect that you need to do this to succeed. But what if you're wrong? What if you're hurting more than helping yourself?

What to Do When Life Hurts

Adversity can cut deep, like a psychic dagger. The pain is real, and the psychic scar can last a lifetime. While you probably wouldn’t choose adversity, you can choose how to respond to it. You can choose to listen to what it has to teach and to be better in some way for the lessons it offers.

How to Beat Boredom

People can feel imprisoned by their boredom. They are stuck in feeling restless and unmotivated with no hope of finding freedom. But there is a way out. Much like any prison break, your way out is to begin by tunneling down.

Personal Growth 101: Letting Go of Self-Improvement

Too often striving to be a better person means rejecting the person you are. This can be demoralizing and undermine your motivation to make changes. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you value who you are AND strive to improve, you will flourish as a person.

Don't Let Fear Stop You

You, like many people, may criticize yourself for being stopped by your fears. If you are tired of feeling beaten down by this, there is another option. You can kindly, but firmly, encourage yourself to face them. This compassionate approach can help you overcome your fears as it also helps you to feel good about yourself.

Anxious? Your Body May Be Trying to Tell You Something

Many people try to ignore, deny, or suppress their emotions. As an emotional energy builds within, they are unable to identify its source. The result? Anxiety. The cure? Increasing self-awareness and affect tolerance.

Your Anxiety Might Be a Healthy Sign

There is certainly a reason for all that anxiety you are feeling, but it may not be what you fear. Instead of being a symptom of something wrong, it might mean that your body is working well and trying to tell you something. It might mean that you need to slow down.

Learn to Take Back Control When Emotions Rise to Power

We’ve all had those times after a difficult situation when we’ve said, “I wish I had…” While being human involves having to face that we will always make mistakes, you don’t have to be at the whim of your emotions. You can learn to think more clearly even in the midst of powerful feelings.

No Longer Alone: How to Help Others "Get" You

If you are one of the many people who are “afflicted” with loneliness, it is extremely important that you know there is hope. You can help yourself to feel more connected to the world around you.

How to Slow Down Your Busy Life

If you feel overwhelmed by the pace of your life, it is time that you slow it all down and take back control. It will make your life better and you happier. You can do this by using four basic approaches.

Self-Motivate Successfully

Some people are masters of avoiding criticism; so much so that it’s the secret to their success. Unfortunately, such success is relatively hollow -- a temporary reprieve from the near constant challenges of proving themselves. There is a better way; an approach to success that allows people to be inherently motivated to pursue their dreams and enjoy the journey.

Hell Is No Place to Hang Out

If you are in emotional anguish, it is difficult to make it through each moment, never mind putting in the extra effort to drag yourself out of it. Yet, there are ways for you to find hope for a better future and to heal yourself.