Standing on Your Own Two Feet …at the bottom of the abyss
My chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma started just four weeks after I got the cancerous vertebrae removed from my lower back. They’d inserted a metal cage inserted in its place, to hold my back together. The doctor said this procedure would keep me from being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I had just turned 33 years old. But there I was: back in a wheelchair.  Already. Just two chemo infusions into the long process ahead of me and I was responding so poorly that my body could no longer walk. I was feeling vulnerable, scared and scarred. I was dropping weight and popping pain pills. It was a t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristi Nelson Tags: confidence creativity depression featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement cancer empowerment healing inspiration motivation Source Type: blogs

Want to Change Your Life? Discover the Transformative Power of Spiritual Guidance.
Sometimes it takes going through the most challenging of times to tap into our biggest well of life-changing potential. As the world continues to battle the ongoing pandemic, I want to share a story of hope with you — mine. In the wake of a broken relationship, a shattered career, and a traumatic back injury, I discovered that I could tap into the endless well of spiritual guidance that was all around me any time I chose — and you can, too. Connecting with spirit and trusting the messages and guidance you receive means: Less conflict, drama, and stress in your life. You can finally stop staying stuck i...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Diane Cole Tags: creativity featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement confidence healing pickthebrain spiritual guidance Transformation Source Type: blogs

How To Make Your Dream Job a Reality
Getting your dream job needs a lot of hard work and patience. All you need is to take the first step and open the door to your dream and your career. Listed below is a guide that will help you as you make your dream job a reality. 1. Do the Research Before you begin building your career, you must first comprehend what it entails. Search engines like Google and Bing can help you figure out what you don't understand. Doing some research will also help you figure out where to begin with your dream. Here are some research questions to consider: •           Researc...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tracie Johnson Tags: career confidence featured happiness self-improvement success dream job how to get hired self improvement Source Type: blogs

Tenacity in Children: the dynamic instincts that exist in each child from birth and the prominent role they play in the course of a child ’s development
In the first book we co-authored, Raising Resilient Children, we defined resilience as a process of competent functioning under duress and adversity.  We identified the components of a “resilient mindset” and included self-discipline as one of these components.  As we continued to elaborate our understanding of a resilient mindset and the behaviors associated with this mindset, we came to appreciate that self-discipline deserved separate and special attention.  We perceived self-discipline to be the inner control required to focus and direct us as we engage in activities that reinforce resilience...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Goldstein Tags: confidence family featured self-improvement children raising children self improvement tenacity Source Type: blogs

The Benefits of Taking a Break from Alcohol
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are serious issues across the nation. In fact, there are over 95,000 alcohol-related deaths each and every year. Despite how problematic alcohol can be, it is still the most used substance across the country – many don’t realize the risks and health-related problems associated with alcohol. Before we look at how taking even a short break can help you in the long-term let’s first look at the major risks associated with excessive alcohol use and binge drinking. Major Risks of Alcohol Use When it comes to alcohol abuse, there are many issues that can occur – from l...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Gilmore Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness productivity tips self-improvement addiction alcohol self improvement Source Type: blogs

9 Unconventional Ways to Manage Stress This Summer
After the tumultuous events of 2020, you might still be dealing with higher stress levels than usual. The problem compounds if you are one of the many facing continued uncertainty in the pandemic’s wake. While it’s natural to feel concerned, excess pressure can wreak havoc on your health. How can you blow off some steam in a healthy way? Why not try one of these nine unconventional ways to manage stress this summer? 1. Roam If You Want To There’s good news on the horizon if your stress stems from a nasty case of wanderlust. The European Union plans to allow fully vaccinated American tourists to r...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: career confidence creativity family featured health and fitness productivity tips self-improvement covid happiness self improvement stress management summer Source Type: blogs

What I Learned By Trying Different Productivity Hacks
Productivity has always been a fascination of mine. I think this is because me and time have always had a lousy relationship. Thinking about all the work I wanted to accomplish, and then realizing how little time it felt was given to me seemed to leave me in a constant state of anxiety. So, it became my determination to discover how the most productivity could be squeezed out of each day. Not only was I wanting to do more, but the work I was doing needed to be effective. After all, there is no point in doing a bunch of work if it lacks quality. As I embarked on my journey to find the most optimal ways to increase the...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: elistraw Tags: creativity featured productivity tips self-improvement success Source Type: blogs

How to Avoid Allergies This Spring
Spring comes every year, and every year people across the world are bombarded with runny noses, red eyes, and uncontrollable sneezing. Spring allergies are more than just an inconvenience—they can completely derail your day and keep you from leaving your home.  But you don’t have to hide indoors all spring to avoid all the pollen in the air. Here are six ways to keep your allergies at bay this year so you can enjoy the warming weather. Avoid Wearing ‘Outside Clothes’ Inside Every time you go outside, your clothes pick up microscopic pollutants, dirt, and pollen. When you get home after...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Davis Tags: featured health and fitness allergies Spring Source Type: blogs

3 Tips To Help You Avoid Feeling Burnt Out
Had you known adult life would've been so stressful, perhaps you would've remained a child. Regardless, confronting life's difficulties is part of all our lives. Letting those confrontations burn you out is easier than it sounds. When you've been starting to waiver, you might wonder what's going wrong? Burnout can be caused by many things. Fortunately, we've all been in your shoes, and we've learned several ways to overcome those difficulties. 1. Learning How to Better Manage Your Time First and foremost, time seems to be the common denominator among most cases of burnout. Learning how to manage time more effectively...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: creativity depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement success burnout pickthebrain stress time management Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Gently Adjust to Life as A New Mom
Being a new parent of any kind is hard, but being a brand new mom can feel like an absolute challenge. Whether you are surrounded by other brand new moms who are making it look easy as pie or you feel like you’re the only new mom in your friend group and all you want is a little bit of help, being a new mom comes with so much uncharted territory. Although the adjustment might not feel like the most familiar place, you have the power to thrive in your new mom life. Each family, parent and child have their own individual needs. And while you are living in your own unique experience, leaning on the support of those a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: family featured psychology self-improvement success motherhood new mom self improvement Source Type: blogs

How AI Is Reshaping Medicine As We Know It
AI has already made an incredible impact on most of our daily lives as it continues to seamlessly integrate with all of our daily functions.  The next sector that AI is affecting in a meaningful way is the future of healthcare which has seen rapid change and momentous shifts. AI has already impacted research and analysis so greatly that it has already produced a few cures and solutions. However, AI has also affected the creation of pharmaceutical drugs and impacted when and how they are created.  Research and development With every new technology, we are given new opportunities to blaze a new path as ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Romy Tags: featured health and fitness internet culture AI artificial intelligence medicine pickthebrain the future Source Type: blogs

Ten Self Love Tips for the ‘New Normal’
When I married myself five years ago, it was to celebrate self love - to stop chasing the 'happily ever after' and start living the 'happily ever now'. Since then, I've no longer felt the need to apologise for my single status and have found being a sologamist very empowering. I really enjoy my own company and find peace in solitude. So, last year, when the Coronavirus struck, I thought I'd cope with a solo lockdown ok, after all, I'm no stranger to filling my own cup! However, it didn't take long before I found myself plunging into despair. The months of isolation stretching ahead of me felt insurmountable and I starte...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Tanner Tags: career creativity featured happiness health and fitness philosophy productivity tips psychology self-improvement success covid empathy new normal self improvement wfh Source Type: blogs

The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself
When I was a little kid, I loved summer. When I think back on those lazy days of day camp, I remember playing soccer in the park for hours, swimming in the local pool, overnight camping in the woods — it was all so easy. Now that I’m a mom with my own elementary-school kid, though, scheduling summer camps seems ANYTHING but easy. Last year, I filled a full notebook page with options, dates, and costs for swim lessons, week-long adventure camps, and after-care experiences. Charting all this took me four hours. By the end of it, my heart was beating a little faster, and my blood pressure was rising. I showed t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Whitney Casares Tags: career family happiness productivity tips success motherhood pickthebrain self improvement working mom Source Type: blogs

5 Secrets to a Stress-Free, Happy, Healthy Family
   Creating a happy and connected family in the modern world can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Everyone is working tirelessly to make ends meet, technology seems to control our everyday life, and stress has become prevalent among both adults and children. Certainly, grandparents or elderly people in general want to catch sight of their families being connected and content no matter how life turns around. Fortunately, there are secrets you can put into practice to create a stress-free, happy, healthy family in today’s world. 1.     Eat, Play, Show Love, and Build a Strong Con...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisa Tags: family featured motivation psychology relationships happiness pickthebrain stress Source Type: blogs

Meaningful Careers: Get Paid and Help the World
Conclusion The list of jobs that help humanity is endless. Some require advanced education, some require a high school diploma, and some only require an altruistic soul. Continue being a nice person, loving humanity, and getting all the additional training you can get, and soon enough, an opportunity to make money out of your good heart will fall in your lap. Elisa is an expert in education coaching who focuses on helping students entering undergraduate programs. She is an enthusiastic contributor eager to promote personal growth through sharing their expertise with others. Elisa has extensive expertise in advisi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisa Tags: career featured happiness philosophy productivity tips success inspiration motivation pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

What Can We Do About the Coronavirus?
With the coronavirus and runoff reactions making their way into so many aspects of our lives, I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight actions that we can all take on from a personal skills perspective to minimize impact. The critical interface between this disease (and many others) and our personal and communal wellbeing is specifically our immune system. Besides basic cautionary behavior in avoiding ways and places in which we can contract the disease – some of which are not entirely in our control – our primary line of proactive defense is augmenting our immune system as best we can. ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: darrellcalkinspublications Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self education self-improvement coronavirus covid_19 how to cope Source Type: blogs

7 Tips To Help With Insomnia Naturally And Quickly
A healthy lifestyle revolves around the daily habits and dietary aid you include in your life. It is one of the significant factors behind long-term wellness and disease-free life. If you wish to enhance your lifestyle, you must be willing to make the essential changes. From the excessive intake of sugar-laden snacks to your meals’ timing, everything affects your health in the long run. Also, it contributes to lack of sleep and constant sleep disturbances now and then. But, you can get rid of the signs of insomnia with minimal lifestyle changes and natural aids. Here are the top ways in which you can achieve a ref...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca R Tags: depression featured health and fitness self-improvement health benefits of sleep insomnia pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Why Journaling as a Practice is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself
Fill your paper, with the breathings of your heart'- William Wordsworth. I had made a new pal over the last few years. She's resilient against stress, cheap, accommodating, trusting, and takes my nasties all the time. She's ready to be my punching bag, therapist, friend, and priest all rolled in one. She has no judgment or opinion and accepts me as I am, the good, bad, and ugly- and that, friends, is my Penzu app. The first time I heard about it, I knew I reached kingdom come. It is an online diary journal with dates and is free for the most part. In Penzu, I write my deepest darkest thoughts an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lana Tags: creativity featured happiness self-improvement writing tips Source Type: blogs

How I Support My Local Communities & Why It ’s Good for My Health
I have been involved in my local community for many years. Even before the pandemic started, I found great joy in supporting those in my community. Although this time is hard right now, and people have to social distance, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to pour in time and love to the people and businesses around us! Our communities need us now more than ever. If you can provide any kind of support to your local community, I highly encourage you to do so. Once the days of COVID-19 are behind us, continue to bring your community together. The Importance of Community Involvement Being involved in...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured happiness health and fitness motivation philosophy self-improvement community mental health volunteering Source Type: blogs

Life-Changing Advice for Veterans & Their Families
            In today’s society and culture veterans and their families are finding it very difficult to cope and adjust to life outside the military. Some of the issues that arise for veterans range from mental health, physical and adapting/integrating fully into the civilian world.             Mental health is a massive concern amongst all veterans and current service members. The military while on active duty has placed a stigma on seeking mental health for any reason while on active duty. This stigma re...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Power Tags: depression family featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement mental health pickthebrain veterans Source Type: blogs

5 Ways You Can Find More Time To Read (Even If You Have A Jam-Packed Calendar)
The biggest complaint of the modern world is not having enough time to read. As you already know, there are tremendous benefits to reading. But even people who are avid readers struggle to make the time to read, especially because advancement in technology has made reading compete with tempting screen-relaxation activities.  Like everyone else, I hoped to get a ton of reading done in 2021. But I found that I often leaving many novels midway because I was so far behind that I had forgotten the plot of the story.  I decided to take reading seriously and set up some strategies that allowed me more time to read...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips reading self-improvement self improvement time management Source Type: blogs

High-Performance Habits That Get Fast and Major Results
Hi I’m Adam Mortimer creator of the Achieve Today Certification program and High-Performance Coach. I help high achieving people be their best selves. They come to me with a range of various problems to solve but many of them take a similar form, and a recent interaction I had was a simplified version of that very problem. I had a client come to me because she was having trouble taking action. In order to move her career forward and reach her full potential she needed to be reaching out, making contacts and pursuing opportunities. And yet when she came to me she admitted to not making any effort in that sense in o...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Mortimer Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips success habits self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Break Free From People-Pleasing
I’m a recovering people pleaser. I went out of my way to help others, often at my own expense. I'm also an introvert. Setting boundaries and speaking up isn’t something that comes naturally to me.  The day I realised something had to change was when I found myself sitting on an office floor, sniffing the armpits of men's shirts that had been worn. A people pleaser is someone who goes out of their way to make others happy. They try incredibly hard to make everything right, often at the expense of their own time or resources.  If you resonate with the below list, you may be a people pleas...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: daisysimonis Tags: confidence featured happiness psychology self-improvement motivation people pleasers self improvement Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Benefits of Acupuncture for Workplace Stress and Pain
Originated thousands of years ago, acupuncture is a TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). It's based on the premise that a disturbance or a blockage in the flow of life energy of the body, can cause health issues. What acupuncturists do is insert needles that are very thin. These needles are inserted on specific acupuncture points all over the body in order to restore the flow of body energy, to balance its energy, and also to stimulate healing to promote relaxation. According to traditional Chinese medicine, on the human body, there are around 1000 acupuncture points, each one of them lying on an invisible channel of ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lilly Partin Tags: featured health and fitness acupuncture self improvement Source Type: blogs

4 Productivity Lessons From 1 Year Into the COVID Pandemic
I thought that the stay-at-home order would be about 1 month and we would be back in the office. I guess my hopeful optimism didn’t work. Now that we are nearing one year from when the first stay-at-home order was put into place on March 19, I thought it would be helpful to provide some learnings from 1 year into the pandemic. Productivity isn’t the same Yes, I save the 20 minutes commute every day, but that may mean that I don’t have as many productive conversations with co-workers. I find it sometimes tough to have those meaningful conversations that I would normally have in person when using t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: career featured productivity tips self-improvement success covid_19 motivation self improvement wfh Source Type: blogs

8 Foods I ’ve Added to My Diet to Enhance My Health
Some nutritionists believe that food is medicine. I’m not sure if I want to go through life taking nothing but chicken soup every time I get sick, but I pay attention to what I put in my mouth and its effects on my body. As a result, I’ve eliminated many products from my meals over the years, but what I gave up, I made up for in healthier additions. Here are eight foods I’ve added to my diet to enhance my health and why. 1. Beets Your thoughts might not turn to this root vegetable until it’s time to make red beet eggs for your next picnic. However, including more of them in your weekly diet...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement food mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How to Get What You Want Out of Life
If you’re interested in self improvement, you likely spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to get what you want out of life. Many times, it's not a lack of opportunity that stops you from getting what you want, but your own perceived limitations. That's why they say you have to get out of our own way to accomplish our heart’s desires. So, how do you get what you want out of life? Here are eight ways. 1. Be brave. To get what you want, you have to step outside your comfort zone. That's true in work, romance, and all areas of life. When I think about happy couples I've known, for example, they met do...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: laurakconnell Tags: featured happiness motivation philosophy psychology self-improvement success self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Simplify Your Life And Be Happy
Conclusion  These are some of the proven tips you can use to simplify your life.  But don't just read this article and go about your way. Write down three things that you can start this week. Let me know what you're going to try - I'd love to hear about it. And what are your favorite rules for living a more simple life? Brooks is an entrepreneur, sponge, father, husband, & follower of the golden rule.   He’s also addicted to starting new businesses and any food that includes chocolate and peanut butter.  He’s a firm believer in creating multiple streams of income an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: conklbm Tags: confidence featured motivation philosophy self-improvement courage pickthebrain self improvement simple simplicity Source Type: blogs

Hidden Anxiety Symptoms and How to Handle Them
You probably think of anxiety as a mental disorder, and it is. However, psychological distress might not be your first symptom. This condition has a habit of manifesting in sneaky ways. Therefore, you need to use your mindfulness skills to recognize when things aren’t quite right. Here are six hidden anxiety symptoms and how to cope so you can get relief. 1. Intestinal Upset Are you plagued with frequent stomach upset? If so, your fight-or-flight response might be the culprit. When you face danger, your sympathetic nervous system increases blood flow to your heart and muscles and away from your intestines as...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement anxiety mental health mental illness pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Out of Darkness, Spiritual Awakening: 5 Ways We Can Find Healing After 2020
The past year has been a time of nonstop disruption, upending and destabilizing institutions that we often took for granted. Yet throughout history, cataclysmic events have often been followed by times of spiritual awakening. When almost everything we rely upon has been ripped away, we have two choices. We can either fall into despair, hopelessness, and resignation  — and all the paralysis and demoralization that come with that — or we can dig deeper and find the truths and values that sustain us. Instead of agonizing and worrying, find an alternative that feeds your soul. We see there's a trend goin...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rabbi Jacobson Tags: depression featured happiness motivation philosophy psychology self-improvement covid_19 healing pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

What Going To The Park Daily Did For My Creativity
As writers, we often spend hours hunched on our desks, awaiting inspiration. I was sitting there too, staring eye-to-eye at a blank paper. It had been almost three weeks since I had written a single verse of poetry.  The words just weren’t coming to me.  Even at my freelancing gig, I was stuck on an article, unsure where to begin, what to write, and how to proceed. I didn’t know what to do, caught in a muddy writing slump.  Hunting new ways of self-care for creators, I stumbled onto research examining the impact of nature on productivity. The paper proved that being near nature can help ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: creativity featured happiness motivation productivity tips self-improvement writing tips nature pickthebrain slef improvement Source Type: blogs

The OMAD Diet: What is it? And What Are Its Benefits and Drawbacks?
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: diet health and fitness self-improvement omad diet Source Type: blogs

Six Reasons Why Cancer is an Emotional Diagnosis Too
By Cynthia Hayes, Author, The Big Ordeal: Understanding and Managing the Psychological Turmoil of Cancer No matter when you hear the words, “You’ve got cancer,” you are bound to have an emotional reaction. The news is devastating, and the physical challenges that lie ahead are very real. But, unfortunately, that is only half the story. Cancer is an emotional diagnosis too, and our psychological and physical responses to the disease and its treatment are intertwined, coloring the entire experience. Why is cancer so emotional? We fear we will die For millennia, cancer has been a death sentence. So ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Hayes Tags: featured health and fitness philosophy psychology self-improvement cancer healing illness pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Reinvent Yourself Even If You Feel You Can ’t
Conclusion Reinventing yourself is a tough nut to crack. We're changing a way of life we're so used to even though we resent it. It's assuring and familiar. Something our new path doesn't have yet. But with the tips above, you can make the transition smoother. In most cases, the hard choices we make help to simplify our lives. We only need to choose wisely. If you don't feel fulfilled, there's every reason for you to escape that life and chase after a better one. The best time to reinvent yourself was a while ago. The next best time is now. So what are you waiting for? Bio: I'm Jeffrey Sparington...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jeffsparington Tags: confidence creativity featured productivity tips psychology self-improvement success Source Type: blogs

3 Things That Happen When You Have FOMO (+ how to cope!)
FOMO is one of those rational fears that feels irrational, and they are just plain annoying to have. If you didn’t know already, FOMO is the acronym for the Fear Of Missing Out! And when you’re afraid of something, a lot happens to your mind.  Sure, you’re others may laugh at you for stressing about missing meatless monday, but you can’t describe how you were feeling utterly helpless and awful the whole time you couldn’t be there.  And it gets you thinking... What else have you missed out on that you can’t remember?? And you’re absolutely right, y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: sonia d Tags: career depression featured happiness internet culture philosophy psychology FOMO motivation Source Type: blogs

How to Use Your Lunch Break to Boost Productivity When Working from Home
Working from home? If so, you’d be forgiven for suffering the occasional productivity slump. While remote working comes with many benefits, from flexibility to improved work-life balance, being in your home environment can be distracting and uninspiring. If you can relate to this, it’s time for you to harness your lunch hour. Many skip their lunch break to counteract any time lost to lapses in motivation, but by doing this, your productivity is likely to suffer more later in the day. Here are a few things you can do at lunchtime to leave you feeling recharged. Get outside Living and working in the same...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: career featured internet culture motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement success covid wfh work from home Source Type: blogs

The Power of “No” and How It Helps With Anxiety
Saying “no” is a simple act in theory. In practice, most people tend to find it harder than meets the eye. Even when people think they’re good at saying no, requests for time, effort and energy can often plow right through the boundaries that once held firm. When this happens, it can be easy to forget the value of saying “no.” Especially for those who struggle with anxiety — social anxiety being one of the top culprits — saying “no” can be especially difficult in-the-moment when confronted with momentary situations. That’s why it’s important to prepare an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: career confidence depression featured health and fitness productivity tips psychology self-improvement anxiety saying no self improvement Source Type: blogs

The Positive Effects of Self-Directed E-Learning
When it comes to self-directed learning, the learner is the driver. The learner gets to design, conceptualize and evaluate their learning project. Self-directed learning has proved to be a vital tool in developing the competence of the students. However, Worth noting is that self-directed learning does not mean that students should work alone or in isolation. They are allowed to collaborate with educators and their peers. The idea is to enable the students to direct their learning and choose the technique they want to use.  Self-directed learning allows students to learn at their own pace. A learner taking an on...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips reading self education self-improvement Source Type: blogs

How Visualization can Help You Achieve your Goals?
Does visualization really work? Can it really produce the change you want to see? You might be skeptical at first. So let me share a story with you about how visualization can literally change your life. It’ll give you a good idea whether visualization works or not. And it wouldn’t have been possible for me to share these stories with you, if I had not written them in my journal. Everything you’re about to read right now is coming right from my journal and also backed with science. In my journal, I pour my goals and raw emotions. Apply what you see fit. There’s a lot to be learned. Now let&rsq...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ranveer M Tags: confidence creativity featured motivation psychology self-improvement success chess inspiration pickthebrain queen's gambit visualization Source Type: blogs

3 Practical Tips to Love Yourself Unconditionally
Most of us may not have much difficulty in liking ourselves, but can the same be said about loving ourselves unconditionally? Loving yourself unconditionally is not about merely liking yourself on the surface. Instead, it means to love and accept yourself fully, irrespective of whatever flaws you think you may have. But how do you get to a space of loving yourself unconditionally? Here are three steps you can take to help you get there. Spend quality time with yourself We grow to love the people in our lives by spending quality time with them, in the same way cultivating self-love involves spending some quality...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anoopabraham Tags: confidence featured psychology self confidence self-improvement inspiration motivation self growth self love Source Type: blogs

Connect the Dots Looking Backward: How to Shape Your Life with Your Choices
In his 2005 Commencement Speech at Stanford, Steve Jobs said, “You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.” When I first heard this quote as a college student, I felt excited – I wanted to see how the next few years of my life would unfold so that I could connect the dots looking backward. Now, almost a decade out of college and reflecting on my experiences in the last several years, I can confidently say that my life has been a testament to this quote. To share a distilled version of my story – In 2011, during my senior year of...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: angelachoi.co Tags: career confidence featured productivity tips self-improvement success inspiration life choices life purpose motivation self improvement Source Type: blogs

How to Become a Pro in Managing Diabetes during Covid-19?
As a health-conscious person, I always worried about keeping my dad’s diabetes score under control, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic. It had become very challenging for me to keep my dad safe. You might be thinking, why I was so critical during this pandemic. I would love to answer it first before I let you know the steps I implemented to manage the diabetes of my dad during Covid-19. Why I was so critical about Diabetes during Covid-19? The covid-19 virus is still spreading, and we note cases every day. Since diabetes is somewhere linked to Covid-19, it had become so critical for me. Additionally, C...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dharmilshah92 Tags: featured health and fitness self-improvement covid diabetes Source Type: blogs

Leading Broadway ’s Hamilton: 3 Lessons in Managing Perfectionism
Two months into the run of the Broadway musical Hamilton in San Francisco, with the show at the peak of its success across America, I suffered a heart attack. I was the show’s music director—responsible for conducting and maintaining the production in a musical capacity—and I experienced the attack on my walk home after a performance. I was 43 years old. At first, the stress of the job was the chosen culprit, but tests would later prove that years of dubious lifestyle choices associated with my maladaptive perfectionism were the real villain. Endless nights of debauchery, designed to quiet my...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julian Reeve Tags: book reviews creativity depression featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement success perfection perfectionism self improvement self-compassion Source Type: blogs

How Emotional Baggage Clogs Your Cognitive Function
What do you think when you hear the word ‘baggage’? Chances are that, if you aren’t waiting in the security check line at the airport, the term causes a feeling of discomfort. This could be for any number of reasons. Perhaps you have a close friend or family member with emotional baggage that impacts them negatively or has detrimental effects on those around them. Perhaps it’s because you are aware of your own emotional baggage, but you either haven’t addressed it yet or aren’t sure where to start.  This is largely because the term ‘emotional baggage’ is stigmatized. ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: aishaheals Tags: confidence depression featured happiness productivity tips psychology self-improvement emotional baggage inspiration motivation Source Type: blogs

5 Powerful Qualities Of Those Who Are Always Mentally Strong
Being mentally strong is often a choice and something we need to instill in ourselves. It’s not some magical quality that a few of us are lucky to have. Everyone reaches a point in their lives where their mental strength is tested to the limit. It could be a struggling relationship, trouble with your children, or a boss you don’t like working for. However, whatever the challenge is, you need to be strong, and start to view things from a different angle, and take quick action if you want to get through this period quickly. That makes it sound really easy. In truth - it isn’t that easy. Being me...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: career confidence featured happiness motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement inspiration mentally strong pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Stomach Cancer Stage 4 Treatment
Stomach cancer stage 4 is a complex diagnosis. It is the stage of cancer that requires specific treatment options. Is surgery an option for patients with stomach cancer stage 4? Stage 4 stomach cancer is characterized by rapid tumor growth, metastasizing to regional lymph nodes and distant organs (liver, bones, pancreas, less often lungs). With the development of metastases in other organs, characteristic symptoms occur such as jaundice and liver failure with liver damage, ascites with metastases in the peritoneum, bowel obstruction with metastases in the small intestine, etc. Therefore, at the advanced stages, ga...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Booking Health Tags: health and fitness self-improvement cancer stomach cancer treatment Source Type: blogs

Why Is it Important to Know Your Blood Type?
Every person has a specific blood type. To determine your type, the makeup of your red blood cells is analyzed to search for specific proteins, called antigens, in your bloodstream. Not all blood types are compatible, however. This information is critical, especially involving certain medical conditions. Let's look at the different blood types and the concerns that they present. How Is Blood Type Determined? In order to find out what kind of blood you have, you need to have a blood type test. Testing has become so easy these days that you can order the test online and go to a nearby walk-in lab to have the test ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness blood testing blood type pickthebrain self-care Source Type: blogs

Tech Tips to Help Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home
The global pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Amidst rising cases and death rates, our day to day routines are different from what we have ever experienced before.  Regardless of vulnerability, many of us are reducing our time spent outside. From January 2021, the UK is in a national lockdown and restrictions are gradually increasing across different parts of the United States. For some of us, heading to work or to a bar with friends isn’t an option right now. But we can’t just drop everything. Whether we’re self-employed or working for a business, we need to continue working at full capac...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Rumens Tags: confidence featured internet culture productivity tips self-improvement success apps covid_19 pickthebrain tech tips Source Type: blogs

The Benefits of Regular Exercise during a Pandemic
We all have become a little lazy and are inactive in terms of activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 pandemic has disturbed several aspects of our lives. Working from home, online training, and government limitation on gyms has led to a situation where we don’t know where and when to exercise to stay healthy. One more point we like to mention over here is that it is tempting for each one of us to stay away from the healthy routine. But as per medical science and fitness enthusiast, it is always crucial, in normal and abnormal circumstances, to follow a healthy routine for physical and mental well-being....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement covid_19 exercise pandemic self improvement Source Type: blogs

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: How Photography Can Help Your Mental Health
When you look at a photograph, what do you see? Pictures have the unique ability to say the words left unspoken, and taking them can be beneficial for your mental health. Even parents on a busy schedule can benefit from snapping a few photos each day to relax. Hobbies offer the opportunity to enhance your life in ways you’ve never imagined. Keep reading to discover six ways photography can help your mental health. 1. Express Yourself Humans tend to bottle up their emotions and lock them deep within. Unfortunately, burying your feelings does not make them disappear. Over time, these feelings influence your...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: career creativity featured happiness psychology self-improvement mental health photography pickthebrain Source Type: blogs