Monogamy vs. Infidelity: How to Affair Proof Your Marriage and Create Lasting Love
The parallel experiences of treating hundreds of couples over forty-seven years while at the same time learning how to love one woman well have taught me several enduring truths about marriage:   Marriage has never been, nor will it ever be a solution to loneliness. The “institution” of marriage doesn’t offer a quick and painless path to intimacy and love. Marriage is—if nothing else—a challenge: to your ego, your character, your values, your sense of entitlement, your theories about love and commitmentThere is no relationship more powerful, more aptly suited, and more p...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Tobin Tags: family featured happiness jealousy motivation philosophy psychology infidelity relationships romantic partner trust Source Type: blogs

Self-Love Act: Write Yourself A Love Letter
It is easy for us to express our love to others. We dedicate time and effort to be with our beloved family, friends, and special ones. But most of the time we forget to show our love to ourselves. Take this as a reminder and a sign that you need to dedicate some effort to love and take care of yourself. The simplest way to start? Write yourself a love letter. Yes, writing yourself a love letter might sound weird to some of you. Honestly, it was strange to me at first. It is because we got used to treating ourselves as expendable. And it took courage and much support for me to start practicing self-love fully. But howeve...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: fergiev Tags: confidence creativity depression featured psychology self-improvement self-love Source Type: blogs

One Day I ’ll Fly Away, COVID Permitting
With Fall in full swing, many of us are asking “when will I begin to live my life again?” Life involves traveling, yet 2020 was the worst year in tourism history, with 1 billion fewer international arrivals than 2019. And now, after an optimistic summer, travel bookings for Labor Day were down 15% from 2019, indicating that the Delta variant dissuades people from traveling. Still, getting away is a human need, and an economic need. In a recent press release, the U.S. Travel Association urges everyone to vaccinate, for their own protection, and “to help put...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Talya Miron-Shatz Tags: confidence creativity featured health and fitness philosophy covid experience happiness travel Source Type: blogs

Don ’t Try to Eliminate Self-Doubt. Do This Instead.
Are you afraid to fail? Do you worry that you don’t have what it takes? Are you unwilling to put your ideas out there with the fear that others may not like it? Do you feel apprehensive when stepping out of your comfort zone?  Most of us do, including those who are highly successful. People who appear highly confident on the outside often deal with a lot of self-doubt on the inside. They aren’t confident because they were born with it, but because they have learned to embrace their feelings of self-doubt. They are less worried about looking bad in front of others and more about losing an opportunity to ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: vinitabansal Tags: career confidence featured productivity tips psychology self confidence self-improvement success doubt pickthebrain self-doubt Source Type: blogs

10 Smart Strategies for Achieving Your Goals
Conclusion You can safely utilize any of these 10 smart strategies for achieving your goals. In fact, millions of people are using these to achieve their goals. You too could be one among such people. These strategies aren’t difficult, as you can see.  However, you would definitely have to exert some extra effort on these strategies, if you’re serious about achieving your goals. Actually, having goals makes our life worth living. In the sense that a life without goals is like the proverbial rudderless ship that doesn’t know where it’s heading. Goals help us to remain active and enthusiastic ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ruby Smith Tags: career featured money and finance productivity tips self-improvement success goals smart goals Source Type: blogs

How Negative Thinking Can Put You on the Wrong Path of Life
Negativity is what has led most people to ruins. Evil thoughts and ideas are the results of negativity. The sad thing is, we are humans and there is no way we can do it without thinking negatively. At times, even when you know your success is around the corner, negative thoughts still pop into your mind. Negative thinking is normal.  The question here is, are you sinking deep into the world of negativity? When those thoughts pop inside your mind, do you allow them to take over you? Negative thinking holds a very strong power of intimidation. Do you know what happens when you get intimidated by your thoughts? ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Thrives Tags: career confidence depression featured happiness psychology self-improvement success negative thinking negativity positivity Source Type: blogs

5 Reasons You Should Start Meditating Today
Meditation isn’t as complex as it sounds. Whether you’re hesitant to try it or have been practicing mindfulness for years, the health benefits are the same. If you’re not sure whether meditation is right for you, you should try it out and see how you feel afterward. You might find yourself wanting to learn more about the practice. What Is Meditation? Meditation has been practiced and studied for years. At its core, meditation allows you to reconnect with your mind, body and soul by slowing down and focusing on yourself, your breathing and your surroundings. Around 33% of people want to learn...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured happiness health and fitness meditation psychology self-improvement focus Source Type: blogs

How to Find Your True Professional Path
Figure this out; an average career person spends most of his or her waking time at work. Even when relaxing away from work, the thoughts keep wandering back to work matters. If it happens that the work feels boring or unsatisfying, it can easily take a toll on that person’s physical and mental health. Just thinking of tolerating long hours of mundane tasks, or thinking of waking up the next day to a dreadful job can lead to frustration, stress, or even depression. In addition, it can be very difficult to advance in such a career. That is why leading a meaningful, fulfilling and lifelong career path is very importa...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisa Tags: career featured motivation philosophy success career tips professional path Source Type: blogs

7 Thoughtful Ways to Unite Your Community
Having a sense of community and belonging wherever you are can be an extremely important part of life. Whether you’re moving to a new place, want to get involved in your hometown or you simply want to find a sense of belonging wherever you are, there are so many ways that you can unite your community and participate in the growth of your home. Whether you live in an urban metropolis or a small suburban town, uniting your community is a worthwhile effort, both for you and your family, as well as the community at large. Here are a few thoughtful ways that you can get involved. 1.   Participate In Scho...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: Community Posts featured philosophy psychology self-improvement connection Source Type: blogs

5 Tips to Deal with Negativity When Starting a Business
Starting a business feels good and comes with lots of excitement. But the challenging part is running it efficiently and being successful. You’ll have to cope with different struggles to ensure you achieve what you wanted with your business. Among the obstacles you’ll encounter is negativity. It comes to a point where you question whether starting a business was the right choice. Would it have been better if you had chosen a different path? Once you stop believing in yourself, it becomes hard to make progress in your new business. The good thing is that it’s possible to overcome a negative attitude ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stuzzi Tags: career confidence creativity featured productivity tips self-improvement success haters negativity new business Source Type: blogs

You Contain Multitudes
There is an art to feeling your emotions. It’s important to separate your emotions from your identity—who you are—by saying, “A part of me feels sad” vs. “I’m sad.” “A part of me feels angry” vs. “I am angry.”            We usually hold multiple parts of ourselves at the same time.    For instance, “A part of me feels scared and a part of me feels excited. A part of me feels brave and a part of me feels alive!” This is personally one of my favorite combinations of emotions. I...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: confidence creativity featured happiness philosophy psychology success inspiration multitudes Source Type: blogs

4 Reasons to Support Sustainability
When President Biden entered office, he enhanced the national sustainability standards. As we develop an eco-friendly infrastructure, we adopt new technologies and systems that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Society may accept the alterations without understanding the expansive benefits. By exploring sustainability’s advantages, individuals are more likely to support the transition away from fossil fuels. Utilizing electric appliances, adopting an eco-friendly diet, eliminating fast fashion purchases and more can shrink one’s carbon footprint while enhancing savings. Over time, sustainable commercial and i...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured money and finance self-improvement success sustainability the environment Source Type: blogs

How To Go Fully Organic + Why Consider Doing So In All Aspects Of Your Lifestyle
When you walk through your local grocery store, maybe you have noticed more spaces and shelves dedicated to organic foods. Organic foods are grown and produced without most pesticides and are free of hormones and antibiotics. The idea of natural resources and healthier options is in high demand - not surprising, with this growth of organic food. An organic lifestyle means much more than just food, however. For example, you can purchase things for your household that help reduce the amount of waste produced, and you can look for alternate ways of travel that do not leave a carbon footprint.  If you are looking to...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole McCray Tags: featured health and fitness philosophy productivity tips self-improvement better heath organic sustainabl Source Type: blogs

Mindfulness Can Help Us Overcome Our Deepest Fears
Mindfulness is all the rage for multiple reasons. This practice helps you halt future fears and ruminations about an immutable past and live in the present moment. That isn’t the only benefit you can reap, however. Mindfulness allows you to capture what neurologist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl describes as freedom — the pause between an external stimulus and your reaction to it. Here’s how you can use this practice to help you overcome your deepest fears. 1. It Helps With Health Procedures Do you feel nervous before you go to the dentist? If so, you aren’t alone. Approximately a thi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: confidence depression featured happiness meditation psychology self-improvement fear mindfulness self improvement success Source Type: blogs

Protein and Brain Health: What to Know
In this study of over five hundred seniors, those who consumed 120 grams of protein daily had lower levels of amyloid-beta than those whose daily intake was only fifty-four grams. But that’s not all. Another study of 920 seniors showed that those who follow a high-protein diet, along with plenty of leafy greens and healthy fats, also had a decreased risk of dementia and improved cognitive function. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely clear how protein influences the level of amyloid-beta in the brain. Some believe it’s the effects of a high-protein diet for lowering blood pressure and improving heart h...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole McCray Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement brain health protein Source Type: blogs

How To Slow Down Our Perception of Time
Time has been a great mystery for many philosophers, mathematicians, physicists, and other great thinkers. We often ask ourselves, “Where has the time gone?” As we watch our parents age and our younger relatives grow up, time can be both painful and redeeming. Time is a key component of our daily lives, a guiding force for our behavior. Adults seem to obsess over time that has passed swiftly and recall the days of long summers as a child. There is an ever-present nostalgia for being young again – a period when time seemed to move slowly, languorously. Research suggests that older people underestimate how ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Kirichenko Tags: featured happiness productivity tips psychology self-improvement perception of time Source Type: blogs

Simple Techniques for Overcoming Interview Nerves
While your CV, experience, abilities, and education are all crucial in getting a job, the interview is often the company's first true impression of you. In a job interview, it's critical to present oneself effectively, but interview jitters may make this difficult. In this post, we'll show you how to overcome interview anxiety.What does it mean to be nervous during an interview? Nerves are the body's natural reaction to being in an unfamiliar environment. Interview nerves occur when your body's stress reaction is triggered, and your body prepares to fight or escape in response to the perceived threat of a job interview....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esme Gelder Tags: career confidence featured motivation psychology self-improvement success interview hacks interview tips Source Type: blogs

3 Reasons Why I Finally Stopped Being A Cynic
While I know I didn’t arrive in this world as a cynical baby, I still don’t know the exact moment when I adopted the belief that the world is filled with selfish, self-serving people that should never be trusted. All I know is that by the time I started college, my cynical beliefs were deeply entrenched in my mind. I had no sense of spirituality, thought there was nothing more to our existence than pure coincidence, and above all, believed that the world was out to get me. Many of these self-limiting beliefs were subconscious but they nevertheless ruled my life, making me doubt everyone’s intenti...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: glassboxofemotion Tags: featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement cynic cynicism pickthebrain positivity Source Type: blogs

How To Prioritize Employee Wellness On The Return To The Office
As restrictions lift and the world begins to return to its former pre-pandemic working system, it’s clear to see that a large percentage of the corporate population are all but dreading the reluctant return. Whether it’s the lasting effects of Covid-19’s bitter reign or the early commute just around the corner, studies have shown that Brits just don’t want to go back. (Source: Statista) The question is, why are workers so reluctant to return? After swapping the office environment for a bedroom desk in early 2020, life as corporate workers knew it has changed dramatically. From remote commu...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Kovalchuk Tags: career communication depression featured philosophy psychology self-improvement covid employee mental health wfh Source Type: blogs

What Being An LGBTQ+ Ally Actually Looks Like
Our world is growing to be as diverse as ever, and our communities must come together to support inclusivity. It's becoming more and more common to run into people who identify as something other than straight or cisgender. Now, around 5.6% of U.S. adults identify as someone in the LGBTQ+ community. That number will most likely increase as more young people are coming to terms with their identities. Because more people are coming out and living their lives authentically, LGBTQ+ members must receive support. Being an ally can be mystifying for some people — what does it mean to be an LBGTQ+ ally? There's no o...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: depression family featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement acceptance allyship gay lgtbq Source Type: blogs

The Different Levels of Mindfulness And What They Mean
Conclusion The first 3 techniques I mentioned have been with me since my early days with mindfulness. I picked up the rest along the way when I realized that to be completely aware, you have to make personal effort outside of meditation sessions. It's the only way you make progress. If you're going to experience deeper levels of mindfulness, it's up to you to create a plan of how you are going to ground yourself in it and have the commitment and discipline to do it. Starting small is the way to go. You can begin with 2 to 3 minutes of mindfulness meditation and slowly increase the time as you get comfortable. ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Oscar Tags: featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement meditation mental health mindfulness self improvement Source Type: blogs

How Taking Baby Steps Helped Me Achieve Financial Health
Over the years, I have realized how much my mental state has been crucial to other areas of my life including my productivity. My mental state drives my physical fitness or working at home with kids successfully. So, it’s been no surprise to me recently that financial freedom could help address issues with my financial health. And how do you do it? By taking baby steps. Personally, I decided to follow the Dave Ramsey baby steps method, but I found that the biggest attribute lies in taking small steps to achieve the desired outcomes. Let’s begin. Why Baby Steps Equip You To Succeed You may remember t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: career featured money and finance productivity tips self-improvement financial health Source Type: blogs

How to Get Started Teaching English Abroad if You Have No Experience
Teaching English in another nation is an easy way to travel the globe without having to save thousands of dollars or have years of experience as a teacher. All you need is an online TEFL certificate and the ability to communicate in English. The rest is easy after you've checked those boxes. When you begin teaching English in a foreign country, you will be able to spend your weekends exploring your new surroundings. If you pick China as your teaching location, for example, you will have the opportunity to travel across East Asia, including Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.You may be able to save thousands of dollars by te...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esme Gelder Tags: career featured self education self-improvement success english abroad Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Help You Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day
Conclusion Drinking water is extremely important for your health. Your body is made up of nearly 75% water, which is why it is so important. If you are struggling to drink water follow these tips, and if you are already hitting your daily goal keep it up! The post 5 Ways to Help You Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day appeared first on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. (Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement)
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: McKenzie Jones Tags: featured health and fitness productivity tips drink water Source Type: blogs

Immune-Boosting Hacks to Remember as the World Reopens
You might think the pandemic has ended by the way many people behave. However, threats remain for many, including the unvaccinated and the immunocompromised. Even if you are otherwise healthy, the novel coronavirus isn’t the only germ against which you need to protect yourself. Please follow these eight immune-boosting hacks as society reopens. 1. Eat a Healthy Diet A plant-based diet rich in antioxidants and other vital nutrients is your best bet for providing your body with the requisite building blocks for ongoing health. The phytonutrients contained in plants neutralize toxins from pollution, bacteria an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured health and fitness philosophy self education self-improvement covid protection virus Source Type: blogs

The Magic of Turning Negative Thoughts into Goal-Achieving Actions
Contrary to popular opinion, only thinking positively can prohibit you from achieving your goals - no matter how nicely you've displayed them on your vision board. How so? Absolute positive thinking trains the mind to begin believing we've already achieved our heart's desires - sapping our energy, reducing our efforts and impeding the work required to reach a goal. In short, thinking positively on its own isn't enough to make our pursuits successful; a monitored amount of negative thinking is needed. But don't just take my word for it, Gabriele Oettinger, a Professor of Psych at NYU and author of the critically ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: alexgrace Tags: featured happiness motivation philosophy productivity tips self-improvement success goal setting goals negative thoughts pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Here Is What ’s Stopping You From Fulfilling Your Life
The biggest misconception that I’ve ever heard of is that in order for us to find success in anything, we must be willing to give up something else. Whether it’s our career, wealth, relationships, health, something must be given up in order for the other to thrive. After several years of improving myself, learning about myself, and helping others grow as well, I’ve come to realize that that isn’t true. We can be living a fuller life and there is no sacrifice necessary at all. As I and others grew, the reality was that several other things were stopping us from living a more fulfilling life. Be...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: leonho Tags: career creativity featured motivation philosophy productivity tips self-improvement success dreams goals self improvement Source Type: blogs

Cat-astrophizing: Why Expecting the Worst is Bad For Your Mental Health
How is it that cats somehow know when you are running late? Somehow, they manage to care about you, even less than normal. Has your cat ever played that adorable game of hide and seek with you? Tell me if this sounds familiar. I spill my coffee. This forces me to change clothes. Of course, now I have to get different shoes. While changing, I messed up my ‘do’ so now I have to fix that. In the process of redoing my hair, I realize that I forgot to brush my teeth. I was distracted earlier when I went to pick up my toothbrush. Not this time. I finish up with my pearly whites just in time to remember that...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: K3MOON Tags: featured psychology self-improvement anxiety catastrophizing expecting the worst mental health self improvement Source Type: blogs

5 Out Of The Ordinary Ways Yoga Keeps You Fit
Yoga does feel good; there’s no doubt about it. But the best thing is, it doesn’t only feel good but has tons of health benefits. From building stamina to dealing with stress and depression, yoga can be the best friend to save your day. If you haven’t tried yoga yet, you’re missing out on something really interesting. The article contains 5 out of the ordinary ways yoga keeps you fit. Let’s get off the ground: 1.  Yoga Releases Stress Not many people know about it, but yoga can release stress by promoting relaxation. As far as scientific studies are concerned, yoga de...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Clinton Tags: featured health and fitness self-improvement mental health yoga Source Type: blogs

When You Love Your Job, Success Will Follow
How often do you hear stories about people who've accepted positions at companies they didn't care about and for roles they despised, only to make a lucrative career out of it? You don't. Because this kind of thing doesn't happen. The truth is, one of the keys to success is to actually love what you do. This doesn't mean that you have to love every aspect of your job all the time, of course. There will be days when you'll dread getting out of bed in the morning. There will be projects that will test your patience and aptitude. There will be difficult situations that arise with employees, other executives, and even clien...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Pradelli Tags: career creativity featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement success career advice job motivation passion Source Type: blogs

Beating Social Comparison: How I Found “Enough” In 4 Ways
Conclusion Social comparison makes you rely on external metrics to evaluate the quality of your life. That is not only inaccurate but mentally taxing. Fortunately, there are good habits that you can form to eradicate unhealthy social comparisons. I hope you found my journey relatable and the tips useful!  Let me know in the comments below what you named your inner critic (point #3)!  Author Bio Rochi is a staff writer at Elite Content Marketer who relishes fresh poetry. When she’s not writing on her website, you can find her nose buried under a stack of good books. If you want more art & sti...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: career communication confidence featured happiness psychology self-improvement comparison FOMO self improvement Source Type: blogs

3 Ways To Add To Your Mental Health Toolbox
Mental Health is a hot topic right now, as it should be.  Celebrities coming out and openly talking about struggles, depression, and anxiety are getting more vocalized by the masses. But what happens after these brave steps?  Unfortunately, you don't suddenly become healed, and the world is all rainbows and unicorns. I am not a therapist, nor have I gone to school for any mental health training, but I am a regular person like you who has struggled with PTSD symptoms after an extremely tough breakup. Also, severe depression and anxiety after watching my father wither away from Parkinson's and then sudd...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Marlow Tags: featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement anxiety depression empowerment mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

6 Ways Our Bodies Try to Tell Us Something is Wrong
Your body is a pretty incredible specimen, if you think about it. So many different systems work in tandem to keep you alive and well. Still, things can go wrong — and a machine as finely tuned as the human body has its ways of telling you that it needs your attention. Some are quite obvious, and you’ve probably experienced them. But sometimes, the message is much more subtle. Here are six of the more unexpected ways your body might be telling you that something’s up — and what each sign means for you and your health. 1. Your Eyes Have Gone Dry Normally, your eyes would stay lu...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured health and fitness self-improvement mental health rest Source Type: blogs

How To Build Your Digital Brain To Learn More
Our brains are a fascinating part of ourselves. It allows us to experience all kinds of information and is stronger than any supercomputer. But despite how strong our brains are, there are many people who struggle with retaining information and using it. That much is clear as you can probably think of one person or many who are able to retain even the most mundane of information. The thing is, it’s not really a secret. It’s just that most people don’t recognize that these individuals have developed a digital brain. Think of it as a second brain that has a wealth of information you can tap into. I...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: leonho Tags: career communication featured internet culture motivation productivity tips self-improvement success digital brain learning hacks pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How Can We Encourage Bodily Autonomy in Our Children?
Bodily autonomy is the right for a person to be in control of their own body. This concept applies to both boys and girls and is something that all parents should teach their kids. When children understand their rights, they’ll be more willing to respect themselves and others. They’ll also feel more confident and secure in their own bodies Here are a few ways parents can encourage bodily autonomy and help their kids grow into the strong, independent adults they were always meant to be. Teach Anatomic Names One of the best ways to encourage bodily autonomy is to teach your kids the correct anatomic name...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: confidence family featured psychology self confidence self-improvement bodily body autonomy children family time mental health raising children Source Type: blogs

How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Partner
Building a strong relationship requires a lot of energy from both partners. Falling in love and committing to maintain it are two different things. A relationship with a firm foundation is likely to face the turbulence that life brings along with much more ease. When in a quest to build a strong relationship it's the little things that count. In this case, commitment is vital. Here are different ways to help you build a strong relationship. 1.      Express your feelings Many relationships are weak because the people involved kept their feelings to themselves. There are different ways of expre...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: family featured relationships self-improvement committment Source Type: blogs

How To Know It ’s Time For A Digital Detox
It’s no secret that technology has had a monumental impact on our society and our daily lives in an incredibly short amount of time. Google is only 22 years old, Youtube is 16 years old, and Facebook is about 17 years old. Some people may fondly remember simpler times before these tech giants came about, while other people simply cannot imagine life without them. Either way, it’s obvious that our reliance on technology isn’t going anywhere, so it’s important to know how to be able to tell when it’s time to take a break from your electronic devices. Mental Health Decline If you are experi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amber Healy Tags: depression featured internet culture psychology self-improvement success working from home digital detox mental health pickthebrain technology Source Type: blogs

15 Self Care Ideas That Fit Into Your Lunch Break
Self care is important for your physical, mental, and emotional health…but sometimes there just isn’t a lot of time for indulging in self care activities when you also have a job, a family, chores, etc. So while self care might be one of the first things to go when your to-do list stacks up, the times when you are busy and overwhelmed are actually when you could benefit from self care the most. That’s why I learned that self care is all about balance!  Don’t try to overextend yourself and do all of the self care activities you can think of every single day. It’s just not realistic....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: selfcareseeker Tags: creativity featured happiness health and fitness motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement good habits mental health pickthebrain self care self improvement Source Type: blogs

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