Self-improvement Articles

Five Self-Esteem Activities
Yeah, the tips in this blog entry appear simplistic on the surface, but if you actually put them to work, you will notice an improvement in your self image. Give 'em a try because you've got nothing to lose but your negativity.

You Choose How to React
"My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person."

The Right Liquids for Memory Improvement
Here is a list of liquids that help improve memory and recall as well as general brain health.

The Surprising Effects of Posture
The latest research from Ohio University by psychology professor Richard Petty claims the effect of posture is even more profound, “But it turns out that our posture can also affect how we think about ourselves. If you sit up straight, you end up convincing yourself by the posture you’re in.”

Journey to Wild Divine
Not too long ago, Chet broke down and started playing a computer game for the first time in many, many years. But Journey to Wild Divine isn't just a computer game... it's also a biofeedback tool that'll help you relax and feel great.

The Power of Our Beliefs
My return to playing tennis has been a good reminder for me on the power that our beliefs have to influence the quality of our health and lives.

How to Shake Off a Bad Mood
Some bad moods emanate from home, an angry argument. And others seem to have no specific trigger, out of nowhere a darker veil descends. Here's something you may not know: bad moods are contagious.

How to Stay Positive in a Negative Work Environment
Do you feel stuck in a bad job, in what you feel is a bad situation? Do you hate going to work and feel like you're in a constantly negative environment? Check out this article by Debbie Mandel to learn how to stay positive.

How to Speak Clearly and Make Yourself Heard
How many times have you tried to render a message, but instead of people understanding what you were trying to say, they understood almost the opposite?

How to Fight Depression
Don't let any one symptom of depression pull you into the doldrums. Fight back and take your life back.

How to Cure the Fear of Change
Nicky Rogers quotes an inspirational song from the animated adventure "The Hobbit" and shows you how to overcome your fear of change.

Can We Really Decide Our Fate and Destiny?
Yes, if we maintain a positive outlook and take a lot of broader ideas into perspective. Learn how you can do it.

How to Boost Your Self Confidence
Here are a few helpful tips on making you more confident in social settings.

How to Let Go of the Need to Be Right
We conclude our Debbie Mandel articles this week with an excellent one on how you can defeat the know-it-all we all have inside us.

How to Recognize and Shed Toxic Friends
Debbie Mandel writes on the difficulty and stress of having "toxic" friends -- friends who absorb your energy and always seem like a blackhole in your life. Read this article and learn how to remove these parasites.

The Most Powerful Tool of Your Life
Steve Manning writes on the importance of keeping a daily journal and how it enables you to have power in your life.

How to Increase Reading Speed 300% in 20 Minutes
This article is a condensed overview of "how to increase reading speed" principles taught to undergraduates of Princeton University in 1998 at the PX Project in Princeton, New Jersey. The PX Project, a single 3-hour cognitive experiment, produced an average increase in reading speed and efficiency (RE) of 386%.

In this Moment
During my 23+ year spiritual journey, I've read a lot of good descriptions about how to be in the moment, but this new one by former Zen priest Josh Baran is one of the shortest and sweetest. Must reading for anyone who wants more out of life.

How to Control Your Own Life
In this readable and thought-provoking article, Leon Turner tells you how to take control of your own life. If you're ready to please yourself first -- instead of other people -- this is a must read.

Healing Hands: Learn the Power of Hands on Healing
In this fascinating narrative, Leon Turner shares what he's learned about how to use the power of the human hands, mind, and spirit to heal others who are suffering. Must reading for anyone interested in nontraditional healing methods.

Peace Pilgrim and Health
Some simple and beautiful wisdom about physical and mental health from a woman who devoted the final years of her life trying to bring peace to the world. Great reading!

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