Articles about Wellness

The Whole Human

5 ways you can use visualization to achieve top performance

Little did I know I could use visualization to achieve top performance and point to solid science to explain why it worked. Achieving my goal was about more than work and discipline; it was also about physiology.

The Whole Human

The strange way being ‘good’ hurts your willpower

"Tell yourself you’re 'good' for working on an important project and ‘bad’ for procrastinating, and you’re more likely to slack off in the afternoon if you made progress in the morning. Simply put: Whenever we have conflicting desires, being good gives us permission to be a little bit bad."

News

Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth

If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were disciplined about their dental care regimen, among other self-care habits.

The Whole Human

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t compete with you, they make you compete with them.

The Whole Human

How to detach from work to preserve your mental well-being

Mentally distracting oneself from work during out of work hours can help restore emotional, cognitive and spiritual resources lost because of long hours, work stress and demands.

Finances

How to deal with your significant other losing their job

When my husband lost his supposedly stable job (just a casual two months before our wedding), we went through one of the roughest patches of our relationship — most of it being my fault.

wellness

5 women who quit a job for their mental health – and what they learned

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, get inspired to leave a toxic gig, just like these five — super-successful and happier — women did.

The Whole Human

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

Staying stuck and refusing to do something about it, is the biggest obstacle to your recovery. The good news is, it’s just a feeling. When you start to make positive movement forward, the feeling will change.

Gender at work

5 things women leaders should stop doing. TODAY.

If you desire to be your best professional self and make the difference only you can make, here are five things you should stop doing. Today.

Office Life

These professions attract the highest number of psychopaths

One thing psychopaths tend to have in common is the careers they go for. For example, you're likely to find a lot of them in leadership positions because of their ruthlessness, charisma, and fearlessness. They're very good at making snap decisions, but not so good at the empathetic professions like nursing or therapy.

Productivity

Here’s why you need to make yourself a ‘To-Not-Do’ list

Given time is your most precious resource, I contend it is essential to give regular, disciplined thought to what you should stop doing. Maybe not every day, but at least once or twice a month.

The Whole Human

Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

Don’t worry about what others are doing — especially if you find it turning into envy or frustration. You’re on your own path for a reason. Know your purpose, clarify your goals and keep powering forward with confidence and conviction.

Books

10 beach reads for summer 2018

The days are getting longer, which means more daylight hours to spend outside strolling, meeting up with friends, or stretched out on a beach with a good book (or ten). From short stories to historical fiction to nonfiction, we rounded up ten great books to read on the beach this summer. Enjoy!

The Whole Human

17 quarter-life crises everyone has (or will experience)

Quarter-life crises come in many forms, big and small, but we bet you’ve experienced or will experience the seventeen life events below. Unfortunately, they hit you in the face like a Mack Truck. Just remember: They won’t quite kill you, but they’ll teach you some hard-earned lessons.

Parenting

How to talk to children about losing your job

Getting fired or laid off can feel awful — which is why talking about it with your children can be an extremely sensitive situation. Here's how to do it.

Personal Finance

How much you need to make in each state to afford a 2-bedroom apartment

Affordable housing is already a hot-button political issue. Housing advocates have long pointed out the lack of affordable options in big cities with booming tech sectors, like San Francisco, but where does that leave the rest of the country?

Work-Life Balance

The U.S. is stingier with childcare and maternity leave than the rest of the planet

America's lack of parental leave and childcare may explain why the U.S. is no longer a leader in women’s workforce participation.

News

Smart or sad? One-third of us work during vacation to enjoy vacation

Respondents claimed it made them more productive during the summer if they didn't stop working completely. It may seem counterintuitive to the concept of a relaxing vacation, but some of us feel like we need to keep working on our breaks to feel less stressed about work.

Personal Finance

By 35, you apparently need to have twice your salary saved for retirement

Hope you've been saving since your nascent twenties because the number listed is not pocket change. Fidelity Investments experts said you need to have a year's worth of your salary saved by 30. By 35, that number needs to jump to double your salary.

The Whole Human

Finding your ‘onlyness’ – Stop hiding what makes you distinct

Each of us stands in a spot in the world only we stand in, with our own specific value. But are you hiding what makes you distinct?

Work-Life Balance

Here’s what a 52-week paid parental leave looks like

With more than two years of experience with the 52-week parental leave, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's chief human resources officer has said the policy change was a wise move.

Inspiration

Here is why you should live like you’re immortal

It seems like all my peers have this idea that being young is an excuse for not living a satisfying life. But Millennials are not the only group of people who hide behind excuses. We all do. I get it. Taking on responsibilities in life is scary. It’s way cooler to have toast with avocado.

The Whole Human

6 victim mentalities to fight during your job search

You need to recast yourself as the hero of your career journey, while remaining honest with yourself, and lead your job search in a positive and proactive direction. Realize that you can take charge of your career journey, rather than playing into these six victim mentalities.

Inspiration

Public Service Announcement: It’s OK to be bored at work

If you’re so disengaged that you’re not getting your work done, ask yourself, why are you even there? It might be time to move on. Or, maybe it’s just time for a shift in perspective — boredom isn’t your enemy. It’s trying to tell you something, and it’s time to listen.

The Whole Human

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Mental noise is hurting our minds — we are continually asking questions that create busyness, not knowledge. We are in "reacting mode," leaving no room for reflection. To regain perspective in life, you need to pause. Silence is fertile ground.