Five Ways Our Need to Fit In Controls Us

As a society, we Westerners exalt individualism and self-reliance, and yet our biology moves us in other directions. Humans evolved as social animals, and we posses a number of behaviors that motivate us towards group conformity. The feeling of wanting friends, of desiring a peer group and of needing to feel like we… » 3/05/14 8:51pm 3/05/14 8:51pm

Five Proven Ways to Get Your Meditation Practice Back on Track

We all know by now that mindfulness meditation can create positive changes in your life. It works, but you pretty much have to practice it everyday to really reap the benefits. Establishing and maintaining that kind of steady, daily practice presents a challenge, even for people with a strong motivation to sit. » 10/15/13 10:45am 10/15/13 10:45am

Five Easy Ways of Undoing Distraction

If you cannot focus on one thing at a time, or cannot maintain attention on one thing for as long as you want to, that is distraction. Distraction dilutes brain power, frazzles the nerves, and results in non-optimum outcomes. You end up stressed out and spun around, and don’t even have the satisfaction of a job well… » 10/06/13 9:41pm 10/06/13 9:41pm

Five Amazingly Powerful Secrets of Concentration

Are you having trouble staying focused on your tax return? Is texting so fascinating that you can’t keep your eyes on the road? Concentration can be difficult for all of us, but it doesn’t actually have to be so hard. With just a few simple tricks and hacks, you can drastically improve your concentration. Here are… » 9/09/13 11:16am 9/09/13 11:16am