Articles in the category Hacks

How Apps Help You Stick To A Regular Meditation Practice

The past few years have seen people being drawn to meditation for its health and wellness benefits, as well as for the inner calm it brings to the minds and hearts of individuals who practice the discipline regularly. For those who are already meditating and those who want to begin, a common dilemma is setting […]

How to Detect the Warning Signs of Suicide

Two Suicide Myths: 1.  Most suicides happen during the cold, dark months of winter. 2. Warning signs can predict suicides. The Reality: Suicide rates rise during spring, from early April to late May, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Speculations abound on the origin of the holiday myth: the […]

8 Ways to Overcome Post-Holiday Depression

It’s back to the daily grind and post-holiday depression hovers on the sidelines. When the excitement and frenzy of the holiday season is over, most people feel a sense of loneliness. The season’s high comes crashing down and drops us with a brutal thump on the ground of reality. The letdown comes from unmet expectations, […]

Holiday Stress: 5 Tips to Cope with It

As soon as the malls start playing Christmas carols, we can’t help but feel our spirits lift. Yet we also dread the anxiety and stress that come with every holiday season ever since we turned adults. It’s the time for drawing up our gifts list, meeting relatives we sometimes wish we didn’t have to and […]

5 Steps to Develop a Creative Mind

The creative mind sees endless possibilities from information and ideas, and turns them into forms of expressions, innovative products and ingenious solutions to problems and difficulties. If this has discouraged you and made you think you can never be creative, think again. A creative mind is not a birthright of the likes of Elon Musk […]

The Growth Mindset: What It Is and How to Develop It

The growth mindset became popular and spread quickly in schools and the workplace when renowned psychologist Carol Dweck showed how it is linked to success. Previously, it was generally believed that people with high IQs or talent had better chances to become successful, be it in school or at work. The Two Types of Mindsets […]

Can’t Meditate? These Hacks Will Solve That

Learning how to meditate is probably one of the hardest things I’ve experienced. Even today, I can’t say that meditation comes easily to me. As Wayne Dyer said, “Meditation is difficult for many people because their thoughts are always on some distant object or place. One form of meditation is to label the thought as […]

Beat Depression With These Natural Treatments [Infographic]

No one who has ever been clinically depressed would wish the same thing on another person. It’s a pit that has a potential to swallow you forever, and, even when it’s been treated, depressive thoughts can still come and go throughout your life. With 350 million people in the world affected by some sort of […]

15 Relaxing Things to Do to Quickly Relieve Stress

Relaxing should be intuitive, shouldn’t it? Who doesn’t want to feel relaxed and stress-free? While that seems like a no-brainer, for people who are under constant stress – whether because of work or other personal issues – being able to truly relax may not be easy. There is no such thing as an “ON/OFF” switch […]

How to Stay Awake at Work Without Sleep

It happens to all of us. For whatever reason, we stay up all night – or most of it. However, most of the time, there’s no going around the fact that we have to go to work in the morning. In cases like these, what are you to do? 11 Best Ways to Wake Up […]