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Too much pursuit of happiness?

Too much pursuit of happiness? | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
"I believe the ultimate aim of all human beings is to obtain happiness and a sense of fulfillment." The Dalai Lama

 

"The effort to try and feel happy is often precisely the thing that makes us miserable." Oliver Burkeman

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Building identity: The courage to define yourself | Women and Talent

Building identity: The courage to define yourself | Women and Talent | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

Shailene Woodley: “To diverge from the mainstream and from mediocrity takes a lot of guts, and it takes a lot of bravery."

“Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.” Sue Bender

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt



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The Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series - Learning How To Be Positive Change Makers

The Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series - Learning How To Be Positive Change Makers | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

“Collectively, we're only manifesting a tiny fraction of our potential in the areas of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. When someone begins to manifest thriving health on each of these levels, they naturally contribute to the creation of a healthier world on all levels as well. Therefore, this is another one of those ‘acupuncture points’ where you can have a major positive impact, while getting paid.”


From book: “The 10 Best Ways To Get Paid for Changing The World” by Ryan Eliason — get it when you sign up for the free webinar series Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series - starting Tues Feb 11 http://theinnerentrepreneur.com/SEES

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The Usefulness of Quieting the Mind

The Usefulness of Quieting the Mind | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

By Mirabai Bush

"At Google, bright young engineers have been sitting in front of screens for most of their lives. They are outer focused. Data driven. They all had the education and intelligence to get to Google. But they didn’t have very well developed self-awareness or awareness of others. I developed a course for them, a practical, real-world meditation the employees can take with them wherever they go."

 

Related book:  Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning http://shrd.by/DAKVMz

 

 

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In a noisy fast-moving world your only viable option may be to quiet your own mind!

 

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Living and Creating: Fear Is Not A Disease | TalentDevelop

Living and Creating: Fear Is Not A Disease | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

A psychologist declares fear is not a disease, and many actors and other artists embrace fear in their work, but anxiety can interfere with creativity.

 

Ben Stiller stars in and directs a movie version of Thurber’s famous story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” He comments about his own choices as well as the story: “At a certain point, you want to be taking chances. That’s when you’re having the most vital experiences.”

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The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

I’ve recently read Jungian analyst James Hollis’s book, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife. It is one of the best books on this developmental phase, and its many opportunities, that I’ve read. The author says that childhood lasts until around age 12, the first adulthood from around ages 12 to 40, and the second adulthood–if a person chooses to progresss–from around age 40 to old age.

 

Many people never pass from childhood to adulthood developmentally, but are overgrown children, and many people never pass from the first adulthood into the second, and thus have unlived lives.


 Hollis writes that the middle passage presents us with the opportunity to reexamine our lives and to ask, “Who am I apart from my history and the roles I have played?” It is an occasion for redefining and reorienting the... (click title for more)


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Resistance to change

Resistance to change | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Researchers suggest that being unable to make desired changes, the cause is often some hidden competing commitments that are driven by big assumptions.
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How To Meditate Without Moving To The Himalayas

How To Meditate Without Moving To The Himalayas | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

"You don't have to be a monk levitating in the Himalayas to get a lot of benefits from meditation." - "How To Meditate Without Moving To The Himalayas": 60-minute Livestream class Friday, Nov 1 at 10:00AM PDT with Brian Johnson http://www.entheos.com/academy/classes/how-to-meditate-without-moving-to-the-himalayas?c=deby

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Feeling Like A Fraud - The Creative Mind

Feeling Like A Fraud - The Creative Mind | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

People who feel like impostors will often "play it safe" by not even attempting a creative project, out of a self-limiting belief of being incompetent.

 

Actor Emma Watson commented about its impact for her:

“It’s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I’m just going, Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud, and that I don’t deserve any of what I’ve achieved.

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Morty Lefkoe on personal growth without needing positive beliefs | TalentDevelop

Morty Lefkoe on personal growth without needing positive beliefs | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

Do we need to create new beliefs? By Morty Lefkoe. “The Lefkoe Method is very effective at eliminating negative beliefs. But why don’t you replace them with positive beliefs?" One of his programs:  ReCreate Your Life

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Creativity and Life: The Thriving Online Conference | TalentDevelop

Creativity and Life: The Thriving Online Conference | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
The "Science of Thriving: At Work and In Life" conference has presentations by more than 20 leading scientists and authors on creativity and personal growth.
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Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

'She feels more wounded by what she calls the "victim industry," the lawyers, judge and journalists who she feels sensationalized her case for their own interests. "You shouldn't be able to make what happened to me worse so it's more interesting," Geimer said.'

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Book: The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer http://buff.ly/14aO29L
Related articles:
Empowering yourself: Teri Hatcher reveals sexual abuse http://womenandtalent.com/10/
Creative People and Trauma http://talentdevelop.com/6550/

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Harvard research: We can think ourselves younger and healthier | TalentDevelop

Harvard research: We can think ourselves younger and healthier | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Hotel workers told the work they do (cleaning hotel rooms) is good exercise and an active lifestyle improved their health compared to others not told.
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Getting Beyond Too Deferential | TalentDevelop

Getting Beyond Too Deferential | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Do you hold yourself back in order to get along, make others feel good, or for other reasons? Does your voice in the world represent who you are?

 

Writer and director Lake Bell ["In a World…"] comments on how the 'sexy baby vocal virus' is diminishing women.

 

Writer Amy Kaufman comments, “It wasn’t until [Natalie Portman] attended Harvard University that she says she was able to find her own voice, abandoning the ‘yes, ma’am’ attitude she’d adopted during adolescence.”

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The Tapping Solution for Health | Personal Growth

The Tapping Solution for Health | Personal Growth | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Tapping is "a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology."


Cheryl Richardson on the free Tapping World Summit that begins on Monday, February 24, 2014. "While flying with my husband, Michael, we hit rough weather and I began to panic. Because he was trained in the tapping technique early on, Michael knew how to quickly turn my panic into peace. Within fifteen minutes I was riding the rough air without fear.  None. And I've continued to fly with ease ever since. That's when I decided to learn tapping myself. I've used it with family, friends, and workshop participants and it's the easiest, quickest method I've seen for dealing with all kinds of issues...like physical pain, weight loss, anxiety, healing your body, overcoming emotional obstacles, and much more."

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"Be soft..." Kurt Vonnegut quote

"Be soft..." Kurt Vonnegut quote | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
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The Year to Replenish You | WellGrounded Life

The Year to Replenish You | WellGrounded Life | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

"You have all the information about how to best care for yourself ... so why is it so hard to actually live it out?"

 

Replenish 365 is "a full year, extraordinary learning mentorship program for moms who want to lead calm, healthy, vibrant lives" - led by Lisa Byrne, a Holistic Health Counselor and author of the book "Replenish: Experience Radiant Calm and True Vitality in Your Everyday Life"; she is also a mother to three and founder of WellGrounded Life.
http://www.wellgroundedsite.com/work-with-lisa/replenish365/?orid=31515&opid=58

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What we know for sure that just ain't so | TalentDevelop

What we know for sure that just ain't so | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
There are things you don’t know that you don’t know. And that fact is keeping you from having the best life you could possibly have.

 

"Knowing that you don't know is the first and most essential step to knowing, you know?" - Claire Keen (Michelle Williams) in "Synecdoche, New York" (a line perhaps inspired by Mark Twain.) Are you aware of what you think you know that "just ain't so"?

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Tama Kieves on inspired desire and new directions | TalentDevelop

Tama Kieves on inspired desire and new directions | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

"Being an artist means: not numbering and counting, but ripening like a tree." Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Tama Kieves includes this quote in her book, and adds: “Can you really know what the perfect timeline is for forging one extraordinary life? How long does it take to heal inside, learn to breathe large, and meet the world unconditionally with love, conviction, and talents you didn’t even know you had?"

 

 

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How Screenwriter Neal Rogin eliminated his fear of public speaking

"Why did I wait this long. Why didn't I do this sooner?" Neal Rogin, Emmy-Award Winning screenwriter. -- Read more about the Undo Public Speaking Fear program and get free course: "The Five Common Myths About The Fear Of Public Speaking" http://anxietyreliefsolutions.com/Undo

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Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop

Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

Beliefs can be casual thoughts, but also ingrained attitudes about life and abilities, and affect how much we develop creativity and pursue other interests.

Eric Maisel offers "three important points about acquiring a creative mind" - "The first is the Buddhist idea of monkey mind: we're just thinking about too many things and it's getting worse all the time now that we have social media…"

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Building Self-confidence and Changing Limiting Beliefs | TalentDevelop

Building Self-confidence and Changing Limiting Beliefs | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
The way to improve our internal level of confidence is to eliminate limiting beliefs. Every negative belief we have lowers our confidence.

 

Morty Lefkoe notes, "It is important to distinguish between confidence about being able to perform a specific task (such as fly a plane or speak a foreign language) and confidence in yourself. One might not be confident about being able to perform a specific task even though they have high level of self-confidence.  Such a person knows that her inability to perform a specific task means nothing about her as a person."

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The Irritable Male Syndrome | Depression and Creativity

The Irritable Male Syndrome | Depression and Creativity | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. talks about his book The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression.
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At 93, this Rosie is still riveting

At 93, this Rosie is still riveting | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Elinor Otto picked up a riveting gun in World War II, joining the wave of women taking what had been men's jobs. These days she's building the C-17.

 

Another photo: Elinor Otto, 93, prepares to rivet a wing while working at Boeing in Long Beach. She said about women doing their jobs compared to men: "It turned out we worked better than them, faster, because they were so sure of themselves."

Hear interview with Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a Professor of Business Psychology, about the downsides of over-confidence https://soundcloud.com/douglaseby/confidence-and-optimism-both

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Ego and Spirituality and Personal Growth | TalentDevelop

Ego and Spirituality and Personal Growth | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Does our ego serve us, or can it hinder our personal development? Eckhart Tolle says “one of the jobs of the ego is to blame others. Another job of the ego is to make yourself feel guilty.
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Lady Gaga: Honor Your Unique Identity | TalentDevelop

Lady Gaga: Honor Your Unique Identity | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

One of the themes Lady Gaga keeps advancing in her work, and in interviews such as this one with Ellen DeGeneres, is to respect your unique self.

 

"Through honoring your identity and really fighting for who you are every single day of your life, down to your core, you can have more faith and more hope in life and in the future."

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