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Ready for an Early Retirement Pink Slip? business Sep 20, 2021

      KEY POINTS

  • Only 5 percent of folks are mentally ready for the “early retirement pink slip.” Are you?
  • Nearly 70 percent of folks are lost when they retire, even if they are financially ready.
  • Start thinking today about what you will be doing every day once you...
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9/11 Remembrance: Resilience, Gratitude, Relationships and Love gratitude love relationships resilience Sep 11, 2021

It was an evening on September 10, 2001. I watched "Life Is Beautiful" film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, with my wife Nevenka and our son Zlatan. We laughed, we cried. The evening I will never forget.


The following day, I head out to work. As usual, I was taking the F train from...

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The Meditation Habit meditation habit positive habits positive psychology Sep 07, 2021

Meditation is working with your mind to be in the present moment. This moment, the moment you are reading this sentence is all you have. The past
is gone and cannot be changed regardless of what you do. The future is not here yet.

Training your brain to be in the present will help you deal with...

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Activation Energy activation energy habits positive psychology Sep 07, 2021
To start any new habit, you will need what psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls the “activation energy”—the initial energy required to get you started. Nothing happens without the initial spark.
 
But how long does it take to create that initial spark? Days? Hours?...
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The Mindfulness Habit mindfulness mindfulness habit positive psychology practicing mindfulness Aug 23, 2021

With our thoughts constantly wandering back and forth between the past and the future, chances are we spend the least amount of our time in the present. Mindfulness is simply a moment-by-moment awareness of what is happening around us, without passing judgment. Being mindful is about being...

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Improving Your Will Power braco pobric life success academy positive psychology positive will power Aug 16, 2021

If you can improve your willpower, you will be much more able to make the sort of positive changes you want to see. There are many tools at your disposal with which you can improve your willpower.

In his course, The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, Professor Sam Wang explains willpower from the...

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Positive Psychology and Your Brain Aug 14, 2021

“The brain-matter is plastic,” said William James in his book The Principles of Psychology, published 1890. It was an incredible discovery. 

Science now shows us that the brain is moldable at any stage of life, not only when we...

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The Unexpected Kindness Habit Aug 06, 2021

We like people who are kind to us. If we are kind, chances are we will be liked as well. Helping others and being kind is the morally right thing to do. Research shows that, in being kind, you not only help others, but also yourself—it improves your overall happiness level.

While writing in...

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The Smile Habit Jul 30, 2021

Many of us may have been told that we should smile more often. Studies suggest that smiling has multiple benefits for our well-being. But what if we fake a smile to purposefully introduce health benefits to our life? Is that possible?

That is one thing that Tara Kraft and Sarah...

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The Five Deep Breaths Habit Jul 30, 2021

“Take a deep breath” is commonly taken as a figure of speech, but many people don’t understand what deep breathing can actually do for us physically and mentally.

Throughout history, many teachers have believed that deliberate breathing exercises can be extremely valuable in...

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The Habit Loop Jul 12, 2021

Charles Duhigg, in his book The Power of Habit talks about what he calls “The Habit Loop” and explains that every habit is a three step process.

The first step is a trigger. A habit starts with a signal; something that triggers your brain to go into automatic mode. The...

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What are Habits? braco pobric life success academy Jul 12, 2021

What are Habits?

Habits are rituals and behaviors that we perform automatically, allowing us to carry out essential activities such as brushing our teeth, taking a shower, getting dressed for work, and following the same routes every day without thinking about them. Our unconscious habits free up...

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