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Enjoy More Productive Workdays With These Strategies

In Life Coach by MaryAnn

Some of us get a lot more done at work than others. If you’re one of those people that never accomplishes as much as you should, you need some new strategies. Being productive is about preparation and good habits. Be the most productive person in your company with these strategies: A productive workday starts the day before. Take 10 minutes …

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Top 10 Reasons Why Meditation Might Not Be Working For You

In Mindfulness, Self-Care by MaryAnn

Meditation is simple, cheap, and highly effective, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. And to be honest, it is more accessible than you think. Beginners have all sorts of challenges when meditating, but most of them aren’t problems. The complaints beginners have are simply part of the meditation process. Meditation can work for everyone that puts in the time and …

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How to Be Your Life Coach

In Life Coach by MaryAnn

A life coach can bring you many benefits, including putting you on the fast track to success. But have you ever considered the possibility of being your own life coach? Being the one that holds you accountable? Being the one that brings out the best in you? Yes, the best life coach may be the one that’s inside you! After …

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Get More Out of Life by Finding Yourself Through Meditation

In Life Coach, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Stress Reduction Articles by MaryAnn

If you’re like a lot of adults, you tend to define yourself according to external expectations and activities. You associate your identity with things like what you do for a living and the role you play in your family. That can leave you feeling uprooted when your situation shifts! Maybe you get laid off or your children go away to …

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How Meditation Can Improve Your Health

In Life Coach, Self-Care, Stress Reduction Articles by MaryAnn

The most common image of meditation is one of a monk in a religious experience. However, meditation is a practice that anyone can do to improve mind function and overall health. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress levels, and it can even help with conditions such as high blood pressure. Once you’ve become more calm and peaceful through meditation, …

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Unleash Your Hidden Mental Strength

In Mindfulness, Self-Care by MaryAnn

It can be difficult to measure your mental strength when life is running along smoothly. However, when you encounter a significant event like divorce or being laid off, you’ll need to be in top shape. Prepare yourself for whatever lies ahead. You can do almost anything if you set your mind to it. Try these tips for increasing your stamina …

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What Neuroscience Says About Binge-Watching

In Self-Care by MaryAnn

Seventy-three percent of Netflix viewers report feeling happy while they’re binge-watching. However, those marathon sessions could pose risks to your mental and physical health. A growing body of research raises concerns about what binge-watching does to your brain. Some studies suggest that watching back-to-back episodes can contribute to depression and anxiety and impair language and memory skills. At first, you …

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Dare to Be Yourself

In Life Coach, Self-Care by MaryAnn

Are you comfortable being yourself in all situations? If you’re like most people, you’re 90% yourself when you’re with close friends, 50% yourself with casual acquaintances, and hide from strangers. Being your true self in all settings and situations is scary but ultimately empowering and relaxing. Imagine the relief you’ll experience. You no longer have to worry about the perceptions …