A collection of writings and research by other authors or experts to help educate, enlighten and empower you to live, love and lead with aloha so that you can develop the courage and confidence to pursue your goals and dreams and achieve health, happiness and success!

How Sharing Kindness Can Make You Healthier & Happier

How Sharing Kindness Can Make You Healthier & Happier

By Mayo Clinic Staff (Mayoclinic.org): Can simply sharing kindness on a regular basis help your health? Research says yes, in more ways than you might guess.

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Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

By Emma Seppala (Greatergood.berkeley.edu): Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.

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6 Practical Tips on How to Increase Self-Esteem

6 Practical Tips on How to Increase Self-Esteem

For your convenience, an excerpt from "What is Self-Esteem? A Psychologist Explains" by Courtney E. Ackerman (PositivePsychology.com)

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Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People

Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People

By Hooria Jazaieri (Greatergood.berkeley.edu) This article comes complete with a few exercises you can do right now to learn how to become more compassionate today!

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40 Ways to Create Peace of Mind

40 Ways to Create Peace of Mind

By Lori Deschene (TinyBuddha.com): The founder of Tiny Buddha says that it’s not easy to choose peace when we’re going through tough times. But, there are countless things we can do to create peace of mind, both in response to events in our lives, and proactively, everyday. If you’d also like to develop a greater sense of peace, you may find these suggestions helpful.

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How to Find Inner Peace and Happiness

How to Find Inner Peace and Happiness

By Dr. Srikant Manchiraju (PositivePsychology.com): This article contains: What is Peace and Happiness in Life?, Peace vs. Happiness: Is One More Important?, How to Find Inner Peace and Happiness?, 3 Mantras to Cultivate Inner Peace and Happiness, Guided Meditations to Help Foster Inner Peace and Happiness and 10 Quotes on Inner Peace and Happiness.

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9 Powerful Ways to Find Peace of Mind

9 Powerful Ways to Find Peace of Mind

By Steve Mueller (PlanetofSuccess.com): Our desires and fears do not only disturb us, but they also prohibit us from finding peace of mind. Just like the wind, our thoughts and anxieties can lead to a stormy ocean, without allowing us to rest. The mind, however, in itself is neutral, just like water. If you are able to reduce the influence of your thoughts on your mind, you will create a calm sea. The following will show you the most powerful ways to find peace of mind—a mental state so calm and peaceful just like the water at the deepest ground of the ocean.

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Greater Self-Acceptance Improves Emotional Well-being

Greater Self-Acceptance Improves Emotional Well-being

By Srini Pillay, MD (Health.Harvard.edu): Some people with low self-acceptance try to bolster it by accomplishing great things. But this only helps your self-esteem for a while. That’s because achievement is a poor substitute for intimacy. In addition, these people are often under the impression that “taking it” when suffering is the main reflection of their value. It’s hard for them to believe in genuine caring, and when it does come their way, they are suspicious of it. Of course, self-acceptance (or lack thereof) does not exist in a vacuum — it actually has profound effects on your physical and psychological health. For that reason, it is worth understanding what these effects are, and what you can do about it.

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