Note: This is a guest post from Adrian Cunanan of ThinkARETÃ‰ I am a big fan of the modern day philosopher, Brian Johnson. He has created over 200 Philosopher’s Notes . Philosopher’s Notes are like Cliff Notes for Positive Psychology and Philosophy Books. His motto is “More Wisdom In Less Time.” In Brian’s book, A Philosopher’s Notes: On Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life and Other Such Goodness, Vol. 1, he covers his 10 Principles for Optimal Living. These 10 principles are based on the common themes he found after reading over 200 books for self-development. My favorite topic in the book is the chapter called “The Integrity Gap”. In this chapter, Brian introduces the reader to the Greek word Areté. This word translates to “virtue” or “excellence”. But it has a deeper meaning of “living to your highest human potential moment to moment”. He illustrates the concept of Areté by drawing a picture for the reader.
Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Rivera of Calm Clinic In today’s economy, millions of people are stuck at a job they do not find fulfilling. There simply aren’t many careers that bring joy and happiness to the average employee, and even if there were, the economy’s struggles make it much less likely that those jobs will be available. However, when you find yourself at a job that doesn’t make you happy, you need to make sure you don’t fall into the trap of victimization. Many workers start to let their jobs become a chore, believing themselves powerless against the evils of their corporation. Yet no matter how much you dislike your job, your boss, your coworkers, or your company, there are always ways that you can still make work fun for yourself, and look forward to getting to the office every day.
Note: This is a guest post from Tony Schober of CoachCalorie.com If you were to study all the healthy people in the world, you would begin to notice some character traits and lifestyle behaviors that many of them all share in common. More than likely, your own life could be greatly improved by incorporating all or just a few of these habits. 1. They Eat Whole Foods If it’s not found that way in nature, they more than likely don’t eat it. Healthy people understand that food is nourishment for the body. They eat for fuel – not for pleasure. They find other ways to make themselves happy other than eating. Healthy people avoid processed foods and artificial sweeteners. They drink water and forget about the sugary drinks.
Note: This is a guest post from Amber Smith of How to Get Up Early A lot of people find it difficult to wake up early in the morning, and indeed it takes much effort to become an early riser when you are used to be a night owl. When it comes to waking up early, it turns out to be very rewarding. These five reasons to get up early in the morning can give you needed motivation to become an early riser. 1. Health improvement First of all, early rising is a fundamental part of healthy living. Human body was designed to function in harmony with nature. We are supposed to get up when the sun rises and go to sleep when the sun goes down. But how often we forget about that and stay up all night or sleep until noon. All these are bad habits that affect our health on a daily basis. We should remember about the Mother Nature’s original plan and wake up early.