Why Do Our Best Ideas Come From The Shower?

By Lucas Reilly You’re in the shower, mindlessly scrubbing your toes when—bam!—a prophetic thought pops into your head. Maybe you finally solve that glitch bugging you at work. Or maybe you learn something terribly more important. The meaning of life, perhaps. Or what the 23 flavors in Dr. Pepper are. Those aha! moments aren’t locked inside a bottle of Irish-scented shampoo. Soaking yourself in suds, though, does have a lot to do with it. The shower creates the perfect conditions for a creative flash, coaxing out your inner genius. Oh, and it makes you clean, too. MIND YOUR MINDLESS TASKS Research shows you’re more likely to have a creative epiphany when you’re doing something monotonous, li

THE 18 RULES OF HAPPINESS

Following is an excerpt from the book with the 18 rules for happiness. The 18 Rules of Happiness Rule #1 – Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself! ……………………. Self-pity is the very worst kind of emotion. It destroys everything around itself, and leaves you feeling powerless. Stop being the victim, stop feeling sorry for yourself – and be happy. Rule #2 – Be Grateful ………………………………………………. The world is so fast-paced that we’re rarely grateful of its gifts. Think of all the things you’re grateful for right now: family, health, home, everything. Spend time being grateful each day – and be happy. Rule #3 – Say Yes More ……………………………………………. We each say “No!” way too often. Try saying “Yes!” more to all of life

5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love

How to stop self-protecting and self-sabotaging when it comes to love I recently wrote a blog titled “7 Reasons Most People are Afraid of Love.” Within hours, the post had tens of thousands of reads and thousands of social media shares – numbers that would double and triple over the next couple days. At first, I was surprised at this response, but then I thought about the prevalence of the subject matter. Who isn’t on some level fearful or resistant to, not just falling in love, but living in love? The blog itself was based on my father Dr. Robert Firestone’s theory of the “fear of intimacy” and was heavily inspired by more than 30 years of examples of clients, co-workers, friends, family me

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