Topic: inspiration

13 for ’13: Nontraditional Self-Help Books

13 for '13: Nontraditional Self-Help Books

In our continuing quest to provide you with new year’s inspiration, here’s a round-up of 13 nontraditional self-help books. If we lost you at “self-help”—wait! The emphasis is on the “nontraditional” here. There are no “skinny rules,” no dating rules, no rules at all, really, in our reading roundup. What you will find are serious, science-backed suggestions for self-improvement; tried and true time-management techniques; positive psychology; and a little bit of hippie-ing out. Hopefully, there’s something for everybody here — unless you’re a Rules girl. In that case, might we suggest you visit Cosmo? More »

More Inspirational Quotes For the New Year

More Inspirational Quotes For the New Year

Starsthey say the most profound things! Well, um, occasionally they do. Throw in a little literary talent, a few public intellectuals and a Hollywood darling or six and you’ve got yourself a darn good roundup of motivational mantras. As I mentioned yesterday: The impetus to stick to New Year’s resolutions or goals can fade faster than confetti from those midnight party poppers once you’re back in the grind of a winter work week. That’s why we continue our roundup of inspirational quotes and mantras today, with famous figures‘ takes on life, love, work, workouts and more. More »

Got Mantras? 33 Things To Keep In Mind For A Better 2013

Got Mantras? 33 Things To Keep In Mind For A Better 2013

We’re one week into 2013 — and if you’re at all a normal human being, it’s likely that your New Year’s motivation may already be flagging. Whether it’s specific goals and resolutions you’ve got in mind or a general plan to be more awesome in 2013, even the best intentions can falter when holiday cheer fades and your faced again with the daily grind. Words may seem inadequate in the face of, you know: Life. But don’t underestimate the power of personal mantras. Sometimes what you’re capable of is all in how you frame it. Here are a few wise words to help you stay inspired (today we focus on mantras and sayings, tomorrow we’ll bring you inspirational quotes from famous folks). Cheers! More »