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August 29, 2020

‘Superman’s Not Coming’: Erin Brockovich On Stick-To-Itiveness And What You And I Can Do About Our National Water Crisis

If you don’t recognize the name, Erin Brockovich, her acclaim might have preceded your birth. In 1993, she used her pit-bull determination to help residents of Hinkley, California win a massive arbitration against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The company was found liable for dumping chromium-6—a carcinogen used to suppress rust formation at the Hinkley gas compressor station—into an unlined pond in the 1950s and 1960s. The chemical seeped into the town’s groundwater. The company hid the problem and misled the community on the effects of that specific type of chromium and its link to local health problems.

Read my full post on Forbes.com

July 30, 2020

A Neanderthal Gene That Could Affect Your Life On A Daily Basis

New research about sensitivity to pain.

You might not know it but you could carry a Neanderthal gene that affects you on a daily basis. Neanderthals (scientific name, Homo neanderthalensis), an extinct species of humans, are our closest evolutionary relatives.

Read my full post on Psychology Today’s website.

Singer/Songwriter India.Arie Is Calming The Nation During These Turbulent Times

And Her Journey Into Wellness And Overcoming Her Own Fears

The marvelous India.Arie is an American singer/songwriter who has sold over 3.3 million records in the United States and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards for her 23 nominations, including Best R & B album. She made a masterpiece film “Welcome Home” to help calm the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are an interdependent species, Arie told me. “We were brought up to believe wellness is an individual pursuit, but we must expand our vision from ME to WE.”

Read my full post on Thrive Global’s website.

What Happens As We Are Dying?

The first and last things to go in our final moments.

As our mother lay dying, my sister and I sat on either side of her, holding her hand and whispering words of comfort until the hospital machine showed a flat line. Having heard that physicians often witness positive reactions in patients when loved ones speak to them in their final moments, we intuitively thought that perhaps she could hear us. No one knows for sure what happens as we die, but recent information from neuroscientists shows that our intuitions could be right.

Read my full post on Psychology Today’s website.

Neuroscientists Discover Each Of Us Has A Distinct Brain Signature: Could It Be Used To Predict Your Job Potential?

Did you know that groundbreaking research reports that neuroscientists can identify each of us by our unique brain signature much like a neural thumbprint? They have discovered that you and I display our own distinct brain signature when we’re processing information similar to our unique fingerprints that distinguish us from everyone else on the planet.

Read my full post on Forbes.com

Job Habits That Shorten Your Career And Life: How Many Do You Practice?

Health-related job stress has become a worldwide problem. A Gallup Poll reported that 80% of American workers suffer some type of stress on the job. And half say they need help learning how to manage it. According to research, chronic work stress can be just as bad for your mental and physical well-being as smoking cigarettes and can lead to premature death. Here are some bad work habits that can contribute to poor health, low job performance and early demise.

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How Arianna Huffington, ‘The Meryl Streep’ Of Businesswomen, Is Transforming America’s Workplace

If you don’t know who Arianna Huffington is, I’m not sure what rock you’ve been living under. She founded The Huffington Post, where she served as editor-in-chief until August 2016 when she stepped down from the news outlet to devote her full attention to Thrive Global, the American company she founded in November 2016 and currently serves as CEO.

Read my full post on Thrive Global’s website.

 

 

June 14, 2020

The 5 Types of Self-Talk Your Brain Likes Best

Thrive talk instead of survive talk creates greater resilience.

There was a time when people who talked to themselves were considered “crazy.” Now, experts consider self-talk to be one of the most effective therapeutic tools available.

Read my full post on Psychology Today’s website.

May 28, 2020

‘Mental Health Is Projected To Become A Pandemic Of Its Own,’ Says Journalist Lisa Ling

Bryan interviews journalist Lisa Ling, host of the new series The Road To A Vaccine, to talk about the mental health aftershocks of the Covid-19 pandemic coming down the pike as we speak.
Read my full post on Forbes.com.

May 22, 2020

How ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Champ Turned Businesswoman Is Helping Remote Workers Be More Productive

Bryan interviews Julianne Hough, two-time “Dancing With The Stars” champion, and learns about her new company project and how her personal mind/body philosophy has relevance for remote workers everywhere during this time of uncertainty, fear and despair.
Read my full post on Forbes.com.