Rewire Your Brain to Generate Joy

Rewire Your Brain to Generate Joy

Where is our joy located? It’s an odd question. Especially during these past few weeks. Perhaps you think joy is in your heart, or maybe you experience joy as a state of mind.

It turns out, according to scientists, joy originates in the limbic system of the brain—the part of the brain that controls emotion, behavior, and long-term memory. Unlike happiness, which is a cognitive experience based in the brain’s neocortex, joy is an emotion we feel without conscious thought. We feel joy without thinking about it, and we can train our brains to feel it often.

A Woman Should Have...

A Woman Should Have…

This poem has been said to have been written by Maya Angelou, but it is written by none other than the brilliant Pamela Redmond, New York Times-bestselling author of more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including the show that I am binge watching right now, Younger. It’s an honor to have her personally share her poem on EricaDiamond.com today in honor of International Women’s Day.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

The Power of Forgiveness and The Cancer of Holding a Grudge

The Power of Forgiveness and The Cancer of Holding a Grudge

“Forgiveness is powerful and hate is too, but one heals and the other destroys. Determine what end you want to be on because they both affect your life and that of others. Lessen the burden on your spirit by carrying less anger and more love instead. Don’t hold yourself hostage to what impedes your growth. –Marala Scott

23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy.

1. Turn Off Alerts

It’s terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It’s essential you shut these notifications off! Trust me, you’ll see efficiency skyrocket once you tell your phone to shut its blabbering mouth.

8 Weird Reasons You’re Tired All the Time

8 Weird Reasons You’re Tired All the Time

You stayed up late binge-watching The Crown. Then you woke up extra early to beat the boss to the office. Some days, there’s no mystery as to why you need an extra shot of espresso (and if you can’t sleep no matter what you try, check out these 10 sleep myths and real solutions for better shuteye.)

But sometimes, the root of your fatigue isn’t so obvious, and everything from a hidden health issue to your gym habits could be to blame. “It’s like asking a pediatrician why a baby is crying; the answer could be any number of things,” says Tanvir Hussain, MD, a preventive cardiologist in Los Angeles.

Mitsou on Music, Overnight Fame, Reinvention, and Living Life on Her Own Terms

Mitsou on Music, Overnight Fame, Reinvention, and Living Life on Her Own Terms

Welcome back to the second season of the Erica Diamond Podcast! This is probably one of my favorite interviews to date. Please listen to the entire episode if you can. Mitsou shares so much with us, in the most engaging and candid ways.

Mitsou was catapulted to overnight success as a teenager, and then by 22, called herself a “has-been.” She talks about the music industry, what overnight fame felt like… and then having to reinvent herself. Her struggles with an eating disorder, and aging as a media host. I have no doubt, you will fall in love with Mitsou.

Boosting Your Children's Self-Esteem and Body Image

Boosting Your Children’s Self-Esteem and Body Image

Whether you thought Jlo and Shakira’s halftime Super Bowl performance was empowering or inappropriate, we can all agree we want to raise daughters (and sons) with healthy self-esteem and a positive body image.

This morning on Global TV, I shared just how we can do that.

And as for the halftime performance, I am leaving it up to a few smart ones to express how I felt. Personally, I was mesmerized.

Here are the words of wisdom, in my humble opinion…

Dr. Deborah Gilboa: On Raising Resilient and Independent Kids

Dr. Deborah Gilboa: On Raising Resilient and Independent Kids

Welcome back to the second season of the Erica Diamond Podcast! I recently saw Dr. G speak in Montreal on how to raise resilient children, and I was truly captivated. She’s both exceptionally knowledgeable, and extremely relatable, which you will come to hear throughout our interview.

Hear how we can foster resilience at home AND in the workplace. Know when to rescue our kids, and when to hang them out to dry! Dr. Deborah Gilboa will walk us through it all.

Listen for new episodes every second Monday!

4 Skincare Routines To Try This Winter

4 Skincare Routines To Try This Winter

There’s nothing like the cold, harsh weather of winter to dry out your skin fast. The good news is, with the right skincare routine, any skin type can look hydrated and glowing all winter long. But, choosing the right routine is crucial to getting the results you’re going for.

Are you ready to banish dry, itchy, lifeless winter skin for good? Here are four great skincare routines to try this winter! I have provided links that take you further in depth for each routine.

5 'Must-Have' Mom Apps and 'Must Listen To' Mom Podcasts to Entertain and Inspire in 2020!

5 ‘Must-Have’ Mom Apps and ‘Must Listen To’ Mom Podcasts to Entertain and Inspire in 2020!

Yesterday morning on Global News, I shared 5 Great ‘Must-Have’ Mom Apps and ‘Must Listen To’ Mom Podcasts to Entertain and Inspire in 2020! We tell moms to put away their phones, but yesterday we offered ways to use it for enjoyment, pleasure and productivity.

Please feel free to let us know what podcasts you’re enjoying and what apps you’re using.

Also, stay tuned for a little announcement…