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Month: October 2014

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

By Joachim Vogt Isaksen Have you ever had the experience of waking up one day following a lousy night’s sleep after several nightmares and thought to yourself: “this is going to be a crappy day”, and at the end of the day concluded that your predictions were correct and this was exactly what happened? You may have been thinking to yourself that you completely predicted the outcome of your day, and that you probably should have stayed at home this…

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5 Ways to Create a Better Day-to-Day Reality for Yourself

5 Ways to Create a Better Day-to-Day Reality for Yourself

BY AMATEO RA    OCTOBER 14, 2014       Author Brooke Alexandra: We all pray for simple ways to make our quality of life better, and in reality, it’s an inside job. We have to do the work ourselves and the more we incorporate healthy practices of the mind, body and spirit into our lives, the more simple, positive and flowing our lives become. Here are 5 Healthy Daily Routines to start working towards creating the life you truly…

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The Spice That Can Strengthen Your Brain

The Spice That Can Strengthen Your Brain

AgingCare.com    October 14, 2014 What if there was something sitting in your pantry that had the potential to naturally boost your brain power? Turmeric, the golden-orange spice commonly used in curries, may play a role in enhancing the brain’s ability to build new cells—a process called neurogenesis—according to a group of German researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine. The key appears to be a compound found in turmeric, aromatic turmerone, that previous studies have shown can reduce…

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5 Ways to Make Yourself Believe in Yourself

5 Ways to Make Yourself Believe in Yourself

To do well in life, you must believe in yourself. You are the one person you can truly rely on. Your belief about yourself, and your abilities, reflects in your personal success and happiness.  When you lack confidence in yourself, others pick up on that, and don’t take you seriously, and in turn your confidence can shrink even more. Belief in yourself opens the doors of opportunity to your dreams and aspirations. It allows you to live your truth and…

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Positive Thoughts To Dwell On

Positive Thoughts To Dwell On

by Thomas A. Richards, Ph.D., Psychologist We spend hours and hours dwelling and ruminating on the negative and fearful things in our lives. We worry about what could go wrong, instead of focusing and paying attention to the rational, the positive and the good.  We should train ourselves to focus on thoughts that will move us forward in the right direction.  Read one of these statements to yourself every day — and dwell on it.  It’s about time we started…

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10 New Insights into Sleep: Discover What The Latest Psych Research Has Taught Us

10 New Insights into Sleep: Discover What The Latest Psych Research Has Taught Us

1. How sleep after learning enhances memory Sleep after learning encourages brain cells to make connections with other brain cells, new research has shown for the first time. The connections, called dendritic spines, enable the flow of information across the synapses. One of the study’s authors, Dr. Wen-Biao Gan, said: “We’ve known for a long time that sleep plays an important role in learning and memory. If you don’t sleep well you won’t learn well. But what’s the underlying physical…

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Tips for Staying Grounded

Tips for Staying Grounded

Though we live in a materialistic culture, most people don’t really know how to be fully present in the “material” of their own body. In fact, we do many things to escape the experience of feeling and being present in our own skin. What does it really mean to be “grounded”? The word, of course, carries the connotation of being connected with the ground, the earth, and that which is solid. A person who is grounded is able to really…

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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

BY DR. LISA SAMUEL  MARCH 4, 2013  I am often hesitant about fad supplements, products that become popular overnight, or that claim to have great health benefits. However, the recent trend toward consuming chia seeds has not disappointed me! I decided to incorporate chia into my family’s dietary routine, as it assists in weight loss as well as reducing glucose levels which can benefit diabetics.1 My whole family has benefited from its addition to our meals, and my husband has…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

11 Natural Treatments For Depression

by Lissa Rankin As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy prescription-writing behavior. I don’t mean to diminish the pain someone who is depressed might experience. But tears are healthy. Sadness doesn’t always need treatment. And it’s important to remember that the pain muscle and the joy muscle are the same. If you can’t feel…

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14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein

14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein

BY NADYA ANDREEVA    DECEMBER 21, 2013  Clean protein is harder to come by than you might think. Pesticides, heavy metals, and antibiotics are abundant in almost all factory-produced nonorganic meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs. Fast food joints pump almost all of their items with food flavorings and chemicals to increase shelf life. To avoid all the negative health effects, go for the following foods whenever possible. Make friends with farmers at the closest farmers’ market, read food labels…

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