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Month: October 2016

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Lonely is not a feeling when you are alone. Lonely is a feeling when no one cares… Singing helps to reduce depression and anxiety, increases the oxygen flow to your lungs and helps you have better posture. Women speak about 7,000 words a day – Men average just over 2,000.  It’s a myth that you only use 10% of your brain. Most of your brain is active almost all of the time. 82% teens don’t ring the doorbell. They text…

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Best Supplement To Improve IQ By 10%

Best Supplement To Improve IQ By 10%

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid — can improve IQ by 10%, new research finds. People in the study, who were aged over 65, were given 2g/day of DHA for a year. A control group was given a placebo of corn oil. The high quality study involved 240 Chinese individuals. Their IQ and other measures of cognitive function were tested after 6 and 12 months. The study’s authors explain the results: “…oral DHA supplementation (2 g/d) for 12 months…

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5 Things People With Integrity Do Differently

5 Things People With Integrity Do Differently

When you meet a person who has exceptional integrity, you know that there is just something different about them that might feel like an attracting force. There’s no real secret to being a person of integrity, and becoming that type of charismatic, honest person is something that everyone should try to accomplish for living a life of authenticity. Personal integrity is being true to who you are, personally, in spite of who you are with at the time, since your…

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8 Healing Benefits of the Herb Thyme

8 Healing Benefits of the Herb Thyme

Not only is thyme a fragrant and versatile herb for cooking, it has a wide range of therapeutic uses thanks to the potent antiseptic compound, thymol, found in the plant’s leaves. Thyme is an effective and well-known remedy for coughs and sore throats, but more and more research is piling up about thyme’s anti-microbial, anti-cancer and other health benefits. Here are some of my favorite uses for thyme: Eliminating Coughs, Respiratory Infections, Bronchitis and Whooping Cough: Thyme is officially recognized…

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7 Ways Mentally Strong People Bounce Back

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Bounce Back

For some people, failure becomes a permanent roadblock between them and success. For the mentally strong, however, setbacks are an opportunity to sharpen skills and become better at what they do. Whether they are passed up for a promotion or their side hustle costs more money than it earns, mentally strong people don’t let failure define them. Here’s how mentally strong people turn setbacks into comebacks: 1. They keep failure in proper perspective. Mentally strong people don’t get overly upset…

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Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and experience the beauty of this silent land. They released a series of photographs of single figures in the nature and used the slogan “Silence, Please”. A tag line was added by Simon Anholt, an international country branding consultant, “No talking, but action.” Eva Kiviranta the manager of the social media for VisitFinland.com said: “We decided,…

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Top 25 foods for longevity

Top 25 foods for longevity

The following 25 incredibly healthy foods have the potential to slow biological aging by acting in a number of ways. They provide unique antioxidants and nutrients that bolster our immune system, they defend against free radicals, they maintain a healthy blood-glucose and insulin level and they help to keep inflammation at bay. Almonds: Rich in vitamin E (an antioxidant) and a good source of monounsaturated fat (an anti-inflammatory). Avocados: High in monounsaturated fat and an excellent source of folate (which…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Winnie-The-Pooh characters all represent some type of mental disorder (Eeyore – Depression, Pooh – Addiction, Tigger – ADHD, Owl – OCD)   You can “rewire” your brain to be happy by simply recalling 3 things you’re grateful for every day for 21 days   The key to confidence is walking into a room and assuming everyone likes you Broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts all contain a little bit of cyanide Eating them primes your liver to deal better with other…

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Genetics May Explain Why Some People Feel Lonelier Than Others

Genetics May Explain Why Some People Feel Lonelier Than Others

We’ve all felt the emotional pain of loneliness at one point in our lives. It’s a very mysterious and complex emotional response that can occur even when an individual isn’t physically alone — still completely surrounded by friends, loved ones, coworkers and strangers. Loneliness also differs from ‘aloneness.’ Many people — especially introverts — find deep satisfaction in their solitude. They can disconnect from the world, recharge their energy, get to know themselves better and do creative work in peace….

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Gut Bacteria can Directly Affect Anxiety, Behavior and Emotional Health

Gut Bacteria can Directly Affect Anxiety, Behavior and Emotional Health

4 Tips to Balance your Gut from a Holistic Therapist. When treating those with anxiety, my clients and I work together to help balance different aspects of life: body, mind and spirit.  Science is showing us that cultivating good digestive health is a crucial piece of the treatment puzzle. Research is showing that the bacteria in your gut can directly affect your behavior and emotions…. This might be surprising for many, however it’s a critical, and often overlooked factor in…

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