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Rewire Your Brain to Think Positively

Rewire Your Brain to Think Positively

When you walk into your kitchen, what do you notice first, the beautiful flowers on the counter or dirty dishes in the sink? If it’s the dirty dishes, that would be quite common – noticing the negative before the positive. Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and best-selling author, reported that we’re evolutionarily wired to notice bad over good. This clearly made sense 200,000 years ago for our ancestors who were trying to avoid threats and survive. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s…

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“The worst times can be the best if you think with positive energy.”  – Domenico Dolce Have you wondered what exactly is positive energy? According to Annie’s Hallmark, “Positive energy is the natural energy that supports life.  Ancients commonly referred to this energy as “chi” or “prana,” but today science refers to this as “vital force.” Feeling low or negative is a normal thing that happens with all of the ups and downs that life has to offer. It can…

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22 Life-Changing Lessons From “The Motivation Manifesto”

22 Life-Changing Lessons From “The Motivation Manifesto”

by Laura Probert   March 3, 2016  Have you ever read a book and wished you’d written it yourself? For me, that book is Brendon Burchard’s The Motivation Manifesto — a compelling primer on how to overcome self-doubt and establish personal freedom. I’ve dedicated many years to studying the art of training my mind, feeling my body, and untethering my soul, and this book’s powerful words had me constantly nodding my head. Brendon Burchard — an acclaimed author and motivational…

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7 Ways To Become The Healthy, Upbeat Person You Want To Be

7 Ways To Become The Healthy, Upbeat Person You Want To Be

by Dr. Frank Lipman    May 6, 2015 Optimism — it does both your mind and body good. In fact, numerous studies indicate that optimists generally enjoy healthier hearts, brains, immunity and tend to live longer than their less upbeat counterparts. But for some, optimism is easier said than done. Let’s say you weren’t born with an innate abundance of optimism, or perhaps life’s challenges have tamped down some of your enthusiasm … then what? The answer is to teach…

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The Scientifically Proven Mental Shift That Makes You Physically Healthier

The Scientifically Proven Mental Shift That Makes You Physically Healthier

by Dr. Patricia Thompson    February 4, 2015  In this day and age, you would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the powerful mind-body connection. For example, we know that exercise helps alleviate depression, yoga is great for stress management, eating vegetables and other superfoods can make you happier and the way you walk can boost your mood. So, for your overall mental health, you should definitely be exercising, eating right and engaging in…

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4 Strategies for Attracting Positive People

4 Strategies for Attracting Positive People

Judith Orloff       Jan 7, 2016 Are you tired of the type of people you are attracting in your life? Do you want a more commanding role in who you attract? Positive energy is that mysterious, seemingly elusive magnetism between us that enhances love, friendship, work, and all endeavors seeking success. As a psychiatrist, I work with my patients to help them grasp the energetic exchange between people —those who give energy, and those who drain it.  Understanding…

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5 Daily Disciplines that Reprogram Your Mind to Stay Positive

5 Daily Disciplines that Reprogram Your Mind to Stay Positive

Did you know there are simple ways you can override default negative thoughts, essentially hypnotizing your mind to think positive? There is no getting around the fact that negativity is all around us, and this has a significant impact on your mind. In fact, the brain is innately programmed with a “negativity bias” – the tendency for your brain to be more sensitive to unpleasant stimuli. Scientists believe the tendency to react more strongly to negative input had a good…

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Do You Fall for the ‘Nocebo Effect?’ 5 Ways to Stay Positive for Better Health

Do You Fall for the ‘Nocebo Effect?’ 5 Ways to Stay Positive for Better Health

Scientific studies confirm that a placebo (a dummy medication or procedure) can genuinely benefit a person’s health. But its sinister cousin, the “nocebo effect,” creates expectations of harm, which can lead to seriously negative health consequences. From Health Secrets: The Best Remedies From Around the World (Reader’s Digest Association Books) A patient’s expectations of a treatment clearly influence the way it works. The authors of a 2012 German study note that vulnerable, ill, or injured patients are highly receptive to…

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3 Ways Your Mind Can Give You A Healthier Heart

3 Ways Your Mind Can Give You A Healthier Heart

Healthier hearts aren’t just about diet and exercise, the mind can help too. Being grateful helps patients recover from heart failure, a new study finds. On top, two previous studies have found that optimistic people have healthier hearts and that a strong sense of purpose may lower heart disease risk. In the new study, Dr Paul J. Mills and colleagues studied how gratefulness affected people suffering from asymptomatic heart failure. He said: “We found that more gratitude in these patients…

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11 Ways To Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

11 Ways To Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

BY JO CASEY    JANUARY 7, 2014  Do you ever get frustrated that the world seems to be on a downward spiral? It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of war, environmental damage and inequality. But there’s a way you can take back your sense of control and power and, as the saying goes, be the change you wish to see in the world. 1. Be grateful. Not just for the things you have in your world, but for…

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