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    6 Powerhouse Tips for Using Positive Affirmations

    You’ve probably heard that affirmations can help you be more motivated and successful in meeting your goals. But did you know that there are some ways you can supercharge your affirmations to make them even more powerful, even transformative? Say you want to lose weight and get fit. If your affirmation is “I will lose weight and go to the gym every day,” how does that make you feel? There’s a heaviness in the energy of that statement that’s not very motivating. It focuses on the negative aspects of your goal (the need to lose weight and the obligation to go to the gym) and pushes the goal out into…

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    8 Top Tips to Deal with Change

    Change is so difficult for many to deal with. Use these tips to help you in dealing with change. 1. Acceptance This is probably the biggest step and the most necessary one. Accept that life will always be changing. It’s the one true thing you can depend on above all else. When you and your friends were hanging out in high school, it all changed when you graduated. There are and will be plenty more examples throughout your life. 2. Don’t Get Too Comfortable The biggest changes seem to always happen when we are content or comfortable. While there may not be scientific evidence to back this up, you should…

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    30 Simple Ways to Be Kinder to Someone Today

    Being kind isn’t difficult. Once you set your mindset to ‘Kind,’ you’ll notice all sorts of opportunities throughout your day to reach out and be kind to someone. As a bonus, once you’re in the kindness loop, you’ll notice you feel happier and more fulfilled. Scientists call this ‘the helper’s high’ as altruistic acts trigger the same endorphins as a ‘runner’s high’! Here are some simple everyday ways of including kindness in your day. Stop to let a pedestrian cross the street or to allow another driver into the traffic. Say please and thank you. Say good morning and good night to your colleagues. Smile at a stranger. Hold the…

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    Life Lessons: Finding Meaning In Hard Times

    In times like these, hopelessness is a common feeling. There are tragedies on the news every day. The economy never seems to fully recover. On top of that, our daily lives can bring challenges and negativity sometimes. Every person faces these situations differently, though. Some find comfort in religion and spirituality; others turn to meditation or therapy. And others, unfortunately, adopt unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as drinking to manage their grief, anguish, and sadness. However, looking at hard times in a different light can also help in adopting more positive coping mechanisms. One good way to reinterpret hardships is to find meaning in them. And how can you do this?      …

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    5 Ways To Find Happiness Instead Of Getting It From Food

    Do you find food to be your only source of happiness? How’s it working out for you? Chances are, not very good. However, you’re not alone; millions of people around the world suffer from food addiction. Food addiction has nothing to do with being greedy, as some people may wrongfully assume; but rather a psychological condition that binds to food. So is there any way out? Yes, absolutely. In fact, you should start implementing the tips below to find happiness in the real things in life, and not be held prisoner by food any longer! Get In Your Workouts Exercise is so much more important than making you look good.…

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    Healthy Stress vs. Unhealthy Stress

    The phrase “healthy stress” may seem like an oxymoron, but it’s actually a reality. Stress is inescapable; everyone feels some stress at some points throughout their lives. Our bodies are therefore equipped to handle certain types and amounts of stress. We can even benefit from it. So what is the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress? What makes stress healthy? Here are some things to think about regarding stress and its role in your health. Healthy Stress The Great Motivator Without stress, not very much would get done. Stress is what drives you to teach your kids proper behavior, to earn money, and to pay your bills on time. It…

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    Foods & Drinks That May Increase Anxiety

    If you suffer from anxiety, you may blame certain triggers in your environment for bringing on the anxious feelings. But what you eat and drink can have a profound effect on your body’s chemistry. Some foods and drinks may actually worsen your anxiety. Here are some of the culprits. Drinks Coffee As you might have expected, the caffeine in coffee can make anxiety worse. It causes constriction of blood vessels and that feeling of the “jitters.” It can also cause or worsen insomnia. In addition, coffee inhibits the absorption of Vitamin C, an important nutrient for optimal mind and body function. Soft Drinks and Colas Even if you choose caffeine-free,…

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    Ancient Wisdom for Reversing Disease

    We all know somebody… or at least have read about a celebrity who swears-by the healing power of TCM (traditional Chinese Medicine); such as acupuncture and acupressure. So why is it that an ancient healing art that has over 2500 years worth of proven results – with over a billion faithful followers, can’t seem to gain a strong foothold in Western culture? Eastern culture on the other hand, fully embraces natural therapies – with Chinese lawmakers recently giving TCM a bigger role in the hospital system. Unfortunately in Western culture, Big Pharma has a tendency to strangle natural healing practices. They do this to protect their market share. The pharma…

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    What Is Leptin Resistance?

    Before we saw the world as a globe spinning in the vast expanse of space we once believed it was flat and the sun revolved around us. Before we knew the dangers of mercury—as a neurotoxin and overall health no-no—it was once considered the go-to treatment for a host of medical conditions, for everything from syphilis to parasites. Before we had modern health-conscious cosmetics women would adorn themselves with lead-filled face paint and wash their skin with ammonia. They would slowly poison themselves but were convinced it was essential for true beauty. The knowledge we have gained over the years has not come without a fair share of innocent misunderstandings,…