Seeking Healthier Alternatives

But even if you don't believe it, you need to fake it until you make it. Try to only enter your bed when you are about to sleep, reduce the wakeful activities you might be doing while you are in bed so that your body learns that being in bed …

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What Makes Us Feel Good?

The numbers do not sound alarming, but with so many women giving birth, chances are everyone either knew someone or heard about someone who died in childbirth. My first shock concerning aging was at the age of thirty-nine. Regaining your vision will allow you to see where the gifts of …

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What Can I Do About My Stress?

I know one person who gave up his smartphone entirely for his therapeutic winter. When I was growing up, our family had a big vegetable garden, and one of the things my mother and father loved to do was to give vegetables away to family, friends and even strangers. Often …

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How Often Did This Happen?

Keep it on your bedside table if you're prone to waking up from bad dreams. Parents and teachers can help adolescents develop skills to cope with deficits in these areas, but what's needed during the middle school years is patience and a willingness to allow kids to deal with their …

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The Daily Dinner Meeting

And consider those advertisements that mean to touch you deeply through a display of love, affection, and compassion, such as the one of a mother whose annoyance turns to tender joy when the son she was about to scold presents her with flowers he was holding behind his back. However …

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On Needing Heroes

A combination of her father's anxieties and the conservative medical opinion of her family doctor led to her spending most of a year convalescing in bed. First, I had deal with the awful physical sensations that made me feel miserable; Only you can decide if you're up for the challenge …

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Positive Psychology

Identifying expectations and cultivating passion are imperative, but you must also develop a roadmap. For instance, self-care might be turning off Netflix at 10 p. This type of vegetable is high in sulfurofane, a key nutrient that encourages your estrogen to metabolize down the correct pathway in the liver. We …

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Short-Term Happiness

Information distribution methods include news and media, textarticles, magazines and periodicals, technical journals, and entertainment, among other channels. The classification of these organs may be different but all of them have a parallel in Western medicine and once we have overcome problems of translation (philosophical, cultural and linguistic) they mainly …

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The Forgiveness Reconciliation Model

Although a better way to boost those oxytocin levels might be to turn up as 'you', along with your best smile and a genuine interest in the other person. I also felt connected in new ways to people who had difficulty in speaking--like my former neighbor with Down syndrome whom …

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You Get The Blessing From Above

We are not just one archetype, although we may relate to a few, or have one or two, be dominant. They begin to take care of themselves, and they step into the energy field of equality, celebrating their wholeness, their 100 percent, and bringing their 100 percent to whatever is …

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People Have The Power

Pain coming from a leg that's not there reminds me of one of those Zen riddles about a tree falling in the forest. Although wheat has been known as the staff of life for over eight thousand years, I believe that our off-balance microbiomes, with the inflamed intestines that result …

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No One Can Fix Me But Me

Over time, what looked like a blurry blob of color became more defined until I could see an outline. While some people believe that fringy prognosticators like psychics and astrologers can predict future events, most of us think that such predictions are worthless. Home-schooled by his mother to nurture his …

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Don't Overthink It

Curiously, several of my patients, completely independently of each other, noted an interesting observation about their angel helpers. We were discussing the key deliverables of the new job along with the various levels of stakeholder management that were now required daily. It is a state of gentle but broad awareness …

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Standing Up For Assent

You will seldom find them as crusading missionaries who are willing to sacrifice certain individuals for the sake of a supposedly pious idea. We put responsibility on the outside world, on Fate, or on God, to not only supply us with a vision but to make it irresistibly compelling. First …

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Kindly Incompetent

It can happen to those who do high-level physical activity in bursts, and their bodies have not been prepared for that intensity of exercise. They make money using the time and efforts of the 95% of people with a negative mental attitude. So, you might want to try the different …

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It's So Hard To Wait

I think what happened is that the medical team just forgot the patient had a context. When your anxiety arises and you feel unsettled, see if the Grounding and Focusing practice helps. Thankfully, I failed in swaying my jury of one and, thankfully, I was proven very wrong. Who hasn't …

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Pretending Something Never Happened

Often we are reluctant to accept the need for practice, but there's really no escaping it. She tried to turn her daughter to leave, but the girl was intractable. After all, most neuroscientists look for material causes to produce brain effects, so dismissed spirituality out of hand. Although this inner …

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