Month: October 2019

How Your Breath Controls Your Mood and Attention

New research explores the relationship between the pace and intentionality of your breathing, and the brain networks involved in mood, attention, and body awareness. Slow down, and pay attention to your breath. It’s not merely common-sense advice. It also reflects what meditation, yoga, and other stress-reducing therapies teach: that focusing on the timing and pace…
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Taking Back Our Power

Give me a child for the first seven years, and I’ll give you the man. – Francis Xavier (1506-1552), co-founder Jesuits For over 400 years, the Jesuits have offered this popular adage to their community. While many people are aware of this saying, I believe that few are aware of its meaning. Basically, the Jesuits…
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How to Be More Self-Aware and Strive to Be a Better Person

On a scale of 1-10, how self-aware do you think you are? If you don’t know how to answer this question, you aren’t alone. One study estimates that only 10-15% of people are truly self-aware.[1] If self-awareness is so important, why do so many people struggle with it, let alone understand what it means? A…
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4 Ways to Live in a More Conscious Way

The word “conscious” has nearly become a buzzword these days, meaning it has started being used in ways which drift from what it actually means. What does it actually mean to be conscious and live in a more conscious way? Here are just a few examples of what this means. Be Deliberate in Your Thoughts,…
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What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCT was developed by Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, and…
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8 Powerful Steps To Positive Thinking

“Positive thinking makes us aware of the fact that our problems never had a life of their own. They were kept alive by our fixations, intense focus and the incredible amounts of energy we allocated to them.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc The way we think influences the way we feel. And the way we feel…
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How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with 7 No-Nonsense Techniques

As much as it may pain us to do it, stepping out of our comfort zone is where we find growth. Remaining where we feel comfortable often leads us to miss out on important and exciting opportunities. This can lead to both regrets and being trapped in the same routine. If you’ve had enough of…
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5 Ways to Supercharge Your Teams Motivation With Mindfulness

Mindfulness is no longer a buzzword that you can ignore. In fact, companies like Google and Nike are treating it as their secret recipe for a successful workforce. If you’re a struggling entrepreneur with a discontented team, or newly promoted human resource manager with the task of boosting team motivation then, mindfulness is the way…
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Hypnotic Healing and the Mysterious Relationship Between Mind and Body

In the 1840s, a Scottish doctor living in India named James Esdaile was frequently visited by men with enormous tumours (weighing up to 45 kg) in the scrotum, caused by mosquito bites. The operation to remove them was so painful that men would often put it off for years, only having it as a last…
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Mindfulness Can Help Us Process Fear More Rationally, Study Finds

If you’re deeply afraid of something, like spiders or heights, a therapist might suggest that you undergo a process called exposure therapy to try to help you release some of that anxiety. Exposure therapy, which involves facing that threatening thing while in a safe environment, has been a standard psychological practice for years—but a new…
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Scientists Explain How to Release Stress Trapped in Your Body

We all know the signs of common stress and chronic stress: Tense shoulders Lower back pain Achy joints Diminished sleep Irritability Higher frustration levels Less emotional control Impaired judgment. Do you notice how the symptoms aren’t just physical?  It affects our entire being.  We carry that stress in our minds and our bodies. It can…
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7 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Journal for Mindset Growth

For many people, journaling is perceived as a children’s activity that brings a few benefits here and there. For other people, journaling is a hobby and a relaxing activity that they practice very occasionally. Finally, for the last category of people, journaling is a powerful tool that’s constantly leveraged for self-improvement purposes. Well, regardless of…
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What is Soul Growth?

Often as a child we are asked ‘What do you want to be when you grow up’? The answers vary from child to child as their years advance for each of those children.  It is a typical question asked of various cultures, each one with its own parameters & definitions. However, how many of you…
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How To Boost Your Brain Health

People have always attempted to stop the effects of time on their minds and bodies alike. In Ancient Greece, people thought that the gods consumed ambrosia, which gave them strength and immunity from the sands of time. Ambrosia, the fountain of youth, or some experimental drug that would grant us perfect health – anything that…
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The Importance of Self-Trust

Of all the relationships in our life, none is more complicated or important than the one we have with ourselves. The cornerstone of this relationship is self-trust. Unfortunately it is quite easy to damage the trust we place in ourselves. Why? Because during our lives all of us have, or will, make choices and decisions that…
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6 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence and How It Distorts Your Perception & Behavior

High emotional intelligence is increasingly being linked to overall life success. Rather than the standard cognitive intelligence (IQ) test, research suggests that emotional intelligence (or ‘EQ’) is more important in determining an individual’s success when it comes to work, relationships and general well-being. On the flip side, low emotional intelligence can be inhibiting and distort…
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Top Tips for Understanding and Managing Stress

Beat stress for good. Here’s how. Most of us have busy lives. This isn’t always a bad thing, but being consistently busy can lead to feeling stressed out and tired. Long-term stress can have a seriously detrimental impact on our overall health, so keeping your stress levels low is very important. Being stressed puts us…
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Why Do You Forget Your Dreams?

New research in mice has identified a group of neurons that helps reveal why and how the brain forgets dreams, according to Medical News Today. The final stage of sleep is called rapid eye movement or REM, and it’s this stage when your brain does the most dreaming. The report cited new research in mice that…
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