Mind & Brain

7 Mindfulness Practices That Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety disorder. It can be difficult to overcome, but next time you have an anxious or worried mind, try these 7 techniques. 1) Slow down. Have you noticed that everything …

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12 brutal truths about being alone that only introverts will understand

Here’s the thing: We live in an “extroverted culture.” The ideal is to be outgoing, friendly, spontaneous, bold. If you’re none of that, you’re called anti-social. This is what society would like you to believe about introverts. By definition, an introvert is someone “characterized by a preference for subdued and solitary experiences.” Which, quite honestly, is only slightly true. …

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7 ways to develop mental strength and increase resilience (when you’re a chronic worrier)

I can’t believe it’s happened again! Just when I thought I had reached a level of peace with some major life decisions. Yet it’s all backfired. You see, I finally summoned the courage to walk away from a successful and secure career to embark on a completely new adventure. What is it about this messy, …

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3 science-backed reasons why sharing your goals publicly makes you less likely to succeed

Do you want to succeed? Of course, you do. And what would be more important to success than “goals?” Set goals. Short-term goals. Long-term goals. For the most part, the habit of goal-setting is crucial if you want to succeed in life. No one argues with that. But there’s one way you can do it …

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How to get your life together: 8 seriously effective life hacks

How do you get your life together? What does that term even mean? One thing is clear though: We all have our own definition of what a “good life” is. From having a stable career, becoming financially independent, to having meaningful relationships, having your life together looks different for all of us. In this guide, …

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The magnetic power of a narcissist can easily draw you in

The truth is, we have, at one point or another, had relationships with narcissists. You may have even been raised by narcissists. However platonic or romantic, brief or long-term, we’ve all tried to keep a narcissist in our lives. And we’ve all found ourselves asking why? They’re self-centered, extremely manipulative, attention-seeking, and cause us nothing but …

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A chiropractor warns: Don’t sleep on your right side!

Problems with sleep are becoming increasingly common. If you don’t sleep well, you increase the risk of depression, high blood pressure, high stress and increased weight. While experts recommend sleeping 7-8 hours per night, there are other factors you should consider. It’s not just about the quantity of time you spend in bed. You also …

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The surprising impact of intermittent fasting on the aging process, according to a Harvard study

Countless research studies have shown the benefits of intermittent fasting, and now Harvard scientists have closely examined its impact on the aging process. Intermittent fasting refers to an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. The most common intermittent fasting methods involve daily 16 hour fasts, or fasting for 24 hours, twice …

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A psychologist explains the best way to rewire your brain to let go of negative thoughts

You already know that positive thinking leads to a more fulfilling life. That much is clear. But how can you actually think positive when your mind is consistently stuck on the negative? And how can you do it naturally…without using medication or alcohol? Well…that’s exactly what Alison Ledgerwood talks about in this TEDx talk today. …

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