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The Neuroscience of Happiness

May 16, 2017

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Neurocience

The Miraculous Human Brain The wiring and chemistry of our brains defines every experience and every behavior, which makes using neuroscience the best way to unravel and understand any aspect of the human experience. Whether you are happy, sad, angry, inspired, stressed, or something else entirely, looking at how your brain functions can be a big […]

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PURSUING HAPPINESS

April 25, 2017

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Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.  (Abraham Lincoln)                                                           This new series of posts is all about pursuing happiness. We’re going […]

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Dealing with Pressure

April 13, 2017

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Now that we have looked at what pressure is and explored its causes and effects, it is time to turn our attention to perhaps the most important part of this discussion – dealing with pressure. In this posting, we are going to take a close look at specific tactics and strategies that can help you […]

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Tips for Being the Best You Possible

April 4, 2017

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  Below are 10 tips for being the best YOU possible. They will help you stay true to yourself and allow you to follow your heart’s desires. #1 – Give yourself permission to have dreams and goals in your life, regardless of what your family and friends may say or think. If you want to be a rock […]

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Focusing on your Strengths

March 21, 2017

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Focusing on your Strengths

Use Time Wisely You only have 24 hours each day and you get to choose how to spend them. Obviously, a certain number are required for the activities that sustain life such as eating and sleeping (a big chunk); but, there are quite a number of remaining hours. My suggestion is that you spend them focusing […]

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Cause and Effect of Pressure

March 7, 2017

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sCause and effect are always interrelated, which means that when dealing with pressure, you have to understand the cause and effect of pressure. As we discussed in the last post, pressure is often caused by the fear the erupts when an individual must perform at his/her highest level or face the consequences of failing. We also talked […]

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Pressure Is a Powerful Force

February 28, 2017

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Pressure is a powerful force. It is probably one of the most significant drivers of negative behavior that we encounter. Today, we are going to start exploring why that is true. Let’s start with the premise that that the lack of understanding and inability to deal with pressure causes people to fail. The typical lifestyle today […]

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Use Rejection to Succeed

January 31, 2017

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Use Rejection to Succeed

  When you do not get the job you wanted so badly, when your colleague gets the promotion instead of you, when someone says no when you ask for a date, it hurts! Rejection hurts! It makes us feel bad. No one likes it. Even though it hurts terribly and we would all love to […]

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Eat Right and Exercise to Reduce Stress

January 24, 2017

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Who Controls Our Happiness

A Healthy Diet Is Critical There is no question – at least not for me – eating healthy is key in controlling stress. An unhealthy diet is a major factor in stress overload. It hurts you physically and mentally.  It weakens your system and puts you at risk for all kinds of health issues. It depletes your energy, makes you […]

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Re-frame Criticism

January 10, 2017

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Most people automatically flinch when they hear the word “criticism.”  Hearts beat a little faster and preparation for the worst is set in motion. Rather than react in such a typical way, you would be wise to re-frame criticism. What Is Criticism Really? Have you ever looked up synonyms for criticism? If you have, you […]

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