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This Breathing Calm You Down In 60 Seconds

This Breathing Exercise Will Calm You Down In 60 Seconds

Stress may be an unavoidable part of life, but the way you respond to it is totally in your control. We reached out to LA-based breathwork expert Ashley Neese for an easy routine that anyone can use to bust through stress naturally. Give it a try and feel yourself unwind.

ashleyneesebreathworkChanging the way you breathe is the fastest way to change how you feel.

When you’re anxious about an upcoming presentation at work, stressed from rush-hour traffic, or feeling edgy from a poor night’s sleep, regulating your breath will calm you down quickly.

Stress jump-starts the body’s fight or flight response, which tenses muscles and keeps our mind narrowly focused on whatever is causing the stress...

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The Mindset-Shifting Hack

The Mindset-Shifting Hack That Gets You What You Really Want

mantramonday_mindsetshifting-825x496Mindset is everything. You’ve heard that a thousand times and probably even tried some pretty compelling mindset practices in order to shift your thoughts and hopefully manifest your desires — right?

I’ve done it all. I’ve tried everything from writing affirmations 100 times a night and creating vision boards to posting notes all over my house to remind me of how I want to think and feel.

While some of the practices worked for a while, they felt too cumbersome and repetitive to keep up with. That is, until about eight months ago, when I found the most powerful mindset hack I’ve ever tried.

After a particularly difficult few months in my business, I had begun to struggle to believe things could get better, or were gettin...

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Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy

The Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy (And How To Trigger Them)

whatmakesyouhappy-825x496When we ask ourselves what makes us happy, we often think of the circumstances, possessions, or people in our lives. In reality, happiness is largely a chemical experience. Four main neurochemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters generated in the brain are fundamentally responsible for creating the sensations and emotions we’ve come to associate with happiness.

This is actually great news. It means even when circumstances, possessions, or people in our lives aren’t exactly as we’d like them to be, there are simple ways we can increase our happy brain chemicals and alter our moods.

I talk about this with my mindfulness students in elementary school, and they really understand the concept...

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Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential OilThe health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its aroma which has a particularly clean aroma.

Lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. The flowers of lavender are fragrant in nature and have been used for making potpourri for centuries. Traditionally, lavender essential oil has also been used in making perfumes. The oil is very useful in aromatherapy and many aromatic preparations and combinations are made using lavender oil.

Lavender oil blends well with many other essential oils including cedarwood,...

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What is the meaning of life?

The True Meaning Of Life – Explained By 3rd Graders

What is the meaning of life? This is one of the most asked questions. At a very young age I began to ponder this very question and not too long ago I connected variables that allowed me to find it. Just as I, many claim to have found the true definition regarding what the meaning of life is.

Some people even come to grow in their career paths with intentions to search for the answer. I strongly believe that everyone has their own claim. And I also strongly believe that the answers vary for everyone as each and one of us have different ideologies.

Out of all of the answers that I have come across, this specific video of third graders has caught my attention most. Even though many don’t believe that children are smart...

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5 ways to fuel your brain

The brain is incredibly dynamic and has the potential and the ability to change at any point throughout our entire life. You have the power to enhance your brain function, protect your brain from damage and counteract the effects of aging! It all comes down to your everyday decisions.

Here are 5 small changes you can make in your life that can mean big differences in your cognitive abilities:

CONSUME MORE (HEALTHY) FAT

5ways-1Omega-3 fatty acids — which are found in foods like salmon, flaxseed and walnuts — offer a number of health benefits, such as improving cognitive performance and warding off mental and mood disorders...

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How to Deal with Chronic Fear and Anxiety?

chronic anxiety man_croppedIn this section we address things you can do on your own to work with fear and anxiety. We do not cover the many valuable techniques and therapies available when working with professional psychologists or other providers. These are essential for those who have experienced trauma or are suffering from intense chronic fear or anxiety.

Avoid avoidance

The only way to deal with fear is to face it. Avoiding it prevents us from moving forward—it makes us anxious. Therapists can be invaluable in helping us work through our avoiding strategies. If you have experienced trauma, it is especially important to work with a therapist to create a safe environment where you can face your fear and reconstruct your memories.

Another technique in milder situations is to use mindfulness meditation techniques...

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Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Emotions

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Many people even report experiencing profound personal growth after difficult periods in their lives. But this period of growth only occurs when the negative emotions are dealt with in a healthy way.
Rather than getting caught up in the suffering (“I can’t stop going over what I did wrong”) or trying to mask the feelings (“I just try to push it out of my mind”), a responsible and productive way to deal with negative emotions is to accept them as a natural human response to pain.
When you find yourself struggling with a difficult emotion, try one of these strategies:

  • Drop the thoughts you are telling yourself about the situation and turn your awareness toward your body...
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Rock your Internal Body Clock

What if it’s not what you eat, but when you eat?! When your internal body clock is off, it can contribute to or worsen obesity, insomnia, diabetes and depression.

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The Keys To Massive Success

Video- Tony Robbins – The Keys To Massive Success

Read all the way to the bottom because this 35 minute video could be worth millions to you! Tony Robbins delivers a life-changing, easy to follow blueprint in the time it takes you to watch a half-hour TV show! Watch this as many times as you can and, more importantly, put into practice what you learn here today. If you do that, I can promise you that your life will explode into massive and positive change!

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