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Jennifer Louden's picture

Bucket List Got You Down? Try a Thimble List

Bucket List Got You Down? Try a Thimble List by Jennifer Louden

I do not have a bucket list. On paper, I love the idea of it - a list of things to experience in life - and I can certainly see how such a list could motivate you to open more to wonder.

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Molly Gordon's picture

Look, Ma, I Forgot To Have An Anxiety Attack!

Forget-me-nots

Last week the coolest thing happened. I forgot to have an anxiety attack.

It was Friday afternoon, and while I was running errands I started to feel the familiar tightening in the solar plexus and racing heart that signify the onset of an anxiety attack.

"Yikes!" I thought. "This feels pretty intense. I wonder if it's real."

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Laurie Erdman's picture

10 Things To Stop Doing Now To Own Your Happiness

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Are you happy? I mean truly, deeply, down in your bones happy?
 
Do you wake up in the morning excited to start the day?
 
Do you fall asleep at night feeling satisfied with your day? If you answered no, then there are some things you need to STOP doing right now. 
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Amy Scher's picture

3 Reasons You Can Heal Despite Your Childhood

Reasons You Can Heal Despite Your Childhood

It’s easy, even logical, to blame our childhood for anxiety, illness, failure, and ill fates. And there is plenty of science to prove they may in fact, be contributors. But, what contributes to the disarray in your life and what keeps it hanging around are two very different things.

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Paul Brundtland's picture

Breakups, Backaches, The Beatles, The Buddha and The Brain.

Breakups, Backaches, The Beatles, The Buddha and The Brain.

Guess what The Beatles, the Buddha and the Brain have in common. Here are some clues:

It really worked for the Beatles, making them even more successful.
Buddha said if you want to find peace in meditation you should do this with any thought that comes into mind.
Your brain will allow you to reprogram it if you do this when an unwanted or unpleasant emotion or sensation comes up.

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Starla Fitch MD's picture

The Power Of Intention

doctor, patient, comfort, reassure, intention

In 2000, William Bengston and David Krinsley published a study that I find fascinating. They reported on the effect of “laying on of hands” with a positive intention on transplanted breast cancer in mice.

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Molly Gordon's picture

For Peace And Wisdom, Cultivate Middle Mind

Photo of balancing rocks

How easy it is to notice and be seduced by extremes. Maybe that’s why we humans sometimes default to a black or white, good or bad view of ourselves and the world, even when long years and experience have proven that life is anything but black and white.

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Paul Brundtland's picture

Waking? Insomnia? Simple Tips To Help You Fall Back To Sleep

Insomnia

If you are reading this we probably have something in common. That's no stock photo heading this article, that's me.  A 2008 study by the National Sleep Foundation found that 42% of respondents woke up at night at least a few times a week. We are not alone in this condition known as "middle of the night insomnia" or "maintenance insomnia".

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Molly Gordon's picture

How To Activate Your Psychological Immune System

mental health, emotional intelligence, wellbeing, psychological immune system, r

Spring came early to the Pacific Northwest this year, and with the dawn of Spring came the spread of tree pollen. And that, naturally, got me to thinking about our physical and psychological immune systems.

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Paul Brundtland's picture

Perfectionism And Fear. The Emotion Behind Getting It "Just Right"

Perfectionism

By: Paul Brundtland

Many of us know that feeling, that nagging voice inside saying "No, I want it THAT way".  Even when we say "Sure, it's fine!", there might be a little (or a lot of) tension in the gut that says "Why am I agreeing to this? This isn't fine at all!".  

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