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Speak with Love: How Words Literally Restructure Our Brains

The words you choose to use can literally change your brain.Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert, collaborated on the book, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” They write:“The words you choose to use can literally change your brain.”When we use words filled with positivity, like “love” and “peace”, we can alter how our brain functions by increasing cognitive reasoning and strengthening areas in our frontal lobes. Using

Neuroscience of Happiness: 4 Rituals to Bring Joy into Your Life

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life. Here’s what you and I can learn from the people who really have answers:Sometimes it
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How Living with an Open Heart Creates Hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than I can currently imagine.Doty is a medical doctor and a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University, and also the founder and director of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). His work and accomplishments in this field
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How to Stop Being Overwhelmed at Work: Six Techniques for Beating Stress

When you are feeling overwhelmed at work, it is important find out why you feel that way. Do you have too many responsibilities, or feel there are too few hours in the day? Is your boss piling on the pressure? Or is the company culture getting you down?Understand the triggers “Feeling overwhelmed is actually a stress response when we feel the demand on us outweighs our resources,” says Diana Dawson, career psychologist and owner of Working Career. Feeling out of control and under pressure is
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How To Connect With Your Higher Self. The Basics

We all have different thoughts in our head and we experience various feelings from time to time. When we do it consciously while being guided by our own higher self, things happen flawlessly and the results bring a lot of joy. When we don’t listen to what our higher self is trying to tell us, things can get really rough. How can you tell if a certain thought or sensation is coming from your higher self? How do you connect with your higher self and is there a visual model that can vividly
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Living Life without Regrets: Follow These 43 Important Lessons

If you want to live a personal and professional life with no regrets, follow these 43 life lessons, penned by H. Jackson Brown. In the Fall of 1990, Mr. Brown sat at his kitchen table, pulled out a pad of paper and began writing advice to his son, who had just entered college. Mr. Brown's aphorisms eventually evolved into twenty one books, including four New York Times bestsellers. With Life's Little Instruction Book, Mr. Brown became the first author to simultaneously hold the number one
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The Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

Things began to get better: economy improved; there was a return to building cathedrals, universities, cities...; a return to “luxuries” - paper, plays, music...; a return to invention - the compass, printing...; a return to exploration - Africa, the New World, the Pacific.... It was the renaissance, which we date (roughly!) from 1400 to 1600 or so. They were vigorous times, interesting times, dangerous times!The aristocracy had won the day over the fledgling monarchies and even the church’s
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Sowing the Seeds of Success: How Spirituality Helps Us Thrive

Holding religious or spiritual beliefs is important for ‘thriving’ in life, a study by the University of Portsmouth has found. Dr Daniel Brown, a sport and exercise scientist, assessed all the research on what helps people to flourish to come up with a definitive list for living well.To thrive a person must be optimistic, spiritual or religious, motivated, proactive, enjoy learning, flexible, adaptable, socially competent and have good self belief. They also must have opportunity, support from
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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves. So here's a science-backed one: make a playlist of the 10 songs found to be the most relaxing on earth. Sound therapies have long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring one's health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have
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Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

No discussion on meditation is complete without mentioning the “Vigyan Bhairava Tantra”. This is 5000 years old ancient Indian book on meditation. Vigyan means science in Hindi. Bhairav is an ancient mythological God of Hindu Religion and Tantra is mystical spritual path.The very words “Vigyan Bhairav Tantra” means the technique of going beyond consciousness. Vigyana means consciousness, Bhairava means the state which is beyond consciousness, and Tantra means the method: the method of going
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How to Increase Human Energy According to Tesla

The most fundamental principle, the basic program of all life, is to save energy. Whatever you do, whatever you like, whatever feels good for you, these are all psychological responses that show you how to be more energy efficient.Life craves energy, and subconsciously you’ll always choose the path of least resistance because of that. That’s why high-calorie food tastes better, why whenever your beliefs are questioned you naturally refuse any arguments, and why people feel more depressed when
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