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How a Simple Mindset Shift Can Make or Break Your Daily Mood

Can a simple, unconscious mindset shift ruin your day-to-day life?

A client of mine recently complained that his business was a drag. He no longer enjoyed working his vending machine route, and was planning to launch a Feng Shui consulting business.

His new venture was still young, so he had to rely on the vending machines for income for at least another couple of years.

"It's such a drag, running around the valley, filling up vending machines...
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Overcome Cravings by Separating the Impulse from Who You Are

Overcoming cravings is a key component - if not the key - to overcoming harmful habits and addiction. And there are as many theories about the cause of cravings as there are cravings themselves. No one knows the cause of addiction. No theory of addiction is proven.

So what if we just focused on seeing cravings in a way that helped us resist and overcome? It's not easy, but it might be simpler than we imagine.
Here's...
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Must We Obey Addictive Urges and Impulses?

Addictive urges and impulses are those moments when you feel an "irresistible" desire, craving or impulse to do something.

That something might be: drink, smoke, gamble, watch porn, binge, yell at someone, bite your nails, or just about anything you feel compelled to do.

Must we obey addictive impulses and ultimately regret our actions?

The answer is either yes or no, right?

If the answer were an unequivocal yes - we have no choice but to obey - then...
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Recognizing the Source of Irrational Thoughts, Fears, Beliefs and Behaviors

It's safe to say that not every part of the human brain is rational. Research suggests that the rational mindset we experience is a recent evolutionary development.

The brain's neocortex is thought to house our rational sense of self. When you reflect upon the type of person you are and what your purpose is, you're using the higher brain.

Then there's the primitive brain - or animal brain - that is decidedly...
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Five Signs You’re at Risk of Living a Mediocre Life



A mediocre life is one in which you put forth a mediocre effort.

In the Bible myth, Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, condemned to live by the “sweat of their brow all the days of their lives.”

In some ways, this is an archetype for being born, cast out of the womb where food, shelter, and comfort were instant, effortless, and boundless. The outside world is different. It requires boundless...
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What if You Realized Part of You Wants to Be Hurt, Suffer, and Ruin Your Day?

Forget whether or not it’s objectively true. Just try this little experiment and see what happens.

For whatever reason, settle into the mindset that part of you is motivated toward pain. This, of course, is masochism. Probably emotional masochism.

If you can get your mind around that, then pay attention during your day to the following:

• Decisions around people, activities, food, and drink

• How you talk to yourself (every sound in your head is your own)

• How often you...
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Addictions Are Not Crutches

A crutch is a handy device that provides support in times of injury. We use it to get around when it would otherwise be painful or impossible. When it’s needed, a crutch simply helps.

Beyond this, a “crutch” is not a crutch.

There are the "crutches" that injure us. These are mental and emotional crutches that aren’t helpful (or even masochistic) yet somehow are still labeled as crutches.

We can see cigarettes, alcohol, and food as crutches. When...
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Six Great Things About Having Problems

It’s too easy to get caught up in problems and live as a ball of stress. Of course, some problems are tragic. Most problems, however, are just signs that you’re a human being who has the privilege of still being alive. In that spirit, here are six great things about having problems.
1. As the legendary M. Scott Peck, MD said, “Life is a series of problems to be solved.” If...
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