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Archives for December, 2012

Conscious Lifestyle

Start the New Year with Possibility Thinking and a Mindset of Success

It’s that time of year again to start anew, to re-energize your life and to access your brain's capacity for possibility thinking and energizing the momentum you need for success and happiness in the coming year.

It's a good time to stretch out of old comfort zones, contemplate changes in your personal life or at work, and replace a problematic habit or two with enriching ones. The sky is the limit.

Let’s be honest, however.

When you think...
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Emotional Mastery

Holidays: How to Protect Health, Joy & Meaning From Sugar-Blues (Rehearse to Stay Focused), 2 of 2


It's not rocket science. To be at your very best, you need a set of conscious choices that protect your happiness, and this often means, as explored in Part 1, taking steps to protect your physical and emotional health from blood-sugar imbalances caused by the food and drink you put into your body.

In this post, we'll look at a few ideas on how to prepare in advance for holiday gatherings, more specifically, to...
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Conscious Lifestyle

An “Emotional Reminders” Checklist for the Holidays

The holidays are when our hope for good will and joy, love and meaningful connections is kindled. Perhaps because of this they can also be times of stress and emotional ups and downs when hopes are dashed. Like it or not, we are relationship beings after all. From the cradle to the grave according to researcher John Bowlby, nothing concerns our brains and bodies more.

The bottom line is this: Most all human behaviors are motivated...
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Emotional Mastery

Questions Are Great Brain Boosters – A Few Fear-Busting Questions, 3 of 3

We looked at differences between "real" questions and rhetorical-why"s in Part 1, and, in Part 2, how rhetorical-why-loops can (seriously) trip up our brains.

Here we look at questions that can reboot our brains, as needed, especially when it comes to getting out of fear-inducing, toxic thinking patterns spawned by rhetorical-why loops, and back to normal optimal functioning.

In a breakthrough study published in the academic journal Science, researchers found newly formed memories associated with fear can be "erased" by disrupting...
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