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The Difference Between Anxiety and an Anxiety Disorder

This information does not constitute medical advice. Always consult a mental health professional if you are struggling with a mental health issue. Do not self-diagnose or try to “fix” mental health problems based on your own diagnosis. If you are prone to worrying, you may have wondered at times if you have an anxiety disorder or if you simply suffer …

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Where Does Your Attention Go?

I couldn’t accept my friend’s comments: “I like to read people’s obituaries even if I didn’t know them, and I enjoy reading about fatal plane crashes—I also like to watch violent movies. Are you like my friend? Do you tend to focus your attention on dark or morbid subject matter? I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying, “Where your attention …

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Should We Pursue Meaning…or Happiness?

What is more important for us to pursue in life: meaning…or happiness? You’ll find the answer to that question in this article. Many people can’t cope with today’s pace of change and amount of stress, both of which overwhelm us in every aspect of our lives: in the workplace, in our family lives, in the technology we use every day …

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Revolutionized: The Teaching of Evolution

Note: The facts presented in this article were taken from a video presentation by Gregg Braden, best-selling author and pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and human potential. Braden’s presentation was a part of The Energy Medicine & Healing Summit series, hosted by Dondi Dahlin in April 2019. I’m going to ask you to forget everything you know about the theory …

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Why We Experience Side Effects When Taking Medications

To explain why we sometimes experience side effects when taking medications, we first must understand what a side effect is. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, a side effect is “a secondary and usually adverse effect (as of a drug). “ It’s ironic: you take a medication to heal your body, but after a while, you may have side effects that may …

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Can Alzheimer’s disease Be Prevented?

Whenever we talk about memory, people think about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some facts from the relevant research: Science has shown that dementia, or even Alzheimer’s disease, does not always mean that memory loss is imminent. The research indicates that in some cases, these conditions can be improved. Experts agree that memory problems are not always related to …

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You Can’t Adapt to Chronic Stress

I know this title may be a bit confusing, so let me explain. We can’t adapt physiologically to chronic (long-term) stress. We can handle it, or we can become addicted to it, but we cannot adapt to it. Chronic stress is always maladaptive; in other words, it is impossible for an individual—any individual—to adequately adjust to chronic stress. After each …

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How Can I Relax My Stressed-Out Mind?

In today’s hectic world, stress is a part of each of our lives. We all experience stress. We’re all affected by it differently and react to it in our own distinctive ways.” What can we do to relax our minds, so that we can more easily and effectively deal with that stress? You already know that good sleep, exercise, wholesome …

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Is Pleasure an Addiction?

When I naïvely asked the above question over a very pleasurable lunch with my friends, I got the following not very pleasurable reactions: “Give me a break—having a few drinks after shopping for a couple hours is an addiction?” “Are you telling us that having a good time addictive?” My answer: “Okay, guys, what do you expect me to do, …

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How Thinking Influences Destiny

Let’s start with a well-known fact: Your way of thinking determines your life experience—and your life experience produces emotions, both positive and negative, that create your body chemistry. A positive body chemistry results in good health. Negative emotions (thinking), however, cause your body to produce negative chemistry and, consequently, sickness. How does all this work? Your body chemistry is actually …