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The Brain–Gut Connection

You’ve probably heard about the brain–body connection, but have you heard about the connection between your brain and your gut? My hope is that this article will provide you with some interesting information on this subject. The brain–gut connection is a scientific principle that serves as a link between neurology, the branch of medicine studying disorders of the nervous system, …

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Unhappiness Is Caused by Things within Your Control

  When I made that declaration at a party last week, everyone was surprised and responded with statements of disbelief: “What are you talking about? Are you saying that we’re responsible for the negative behaviour others direct at us? “ Many people believe that the events and circumstances they experience are what cause their emotions and what make them react …

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Beliefs Are Not Always Facts

When I made this statement to friend of mine, he was surprised. “Honestly,” he said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. Are you saying that beliefs are not real or true, or….what?” “Just relax-I’ll explain everything in detail,” was my quick answer. Let me first clarify what a belief is. According to the simple Google definition, a belief is …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …

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When Negative Thinking Is Positive

Provocative statement? This article is not about the pros and cons of positive thinking—it’s about correct and logical thinking. If you’re interested in learning the pros and cons of the process of thinking, however, you’re in the right place. Everyone knows that positive thinking is beneficial for many different reasons. There’s no doubt about that. Happiness, success, and gratitude go …

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Are You an Empath?

“I’m an empath,” said the person next to me at our regular group meeting. “You are? How do you know?” “I realized it after reading some articles that explained the behaviour of an empath person—and then my physician confirmed it.” “Can you give me a few more details?” “As an empath, I’m easily overwhelmed by the stress and feelings of …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …

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A Letter to My Empath Friends

Dear Empaths, I know many of you, and I love you all. You are great, special, sensitive, and beautiful people. The world without you would be a world without passion, love, understanding, and support. We need you in our lives. I know that many of you suffer from constant fear, stress, anxiety, or a lack of meaning in life. Nevertheless, …

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Can You Tolerate Endlessly?

I want you to give some serious thought to this question. Do you believe that you’re stuck in a pattern of behaviour in which there is no end to what you’re willing to tolerate? If you are, this article will explain what you can to do to change it. Needless toleration drains your life energy, making you weak and negatively …