What if robots had feelings?

Considered together with additional evidence linking imbalances in the gut to memory and cognitive impairments, this research holds fascinating promise for better understanding and treating many neurological diseases--including multiple sclerosis. Research has shown that fully one-third of the molecules in our bloodstream comprise the breakdown products of our own gut …

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What is this all for?

They didn't need sophisticated research to prove it, either; Informed by their knowledge and contemporary investigations, researchers now know that in times of chronic stress, the acidity in the GI tract increases, which disrupts the biodiversity and function of the gut microflora and damages the intestinal lining--a major double-whammy that …

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Stopping the Drama

Modafinil, which is a dopamine agonist/stimulant, initially worked well for me but then began to cause heart palpitations. Today I use Ocrevus, and I'm happy to say it has made a huge difference in my quality of life in terms of cognitive function, such as planning and memory function …

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The Natural Healing Process

We now know, for example, that the concept of impure blood is a sound one: Research has proven that fully one-third of the molecules in our bloodstream comprise the breakdown products of our own gut microflora. When we suffer from dysbiosis, we literally become full of garbage: Endotoxins (natural by-products …

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Mixing and Matching Risk Factors

Before I was diagnosed--but after I'd already begun experiencing many other cognitive symptoms of MS--I experienced episodes in which a simple sentence from a loved one sounded like a jumbled heap of nonsense. Rearranging their words into a coherent sequence was exhausting--or even impossible. It worked the other way around …

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Over the Life Span

I hated my body, my lack of control, and the weakness I could not seem to overcome. I also found myself lying about simple mistakes I made. If people discovered a crack in my she-has-it-all-together-and-is-perfect facade, they might discover where I was really failing in life. Everyone would know I …

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Sending a Card

I will, however, share what I have done to become free. And I can point out all the ways you might be unfree right now. You know ideas, self-talk, positive thinking and inspiration are cheap. It's all talk. This article is different. Something about the way we behaved or the …

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Succeed To Make Your Dreams Come True

This is awareness, and every moment of awareness is a moment of being alive and healing. However, beware of people who constantly use the phrase I did the best I could as an excuse not to be responsible for their actions and who make no effort to be mindful and …

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The Painless Truth

Why can't we slow down? And what are we missing if we don't? Then I remembered some of my own experiences when I was the one talking to a patient seated on the examining table--and I realized that the blame for the doctor's attitude lay within the system itself. About …

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I can't, I couldn't and I can

Describe the. Tell me about the. Only think about helping your present self. One of the most painful and unhelpful things to do for your psyche is to wish for things to be different that have already happened. This is going to be a difficult habit to let go of …

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Working with you and for you

We don't carry snacks or water, don't plan lunch, and cavalierly figure that we will simply grab something when we get hungry. But what if we're not close to anything healthy when we get hungry? Each neuron has an axon, a long, rope-like structure that sends electrical signals from the …

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Getting Outside

Our strong desire and physical urge is to return to the equilibrium that we know. If we are in the habit of treating ourselves to a handful of cookies every night after dinner, there is a vacancy in our world--an electrical socket that has been unplugged. The core tenet of …

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If I Were to Live for

Nothing looks quite the same and nothing feels the same. What you thought you knew about yourself becomes confused and challenged. Reassurance from consumers is significant because it makes their decision list comprehensive and all-inclusive, and it should be as truthful as possible. The therapist should develop the worthy ability …

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The Conventional View

Even a famous comedian like Jay Leno on The Tonight Show makes mistakes. And what happens? You will hurt yourself if you cannot do this. You have to understand that being indecisive does not mean you will never have to make a decision. It just means that they will all …

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What do you need?

Ensure it is at a time when it is unlikely to be trumped by other activities. Set a reminder on your phone. It can take a while to figure out how to get control over your emotions. There are many adults out there in the world who are still trying …

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Helpful Tips For Staying On Track

Some audience members will likely use their cell phones during your speech, but realize that distractions happen and don't take it personally. Your focus and commitment is to be responsible for delivering your message. It probably does not create feelings of warmth. You might even feel a little frightened because …

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What Is an Ethical Dilemma?

Negative self-attacks are leftover repeats of what the narcissist has said to you. Letting go of the narcissist includes letting go of his invalidations and consciously choosing to treat yourself in a more loving and considerate manner. CBT was organized into bi-weekly sessions with a length of 30 minutes for …

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But how do I find a way out?

You Are Not the Cause You thought the narcissist was going to make your life wonderful, and now you have found out it was just the opposite. These strategies help patients develop coping mechanisms, enhance communication with family members, exercise sober social skills, and prevent triggers. Disorders of drug misuse …

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Expectorating to Feel Better

I sometimes feel guilty after eating. I am a binge eater. Jill held so tightly to the habitual that the habitual tightened its grip on her. She avoided even the slightest departure from her fixed routine. It was hard for her to remember the last time she ventured into a …

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How the Language We Speak Affects Our Way of Thinking?

I saw a connection between drinking coffee and irritability, between eating too much and feeling sickly full, and between not eating enough and feeling starved and weepy. It was quite a year of revelation. When they parted, the teacher gave her a hearty pat on the back and said, I …

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Sending a Small Gift

Fine, he replies. Detecting something is wrong, Dad starts to investigate. A stoic faces their problems head-on. When you know exactly what you are dealing with, and all of the cards are on the table, you will then be able to figure out exactly what you are going to have …

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Boundaries and God

You have to understand the point where your emotions have become a hindrance to you. Finally, stoicism means being content with where you are right now. Think about how many talented people are rejected from competitions that showcase singing. It does not mean that a person is no longer a …

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I am perfect the way I am

They had, as you might imagine, a huge tolerance for differences. The following summer I worked in a camp with regular kids and watched girls of the same age make themselves miserable for some failure they felt regarding their size or skin or hair, or lack of athleticism in some …

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Weaving It All Together

Kyle led an active childhood. He played street hockey with his friends (he was the goalie), and in sixth grade, he made the football team. This elicits spontaneous movements and gives children the satisfaction of a successful escape. The Empowerment Game This is a very simple game that can be …

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Choices, Choices, and More Choices

In other words, there are no shortcuts, no easy life hacks, no quick tricks. Success in the bigger picture belongs to those who have mastered the ability to tolerate a degree of distress and uncertainty and who can thrive in situations of sacrifice in service of something bigger than their …

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Nature Calls

Knowledge Is Power What helped Elana to get past her shame about a number that someone had assigned her twenty years earlier? She has read her piece. Her partner (who doesn't work in press) gave her a thumbs-up, as did a handful of her friends pre-submission, so she can't understand …

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Success with Boundaries

At the age of seventeen, Ben set his sights on perfecting the game he loved so much and wanted to join the professional tour. He failed to make it on the tour and was forced to take a full-time job. In addition to cooperation skills, these girls began to develop …

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I am human, and I have flaws

No amount of self-discipline would ever be complete without the presence of persistence. Persistence is a type of habit that helps us to not give up even when we are faced with failure. It was just an intrusive thought, which only exists in your mind. It can only turn your …

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Reverse Psychology

He had brought a short piece by Adriana Gardella called Living in the Shadow of a Lost Father,12 and Mel asked me to read it then and there, because he felt it described his own experience precisely. Gardella went straight to the heart of the tremendous shame and loneliness …

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A Bad Day for Sunshine

outcome (the final result) As the game was in progress, participants would receive prompts that paired the method with each aspect in efforts to improve their performance. Overly Loyal Once an emotional caretaker makes a promise, it's forever. In adults, promises are usually reciprocal, in other words, I'll do this …

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Acquiring Acceptance

Lastly, exercise increases a person's ability to focus on the task at hand due to the increased activity in the brain which allows us to live a more disciplined life. So start building the habit of exercise in your life by simply just going for a 10-minute walk or just …

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Guidance has been received

A thirteen-year-old surfing prodigy had just finished riding a twenty foot wave and was lying face down on her surf board, dangling her arms in the cool morning water. Preparing to paddle out to catch another wave, her thoughts of becoming a professional surfer shifted in an instant. When teachers …

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I Hear It's All in the Ear

When the same man is confronted by a set of strong policemen, it's so easy for him to control his uncontrollable anger. He does it effortlessly. A study of a nationally representative sample of more than a thousand kids aged two to eight found significant deficits in self-regulation, impulse control …

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How To Succeed And Live To Tell About It

This works better if you tell them details like your deadlines or the plan that you've made for yourself. Now the next time you see these people, they will likely ask you what your status is on your goals, therefore, creating motivation for you. It just needs to make you …

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Oh, the Tangled Webs We Weave

We are also doing what the world desperately needs: creating a more peaceable, openhearted place to live. WHAT ANXIETIES DO YOU BRING TO WORK? That feeling sick ahead of a job interview may have forced you to act less complacent and to put the graft in (fight). Or you might …

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Do you find yourself irritable?

Use movements or sounds to dramatize and feel the power of your voice and body overcoming whatever is scaring you in the dream. When people choose to not perform certain chores or duties, don't do what they say they would, don't show up for appointments, or don't make themselves presentable …

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There Is No One, Evolution, and Abundance

The Like to Do (LTD) are the things that you enjoy doing but that are not absolutely essential. These are examples of when you use if-then to accomplish a specific goal--the first type of use. X can be whatever event, time, or occurrence you choose that happens on a daily …

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It's Easy to Be Queasy

Children have historically been expected -- and have been able -- to adapt to a wide variety of life circumstances. Imagine that it's outside the body. Imagine the object a bit further away, about two feet away from the body. Imagine the object at a safe distance: far away, where it is …

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