What makes us feel good?

Balance Your Downtime takes these ideas further, offering tips for committing dedicated stretches of time to new adventures as well as rest, relaxation, and even boredom. From that day on, Murray became my primary health care practitioner as well as my friend. Coincidently, at that time, the home I was …

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At work, my opinions seem to count

Sometimes they are looking for ways to manage a chronic health condition, such as pain, depression, or anxiety, or they may want to learn to meditate or simply be more present in their life. Butter is a concentrated source of saturated fat and relatively little else. Nearly all of the …

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Befriending Your Feelings

With perfect use, such as in a laboratory or clinical setting, the OCP is 99% effective. Typical use reflects the rate of unintended pregnancies among all individuals taking the pill. With typical use, the OCP is only 91% effective. This accounts for how women take the pill in everyday life …

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Doing well by doing good

While women should have access to LARC methods after childbirth, the OPA warns that given the historical coercive practices related to contraception, providers should not encourage high rates of use that may lead to coercion. What do women think about LARC methods? Research shows that when contraceptive options are free …

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The Face of Emotions

Jackson, E. The Rooming-In Plan for Mothers and Infants. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 65 (1948): 707-711. Kartchner, F. To put that into perspective, the United States and Serbia are the only developed nations where maternal mortality rates have increased since 1990. American women today are more likely to …

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Changing People's Minds and Handling Disagreement

Colleagues were stunned. Though the panel acknowledged studies suggesting that ultrasound was not dangerous, they said there was not enough proof of safety. And yet, they did generate at least a dozen reasons to warrant an ultrasound exam--reasons when the benefits of seeing the fetus early would outweigh a potentially …

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First Take It Fast, Then Take It Slow

This lets us know whether or not our autonomic nervous system9 is functioning under stress. In fact, scientists have shown that if our HRV is too low, the chances of dying in the next few years increase. One way to improve our HRV is to devote time to activities that …

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Refusing the Self-reference

Far from the intrigues of the Court during the Three Kingdoms period, their natural refuge was in Henan province, near the home of one of them, Xi Kang, whose relationship with another member of the group, Ruan Ji, was described as being stronger than metal and fragrant as orchids. This …

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The Art of Beautiful Conversations

According to Dr Adli, city living affects human health as much or more than global warming and, according to statistics, there is a 40% greater risk of suffering from depression in cities than in natural surroundings, and the chances of suffering from schizophrenia double. Where does this increase come from …

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Effective Scare Tactics

Your attorney will want a picture of your expenses. If you haven't already, look carefully at your check stubs, automatic withdrawals, and credit card statements. Understanding how much you spend each month is a key step to making a budget. If you're a veteran budgeter, you'll know what to do …

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I am asking questions as I don't have all the answers

I promise you, that post-marathon smile was the only good bit of the entire 2 hours and 59 minutes. They haven't posted the grimacing, the cramp, or the bit where they shat their pants at mile 23. As Paul McGee so eloquently says, other people's grass might appear greener but …

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I said yes naively, and this isn't working

Instead he did it gradually, five minutes at a time. In other words, it's not the scale of the commitment that most informs success, but the commitment to beginning and taking repeated action, however small. An interesting example of this in the modern business world is the rise of the …

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I said yes to spare someone's feelings

As you have probably figured out from reading this article, I like cars. Some of these ideas were points that came from a great salesman at an Aston Martin dealership I visited. The first salesman I met had a plain card and hadn't bothered to use his business card as …

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I said yes when I wanted to say no

Reflecting on her success, Bronnie shared that she believed, Courage is the greatest tool for bringing our dreams into reality,' adding,Courage is often the pedal that accelerates us from ideas to action. We all have unrealised ideas in our heads, possibilities that are yet to become realities scribbled on …

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First Take It Fast, Then Take It Slow

Once, I taught a two-day seminar. About two months later I reached out to my students. Now, I know for a fact that this group of earnest and eager students understood what to do, and how to implement all the marketing and advertising strategies that I had drilled into them …

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Give Yourself an Easy-Out

Just use the right words in your advertising. These basic marketing and advertising principles are proven to work. Think outside the box. I don't have a college degree, I never studied advertising, and I couldn't afford to go to school or buy the articles, but I didn't let that stop …

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Your Online Persona

They go into debt, then quit their life's dream of owning their own business within the first three months because they are broke! The biggest mistake I see when talking to a new person is that they think they will improve upon whatever you give them that has already worked …

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Being asked to justify every action

Though affairs and direct expressions of rage are the most common examples, other forms of acting out can undercut such processing. Links and Stockwell use the example of a narcissist who acted out his anger by impulsively purchasing a second home thus sending the couple into bankruptcy. If you cannot …

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No topic is off-limits

Scores of articles and neurological studies have touted the physiological changes that occur in the brains of regular meditators. Meditation makes observable changes that are extremely beneficial, such as quieting the default-mode network (those interconnected neurons that contribute to our constantly running internal dialogue), decreasing unnecessary impulsive reactions, and increasing …

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Your partner lets you 'in' to their inner world

I ask and search and come up with few answers, eventually arriving at the conclusion that we might as well just cash it all in--not that there's a king's ransom--and divide the money before we go. The whole prospect of having your family blueprints curl up in flames is so …

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You greet each other positively when you get home

Oswalt responded to these (mostly) anonymous critics by echoing the sentiments of a blogger who basically said that no one gets to sit in judgment of what a widow or widower does when their own partner is perched right next to them. No one who hasn't had the routine of …

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Do you spend a lot of time on social media?

Anyway, it made sense to us. I haven't seen a lot of open caskets in my life, but I remember that when our friend Kathy Morrison died of brain cancer in her forties, she appeared in her casket very much as she did in life: beautiful. Our Lauren was not …

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