Mental toughness and emotional resilience

It's important to note that research on St John's wort for treating major depression, cyclothymia, or any of the bipolar disorders is limited. St John's wort impacts the neurotransmitter systems of serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Side effects are generally well tolerated and include gastrointestinal distress, allergy to the …

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Sequester lethal means

Of these, belief in a higher power is the most important. Faith can come in many forms. For me, it has always been trust in God. For someone else, it might be faith in a parent, a teacher, a friend, or something beyond himself. Honestly, I think that if you …

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Willingly admit your mistakes

Even if you hear a story from someone you trust, that person may have heard it from someone who isn't trustworthy. Also, a story's immediacy is usually enhanced to make it more entertaining and believable--an event that happened to someone in your friend's office is often relayed as happening to …

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You feel unhappy but have no idea why

The accuracy of groups depends on many factors, such as task difficulty, competence of group members, and group member interaction. Given all the variables that can affect a group's judgment, it's difficult to make sweeping conclusions about the benefits of group decision making. In general, it's often good to pool …

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Get out your social tool belt

Once upon a time, we would be fearful of that strong negative - so much so that we'd avoid contact altogether. It's an actual phobia - that fear of instant rejection. Scientists call it Social Phobia and if you let it grow, it can cripple your ability to meet new people, talk …

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Living your purpose

In my stairway in Copenhagen, I've just put books on top of the rack of letterboxes. It makes the stairway more homely, it is fun to watch which books get picked up and it encourages interaction between the neighbours. The current collection in my stairway includes titles like A Concise …

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Take a step-by-step approach

They had blocks of harder wood that you had to patiently sand to the precise shape of the hull. Then you had to patiently sand the smaller parts, precisely glue them together according to the directions and then paint the ship. But it was easier than the airplanes. Since I …

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Which method is best for monitoring?

There is one part that is generally forgotten in the sat nav' analogy. <a href='http://barbara.hariko.com/starting_out/index6.html'>It</a> is unquestionable that this world of ours is a magnificent place full of sublime mysteries, profound pleasures and delightful secrets, just waiting for our wits and …

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Discouraged and demoralized

In addition, I now know that part of the reason behind my not wanting to deal with steps that were complicated or tedious was because my own impatience often got the better of me. In the last few sections of this chapter, we've looked at some of the negative thinking …

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Exploring behaviors with better consequences

Doing, behaving, thinking or feeling in a way that is not serving you or others. As I already stated, in ancient and recent esoteric schools a method was employed that was more brutal than the method I will offer you here. To train the brain and take control, pain was …

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Limit your options

Please go check out one of these and begin practicing. You'll gain confidence in your ability to work with your mind in this way. Practice will help you get better--but perfection isn't achievable. We'll use this practice of mindfulness throughout the following chapters. In the next chapter, we'll talk about …

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Take responsibility for your actions

You will see that long-term care facilities are for all ages. So do you really want to end up in a nursing facility in your fifties or sixties? Do you want to be able to play with your kids in your forties? Do you want to travel the world in …

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