Remember the phrase practice makes perfect

The new norm is that 50 percent of men who retire do not end their work careers until sometime after their sixty-fifth birthday and often well after their sixty-seventh or seventieth birthday. A key issue is our precarious financial preparation versus our projected longer life span. As one 45-year-old man …

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The bell becomes a conditioned stimulus

Edith viewed Frank's efforts to get her to quit her job as an effort to make her dependent. Feeling rejected, Frank turned to his parents for moral support. Frank's mother and older sister started to pay Edith visits, pointing out that Edith's behavior was making Frank feel bad. I was …

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Body based health insights

Illness, disability, and medications may change the way we experience sex. As many as one in five men over 25 in the United States experience erectile dysfunction (ED). The pervasiveness of ED is largely because of the health of the nation's aging male population. Today will be a good day …

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Cognitions are specific to time and situations

Cut down on your hours at work to a level that puts your work and personal lives in better balance. Don't bring your work home--stop answering work-related phone calls and e-mails when you are with your spouse or partner. Spend quality time with the person you care about--focus on that …

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Decide to go for a walk to clear your head

Then hypnotic techno sounds started to come through the earphones. The goggles lit up. First there was a yellow field with a barely discernible pattern that slowly started to move. I could tell she was very concerned about the way I looked. In her defense, she was sticking her neck …

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Move your body to get into positive emotional states

The energy of eclipses can often be quite deep and intense, but they are powerful portals for huge transformation and opportunities for growth. The moon doesn't orbit around the earth in a perfect circle, but more of an elliptical or oval shape, so at certain times of the month she …

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Listen to your inner wishes

But watching blinking words appearing on a screen felt more like staring into a strobe than actually reading. Next lesson: Follow the guide as it highlights words from left to right. Everyone is laughing, except you. You don't get it. The person who told the joke realizes you don't get …

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Everything is connected now

Later you may increase this to fifteen or twenty minutes. The important thing is to be relaxed. Try to free your mind of all thoughts except your mantra. As you close your eyes and breathe deeply, exhale out of your mouth, visualising that you are letting go of all that …

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Monitoring arousal using self-reported measures

I was creatively inverted and no longer had enough energy to generate the ideas I needed just to keep my head above water. When you are planning your life, you need to account for every commitment you make in every area. This means that when you are in a busy …

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