Too many "sleepy" foods in your diet

It may be worth trying CBT for younger and elderly people with depression, people who might otherwise not be good candidates for drug therapy. People with depression often have disordered sleep. For years, it was thought that depression caused sleep disturbances. Now, it appears that poor sleep contributes to depression …

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Not following a customized food plan

Recognise your strengths and successes and do all you can to actively bring about change in the way you see yourself. Perhaps the biggest secret of self-worth is to appreciate other people more. Think about what this might mean for you. Join a local community group, volunteer for something you …

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Too many cat naps

There are lots of inspirational teachers and mentors; I've had the very good fortune of working with quite a few. This tendency towards comparison and the resulting self-deprecation has been intensified by social media beyond anything we could have imagined. A growing army of people find themselves miserably failing in …

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Healing Everyday Traumas

DNA damage can create mutant cells that evolve into cancer. Finally, the DNA damage will short circuit your sirtuin longevity pathways, weakening your defenses against the ravages of time. By causing your body to accumulate senescent cells, create mutant and potentially cancerous cells, and by impairing your youth-promoting sirtuins, radiation …

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Developing body positivity

They say, We'll get some of those sales articles that teach the tricky sales. We'll lay it on the prospects, dazzle them with the sizzle, and grab their money before they know what happened to them. Well, I guess you can try that. But my experience shows that unless you …

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Exercise matters for weight loss

A narcissist can be likened to a toddler that throws tantrums at every objection to their needs. Take several, deep breaths and begin to feel your body becoming more relaxed. You want to feel comfortable from your head to your toes. No tension in the body. Once you feel like …

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Be willing to invest time talking with people

Make a practice at once of saying to every strong impression: An impression is all you are, not the source of the impression. <a href='https://clc.pcusa.org/CIFViewQuery.aspx?Returnurl=http://digivo.co.uk'>One</a> of my favorite sayings is Food is information--and your best medicine. <a …

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Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response

Research on ageism and its cultural impact has been growing slowly since Dr Like we mentioned earlier in this article, you've probably been operating with mental models all your life without knowing it. How you were raised has a big impact on how you see the world, even as an …

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Skillpower, Not Willpower

Even then, however, you may need herbal, nutritional, or hormonal support. I think I can pick them out, but I'm not totally sure. There are adult children with their children in the audience with me, watching Grandma, or possibly Great-Grandma, having fun, making something beautiful, and belonging. Sitting in that …

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Am I clear what the central issue is?

They start imagining what it would feel like if they made a mistake and lost their balance. At that point, their bodies respond by inducing dizziness and weak legs. Panic begins as they keep entertaining the prospect of falling and dying. This completes the cycle. As the body shows more …

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Guide Your Success Instincts

? Brad knew exactly what kind of mood he was hurling that turd into. And even though it made him look mean, and stirred all kinds of self-pitying, he was willing to hurt himself to upset Joe. But was Joe hurt? Maybe he would have been a year ago, when Brad …

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Create Activity Momentum

As decades have passed, I have seen time and again how even a little of this consciousness, presence and wisdom is utterly transformative. Everything you think and feel about them is probably awfully similar to what they think and feel about you. So, go ahead and say hello. You're also …

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An unconscious loyalty toward your parents

To do this, picture yourself in the situation, observe yourself there, see what you are wearing and how you are standing or sitting. Then slowly think through what you are doing and saying, what you are thinking and feeling, what skills and qualities you have, what is important to you …

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Rose-colored glasses are used in hindsight

It was an uphill climb for me. I was a closeted gay boy in a time before gay liberation. I was a scholarship student. I was from an unsophisticated Ohio family and way out of my depth in this most sophisticated of schools. I was, in truth, a hayseed. I …

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What are your approval-seeking ways?

Most importantly, as I have said, we have had the experience of feeling safely held and soothed, and feeling felt. We have laid the groundwork for some new magic. Then, with the best friend--with Seth--comes something new: Not only do I feel felt by Seth, but I feel him. And …

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A daily practice to change your life

They have experienced very little apparent logic or consistency in their wee emotional lives. In the literature, we are told that these children have been observed turning in circles, approaching and then avoiding the parent, or entering a trance-like state of `freezing' or stillness. The disorganized child, in the most …

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Conscious breathing

This form of attachment is not a good outcome for any child. Here, the parents are emotionally unavailable, imperceptive, and unresponsive. They are distant, and we are told by students of attachment theory that they manifest neglecting or outright rejecting behaviors. Most crucially: they are insensitive to the child's state …

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Revealing your blind side

How did you react? Did you avoid, accommodate, compete, compromise or collaborate? Was this effective? What might have been a more effective strategy for managing the conflict? Many situations in life are stressful for most of us, irrespective of our style. But you take something away from the last stage …

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Installing a cooling system

'19 They also recommend several key staples of good fitness, including moderate-to-vigorous cardiovascular/aerobic exercise, stretching and flexibility exercises, and even the development and maintenance of total body strength across a life span (though the overall emphasis still seems to be on cardiovascular health). According to Todd Miller, an associate …

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Go for good enough

First, if you eat infrequently, as shown in the top diagram above, your body slows down fat burning while ramping up fat storage. Similar problems occur when you eat foods that turn off the metabolic thermostat. Essentially, your body begins to sense that you are starving (for lack of nutrients …

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Personal and professional training

In each of these instances, your fear-threat system -- the part of your brain that is supposed to help you respond to imminent threats to your health and safety -- is actually being hijacked by something that may be concerning but is certainly not an imminent threat. What difference does this make …

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Challenge your thinking patterns

One of her strongest memories from childhood was of being told, over and over, "You can do better than this!" And she could have done better, if she hadn't had ADD. But whatever she did was never good enough. She has a severe problem finishing things and with organizing. Wilton …

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Can i really change this?

The people in one group were asked to sit or stand in `power poses'. Some were seated at desks, asked to put their feet up on the table, look straight ahead and interlock their hands behind the back of their heads. Others stood straight, feet apart, head up and hands …

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Understand that there will be consequences for your inaction

There is a great deal of false information circulating out there about natural supplements, and this is not a well-regulated area of the health marketplace.) However, the psychotropic medications used to treat anxiety often have side effects. Some of them can also be habit-forming (another way of saying they can …

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How does pain work?

Since the relationship between depression and substance abuse can often be very complicated, it is essential that people dealing with both depression and substance abuse seek medical help as soon as possible. Only a qualified health professional can make a proper diagnosis, especially for those patients dealing with more than …

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It's not the right time

If my short term goals don't seem to lead towards my long term goals, or if what I am doing now doesn't fit in with my goals, then I need to rethink. I keep the yellow pad with my long term goals on it on my desk and review it …

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Move towards the things that matter

Remember, you're not trying to eliminate your tasks, but to develop the willingness to simply reduce the number of tasks that await you. Numerous research studies have consistently shown that well over 90 percent of all people who committed suicide or attempted it were suffering from some form of mental …

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Do i have time to do what i would like to?

During this stage you become aware of what is happening but seem unable to do anything about it. This is the awareness stage: for example, realizing the ways in which you make yourself feel anxious by seeing everything in all-or-nothing terms but not being able to stop. You now have …

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Procrastination and depression

Stop allowing things to get in your way. Stop allowing people and things to make your job harder. Do what's necessary to make absolutely sure the path to your goals and getting your act together is clear and free of distraction. Then, keep it that way. We're spending time on …

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How to manage setbacks

This sensual love building trigger is one of the most powerful exercises of all because it allows you to form a deep emotional connection-- simply by communicating how you feel with one, simple question. "What can I do for you?" It may be that your partner wants to cuddle on …

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Stop apologizing

When you engage in these activities, your brain associates your bed with wakefulness. Just as regular, relaxing bedtime routines can help your brain and body know when it's time for sleep, your bed itself is another important trigger. By helping your brain associate your bed with sleep, the transition into …

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