Intuition Before Major Turbulence

Studies find that we feel greater affection toward people and things that are familiar to us, even if that affection is subconscious, a phenomenon psychologists call the mere exposure effect. Then there's the nostalgia factor. According to the psychologist Clay Routledge, there are two different types of nostalgia: historical (nostalgia …

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Becoming Better at Reading People

About a week after I started doing this, I realized that my days were going much more smoothly after these hikes and that I felt much stronger and was no longer feeling burned out. Sure, I still had a lot to deal with, and there were definitely still hassles and …

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Fitness of the Spirit

There's a straightforward solution: Turn off your notifications! We have job stress, family stress, health stress, and emotional stress, but the stress that no one talks about and the one that intersects with all the others is what I call Environmental Stress Syndrome, the next public health pandemic. Our bodies …

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The Magnet of Expertise

How does the history of the Dalkon Shield impact opinions about the IUD today? In the 1970s, the Dalkon Shield was a malfunctioning IUD that increased the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility. Following devasting health impacts on women, the manufacturer voluntarily discontinued sale of the Dalkon Shield …

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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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You Become What You Think About

The first is perhaps best described as Newtonian: for every action, an equal and opposite reaction . Maybe we simply can't resist the inclination, whenever someone settles securely on a pedestal we've placed under them, to shift our efforts to knocking them down. The second might best be described as Aesopian …

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Something that you are driven to achieve

From the top of a skyscraper in Tokyo, all around us we see one of the largest conurbations in the world, yet ever on the horizon, marking the boundaries of the Kanto region, are the green mountains of Tanzawa and Okutama and, behind them, majestic Mount Fuji keeps watch over …

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What If You Actually Do Have a Contentious Issue?

We don't think in terms of calendar or financial years, we think in terms of quarters, which are 12 weeks long, giving us just 90 days to design, prototype, test and execute a new business offering in the market. In other words, we frame time in a way that makes …

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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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They act independently and without shyness

It's the profile picture. So better open your tagged photos on Facebook and start looking for that killer shot. Obviously you want something flattering--a picture in which your hair looks great and you've managed to keep both eyes open and your outfit makes you look stylish and sexy. You also …

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Have faith in them.

Any interaction you have with others, especially when it comes to anger, is a shared experience. When you're angry with others or they with you, the connection binds you, at least in that emotional experience. Because psychological pain is essentially abstract but can still feel overwhelming, seeing it in terms …

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Encourage friendships

If you have a crisis plan (see article 167) then you will already know who to talk to and what to do to see you through this difficult time. If not, the following advice can help. Talk to someone. If you're feeling like you want to die - you're feeling suicidal …

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Encourage their interests (even if they seem weird!)

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A disorganized office

Do not give them any information about yourself and do not try to explain anything. Physically getting away from the narcissists will not heal you alone. No matter how far you go, their poison is inside you. It is just the first step, and then you have to go through …

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Physical discomfort at your desk

As the father of Taoism, Lao Tzu, once said, If you want to lead others, you have to learn how to follow. Since individuals alone hold the key to the door to their vast, inner, subjective selves, the only way through the minds of others is to follow their lead …

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Feeling angry all the time

I will also help you understand the effects of the body burden of toxins and hormonal disrupters. Feel the rising and falling of the chest and abdomen. Allow your attention to settle where you feel the breath most clearly. Focus there. Follow the breath. Allow the breath to be as …

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Being unprepared for difficult food situations

Finally, jot down how far you think the two inhabit the characteristics you have attributed to them. Over time, our personality adapts to our perception of the way that people are treating us. For example, many who have had to cope with a sudden physical disfigurement report a far greater …

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The 10 basics of a food label

The importance of mental models can thus not be stressed enough. When these children get angry, they raise the volume of the voice, wield fists, show intense and hard gazes, closed fists, fast and intense breathing and notorious body tension. There are also motivating children, leading children, children who have …

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It's time to shift gears and break out of old routines

She loved her work but often found herself drained by the sad stories and difficult situations she encountered. Home is such a potent theme for people trying to create a new home, likely their last, in late life, while trying to hold tight to memories of the homes that shaped …

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Turn Down the Heat, Turn Up Your Energy

The further back the arrow is pulled on the string, the further and straighter the arrow travels towards its target. You start mumbling and giving them dirty looks. You call someone a jerk. You tell yourself all these people are entitled, selfish, narcissistic assholes who, when they come close to …

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Causes of Anxiety and Stress

If found to be positive, they are sent on sick leave until they test negative for MRSA. The small amount of MRSA found in the Netherlands is confined to hospitals, with no cases of CA-MRSA. The Dutch believe that 'MRSA will never be solved by the introduction of new antibiotics' …

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The honeymoon is over

Lack of sleep increases anxiety and stress. One study, published in the journal Sleep, found that tossing and turning just one night was enough to increase levels of stress hormones like cortisol by the very next evening. And after just one night of sleep deprivation, people also had an increase …

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Dedicate yourself to impressing others

They gather information and input to get the best result. They make consultative decisions, integrating many sources of input and points of view. It tends to come naturally to them to define, clarify, support and integrate. They support the group's process and help to avoid mistakes. They may get stressed …

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