why negative remarks stick

Have you ever noticed the peculiar tendency you have to let praise pass through you, but to feel crushed by criticism? A thousand positive remarks can slip by unnoticed, but one “you suck” can linger in your head for days. One hypothesis as to why this and the backfire effect happen is that you spend much more time considering information you disagree with than you do information you accept. Information that lines up with what you already believe passes through the mind like a vapor, but when you come across something that threatens your beliefs, something that conflicts with your preconceived notions of how the world works, you seize up and take notice. Some psychologists speculate there is an evolutionary explanation. Your ancestors paid more attention and spent more time thinking about negative stimuli than positive because bad things required a response. Those who failed to address negative stimuli failed to keep breathing.

David McRaney

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use your life as a class

Master Class with Justin Timberlake

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Inhumane Treatment of Dairy Cows

Story at-a-glance

  • This video by Animals’ Angels graphically exposes the inhumane treatment of dairy cows at the hands of some conventional dairy “farmers”; cows by the thousands are confined to filthy, crowded stalls and feedlots, and brutalized to maintain high milk production
  • Most of the cows are sick, so their milk contains blood, pus, drugs, and other dangerous pathogens, which is why it must be pasteurized to be safe for human consumption
  • When dairy cows are no longer able to produce milk, they are sent to auction in sick, weak, and emaciated condition, many limping or completely unable to walk due to painful hoof infections
  • Calves are ripped away from their mothers immediately after birth, and are often shipped off to veal operations to spend their short young lives squeezed into tiny crates, until slaughter
  • Every time you purchase conventional milk, you may be supporting the organizations that engage in this cruelty to animals; more than half of conventional milk produced in the U.S. comes from four percent of these mega-operations
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milk: know what you’re drinking

milk: know what you're drinking

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5 ways green juice can change your life

If you haven’t gotten on board with the green juice craze, here are five amazing reasons as to why you should.

Note: A convenient way to make a green juice at home is to use a greens powder such as GreensFirst. I’ve tried a few different products and most of them taste awful. This one tastes great (even when taken straight up with water) and it’s high quality. http://www.promedics.ca/pdf/greensfirst_flier.pdf

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10 simple steps to enhance detoxification

Proper detoxification is so essential for health that you need to start enhancing your body’s ability to detoxify today. Here is how to do it:

  1. Drink Clean – Drink plenty of clean water, at least eight to ten glasses of filtered water a day.
  2. Eliminate Properly – Keep your bowels moving, at least once or twice a day. And if you can’t get going, then you need some help. This can include taking two tablespoons of ground flax seeds and taking acidophilus and extra magnesium citrate capsules. If you have any chronic diseases or problems, you have to be careful about taking supplements and should work with your doctor.
  3. Eat Clean – You should also eat organic produce and animal products to eliminate the toxins, hormones, and antibiotics in your food.
  4. Eat Detoxifying Food – You should eat 8 to 10 servings of colourful fruits and vegetables a day, particularly family of the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, collards, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi) and the garlic family (garlic and onions), which help increase sulfur in the body and help detoxification.
  5. Minimize Drugs – Avoid stimulants, sedatives, and drugs, such as caffeine and nicotine, and try to reduce alcohol intake.
  6. Get Moving – Exercise five days a week with focus on conditioning your cardiovascular system, strengthening exercises, and stretching exercises.
  7. Avoid the White Menace – This includes white flour and white sugar.
  8. Sweat – Sweat profusely at least three times a week, using a sauna, steam, or a detox bath.
  9. Supplement – Take a high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement.
  10. Relax – Relax deeply every day to get your nervous system in a state of calm, rest, and relaxation.

Simply following these steps will help to correct problems caused by toxicity, maximize your body’s own detoxification capacity, and help you safely eliminate toxins stores in your body.

Depending on your symptoms, genetic predispositions and environmental exposures, you may need different levels of nutrients and types of treatment, but this is an excellent way to get started on detoxification today.

Remember, getting rid of toxins and learning how to optimize your detoxification system is essential for creating lifelong vibrant health.

Source: “Is There Toxic Waste In Your Body” by Dr. Mark Hyman http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/19/is-there-toxic-waste-in-your-body-2/#close

MARK HYMAN, MD is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach called Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a eight-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, and advocacy, he empowers others to stop managing symptoms and start treating the underlying causes of illness, thereby tackling our chronic-disease epidemic.

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chemicals verses calories

chemicals verses calories

Chemicals are toxic. And often times, the key to losing weight and getting healthy is eliminating toxins from your body.

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stop saying “I have a boyfriend”

Why do we as women feel we need to apologize or make excuses such as “I have a boyfriend”? It’s time we give ourselves the respect we deserve and say “I’m just not interested”.

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food verses exercise: what’s your drug of choice?

food verses exercise: what's your drug of choice?

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You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.

Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

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