Category Archives: Stress/Emotional Awareness

improve your mood by training in the morning

I love kettlebell or medicine ball training in the morning. It wakes me up and improves my mood by stimulating the release of endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. (Endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception … Continue reading

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open heart, open mind by clara hughes

I just finished reading Canadian Olympian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes’ memoir Open Heart, Open Mind. I was impressed with her detailed memories and ability to articulate herself. Her personal struggles as a female athlete were all too familiar. Another reader’s … Continue reading

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how politeness conditioning can lead to confusion about sexual assults

Is there a way to undo the conditioning that compels women to “be nice” at all costs? After all, minimizing doesn’t protect sexual assault survivors from experiencing long-term trauma. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/how-politeness-conditioning-can-lead-to-confusion-about-sexual-assults/article29294471/

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everything you need

The older I get, the more I appreciate the therapeutic value of working outside in our yard and reading a good book. Marcus Tullius Cicero said that “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” … Continue reading

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perfectionism

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ― … Continue reading

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slip: a stunning dance by Phillip Chbeeb & Renee Kester | music by Elliot Moss

“Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain… and it is. Since we were children we have been told to embrace the best of our experiences & disregard the worst… But what happens when the most … Continue reading

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everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to … Continue reading

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sleep and memory

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21 health benefits of a cold shower

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Paul Check on sleep, cold showers, and parasites

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