Thinking & Doing

 

At the core here is the interplay between our negative emotions and reason – our gut reaction versus our rational mind.

 

I have found that the best way to rise above them is by using meditation, positive psychology and  moral philosophy.

 

“To try to understand what we should do, what we should be, and how we should live, and thereby gauge, at least intellectually, the distance that separates us from these ideals” wrote Andre Comte Sponville – in his Introduction to a Short Treatise on the Great Virtues – his basic reason for writing this beautiful book.

Emotions

All humans share exactly the same number of basic emotions and interestingly, only 1 of them is a positive emotion and that is joy or happiness………

You and your Emotions

How you handle your emotions is key to leading a generally happier....and healthier life, by allowing your emotions to rule, life can be very stressful indeed....

Meditation

Most psychologists will agree that meditation will induce calm, improve clarity of thought and raise levels of concentration in you – there is a lot more...

The uses of positive psychology and moral philosophy in everyday life

The recent emergence of positive psychology has led to people learning to lead more pleasant and less miserable lives....

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Stop Thinking   Start Breathing   Reduce Stress

Can the simple act of consciously controlling the way in which you breathe, help you to manage your own thought processes? Yes - its called conscious breathing. And its easy to do.Does this mean that this can be done anywhere, at any time, in any space, during ordinary everyday activities......

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Breathing Spaces in the office or workplace – what would the corporate benefits be?

Less stress and more calm – just for starters.

We all take a break, a breather or whatever you want to call it once or wice and maybe more, every day.

We do so to get a snack or a drink, or simply to get away from whatever we are doing

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Breathing Spaces Anger has a major physiological effect

Anger is never without a reason

- but seldom a good one.

Benjamin Franklin one of the Founding Fathers of the US, had his own set of virtues, which he created at the age of 20, and used to keep a note each week on how his behaviour had conformed to them.

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Healthy Thinking

What part does the mind play in sickness and in health?

Do you think or believe that we have the ability to consciously assist the healing process from within?  

So.... thats just not helping your immune system by eating raw food and taking supplements (although that wouldn’t be a bad thing)

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Healthy Thinking

Mindfulness is just another word for meditation, without the baggage of 2,000 years of religious preconception.

“Meditation refers to a family of self regulatory practises that focus on training, attention and awareness in order to bring mental processes under greater voluntary control and thereby foster general mental well-being and the development of specific capacities such as  Calm, Clarity and Concentration.".............

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Mind over Cancer?

It helps.

 

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“Everything depends on the mind”  especially when in comes to chronic illness, like cancer.

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Body Posture Affects Confidence In Your Own Thoughts,

Study Finds

Sitting up straight in your chair isn't just good for your posture – it also gives you more confidence in your own thoughts, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who were told to sit up straight were more likely to believe thoughts they wrote down while in that posture concerning whether they were qualified for a job.......

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Excess weight linked to brain changes that may relate to memory, emotions, and appetite

Being overweight appears related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions, and likely also involved in appetite control, according to a study performed by researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and other institutions........ Read more.......

Is adrenal fatigue destroying your health, peace of mind and joie de vivre?

"For every minute you experience stress, it takes 60 minutes to remove the flood of adrenal stress hormones from your bloodstream," warns holistic nutritionist Paula Owens in theAlternative Medicine article "The Adrenal Fatigue Fix."....... Read more......

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Stress Takes a Heavy Toll on Your Gut

According to the authors in the featured study, “disgust” was the emotion that was most strongly felt in the gut. Fear, anxiety, and shame also generated a felt impact in this area. All four of these emotions are generally felt by those experiencing depression, and I'm not surprised to see a strong connection between these emotions and the gut....... Read more......

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Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain

The bad news is that starting when people are in their mid-to-late-20s, the brain begins to wither -- its volume and weight begin to decrease. As this occurs, the brain can begin to lose some of its functional abilities.......

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Risk for Heart Attack or Stroke Increases After Anger Outburst

Intense emotion is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke, particularly in the first hours after the emotion occurs.

While prevention efforts typically focus on more concrete steps like physical exercise, not smoking, and a healthier diet, it’s just as important, if not more so, to tend to your emotional health as well....... Read more........

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