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Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
For the most robust brain health, it’s probably advisable to incorporate both aerobic and resistance training, two new studies in people and animals suggest.
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Enjoy your fitness routine and get smarter 

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As a baby boomer, we need to keep our minds sharp.  Here is one way to do it without going to school

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Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ?

Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ? | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
For doing business In Russia, you must understand that hierarchy and status are important and that Russians respect age, rank and position as well as technological expertise. Russians see negotiations as win-lose and compromise as weakness.
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For doing business In Russia, you must understand that hierarchy and status are important and that Russians respect age, rank and position as well as technological expertise. Russians see negotiations as win-lose and compromise as weakness.

 

So in a sense, humility in business negotiation is highly valued by Russians in general as humble business leaders have patience, try to understand first  and at the same time are strong enough to deal with conflicts without showing any sign of arrogance or superiority.

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How Exercise Benefits Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Using Physical Activity to Improve Your Mental Health

How Exercise Benefits Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Using Physical Activity to Improve Your Mental Health | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your mental health. Learn how.
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Research on Well-being and Aging: Comparison between U.S. and Japan

Research on Well-being and Aging:  Comparison between U.S. and Japan | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it

We have only begun to look at the evidence, but it appears that different aspects of well-being matter for health in different ways depending on the cultural context where people reside

 

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Well-being in the West is formulated more in terms of the individual and how he or she may feel about how they’re doing in life.

 

In the East, well-being is much more about the self embedded within social relationships; for example, how well you’re doing in meeting your obligations to others.

 

In the U.S., self-report tools ask people to report on their levels of positive and negative affect. Usually the two types of affect tend to be inversely correlated. Emotions are strongly related to people’s health in the U.S.: those with more positive and less negative affect report better health. This is true even when we look at more objective health criteria, like stress hormones, or other biological risk factors.

 

That is not true in Japan. Both affects tend to be more moderately reported. That is, there is no cultural prescription for feeling mostly positive emotion and not feeling much negative. In Japan there’s nothing wrong with feeling negative emotion; it’s not viewed as something amiss that possibly needs to be fixed in therapy

 

In the West, the core objective is to get people out of the experience of negative emotion – whether it’s anxiety or depression. The way that well-being tries to do that is to get patients to focus on their experiences of well-being by keeping daily diaries of positive experience.

 

 In Japan therapy is designed to treat distressed or maladjusted people, but the focus is not on fixing emotions. In fact, they are viewed as beyond the person’s control. Emotions come and go and people do not control them. They may be positive or negative, and you can observe them, but it’s not worth your time to try to fix them. What you can fix is what you do. So the therapy tries to get people to shift into thinking not so much about how they feel, but what they are doing. 

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Our culture may determine how we define aspects of well-being.

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The Only Thing You Need To Remember About The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Only Thing You Need To Remember About The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
I can't name any single one of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. But I do remember this simple 2 x 2 matrix on how to spend your time -- and you should too.
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Good inspiration to make the most of the 7 habits of highly effective people but I recommend to read the full book as there are some more interesting ideas 

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Let Go, Keep it Simple, Move Quickly: Secrets to Being a Productive Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Let Go, Keep it Simple, Move Quickly: Secrets to Being a Productive Entrepreneur (Infographic) | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
To launch and grow your own company, your whole life is going to have to become more efficient. Here's how.
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Nice Infographics to help you stay focus and more effective

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20 THINGS TO START DOING IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS - Buddhist Things

20 THINGS TO START DOING IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS - Buddhist Things | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
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 Twenty tips to help you foster relationships with people who truly matter

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▶ Get Fit 2014: Maximize Your Weight Loss

Weight loss consistently tops the list of new year's resolutions, but it can be a challenging one to keep. 

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Great advises:

 

Breakfast should be your biggest meal of the day loaded with protein and fibers.


What you eat counts for 80% of how much you weigh and 20% is commming from calories burned through exercises.


Alternate cardio and strength training to increase your metabolism and be more toned.


Implement healthy habits to deal with stress instead of eating food: stay away from your fridge, go out for a walk,  exercise, have a talk with friends etc.

 

What works for you ?


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The Reason Every Kid Should Talk Back to Their Parents

The Reason Every Kid Should Talk Back to Their Parents | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Our families are where we first learn how to say "No" in a safe, supportive environment. If we don't learn to do so there, we won't learn to do so anywhere. If our children can't say "No" to us, they won't say it to anyone.
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How to Manage Anger, It Can Be Very Positive And Incredibly Destructive

How to Manage Anger, It Can Be Very Positive And Incredibly Destructive | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Anger can be normal and healthy emotion that helps us instinctively detect and respond to a threatening situation. More than this, when it is properly channeled, it can be a powerful motivating for...
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Anger is a powerful force, for good and bad. Used irresponsibly, it can jeopardize your relationships, your work and your health. 

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The 30-Hour Work Week Is Here (If You Want It)

The 30-Hour Work Week Is Here (If You Want It) | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it

A reduced workweek would be healthier for your sanity - and our economy.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:48 PM

In a recent book published by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), called Time on Our Side, they examine why a 30-hour workweek would be a more rational, efficient, and sustainable approach to the modern, developed economy. Most importantly, they say it’s totally doable--and big companies could even play a key part.

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What Food Can Boost a Bad Mood? | eCellulitis

What can we eat for better mood? Here is the list of the food that can change the way we feel.
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A healthy diet combined with exercises will help you improve your mood, especially in winter when the lack of light deprives you from Vitamin D. 

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Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
For the most robust brain health, it’s probably advisable to incorporate both aerobic and resistance training, two new studies in people and animals suggest.
Anne Egros's insight:

Enjoy your fitness routine and get smarter 

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Angela Heath's curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:55 PM

As a baby boomer, we need to keep our minds sharp.  Here is one way to do it without going to school

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Stress Management: Three Simple Strategies to Avoid Burnout

Stress Management: Three Simple Strategies to Avoid Burnout | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it

Burnout is a psychological term for the experience of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest. A lot of people make the confusion between burnout and other mental health problems such as depression'

 

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Burnout is  “A state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion caused by long-term involvement in emotionally demanding situations.”– Ayala Pines & Elliott Aronson

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Meditation Apps To Calm Stress And Boost Mood

Meditation Apps To Calm Stress And Boost Mood | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - In a bad mood but not sure why? New smartphone apps provide short guided meditations designed to help users return to a positive state of mind. Stop, Breathe & Think, a free iPhon...
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8 Tools to Open Your Heart and Cultivate a More Joyful life

8 Tools to Open Your Heart and Cultivate a More Joyful life | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
8 Tools to Open Your Heart and Cultivate a More Joyful life
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Feeding the Heart

Nutrition.

We can tailor our diet to specifically support our highest well-being. In the case of the heart chakra, the focus is on green foods for rejuvenation. Look to kiwis, avocados, leafy greens, sprouts, broccoli, wheat grass, moringa herb, blue green algae, pistachio and honeydew melon.

Nature.

Similarly, we can immerse ourselves in the green of nature. There is nothing quite like a tree filled stroll to soothe the heart and spirt.health.

 

Forgiveness.

One of the surest ways to liberate the heart is to forgive. Open to the depth of our feelings involving the situation, person or event — and then, when we’re ready, we let it go.

 

Gratitude.

Often overlooked because of its simplicity, gratitude is a lovely way to feed our hearts. Not only will relationships and health benefit, but our happiness expands as well.

 

 











Essential Oils.

Don’t underestimate the power of essential oilsto balance and heal the heart chakra. Ananda Apothecary gives the following advice. To comfort and open a grieving heart, rose otto and rose absolute are two exceptionally beneficial oils. When you feel as though your heart is constricted or in self-protection mode, melissa, neroli and ylang ylang help to gently nurture and reopen the heart center.

 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). 

When we feel as though the weight of the world is on our shoulders, or that our heart is much too heavy, EFT is an exceptional tool for releasing stagnant emotions and fostering more lightheartedness. Based on specific acupuncture points, the technique involves an initial healing statement followed by gentle tapping on certain areas of the body.


Yoga. 

Whether you’re dealing with a broken heart or feel you could be more joyful, Anusara yoga can help with its focus on heart-opening poses. Practice asanas like Love Raid, Extended Side Angle Pose,Low Lunge, Twisting Low Lunge and Honey-in-the-Heart Pose.


Meditation.

Likewise, loving-kindness (metta) meditation is a powerful tool for unlocking the heart as well.

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7 psychological reasons for diet failure | Low Carb Diet Support

7 psychological reasons for diet failure | Low Carb Diet Support | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Do you keep failing to lose weight? Your mindset might be preventing successful weight loss. Find out how to change this.
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This apply to any kind of change, not only for loosing weight :

 

We don't like discomfort and change is about making you uncomfortable so embrace it rather than trying to avoid the pain.

 

No pain no gain: yes if you want changes that last you will have to give up some things you really enjoy but the key is to replace habits that don't serve your goals by new habits you equally enjoy

 

Focus on the process rather than on the end results, nothing is happening overnight.

 

Check if you are mentally and physically equipped to make the changes you need. It is better to postpone starting a change project if it is not the right timing rather than trying for a couple of days or week, failing and blaming yourself for lack of will power. It will sure make your self-esteem goes down

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20 bad habits you need to quit now

20 bad habits you need to quit now | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Satisfying late night cravings with pizzas and chocolate cake might be a tempting way to end each day, but it's not doing your body any favours.
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I think this list is really good but when you want to quit a bad habit you have to replace it by a good one .

 

Here 5 steps to start building habits for healthy living (physical and mental health): 

 

1-Make the list of bad habits you know are damaging your health

 

2-Identify three bad habits that if you quit now will improve your life within 30 days

 

3-Use journaling to record what or when or with whom you have a tendency to indulge in your bad habits or be able to have enough willpower to resist temptations: for example if you want to quit smoking surround yourself with people who do not smoke 

 

4-Make an action plan with daily baby steps: if you drink too much alcohol,  parties, take a non alcoholic versions of your favorite cocktails or a sparkling water with lemon. 

 

5- Join a support group find  a buddy or a coach who will empower and support you

 

 

 

 

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Always Hungry? Here’s Why

Always Hungry? Here’s Why | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Are we fat because we overeat, or do we overeat because we’re fat?
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Eat well,  feel good and lose weight without being hungry = Reduce calories from refined carbohydrates. increase fibres and lean proteins

 

Not all calories are created the same.

 

Plan your meals not only based on calories but look also for foods with low glycemic index.

 

 What is the Glycemic Index?

 

 Carbohydrates are absorbed and transformed into glucose in the blood triggering the release of insulin, the hormone that makes the glucose available to the cells and tissues that make your muscles, heart,  brain or adipose tissue. 

 

The glycemic index (GI) describes the blood glucose levels obtained after eating carbohydrates. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

 

Carbohydrates made of simple sugars like fructose in fruit juices or starch in white pasta or rice are rapidly absorbed and produce a high peak of glucose and insulin increasing fat storage. 

 

Complex carbohydrates are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and are absorbed slowly giving energy for one hour or so, more when combined with high content of fibers, Fibers are not digested by the body and help to slow the absorption of sugars and fats and lower the glycemic index,  that is why it is better to eat an orange fruit than an orange juice.

 

 Proteins are digested and produce amino acids that regulate the hunger signal sent to your brain so you will feel satisfied and less hungry for a longer period of time.

 

Proteins are found in eggs, milk products, fish, lean meats or legumes (vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils).  Legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat.

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7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Is your parenting crippling your child's growth? Here are 7 ways your behaviors may be holding your child back from growing into a leader.
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Gibbs' Reflective Cycle: Helping People Learn From Experience

Gibbs' Reflective Cycle: Helping People Learn From Experience | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Use this simple tool to help team members learn from experience.
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Simple but effective coaching tool to maximize the learning from your experiences

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Why Are You So Angry All the Time?

Why Are You So Angry All the Time? | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
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The best fighter is never angry.Lao Tzu


Look at the reasons behind your emotional reactions then try to look at different ways than anger to deal with your problems.

 

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Why You Procrastinate, and How to Stop It. Now....

Why You Procrastinate, and How to Stop It. Now.... | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it

Stop Procrastination. NOW. We all procrastinate from time to time. Sometimes it’s those mundane things - like sorting through old files, reconciling accounts, or tidying the linen cupboard. (RT @wiseleader: Why You Procrastinate, and How to Stop It.


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The Definitive Guide for How to Lose Weight | COACH CALORIE

The Definitive Guide for How to Lose Weight | COACH CALORIE | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
This is the only guide you'll ever need for losing weight. It covers everything from calorie intake to meal frequency to exercise to cardio. It has it all.
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Lose body fat not "weight" 

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Bodybuilding.com - Body Transformation: Body Fat Burnout!

Bodybuilding.com - Body Transformation: Body Fat Burnout! | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it
Dylan lost weight for military standards and uncovered a fiery drive buried under his oversized body. See how he went from 34 to 10 percent body fat!

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"The biggest aspect to accomplish my goals was to surround myself with positive people who share my goals"

 

Having buddies certainly helps, but if you want more support to accomplish a life transformation, consider hiring a personal coach. Coaches are trained to help you identify what you really want to do, what are your motives and purpose. A coach helps you explore your true needs, what's holding you back and offer specific tools for you to achieve long lasting results, no quick fix. 

 

If you want to know more, get a complimentary coaching session with me: http://zestnzen.wordpress.com/coaching-services/

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 19, 2013 6:19 PM

Dylan absolutely rules!!!  Check out how he did it, truly inspirational. 

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12 Reasons To Stop Multitasking

12 Reasons To Stop Multitasking | Great Life Coaching | Scoop.it

Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner....we all do multitasking.

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University of California, San Francisco last 2011 declares, “Researchers know that multitasking negatively impacts working memory in both young and older adults”

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Martin Laidlaw Fife College's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:17 AM

I will just post this while drinking coffee, thinking about the emails I have to write and tidy my desk up.