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21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy.

21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy. | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
21 "Non-Spiritual" Things that make us Happy.

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My experience is that while 'non-spiritual' many do indeed unleash the spirit!

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Good morning!!! ;)

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Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
—Deepak Chopra

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Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014.
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10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brain That You Can Do Everyday

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brain That You Can Do Everyday | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Our brains are by far our most important organs. Here are 10 of the most surprising things our brains do…
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Stanford study finds walking improves creativity

Stanford study finds walking improves creativity | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking.
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Try out a walking meeting - good for body and your creativity! www.wellnessforte.con.au
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Stress So Bad It Hurts -- Really

Stress So Bad It Hurts -- Really | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Decades ago, when doctors said a condition was psychosomatic, it was equal to saying it wasn't real. Today, that view has changed as research confirms the body-brain connection.
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When you have a physical ailment, or perhaps a rundown immune system - how quickly do you relate it to mental/emotional stress burning you up? #mind
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Why Sitting Is Killing You + 9 Things You Can Do About It

Why Sitting Is Killing You + 9 Things You Can Do About It | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
"Sitting," says Dr. James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic who has researched the dangers of a sedentary life for the last 15 years, "is the new smoking." Levine's studies have shown
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12 Simple Strategies to Create Space Each Day | Becoming Minimalist

12 Simple Strategies to Create Space Each Day | Becoming Minimalist | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Downtime can also be discovered on a daily basis. In fact, much of the research will confirm the importance of creating extra space each day. Consider these 12 Simple Strategies to Create Extra Space Each Day.
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Great reminder of 12 habits to Renew Daily #renew
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Breathing In vs. Spacing Out - NYTimes.com

Breathing In vs. Spacing Out - NYTimes.com | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Is mindfulness always the best?
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The Best New Year's Resolution: Be Good To Your Genes

The Best New Year's Resolution: Be Good To Your Genes | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Reshape your genes - start with your mind #epigenetics #mindfulness #meditation #lifestyle
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4 Essential (and Overlooked) Facts About Your Brain and Your Mind

4 Essential (and Overlooked) Facts About Your Brain and Your Mind | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
'Our brains and minds are far from set in stone due to genet­ics or age.
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& don't forget that your brain is not your mind!

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The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better

The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it

."Today sucked. You felt tense, stressed, and sulky."

 

Want tomorrow to be different? Want to be in a better mood the whole day? It's easy: Work out early, for about 20 minutes, before you start your day.

 

You probably already know that exercise is energizing. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that previously sedentary adults who started doing 20 minutes of low- to moderate intensity aerobic exercise three times a week for six weeks reported feeling less fatigued and more energized. The time of day doesn't matter; work out a little, feel a little better. Even five minutes of moderate exercise can create a mood-enhancement effect.

 

But one study took a different approach, focusing on the longer-term impact of exercise on mood....


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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:32 PM

It always comes back to exercise...

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Interesting, and informative....

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it

What mentally strong people don't do.

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I have posted articles on how to improve cognitive fitness here eg: Cognitive Fitness http://sco.lt/8a4Hsv (see 10 exercises in under the heading :Exercising the Brain). This article looks from another perspective - what mentally strong people don't do. 

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21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy.

21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy. | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
21 "Non-Spiritual" Things that make us Happy.

Via David Hain, Brad Abbott
Annette Swann's insight:

My experience is that while 'non-spiritual' many do indeed unleash the spirit!

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The Newsroom 3.0's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:43 AM

Good morning!!! ;)

The BioSync Team's curator insight, April 23, 7:04 PM

Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
—Deepak Chopra

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5 Ways To Rewire Your Brain

5 Ways To Rewire Your Brain | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have discovered the strategy for rewiring the brain. Contrary to popular approaches, this strategy involves more than just positive thinking or working hard.
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Angie Mc's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:47 AM

Practice, practice, practice to form habit, habit, habit.

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24 hrs of sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia-like symptoms | neuroscientistnews.com

24 hrs of sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia-like symptoms | neuroscientistnews.com | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia.
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Be Strong

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Strength training isn’t just for building muscle anymore .

 

Perhaps the most surprising benefits occur in the brain from the unique challenges presented by strength training.


It improve decision making, cognition and memory, and a boost in confidence you will take back to work.

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The American College of Sports Medicine have changed their guidelines for 'moderate-intensity phyiscal activity' most days of the week - to now adding strength training for all healthy adults for  2 sessions per week per major muscle group. This article includes 6 options to consider.

 

Delivering strength training is a critical element for our clients in their Executive Wellbeing programs www.wellnessforte.com.au. Happy to answer any questions you may have! 

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Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
A natural phenomena in the circadian rhythm, napping can dramatically increase learning ability and memory, raise awareness, and much more, studies show.
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Should we be mindful of mindfulness?

Should we be mindful of mindfulness? | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
It has been prescribed by the NHS for depression since 2004 but recently mindfulness has spawned a whole industry of evening classes and phone apps. David Derbyshire reports
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These 11 Charts Show Everything That's Wrong With The Modern Diet

These 11 Charts Show Everything That's Wrong With The Modern Diet | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
The modern diet is the main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before.
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Cutting-edge research on the brain confirms insights from my grandmother

Cutting-edge research on the brain confirms insights from my grandmother | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
A new year should herald new ways of thinking about business.
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​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It? | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this vague word actually mean, and how can I apply mindfulness to my life?
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Using Strengths More May Be the Best Pain Medicine

Using Strengths More May Be the Best Pain Medicine | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
The more hours per day that Americans with health issues use their strengths to do what they do best, the less pain, stress, worry, and anger they report. The emotional benefits are greater for those with health issues than for those without.
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Wait, What's That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

Wait, What's That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
If you're experiencing an attention deficit you're far from alone.
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everybody has at least a little ADHD...

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The surprising reason we have a 40-hour work week (and why we should re-think it)

The surprising reason we have a 40-hour work week (and why we should re-think it) | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
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Being Human: Perception & the Brain

V.S. Ramachandran and Beau Lotto discuss the brain, our lived experience of the world, and how it relates to being human.

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Infographic: What Good Is Gratitude? | The John Templeton Foundation

Infographic: What Good Is Gratitude? | The John Templeton Foundation | Mind-Body Connection Weekly | Scoop.it
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for research and discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality.
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