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LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, meditation has evolved from an of-the-moment fad to a legitimate health craze, as research has linked the practice to everything from improved cardiovascular health to cognitive benefits. Science has even shown that mindfulne...

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Studies show #meditation can rewire your brain to be more connected and less reactive.

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, May 14, 2:01 PM

Very nice graphic and summary of studies in this article about how meditation benefits us in so many ways.

 

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Meditating will put your mind at restaurant and get rid of the stress. It helps you calm your nerves and be peaceful. It takes your mind away from everything and focuses you on what's better for you. 

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Stress ups Alzheimer's risk in shy women - Times of India

Stress ups Alzheimer's risk in shy women - Times of India | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Women who are shy and more sensitive to stress are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, found a research.

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How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time

How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Duke professor and bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals research backed insights on how to be efficient with your time at work and at home.

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27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often

27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

In life, unnecessary tolerations can bleed you of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively.  You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life when you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated.  Sometimes you need to put your foot down.


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5 Steps to Train Yourself to Be Your Authentic Self With Everyone

5 Steps to Train Yourself to Be Your Authentic Self With Everyone | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Do you find you act differently among those with much more or less power than you? A biz school professor offers a program to get over this common issue.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 16, 2:23 AM

#BeMoreHuman to solve the Rubiks Cube of #RelationshipCapital!

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Some useful guidance around being your authentic self....

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fMRI shows that thought patterns used to recall the past and imagine the future are strikingly similar

fMRI shows that thought patterns used to recall the past and imagine the future are strikingly similar | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to show the brain at work, they have observed the same regions activated in a similar pattern whenever a person remembers an event from the past or imagines himself in a future situation. This challenges long-standing beliefs that thoughts about the future develop exclusively in the frontal lobe.

 

Remembering your past may go hand-in-hand with envisioning your future! It's an important link researchers found using high-tech brain scans. It's answering questions and may one day help those with memory loss.

 

For some, the best hope of 'seeing' the future leads them to seek guidance -- perhaps from an astrologist. But it's not very scientific. Now, psychologists at Washington University are finding that your ability to envision the future does in fact goes hand-in-hand with remembering the past. Both processes spark similar neural activity in the brain.

 

"You might look at it as mental time travel--the ability to take thoughts about ourselves and project them either into the past or into the future," says Kathleen McDermott, Ph.D. and Washington University psychology professor. The team used "functional magnetic resonance imaging" -- or fMRI -- to "see" brain activity. They asked college students to recall past events and then envision themselves experiencing such an event in their future. The results? Similar areas of the brain "lit up" in both scenarios.

 

"We're taking these images from our memories and projecting them into novel future scenarios," says psychology professor Karl Szpunar.

 

Most scientists believed thinking about the future was a process occurring solely in the brain's frontal lobe. But the fMRI data showed a variety of brain areas were activated when subjects dreamt of the future.

 

"All the regions that we know are important for memory are just as important when we imagine our future," Szpunar says.

 

Researchers say besides furthering their understanding of the brain -- the findings may help research into amnesia, a curious psychiatric phenomenon. In addition to not being able to remember the past, most people who suffer from amnesia cannot envision or visualize what they'll be doing in the future -- even the next day.

 


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Life Coaching Secrets for Motivation & Effectiveness

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Learn how to stop spinning your wheels and work smarter
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Read this before you go rushing to check things off your TO DO list.

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How a mindful attitude can make you more effective.

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Thirty Reasons You Get Criticized and Best Ways to Handle It

Thirty Reasons You Get Criticized and Best Ways to Handle It | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Practical Tools and Understanding to Help You Defuse Your Critics
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Nobody likes to get criticized but some criticism can be helpful.  Learn how to handle it here.

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The Neuroscience of Fairness and Injustice

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WHow Our Brains Are Wired to Resist Unfair Treatment

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How our brains work to warn us about unfair treatment.

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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, August 23, 12:35 AM

Why fair treatment makes our brains happy and unfair treatment disgusts us.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, August 23, 12:37 AM

We are wired to like fair treatment and dislike exploitation.

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25 Ways to Get Unstuck in Under 25 Minutes | Amplify Happiness Now

25 Ways to Get Unstuck in Under 25 Minutes | Amplify Happiness Now | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

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Tips for those stuck in communication cycles.

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Marin Health Psychologist Blog: Four Ways To Create Loving Connection in Your Marriage

Marin Health Psychologist Blog: Four Ways To Create Loving Connection in Your Marriage | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
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Practical, research-based tools to reignite love and positive feeling in your relationship.

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LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, meditation has evolved from an of-the-moment fad to a legitimate health craze, as research has linked the practice to everything from improved cardiovascular health to cognitive benefits. Science has even shown that mindfulne...

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Melanie Greenberg's insight:

Studies show #meditation can rewire your brain to be more connected and less reactive.

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, May 14, 2:01 PM

Very nice graphic and summary of studies in this article about how meditation benefits us in so many ways.

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com

Shakia's curator insight, May 19, 12:37 PM

Meditating will put your mind at restaurant and get rid of the stress. It helps you calm your nerves and be peaceful. It takes your mind away from everything and focuses you on what's better for you. 

Christine Blyth's comment, June 23, 7:37 AM
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The Mindful Self-Express

The Mindful Self-Express | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
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Proven and practical advice to live a more mindful, happy and successful life.

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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, May 15, 7:35 PM

Proven and practical tips to live healthier and more mindfully.

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Spiritual Tools for Life Challenge With Author Toni Bernhard

Spiritual Tools for Life Challenge With Author Toni Bernhard | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

Buddhist-inspired wisdom on coping with adversity.

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Learn how to deal mindfully with difficult life experiences.

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5 Healthy Habits That Will Actually Change Your Life

Do these five things, and watch your mindset, and physique, change.

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If You Drink Coffee Then Exercise, This Is What Happens

If You Drink Coffee Then Exercise, This Is What Happens | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
You know that girl, the one with a Starbucks cup stashed in the cup holder of the elliptical during her a.m. sweat sesh? Admit it: you’ve judged her. But, turns out, she might be on to something. Drinking a couple cups of coffee before a workout could actually make it feel more enjoyable, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. 

The study basically simulated your average morning: a mug of coffee to wake up, a little gym time, another cup with breakfast, followed by lunch. Fourteen participants completed two moderate workouts on a stationary bike: one where they took caffeine (equal to two 8-ounce cups of coffee or 4 cups of black tea) 90 minutes before the workout, and one where they took a placebo. When caffeinated, the participants reported the ride as way easier than it was without the stimulant.

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How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done

How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make a to do list, but how much harder it is to actually finish it? Prioritization makes a huge difference when it comes to actually completing that task list. The trick is to be as ruthless as you can stand.

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The clues to a great story

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Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ... (Note: this talk is not available for download.)

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Here's How to Stop Catastrophizing about Ebola!

Here's How to Stop Catastrophizing about Ebola! | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Psychological tools and information to damp down your brain's threat response
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Here's why Ebola fear is overblown and how to calm down.

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Eight Toxic Weight Loss Thinking Traps You Should Avoid

Eight Toxic Weight Loss Thinking Traps You Should Avoid | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Don’t let “stinking thinking” prevent you from living healthier
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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, September 1, 8:54 PM

Eating healthy begins in your mind….

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CBT Mindfulness for Depression May Also Reduce MD Visits - PsychCentral.com

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New Canadian research finds a reduction in primary care visits among individuals receiving mindfulness-based therapy for depression.
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More evidence for the mind-body-stress link.

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6 Steps To Becoming The Best You

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The greatest achievement in life is simple - Just be the best ‘you’ that is possible. It is, honestly, the greatest honor we can give to ourselves.


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 22, 10:34 AM

(From the article): Being your best self is synonymous with personal development and it always starts with becoming more aware of who you are and what patterns have been running you to date. Here is the truth; you cannot expect to become the best version of yourself while you are still running all of the same old thought and behavior patterns, which have gotten you to where you are now.. It all has to change and if you are truly committed to becoming the absolute best you, then this change has to be deliberate. In fact, it cannot just be change, it must be transformation.

 

“Be willing in any moment to sacrifice who you are for who you are going to be”




John Michel's curator insight, August 22, 11:08 AM

Success in anything has a method and a process. The journey is what crafts us and steels the fiber of who we are. It is designed and executed day after day.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 23, 8:02 AM

Whole heartedly agree.. you don't control a lot of things in life but you do contour the YOU you want to become... it is a great achievement to just be the best you.Make it a daily habit..

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Five Powerful Happiness Habits You Need to Learn

Five Powerful Happiness Habits You Need to Learn | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Proven ways to Improve your emotional outlook and find lasting happiness
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Science suggests simple things we can do to live happier each day.

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Five Things You Need to Know to Succeed at Love and Dating

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Science holds the key to winning the dating game.
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Research shows that these five things make you more attractive to potential partners.

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What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

"...Seigel highlighted findings in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and from his own"mindsight approach" to psychiatry -- both systems revolve around the principle of "integration," which suggests that the linking of different aspects of a system, such as the brain, is at the heart of well-being, resilience, mindfulness and compassion.

 

"Integration is seen as the essential mechanism of health as it promotes a flexible and adaptive way of being that is filled with vitality and creativity," Siegel writes on his website. "The ultimate outcome of integration is harmony."

 

Through this interdisciplinary form of inquiry into the brain and mind, Siegel says, we can "build a framework thats based on science but goes beyond what science says, and looks more deeply at what it means to be human."

 

Compassion is a central component of what it means to be human, but we don't necessarily know how it works in the brain or why we're wired to be compassionate towards others -- and interpersonal neurobiology may be a particularly helpful framework for examining the importance of this quality in our lives and relationships..."

 

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Trickle-down anxiety: Study examines parental behaviors that create anxious children

Trickle-down anxiety: Study examines parental behaviors that create anxious children | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Parents with social anxiety disorder are more likely than parents with other forms of anxiety to engage in behaviors that put their children at high risk for developing angst of their own, according to a small study of parent-child pairs.

 

Anxiety is the result of a complex interplay between genes and environment, the researchers say, and while there's not much to be done about one's genetic makeup, controlling external factors can go a long way toward mitigating or preventing anxiety in the offspring of anxious parents.


"Children with an inherited propensity to anxiety do not just become anxious because of their genes, so what we need are ways to prevent the environmental catalysts -- in this case, parental behaviors -- from unlocking the underlying genetic mechanisms responsible for the disease," Ginsburg says.


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Hilary J.'s curator insight, February 13, 11:39 PM

The debate regarding whether nurture or nature plays a larger role in mental illness has been ongoing for sometime. Recent research though, has identified that these two factors work with each other and not against each other like previously thought. In regards to anxiety and the development of an anxiety disorder, the researchers of this article note a significant amount of research has found that the children of those with anxiety disorders may have a higher genetic predisposition for developing their own anxiety disorder than the children of those without an anxiety disorder. An additional component that was researched though, was the attitudes and behavioral habits of those parents with anxiety disorders; essentially, the effect that the environment these parents created for their children who already had higher predispositions to developing an anxiety disorder was closely examined. Using factors of parental warmth and affection, this research found that parents diagnosed with an anxiety disorder showed less warmth and affection towards their children, criticized them more often and expressed doubts about their child's ability to perform a task. Learning about genetic and environmental components and the implications they may have on the prevention of anxiety, particularly in childhood, is of utmost importance. Anxiety disorders often go unrecognized in childhood. Because of the likely delays in diagnosis and treatment, the child may be at higher risk for depression and poor academic performance not only in childhood, but into their adult years as well. 

Loran Northey's curator insight, March 9, 1:35 PM

Children model behaviour and if the behaviour they continually witness is worry, fear and anxiety then that unfortunately is what they will learn to do to.