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Delving into the Science of Awe

Experts say wonder is an essential human emotion and a salve for a turbulent mind. Awe can mean ‘many things. ‘And while many of us know it when we feel it, awe is not easy to define. Awe is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast...

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Meditation Reduces the Feeling of Pain

Mindfulness meditation can help ease your pain. The technique can reduce pain intensity by as much as 32 percent, a new study has discovered—and even people who haven't meditated before can quickly achieve these benefits. The key is in not...

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The Gut-Brain Axis

Cynthia Thurlow likes to remind her patients that digestion begins in the brain, in the way people think about their food before they have even taken a bite. Conversely, 95 percent of the mood-regulating neurotransmitter serotonin, which is...

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Risking: Good Idea, Bad Idea

Certain actions or activities carry risks, whether you are engaged in combat for your country, sky diving, investing in high-risk stocks, as a pioneer exploring unknown territory, or simply going beyond your established comfort zone. Clearly, there...

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From Timid to Warrior: Boosting Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can be described as lacking self-confidence, and self-worth, in one’s abilities. So, how to transcend it, not let it hold us back? My definition of a warrior is someone who acts in spite of fear. Fear is normal – even healthy when...

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