Do you know the advantages of being an optimist?

Do you know the advantages of being an optimist? It’s a scientifically proven fact that those who see the world in a “glass half full” kind of way live longer and experience less stress. Doctors claim that a big majority of all of their office calls are for chronic stress-related health woes, so it makes sense that if you see the world with a better mindset, you’d have fewer physical and mental problems.

When researchers at Concordia University conducted a study about pessimists and optimists, they discovered a direct link between the person’s outlook on life and their stress hormone levels. An optimist’s levels are steady, while a pessimist’s soars out of control and become unmanageable. (more…)

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Is learning early in life important?

Is learning early in life important? Using your brain particularly during adolescence, may help brain cells survive and could impact how the brain functions after puberty.

According to a recently published study in “Frontiers in Neuroscience,” Rutgers behavioral and systems neuroscientist Tracey Shors, who co-authored the study, found that the newborn brain cells in young rats that were successful at learning survived while the same brain cells in animals that didn’t master the task died quickly. (more…)

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Are you a chronic procrastinator?

Are you a chronic procrastinator? Chronic procrastination is a real problem that needs to be addressed. Procrastination has caused people to lose jobs, personal possessions, and even their spouse. It manifests itself in low self-esteem, shame, under achievement, and life can become unmanageable.

Chronic procrastination can grow into a compulsion to avoid existence. It’s addictive and is harmful because it’s a method to circumvent the reality of life. It’s a form of escapism. (more…)

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You can overcome challenges!

You can overcome challenges! Do you ever feel that life becomes overbearing because of the many challenges that you have in your life? I would like to share with you some examples of two courageous women who are overcoming their personal challenges and how they rediscovered life. It’s very empowering to see examples of how people overcome challenges, both large and small.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, a writer, consultant, and commentator was faced with melanoma. Since her diagnosis in 2010, she has been documenting her journey in a series of articles published on Salon.com. (more…)

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