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Being Thankful for Stress

In the book Before Happiness, Shawn Achor discusses how simply knowing about the benefits of stress can cause you to not have as many physical symptoms that are normally associated with distress. He writes, “Those who had watched the video highlighting the enhancing rather than debilitating effects of stress reported a 23 percent drop in physical symptoms associated with distress (such as headaches, backaches, fatigue). What’s more, on a scale of 1 to 4, productivity assessment moved from 1.9 to 2.6-nearly a 30 percent increase.” He was comparing groups who had watched a video about the negative effects of stress and those who watched a… Read More »Being Thankful for Stress

Why Communism Can’t Work

There’s a lot of speculation happening that some people are trying to implement a form of communism in the United States right now. The people who have this idea have a core fear. The core fear is that, somehow, people could steal their personal resources, health or wealth, for what others believe is the “common good.” However, there are a myriad of reasons why it can never work. Defining Communism Wikipedia’s Definition For the sake of common ground, I’ll start with sharing definitions of communism. Wikipedia defines it like this: “Communism (from Latin communis, ‘common, universal’) is a philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and… Read More »Why Communism Can’t Work

Taking Personal Responsibility Empowers & Frees You

Taking Personal Responsibility Empowers & Frees You

2020 has been the perfect year for hindsight concerning the effects of either taking personal responsibility or blame shifting / scapegoating. When you believe there is something “bad” happening in your personal reality and it is someone else’s fault rather than your own, you are shifting the blame from you onto someone else. This is also called scapegoating. Scapegoating is the practice of singling out a person or group for unmerited blame and consequent negative treatment. Of course, people will say (and truly believe) the blame is merited when they’re doing it. I’m sure you’ve done this, because, even though I’m very aware of it,… Read More »Taking Personal Responsibility Empowers & Frees You

The Body (and The World) Was Designed To Heal Itself

When you start to show symptoms of a disease, such as having to blow your nose a lot or sneezing, you can either reject it or accept it. Many people reject symptoms and, in so doing, have negative emotions when the symptoms appear. Your Beliefs Create Your Emotions The ABCs of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy show that when an activating event occurs (symptoms in this case) it is your belief about it that causes the corresponding emotional consequence. Basically, if you believed symptoms are good, and you started to have them, then you would be happy. And if you believed they’re bad, then you would be… Read More »The Body (and The World) Was Designed To Heal Itself

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