Why You Should Write Daily

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One of the most instrumental changes in my life has been writing every single day. For many years I was a writer who didn’t write that regularly. It was always on the back of my mind to write, but I didn’t find the time. Then I started this blog in January 2007, and have written pretty much […]

Help, I can’t stop thinking!

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Many of us feel that our thoughts are out of our control. We think about work long after we have left, we worry about the future and keep going over things that have gone wrong in the past. Meanwhile, life seems to be slipping by. Modern psychology also recognises that compulsive thinking can lead us […]

Exercise May Trump Mental Activity in Protecting Against Brain Shrinkage

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Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Research suggests that brain shrinkage may lead to problems with memory and thinking. […]

Brain Up: You Are What You Think

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We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” While this is certainly true, an even deeper level of examination reveals that we are what we think. For thousands of years the great Yogis and Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) have observed the nature of the mind-body relationship. What they analyzed, understood, and taught was the […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Pondering The Future

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Looking ahead. The future. Moving forward. This column is calling Looking Ahead with Lauren because it can be anything I want it to be, just like the future. The future is a strange place. It is a place that doesn’t exist yet. Every minute our future becomes our present based on the decisions we make […]

3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Brain Power

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Google “improve brain power” and you’ll find all sorts of tips, techniques, books, and games explaining how you could improve your brain power. Most of them involve physical exercise, balanced nutrition and complex mental exercises. While it would be cool if everyone could incorporate these tips, I highly doubt that after reading such advice you […]

Biggest Fear

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Dear Body, This will be my last letter to you. I guess I’ve been waiting for this moment for a few years now. Somehow I thought it would be a tad more traumatic than it was. In reality, it hurt far more than it did. My 6-year-old daughter finally said the words to me that […]

Getting Back to Your Workouts

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Getting back on track isn’t always the easiest thing when it comes to a workout regimen. I know for me, if I take so much as a week off it is hard to get back into the swing of things. If I take three days off jogging, it’s back to square one. If I don’t […]

Shocking Body News: 97% Of Women Will Be Cruel To Their Bodies TODAY!

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Scary but true: In an exclusive Glamour survey, young women recorded an average of 13 brutal thoughts about their bodies each day. We say: Enough! Read these words: “You are a fat, worthless pig.” “You’re too thin. No man is ever going to want you.” “Ugly. Big. Gross.” Horrifying comments on some awful website? The […]