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Happiness Doesn’t Follow Success: It’s The Other Way Round

Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, teachers and peers. The idea that we must pursue success in order to experience happiness is enshrined in the United States’ most treasured institutions (the Declaration of Independence), beliefs (the American dream), and stories (Rocky and Cinderella).

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Positive Affirmations Versus Neutral Affirmations

Self-help often encourages people to improve their lives by making statements like, “I have all the money I need,” or, “I have unlimited energy to take on all challenges.” But despite endless internet lists of positive affirmations, if you don’t already have a positive mindset, positive affirmations may actually hurt your self-esteem.

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What Do Dreams About Sex Mean?

For many adults, sex forms part of a healthy, balanced life. Not only is courtship part of a relationship, but it can also spend considerable time in the mind as well. While most people will dream about sex from time to time, if you are experiencing some recurring dreams, it may be a sign of some underlying issue.

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Dr. G’s Tips For How To Sleep Better

It’s not uncommon to experience some type of sleep disturbance following a traumatic experience, during a life crisis, or with chronic anxiety or mood symptoms. But sleep is all about habits, and now may be a good time to take a closer look at your own routines and rituals surrounding sleep.

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Overcoming Fear

Humans are hard-wired for fear. There is a very complex relay system in the brain involving several small structures and each plays a role in our response to danger. Fight, Flight, Freeze. The problem is that we also respond to situations or “things” that are not necessarily dangerous, and sometimes the line between real danger and perceived danger becomes blurred.

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How To Succeed

We often wonder what it takes to succeed.  Simply put, it starts with a thought. Watching the Olympics, one can’t help but to admire the world class skills, dedication, and focus of the athletes who made it to the end game.  

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Path Of Least Resistance

Some people have different interpretations of what the path of least resistance means.  A quote by H.G. Wells says “The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” By this statement, I believe he is referring to taking the lazy river, or easy road, rather than taking on a challenge, pushing limits, i.e.

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Create Your Own Reality

How do you see the world?  How do you fit into the scene?  We should choose carefully on what we observe and allow ourselves to feel.   There are superficial relationships, intentions, and interactions abound.  How you create your own reality and experience is dependent upon your personal thoughts and values.

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