essential running gear
Essential Running Gear

Essential Running Gear

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Essential Running Gear If you’re new to running, you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the gear and lingo that gets thrown around by the more experienced runners. You may wonder if you really need everything that they talk about, or if it’s OK to start out with a few basics. This article will help you understand what you truly need when you’re just getting started and what you can (or cannot) add as you tackle more miles. Nike Essentials and Promo Codes   Shoes First, let’s talk about the necessary items. All …

5 ways positive thinking can change the brain
How Positive Thinking Can Change The Brain

How Positive Thinking Can Change The Brain

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5 ways positive thinking can change the brain Positive thinking improves physical & emotional health.  Learn how to rewire your brain by replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts to improve your health. Have you ever wondered why negative thoughts are often overwhelming and at the fore front of your mind? The reason may surprise you. Humans are naturally wired that way. It is a defensive mechanism that mankind has used since we were hunters and gatherers, always scanning for threats. Although we are naturally wired this way, we have learned over the past 30 years that the brain has the ability to change in both structure and functional organization. This …

5 Habits Of Highly Productive People
5 Habits Of Highly Productive People

5 Habits Of Highly Productive People

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5 Habits Of Highly Productive People Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done? Do you know how many days a week you’re actually productive? About three: People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive). We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us wants to be a workaholic, either. It’d be great to get tons doneand have work-life balance. But how do we do that? I decided to get some answers. And who better to ask than Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek. …

10 Things That Will Change Your Life
10 Things That Will Change Your Life

10 Things That Will Change Your Life

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10 Things That Will Change Your Life Here is the list that will completely transform you and your life in 5 years time :1. Eat healthy. Try to reduce /eliminate junk food.2. Exercise 15 minutes a day.3. Join a public speaking group. Watch and learn how great speakers talk eg. Steve Jobs, any top politician, cult leader4. Learn a new hobby every couple of months.5. Learn how to sell, go out there and sell something, anything. Get used to rejections and you will be unstoppable.6. Talk to 1 stranger everyday. Stranger = opportunity. Opportunity to make new friend, to get new ideas, to get rid of that fear talking to stranger, …

Meditation Increases Empathy

Meditation Increases Empathy

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Meditation Increases Empathy Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that meditation has the potential to increase an individual’s empathy towards others, and can even change brain patterns associated with empathy and compassion. Study director Richard Davidson and his associate scientist, Antoine Lutz, hope that their results may be especially applicable to reducing instances of childhood bullying, as well as aiding those individuals prone to depression. Davidson says, “we wanted to see how this voluntary generation of compassion affects the brain systems involved in empathy.” For their study, Davidson and Lutz worked with 16 Tibetan monks, who had over 10,000 hours of practice cultivating compassionate meditation techniques. They also included 16 …

15 steps to changing your diet

15 Easy Steps To Changing Your Diet

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15 Easy Steps To Changing Your Diet 1. Eliminate sugar (including fruit juices and sports drinks that contain HFCS, maple, and agave) . 2. Replace the sugar calories with healthy fats such as grass-fed butter, ghee, and MCT or coconut oil. 3. Eliminate gluten in any shape or form.  This includes bread, cereal, and pasta.  Do not make the mistake of resorting to gluten free junk food, which can be almost as bad and is often loaded with way more sugar. 4. Remove grains, grain derived oils, and vegetable oils such as corn, soy, and canola.  Also remove unstable polyunsaturated oils such as walnut, flax, and peanut oil. 5. Eliminate all synthetic additives, colorings, and flavorings.  This …

12 Small Lifestyle Changes With The Biggest Impact

12 Small Lifestyle Changes With The Biggest Impact

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12 Small Lifestyle Changes With The Biggest Impact It is often assumed that it takes a major lifestyle change to see a noticeable difference in health and wellness. While certainly, a major change is often the best way to see change quickly, there are some minor and usual changes that can make a big impact! Even better, most of them are free or very inexpensive! – No longer drinking sugar / sugar related / corn syrup / sweetened beverages – 10min run/bike 4 times a week – Smiling more – Talking to someone new whenever possible – Getting your sleep schedule on track – Setting your alarm 30mins earlier (& sticking …

There are no obstacles

There Are No Obstacles To Transcending

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There Are No Obstacles To Transcending There are no obstacles. Applies to one kind of ‘meditation practice’, transcending.  Transcending is easy, effortless, fun, and effective. It generates refreshment, peace, energy, and joy. Because of all these satisfying characteristics, we practice it regularly. Our only problem is that very few people believe us! They prefer to think that all meditation practices are difficult, or frustrating, or have little effect on daily life. Or at least that transcending is not as unique as the scientific research has shown. We don’t like learning something new. Inside every human being is an ocean of pure, vibrant consciousness. When you ‘transcend’ in Transcendental Meditation, you …

10 reasons to juice

4 Studies On How Meditation Can Heal And Help Your Life

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For years many people tried to sell me on the idea of meditating. Sometimes I’d try it, and have an incredible, refreshing experience. But usually, I’d close my eyes and focus on my breathing, while I know that I’m supposed to be letting all thoughts go, more and more fly through my mind. Soon I had a laundry-list of “to-dos” in my head … and then my legs fall asleep. It’s all downhill from there. This TED Talk changed all that. “We live in an incredibly busy world. Our pace of life is often frantic, our minds are always busy, and we’re always doing something,” says Andy Puddicombe at the TEDSalon London Fall 2012. “The …

22 time saving hacks

22 Time Saving Hacks

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22 Time Saving Hacks I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some of my findings: It’s not about time. It’s about energy. We try to squeeze as many hours in one work day, to be “productive”, but in the end everything depends less on time, and more on your focus, motivation and overall well-being (all of them linked directly with energy levels).Some of the key findings: Decide what’s important because in 5 years, 80% of what you do today will not turn into anything. It’s just busywork, no useful outcome. Sleep, food and exercise can help …