What Happens When People Meditate for the First Time?

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February 21, 2022

There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what exactly happens to people who meditate for the first time? Sara Lazar, a Harvard researcher, has gained quite some notoriety detailing how the brain actually grows grey matter when people meditate. Other studies have shown that meditation improves IQ, and lessens depression. In addition to these benefits, meditation also: Reduces alcohol and substance consumption, reduces blood pressure (Chiesa, 2009), Decreases…

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7 Ways to Combat Your Own Cognitive Dissonance

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February 21, 2022

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against the core belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit with the core belief” –Frantz Fanon In a world…

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Six Must Have Books for Understanding the Body, Mind, Spirit Connection

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February 19, 2022

Bookstore shelves are filled with books related to the body, mind and spirit connection. They all have something to offer and each one presents a unique perspective based on research, personal experience and the latest understandings of health and energy. I do not have any connection with the authors of the books I am recommending. I simply like what they have to say, enjoy their writing style and find the…

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28 Things To Remember When You Forget How Powerful You Really Are

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February 16, 2022

We all feel down at some point in our lives, and some of us more than others. Sometimes we feel defeated, depressed, and unworthy. If you are anything like me, you may have spent a lot of time feeling broken, ashamed, and guilty, too. These are some of the most difficult emotions to feel about yourself. This was at a time in my life, where, although I had woken up…

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Twin Telepathy: A Special Connection

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January 27, 2022

Is there a special bond between twins? Can they read each other’s minds? Are they telepathic? If you have been hearing questions like these being asked regularly but have never found an answer, look no further. The short answer is – yes, and no. Let me explain. As Orwell famously observed in Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” So it is with…

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Your Body Can Predict an Event 10 Seconds Before it Happens

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January 4, 2022

Over the past few decades a significant and noteworthy amount of scientific research has emerged contributing to the notion that human precognition could very well be real, and that we all might possess this potential -amongst various other extended human capacities. Thanks to the research by various scientists presented in this article, extended human capacities are beginning to exit the realm of superstitious thinking, delusion and irrationality and find their…

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Conversations With God: Exploring the Near Death Experience

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January 4, 2022

What happens when we die? Do we have souls? Is there life after death? These are, perhaps, the greatest mysteries known to man. However, many claim that they have the answers to these questions. There are thousands of intriguing stories told by those who have been pronounced clinically dead, and came back to life. These stories share many similarities: a tunnel, an embracing light, loved ones welcoming them to the…

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5 Things Only Overthinkers Will Understand

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January 3, 2022

Being one of the lucky people who overthinks practically everything can be both a blessing and a curse.  And there are dozens of us!  Okay, there are probably more like millions of people in the world who tend to overthink things.  And you might be one of us if you understand these five things:   When we’re sorry, we’re really sorry – *We’re not ones to enjoy hurting other people’s…

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The 9 Personality Types That Are Changing The World

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January 2, 2022

Nine distinct personality types make humanity very special, not only in their interactions with each other, but within themselves. Synchronicity ties them all together in a beautiful system that makes everything work. No human being is ever represented by just one of these personality types, but rather a mixture of several. And while the western mindset focuses on happy moments as the ideal, it is unaware that each piece of the…

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