How to Fight Back the Human Instinct to Flee When You Panic

In 2003, Aron Ralston went hiking alone in southeastern Utah. An experienced outdoorsman, the trail didn’t seem to present any danger for him. Things were going well until he slipped, dislodged an 800-lb. boulder, and was pinned to the canyon wall by it. With limited supplies and no way to call for help, he realized that the only way he’d leave the canyon alive was if he amputated his arm. Using a dull multi-tool and leverage, he managed to free himself after five days.[1] Aron could have lost his wits and…

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How To Fight Inflammation? Ginger And Other Foods That Can Cure Inflammation!

Inflammation – Should we worry? Health advocates are always referring to inflammation, but in actual fact what are they really talking about? Inflammation is basically a natural process of the body, the body’s chemical messengers encourage a process or an immune response. But the kind we hear about in the new-age health context is not merely like a broken ankle or a cut; it is the chronic, pervasive low-level of inflammation. Studies indicate that inflammation affects almost everything from from hip fractures, acid reflux and neuro-degenerative diseases. Many diseases that…

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Why the More Threats We Fight Every Day, the More Successful We Become

Your boss has asked you to speak at your company’s annual employee conference. In fact, he’s penciled you in to talk for 15 minutes in front of an expected crowd of 800 people. There’s just one problem… you’re terrified of public speaking! Instead of relishing the chance to shine in front of your colleagues – you’re consumed by trying to find a way to get out of doing the speech. Fear of public speaking is common. However, instead of allowing fears such as this to hold you hostage, you can…

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The Biggest Fight of the Highly Sensitive Person (Part 2/3)

A three-part series on how to thrive a highly sensitive person. This is Part 2. — Imagine you and your friend go to the gym for a week. She does light walking on the treadmill 2 times this week for 30 minutes each time. You run 90 minutes for 5 days. Whose muscles have worked more? Whose muscles need more rest to get ready for next week’s training? You or your friend? It’s the same situation between HSP and non-HSP. In Part 1, we came to understand that HSPs come with…

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7 Steps to Help Fight Depression

Depression is a serious condition that affects many people at some point in their lives. You do not have to feel guilty or embarrassed about being depressed. There are many healthy ways to fight depression. These seven easy steps can also be performed as a preventive measure once you have recovered from depression 1. Spend Time With a Friend You do not need to unload your problems onto your friend like you would with a counselor, but you can seek out the companionship that your friends provide. Even something as…

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The splendid way this viral photo of Chris Hemsworth is helping fight mental illness.

Now this is good publicity. <br> The celebrity tabloid news industry is basically a collection of our* guilty pleasures rolled into one massively problematic dumpster fire. *The fact TMZ is bookmarked in my web browser means I am certainly part of the problem. Photo via iStock. Body-shaming, invading privacy, luring famous kids into photos using other children as bait — sometimes it feels like there is no lowest low when it comes to the paparazzi and our infatuation with famous folks. Take actor Chris Hemsworth, for instance. Photo by Dave…

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