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The Benefits of Fasting for 24 Hours

Fasting for a short 24 hour period, where you consume nothing but water (and sometimes low calories drinks such as black coffee or green tea), has shown to have several physical and mental health benefits. This is a practice that I’ve been experimenting with for the past few months. I try it just once a […]

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The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health

One of the oldest myths in psychology is that our minds are separate from our bodies. Today, however, there is an overwhelming amount of research that shows how our mental health is directly influenced by our brains and biology. A big part of this influence comes from what we inherit from our genes, which we […]

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Urge Surfing: How to Overcome Addictive Behaviors

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost In mindfulness-based psychotherapy there’s a technique called “urge surfing” that’s used to help individuals overcome addictive and impulsive behaviors. The main assumption behind the technique is that an urge never lasts forever – usually, no more than 20-30 […]

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The Most Common Causes of Anxiety

In this article I identify 3 of the most common forms of anxiety (including social anxiety, performance anxiety, and choice anxiety), as well as 5 of the most common causes of anxiety (including genes, health, psychology, history, and environment). Anxiety disorders affect between 13-18% of the general population, but the truth is we all experience […]

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10 Easy Prep Snacks With High Protein

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