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Identify Your Habit Loops

Behind every habit there is a predictable structure. Psychologists refer to these as “habit loops.” And according to Charles Duhigg’s great book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, habit loops consist of three main parts. First is the cue, the trigger from the environment that tells your […]

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Challenge Your Brain! How to Improve Cognitive Fitness

It may sound cliché, but the truth is if we don’t use our brains, we are more likely to lose them. The brain thrives on sensory stimulation. It’s designed to absorb new information from its environment and build neural connections based on what it learns from those experiences. For example, a baby’s mind is like […]

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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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The Purpose of Thinking

The purpose of thinking is to understand our world as best as possible. Our minds have evolved to think so that we can better adapt to our environment and make smarter decisions on how to survive and live. At a biological level, our thoughts are millions of neurons firing off in our brain. These brain […]

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The Scientifically Proven Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a state of deliberate and conscious awareness directed toward the present moment. The practice is incredibly simple on paper, but with diligent practice can reap many, many benefits. A great entry level exercise to mindfulness is the 100 Breaths Meditation. It teaches you how to use your breathing as an object of focus, […]

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