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How to Create Your Own Placebo Pills

The more we study the mind, the more we find just how mysterious it can be sometimes. The placebo effect is one great example of this. It’s a popular concept in psychology that describes how individuals can receive physical and mental benefits from a “pill” or “drug,” even when there are no medicinal properties in […]

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How to Literally Burn Away Your Negative Beliefs

Our minds are a lot like disobedient children. We tell them to do something directly and they don’t listen. We say to ourselves “stop thinking negative thoughts” and your mind goes “you mean stop thinking these negative thoughts?” This is why trying to change your mind directly – through pure force or willpower – is […]

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Mind Garden Meditation: How to Connect More With Your Subconscious

The “Mind Garden” meditation is a mental exercise you can do to build a stronger connection with your subconscious mind. The basic idea is to imagine a garden inside your mind, and then revisit this garden on a weekly basis to see what signals your subconscious is communicating to you, as well as how to […]

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The Power of Small Rituals in Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

A ritual is any meaningful or symbolic behavior that we believe helps us face a situation or overcome an obstacle. Our daily lives are filled with small rituals that we believe benefit our lives, such as putting on your “lucky shirt” before a big date, giving yourself a pep talk in front of a mirror […]

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The Science of Self-Affirmations

Self-affirmations are a popular tool in self improvement. The basic idea is that we can adopt healthy, positive, and productive beliefs if we recite a belief enough times to ourselves. For example, if we repeat a thought like “I’m a smart and happy person” 20 times every morning, then we may begin to actually believe […]

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