Dan Baker

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The Harsh Truth Of Rapid Personal Growth

A young man had recently purchased a pick-up truck<p>A young man had recently purchased a pick-up truck. Needing some firewood, he thought it a great opportunity to test his new truck.<p>After driving up the snowy mountains and out of cellphone service, he found a spot to park near some trees. He pulled …

Motivation

How to meditate when you can’t sit still

I want to meditate. I really do. Everyone from celebrities to fitness instructors to neurosurgeons tell us it’s the answer to all that ails us. Having trouble at work? Meditate. Struggling with health issues? Meditate. Want to find your purpose in life? You guessed it: Meditate.<p>Although growing …

Meditation

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Meditation

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

Mental Health

This app uses a game to fight depression

A game-based app for phones and tablets called Project: EVO seems to help older adults with depression feel better by targeting underlying cognitive …

University of Washington

Meet Headspace, The App That Made Meditation A $250 Million Business

In 2008, 27-year-old Londoner Richard Pierson was burned out from his career marketing Axe deodorant at a major agency. He switched to freelance, but felt so much anxiety he struggled to go out in public.<p>A friend knew just the cure: an energetic, amiable “Jeeves” for taking care of your brain. It …

Meditation

Is too much protein bad for you?

The market for protein supplements is now mainstream – but many of us already eat twice as much protein as the World Health Organisation recommends<p>Carbohydrates are causing an obesity epidemic and fats silt up your arteries. But protein? It provides the building blocks for essential stuff such as …

How To Break A Bad Habit -- For Good

Have you ever tried to break a bad habit, only to give up in frustration? The problem isn't that you're weak or that the bad habit is too ingrained; in all likelihood, you just gave up too soon.<p>Researchers at University College, London, found that it takes 66 days for a new habit to form. Likewise, …

You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

A developing treatment called neurofeedback may help people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.<p>All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control …

The 6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used To Boost Creativity!

Shares 37<p>Even a seemingly calm brain can be an incredibly busy place. <i></i>It’s only really through meditation that we learn to work with – not change – …

Ten Rules For Raising Testosterone for a Stronger, Leaner Body | Poliquin Article

Testosterone is the most significant of hormones, being vital for physical fitness and wellness. For both men and women, low testosterone can lead to …

10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

How to Practice Mindfulness: A Beginners Guide

Have you ever forgotten someones name the second after you heard it?<p>Can you think of a time when you asked a question without listening to the answer?<p>…

This is The Best Way to Easily Improve Your Life, Backed by Research

Research suggests that more than 40 percent of the actions we take each day are habitual (1).<p>That means that almost that half the time you’re doing …

The top 10 foods to fuel your run

<i>This content has been created in collaboration with New Balance.</i><p>If you’re training hard but hitting the wall, it’s likely your diet that’s to blame. …

ways to change unhealthy eating habits

Grabbing a bagel on your way to work might be as routine as brushing your teeth. Changing eating habits you’ve developed over the years — even …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

The best meditation apps if you’re just getting started

<i>This post originally appeared on The Zoe Report</i><p>We’re the first to admit how life can get pretty stressful at times. When we’re constantly connected …