David Dornack

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6 Lessons My Adventurous Grandpa Taught Me About Life

World traveler. Marathon runner. Mountain climber.<p>These aren't the typical words used to describe one's grandfather. But they provide an accurate description of mine.<p>Essentially, my grandfather makes me feel lazy (another seldom spoken sentiment). While I spend my time thinking of all the amazing …

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21 Struggles Of Being An 'Old Soul' Trapped In A Young Body

"Old souls" out there, you know who you are. And it's likely you've known since you were quite young, when your parents told you just how unique your outlook on life was compared to the majority of your peers. You know what it's like to be thought of as strange and a little too quiet, and alienated …

What 'Type A' people want you to know

<b>(Huffington Post) —</b> Ambitious. High strung. Perfectionist.<p>Type A individuals are known for rather uptight behavior, but just like any other personality trait, there's more to us than what you see on the surface. To know a Type A person is to love them -- flaws and all. Below are just a few things …

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14 New Ways to Be a Real Man

<b>3. Mow your neighbor's lawn.</b> You're already out there. Guaranteed, this is one time he won't care about property lines.<p><b>4. Donate more than dough.</b> Like an organ, or your Sunday afternoon. Giving cash to charity is a write-off. When's the last time you itemized your kidney?<p><b>5. Cook her something from</b> …

Gratitude for My Pain

Midway through an acupressure session a friend and I were doing together, on a step about forgiveness, his face appeared in my mind. A face I swore up and down I never wanted to see again. A person I swore would never be allowed in my life in any capacity. But in that moment, all I wanted to do was …

12 must-have Super Bowl party dishes to serve this year

Hosting a Super-Bowl party is as much about the delicious snacks than watching the game itself. From cheesy dips, to sliders, to decadent sweets, the options are seemingly endless. In honor of the game, we've rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest, and they are insanely …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

Can Mindfulness Rewire Our Brains?

One of the most revolutionary and empowering insights coming from cutting-edge neuroscience is the fact that we can change our brains by thinking different thoughts. In her enlightening book, <i>Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain</i>, Sharon Begley explains that the paradigm in the scientific community for …

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Keeping Love Alive

When I was 24 years old I fell madly in love. I was madly in love for three weeks and then spent the next 30 years struggling to regain and maintain that wonderful feeling. In the course of my long marriage and in the many years I've been counseling individuals and couples, I've learned what it …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

5 Steps to Heal a Leaky Gut Caused By Ibuprofen

<i>Co-authored by Mark Hyman, MD, a practicing family physician, a seven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of</i> …

​Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with This Plastic Bottle Bug Trap

No one wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, but there's no need to resort to harsh chemicals to keep them at arm's length. Instructables user …

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PayPal Alternative PayStand Launches -- No Transaction Fees

A new online payment system promises its users no transaction fees.<p>Instead, a monthly fee from PayStand will allow your small business to accept …

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Self-Confidence Begins at Home

A child's sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but it is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented at home. How a child sees themselves will influence every aspect of their life from their education, relationships to their overall well-being. Life is about …

How Your Grudge Hurts Your Health

But holding onto these feelings has been proven to hurt physical and psychological health. “Holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting the <i>other</i> person to be hurt by it,” says Mark Goulston, M.D., author of <i>Just Listen</i>. So what should you do? Read on to find out why and how you should …

15 Quotes to Help You Smash Negative Thinking! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Negative thinking is definitely one of the biggest problems a lot of us suffer from.<p>Ironically, the more you try to rationalize it, the more you tend …

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Top 9 things to Remember When Life is NOT Going Your Way

Life is not easy to play on. All of us had gone through the bad times in our lives and we get through them, however some get through them more easily …

5 Ways to Be Yourself! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.<br>Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>These days, the …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

Pancake Syrup | Caramel Color - Consumer Reports

Pancake syrup is far less expensive than pure maple syrup, but those savings come at a price. Caramel color is often used to give the syrups their …

11 Things We Do That Make Us Miserable

Oftentimes we read about what we can do to increase our happiness through valuable tips, tricks and techniques. I <i>love</i> reading this stuff and noticing the impact it has on my day and my life. Sometimes equally important is identifying what habits we have that negate all of the positive mindset …

10 Ways to Evolve and Be a Better Person

<b>"What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization." -- Abraham Maslow</b><p><b>Practice gratitude.</b> Look at the good parts. One of my clients broke his neck in a car accident and sustained other serious injuries. Session after session, he expressed gratitude that his life was spared and …