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Scientific Proof! Benefits of Meditation

Happy living blog meditation

In recent years, the talk of Meditation and Mindfulness has become increasingly mainstream across the western world.

It wasn’t long ago in western society, that people who meditated were considered a little loopy! During the 60′s and 70′s they were called hippies. In the 80′s and 90′s they were called new-agers. Regardless of the name-tag, anyone who meditated was usually found on the fringes of society. [click to continue…]

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Don’t let fear stop you

Happy Living ScaredThis is the Happy Living Blog, but unfortunately life is not always a bed of roses.

Fear and anxiety are important instincts that can act as a
warning sign to keep us safe. But in many situations, these emotions are self-constructed and often irrational thinking.

When nervous, your heart rate increases, sweat glands become activated and often a sick feeling occurs in your stomach. This is a result of your adrenal gland releasing powerful hormones like cortisol around your body.

If you’re experiencing this kind of anxiety when trying something new or stepping out of your comfort zone [click to continue…]

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happy living plane

I love reading this incredible story! Ric Elias had a front row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York – January 2009.

If we could take ANY wisdom that Ric gained from his life changing experience, it would be a small miracle in itself. This is how Ric described the three things he learned during the tragic flight:

“Imagine a big explosion as you climb through 3000 feet.
Imagine a plane full of smoke.
Imagine an engine making an awful clanging noise.
It was scary.

Well I had a unique seat that day [click to continue…]

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No more Sunday night blues!

62b4c793c86e0fc74ee5f4a66b94aedf.600xI didn’t need to do much investigation, research  or in-depth interviews, to determine that Sunday evening is scientifically the least happy time of the week for most people.
 
During 5 long working-days of willing the weekend to arrive, many people rest high expectations on having the best 2 days ever. Even after a fantastic weekend, the anxiety of the following week will creep into your thoughts Sunday evening.
 
Its time to get some balance! The Sunday night blues are a state of mind and can be battled with the following techniques:
 
1) Plan and prepare for the week

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