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Get Happy, Be Healthy: How Being Happy Improves Your Overall Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 6.39.52 PMScientists and health care providers have been telling us for years that sustained negative emotions are detrimental to our health. Some scientists wondered if the inverse might be true and major happiness research has been undertaken. The results are in. Great news! Happiness is good for your health and essential to your well-being!  Research supports the claim that happier people are healthier and more successful people.

 

The Effects of Sustained Negative Emotions

 

If you are like most Americans, stress on the body has been a topic of conversation with your healthcare provider for quite some time now. Stress contributes to high blood pressure, migraines, tension headaches, heart disease, skin disorders, Alzheimer’s, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, and mental illness. Chronic rage, sorrow, and fear have all been proven to have a very negative impact on your health as well. Continue reading

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How Being Happy Increases Your Creativity

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Travel down memory lane and think about the times when you were happiest—you’d find that it was when you were at your creative best–be it while painting a picture, growing your business, or simple working.

 

In order to be creative, doesn’t really require any extra talent—creativity is just as well associated with making a new dish or designing a new business plan as it is with painting a portrait or making something from nothing.

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Does Size Really Matter?

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 11.14.08 AM In the United States, over one-third of all adults are classified  as obese, according to research in the Journal of American  Medicine. Obesity is well-known for negatively impacting your  health, but it can also cause issues in your career. Obesity  impacts your socioeconomic status in many ways and the  following statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics  provide a broad example of this impact:

  •  Those who are Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic African  American and obese have a lower income than those of the same  race who are a normal weight.
  • Women of all races and cultures typically earn less when they are obese.

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5 Hijackers of Your Dreams

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Everyone has dreams and goals they want to accomplish. These dreams range from things like traveling, losing weight, pursuing your ultimate career, or even owning your own business. However, as you go on your journey to realize your dreams, there are always obstacles that can get in your way and lead to sabotaging your efforts. The key is to know what these hijackers are so you can plan for them. When you plan well, you are able to put provisions in place that will prevent these issues from getting in the way of your dreams.

 

Fear

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Why Most People Fail and How to Prevent It

 

Failure is something that everyone experiences and it is easy to get beat down by it. However, if you talk to the most successful people, you will find a common theme. They have all failed and have used their failures to learn and grow. In fact, many successful people credit failure as the fuel behind their success.

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 10.58.52 PMFailure is a cryptic teacher and it can take time to determine the lessons that it is trying to teach you. Failure hurts your ego and this is where most people put their focus because this is a natural reaction. However, once you take the time to evaluate the failure, you will see that the teachable moments exist and you will be able to figure out what they are.

There are a few things that you need to do when you experience a failure. This allows you to unearth the lessons and it helps you to prevent or better prepare for future failures. Continue reading

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