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How to Attract Positive Energy

February 17, 2014 Mental balance

positive energyEverything around us – people or things – has a vibe to it which can impact our energy in a positive or negative way. Positive energy is much more than empty words and we can learn how to nurture and attract it. The thing is that we often don’t even realize that with our thoughts, words and actions we do just the opposite. Every time we worry for unimportant issues, every time we give into stress and receive everything as a burden, every time we say things such as “ugly”, “problem”, “I can’t take it anymore” we create the perfect environment for negative energy to take over.

So, what can we really do to be more positive? Of course it is easier said than done but let’s see a few tricks:

  1. Live for the moment – not for yesterday, not for tomorrow – Our life is made up of ...
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Stress – Too Dangerous Not to Handle

March 28, 2013 Mental balance

stressWhat is stress?

We all agree that stress – in its negative perception – is the feeling that we face a great pressure, too big to handle. Nevertheless, it is also true that everybody has his/her own limit. What is “too much” for me can be quite OK for somebody else or the other way around.

Usually we think of stress as being caused by external factors – the job or major life changes like a divorce or financial problems – but there are also internal factors. These may refer to a pessimistic attitude, lack of assertiveness or maybe some (too great) expectations which are not realistic.

Long-term exposure to stress can have serious negative effects on our health, causing heart diseases, digestive problems, insomnia and depression, autoimmune diseases...

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Happiness in “Psycho-Cybernetics”

March 3, 2013 Mental balance

happinessI’m not a big fan of self-help books, many of them have as only purpose becoming a best-seller. They are often made of empty words with no practical advice that could lead to a real change in the reader’s life. But I enjoyed dr. Maltz’ Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living out of Life very much, as I considered it is based on logical arguments that can really help us understand things better and make improvements.

He starts his chapter about happiness with a quote from dr. John A. Schindler: happiness is “A state of mind in which our think is pleasant, a good share of the time”. Later on, he argues that happiness is native to the human mind...

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