The Shopkeeper's Blog — Mental health

How Chasing The Wrong Things In Life Can Keep You From Being Happy

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How Chasing The Wrong Things In Life Can Keep You From Being Happy

In looking at the state of affairs with respect to health and happiness the current trends aren't fairing so well.  Depression, anxiety, anger, chronic sadness and a host of other negative emotions and symptoms seem to be on the rise at an alarming rate standing in the way of many of us feeling generally good and optimistic about life and living. Current science is telling us that we might be chasing the wrong things today and that our brains may be playing tricks on us causing us to waste time, stay trapped in negative feedback loops causing us to not...

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Deep Breathing Is Medicine For The Soul

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Deep Breathing Is Medicine For The Soul
One simple tactic to remaining calm, cool, and collected is to develop the habit of taking deep breaths.  Believe it, or not, but deep breathing can help you gain perspective in tough situations, help you with resetting your heart to the resonance of LOVE, and assist your body in getting the proper amount of oxygen needed for optimal performance. 

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Having This One Thing Will Set You Apart From the Crowd

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Having This One Thing Will Set You Apart From the Crowd

  "Are you still getting anxious about your new route and the number of stops it involves?" I asked "A little bit. I'm becoming more settled about things now though." He replied "One stop at a time my man...one stop at a time...just keep going." I exclaimed   One lesson Iife continues to soften my tail about due to my hard head is the necessity of practicing the virtue of endurance. Endurance en·​dur·​ance | \ in-ˈdu̇r-ən(t)s , -ˈdyu̇r-, en-\ Definition of endurance 1: the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; Especially : the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity. In the world that we live in...

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If You Read One Article Today About Your Body Read This One

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If You Read One Article Today About Your Body Read This One
Your body is a temple.  It's a container for residence.  It's the vehicle by which we're to explore and experience this plane of existence.  Treat it well and it will treat you well.  Mistreat and neglect it and things will deteriorate and fall apart fast.  Give it good food, let it rest properly, and exercise it regularly, and you should be on the right path to longevity. 

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What They Never Told You About Music

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What They Never Told You About Music
Lacking a lil'joy in your life?!  Feeling a little down and out?!  Feeling like you could use a lift in spirit?!  Well, turn on some good'ol joyful up-lifting, and inspirational tunes.

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