Are you in too much of a hurry?

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus d. 278 B.C. One of the most common complaints I hear is lack of time; most people I know feel constantly stressed over too much to do in too little time. But have you ever thought about how always being in a hurry can dramatically affect your life? Let me tell you about a famous study conducted in 1973 by Professor John Darley and doctoral student Daniel Batson at Princeton University. To carry out the study, the researchers recruited a group of seminary students. Seminary students were chosen because the …
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Are your beliefs killing you?

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. Buddha c. 563 BCE – c. 480 BCE We all know the impact stress has on our health–that it’s the underlying cause of so many of our health related issues today. But we also know that not all commonly held beliefs are true. So what about this one? It turns out that stress is a little more complicated than we thought. Researchers conducted an eight year study involving thirty thousand U.S. adults. At the beginning of the study, participants were asked …
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Who defines your life?

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlings. William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 Who defines your life? Before you answer that question, take a minute to consider that whoever decides on the rules, the playing field and the equipment generally wins the game. And though we’re talking about life, not a game, the same holds true. If you’re trying to live your life by someone else’s rules, who do you think has the better chance of winning? Now, you may be thinking that you set the rules for your life. Maybe so. …
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