Jul 312015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowMindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good
Mindfulness has gotten very popular in recent years. However, few realize that, for some people, can be harmful. Mindfulness is designe to change our perception of ourselves and the world. Some cannot handle this shift.

Students ‘cannot multi-task with mobiles and study’
Students cannot successfully multi-task in using mobile phones while they are studying, US research suggests. Researchers found that students sending and receiving messages while studying scored lower test results and were less effective at tasks such as note taking. This article examines how multi-tasking affects various aspects of students’ lives.

Sue Bruns: Multitasking: Doing many things at once, but completing nothing
Originally a computer term, the definition of “multitask” (verb) is “to execute two or more jobs concurrently.” It means that the computer is quickly switching from one task to another, alternating between them. This is an amusing article describing the process of multitasking while at the same time modeling what happens when you do.

Jul 152015

When something occurs that concerns us, many times we let worry about what could happen drain us of any creativity or joy. We borrow trouble and it generally never happens. Instead of letting your fears control you, follow along on this meditation to help you take charge of your thoughts and imagine something better.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Jul 142015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowPositive pressure: Stress is good for you
This article quotes a psychologist who states that all stress is helpful, if you believe it is. I don’t agree with everything said in this article, but I do believe that our belief about stress can contribute to our stress. But there are too many studies that prove that too much stress is detrimental to our mental and physical lives. However, some stress is beneficial because it keeps us active and interested in life.

What to do about brain freeze!
Choking during pressure-packed performances is the worst. This problem occurs in pressure situations, when we’re expending enormous mental effort. Learn why we do it and a creative technique to avoid it.

We’re meditating all wrong, says ‘Buddha from Brooklyn’
Lama Surya Das, the “Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation for decades. “So many people seem to be moving narcissistically — conditioned by our culture, doubtless — into self-centered happiness-seeking and quietism, not to mention the use of mindfulness for mere effectiveness,” he said. True meditation, he said, generates wisdom and compassion, which may be very disquieting, at least in the short term.

Jul 082015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowThe Number 1 Bad Habit You Need to Stop If You Want to Lose Weight
If you want to lose weight, stop the negative self-talk. Your thoughts matter when it comes to your weight. Learn about a study that shows just how powerful your thoughts are in this matter.

Simple ‘4-7-8′ breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds
Dr Andrew Weil says it works because it allows the lungs to become fully charged with air, allowing more oxygen into the body. This extra oxygen can have a relaxing effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness.

In a Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are as Relevant as Ever
Moleskin notebooks have grown in popularity along with technology. And they’re not alone. Paper planners are also making a comeback. A study has even found that students who write their notes retain much more than those who type them.

Jul 012015

In this video, legendary author, sales trainer and speaker, Brian Tracy, says there is a universal principle called the “Law of Attraction.” It means that, “You always attract into your life the people, ideas, and resources in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” The fact is that you are living magnet. Like iron filings are attracted to a magnet, you will attract into your life the people who are in harmony with your current level of knowledge, wisdom and experience. The good news is that, as your leadership skills grow and mature, you will attract into your life better and better people. Download his FREE Leadership Questionnaire.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Jun 302015

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The Two-Minute Solution To Sitting All Day
A study released earlier this year concluded sitting more hours in a day, despite regular exercise, predisposes you to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even death. New research shows that it doesn’t take much to counteract that tendency.

Core Principles of FeldenkraisCore Principles of Feldenkrais: Norman Doidge’s Perspective
Although this article is how the Feldenkrais Method facilitates neuroplastic healing, it has a list of ways that the brain can change itself and the body through the way you think. It shows how the brain can rewire itself through the thoughts you think and imagine.

Boost Your Energy and Balance Your Emotions with These Hand Exercises
These exercises are based on the ancient Japanese touch therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu. The idea is that each finger is associated with a different organ and its corresponding emotion. By stimulating that finger, it balances the organ and emotion.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Jun 162015

When you’re wanting to accomplish a goal or vision, you may get discouraged by how much needs to be done or how far you need to go. In this case, you may need to create a transitional vision so you don’t get overwhelmed. Learn how to create and achieve a vision you can believe in.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Jun 162015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowThe Happiness Choice
Every day, you choose whether to be bothered by incidents that happen, or to let them go and be happy. Despite the beliefs that our moods are ruled by external factors, we have the power to control our reactions. This article includes 10 suggestions on how to make it easier to choose to be happy.

The Horrifying Truth About Multitasking And Productivity – 8 Truths
Research shows that multitasking undermines productivity and efficiency. But did you know it damages your brain? The good news is you can reverse it. This article explores 8 nasty truths about multitasking that will make you reconsider this pervasive habit.

Smartphones making children borderline autistic, warns expert
Young children today are less able to read human emotions than pupils four decades ago, an expert has said. He pointed to research done in the US within the last decade that shows a decrease in empathy among college students and at the same time a rise in narcissism. There are others who dispute his findings. But there’s interesting evidence that children aren’t getting enough one-on-one time with their family and relying too much on technology.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Jun 092015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowA Winning Personality: Why Ambiverts Make Great Entrepreneurs
You’ve heard of extroverts and introverts. Although it’s rare for there to be a pure one of either, most are ambiverts. This article explores how the best leaders are ambiverts, or in the middle of the spectrum between extrovert and introvert, and what sets them apart.

What science says about beliefs — and why we cling to them
According to the scientists that this article quotes, our beliefs evolve from a “feeling of rightness” that stem from our psychology, biology and environment. Even when presented with facts that dispute our beliefs, most people cling to them. This article mainly covers religion, political and cultural beliefs.

Why happiness is healthy
Although genetics and environment play a role in our sense of well being, happiness can be cultivated. There’s a strong relationship between happiness, optimisim and life satisfaction and good health. This article explores that connection and gives some suggestions on how to reach that happy state.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart


Do I need to know the cause of a problem to resolve it?

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May 282015

Question MarkQuestion: Do I need to consciously know the original cause of a problem to resolve it?

Answer: Not necessarily. Many people want to know where a problem got started, and for some it’s helpful to know. But generally it isn’t imperative to understand what happened to release the issue. The subconscious mind knows where the problem got its start, and what might have reinforced it. And the subconscious mind knows what to do to release and resolve it.

You may not even consciously know what to do about it, but the subconscious mind knows how to accomplish it. But it has to be directed to do so, and you have to be willing to let go of the emotion associated with it. And the subconscious will only heal it if it feels it’s safe for you to do so.

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