4 Keys to Train Your Brain For Well-Being


Well-being—that subjective quality of how each of us experiences our life, has long been of interest to philosophers.  With advances in neuroscience over the past decade or two, it has also become a hot topic for scientists.  And the good news from research findings:  Well-being is a skill that can be cultivated! At the outset,…

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How to start your day over


For several years in my life I had a weird habit.  During my morning routine, if something negative happened, I would think to myself, “It’s going to be one of THOSE days!”  When a second negative thing happened, I knew my day was doomed. Funny thing is I was usually right as I would spend the day looking…

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Negativity, Threat and Spiders


I recently read a Facebook post that asked the question, “Why is negativity so much stickier than positivity?”. The short answer is because we have a brain. Yes, blame it on your brain. After all, the brain’s primary operating principle is “Safety First”. The brain is wired to continually scan the environment in search of potential threats.…

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You are what you think

Have you ever spent time around people who are too smart to think? They have an uncanny ability to recite information verbatim from a book, but when asked to come up with an original thought they struggle immensely. Working for Elation, one of the most important lessons that I have learned is: “How you think…

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