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Stress Ultimate Cause of Illness

Stress the Ultimate Cause of Illness

The Ultimate Cause of Illness and Disease is Stress  Stress is the ultimate cause of illness and mortality. Stress is not a disease. Stress causes illness and disease. 90% of what sends people to their physician is stress related illnesses.  Millions of people leave the physicians office with prescriptions for anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, and every…

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Stress Risk Autoimmune diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases: Long-term psychological stress can deteriorate multiple bodily systems. Stress hormone levels are elevated and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) becomes dysregulated resulting in impairment of immune system functioning.   Stress can lead to increased autoimmune disease activity and trigger exacerbations of autoimmune diseases or make individuals more prone to acquiring…

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Social Rejection Hurts. Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps

Social Rejection Hurts. Mindfulness Therapy Helps

Social Rejection Hurts Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps. Brain activation changes. Reduced Social Distress and Social Anxiety. Social rejection can have a myriad of negative outcomes. Social rejection, exclusion, and isolation affects a person’s emotional, mental, and physical health as well as their interpersonal relationships. Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT)…

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Resilient You

Resilient You

Every day and every moment gives you an opportunity to start over and be resilient. You are resilient and are capable to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions. You may not think so, but that is just your conditioned thought patterns. Conditioned thought patterns & core beliefs result in conditioned patterns of responding: actions…

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Mindfulness SATI Presence

Mindfulness Practice and Practice of Presence

Rhys Davids in 1881 coined the word “mindfulness” from the original seminal text in the Buddhist teachings, the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta. Rhys Davids translated “Sati” from the Buddhist context “present-moment awareness” to “mindfulness”. I do not find any literature why Rhys Davis chose “mindfulness”.   As “mindfulness” is not an accurate translation  of “Sati”. The use of…

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