Naming and Taming Worry and Anxiety

22nd May 2015 By Debbie Hampton Guest Writer for Wake Up World While worry and anxiety can both make you miserable, they are two distinct concepts occurring in different parts of your brain. You can have worry without anxiety, and anxiety without worry, but one often triggers the other, and they tend to...
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Why You Should Get Active in the A.M.

17th April  2015 By David Gelfand Guest Writer for Wake Up World The alarm clock blares, startling you from a dream-filled, quiet sleep. You unhurriedly make your way to the alarm clock to shut off that dreaded noise. At a snail’s pace, over the course of the following hour or two, you make your way ......
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4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

4th April 2015 By Dr. Elise Bialylew  Guest Writer for Wake Up World “”¨It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the mi...
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The Cure for All Anxiety

By Lissa Rankin MD Guest Writer for Wake Up World We live in a culture that says that the only way to get what you want is to DO DO DO and then DO some more. Push. Struggle. Make it happen. Put your nose to the grindstone. Work your ass off. Try. And never ever ...Continue Reading - The Cure for All Anx...
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How Music Benefits the Brain

By  Deane Alban Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Music has played  an important part of every human culture, both past and present. (1) People around the world experience universal responses to music. (2) We’re all familiar with  how  certain pieces of music can change  your mood, get you motivated...
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Differentiating Between Depression and Drug Abuse

7th March 2015 By Ella Jameson Guest Writer for Wake Up World Parenting isn’t an easy job, but when adolescence hits it can become a minefield for even the happiest of families. Previously good-natured children can become withdrawn and moody, trustworthy kids can become deceitful, and obedient tee...
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How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

7th March  2015 By  Deane Alban Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels … There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain — about as many...
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