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Mother Nature’s Valium

Here’s a powerful shield against anxiety that we can take everywhere. Meditation takes advantage of it, but we don’t have to meditate to quiet anxious thoughts or help us sleep.  The fastest way to reduce stress is to take a breath and a half. In the 1930s, scientists found that all mammals have this automatic […]

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Who invited Eeyore?

You don’t need me to tell you that life can be pretty bleak sometimes. All the great philosophers from Cicero and Buddha to Louis CK have nailed it: life is suffering. Ironically, it seems that the reason that life is suffering is to keep us alive. There’s a little old nut-shaped part of your brain […]