Not Only In Your Head: Depression And Gut Health

Gut health and depression

Gut health and depression

If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, it’s not just in your head. In fact, it is most likely related your gut health. Meaning: the creatures that live in your gut.

Did you know you have more neurons in your gut than in your nervous system? That adds a whole new level of meaning to having a “gut feeling” doesn’t it?

The relationship between your gut health and your brain is much more profound than was previously thought, and recent research is uncovering strong pointers to the fact that the answer to common mental disorders like depression may lie not with your brain but with your gut.

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How To Stop Feeling Guilty

Stop feeling guilty

Stop feeling guilty

Don’t get me wrong, feeling guilty a little bit every now and then is good for the soul and a strong sign that you are not a sociopath or a narcissist.

However, if you walk around with a self-imposed burden on the shoulders, unable to shake the feeling of guilt from your mind, then you have an unhealthy pattern.

But before we talk about how you can stop feeling guilty all the time, it is important we address a few questions like What is guilt? Where does guilt come from? Why do I always feel guilty?
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Stop Chasing People Who Don’t Want You

Stop chasing after people who dont want you

Stop chasing after people who dont want you

It’s time to stop chasing people who don’t want you. It’s time to stop obsessing about people who are not willing to create space for you in their life.

You know what it’s like: you see this person and they are everything you ever wanted in a partner or friend – or at least they appear to be so. The only problem is they don’t feel the same way about you.

So you chase them and try to prove yourself to them. If they would just hear you out or give you a chance, they would see how great a friend you are or they would fall in love with you.
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The Fastest Way To Make a Change

The fastest way to make a change

The fastest way to make a change

Boy, did I hate myself! This was before I decided to make a change and began my self-development journey.

And at the time, it made a lot of sense too! I struggled with low self-esteem issues up until my early 20s. It affected every area of my life – the way I carried myself, the way I talked about myself, the way I was always ready to bend over to please others at the expense of myself.

I went around with my shoulders slumped and kept my head down. I didn’t want to cause any trouble. Not me! I was willing to let anybody walk all over me, and I hated myself for it.
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People Pleasing: Why You Bend Over Backwards And How To Stop It

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

Hello, my name is Edith, and I am a recovered people pleaser.

Back then I would put everybody’s needs ahead of my own; my family, my neighbors, my friends, my coworkers—even total strangers! And you would think that spending all my life trying to please people would make me feel all good inside, but it did not.

The truth is I felt terrible inside.

I felt used and taken for granted. Every time I pushed what I really wanted to please people, I felt powerless and unable to stand up for myself.

Yep, that was me. I was so scared of confrontation, I would go to any lengths to avoid it. Whenever I felt someone took advantage of me, rather than confront them, I would just phase away; lose contact with them.

After many years of abandoning my own needs, I eventually fell into depression. I knew I wanted to stop the cycle—I tried, but it seemed I was doomed to stay a people pleaser forever.
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Fake It Till You Make It Doesn’t Work – Here’s What Does

Fake it til you make it

Fake it till you make it

A few years ago, everybody got excited about a new buzz phrase that was supposed to be “life-changing”: Fake it till you make it! You may have heard of this phrase or maybe even used it, hoping to manifest your ideal self.

Well, news flash: it doesn’t work… and there is a simple reason why.

Fake it till you make it revolves around creating an image for the outside world that is NOT you. It forces you to pretend to become someone that is different from whom you really are.

Fake it till you make it involves presenting false behaviors which are not in alignment with who you really are.

Instead of motivating yourself from a standpoint of “What kind of person do I want to be?” you motivate yourself from a profoundly limiting standpoint of “How do THEY perceive me?”
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Developing a Strong Sense of Self – Your Needs Matter

Strong sense of self

Strong sense of self

“Who are you?”, “What is your identity?”, and “Why do you like what you like?” Ask these questions to a random stranger on the street, and you are likely to draw many blanks (and a few odd stares!). But these are just some of the questions pertaining to your sense of self.

Yes, you — remember you? You have a self. And it’s time you two got reintroduced.

You see, so many of us go through life on autopilot, distracted by running errands, commitments, and technology, that we never stop to answer the most important questions of all which are those which belong to our very selves.

Having a sense of self means understanding the fact that you are more than just biology — you have wants, needs, feelings, motivations, fears, opinions, preferences, and desires, all of which have been molded over the years, and all of which matter.

Yes, they matter!

You know why?
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How To Manifest Anything You Want

How to manifest your desires

How to manifest your desires
Are you tired of daydreaming about your goals to no avail? Maybe you’ve been trying to manifest your desire for a while now and have nothing to show for your efforts.

Today I will share with you one major component you may have overlooked that will 10x your ability to manifest your ideal reality. After applying this method, things will start moving so fast you won’t believe it’s actually happening!

Are you ready?

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How to Deal with Day-to-Day Problems that Drive You Crazy

How to deal with daily problems

How to deal with daily problems

Everybody has one of those days when so many things tend to go wrong, and life makes you want to pull your hair out or run screaming to the nearest bar. But what if I told you that these everyday emotional triggers were actually a good thing…?

Don’t start shaking your head just yet.

I’m not talking necessarily about big problems like being broke or failing to get the promotion you thought you were a shoe-in for or breaking up with the love of your life (though the method I’m about to share with you is super powerful when it comes to the big problems as well.)

Everyday annoyances; that’s what I’m talking about: a driver cuts you in line, a cyclist takes the whole lane and forces you to drive at their pace, a rude cashier at your local grocers who seems to have forgotten how to smile.

What if I told you these small everyday problems which we take personally, were actually pointers to parts of our inner selves which we are oblivious to? Yes – these emotional triggers are your teachers.

Stay with me and I will explain how these issues we deal with every day are actually GOLDEN NUGGETS which are a mirror to our inner programming.

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Why Your Negative Emotions Are Your Friends

Negative emotions can be a good thing

Negative emotions can be a good thing

Let’s explore an interesting way on how to deal with negative emotions. You remember all the warning systems that come with gadgets like your mobile phone, your computer, or your car that warn you about dangers like overheating, low batteries, or no fuel?

Yeah, nobody likes when these signals go off; but we acknowledge that they are there for our own protection because they tell us when something is not right.

Your negative emotions work the same way.

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