How To Reduce Your Stress Anytime, Anywhere
Dec12

How To Reduce Your Stress Anytime, Anywhere

This article first appeared on www.mariashriver.com in 08/2016 By Sophia Godkin PhD and Matt Riemann   Stress, stress, stress. We know what we look and feel like with it. Maybe we can even fathom what we’d be like without it. Though a stress-free life seems elusive, science shows us that it really isn’t. Thankfully, today more than ever we know quite a lot about what causes stress and how we can overcome it. So we’ve compiled a...

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5 Simple Ways To Avoid Overthinking
Dec06

5 Simple Ways To Avoid Overthinking

By Sophia Godkin PhD   Think. Think. Think. It’s what our mind does. Some thoughts feel good. Some feel not so good. Some help us devise solutions. Others appear to create problems. Some last a few seconds. Others a few minutes. And many – especially the negative ones – latch on to those like them and create long chains of cyclical thought patterns scientists refer to as rumination. Rumination, it turns out, isn’t just something...

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Why Positive Thoughts Are the Best Medicine
Dec01

Why Positive Thoughts Are the Best Medicine

This article first appeared on www.mariashriver.com in 08/2016 By Sophia Godkin PhD and Matt Riemann   Who would we be if not for our thoughts? Our thoughts dictate everything in our lives, from our relationships to our health and happiness. Thoughts, those rumblings that happen within the confines of our mind, are an indicator of our subconscious beliefs – those things we learned during childhood about ourselves, others,...

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The 5 Ws of Life
Nov29

The 5 Ws of Life

By Sophia Godkin PhD   There is much to learn through life, so much that sometimes I wonder if that isn’t one of the reasons why our life expectancy is nearly 80 years and only growing. And though there are many life lessons to learn, there are certainly some that stand out. I call them the ‘5 Ws of Life’ and here they are for you to learn, relearn, practice, and enjoy to make the most of each and every day of your life.  ...

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How To Find The Perfect Meditation Style For You
Nov16

How To Find The Perfect Meditation Style For You

By Sophia Godkin PhD   As unpredictable as life can sometimes feel and as laden with uncertainty and unanswered questions that it can sometimes appear to be, there is one thing I know for sure: It is our mind that governs our experience of life – how deep, how wondrous, how logical, how heartfelt, how tumultuous, how loving and how positive it is. And there’s no doubt (the research is abundant!) that meditation equips us with...

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5 Steps to Forgive Yourself And Move Forward In Life
Nov11

5 Steps to Forgive Yourself And Move Forward In Life

By Sophia Godkin PhD   That thing you said or didn’t say at dinner a few weeks ago that you regret… it’s time to forgive yourself for it. That thing you did 3 years ago that you keep reminding yourself should’ve gone differently … it’s time to forgive yourself for it. And that time you let yourself down 10 years ago… it’s time to forgive yourself for that too. Why is it time? Because regret, guilt, and shame are forms of...

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