Use Thought Stopping to get rid of negative thoughts

Use Thought Stopping to get rid of negative thoughts

By David Joel Miller

Are your own thoughts causing you problems? Thought Stopping

Thought Stopping
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Negative emotions, depression, anxiety and anger are often preceded by negative thoughts. If your own thoughts are making your life worse it is time to get those thoughts turned off.

Thought stopping is a tool you can use to quiet the mind and get those run away thoughts to stop…

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5 mandatory skills for a happy healthy life

5 mandatory skills for a happy healthy life

By David Joel Miller

For a happy healthy life there are 5 must have skills Happy child

Happy child

Most happy life skills are relatively simple. You would think we would all have learned them shortly after birth. Just in case no one told you about these happy life skills or if over the years you have forgotten to practice some of these skills, here are the top 5 skills you need for a happy life.

1. Breath

Br…

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Do you have hidden anger?

Do you have hidden anger?

By David Joel Miller

Hidden anger can poison you and your relationships.

Needs Anger Management

Needs Anger Management

You may not feel comfortable expressing your anger. There may be others around you who try to pretend that they are not angry about things when deep down inside they are seething. Allow that anger to live inside you and no matter how much you try to hide it eventually it will seep out.

Hiding anger and…

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Ways to overcome shyness

Ways to overcome shyness

By David Joel Miller

Here are some suggestions to get past your shyness Shy

Shy
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Shyness can keep you on the sidelines and out of life. Some people have been shy since early childhood and others are only shy in certain social situations. Whatever your personal issues with meeting or being around others these tips can help you get past that shyness and get…

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What is selective tolerance?

What is selective tolerance?

By David Joel Miller

Not all tolerance is created equal

What is tolerance? Alcohol

Alcohol

Tolerance, as it applies to medications and drugs, is having less and less of a reaction to a drug the more it is used or having to use increasing amounts of the drug to get the same result. Tolerance, in the sense in which I am using the term here, is the way in which repeated exposures to something produce less…

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Conquer Your Fears and Anxieties

Conquer Your Fears and Anxieties

By David Joel Miller

How do you get past those fear and anxiety feelings? Anxiety and Fear

Anxiety and Fear
Jimee, Jackie, Tom & Asha

Fear likes you to think it is a roaring lion. We all have our fears, but some people let fear stop them while others do things in spite of those fears. Here are some tips to help you manage your fears and anxieties. These are techniques you might go about shrinking those anxieties…

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Effects of Alcohol last long after you sober up

Effects of Alcohol last long after you sober up

By David Joel Miller

Alcohol continues to affect you after it has left your blood stream Alcohol

Alcohol

Researchers are finding that the effects of alcohol are not limited to what we see or experience while the alcohol is present in the blood stream. Those effects continue long after the liver has removed the alcohol from the blood stream. Here are some of the things researchers are reporting about the…

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19 Ways to manage your anxiety

19 Ways to manage your anxiety

By David Joel Miller

Too much anxiety in your life? Anxiety and Fear

Anxiety and Fear
Jimee, Jackie, Tom & Asha

You do not need to let the anxiety monster run your life. Turn down the volume on that anxiety and take back control of your life. Anxiety monsters come in all sizes but these tips may help you with the one you are living with. Here are some ways that can help you manage those anxious moments.

1. Make to…

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Why you get drunk and they don’t

Why you get drunk and they don’t

By David Joel Miller

Some people get higher blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) than others Why you got drunk

Why did you get the DUI?
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If a group of people all drink the same number of drinks, even if they are all drinking exactly the same amount of alcohol in those drinks, one person will end up with a higher blood alcohol content than others.

This unequal blood alcohol level is…

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Binging on food – Binge Eating

Binging on food – Binge Eating

By David Joel Miller

Out of control eating is officially a mental illness Binge Eating

Binge Eating?
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With the advent of the DSM-5, Binge Eating Disorder (307.51 F50.8), is officially a recognized mental illness. Reading through the description of this newly recognized disorder it occurs to me that this is not what most non-professionals have been thinking of when they talk…

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