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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

 Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity By Estefania Lopez, M.S.           As part of my own personal development I have recently taken several steps to prioritizing my own well-being. Perhaps the most impactful decision I made was to stop tolerating negative people in my life. This type of decision – “focusing on the positive” –receives a lot of attention in social media and is widely promoted. Every day it seems I come across at least one “good vibes” or “positive energy” post. However, I believe many people don’t truly understand the power of eliminating negativity from one’s...

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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

Been doing more reading on resilience and neuroplasticity and its seems that resilience, specifically LEARNING how to BOTH overcome and thrive from stress, is an essential part of well-being. Two things seem to be at work. First, while it is difficult to maintain a healthy habit and a positive mood state when we are faced with significant stress, there are brain functions designed to help us do just that. Very specific brain functions. And, guess what?, they have to do with internal connections within ourselves—or our coherent sense of self as a social being. We have to connect ourselves with ourselves...

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