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Greatest Challenges of New Year’s Resolutions: How to be Successful

The top New Year’s resolutions include changes to diet, fitness and finances. About 45% of people in the US make them, why are most unsuccessful?

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5 Tips for Inspiring Mindful Writing

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by Diana Raab Emotions can run amok during the busy holiday season. Mindful writing can help bring some respite into your life, and can also help you uncover your authentic voice and inspire the writer inside you. Most of us write mindfully, in that we’re writing what we’re feeling at the time we’re writing. Being […]

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Success Blueprint: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

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(This is Part 1 of a 3-Part Series, “Success Blueprint.” ) Are you happy? Not over-the-moon every minute of every day happy, but feeling good about who you are, about your life in general happy? Few people seem to feel that way. Years ago, we (the crazy editors at BrainSpeak.com) set out to find what stands […]

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7 Effective Ways to Incorporate Gratitude Into Your Writing

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. Ever since my childhood, Thanksgiving has been my very favorite national holiday. I like it because it’s a good reason for families to get together—free from materialistic motivations such as gift-giving—and more important, it’s an ideal time to offer thanks and express gratitude. We can express gratitude verbally to others, but […]

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The Sooner You Know About The Wall the Better

by Donald Williams Have you ever noticed that about half of everything you were taught in life/school looks, sounds and feels backwards? Did anyone ever warn you about “The WALL”? Some life answers can be very elusive. Much of life does not make sense until you understand the reason for The WALL and why you […]

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[Interview] Stop Self-Sabotage By Doing Just One Thing!

In an exciting new interview for BrainSpeak Radio, Peter Julian talked with Holistic Health Practitioner and author of the #1 Bestseller “Do One Thing, Feel Better/ Live Better,” Julia Scalise, DN, PhD. Julia has spent over 16 years helping her clients find their personal health “sweet spot.” She has also been writing great motivational articles […]

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Five Reasons to Try Writing for Wellness

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to think about writing for wellness. A lot of research has been done on the healing power of expressive writing and how it reduces stress and strengthens the immune system. When you write down your deepest thoughts about a stressful event, […]

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Creating Your Writing Style: 5 Ways to Find Your Voice

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. Remember when your mother used to say, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it”? Well, that statement is all about voice. Your voice conveys your attitude, mood, and relationship to life. Your tone is the voice readers hear when they’re reading, and your voice affects how the reader […]

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Confession is Good For the Soul: 7 Ways to Stimulate Confessional Writing

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. “Confession is good for the soul in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff—it is a palliative rather than a remedy.” — Peter De Vries A few years back, I presented a workshop at the West Hollywood Book Festival called “Confessional Writing.” It was very well attended; in […]

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Discover the Many Benefits of “Earthing”

by Julia Scalise, DN, PhD The winter of 2015 was brutal for most areas of the country and seemed as if it would never end. Even the usual break of some patches of warmer weather in the spring didn’t happen for many areas, mine included. So, while the hazy, lazy days of summer are still […]

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