Learning Strategies Blog

by Paul Scheele

Are you doing what matters most to you?

I’m not talking about what makes you happy in the moment, but rather, what really drives your life. What gives your life meaning?

In a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology that examines self-reported attitudes toward happiness and meaning, the researchers found a meaningful life and a happy life overlap in certain ways, but are ultimately different, reports Emily Esfahani Smith in The Atlantic.

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Lowering Blood Pressure

by Pete Bissonette

The easiest way to lower your blood pressure is to listen to a Paraliminal every day.

Many scientific studies have shown that three or four months of daily meditation lowers the upper blood pressure number (systolic) 4 to 10 points (or mm Hg)—that can be significant. Since using Paraliminals can get you similar results as doing meditation, try it to see what happens for you.

You can buy a blood pressure cuff to measure your own blood pressure from Amazon for $30. They are very easy to use.

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Getting older?

by Pete Bissonette

I’m surprised at how many of my friends are acting and looking older.

It’s almost as if they’re playing the part of an old person.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with being old. Heck, I turned 60 a couple of years ago, and I’m no young ‘un. I certainly love all the benefits that come from the experiences of life. It is immensely satisfying to embrace the wisdom.

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Cremate Messy Stress

by Pete Bissonette

Sometimes stress is so debilitating you can’t even listen to a Paraliminal.

You are in overwhelm, and the last thing you want is a Paraliminal, or if you start it, you are so agitated you can’t finish it. Stress can really mess with your mind and body.

So…look for a sweet spot. That moment in your day when a little bit of light breaks through.

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Overcome Your Sweet Tooth

by Pete Bissonette

Despite ever growing awareness about the pernicious effects of sugar, ranging from diabetes to obesity, the average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Beyond candy, refined sugars can be found in everything from sodas and peanut butter to barbecue sauce and bread.

Could we be addicted to sugar?

It’s possible, according to Princeton University researchers who have studied the signs of sugar addiction in rats. They’ve shown that rats bingeing on sugar demonstrated the three elements of addiction: a behavioral pattern of increased intake and changes in brain chemistry; signs of withdrawal and further changes in brain chemistry upon deprivation; and, signs of cravings and relapse after withdrawal is over.

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