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How we see ourselves is what makes us who we are

December 2015

How we brand ourselves and see ourselves is often what we become. We evaluate the status of a behaviour (something we do) into an identity (who we are). People who have an addiction whether it is smoking, drugs, alcohol, gambling, tend to label themselves as such: “I am a smoker ”, “I am an alcoholic”, or “I am a gambler”. This then creates a (negative) identity which the person holds onto and conforms to, making it harder for them to change. Read More »

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

BY FEELGUIDE • NOVEMBER 19, 2014 • HEALTH, SPIRITUALITY, THE HUMAN BRAIN •

Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University.  The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter. Read More »