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3 Things You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Nov 5, 2020 11:23:44 AM / by Dr Don Wood posted in sleep cycle, Anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Panic Attacks, Vitamin D, SAD

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The fall season brings lots of change to our lives. Colder weather, shorter days, clocks falling back with Daylight Savings time ending. I know some of you will be excited about more light earlier in the day and some will lament the evening encroaching earlier and earlier. 

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3 Tips to Help with Anxiety

Oct 12, 2020 3:09:20 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Anxiety, uncertainty, Breathe

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Do you deal with anxiety? The majority of people do. So, what can you do about it? NOTHING! In fact, nothing is what you can do about it. I know, that doesn’t seem to make any sense does it? Let me explain what I mean by nothing. The key to solving any issue is to understand why you have it. Understanding why something happens is fundamental to applying a solution. Anxiety doesn’t happen because your mind is bored and has nothing to do. It’s quite the opposite. Your mind is doing too much. Anxiety is caused by uncertainty, and uncertainty is the number one fear for all humans. It appears our human mind doesn’t like being in the dark, literally in the dark. What’s going to happen at that big presentation next week? How am I going to make my rent next month? Those scenarios are typical for people dealing with anxiety. So now, let’s examine the first tip I just mentioned about doing nothing.

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Where Did Mindfulness Come From?

Jul 1, 2020 5:14:00 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is the practice of keeping our minds in the present, moment by moment. When we are present, rather than just here, we don’t just see, we perceive. Being present affects everything we do, and it has an impact on every interaction we have with others. 

Our minds build habits. Depending on our life’s experiences we tend to reflect on the past and future, fueled by our fears and desires, memories and imagination. That leaves very little time to spend on being fully present. 

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What Does it Mean to Be Sleep Deprived?

Jun 24, 2020 4:50:00 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Sleeping

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Have you ever given much consideration as to why we need to sleep? What is the purpose of sleep? How much sleep do we really need? 

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5 Simple Tips To Help You Overcome the Fear of Failure

Jun 3, 2020 1:48:08 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Confidence

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Failure has touched the lives of everyone at some point. Because of this fact, you know how horrible it can make you feel. No wonder you strive to avoid it at all costs! But the problem is that this fear of failure can become one of your biggest life fears.

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6 Habits That Are Stealing Your Happiness

Jun 3, 2020 1:44:52 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Happiness

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While there are a lot of habits that will help to bring happiness into your life, there are also plenty of habits that will chase happiness away.

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10 Easy Steps To A Sustainable Work Out Routine

Jun 3, 2020 1:42:58 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Health and Wellness

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We all know that our health and wellness are critical to living a happy and successful life.  So why can’t we seem to find a set of healthy actions that we look forward to engaging in and not dreading?  Why is consistent exercise so difficult to form into a habit?  

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10 Simple Ways To A Healthy Mind

Jun 3, 2020 1:37:04 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Mindfulness

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Our lives are filled with clutter, whether it’s a desk covered with papers, a kitchen drawer stuffed with items that don’t seem to belong anywhere else, or an overwhelmed mind trying to deal with too much. A cluttered mind is fatiguing and results in poor performance and poor decisions. You can declutter your mind, just as you can declutter your kitchen drawer.

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12 Self Love Tips - Be Happier Today

Jun 3, 2020 1:34:34 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Confidence, Happiness, Self Love, Sleeping

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How can you be happy if you don’t love yourself? Having a high degree of self love makes it easier to take good care of yourself. If you love and respect yourself, others are more likely to respect you, too. When you love yourself, you’re more gentle, kind, and considerate with yourself.

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Action And The Power Of Positivity

Jun 3, 2020 1:31:56 PM / by Dr Don Wood posted in Confidence, Happiness, Mindfulness

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If you are seeking success in your life, you will need to learn how to take positive action every day to accomplish your goals. After all, doing the least amount of work will likely lead to mediocre results, so instead, engage the power of positive thinking and put your actions into overdrive.

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