Amino Acids Benefits for Weight Loss, Muscle Gain and Mood

amino acid sourcesRachael Link, MS, RD – Protein is incredibly important when it comes to your health. It makes up the structure of your bones, muscles and skin and is used to build tissues and synthesize hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is why getting enough essential amino acids in your diet is critical to maintaining optimal health and preventing protein deficiency.

So what are amino acids, and how can you be sure you gett the right mix to keep your body healthy? Here’s what you need to know.

What Are Amino Acids? (What Roles Do They Play in the Body?)

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Use Tapping to Eliminate Disempowering Beliefs

tappingHave you ever heard the phrase, “You don’t know what you don’t know”?

Did you know that most people have negative and limiting beliefs around money and success, that they’re completely unaware of? Most of us simply don’t know what we don’t know.

If you hold disempowering beliefs about money or success – for example, thinking that you don’t deserve them or haven’t worked hard enough to gain success – you’re probably not even be consciously aware of these thoughts – but they could be the root cause of blockages in your path. What if there was a simple way to discover and eliminate them within minutes? Continue reading “Use Tapping to Eliminate Disempowering Beliefs”

Why Very Smart People Are Happiest Alone

smart peopleRobby BermanIn a just-published study about how our ancestral needs impact our modern feelings, researchers uncovered something that will surprise few among the highly intelligent. While most people are happier when they’re surrounded by friends, smart people are happier when they’re not.

The researchers, Norman P. Li and Satoshi Kanazawa, of the Singapore Management University, Singapore and the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, respectively, were investigating the “savannah theory” of happiness.

The savannah theory — also called the “evolutionary legacy hypothesis” and the “mismatch hypothesis” — posits that we react to circumstances as our ancestors would, having evolved psychologically based on our ancestors’ needs in the days when humankind lived on the savannah. Continue reading “Why Very Smart People Are Happiest Alone”

Boredom is a Sign You’re Ready for a New Vibe

boredomJennifer Hoffman – Have you been bored lately, feeling out of sorts, unmotivated, and maybe even a little stuck?

Do you have a lot of things to do but don’t feel like doing any of them?

I used to think that being bored meant having nothing to do, so if I had things to do and I was bored, it meant that I was being irresponsible or lazy.

But that is not what boredom means. It is a sign that there is an energetic misalignment between the life we are on and new paths, opportunities, and potentials that our soul is trying to open our awareness to. Continue reading “Boredom is a Sign You’re Ready for a New Vibe”

Finding a New Path When You’re Attached to the Old and Scared of Failing

All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom

lifeNadene van der Linden – The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind recently when I got lost in a maze at a children’s amusement park. Seriously lost.

In the end I scrambled under the maze to get out. I didn’t like the feeling of hitting up against walls, turning and trying, and then finding another wall blocking my path. Mazes are designed to confuse, and together with the summer heat, I’d had enough.

As I came out from under the fence, someone jokingly called out “Cheater!” and they were correct. In that moment I wasn’t sticking at it. Continue reading “Finding a New Path When You’re Attached to the Old and Scared of Failing”