Entries by Hazel Nathaniel-James

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Meditate for Greater Health and Live longer!!!

Forget Botox and Fillers! In 1998, three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physiology for discovering a ridiculous number of ways this anti-ageing molecule helps the human body.  https://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/13/us/three-americans-awarded-nobel-for-discoveries-of-how-a-gas-affects-the-body.html Your brain, arteries, immune system, liver, pancreas, and lungs would quickly shut down without this incredible stuff. And the more you have flowing through your beautiful […]

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The Key to Stress Management

According to Stem Cell Biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton, a prominent and highly respected cell researcher, “Stress is the cause of at least 95% of all disease.” http://www.synergies-journal.com/synergies/2015/3/30/bruce-lipton-the-biology-of-belief In a stressful situation, your body gets ready for emergency action, causing certain hormones to flood your system. This “fight or flight” reaction increases your blood pressure, breathing […]

Busy Mind Epidemic or Monkey Mind!

Scientists believe that our brains generate more than 50,000 thoughts per day. The problem is, for most of us, our minds feed us useless, fear-based, past/future narratives that make no difference to us in the present moment. The same stale, repetitive thoughts about not having enough, not doing enough, and not being enough make us feel inadequate, powerless, and helpless.  To […]

Meditation – “Don’t just do something, Sit There”

Remember the Thai monk who taught the Wild Boars football team to meditate, when they were stuck in that Cave? Here’s 9 Incredible things he did for those kids; in one hit! Quietened Busy, Anxious Thoughts Lessened anxiety Reduced worry Elevated feel-good endorphins No knee-jerk reactions Improved relaxation response Managed hunger pangs Conserved energy Lowered […]

So normally, this would not be news.

The cosmetics industry got super excited that a Lobster was caught and this thing weighed 20 lbs was estimated to be at least 140 years old. And? I hear you say!  What about it? Take a moment to really think about that last fact. In theory, this lobster hatched in late 1800s. Most lobsters don’t […]

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Self-Awareness is the Key!

Contrary to the well-entrenched scientific dogma of decades ago, you have much more control over you may know. For example, we may wonder how we “always” get sick on holiday, but hundreds of studies now conclude that our minds’ are the true supreme orchestrator of the mental, emotional, and physical wellness of the body. Every […]

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Grit – Mental toughness via Meditation

“Asked what quality distinguishes star performers in their respective fields, these individuals cited grit (or a close synonym) as often as talent. In fact, many were awed by the achievements of peers who did not (at first) seem as gifted as others but whose sustained commitment to their ambitions was exceptional. Likewise, many noted with […]

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Meditation strengthens the “Chief Executive” part of your brain.

Meditation strengthens our “inner-Rocky-Balboa”.  What is that? Well its your Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC); responsible for pain resistance, willpower, motivation, focus, clarity and emotional resilience.  This powerful brain region ticks all the gritty, mentally toughness boxes. Then, to increase grit, strengthen the ACC, right? RIGHT! The University of Montreal researchers (Grant et al) compared the brains […]

Building Resilience

“More than education, more than experience, more than training, a persons’ level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That is true in the cancer ward, its true in the Olympics, and its true in the boardroom.” Victor Frankl At AnExaminedLife we are aware that life requires you to build a toolkit so […]

Work/Life Balance

We go to school to learn many things; to gather knowledge, to hold that knowledge in our brains and come summer to sit exams which require us to remember as much detail as possible to get good grades and pass our exams.  Whilst going through this process is great exercise for our cognitive capacities, it […]