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3 Benefits of Stress


Stressful situations are everywhere, and for most of us, there is no avoiding stress. Job loss, a death in the family, financial problems, a fight with your spouse, or a car accident can cause it; even events that are cause for celebration, like a birthday, receiving an award or promotion, and reaching a milestone can […]

Four Ways to Speed Up Healing by Surrendering


Because I’m a physician, people often ask me, “What’s the most important factor in recovering from illness?” To their surprise, my answer is always “surrender.” They’re expecting recommendations that are more conventionally “proactive,” such as diet, the proper medications, or reducing stress – all of which are potentially beneficial. Surrender is the engine that drives all […]

5 Minutes to Get More Excited About Life

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Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel like you’re not living life to the max? Do yourself a favor and watch this short video featuring filmmaker and adventurer Casey Neistat go on a 10-day trip of a lifetime. After you’re done watching it, ask yourself what you can do to get more passion […]

Let Your Passion Be Your Guide


J.K. Rowling: creator of the beloved Harry Potter series that lines everyone’s book shelves, as well as an inspiration to writers everywhere. However, before the wonderful tales of witchcraft and wizardry at Hogwarts was penned, Rowling didn’t have such a blessed life. Hers is truly a tale of rags to riches. Her mother passed away […]

4 Diet Food Marketing Tricks Designed To Keep You Fat

4 food marketing tricks that make you fat

It’s a pretty safe bet that most folks looking to lose weight would rather take the silver bullet approach to dieting and go for the microwaveable-ready meal road to a slimmer, sexier body, than spend 2 hours a day sweating it out in the gym. It’s an unhealthy fact that weight loss shortcuts sell, and […]

Five Laws for Doing The Impossible

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Have you ever had a burning desire to do something that others deemed impossible?  We’ve all heard it before: You’re crazy; there’s no way anyone can do that; get real; and stop dreaming. But despite what the naysayers and critics might say, it is possible to do what others see as impossible. Many things that […]

If At First You Don’t Succeed…


We see Ford cars zoom past us probably a hundred times a day. Everyone knows the Ford car company, an incredibly successful creation of Henry Ford’s. However, this company was not Henry Ford’s first. In fact, Ford failed with not just one business venture, but two before the Ford car company took off. Though he endured […]

6 Tips for Reaching the Height of Your Physical Well Being

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No matter where you are in your journey towards better health, there are a few ways to make it to that next level. Whether you’re just starting to exercise and eat healthy or you’ve just completed your 10th marathon race, it’s always a good idea to remember some core basics. These are a few extra […]

7 Things to Remember When Life Gets You Down

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Life gets rough for everyone at one time or another. So what is the difference between the people who not only recover from the bad patch but actually end up better for it? The answer is this: the people who can reframe the situation and put into proper perspective. And this usually means changing the […]

Why You Should Be Nice to Nerds


Bill Gates: known for his company, Microsoft, for sure…but probably better known as the richest man in the world at a net worth of approximately $72 billion. Give us some of that money, eh? No, he shouldn’t, because Bill Gates is also perhaps one of the most generous men in the world. It’s not clear […]

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

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If there is anything that can keep you from being productive and partaking in the abundance that life has to offer, it’s negative self-talk. This is the type of talk, and thoughts, that create or reinforce existing sub-conscious beliefs that will keep you from what you desire. If you want to enjoy life the way […]

Beyond Shyness: When Social Anxiety Threatens to Take Over Your Life

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Shyness… or social anxiety? Until recently, these terms were used interchangeably. It was thought that most socially awkward people had quirks which could be overcome with individual effort; otherwise, they were just “unfriendly,” with no interest in normal social activity. Today, however, researchers in psychology and neuroscience recognize social anxiety as a disorder which can […]

Top 7 Regrets People Have in Life


What will your regrets be when you’re on your deathbed? This is easily one of the most scary, sad questions you can possibly ask yourself, but it’s a common one. After all, we want to live our lives to the fullest, and at the end, we don’t want to look back and wish there was […]

Brutal Basics of Time Management

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Effective time management is apparently elusive. Witness the massive industry dedicated to helping us navigate the clock more successfully. We have software programs, day planners, apps, calendars, training programs – you name it. I find that most of these resources are only modestly useful. My theory is that the thinkers behind these products have over-thought the problem. They have […]

The Benefits of Martial Arts

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If you’re looking for a way to improve your physical and mental health, while learning to defend yourself, you’ll want to explore the world of martial arts. Martial arts have evolved over the years in many different styles and disciplines. Styles range from Capoeira – a form of martial arts that blends with music and […]

7 Ways to Have Lasting Relationships

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All of us say and do stupid things. It’s part of being human. Not only are we a work in progress as individuals, we’re relationship challenged. When it comes to being in a committed relationship (one of the three most challenging parts of being human), surviving the normal ups and downs of intimate partnerships, there’s […]

4 Reasons to Eat More Plant-Based Foods

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During flu and cold season, building your immunity is very important. One way you can do this is by eating more whole, plant-based foods. Here are 4 reasons why you should start incorporating more nutrient-dense foods into your diet. 4 Reasons to Eat Plant-Based Foods 1. Plant Based Foods Provide Energy Before the body can […]

How to Communicate Effectively

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When it comes to communication, most of us tend to think that if we’ve been misunderstood, it is the receiver of the information that is at fault for not understanding. But in reality, the responsibility is on the communicator – that’s you – to acknowledge that if something isn’t understood properly by someone else, it is […]

Primal Man Mark Sisson on Nutrition, Fitness and Success

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Inspiyr spent some time with Mark Sisson, author of the bestselling health book The Primal Blueprint and top-rated health and fitness blog Mark discussed the ideas behind his primal living philosophy, and shared advice on fitness, business and life success. Being a former world-class marathoner, Ironman triathlete, liaison to the International Olympic Committee representing the sport […]

6 Reasons Beer is Good For You

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Beer lovers, rejoice! Not only does beer taste great, and make you feel “buzzed” on life…beer is good for you! As pints are poured in bars and restaurants across the country, know that drinking beer has real health benefits*. 6 Health Benefits of Drinking Beer 1. Decrease Incidence of Heart Disease There are more than 20 […]

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