Mental Nourishment

Mental Nourishment 

happy-brain-e1424904826409“Don’t lie down with anyone who is not willing to stand up for you.” Robert Overstreet

The goal of “Mental Nourishment” is to connect the world with Resources from around the world which contain tips and guidance for your journey towards success. Most importantly, how to live a life with well balanced emotional health.

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15 Ways to Become a Better Person

 December 24, 2015

15 Ways to Become a Better Person
By John Rampton
Entrepreneur and investor@johnrampton

1. Compliment Yourself
2. Don’t Make Excuses
3. Let Go of Anger
4. Practice Forgiveness
5. Be Honest and Direct
6. Be Helpful
7. Listen to Others
8. Act Locally
9. Always Be Polite
10. Be Yourself
11. Be Open to Change
12. Be Respectful
13. Don’t Show Up Empty-handed
14. Educate Yourself
15. Surprise People

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7 Thoughts to Keep You Inspired

 October 17, 2015

7 Thoughts to Keep you Inspired

1) Life is an internal job.     Keep Reading 
2) Accept what you can and can’t control.   Keep Reading 
3) We are special and unique individuals.    Keep Reading 
4) You are worthy to receive unconditional love.    Keep Reading 
5) You are on a journey to become your authentic self.   Keep Reading 
6) We possess the internal strength we require.   Keep Reading 
7) Don’t be afraid of change.    Keep Reading 

4 Ways to Keep Social Media from Ruining your Relationship

 April 15, 2015

1) “Stop Being “Single” Online but “In a Relationship” in Real Life”   Keep Reading 

2) “Don’t Believe Your Own Hype”  Keep Reading 

3) “Stop It with the Sneaky Stuff”   Keep Reading 

4) “You Must Have Some Limitations”   Keep Reading 

3 Simple Steps to Change your Energy

 March 14, 2015

1) “Change your Environment: One of the easiest things you can do to transform your energy is to make changes to your environment!

If the energy of a past relationship still lingers in your home, causing you grief and sadness, change things up! Get yourself a brand new comforter, some brightly colored throw pillows you love and paint the walls. Bring in fresh flowers, play a completely new kind of music and declutter. Hang new photos and buy yourself new dishes.”   Keep Reading 

2) “Change your Location – This is all about mixing things up and creating a new environment for yourself. Sure, sometimes it might mean moving to a new job or apartment, but it doesn’t have to be a big to-do!

Start taking the peaceful, scenic route home from work. Maybe instead of heading straight home, you stop off at the gym, a coffee shop or a friend’s house. Instead of shopping at the same grocery store, mix it up and hit a different brand name or just visit another neighborhood’s farmer’s market.”  Keep Reading 

3) “Change your Location – This is about more than just “think happy thoughts,” though I highly recommend you practice positive thinking. It’s about creating the space and opportunity for new ideas and growth. Growth forces us to release limiting beliefs and try out new ways of thinking, being and processing our world.”   Keep Reading 

12 Things every Guy Should Master to Become a Real Man

 February 28, 2015

12 things every guy should master to become a real man | March 3, 2011 By Atalwin Pilon

1) Be fearless – Being fearless does not mean being without fear, being fearless means admitting your fears and going beyond them.

2) Be resilient – A man should be flexible and reliable at the same time.

3) Live, speak and listen from the heart – A real man doesn’t hide his feelings and intentions. He is not afraid to be gentle nor afraid to be sad.

4) Own your anger – A real man owns his anger. His anger has transformed into masculine compassion. He can be angry, strong, decisive and courageous.

5) Own your anger – Try not to become a man of success, try to become a man of value.

6) Own your edge – This life is a journey and we all are somewhere on our path. A real man is honest about where he is at in his development.

7) Be vulnerable –  A coward is always trying to hide his weak spots, a real man works on them.

8) Make love passionately – A real man does not hold back. When he makes love he opens up to all his rawness and all his tenderness and he gives his woman everything he has got.

9) Practice a martial art – When push comes to shove every man should be able to defend his wife, children and honor.

10) Have a sense of humor –  (don’t take yourself so fucking seriously)

11) Own your edge – A real man can hold both the utter importance and the utter unimportance of life at the same time. He can see his own failures and flaws and joke about that. Since he knows his self image is just an image he feels no need to defend that image.

12) Be real – In the end a real man knows that he is just a guy. He does all these things because that’s what he is: a man. He likes hanging out with other men, he might drink beer during football, he loves his woman and he works wholeheartedly.

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5 Side Effects of Kindness on Health

 February 11, 2015

5 Side Effects of Kindness on Health

1) Kindness Makes us Happier – When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good.

2) Kindness Gives us Healthier Hearts – Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth.

3) Kindness Slows Aging – Aging on a biochemical level is a combination of many things, but two culprits that speed the process are Free Radicals and Inflammation, both of which result from making unhealthy lifestyle choices.

4) Kindness Makes for Better Relationships –  This is because kindness reduces the emotional distance between two people and so we feel more ‘bonded.

5) Kindness is Contagious – When we’re kind we inspire others to be kind and studies show that it actually creates a ripple effect that spreads outwards to our friends’ friends’ friends – to 3-degrees of separation.

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Coping with Depression

 January 17, 2015

The following is from the site “”. I am not trained professionally, I have suffered thru depression (does not make me an expert, I did gain empathy). My gift to you is provide information that is able to lead you towards the right direction so you will

Self-Help and Coping Tips to Overcome Depression

“Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.”  Read More 

Depression self-help tip 1: Cultivate supportive relationships

Depression self-help tip 2: Challenge negative thinking

Depression puts a negative spin on everything, including the way you see yourself, the situations you encounter, and your expectations for the future.

 Tips for coping with depression

  • Be more active
  • Face your Fears
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol
  • Have a routine
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When you’re feeling depressed or suicidal, problems don’t seem temporary—they seem overwhelming and permanent. But with time, you will feel better, especially if you reach out for help.

Read Helpguide’s Suicide Prevention articles or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

For help outside the U.S., visit Befrienders Worldwide.

10 Sure Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2014

10 Sure Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    1. Keep your resolutions simple.
    2. Choose carefully.
    3. Be realistic.
    4. Create bite-sized portions.
    5. Plan a time-frame.
    6. Make notes.
    7. Treat yourself.
    8. Receive support.
    9. Don’t give up!
    10. Put yourself in charge.
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15 Important things Kids Should Know by Age 15

December 13, 2014

15 Important Things Kids Should Know by Age 15

1. “Parents are people too and why I will never be your best friend.”
2. “Think for yourself, that’s why you have your own brain.”
3. “There will always be problems: focus, focus, focus!”
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6 Practices to Handle Holiday Stress 

November 15, 2014

The holidays can be a stressful time. As much as we have fun, all the hard work and time that we invest making sure everyone else is happy can place an extra physical, emotional, and mental burden on ourselves. The following two sites with great resources and recommendations for helping us cope.

6 Simple Practices to Handle Holiday Stress

Coping with the Holidays

How to Improve Focus Thru 15 Relatively Random Techniques 

October 19, 2014

How to Focus

…how to improve focus through 15 relatively random techniques…

  1. How to focus by becoming comfortable
  2. How to focus by eliminating work space clutter
  3. How to focus by taking a break (what irony!)
  4. How to focus through written plans
  5. How to focus through visualization
  6. How to focus through centering
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Positive Affirmations 

October 1, 2014

Positive Affirmations

  • I deserve to be happy and successful
  • I have the power to change myself
  • I can forgive and understand others and their motives
  • I can make my own choices and decisions
  • I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires
  • I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances
  • I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life
  • I act with confidence having a general plan and accept plans are open to alteration
  • It is enough to have done my best
  • I deserve to be loved

More Self-esteem Affirmations

Self Help and Development

12 Habits of Productive People

August 9, 2014

12 Habits of Productive People

  1. They’re not chained to email.
  2. They handle things at once.
  3. They have a system for getting it all done.
  4. They practice selective perfectionism.
  5. They don’t get wrapped up in “being productive.”
  6. They’re conscientious (but not overly so).
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