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💪IMMUNE RESILIENCE #17: NEGATIVITY BIAS AND IMMUNE CRASH

Immune Resilience #17: Negativity Bias & Immune Crash.  Negative emotions bring down our immune system. Body, mind, spirit are inextricably linked… our body’s physiology reacts to our thoughts in exactly the same way as it does to real events. The problem is that our physiology is hard-wired for ‘negativity-bias’ and...

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Appreciating life when it sucks

Appreciating life when it sucks seems perverse, right? Wrong. Research shows that the practise and experience of gratitude not only brings joy but induces a sense of relaxation, improves immune function and lowers blood pressure. And this is very good news for me at the moment. I’m usually a glass-half-full...

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💪IMMUNE RESILIENCE #16: CONNECTION IN ISOLATION

Immune Resilience#16: Connection in isolation: We humans are social beings, hard-wired for community and evolved to live in safe, small, connected and co-operative communities. We don’t like being disconnected, isolated and alone. Social isolation is physically and emotionally threatening, research has found strong associations between measures of loneliness, physiological stress...