Nathan Gist

Stress And Your Brain: the negative effects

Nowadays, it seems as though people are more stressed than ever before, with chronic stress playing a frequent and negative role in our daily lives. Stress has a profound psychological effect on the entire body, including the brain. In fact, even low levels of stress can cause significant changes in the brain over time. Here's a closer look at the negative effects of stress. It Shrinks Your Brain...
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Cluster Headaches: how to take control and minimize pain

Headaches. We all suffer from them at one time or another – whether they come in the form of a dull, but constant throbbing, a pounding ache or a migraine that causes nausea. While these types of headaches are, of course, unpleasant, some people experience headaches that are even more severe, and debilitating; these headaches are called cluster headaches. Cluster headaches (a.k.a., ice-pick...
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Anxiety: can hypnosis provide relief?

Agitated. Overwhelmed. Panicked. If you suffer from anxiety, you probably know these feelings all to well. It's natural for us to experience anxiety from time to time; life is stressful after all with plenty of ups and downs. For many, however, anxiety can persist for long periods of times, creating a loss of energy, increase or decrease in appetite, and loss of sleep. In turn, this can lead to an...
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Learn to Relax with Self Hypnosis

Natural healing practices are becoming more and more mainstream, causing people to strive harder to be healthier in eating and exercising (hello, Whole Foods and Fitbit). Many are also choosing to say goodbye to pharmaceutical medications and hello to natural practices like hypnosis. With long hours at work and school, never-ending bills to pay, and not enough down time, people are stressed more t...
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Sleep: pros, cons and solutions

Ahhh … sleep! Some love it, while others hate it, but either way, most of us don't get enough of it. Sleep plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. So how much sleep do we all actually need? Experts agree that we should get eight hours of sleep per night in order to function our best day to day. Are you clocking in those magic eight hours? Chances are, you probably aren't. On a...
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6 Benefits of Boosting Your Self Confidence

When it comes to confidence, some seem to have it all, while others, well … don't. Confidence plays a significant role in many areas, linking directly to the success we make in our careers, relationships and endeavors. While confidence may seem like something you are, or are not, born with, this is far from true; in actuality, confidence can very much be developed and achieved at all different sta...
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Top 5 Reasons Why 92% Of New Year’s Resolutions Fail

It's that time again – the end of the year, and the final time crunch to decide on that pesky new year's resolution. If you're like most, your yearly resolution is probably one of the most popular: lose weight, exercise more or stop smoking. And these are all definitely great goals to strive for. So, here's the big question: have you ever managed to stick to your new year's resolution? Not to soun...
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5 Benefits of Losing Weight

Close your eyes and imagine yourself 10 pounds lighter. Now, 20 pounds lighter. Did you feel a sense of excited bliss flow warmly throughout your body? Did you even find yourself smiling at the vision that appeared in your mind? If so, now is the time to take your weight into your own hands … and lose it! Here are some important reasons to drop some inches and create a healthier you! Beat the O...
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5 Great Reasons to Quit Smoking Today

Think back. When did you take that first drag from a cigarette? What did it taste like? Did you choke? Did you do it to impress your friends or to exude coolness? Did you think it would lead to an addition or the mega amounts of money it would cost you down the road? More than likely, if you could go back and do it again, you probably wouldn't make the same choice. Here are some reasons that may h...
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Why Building Rapport Is The Foundation of Your Success

Communication. Interpersonal relationship. Connection. These are just a few of the ideas that explain what rapport is all about. But there is much more to rapport and the importance it plays in your success in both your personal and professional life. So, what exactly is rapport? Rapport is defined as a relationship or connection that is especially harmonious or emphatic. No, this doesn't mean yo...
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