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How to trick your mind to let down its guard.

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Recently I stumbled upon an ingenious way to break through the resistance of the thinking mind.

I’ve applied this method to amplify the benefits of affirmations.

An affirmation is a short, direct statement designed to help you take hold of your thoughts. They’re typically phrased positively, such as, “I’m happy and energized by the healthy food I eat”, versus, “I never eat junk food.”

Affirmations are…


If you never step out of your familiar, you lose the gift of perspective.

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When the abnormal seems normal.

Back when I used to take care of patients, I often took a moment to explain to them the difference between common and normal. The two are easily confused. It’s common to have back pain, but it’s not normal. …


August 4–6

Hey there, It’s Christine from Change Your Mind-Change Your Life at Medium.

I came across a resource that fits nicely with the mission here at Change Your Mind-Change Your Life. Because you’re a reader here, I have the feeling you’re going to love this…

I’m speaking at the virtual Tools…


August 4–6

Hey there, It’s Christine from Change Your Mind-Change Your Life at Medium.

I came across a resource that fits nicely with the mission here at Change Your Mind-Change Your Life. Because you’re a reader here, I have the feeling you’re going to love this…

I’m speaking at the virtual Tools…


Hey, at least you didn’t take down the Tour de France on day 1.

Your inner voice is not you, and you are not your inner voice. You are the being that observes the inner voice.

At times the inner voice is your friend, and other times it’s your worst enemy. Either way, it’s utterly detached from reality.

When I saw the massive crash…


A reminder from a 3,000 year old text.

Be quick to do good.
If you are slow,
The mind, delighting in mischief,
Will catch you.-from The Dhammapada

Act on your impulses to do good.

How easily we talk ourselves out of doing good. The impulse to do good will come from your small inner voice. Sometimes it may even yell at you. …


Give yourself the best shot at a good life.

Cue up the ubiquitous sayings:

Your health is your wealth…
Without your health, you don’t have anything…
If you have your health, you’ll be happy…

Wisdom that’s profoundly simple and simply profound is easily ignored. Until life makes it real for you.

I had a scary accident in the water…


Learning is living.

Learning is living.

I can’t help but believe that when you stop learning, stop growing, and stop expanding, your life begins to decline. Things either expand or contract, but they don’t remain still.

Learning means you’re expanding. It promotes neural plasticity, causing your brain to create new nerve connections and pathways. It benefits…


Unpopular Opinion

How to be yourself without ruining your life.

Has the “be yourself” pendulum swung too far?

Advice to be yourself and not care about what other people think is great until you find yourself with few friends and a go-nowhere job. …

Dr. Christine Bradstreet

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