Dr. John Explains Hunger and “Eating Like A Toddler”

Reading Time: 4 minutes To understand hunger, you don’t need to look any further than the mechanism by which babies regulate their consumption of milk, or toddlers regulate their consumption of food. If you think about it, both infants and toddlers decide on their own when to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. When you were an infant and then a toddler, this is what you did. So today, to lose weight, you need to alter your eating habits, so you can eat as you…

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Looking for Calm in the Chaos?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome to the latest episode of Unlocking Your Greatness with Wendy Bjork. As an international bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of heartsofwellness.com, it is my mission to empower women to build a strong Foundation of Wellbeing: One Whole-istic™ Step at a Time.  To feel HOPE: harmony, options, peace and empowerment to help others along the way. 5 Ways to Keep Calm in Turbulent Times   As we know, it’s not easy to keep calm in turbulent times, but being able to stay level-headed under pressure is a critical skill that…

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Are We Still Being Fooled by Fake Olive Oil?

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Welcome to the latest episode of Unlocking Your Greatness with Wendy Bjork. As an international bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of heartsofwellness.com, it is my mission to empower women to build a strong Foundation of Wellbeing: One Whole-istic™ Step at a Time. To feel HOPE: harmony, options, peace and empowerment to help others along the way.     Why is Olive Oil Controlled by the Italian Mafia? The olive oil industry is a multi-billion dollar business, but there’s a dark side to this lucrative trade. CBS’ 60 Minutes…

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In the Mind of the Assassin

Reading Time: 3 minutes What Do 69% of Mass Shooters Have in Common? On Saturday, 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump. His assassination caused the unnecessary death of one person and two others are still in the hospital. It is beyond tragic. The investigation is ongoing and hopefully, we will learn more about the shooter’s motive and mental state. My belief is that it was preventable. Did you know that 69% of mass shooters—and no doubt, individual assassins like Crooks—have one thing in common? You may be surprised. It…

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3 Things To Know About Your Dream Life

Reading Time: 3 minutes Marianne Clyde, CEO of Isn’t She Amazing offers 3 things you should know about living your dream life: It is a worthy goal You have everything within you to accomplish that goal No one else has to approve it.   When you are given a desire in your heart, that desire is for you. It is given to you because you are the only one that can accomplish that desire or goal in your unique way. You are a co-creator of your life. The creator of the universe lives in…

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Can a Sacred Space Calm Your Mind?

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Welcome to the latest episode of Unlocking Your Greatness with Wendy Bjork. As an international bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of heartsofwellness.com, it is my mission to empower women feeling ignored in the healthcare system who want a holistic approach to their life. To feel HOPE: harmony, options, peace and empowerment to help others along the way.   Does Your Sacred Space Create Serenity?   Sacred spaces provide a place to disconnect from the busyness of daily life and nurture your mind-body-spirit connection. Whether it’s a cozy reading nook,…

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Wake Up Happy Like the Birds!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome to the latest episode of Unlocking Your Greatness with Wendy Bjork. As an international bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of heartsofwellness.com, it is my mission to empower women feeling lost in the medical system who want a holistic approach to their life. To feel HOPE: harmony, options, peace and empowerment to help others along the way.   Next time you’re awake at 4AM, odds are good that a bunch of crazy birds are whooping it up with trills, melodies and crescendos. You’re witnessing a phenomenon called the dawn…

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Would You Enroll Your Baby in a Clinical Trial?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was terrified. Seven months pregnant, I was transported by ambulance to a hospital with a level 1 newborn intensive care unit. My husband arrived shortly thereafter. It was clear our child would be born soon. I was on strong labor-inhibiting drugs, which have serious side effects. The plan was to give me the drugs for 24 hours while steroids gave our baby’s lungs a chance. I was semi-coherent and even mildly hallucinating. I do recall an official looking person coming into the room with a clipboard. Did we want…

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Are Your Prepared To Advocate for Yourself?

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Welcome to the latest episode of Unlocking Your Greatness with Wendy Bjork. As an international bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of heartsofwellness.com, it is my mission to empower women feeling lost in the medical system who want a holistic approach to their life. To feel HOPE: harmony, options, peace and empowerment to help others along the way.   5 Ways to Become Your Own Advocate   Becoming your own advocate can be hard for many people, especially when it comes to your healthcare. It can be very challenging if…

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Exploring Donald Hoffman’s Theory of Conscious Agents: An Alternative Look at the Mind-Body Problem

Reading Time: 3 minutes Donald Hoffman’s notion of conscious agents is a convincing and challenging paradigm in cognitive science and consciousness studies. Hoffman’s viewpoint differs greatly from standard materialism, positing that consciousness is not a result of physical processes but rather a fundamental component of reality. This article digs into Hoffman’s theory, examining how it is consistent with three fundamental principles: the primacy of consciousness, the interface theory of perception, and the dynamics of conscious agents. The Primacy of Consciousness Hoffman’s idea is based on the concept that awareness is fundamental. Contrary to the…

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