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Rejection IS Painful


Experts claimed rejection activates the same areas of the brain as physical pain with an overwhelm that necessitates a different kind of treatment, and self help books claim recovery takes courage and a positive attitude. But what if, this breakup kills me first?

Girls Lying on Ground
Broken Heart Syndrome is real and can be A Killer

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“My heart was pounding out of my chest, like I couldn’t breath. I was anxious and scared. And then, in 15 minutes, all went away … emergency workers called it a panic attack."


Experts say this syndrome can sneak up on you and strike even if you are healthy. What actually happened: her heart was breaking – literally! Often confused with symptoms of a heart attack, Broken Heart Syndrome is a heart condition triggered by acute emotional stress, which can trigger your sympathetic nervous system, also called your “fight-or-flight” mechanism or immune system.

According to Dr. Peter Shapiro in a Web MD article, “Even though Broken Heart Syndrome may feel like a heart attack, it is a very different problem that needs a different type of treatment.”

Girl Hiking in Mountains

Not only is your heart taking a beating so is your stomach

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No doubt, breakups hit you right in the gut. It's a phenomenon, noted by experts, as a 'breakup diet,' where we experience drastic changes in appetite. Under duress, our bodies create additional adrenaline, resulting in elevated cortisol levels that lead to depression of immune responses, increased fat accumulation and even loss of cognitive function.

Oh my, the list goes on ... bottomline, OUCH!

“When our hearts are hurting, it is logical that our bodies are, as well,” says Marina Pearson, who wrote the book Goodbye Mr. Ex. “The body can only ever be in two states: either in a state of repair or a state of repose. If in a state of repair, your appetite will be affected and your body will be working over time ... so we abstain or not from eating.”

Breakup Diets® prove reliable!

At THE BREAK-UP BIZ, our mantra is to turn negatives into positives. So, we turned this breakup malady into a breakup remedy. To us, BREAK-UP DIETS® are NOT diet plans associated with weight gain or loss like Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem, rather, do-it-yourself, self-help personal improvement programs that come in tips, techniques and best practices, sometimes quirky and silly, sometimes serious and straight to the heart, as featured throughout THE BREAK-UP BIZ experience.

Carefree Drive
A Conversation Starter

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As creators of THE BREAK-UP BIZ, our expertise comes with street credentials. In short, we have insight, enough to fill a book, and now turn up the volume on life experience to help others find hope in troubled times, inspiration amid chaos, as well as insight and feel-good energy. 


To start the conversation, we use our own self-prescribed BREAK-UP DIET®, a 10-day recovery plan on which THE BREAK-UP BIZ and an upcoming book is based.

As DR. PHIL tells us, "It doesn't matter what your mama did; it doesn't matter what your daddy didn't do. Nobody but YOU is responsible for your life. You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself." 

With that said, we also learn how a positive vibe resuscitated JOHN's broken heart, and how developing mental strength is best defense to move beyond trauma and into better LOVE, LIFE and WORK experiences. For best support, simply, click on the area that's troubling you!

Jennifer Aniston said "once you meet yourself, and truly love yourself, then you attract that." Make sense of romantic shakeups. To start the conversation, we use our own BREAK-UP DIET® - a 10 day recovery plan that got us on a path towards breaking UP to better LOVE experiences!

Learn how a positive vibe resuscitated JOHN's broken heart. As DR. PHIL tells us, “It doesn’t matter what your mama did; it doesn’t matter what your daddy didn’t do. Nobody but YOU is responsible for your LIFE. You are responsible for the ENERGY that you create for yourself.”

Make sense of employment shakeups and coworkers behaving badly. Bullying bosses are one of the fastest growing problems in corporate America. Best defense, developing mental strength, a mindset that helps you get through the tough parts of breaking UP to better WORK experiences.

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