Month: November 2019

4 Self-Love Exercises to Practice Daily That Will Help You Accept Yourself

We live in a world of exhaustive personal analysis and constant comparisons. As a result, it is more important than ever to dedicate time to reinforce a positive relationship with yourself and your body. This is where self-love exercises can be beneficial. Why Is Self-Love Important? The tone of your internal thoughts and the way…
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6 Reasons Why Other Opinions of You Don’t Matter at All

“Other people’s opinions of you are just that – their own opinions. And even though you might think their opinions of you matter, they really don’t.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc How many times did you allow others’ opinions of you to keep you from being the person you dream of being? How many times did you…
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Four Ways Gratitude Helps You with Difficult Feelings

Research suggests that grateful people are more skillful at coping with stress and regulating their emotions. Feeling grateful can bring us a variety of benefits, including better mental and physical health and improved relationships. We tend to think of gratitude as an emotion we experience when things are going well, one that is closely associated…
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Research Shows Dark Chocolate Consumption Reduces Stress and Inflammation

New research shows there might be health benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate. Findings from two studies being presented today at the Experimental Biology 2018 annual meeting in San Diego show that consuming dark chocolate that has a high concentration of cacao (minimally 70% cacao, 30% organic cane sugar) has positive effects on…
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Doctors Reveal the Impact of Fast Food on Your Immune System

Fast food has become the easiest way for many families to get a hot meal. Americans are increasingly busier, and finding time to put dinner on the table is almost impossible for some people. However, while it may be quick and convenient to stop at the local drive-thru for a bite, what is all this…
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5 Top Benefits Of Proper Nutrition

There are numerous health benefits of consuming a proper nutritious diet. Nutrition plays an important role in keeping you both mentally and physically fit. Taking in proper nutrition does not mean that you have to deny yourself in any way. It means eating a nourishing and balanced diet that consists of high quality, real (unprocessed)…
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The Arts Play A “Crucial” Role In Reducing Poor Health, New Report Finds

Music to our ears! A new report highlights all the positive ways the arts can impact our health. Whether it’s playing an instrument, singing alone in your car, or dancing with friends, a quick indulgence in the arts will have long term effects on your mental and physical well-being. Numerous studies have been published over…
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Having An Active Job Isn’t Necessarily The Healthiest, Study Finds

It’s widely accepted that having an active lifestyle is important for weight management. So you’d think having an active job would be good for your health, right? A new, international study by the University of South Australia has revealed the science is a bit more nuanced than that. Those with physically demanding jobs who were…
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Keeping a Healthy Mind Ensures a Healthy Body – and Vice Versa

We are constantly learning more about just how strong the connection between the brain and the body is, and although we tend to think of exercise as leading to improved mental health, it appears the reverse is also true. Finnish researchers have found that people whose mental well-being is high at age 42 are more…
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10 “Healthy” Foods That You Shouldn’t Eat

Companies in the food industry are experts of deception. They slap clever wording on their labels like “low fat,” “natural,” or “heart healthy” with the intention of making you believe their product is a healthy choice. But the sad truth is, many foods you find in the grocery store that are advertised as healthy are…
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The Nine Benefits of Mindful Leadership

Learning to lead with composure, a deep sense of love, and a profound sense of meaning and connectedness to life. We can experience great joy and great love right in the midst of pressure, exhaustion, and overwhelm when we practice mindfulness. In fact, it is possible for mindfulness practice, work, and leadership to be contextualized…
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To Learn Best, Psychologists Say You Need To Fail 15% Of The Time

Among some writers, it’s common practice to celebrate rejections, like when editors reject your story pitches or when your book proposal gets turned down for the millionth time. I’m sure this is also the case for people in other professions, and even if it’s not common practice, it’s at least common advice: Getting a bunch…
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5 Mindsets That Might Be Holding You Back & How to Move On

Many of us believe we have to be happy or joyful all the time, and if we aren’t, then we are doing this life thing wrong. We feel like sadness makes us deficient. We judge our feelings and ourselves for having them. When we try to feel good all the time we avoid deeper connections…
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Meditation Can Alter Our Perception Of Time, Study Finds

You know that feeling of sitting at your desk, watching the minutes between 4 and 5 p.m. tick by at what seems like a record-slow pace? Or the feeling of working on a project you love and suddenly you look at the clock and can’t believe how much time has passed? Both of these instances…
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Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Research Shows

The dementia epidemic shows no signs of slowing down. According to the World Health Organization, there will be 75 million people suffering from dementia by 2030, rising to 132 million by 2050 [1]. The cost of caring for and treating dementia and Alzheimer’s patients is in the billions, but of course the financial cost is…
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Five Common Work Challenges Mindfulness Can Improve

Mindfulness may seem like a luxury work perk, but in reality taking time to pause can make or break your work day. Mindfulness can easily be thought of as a retreat from the outsized challenges leaders often face. But when things get tough, that’s when your mindfulness practice actually shines. Here’s how taking the time…
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A Neurologist Shares 3 Daily Rituals You Should Keep For A Healthy Brain

Ilene Ruhoy, M.D., Ph.D., has some exceptionally unique credentials: She’s a board-certified neurologist, but she also includes acupuncture, neurofeedback, and herbal and nutritional guidelines in her practice. In short, she is an integrative physician, in every sense of the word. She’s also a brain cancer survivor. As a patient herself, Ruhoy knows what it’s like to…
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5 Keys to Forming (or Changing) Your Perspective

Your perspective is shaped by your experiences, but perspective is also something that you can learn and change. These five ways of thinking about your perspective may help open your mind to someone else’s. Consider this story that American philosopher and author Wayne Dyer told. While he was living in Florida, a woman he met…
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