Category: Wellness

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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How Fluoride (a Toxin) Got in Our Water, and Iodine (a Critical Nutrient) Disappeared from Medical School Textbooks

If you were a woman with painful, cystic breasts who lived in the 1800’s—your doctor might have advised you to “paint your breasts” with iodine.  Some doctors even injected iodine directly into the breasts or ovaries to heal cysts. Your doctor may have heard about it by word of mouth from the women he treated.…
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What Everyone Should Know About Mindfulness at Work

The fact is that a “routine” is a near-universal, a daily fact of life. In a “traditional” home, one or both of the parents go to work, and children go to school, and–if they’re fortunate enough–see each other for a few hours in the evening. Unfortunately, we often run from task to task by rote…
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Eating Organic Cuts Cancer Risk by up to 25%

Everyone knows that organic is the healthier choice. Now, new evidence sheds even more light on just how important it is to eat organic food. A groundbreaking study suggests that you can significantly cut down your risk of cancer just by eating organic. While organic food tends to be more expensive, this landmark study may…
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How Your Breath Controls Your Mood and Attention

New research explores the relationship between the pace and intentionality of your breathing, and the brain networks involved in mood, attention, and body awareness. Slow down, and pay attention to your breath. It’s not merely common-sense advice. It also reflects what meditation, yoga, and other stress-reducing therapies teach: that focusing on the timing and pace…
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How to Be More Self-Aware and Strive to Be a Better Person

On a scale of 1-10, how self-aware do you think you are? If you don’t know how to answer this question, you aren’t alone. One study estimates that only 10-15% of people are truly self-aware.[1] If self-awareness is so important, why do so many people struggle with it, let alone understand what it means? A…
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What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCT was developed by Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, and…
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8 Powerful Steps To Positive Thinking

“Positive thinking makes us aware of the fact that our problems never had a life of their own. They were kept alive by our fixations, intense focus and the incredible amounts of energy we allocated to them.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc The way we think influences the way we feel. And the way we feel…
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