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articles by: Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Black Bean Burgers

If you're looking for a healthy and delicious vegetarian burger, look no further. These wonderful black bean patties are loaded with yummy ingredients, and will hold their own at any barbecue. Burg…

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Confetti Salad

Bright and refreshing, this confetti salad is topped with onions and pine nuts, and is a meal unto itself. The touch of hot sauce in the dressing adds a fun zestiness. Salad 2 carrots, peeled and …

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Asparagus Filo Pie

Spring is around the corner, which means it's almost prime time for asparagus! This pie is a great way to celebrate the season. Filo gives it a light and flaky texture, and lemon zest gives the fillin…

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More Tips for Managing Today’s Stress

First, it’s important to acknowledge when you (or people you love) are experiencing extra stress, whether financial, health, relationship or job-related stress, or uncertainty about the future. We nee…

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De-stressing Tips for College Students

Going away to college is one of the most monumental transitions we can make in life. Leaving the home and family we know and love best, entering a new environment without our tried-and-true mentors to…

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Bean, Avocado and Tomato Salad

It’s getting warmer outside, so it's a great time for salad meals. This refreshing salad has three types of beans and a light, wonderful dressing. It’s delish! Salad: ½ head red leaf lettuce, wa…

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Healthy and Hearty Veggie Soup

Get all the veggies you need in one comforting, delicious soup. The veggies add a variety of tastes, textures and immune-boosting nutrients, while the ketchup adds a little hint of tomato sweetness --…

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Forgiveness: Food for Health & Happiness

My common sense says that the anger, resentment and blame that many people hold on to, often for years, account for a lot of health problems, and learning how to forgive could prove to be curative and…

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Spinach and Parsley Quinoa, and Tofu Tower

For this week’s Care2 recipe, I’d like to share two recipes from David Halward, a friend of mine. The quinoa dish is fresh and simply tasty. The Tofu Tower looks as good as it tastes. Spinach and Par…

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Patience, The Art of Intelligent Waiting

"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Life unfolds in spite of our impatience. The misfortune of it is that because of our impatience we don’t fully appreciate the …

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about Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.

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Kara Foran

Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on... more

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