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Mental Wellness

Can Your Depression Affect Your Pet?

“Are my mental-health issues having a negative effect on my dog’s behavior?” I am frequently asked this question by my clients. They want to know if their mental-health disorder is contributing to …

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Your Brain on Exercise

It’s well-established that regular exercise can help us achieve physical fitness, improved health, and even possibly that perfectly sculpted body we all secretly desire, but little thought is often gi…

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts From Getting You Down

Negative thoughts? We've all had a few, and it's natural. Scientists have found that trying to be constantly upbeat can make you even more unhappy and suppressing bad thoughts can make them even worse…

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What Prolonged Sitting and Standing Does to Your Body

You've probably already heard the new fear-mongered saying: "Sitting is the new smoking." If you work in an office where you sit in front of a computer for most of the day, this news has probably desc…

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3 Yoga Moves That You Can Do Anywhere

The yoga moves below are ones that you can do on the fly, no matter where you are. Stuck on a conference call that doesn't really apply to you? Waiting on a delayed flight at the airport? Take a f…

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5 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Could Make Your Life Better

During my college years, I stumbled across a weekly mindfulness meditation meeting near my apartment. I decided to drop by a session, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I made during my…

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8 Scary Ways Stress Impacts Your Health

Scientists are learning more and more about the impact that stress plays on your health. It's not just your mental health that can be hurt by both acute and chronic stress. Stress can take a major tol…

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Altruism: A Remedy for Stress

Will acts of kindness and generosity enhance our health, increase our longevity and make us happier? I think so. Do you? Could heart-directed altruism be such a remedy? When we act on behalf of oth…

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4 Specific Ways I Practice Mindfulness

A growing body of scientific research indicates that living a "mindful" life is very good for one's emotional and mental health. But what exactly does that mean? Psychology Today says that “mindful…

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5 Reasons Cats Make You Feel Better

They help cheer you up when you're down and they help calm you down when you're agitated. What is it about cats that makes you feel so good? Maybe it's their purr or the way they settle in your lap wh…

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ANOTHER reason we need more women doctors!

Drink water. If I'm busy, it is a fast way to feel too full to eat, and I need it to burn fat. If …

OH..... very helpful!! Wish I had this in print!!