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Mental Wellness

Heart Vulnerable: A Sweet & Healing Medicine

From the moment we arrive in this world, we are aware of what all our senses tell us about our surroundings. When our mother’s arms embrace us and we feel warmth and a caring heart, we begin to fee…

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How to Design Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Almost everyone knows how unpleasant the occasional sleepless night or early morning awakening is. Even worse, chronic wakefulness is a condition that may have far-reaching negative effects on the min…

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5 Walking Tricks to Make Summer Strolling More Fun

Since June is Great Outdoors Month, and the Summer Solstice starts on June 21, here's a not-so-surprising tip: walking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and take in some of that summer sunshi…

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The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

Reprinted from May 2013 Recently I was part of a team brainstorming answers to some intriguing questions: How could we at the Institute of Heart Math (IHM) make a video showing that the heart emits…

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‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco

Batman, CatGirl, WonderWoman, Wolverine and now ... RatGirl!  Before saying, wow, that is cool, let it be known that RatGirl is not a superhero nor a fictional character in a comic strip, but rather a…

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A-Z Crucial Vitamins & Why Your Body Needs Them

Our bodies need various vitamins and minerals to achieve optimum health and prevent illness. The following are some of the most crucial vitamins for our health. Certain nutrients are beneficial when p…

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Why ‘Letting Go’ of Anger Isn’t Enough

One time when, as a couple, we were disagreeing and getting heated with each other, a wise friend said, “Can’t you just laugh?”  This had the immediate effect of reminding us that the ego loves to be …

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Stress Got You Down on the Job?

Very important memo to self, staff! – What can WE do to make this a better place to work? That question is one today’s public- and private-sector employers who genuinely care about their workers ar…

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Mariel Hemingway on Nature, Divinity & Love

Mariel has two recent creative endeavors in the world--- Running From Crazy, an amazing documentary film about Mariel Hemingway's family history and how she's healing, and Running With Nature, a book …

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20+ Awesome Facts About Laughing (And Why You Should Do It More!)

Have you laughed today? No, I don't mean a sarcastic snicker, or texting LOL to a friend. I mean a real, lung--squeezing, belly-shaking, eye-watering, I-almost-peed-my-pants kind of laugh! You migh…

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Good for Zeke! Took matters into his own paws. Nice story, thanks, Cherise.

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Dogs are the only one for me

If parents set the example by eating healthy nutritious foods and teach their children about nutriti…

Have eaten on a smaller plate for years and I love to contrast the food with the plate. I first tho…