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Mental Wellness

Recent Studies Shed Light on the Mind-Body Connection

While the idea of the mind-body connection isn't anything new, it is still not widely accepted in some circles of medical community.  In fact, I have a coaching client who is a nurse by day and a hol…

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8 Unexpected Habits for a Longer Life

If your goal is to live a long, healthy life, there are a few basic rules you should live by — like eating well, not smoking, exercising, and avoiding inherently dangerous activities like swimming wit…

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Three Thieves That Steal Your Peace of Mind

The recent mega million-dollar drama surrounding FIFA and its president Sepp Blatter has taught us an invaluable lesson: how greed and power are like thieves in the night that steal our sensibility, k…

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3 Lessons I’ve Learned About Why Activists Should Meditate

angel Kyodo williams (pictured above) will be leading the webinar Introduction to Mindfulness for Activists.   You might think someone like me would know a lot about meditation and mindfuln…

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5 Incredible Things Dogs Sense About You

For centuries, people have been turning to their beloved pooches for affection and companionship. And for good reason -- dogs are incredibly perceptive and intelligent creatures. They may not understa…

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7 Instant Benefits of Exercise

Starting a new exercise routine can be daunting, and the long-term benefits can often seem too far off to motivate us to give up an extra hour of sleep in favor of hitting the gym. But luckily, there’…

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10 Yoga Poses to Help Stop Stress in Its Tracks

Stress can feel so all-consuming, can't it? Whether you're in crisis mode or just coping with a lot of background stress, finding natural ways to relieve that pressure can be difficult. Usually when…

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The Upside of Downtime

The scientific case for doing nothing more often — and its surprising rewards. In the mid-1980s, physician and author Victoria Sweet, MD, was doing her internal-medicine residency at San Fran…

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Overwhelmed By Change? How Your Heart Can Help You Adjust

It is no secret that our world is changing very fast. As you face this period of accelerated change, do you feel you have the tools you need to deal with and adjust to what is happening? History sh…

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8 Surprising Habits That Hurt Your Hair

Perfect hair isn't found at the bottom of a bottle of hair gel—it's found in the ways we live our lives, and the very basic ways we take care of and style our hair. Read on for some of the most surpri…

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