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Stop Waiting for It to Get Easier

I learned 13 years ago how precious life is, and how short it can be, when I was diagnosed with melanoma. Having cancer was a defining moment in my life, and I realized that that no matter what goals …

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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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Key to Human Potential – Positive Emotions

The experience of positive emotions may be a key to helping us live up to our potential. Even though there is the daily impact of stress and negative emotions on us as human beings, there are also man…

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What Chocolate Cake Taught Me About Life

Throughout most of my twenties, I was obsessed with chocolate cake. Especially if it had buttercream frosting. And if it was accompanied by a scoop of Graeter’s vanilla ice cream. In my humble opinion…

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How Your Mind Affects Your Body

We are at last beginning to show that there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on with our feelings and thoughts, and what happens in the body. A Time Magazine special showe…

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The Person You’re Most Jealous of on Facebook

We’ve all done it: the scrolling through photos on Facebook and making some comparisons between what we see online and what we see in the mirror. There’s the ultra-thin friend who, even after three …

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Do You Have an Inner Mean Girl Bullying You?

You hear about Mean Girls all the time. Mean Girls in the hallways of junior high. Mean Girls in the conference room or at the PTA meeting. People even make big bucks off of glamorizing and exploiting…

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4 Words of Wisdom for My Younger Self

I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell didn’t have it all figured out when I was younger—although there were more than a few times when I thought I did! And I’m sure that in another 10 years, I’ll…

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I'll stick to my lettuce in salads:)

I love Nutella but will it kill me not to eat it anymore? No. So why not give it up if it might help…

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