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15 Habits of Highly Confident People

No one is confident all the time, but some people seem to exude a healthy level of self-assurance. That confident look can leave others wondering "what's the secret?" Here are some of my observations …

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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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Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognitive Functions

Having a well-functioning memory is something we may think about more and more as we age. Memory and other cognitive processes can gradually diminish as many grow older, but research in the last sever…

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The Secret of Success, According to Study

What is the secret of success? According to a new study by Talent Smart and published in Psychology Today, the secret of success in the workplace may be having a high emotional quotient (EQ). Emotiona…

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What Do You Regret?

Author Mercedes Lackey once stated, "If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world."  Yet, most of us have found ourselves saying them or silently thinking them at some point in our life. …

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Could Extra Weight Help You Live Longer?

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that being a little overweight (not obese) seems to be associated with about a six percent lower risk of premature death. Predictably, there are…

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Meditation Boosts Mood, Eases Pain & Stress

While most people associate meditation with religion, this simple and powerful practiced transcends religious beliefs. Meditation is like a short vacation away from the stresses of everyday life to al…

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Stop Bullying: In Memory of Amanda

I feel compelled today to write about bullying after reading the tragic story of Amanda Todd, a beautiful girl from Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada who committed suicide after being bullied and abused by k…

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Do You Take Out Your Emotions On Your Body?

Earlier this week, I read a blog written by a friend of mine who is battling an eating disorder, in which she examined the emotional and psychological motivations behind her exercise routine. As …

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Opening Up To Healing

“We’ve all been wounded, but, paradoxically, wounding is probably our greatest stimulus for health. As we heal, we grow.”  David Knighton, MD I have been thinking a lot about healing lately, partl…

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