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No Therapist Required! 3 Gentle Ways to Handle Stress

Clutter in the mind can pile up faster than dishes in the sink. But while those dishes get regular cleaning, the mind is often left to its own resources. Sometimes, this can result in serious stress,…

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The Incredible Way Your Mind Affects Your Metabolism

Get this -- the nutrition labels on your packaged foods may be more powerful than you are aware. Sure, they provide some sort of transparency to processed foods -- clarifying how much fat, carbohydrat…

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Essential Spring Cleaning for Your Body & Mind

Spring is finally upon us! After the long, dark doldrums of winter, you may be feeling a little less spritely than you did before the eternal frost. You may be moving more sluggishly, fitting more tig…

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6 Minutes of Daily Exercise Can Delay Memory Loss

How do you keep the brain sharp after the age of 50? Most advice on this seems to focus on keeping the mind active through puzzles, brain teasers, Sudoku, chess and such.But little is said about the …

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A Simple Way to Lift Your Spirits When You Feel Low

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," sang John Lennon. And when something beyond your control pulls you down, or someone hurts you, it is hard not to feel lonely and low…

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How to Start Having Mindful Relationships

Accepting Emotional Responsibility A lot of folks out there are just plain uncomfortable with the emotional responsibility of relationships, and it stumps me. I think of responsibilities in my …

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6 Surprising Things That Affect Your Brain

Brain scientists in recent years have discovered a number of surprising ways that the brain influences our overall health, as well as how our behavior influences the health of our brain. And unlike …

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10 Great Reasons to Meditate

"Meditate: Daily relaxation exercises may cut the risk of death from heart attack by 30 percent and cancer by 49 percent." The light I read by was dim, so I held the magazine nearly to my nose. Yep…

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How to Replace Cluttered Thoughts with Clear Ones: 6 Simple Tips

A friend of mine recently remarked, Its funny, but when I am feeling low, I start cleaning. Far from funny, her choice of stress-reducing activity has its basis in ancient philosophy. According the…

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7 Simple Ways to Create Calm Around You

"Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or no…

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