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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 in…

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7 Ways Your Home Can Affect Your Mood

Home is where the heart is and it can influence your sense of well-being much more than you might have thought. Here are 7 aspects of your house which may deeply affect you in body, mind, or spirit, t…

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How Your Date of Birth May Affect Your Mood & Behavior

What is it that makes you a "born pessimist" or "incurable optimist?" Why do some of us feel low more often than others, while some breeze along life with a smile? Of course, the genes we inherit f…

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The Best Yoga For Your Ayurvedic Body Type

As inspiring and lofty as yoga can be, fundamentally yoga is a practical path that is applicable only to the present moment. Your state of awareness, moment by moment, is where yoga really happens. Yo…

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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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