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Altruism: A Remedy for Stress

Will acts of kindness and generosity enhance our health, increase our longevity and make us happier? I think so. Do you? Could heart-directed altruism be such a remedy? When we act on behalf of oth…

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Earth Day Connection: Listen to the Earth

Earth is calling—can you hear Her? The environmental issues we face causes me great anxiety or agida, as my Italian grandmother used to say. I work actively to focus on the positive things happe…

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A Beautiful Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

In Japan, people famously get to enjoy their great grand children and often die peacefully in their sleep. What's their secret? Yes, they eat plenty of fish, fresh vegetables and fruit. And yes,…

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Spring Trimmings to Make Your Kitchen a Vibrant and Welcoming Space

These spring-fresh ideas are not costly or time-consuming, however small your budget or crowded your schedule. But yes, they are priceless in the simple joy and beauty they are sure to evoke. Herbs…

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4 Foundational Principles for Harmony in Your Home

I wish that someone had given me a blueprint for leading my best life years ago. I am thankful that I can share my more than 20 years of academic and experiential insights with you to help you design …

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More Tips for Managing Today’s Stress

First, it’s important to acknowledge when you (or people you love) are experiencing extra stress, whether financial, health, relationship or job-related stress, or uncertainty about the future. We nee…

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Speak Loud & Clear with Your Fifth Chakra

The fifth chakra leads us out of the darkness with voice, sound, intention and purpose. It is the throat chakra. But before we dive into that, here's a quick explanation of what chakras are if you'…

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How Yoga Changed My Life Forever

I believe yoga saved my life. I'm not saying that for the sake of drama. It really did. Twenty years ago, I lay in a bed in my mother’s guest room wishing I could just evaporate. I appealed to God …

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Forgiveness: Food for Health & Happiness

My common sense says that the anger, resentment and blame that many people hold on to, often for years, account for a lot of health problems, and learning how to forgive could prove to be curative and…

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Patience, The Art of Intelligent Waiting

"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Life unfolds in spite of our impatience. The misfortune of it is that because of our impatience we don’t fully appreciate the …

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