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Can You ‘Catch’ Someone Else’s Stress?

Stress is infectious. Simply bearing witness to another human being's distress can cause our bodies and minds to respond in kind, concludes research from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Bra…

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5 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation

Now that summer has officially started, you are probably thinking about, or even planning, a summer vacation. If you don’t have the time to take a real vacation, you might find yourself getting more s…

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How Passover Can Help You Get Unstuck

Passover is the story of the Hebrew's exodus from the bonds of 400 years of slavery to freedom as a Jewish people. Although today there is no slavery to Pharaoh, bondage remains a metaphor for relinqu…

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5 Steps to Keep Weight Off

Yesterday I interviewed Sherry Pagodo, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine for My Menopause Radio on the subject of how to keep weight off. It's …

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5 Best Restorative Yoga Poses

Many people think of yoga as active, but yoga also has a softer side. Many poses offer the opportunity for restoration, relaxation and healing. Generally restorative poses relieve stress by taking stu…

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It’s Official: Meditation Reduces Stress!

A recent study looked at the link between yoga and stress reduction and found concrete proof that yoga and meditation help reduce your body's reactions to stress. Anyone who meditates or does yoga …

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How to Reduce Stress with the Tapping Solution

For months I have been praying for a book that would keep me up at night. You know what I mean: the kind of book you just can’t bear to put down. One afternoon I opened my mailbox to find a package—…

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15 Tips For Living To 100

Living to 100 is not rare anymore. In fact, a local billboard forecasts, "The first person to live to 150 has already been born." I don't know if or when people will live to be 150, but I do know t…

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The Slow Project

As I wrote about last week, I have been trying to slow down, to stop and enjoy all the things that I have been missing as I speed through my days while constantly plugged in via cell phone, facebook, …

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The Health Benefits of Smiling

"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~ Mother Teresa It’s so easy in our everyday lives to become consumed by all the things we have t…

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