Want to Improve Your Outlook? Quit Complaining!

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Ted and Nate were long-time friends and roommates since college. Ted worked at a job he didn’t really like, and one day Nate finally said to him, “You know, Ted, I’m going to stop asking how your day was because you give me a negative answer every single time. Isn’t there anything good about that… Read more »

Being Mindful Is Critical to Wellness

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If we want to improve our overall wellness, we need to have a certain awareness of what we do to make ourselves well. In other words, we need to incorporate mindfulness, or the state of being aware of something, into our daily lives. Doing so will allow us to be more conscious of the little… Read more »

Less Is More… Find Freedom and Clarity with Less!

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Author Chuck Palahniuk wrote, “The things you own end up owning you.” We’ve just gone through a season in which the message of the holiday being about more than just “things” and getting presents contrasted directly with stores’ mega sales. The day after Thanksgiving, where we try to feel grateful for what we have, included… Read more »

Are You Always in a Hurry? Slow Down Now!

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The alarm goes off. Once you’ve had your cup of coffee, you need to get dressed, brush your teeth, walk the dog, prep lunch for yourself/the kids, check social media/check email, eat something … rush through traffic, get to work, check email, meeting, meeting, get work done, revise deadlines … does this sound familiar? Hopefully… Read more »

The Truth About Washing Veggies!

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When you buy fruits and vegetables (especially fruits), do you wash them before eating or simply start munching? You may have read or heard about the importance of washing produce before eating, but does it really matter that much? In a word: Yes. The basics. The bottom line is whether organic or not, fruits and… Read more »

What It Means to Create Healthier Habits for Your Family

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When you think about what you really want for your family, success may come to mind, or love…but the foundation for all that starts with health. As the saying goes, good habits start at home, and one of the best ways to get your family happy and successful includes getting them healthy through good nutrition… Read more »

Why a Regular Bedtime Is Critical to Living Healthy and Happy!

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Ask any kid which rule they like least, and bedtime will probably crop up. Yet anyone who has regular interaction with children knows the importance of regular bedtime and getting enough sleep–particularly those sleep-deprived kids who act grumpy and look exhausted all day. As adults, we figure we don’t have to adhere to a bedtime… Read more »

Give Your Eyes a Breather

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Think carefully: How many hours a day would you say you spend looking at some sort of screen? Include your phone, your computer, TV and tablets. If you’ve begun to cringe, you may want to read on to learn about how to keep your eyes healthy.  It’s good to give your eyes a break. Why… Read more »

Be Creative and Liven Up Healthy Eating!

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If you’ve rotated the same six meals weekly for the past few months and want to find something new, consider looking on Pinterest. If you don’t have an account, it’s worth creating one just for recipes alone — the choices are literally right at your fingertips. Start broadly, then narrow your search. Let’s say you… Read more »

Are You Really Present?

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Photographer Eric Pickersgill has put together a rather thought-provoking photo project where he took pictures of people doing everyday things but removed their “gadgets,” leaving images of people together but staring at their empty hands, as if they still had their smartphone or tablet. The title of the project is called “Removed,” which seems to… Read more »