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What a Skirt Taught Me About Social Media and Life

Ever have a case of Eye Trickery? It happens when you pass a roadside sign and see "Men in Fleas" or "Mean Trees" instead of "Men in Trees." Happens to me all the time, typically when anxiety (or too much caffeine) gets the best of me. My...Show More Summary

Awareness of How Much I Have to Be Grateful For

As I develop my ongoing practice of gratitude, I experience richness throughout the day. Whether it's for my ability to see, hear, walk and talk, or for the natural beauty of the sun, trees, flowers or for my loving husband and three...Show More Summary

Are We Good Listeners?

Early one afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling overwhelmed by my over-scheduled life. I'm an exceptionally busy person: I have two children and am responsible for their school lives, activities, and everything else that goes...Show More Summary

Autoimmune Disease: 7 Simple Steps for Healing

Chances are either you or someone you know are part of the estimated 50 million people in America (or 20 percent of the population) with an autoimmune disease. And, if you're like many of them, your symptoms are unrelenting and negatively impacting your life. Show More Summary

Will You Build Your Own Dream Or Help Build Someone Else's?

You know you were meant for great things. I know it, too. Even so, it's so easy to let our goals get sidetracked by fear and resistance. Before I built my business, I set up walls, shielding myself from thinking about it too much. IShow More Summary

Key Features of Possibly the Most Underserved and Underdiagnosed Disease: Do You Have It?

By: Linda Tannenbaum, Open Medicine Foundation A February Institute of Medicine report said up to 91 percent of people with chronic fatigue syndrome have not been diagnosed. These people are not receiving appropriate treatments or healthcare advice. Show More Summary

Every Breath You Take: It's Just About... Life

It's one of our most basic human functions: breathe in, breathe out. For most of us it comes naturally, (though not for all unfortunately). We don't think about it, it just happens. But connect each breath you take to what it is you want to accomplish and then you might just want to focus on your breathing. Show More Summary

How to Eat Smarter

Although the focus of our cognitive behavioral approach to permanent weight loss is on helping people change how they think so they can make long lasting changes in their eating, we do provide them with certain guidelines about food. They start making these changes while they are learning how to diet. Show More Summary

Internal vs. External Motivation: How to Build an Exercise Routine You'll Stick To

On my running routes, there are a few folks -- the regulars -- I can always count on seeing. We don't know each other, but we wave and say "hi." I like to add, "Enjoy the run!" for good measure. "Thanks, I always do!" is a typical reply. I...Show More Summary

From Comparison to Being: A Meditation on Rethinking Gratitude

If I were to answer the question for what am I grateful, straight away I would say: The possibility for meaningful relationships The opportunity to think deeply about things The ability to laugh at the things thought deeply about AnShow More Summary

How I Found Gratitude In Unexpected Places

(photo credit: Hailey Bartholomew) I am most grateful for a profound realization that happened nearly six years ago and for a wise woman who kindly led me to it. I was going through the motions, my head and my heart unconnected. I was...Show More Summary

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most important. Show More Summary

11 Tips For A Happy Vagina

Vaginas need and enjoy attention; and knowing how to keep your vagina happy is very important -- because if your vagina isn't happy, nobody's happy! If you're a midlife woman, you might have noticed that your vagina and her needs are changing. Show More Summary

The Most Important Lesson From College? Learning How to Take Care of Yourself

As a college student in her junior year, I am well-versed in the the many stresses faced by the modern day collegiate. In fact, I would say I am a little too familiar with the side-effects of attending a competitive, academically demanding institution: I felt so overwhelmed, anxious and mentally exhausted, that I got sick as a result. Show More Summary

The Nightmare of Prison for Individuals With Mental Illness

The treatment of prisoners with mental illness is often barbaric if not medieval. Here's what needs to stop. At some point in the 1970s the decision was made to close state-run mental health institutions. Much of this was motivated by The Community Mental Health Act in 1963. Show More Summary

Should You Drink Milk Made By Coca-Cola?

Fairlife is the brand name for a new product from Coca-Cola that many are calling "designer milk." It looks and tastes (more or less) like regular milk but if you look at the nutrition facts panel, you'll see a very different picture:...Show More Summary

What Is Stress Really?

It's been a tough and stressful winter. Finally day light savings time has arrived and we can slowly watch the snow melt and even imagine warmer days. Last week I thought I smelled a hint of earthiness and it reminded me that time is...Show More Summary

Healing From Within

You heal the body and mind by administering to the spirit. It sounds simplistic when you speak it aloud, but the strength behind this statement is a clear indication of where true health care lies. It lies in our own hands. Illness is usually treated for the symptom. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Lesser: Love, Awareness and Oneness With Eckhart Tolle

I recently spoke to Elizabeth Lesser, the bestselling author and cofounder of Omega Institute, about finding inspiration, awakening, love, leadership, and more. The institute is one of the country's leading holistic learning centers....Show More Summary

Radio Silence

There are a whole lot of things going awry in the world -- the world at large as well as our individual worlds. Many of these things are enough to drive me to radio silence online when I just can't handle another thing like X, Y, Z in my life. Show More Summary

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