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Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift

Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift You sit quietly in the dark room with your eyes closed. Your foot itches, so you scratch it, which reminds you that you need to buy new running shoes. Maybe you should go for a run after this? You catch yourself - stop the thoughts, repress them. Show More Summary

Celebrating Father's Day Without Dad

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland~ Father's Day. It is a day not only about celebration, but reflection on the privilege of fatherhood and the gifts that are bestowed upon each of us when we become parents. If your Father has passed, this Sunday in June can be a tough 24 hours. Show More Summary

Cheap Activities For The Summer

Summer is the favourite season for many because the sun is out, you have some time off work, and there are more options available than just sitting indoors rapped up in a blanket which is normally what happens in winter, right? However,...Show More Summary

Yoga for (Too!) Tight Butts

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher "I have sciatica." "I have piriformis syndrome." "I have a pain in my butt--right here." (Points to area of the buttock near the buttock bone, also called the...Show More Summary

Why Comparison May Be Destroying Us

Despite the freedom that's come with claiming our rightful place in society, we women have become enslaved by a different form of captivity. We've become slaves of our own minds. And here's the reason why. As we fought for all the roles that men had harbored, we got used to comparing ourselves to our male counterparts. Show More Summary

What's The Big Deal With Organic Coffee?

Coffee. It's the fuel of the modern world. Many of us depend on it to help us function every day. But I'm not talking about coffee drinkers. I'm referring to the over 25 million farmers and workers who rely on coffee to earn a living...Show More Summary

A Time To Mourn, A Time To Be Silent, A Time To Speak

One of the hardest parts of being mentally ill was realizing the reason I was so sad all the time was because I did not have the appropriate set of skills to maneuver the hard emotional hits of life. Both big and small. You assume, as a child, you are either just broken or doing it wrong. Show More Summary

15 Ways to Tell if You're Suffering From an Anxiety Disorder

Do you have an anxiety disorder? Or are you just a little nervous and anxious every now and then? Anxiety is more than just a feeling; it's an illness that affects its sufferers both mentally and physically. Click Here to see the Complete...Show More Summary

Yoga: Serving Immigrants In Prenatal Classes

This is an interview with Rebecca Bedford, whose first yoga teacher training was at The Integral Yoga Institute NYC in 1995. She now teaches prenatal yoga in Toronto for immigrant newcomer women in a program called Parents For Better Beginnings. Show More Summary

Popular Sleeping Myths You Should Never Believe

Adequate and consistent amount of sleep can help lower the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, depression and obesity. Click Here to see the Complete List of Sleeping Myths You Should Never Believe But many people have problems falling asleep. Show More Summary

6 Ways To Stop Stuffing Your Face And Start Dealing With Your Emotions

Photo image: Clare and Dave If food were a drug, for sure we'd have rehabilitation centers devoted to treating it much like those for drugs and alcohol. No doubt, there'd be a stigma associated with it, funds would be set aside for food...Show More Summary

Why Would Anyone Climb Mount Everest?

You read about them all the time and perhaps shake your head a little. Thrill seekers who challenge themselves with dangerous adventures such as climbing Mount Everest, jumping out of airplanes, and even scaling frozen waterfalls. But what is it about these daredevils that make them so fearless? In fact, experts say they're not fearless at all. Show More Summary

Changing Our Relationship With Fear

We all know fear - or at least the feeling of fear that shows up as a racing heart, tightness in the belly, sweaty palms or swirling thoughts. We avoid the situation or lash out in anger, expressions of the fight or flight response that evolved to help us survive real and imminent danger. Show More Summary

What Mindfulness Has Taught Me About Father's Day

Photo credit: Martha Brettschneider My father died 39 years ago, just a few days after my thirteenth birthday. Since he chose to take his own life, Father's Day triggered sadness and self-pity for many years. The more painful truth,Show More Summary

A Father's Day Farewell

Dad died in January. It's my first Father's Day in sixty-six years without him. I don't know how to be with that truth. He was the most important person in my life. I was alone with him, holding his hand, when he took his final breath. The last years weren't easy for him. Show More Summary

The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain

Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you can "re-wire" your brain to improve everything from health and mental wellbeing to quality of life. There's aShow More Summary

Father's Day Reflections

On Father's Day we celebrate, honor and remember the person who filled the role of dad in our lives. Store displays and billboards constantly remind us that Father's Day is meant to be filled with traditional joyous family gatherings. However, as the third Sunday of June approaches, grievers are left to ponder how this Father's Day will be different. Show More Summary

Your First 50-Mile Ultramarathon: Race Day Tips

Anxious and Nervous You have trained for your first 50-mile ultramarathon. You have been visualizing your run. But you might be a bit anxious and nervous. Doubt is creeping into your psyche. You even had a nightmare that you missed the start of the race. Show More Summary

Grieving After Orlando: 5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

If you're like most of us, you're reeling from the aftermath of last weekend's shooting in Orlando. Maybe you're feeling low, or you've noticed yourself snapping at loved ones. Perhaps you can't quite stay focused on your work. All of this is normal in the face of loss. Show More Summary

The Hardest Muscles To Build And How To See Results

The hardest muscles to isolate and build mass. Everyone has that specific set of muscles that infuriates them. That one spot where no matter how hard you train -- no matter how hard you push yourself, you just don't see the results you...Show More Summary

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