Mind-Body

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Botanical Solutions For Anxiety And Depression

What are your mornings like? Do you check your phone messages before you even get out of bed? Do you hurry to get the family up, prepare meals, answer a few work emails, read some news and be out the door to beat the morning rush, if you can? For many people, the day becomes […]

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Foods That Help Fight Alzheimer’s

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. That number could triple by 2050. The disease is far-reaching, often creates life-threatening stress for caregivers, and is invariably fatal. It is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And while […]

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8 Self Discoveries Everyone Should Have

The glorious AHA moment: brilliance seemingly striking out of nowhere, and instantly we have it all figured out. Hello epiphany! I’ve been waiting for you. Most of us had moments of realizations, whether it’s suddenly seeing your significant others without the rose-colored glasses, or the gut wrenching aha moment where you realize you hate your […]

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Stop Blaming Yourself for Everything! Here’s How.

There are two types of people in the world, according to Rhonda Britten. Those who blame others for their problems, and those who blame themselves. When I was suffering from depression, I spent a lot of time blaming myself for just about everything. I was a victim of my own circumstances and it certainly kept […]

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What It Means to Suffer Alone: The Raw Truth About Depression

What people don’t realize is depression is a silent, isolating, slow-moving killer. Some who experience it will commit suicide — about 39,000 people every year. Some will attempt to take their life and others will be so paralyzed by fear that they will be alive, but not living. The news of beloved Robin Williams has caused […]

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Meditation Fights Cancer And Promotes Longevity

Calmly meditating produces exciting, beneficial effects on your body. It can protect your DNA against cancer-promoting genetic developments and free you from everyday stresses and distractions. That’s why meditation is one of the most powerful, but often neglected, tools for maintaining optimal health. Physical Vitality Most of us don’t think of meditation as being important […]

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Ditch The Blues With Mood-Boosting Foods

Junk foods, including heavily processed, fried and artificial foods, produce serious negative impacts on the brain and emotions, similar to narcotic drugs. They stimulate short-term reward centers in the central nervous system. But over time, they can lead to dependency and mood imbalances, along with all-too-common long-term health consequences. On the other hand, a number […]

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Confessions of a Chubby Girl

My first boyfriend, at age 14, called me pleasantly plump. He’d always hug me and say, “There’s just more to love on you.” My dad at age 16 nicknamed me “Thunder Thighs.” Another boyfriend, at age 22, asked if I was pregnant because I’d gained so much weight. Needless to say, I always felt unloved, […]

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How to Let Go of a Dream

Sometimes when things seem to be falling apart, our life is actually falling into place. Learning the art of letting go is one of the toughest challenges, but the most rewarding when achieved. When it comes to dreams, letting go can sometimes feel like giving up. But sometimes, a fulfilling life grows from knowing when […]

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10 Healing Mantras for a Heavy Heart

It can happen all of a sudden without warning, a devastating diagnosis, a loved one passing on, or a critical life altering change forced upon you, all leaving you in catastrophic shock as you do your best to maintain control and try to move forward without fear. Recently I hit a rough patch in my […]

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