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Why Do You Need a Digital Detox & How to Get the Best Out of It

On average, we tend to pick-up our phones 80 times a day! It’s a horrifying number that makes you cringe when you think of it for a second longer. Yes, we’ve turned into slaves to our devices and what's even more saddening is that we don’t even see the real damage it’s causing us every day. This is why it's time to consider some practical steps to take and put an end to this digital slavery.  You can start with banning phones from the bedroom and placing them on charge anywhere else, making sure that your hand won't be reaching for it during the night (just get yourself an alarm clock!). When it comes to meeting up with friends, agree to allow one phone out on the table shared between a group of friends (let's face it, you only need one decent selfie). And when it comes to a proper digital detox, start with doing phone-free weekends and see how that feels. You also might need a nudge to change your habits, here are some benefits that come when you get off the phone drug.... Read More...

7 Super Fruits That Can Boost Your Health

We all heard the good old advice that for optimal health and nutrition, we should be eating 5-a-day. The 5 A Day campaign is based on advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and veg a day to lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. But how much fruit should you actually eat in a day? Are there any super fruits that can boost your health? Yes, yes, there are.... Read More...

8 Simple Ways to De-Stress When You Can’t Take Time Off

What to do when you need a vacation but can't take one?  We live in the ever-changing turbulent world, and sometimes life can be particularly tough. We are constantly being pulled in a million different directions and can struggle to keep head above the water coping with the pressure that we are under by the factors outside of our control. Most of us could use some help – a gentle nudge to point us in the right direction to improve mental health, to change our approach to life, suffer less and feel more content.... Read More...

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking in the Woods

We all know that spending time outside is good for us and our bodies, but sometimes we forget just how important it is to maintain proper physical and mental health. And because of our hectic lives and our 9 to 5 jobs, a lot of us think that it’s too much of a hassle to find time to idly prance around a forest. However, according to new studies it’s a really good idea to spend at least an hour per day outside of your living room, as it can really improve your overall health. In this article, I want to focus on just some of the benefits that spending extended amounts of time in nature can have for your body and your psyche.... Read More...

How to Save Yourself From Drowning in Other People’s Expectations

In the last few years, we have heard the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) more and more in popular culture. An estimated 1 in 5 people have the SPS (Sensory Processing Sensitivity) trait, which is the scientific term behind the more colloquial term Highly Sensitive Person, popularized by Dr. Elaine Aron’s groundbreaking book of the same name. If you have the SPS trait and are an HSP, you are hardwired to notice subtleties that other people miss. You are also highly tuned in to other people’s emotions and moods.... Read More...

Smart Clothes that are Good for Your Health and Wealth

No matter your age, gender, or fitness level, we all have one choice to face every single day: whether to wear clothes or to get arrested for indecent exposure. This is why smart clothes could be wearables for everyone that are genuinely good for your health = wealth. Slipping on a smart t-shirt or hooking on a smart bra in the morning doesn’t require any extra effort. We don’t even have to change our behavior to suit the tech. ... Read More...

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

On average, 1 in every 5 Americans experiences mental health issues each year. While some struggles may seem impossible to overcome, I’ve learned that by taking baby steps, you can start moving in the right direction. Reaching a healthy mental state is a constant battle, but the journey toward contentment is one of the most rewarding experiences. Here are some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from transforming my mental health.... Read More...

How to Get Yourself Out of Trouble When Partying Becomes a Problem

Partying is ingrained in college culture. And while it can be a lot of fun, it also has the chance to be the catalyst for a serious problem in the long run. Yes, binge drinking is associated mostly with college-aged students. However, it’s something that can affect adults of all ages. While there’s no harm in having a little too much to drink every once in a while, college students often overdo the overdrinking finding themselves in trouble. Fortunately, there's a way out of this cycle.... Read More...

Can Ketogenic Diet Be Helpful at Preventing Diabetes?

The ketogenic diet has been shrouded in controversies ever since it caught the public eye. In the beginning, the keto diet was developed as an alternative to non-mainstream fasting, which had shown positive results in treating epilepsy. Recently, this popular diet captured the world’s attention when people claimed that it helped keep blood sugar levels in check. Diet regimens focused on diabetes are, more often than not, focused on weight loss. It then seems hardly believable and counterintuitive that a high-fat diet is an option. This article is here to bust myths and affirm facts to help you understand the link between the ketogenic diet and diabetes.... Read More...

How to Be Happy with What you Have & Stop Wanting More

In a world that drills into our heads to upgrade to the latest devices, get the newer car, get the swanky house, and strive for the job promotion with the big raise and added bonus, it’s hard to be content with what you have. If we don’t live our lives currently content with what we have, however, we will spend our days in a sea of dissatisfaction with our current material possessions, professional career, and overall living status. To help find a balance, here are a few tips to be happy with what you already have.... Read More...

What Are Essential Oils & Do They Really Work?

You've probably heard a thing or two about essential oils but weren't sure why they are considered so helpful when it comes to reducing stress, improving focus and overall sense of wellness. Essential oils are the natural distilled aromatic oils from particular parts of plants. That means the part of the plant that provides its fragrance has been distilled down and combined with another oil. But how does this do anything useful other than just give a nice smell? Let's find out.... Read More...

Now is Not Forever: How to Deal With Uncomfortable Emotions

We love those big explosive, happy emotions on a sunny day. But we are not that keen on big challenging emotions. Nope, not negative. Challenging emotions. You can tag them as hard, or difficult, but do you really believe any emotions could be purely negative? Don't they all serve a purpose? Our emotions are an expression of how we feel at the fleeting moment in time. They are not forever and serve us as a reflection of how we dissipate the energy associated with those incredibly overwhelming feelings.... Read More...

How to Start Exercising When You’re a Beginner

If you firmly decided to put a stop to your sedentary lifestyle and start working out, you’ve made a fantastic investment in your health already. Regular exercise not only make you lose a few extra pounds and make you physically stronger but it will also do wonders for your mental health. But, if you successfully avoided gyms, running treks and yoga studios in the past, here’s a little guide that will help you get familiar with exercise. It’s less frightening and more fun than it seems!... Read More...

3 Ways Buying a House Can Boost Your Emotional Wellbeing

The mere thought of buying a house — let alone your first house — could be formidable cause for a panic attack. Mortgages, moving trucks, and maintenance are the three evil M’s of homeownership. However, there are three ways how buying a house can actually boost your emotional wellbeing.... Read More...

How to Stop the War in Your Mind and Find Peace

Why am I so unproductive? Am I going to accomplish anything worthwhile in this life? Why am I such an introvert? When will I stop punishing myself? Sometimes the pit of self-absorption deepens until you can’t escape by normal means. And although you really would like to climb out, digging yourself deeper is so temptingly easy. But there are ways of stopping the war in your mind and finding peace...... Read More...

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