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Why Mindfulness is the Ultimate Key to Your Stress-Free Life

It's very likely that you've heard the term 'mindfulness' before because in recent years it's been mentioned more often on TV, radio, and magazines –– because Westerns have discovered the powerful potential of this simple daily practice, which has its origins in Eastern traditions. So what is Mindfulness in a nutshell and how can we practice it in order to lead a stress-free life?... Read More...

How to Help Your Parents Stay Active in Their Golden Years

As your parents get older, they may not be able to function as well as they used to. If you’ve noticed a deterioration in their health, you may be forgiven for thinking that it’s time for them to put their feet up and take it easy. However, regular exercise can not only keep your aging parents fit, but it can help them be as independent as possible. Also, when you factor in all the other benefits, such as reducing the risk of chronic disease, and faster recovery from illness, you will probably want to read on for how you can help your parents to stay active in their golden years of life.... Read More...

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Dental Health

We are more likely to smile and be cheerful as a result of a great positive outlook on life or when things are just right and everything is going well. While we are more likely to smile when things are great, the power of a smile can work in both directions! At times, smiling will give you a much-needed boost of chemicals that can help produce positive emotions even when you’re not feeling them at first. Yes, forcing yourself to smile when facing a dire situation may seem like the most the counter-intuitive thing to do, but this could be just what you need to get yourself through the toughest times in life.... Read More...

The Power of a Positive NO & How it Changes Your Life for the Better

Saying ‘no’ is difficult even when it's a positive NO. We are so used to saying yes to a lot of things and coming up with excuses when we should have just said no. There are people you feel like you can never say no to such as close friends, your boss or even your family. However, it is high time you learned that sometimes declining to do things will bring a positive impact on your life. It can enable you to achieve your dreams and become more successful in life.... 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...

7 Urgent Things You Should Know about Sunscreens

Of course, it is vital to protect our skin from the damaging effects of the sun. But what is it that we should know about our sunscreens? Well, it’s estimated that the number of people being diagnosed with skin cancer in the UK alone has increased fivefold in just 40 years. That’s a frightening statistic and should get us all reaching for sunscreen. But did you know that most sunscreens are actually bad for your skin – and your overall health?!... Read More...

How to Respond When Your Parents Hurt Your Feelings

We've all been there when our parents would say or do something that hurt our feelings. But do our parents mean those hurtful things they say? One thing for sure is that being a good parent means always protecting your kids from harm and the last person that should hurt you, is your parent. But it happens sometimes, unfortunately. And here's something that you CAN do about it.... Read More...

What Can Help When You Cope With a Chronic Condition?

Anyone who’s faced chronic illness – whether your own or that of a loved one – will know how it disrupts life at its core. It causes stress and anxiety. It makes you feel tired. It affects your physical abilities, independence, and appearance. Even though the condition is long-term, you never really get used to it. As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t be forced to get accustomed to living your life half-way through.... Read More...

How to Have a Strong Emotional Core When You Have No Time for a Morning Routine

“Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.”  – W. H. Auden Tim Ferriss believes that morning routines should be strictly followed, to avoid wasting time thinking. He shared time in again that "in the morning and elsewhere, the more constraints I can create where I fly on autopilot and get a result I need or enjoy, the more horsepower, the more calories I have to allocate to being creative, and to doing things where thinking should actually be applied."... 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...

5 Natural and Quick Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain

Chronic pain seriously alters your life. And while it’s tempting to use regular pharmaceutical medicine to help with chronic pain, most over-the-counter solutions don’t benefit you all that much. Anything stronger is a concern when taking it because of the chronic nature of the pain. Accordingly, here are some natural remedies that help with pain relief which are worth trying first.... Read More...

What Is Sleep Hygiene & How to Improve it

Obtaining and maintaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life. Everyone, from children to older adults, can benefit from practicing good sleep habits. Sleep hygiene is important because when we shortchange sleep, we might get a couple of extra “productive” hours, but that productivity might be an illusion!... Read More...

Self-Care: When You Should Put Your Needs First

A better sense of self-awareness brings its own reward. Swiftly shifting your attention to what you have accomplished in the past yeas awakens your CAN DO! attitude and gets you back in touch with your innate ability to make things happen in the year to come. But you need to prioritize self-care first.... Read More...

How to Get Out of Debt When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom

What happens when you hit rock bottom? Rock bottom is emotionally, physically, mentally and financially draining place. Maybe your boss cut back your hours, or you lost your job completely and were out of work for a while. Perhaps you had “more month than money” left and needed to find a way to cover necessary expenses like groceries and gas. Or maybe you had some household emergency combined with unexpected car repairs and all of the kids needing braces at the same time.No matter what the reasons are, you recently tallied up all of your credit card debt and were shocked to see that you have maxed out just about all of your cards and owe tens of thousands of dollars.... Read More...

6 Ways to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Sanctuary

Do you ever feel like you can’t relax and unwind, even in your own home? You come back from work exhausted and frustrated, and all you’re looking forward to is some peace and quiet, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening? This might mean that your house isn’t the green, peaceful oasis you need it to be. Luckily, there are ways you can change that to make it a place where you can truly relax and be at peace in your own home. ... Read More...

How to Turn Depression Into a Powerful Tool for Creativity

There are a lot of times in your life where things do not go your way. Every person has different criteria and way of dealing with things. Some get out of trouble without having to even ask for help; while others may suffer so much that they start getting bouts of depression marked by periods of anxiety and inner turmoil. There are multiple ways to battle depression and live a healthy life, and even though depression affects all of us differently, it has its effects more on a creative person.... Read More...

3 Simple Ways to Identify Top Quality CBD Products

CBD has exploded in popularity because over the last decade, an ever-increasing number of people have started using CBD oil for anxiety and rapid stress relief. Anyone who has decided to give CBD a try will have discovered this. Unfortunately, many people are put off trying CBD because of the perceived complexity involved in finding the right product. Some of this is unavoidable, but it’s ultimately a good thing. So let's find out exactly how to identify top quality CBD products.... Read More...

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