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Month: April 2016

Choice Theory: 7 Relationship Habits

Choice Theory: 7 Relationship Habits

Written on July 26, 2011     by Laura in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy “Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” – Rainer Maria Rilke As long as we insist on controlling people around us, we will create completely unnecessary suffering…

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8 Best Spices to Help You Lose Weight

8 Best Spices to Help You Lose Weight

Life in the 21st century has become sedentary for many people. Modern entertainment, fast food, lack of time, etc. contributes to only about 4 out of every 10 people exercising on a regular basis. As a result, many people find it very hard to lose weight and keep it off. There is some good news though; recent studies have shown that spicy foods can curb appetite and speed up metabolism and thus have a fat burning ability. “How?” you might…

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10 Ways You Can Increase Dopamine Levels In The Brain Without Medication

10 Ways You Can Increase Dopamine Levels In The Brain Without Medication

January 20, 2016 by Stephan Gardner “Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional response, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them.” – Psychology Today There are a lot of articles on the internet about dopamine and how it affects your mood, behavior, energy, and focus. What’s not commonly spoken about, however, is how dopamine is affected by…

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5 Simple Sanskrit Words To Live By

5 Simple Sanskrit Words To Live By

by Gabrielle Harris   April 17, 2015 Whatever your practices or beliefs may be, we all need reminders to help you lead a good life. Sanskrit is a language of vibration, meaning the energy is held in the words. By now we’re all familiar with OM, the sound of the universe, and Namaste, meaning the light in me honors the light in you. But there a few more lesser known Sanskrit words that can also help steer us toward our…

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Cacao Nibs: Even Better For You Than Dark Chocolate

Cacao Nibs: Even Better For You Than Dark Chocolate

The Huffington Post Canada     Terri Coles    08/02/2013  You’ve heard about the health benefits of dark chocolate, but did you know that you can benefit even more by eating the beans themselves, with less processing? Cacao nibs are cacao beans that have been roasted, separated from their husks, and broken into smaller pieces. Cacao nibs have a chocolatey taste, but they’re not quite as sweet as chocolate, which can make them more versatile. Their flavour can also vary…

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9 Small Choices That’ll Make Every Day Happier

9 Small Choices That’ll Make Every Day Happier

by Vishnu Subramaniam    April 21, 2016  You don’t have to travel around the world or spend years in a monastery to find happiness. Happiness is all around us—within us. That means it isn’t some far-off, unimaginable destination. It’s something you can cultivate through small, consistent actions. These nine small adjustments will help you tap into happiness more and more with every passing day. “Happiness is not ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” —The Dalai Lama  1. Choose to…

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How to stay strong in adulthood? Eat protein often, study says Diet

How to stay strong in adulthood? Eat protein often, study says Diet

Graham Slaughter, CTVNews.ca    Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 A new study suggests that adults should eat significantly more protein than national guidelines currently recommend, and that portions should be split evenly throughout the day. The high-protein diet, outlined in a joint study by the University of Mississippi and researchers at McMaster University, could help stave off muscle and strength loss in aging adults. Researchers say the sweet spot is 30 grams to 45 grams of protein eaten one to…

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10 Foods That Fight Depression And Anxiety

10 Foods That Fight Depression And Anxiety

Depression and anxiety can by caused by many things ranging from genetics to lifestyle choices. Although we can’t always cure depression on our own, we can make little changes in our lives to help fight it. One of the ways we can fight depression and anxiety is by eating foods that are good for our bodies and our minds. 1. Whole Grains Lighten Up Your Mood If you’re looking to improve your mood quickly, grab a healthy, high fiber carbohydrate…

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Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

By: Zoe Blarowski   April 18, 2016 It may seem like a natural assumption that fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious. But research shows this can be a false assumption. Frozen fruits and vegetables can be more nutritious than their unprocessed counterparts. Brief Overview of Commercial Freezing Processes Vegetables are typically blanched prior to freezing. This means they are submerged in boiling water for a few minutes. The purpose of blanching is to inactivate any naturally occurring enzymes that…

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12 Nutrition Rules That Have Stood The Test Of Time

12 Nutrition Rules That Have Stood The Test Of Time

by Kimberly Evans    October 29, 2015  Nutrition is an ever-changing field. For science-minded individuals like me, that can be exciting, but for those who just want a consistent answer to their health-related questions, it can be frustrating. Nutrition is a fairly new science, and we’re just beginning to understand the complex interactions between nutrients in food and the human body. However, there are a few solid morsels of information that have stood the test of time: 1. You don’t…

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