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Mindfulness and Anxiety

Mindfulness and Anxiety

Mindfulness practice, at its core, is the opposite of an anxious mind. What Is Mindfulness? “There have been many tragedies in my life, but most of them have not happened.” —Mark Twain Anxiety lives in fears of the future that haven’t happened yet. How often does what you worry about actually happen? Take a second to reflect on the last spiral of worry that took over you. While bad things do happen, the odds are that it was much worse…

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20 Ways To Be A Happier Person

20 Ways To Be A Happier Person

20 Ways To Be A Happier Person In 2020, According To Therapists If you’re going to make a resolution for the new year, it may as well be improving your mental health. Looking to make 2020 your happiest, most fulfilling year yet? If your mental and emotional wellness took a backseat in 2019, there’s no better time than right now to prioritize it. (If anything, it’ll make the election year just mildly more bearable.) Your mood affects everything in your…

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A New Year’s Resolution Shouldn’t Be Used As A New Start On Your Health

A New Year’s Resolution Shouldn’t Be Used As A New Start On Your Health

Thinking of January as the time to start a wellness goal may actually backfire in the long run. You spend the final weeks of December indulging in all that the holidays have to offer ― an extra glass of eggnog, delicious frosted cookies and lazy days curled up in front of the TV. You promise yourself that you’re going to start on that health goal very soon. Come Jan. 1, you vow to be in the gym seven days a…

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Why Being Thankful Is So Good For Your Health

Why Being Thankful Is So Good For Your Health

As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious illnesses and injuries. In the throes of such catastrophes, it can be difficult to find cause for anything but lament. Yet Thanksgiving presents us with an opportunity to develop one of the healthiest, most life-affirming and convivial of all habits — that of counting and rejoicing in our blessings. Gratitude’s benefits Research shows that grateful people tend to…

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Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy for Heart Ailments, Brain Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Alzheimers, Childhood Development and More Music has proven time and again to be an important component of human culture. From its ceremonial origin to modern medical usage for personal motivation, concentration, and shifting mood, music is a powerful balm for the human soul. Though traditional “music therapy” encompasses a specific set of practices, the broader use of music as a therapeutic tool can be seen nowadays…

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15 Healthy Choices To Help You Be Your Best Self

15 Healthy Choices To Help You Be Your Best Self

How Many Of These Healthy HabitsHave You Incorporated Into Your Lifestyle? Take the Stairs instead of the elevator Find Something Active You Enjoy and stay active Read Labels and be on guard for less than healthy ingredients Choose Whole Grains and add more fiber to your diet Minimize Sugar where possible Minimize Salt when you can Minimize GMOS as often as possible Minimize Pesticides that can be prevalant in many of our foods Minimize HormoneDisruptors that can cause problems in your…

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Seven Steps Toward Building Resiliency

Seven Steps Toward Building Resiliency

How do you define resiliency? Many define resiliency as the ability to bounce back from a setback. Some refer to it as one’s ability to push through difficult times. Following a keynote speech recently, this definition of resiliency was shared: Putting the pieces of a dropped vase back together as close to the original form as possible, knowing that sometimes it’s impossible to put things back exactly, which results in the creation of a new normal. Awareness – While the…

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What’s the key to achieving workplace happiness?

What’s the key to achieving workplace happiness?

So many of us overlook the direct relationship between our body and our mind, according to Yu Dan Shi, author of the book, Come Alive – Live a Life with More Meaning and Joy. The truth is that when our body isn’t performing well, it’s unlikely we can feel well at an emotional level, added Yu Dan. Yu Dan cited 2017 research from Australian National University which shows that working longer than 39 hours a week puts your health at…

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22 Simple Habits That Can Relieve Holiday Stress and Anxiety

22 Simple Habits That Can Relieve Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Are the holidays the season of excitement or a time for anxiety and frustration?  Here are expert tips to get you past the stress and into the festive spirit. Get adequate sleep It’s no secret that our bodies crave rest; fail to get enough, and you’ll have some nasty symptoms. Not only does adequate rest—at least seven to eight hours per night—recharge your body for the day ahead, it also gives your nervous system a chance to wind down and…

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6 Easy Ways To Get Healthier That Have Nothing To Do With Exercise

6 Easy Ways To Get Healthier That Have Nothing To Do With Exercise

When it comes to getting healthy, it’s not all about working up a sweat. In fact, there are tons of practical and beneficial habits you can work into your day-to-day that have nothing to do with hitting the gym or making rounds on the ClassPass circuit. Some of these lifestyle adjustments involve eating more mindfully, which includes techniques like slowing down as you eat and paying attention to signals that let you know when you’re full. But getting enough sleep,…

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