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5 Reasons You Need to Think Like an Optimist

5 Reasons You Need to Think Like an Optimist
Skepticism, pessimism, optimism --- everyone you know belongs to one of these camps when it comes to everyday thought. While some people think pessimism and skepticism area healthier, the truth is that optimists are happier and more committed to their goals. Their upbeat frames of mind convert into better overall health. Health and Wellness A Harvard study showed that people with...

The Startling Benefits of Vitamin D and How to Get More

The Startling Benefits of Vitamin D and How to Get More
No one really ever argues against vitamin D, but most people claim you should go outside and get some without really saying why. We know that vitamin D regulates a lot of important immune functions and helps with bone growth, but you may be surprised to find out it has a number of other incredible side effects as well. Decreased...

Have a Gut Feeling? Here’s Why…

Have a Gut Feeling? Here’s Why…
Ever have a “gut feeling?” A sensation in your abdominal region when you feel nervous or unsure of what to do next? There’s a reason for that --- a true scientific reason. You have something called an enteric nervous system which, in a manner similar to your parasympathetic nervous system, helps with adrenal production, hormones, and digestion. It also...

3 Activities to Put You in a Better Mindframe

3 Activities to Put You in a Better Mindframe
When you’re feeling glum, you’re more likely to lay around and mope or sit in the dark doing nothing but watching TV. This often puts you in a worse mood than you’re already in, making you feel alone and depressed. It’s better to do some activities that will put you in a better mindframe. There are 3 you can...

Daily Mantras Can Make Your Day

Daily Mantras Can Make Your Day
The uttering of daily mantras, otherwise known as affirmations, is an excellent way to start each day. While some people use them to reinforce specific goals, they can also be used to gain and maintain a firm grip on the positive mindset you’d like to carry throughout your day. The Benefits of Daily Mantras Daily mantras set up your day by...

Unplug to Lighten Your Load

Unplug to Lighten Your Load
Being constantly connected to technology, social media, and other people seems effective. In reality, it can quickly become all-consuming, draining, and unhealthy. Regularly taking breaks to completely unplug can have massive benefits to both your mental and physical health. What kind of benefit? According to government research, less time on technology lowers your risk for developing sleep problems.Unplugging makes you consciously...

Never Lend Money to Friends

Never Lend Money to Friends
Lending money to friends or family members is generally considered a recipe for disaster. If (or when) things go wrong, what was once a strong relationship may go completely sour. Why You Should Avoid Giving Loans First of all, most people who lend money to family and friends do it very informally. This means there are no written terms, no timelines...

Self-Care Tips for Parents

Self-Care Tips for Parents
Babies, toddlers, young children, and even teens will keep you on your toes day in and day out. The responsibility of taking care of children is huge, but many parents forget that self-care is just as important and makes them better able to be present for their families.Feeling too busy? Not sure how to make time for yourselves? Here...

Volunteer Your Way to a More Fulfilling Life

Volunteer Your Way to a More Fulfilling Life
Happiness isn’t and shouldn’t always be the end-goal or result of everything you do in your life. It should also be a motivating factor, something that drives you to do things for others so that they can feel as happy and fulfilled as you do.Shawn Achor wrote in one of his books that of the people he interviewed for...

7 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude

7 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude
Having an attitude of gratitude for the things in your life is one of the best ways to have a positive outlook, improve your daily mood, and keep control over your day (and life). That said, it’s not always easy to learn to practice gratitude. The good news is there are dozens of simple things you can do each...

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How to Do More of What You Love

Do More of What You Love

Do what you love and do it often. Living in pursuit of what feels real will always lead to surprises, but no surprise is without...