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3 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

3 Signs of a Toxic Relationship
Have you been feeling uncomfortable in a relationship? You’re not alone; it’s pretty common. It’s important to know that a toxic relationship isn’t defined by physical abuse alone. People can sometimes find themselves in these types of relationships without even realizing it, because many of the warning signs are hidden behind regular conversations and everyday, seemingly loving behavior. Countless...

3 Ways to Make a Habit Out of Positive Thinking

3 Ways to Make a Habit Out of Positive Thinking
It isn’t the things that happen to us that determine our happiness - it’s the way we look at our world and manage the events in our lives. Perhaps you failed that test or got rejected for a date, but instead of falling into a pit of despair, you picked yourself up and said, “I’ll get through this. Then...

The Power of a Daily Mantra

The Power of a Daily Mantra
When you get stressed out, what do you tell yourself? Do you beat your head against the wall --- internalize until the tears overflow --- or do you smile and remind yourself that this too shall pass? No matter how you choose to deal with stress, you probably know that keeping your cool in high-pressure situations can be easier...

Choosing a Meditation Style that Fits Your Lifestyle

Choosing a Meditation Style that Fits Your Lifestyle
No two forms of meditation are alike and there really isn’t a right or a wrong way to use this powerful relaxation method. The trick is to choose a style that best fits your lifestyle, personality and unique needs. Know Your Goals What are you hoping to get from your meditative practice? Are you working towards spiritual enlightenment or are you...

Money Can’t Buy Happiness, but It Can Buy Good Counseling

Money Can’t Buy Happiness, but It Can Buy Good Counseling
There’s an old saying about how money can’t buy you happiness, and it’s true. Money can do a lot of of things, but helping you down the path of enlightenment isn’t one of them. If you’re really stuck in a rut, consider a session or two with a good, qualified counselor. Why? There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of...

The Healing Powers of Turmeric

The Healing Powers of Turmeric
Turmeric is by far one of the most studied and scientifically-backed herbs on the market today. With healing properties rooted in an ability to reduce inflammatory response, turmeric is often recommended as a treatment for osteoarthritis, diabetes and a wide array of other health conditions. What many people don’t realize is that curcumin, the active compound that gives turmeric its...

Treat Yourself to Some Decadent Dark Chocolate

Treat Yourself to Some Decadent Dark Chocolate
Do you really need an excuse to have more chocolate in your life? If so, we have one for you. Dark chocolate contains chemicals that trigger your brain to produce a compound known as anandamide, a fatty acid neurotransmitter. When the naturally occurring caffeine, theobromine, and other compounds in chocolate (there are over 300) combine with the chemicals in your...

The Power of the Power Nap

The Power of the Power Nap
We’ve all dreamt of taking a power nap from time to time but many of us feel worse when we wake up than we did before. That’s because there’s an art to taking an effective power nap and most of us have been doing it wrong. How to Power Nap A power nap should be no longer than ten to thirty...

Social Media Refresh

Social Media Refresh
We’re a technology-driven society and we’re also social, making social media the perfect platform for people to connect and engage. Until things get ugly, that is. Are your social media feeds filled with politics and arguments instead of happy life events and polite adult discussions? If so, it may be time to do a little spring cleaning: Stop engaging. Today’s...

The 5-Minute Mini-Declutter

The 5-Minute Mini-Declutter
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by the clutter around you? Do you feel like you’re surrounded by piles of useless stuff? It happens to all of us and yes, the idea of cleaning it all up can be just as daunting. The best way to tackle the mess is by simply attacking one 5-minute mini-declutter session at a time....

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How to Reach Meditative States through Creativity

How to Reach Meditative States through Creativity (Even If You’re Not...

You’ve tried meditation, right? You desperately need something that will help you combat stress and calm you down. All the experts in meditation say it will...