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How Brain Training Can Boost Confidence

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Confidence is an attractive and necessary quality to succeed in business, relationships, and life. But, it is a subjective and, sometimes, misunderstood characteristic. From the painfully shy to the arrogantly ...

Sharing Good News Boosts Health and Happiness

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A new study finds that supportive, responsive partners provide a buffer to loneliness and sleep deficits among military couples. Better sleep, communication, and emotional support are key to better overall ...

Quick, What’s the Opposite of Mindfulness?

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In the treatment of addictions it may be that mindfulness is best understood in terms of what it is not.Most people are pretty sure about what mindfulness is.In common usage ...

Five Free Guided Mindfulness Practices to Recommend Your Patients

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As evidence for the health benefits of mindfulness meditation continues to mount, it’s no surprise that behavioral health providers are in need of appropriate ways to incorporate mindfulness practices in ...

10 Habits to Make Happiness a Lifestyle

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Life is so fascinating. There’s always something to learn and do, and there’s unfinished business, a situation to resolve, a habit to break, a relationship to start or improve, something ...

Artists and Meditation

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“No matter what, the first moments of my day are dedicated to breath, meditation, and silence.” Musician Bibi McGill goes on to explain why self-care and meditation are important to ...

Lauren Alaina Focuses on Health to Combat Body Image Issues

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Lauren Alaina was considered one of America’s Sweethearts when she competed on American Idol as a teenager. Today, at 22 years old, she has had to overcome some challenges, is ...

3 Ways Parents Can Boost Their Daughter’s Body Image

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Being an adult in a thin-obsessed society is bad enough. It’s hard enough to feel good about yourself when so many sources are telling you that your weight is wrong ...

Book Review: Weight, Diet & Body Image

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When is the last time you were at an event that did not involve food? Perhaps it was a Monday morning committee meeting or church activity on Thursday night. Because ...

The Happiness Lesson about Travel that I Keep Forgetting

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I went to Havana, Cuba, with some friends a couple of weekends ago, to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It was a terrific trip. But it reminded me of a happiness ...

Are You Skipping This Crucial Step When Setting Goals?

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At the beginning of each calendar year, many of us set lofty goals, with the hope and expectation that with such achievements we’ll be happier. For instance, we vow to ...

A Simple, 7-Day, Kid-Friendly, Healthy Dinner Plan

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Here is a 7-day kid-friendly healthy dinner plan especially for those kids who need to eat healthier and for any moms (like me) who want to have their family become ...

A Message of Hope and Happiness for Narcissism Survivors

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Today’s article is simply a message of hope and happiness for my fellow narcissism survivors. There is hope. Sooner or later, happiness will find you. I sh*t you not! So ...

Steps To Practice Mindfulness With ADHD

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Introduction What is Mindfulness?According to psychologytoday.com, “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without ...

Mindfulness Shows Mixed Results for Older Adults’ Well-Being

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Mindfulness practices are on the rise. But studies so far have shown mixed results in the elderly, and more investigation is needed to determine exactly how best to apply mindfulness ...

How to Take a Chance for Happiness

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“To refuse what life offers is to chance not recognizing happiness if it comes your way.” – Maurice Goudeket What do you say if someone asks you “Do you want ...

Getting to Know Your Shadow Self Boosts Happiness

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Here’s how. If you want to truly be successful (and happy!), you need to get naked. I am not speaking here of nudity or physical nakedness (although that’s fun, too).

Steps To Practice Mindfulness: Part II

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Introduction In my previous article, according to psychologytoday.com, I described mindfulness as the following: Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe ...

Meditation Benefits ALS Patients

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An eight-week mindfulness-based meditation program led to improved quality of life and psychological well-being in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to new research. In a randomized, open-label, and ...

Yoga + Addiction: An Interview with Filmmaker and Yoga Teacher Lindsey Clennell

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Lindsey Clennell is a filmmaker and senior teacher of Iyengar yoga. In 2007, he created and distributed the documentary film Addiction, Recovery and Yoga, which he distributed for free online.

Mindfulness & Happiness: Not So Fast

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Meditation has a deep history in all spiritual traditions as a path toward compassion and insight.It has also been practiced in many as a means to get to the root ...

Are You Running From Yourself?

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Recently a friend told me that he rarely reads or watches TV because he can’t sit still that long. I have several clients who take on way more than they ...
 

 

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