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Trying to make a change? Why Knowledge isn’t enough

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Instead, I’m sharing a post I wrote for my monthly newslettermonthly newsletter.I don’t usually share those articles here, but I received a lot of emails and feedback and thought some of you may benefit from this discussion as well..I don’t usually share those articles here, but I received ...

Exercise and Confidence in Midlife: I am Enough

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A fairly free-flowing session at which attendees took turns at the mic asking questions and sharing information. One woman said she used to have a blog focused on health and fitness, but she had shut it down due to lack of readership. The next two women up to ...

50 Habits For A Happy Life

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Getting in touch with our bodies can be challenging sometimes, especially if we have spent years being out of touch with them, and are now leading a stressful life that is dominated by competitionReadLife can feel frustrating. Maddening. Insanity-inducing, even. At times, happiness and contentment may seem achievable ...

These Twenty Young People Are Changing the Food System in Huge Ways

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Innovations in agriculture don’t just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights. In fact, youth around the world are creating inspiring projects and products that are changing how we grow, prepare, and eat food.Food Tank is excited to showcase twenty young entrepreneurs who are shaking up the ...

How A Morning Of Mindfulness Can Change Your Day

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2 mentions2 days ago
On another day, a few weeks ago, while on auto pilot and thinking too many thoughts, I got to my destination without even paying attention to the drive. On another day, a few weeks ago, while on auto pilot and thinking too many thoughts, I got to my ...

Choose love, and have it be that simple.

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2 mentions2 days ago
Does it really motivate you to hear “be fearless,” when time after time your dreams and desires are shut down by fear? Or does the call to fearlessness leave you in doubt that you could ever be that bold? Just because we hear something a lot doesn’t make ...

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer : Shots

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1 mentions3 days ago
We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial.To find out if having a sense of purpose has an effect on aging and adult development, Patrick HillPatrick ...

Weight loss success: 100 pounds with a plant-based diet

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2 mentions4 days ago
Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz's biggest life humiliations.He also couldn't shop at popular clothing stores -- the clothing wasn't large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn't have a choice in styles or colors,

25 Inspiring Triathlon Stories

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4 mentions1 week ago
It’s Ironman week over here!We have made it and in less than a week John will be towing the line at Ironman Lake Placid.If you want to track John using the Ironman App (or through their website), he is bib number 2071.I will be keeping “the twitter”, Instagram,

How to Enjoy the Journey and Stop Getting Ahead of Yourself

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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - Ernest HemingwayHave you ever noticed that people are always chasing the next thing or focusing on the next phase of life? I must admit that I struggle ...

9 Things You Need To Know To Begin Again

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2 mentions1 week ago
Tragedy happens. People die. Relationships end. Jobs are lost. Parenting feels like a thankless job. The life you have may not be like you expected it to be.Sometimes, when things get tough and the pain feels unbearable, you only need to take the step in front of you.

6 Big Weight-Loss Mistakes I've Made As A Dietician (And How To Avoid Them)

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I serve as the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and have led the largest research project to study the effects of forgiveness on hurt individuals. I have taught forgiveness ReadMy first year working as a dietitian and weight loss coach at a high-end health club, I ...

Overcoming Negative Thoughts and Learning to Fly

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7 mentions2 weeks ago
Balancing life, family and fitness - easy right? Now always! Get stories that inspire you to breathe deeply and make mindful choices by subscribing to my blog by email.So here’s the thing. I had no intention of running two half marathons this year, let alone within a few ...

8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
We hear it all the time: Exercise is good for your health. At every single doctor's appointment, in magazines, on blogs. Jillian Michaels yells it to us through the TV. We get it.But guess what. Jillian Michaels has reason to yell. Regular fitness keeps your visits to the ...

Weight loss success: It's a marathon, not a sprint

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Editor's note: Do you have a weight-loss success story to share? Tell us how you did it and you could be featured in our weekly weight-loss story on CNN.com.(CNN) -- Like so many people, Nicole Durham was tired of being overweight. No one bullied her, and she didn't ...

The Health Benefits of Alone Time

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Imagine sitting by yourself with nothing to do but think. It may sound nice, especially on a hectic day. But according to new research, sitting alone in a room is such an unpleasant experience for many people that they’d rather do anything else—even hurt themselves—for a distraction.In a ...

Body Image and Being Different

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
****Don’t forget to check out the Strongman workshop series I’m co-coaching if you’re in the central VA area!****Last weekend, I spent the day at a Strongman competition watching 2 of my female teammates compete, applying their tacky (one is allergic), cheering them on, and encouraging them. Afterwards, we ...

An ex-vegan takes on the trolls

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Topics: orthorexia, Veganism, Alexandra Jamieson, Jordan Younger, Life NewsGiving up veganism can have serious consequences. There are all the threats and trolling to consider, for instance. Jordan Younger runs a popular lifestyle blog called the Blonde Vegan. The 23-year-old describes herself as a “yoga junkie, passionate writer, fitness ...

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
May your actions speak louder than your words.May your life preach louder than your lips.May your success be your noise in the end.May your actions speak louder than your words.May your life preach louder than your lips.May your success be your noise in the end.The result of enormous ...

My 'Naked' Truth

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9 mentions2 weeks ago
Naked, I stood at the closet doors with the lights on and made myself ready. I took a deep breath and positioned the mirrors so I could see all of me. I consciously worked to remove my self-believed inner image. I opened my eyes and looked very carefully ...

Unhappy At Work? Either Change What You Do Or Change How You Do It

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“I don’t much like my job,” confided Jake, a mid level pharmaceutical executive,”But I get paid fairly well, it’s a stable company and I can’t see any way out. So I turn up, do my job and get out of here. It’s not ideal but hey, it pays ...

Who Knows How I'll Feel Tomorrow

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5 mentions3 weeks ago
What happens when you see a Naturopathic doctor, start eating right, take great supplements & get off of birth control?Then you wake up the next morning and feel antsy. ALL DAY. Oh, and you can’t stop running to the bathroom. The next day is even worse, because you’re ...

New, little big deals. Is this the week you do what you've been scared of?

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
My friend Robindra promised he’d show me some DJ ropes (because I wanna spin and mix and stuff when I grow up). He got a gig in North Van and said I could tag along for the night. So I Facebook’d about it, mentioned the locale, said it ...

'Stop The Beauty Madness' Brands Ads With Brutally Honest Messages

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
It's a psychological itch that the most enlightened, successful and even beautiful women still tend to scratch: if I look better, I am better.Now one campaign is trying to convince others to break free from that line of thought. The Stop The Beauty Madness campaign wants you to ...

Harvard Rugby Team Makes A Play To Celebrate Strength And Beauty

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Runk is the star of a May 2013 H&M swimwear campaign that gained widespread media attention for not relegating the gorgeous size 12 model to the "plus-size" pages of their website. In an interview with activist group SPARK, Runk told a young blogger: "I remember often feeling like ...

To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park : Shots

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5 mentions3 weeks ago
When Dr. Robert Zarr wanted a young patient to get more exercise, he gave her an unusual prescription: Get off the bus to school earlier."She has to take a bus to the train, then a train to another bus, then that bus to her school," says Zarr, a ...

Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting

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Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen (b. September 21, 1934) is among the most exhilarating creative spirits of the past century. Recipient of the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other accolades, and an ordained Rinzai Buddhist monk, his music has extended popular song into the ...

9 ways to loser-proof your weight-loss attitude

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Getting in shape may be all in your head—literally. Negative self-talk makes it difficult to follow through any exercise plan. Try these tips to turn a Debbie Downer mindset upside down.Instead of: “A few extra pounds aren't a big deal.”Think: “I should probably get rid of this weight ...

How to get motivated, according to science

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Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. And feelings are a fundamental and unavoidable part of why humans do what they do.We can't ignore our emotions. Because of the way our brains are structured, when thought and feelings compete, feelings almost always win. …when experimental subjects are told ...

5 Habits That Guarantee You're Living The Life You Really Want - Pick the Brain

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It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you don’t want to wake up years from now only to realize that you’re disappointed with not only what you did, but also what you DIDN’T do in life.Is there a way to make ...

The Right Way to Unplug When You're on Vacation

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Vacations are for unplugging: we all need to escape the daily grind from time to time, after all. But that doesn’t have to mean unplugging from the entire internet. In fact, you may have a more enjoyable and meaningful vacation by staying connected–as long as you’re staying connected ...

Pursuing Happiness When It’s Already Within You

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One of the key learnings I’ve had since starting Zen Habits is that everything I need to be happy is already within me.I firmly believe that, but I’ve been asked a good question: if happiness comes from within, why should you pursue anything in life? Why should you pursue goals, achieve anything, connect with others, exercise, eat good food … if you don’t need to do any of that to be happy? It’s a great question, and I’ll answer it with a simple exercise: Let’s assume you don’t need to ...

Lighten up, dieters! Focus on health, not weight

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
A new approach to health called Health at Every Size urges people not to get preoccupied with the number on the scale. Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor, authors of the upcoming book “Body Respect,” explain.Do you have a nutrition question? Send it to questionsforcarrie@gmail.com and your question might ...

Anti-Diet Books Are the New Must-Reads

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
"It's bikini season, people!" Have ye not heard the cries of panic and joy from every commercial, magazine cover, and Facebook ad that pops up in your peripheral vision, when all you're trying to do is take screenshots of your ex-boyfriend's super-ugly baby?! Shut up, world. It's summer.

16 Ways to Motivate Anyone

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Employees will perform exceptionally. And when they do, how will you reward them as a sign of appreciation? How can you reward them in a way that sustains their momentum?The majority of books on leadership, parenting, and psychology divide motivation into two types: extrinsic and intrinsic. This is ...

What Is Success?

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
No matter who you are, you find yourself thinking about what success is, and, how you can lay the foundation for it -- personally and professionally. All three writers on this post see this issue through the same view. We believe that success is ever changing, and evolving.

Someone Tried To Shame Her Body With Graffiti, But This Teen Took An Awesome Photo Instead

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
When 14-year-old Carleigh O'Connell heard that a gibe about her body had been spray-painted on a cement block for her whole town to see, she responded in the unlikeliest, but most awesome of ways: She snapped a photo while posing proudly with the graffiti."[Carleigh] decided that she was ...

When to Schedule Your Most Important Work

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If you work with a team, chances are your inbox is often flooded with invitations. Internal meetings, client conference calls, the occasional lunch request. Assuming you have some control over your calendar, how you respond to these offers generally depends on two factors: the value of attending the meeting and your availability.Rarely, however, do most consider a third factor in our decision-making criteria: the time of day when you are at your most productive. By now, you’ve probably noticed that the person you are midway through the afternoon is not ...

Colbie Caillat Is Tired of Being Photoshopped: Here's What She Did About It

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat returns with a brand new EP, Gypsy Heart and a powerful new music video in which she makes a powerful statement about unfair beauty ideals by shunning hair and make-up. Here, we talk to Caillat about the man (yup!) who inspired the song,

6 Habits Healthy Families Regularly Employ

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
You've had one of those days where you want to hit the restart button, where your boss and clients and even the universe have seemingly conspired to make every conceivable moment of your day excruciatingly difficult.Its aftermath makes you want to jump on the next direct flight to ...

A 30-Day Guide to Declutter Your Home

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
Much to my chagrin, I’m not a neat freak, and clutter has always had a way of sneaking up on me. Now that I’ve got two kids — and all the accessories they bring — clutter can get out of control in a hurry. Odds and ends get ...

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

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1 mentions3 weeks ago
That’s especially true if you want to stick with them for the long-term. Thankfully, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to build better habits and break bad ones.I’m not going to pretend like these ideas are the only way to build better habits — ...

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

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With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and ...

7 habits of highly fit people

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To maintain your enthusiasm for an exercise program, set realistic fitness goals. (HANDOUT / June 8, 2010)Everybody knows that in order to accomplish something, be it big or small, you must set a goal. It doesn't matter if the goal is to lose 10 pounds, to eat healthier ...

Get Your Brain Unstuck

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It’s 10:20 pm — and you’re still at the office. Any moment now, the cleaning crew will arrive and the vacuuming will start and you’ll have to put on your headphones just to hear yourself think. Your wife calls, asking if she should wait up. “Leaving any minute,” you tell her, staring up at an empty screen. You haven’t produced anything substantive for hours. Yet for reasons you can’t understand, it’s been impossible to walk away. Even now, the answer seems so close.If your work involves creative thinking, you are ...

3 Tips for Summertime Healthy Success

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This short but powerful post will offer three quick and easy tips to keep you feeling in the pink for the summer months ahead. This summer, would you like to stay healthy and happy without all the hurry?Read on for your summertime healthy success tips below!Even though summer ...

5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
Humans have a remarkable capacity for resilience. Over and over, we hear stories of people who, after trauma and adversity, pick themselves up, put the pieces back together, and go on with their lives.But for many, there's a place beyond recovery. For this group, life's most difficult experiences ...

How a password changed my life.

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4 mentions3 weeks ago
Back in 2011, when everything had gradients, iOS icons made sense, and people used deodorants, I was stuck in middle of a pretty bad depression due to my divorce.Thankfully, I think I was smart enough (and had great people around me) so I found ways to stay afloat.

How to Get High on Life: 10 Natural Ways to Feel on Top of the World

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Welcome! If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place.Many of society’s favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they ...

Make the Most of This One Day

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1 mentions4 weeks ago
I wake up most mornings feeling like there isn’t anything I can’t do. Like I can conquer the world before lunch! Not wanting to miss a minute of this feeling it’s what makes me get out of bed as soon as I wake up. No snooze button or ...
 

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