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How learning to be gentle with your mind helps you to grow wiser . . .

You may want to still your mind to experience calmness and peace in your life and believe that meditation is your answer.  You may also believe that mindfulness meditation is about learning to train your mind to be empty of thoughts.  While some of these are elements of any mindfulness practice, you will not experience…

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Why less is more with your body

Why less is more with your body . . .

If you’re like many people who  are trying to lose weight or improve your health, you may think that you have to follow a restrictive diet and exercise to burn the excess calories.  While this approach may work for some people in the short term, the reality is that most people who diet end up…

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7 Useful Tips To Get Adequate And Restful Sleep.

Clean organic food and adequate exercise together will radically improve your health, reverse many diseases and prevent several chronic health conditions. They get all the headlines on T.V. from the experts. Without adequate sleep; however, they are ineffective and potentially damaging to your health. As a nation, Americans suffer from a severe sleep deficit. The…

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How napping can renew you…

If you’re like the average American, you are probably sleep deprived.  Inadequate sleep reduces your concentration, alertness, creativity and performance at work.1,2  It also makes you more prone to make mistakes, feel tired, grouchy, and increases your cravings for sweet and fatty foods.3,4 As a nation, we value doing more and place little emphasis on…

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How to rekindle the fire that burns inside . . .

You are fundamentally an energetic being and you respond to your environment.  Every cell in your body has organelles known as mitochondria that extract nutrients from the foods that you eat and make energy though a biochemical process known as cellular respiration.  These energy “power plants” are more accurately defined as ancient microbes that have…

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Why mindfulness meditation can help you to transform your life . . .

If you struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression, you very likely also are your own worst critic, judge yourself harshly and negatively compare yourself to other people.  You may engage in this behavior believing that this is an effective way to motivate yourself to do better, as a habit that you picked somewhere in…

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Why being essentially true to yourself matters (mostly).

You may have heard about a number of dietary theories that are supposed to set you on your path towards losing weight, healing your body or treat a mental health condition.  Take your pick, theories about veganism, a Paleo/Primal/Ancestral diet or the Epi-Paleo Rx, the Bullet Proof diet, Macrobiotics, or how a Ketogenic diet is supposed…

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What are you REALLY hungry for?

Perhaps you feel lonely, struggle with being depressed or anxious.  You may also believe that you are not living your life to your full potential and are lacking meaning.   As such, you find yourself engaging in behaviors that are contradictory to your intentions and deepest desires in life.  So you do what has become familiar…

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Learn how to move past self-sabotaging behavior . . .

You may be working to lose weight or improve your health because you’ve faced a life threatening illness, quit drinking alcohol after years of struggling to be sober or find the romantic partner who you’ve dreamed about your entire  life.  You have made great strides in losing weight having lost 50 lbs. and regained your…

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How putting a spring in your step heals your body and mind . . .

Optimal health is more than simply what you eat.  While whole foods are a cornerstone to achieving long-term health, it is not enough to optimize  your health if you do not include other important practices, like relaxation,  relationships,  meditation, or regular exercise.  Exercise to move  your body on a consistent basis is a key strategy…

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