Posts in the ‘Happiness’ Category

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Sometimes It’s About the Little Things

Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of mindfulness describes it as paying attention in a particular way without judgement.  I think of it as an awareness. Have you ever been so caught up in thought or activity that you didn’t know where the time went?  Do you ever find yourself stuck replaying a conversation or rehearsing something

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Stress-busting Foods

Studies revealed that about 40% of Americans are overeating and are munching on unhealthy foods as a result of stress. While a bag of chips or a bowl of ice cream can buy you a temporary sense of calm, their calming properties wear off way too fast. After the initial pleasure wears off, you’ll feel

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How to Combat Winter Blues

With the cold weather and the shorter days accompanying the winter months, we see dips in mood and energy levels at this time of the year. Studies show that 1 out of 10 Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or winter depression.

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Want to live a little longer?

Good genes have a lot to do with how long you’ll live. But if you make a few positive changes in your lifestyle, you can extend that time even further. Studies suggest that a healthy lifestyle is one of the biggest factors that determine how long a person will live. Apparently, these healthy habits are a

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Growing a Secret Garden of Kindness

Do you bloom with good works and forgiveness for others?  How about yourself?  What does your inner garden look like?  Is it bursting with boundless energy and love?  Or is it weedy and neglected?  Some of the most anxious and unhappy people that I help are those who are kind to others but who don’t

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Take Off Your Shiny Armor

There are some people who feel good enough inside and worthy of love and belonging most of the time.  Then there’s the rest of us.

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Wellness Bytes – Are You Getting Your Vitamin N?

Wellness Bytes #13 It has been a long winter, but that is not  a good reason to sit at home.  Get those hiking shoes out of the closet and thumb your nose at that dirty snow.  If you are not getting your vitamin N, you could be feeling more stressed and unhealthy than necessary.

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Life – It’s A Journey

True confessions – For me it’s still a journey.  Like everyone else I have positive and negative moments and thoughts.  This has been a week with more negative than positive situations:  patients with bewildering lab results, friends going through hard times, aging parents, and interpersonal challenges both at work and at home.  We all have

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Wellness Bytes – Laugh it up, Chuckles….

Wellness Bytes #5 Listening to my daughter struggling with our hoses while washing cars made me burst into laughter today. First the connection didn’t work right, then one of the hoses ripped and I heard screams as the cold water was spraying out. This all occurred during a time of intense study and concentration for