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Beating the Winter Blues

Even though we’re over halfway through winter, and the days are getting longer, the winter blues seem to be in full effect. Don’t worry though, you’re not alone. It seems as if everyone experiences the winter blues to some degree. Although the “blues” isn’t an actual diagnosis, it’s typically characterized by feeling down and less energized. Hopefully, throughout this blog, …

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Let Change Inspire You

As human beings, it’s almost like we’re hardwired to resist change. So you shouldn’t feel bad if you find it hard to change–even when you know that changing is what’s best. We all have our reasons for resisting change. Some of us are afraid to fail, some of us feel we don’t have to time or energy. Maybe reframing the …

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A Great Day Starts with a Great Morning

Imagine the following scenario: you oversleep your alarm, stub your toe getting out of bed, it’s raining cats and dogs outside, and you’re out of coffee. Immediately you think to yourself, “this is the worst day ever!” And there you have it: you just set your intention for the day. Those six little words determined the kind of day you’re …

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A New Year, A New Mindset

Now that the excitement and chaos of the holidays are almostttt over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Even though the New Year doesn’t actually mean a new start, it is a symbol of change. That’s why so many people try to “reset” some of their bad habits. Mental health or mindful, resolutions can improve your …

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Are Naps Helping You or Hurting You?

Everyone loves a good nap once in a while, but many people do not realize naps can have a reserve effect on their sleep schedule. At all ages, from babies to the elderly, naps are an important way to “catch up” on sleep from the night before or just a way to feel better if you are tired or sick. …

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Bad Habits Make For Good Resolutions

With the turn of the year approaching, comes the always anticipated (or dreaded) New Year’s resolutions. Now if you’re like most people, you probably stick to your resolutions for a month or two, and then stop trying. There’s no shame in that–I’m the exact same way! So this year, I wanted to try something different. I want to try breaking …

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Get Up & Do Something for Others

What’s the secret to happiness and life satisfaction? Is it landing your dream job? Meeting the love of your life? Maybe it’s being able to afford a new sports car, or losing 10 pounds, or traveling to a new place. Or is it something more? Turns out, life satisfaction has more to do with what you do for others and …

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Don’t be Stressed This Holiday Season

Although the holidays can be some of the best times of the year, sometimes they can be really stressful. The high demands and pressures of shopping, cooking, baking, traveling, cleaning, hosting (the list can go on and on), can take a toll. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed from these demands and pressure is totally normal. Here are a few things …

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Bedtime: Not Just for Kids

I’m not afraid to say it–I have a bedtime. Normally this is anywhere between 10 and 11 at night (depending on when I finish up my work). Most people tend to focus on the amount of sleep they get when in reality, regularity is just as important. Having a sleep routine can lower your risk of obesity, hypertension, high blood …

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How To: Deal With Conflict

Conflict is something we all have to deal with, but also something that no one likes to deal with. For the most part, none of us have control over when conflict occurs or how extreme the conflict may be. What we do have control over, is how we react. If you tend to get anxious when dealing with conflict, focusing …

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