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Dangerous Scents: What Are Fragrances Doing to Your Body?

You may want to think twice before spritzing yourself with that body mist! As many as 95% of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals (crude oil), including carcinogens, and other toxic chemicals. Some of these chemicals are even cited on the EPA’s hazardous waste list-yikes!  Fragrances & Where They Are Hiding The term “fragrance” can be used …

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What is life without a little risk?

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” In 1997 J.K. Rowling won over the hearts of 23 million followers with the release of the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Even to this day, I find …

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Alternative Beauty: Jade Rolling

Jade Rolling is a practice that has been used by empresses and members of high society in China since the 17th Century. More recently Americans have caught a glimpse of this alternative beauty practice and are saying great things about the health benefits the simple stone has to offer. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, Jade is known to affect the …

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Financial Awareness: How’s Yours?

As a college student and young professional, this time in our lives is challenging when it comes to balancing one’s financial standing. Entry level positions typically mean lower salary amounts, bills are starting to increase, and student loans will be kicking in shortly. We are bombarded with thoughts such as, “Should we be paying off our credit card with the …

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Treat YOU How You Want to Be Treated

You probably remember the age old lesson – treat others how you want to be treated. Meaning, be compassionate towards others, show them respect, and most of all – be kind. But how are YOU treating YOU? Are you treating yourself with the love and respect you deserve? Self-Compassion Research has shown that there is a positive correlation between psychological …

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Healthy Job, Healthy Life?

For many college students, as the spring semester fast approaches, comes the notion of finding a job. Throughout college, and potentially from family members, college students are bombarded with the sentiments that what they are doing now, will prepare them for the real world. But as someone who worked in the “real world,” let me tell you, that place is …

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The Power of Awe

Music has the power to move people. Music can encourage individuals to get up and dance or go for a walk. But music can also move people emotionally and spiritually. Rhythms and lyrics have the power to inspire awe in listeners. But what is awe? Awe, per Google dictionary, is “a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.” …

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Emotional Intelligence Outshines IQ

The idea of emotional intelligence, which dates back to the 1960’s, is the new staple assessment of human intelligence. An individual’s IQ had been the primary assessment of intelligence. Though IQ is important, emotional intelligence is necessary for individuals to take the next step forward. This doesn’t only pertain to progression in leadership and the workplace, but also in the …

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Spring Break-Up with the Blues

Do you ever wonder why you get such an exuberant feeling of relief when the sun is beaming down on you? Our body naturally processes Vitamin D through two physiological processes. One is through diet, and the other is through synthesizing the energy from sunlight. Human beings have been utilizing solar power since the dawn of time to generate energy …

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Resilience: Your Secret Weapon

I get it – life is anything but easy. Stress, adversity, tragic events, and negativity get the best of you. Sometimes it may feel as if the world is swallowing you whole, with one setback after another punching you in the gut. But let me ask you this – how well are you taking those punches? Are you bouncing back …

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