Mood Booster: Improving Your Sleep Hygiene

Mood Booster: Improving Your Sleep Hygiene

One of the most important things you can do each day when you want to boost your mood naturally is to get better sleep. And I'm not just talking about how many hours you sleep, though that is definitely important. You want to focus on proper sleep hygiene, which is...

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Mood Booster: A Morning Journaling Routine

Mood Booster: A Morning Journaling Routine

Let’s talk a little bit about morning routines. You have a morning routine now, whether you consciously realize it or not. You probably have certain tasks you like to get done shortly after waking up, such as brushing your teeth, taking a shower, walking your dogs,...

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What causes shifts in your mood?

What causes shifts in your mood?

Often when people think of their mood, they think of just being in a good mood or a bad mood. But the truth is, there is a lot in between these two extremes. Things like stress, daily habits, physical stress, and so many other factors go into how you feel. Your mood...

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Food as Pleasure: The Pitfalls And Solutions

Food as Pleasure: The Pitfalls And Solutions

Do you eat to live or love to eat? In this day and age food has become more to us than just nourishment for our bodies. Food has become quite the passion for some of us. Food is force-fed (pun intended) to us by advertisements on tv, billboards, radio, and the...

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Compassion vs Empathy: What is the Difference?

Compassion vs Empathy: What is the Difference?

Compassion and empathy are often substituted for one another, but they do not have the same meaning. Compassion means having sympathy and concern for someone else’s suffering along with wanting to go alongside them on their journey. Whereas empathy is defined more by...

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How to Find Happiness Without Seeking It

How to Find Happiness Without Seeking It

It can easily be argued that every decision a person makes is in the pursuit of happiness. You might say, “Wait a minute. I go to a job I hate every day just so I can pay my bills and barely survive.” True, but you really think that going to that miserable job will...

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This fruit is more than just tasty

This fruit is more than just tasty

There's no easier way to add a dose of nutrition to your day than by crunching on a tasty apple! You probably first experienced its delightful flavor as a baby, when applesauce introduced you to real food. And now, whether it's a Granny Smith, a McIntosh, or a Red...

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9 Little Things That Can Change Your Life — Top Tips

9 Little Things That Can Change Your Life — Top Tips

Changing your life doesn't have to be this big grand gesture. Many people avoid making changes for the better to their life because they are overwhelmed by what they think it will take. The reality is, changing your life doesn't need to include some seismic shift....

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Favorite Quotes...

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

— David Brinkley