Do You Have a Favorite Halloween Memory?

Posted by Katie C.

Oct 30, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Halloween_memoriesDo you have any favorite Halloween memories? Was there a year when you dressed up in a special costume for trick or treating? Maybe carving Jack-O-Lanterns was a memorable tradition growing up? It seems everyone has special memories surrounding Halloween – and other holidays. Let’s take a look at why holidays make such a strong impression on our memories.

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5 Secrets to a Stress-Free Moving Day

Posted by Christine F.

Oct 29, 2014 8:27:49 AM

movingGive yourself a pat on the back if after a long decision-making process, you finally have decided to move to a smaller home or apartment that has updated amenities you’ve long been dreaming about.

Now that you’ve decided to move, thinking about what you need to do before moving day can be nerve-racking. If the thought of deciding what to keep, what to give away or toss, is keeping you up at night anyone who has been through the process, can easily empathize.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Brain Health

How to Make a Difference Today and Every Day

Posted by Katie C.

Oct 23, 2014 10:00:00 AM

make_a_difference_dayHave you heard of Make a Difference Day? It takes place the fourth Saturday of October and is a day for people to focus on making a difference within their community. Helping a cause you believe in or giving back to the community is a great way to help charitable organizations, and there are benefits to you too!

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8 Ways to Combat Stress

Posted by Matt J.

Oct 21, 2014 10:10:13 AM

iStock_000035696454_SmallStress affects people in many different ways. It often creeps up when we feel overwhelmed or feel pressured to accomplish something in a short amount of time.

Stress triggers an alarm in the brain, telling our bodies that something is wrong. The ‘fight or flight’ response calls in the nervous system to respond and hormones to be released, jolting the body into action. Muscles become tense, breathing increases, and pulse quickens.

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Is It Time to Evaluate Your Life?

Posted by Katie C.

Oct 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

evaluate_your_lifeWhat does a typical day look like for you? And are you happy with the overall direction your life is going? If you look around at your friends and family, you will probably notice a lot of the same thing – people’s lives are full of activities, social engagements, work obligations, family outings, etc. We don’t notice how busy we really are on a day-by-day basis because we are in the middle of all of it. And if we’re not careful, we can start to get lost in it all without knowing whether we are truly happy.

Today, we’ll take a look at how you can evaluate your life by taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture. You’ll learn how to recognize what’s important and make sure your life is going in the direction you want it to.

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6 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Life

Posted by Christine F.

Oct 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000020925160_MediumOne of the best gifts you can give yourself is sometimes free and easy to find: the gift of time. Make a pact to be good to yourself by creating more time to relax, meditate and step away from the distracting, noisy motions of daily life. All of these things can do a world of good. Here are some easy ways to ramp up the quality of your life.

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Curious About Something? Learn How to Find the Answers

Posted by Katie C.

Oct 9, 2014 10:00:00 AM

curious_event_stonehengeHave you ever wondered about some unsolved mystery like Stonehenge or the Bermuda Triangle? There is a Curious Events Day that celebrates these unknowns. The origin of Curious Events Day is curious in itself – nobody really knows where it came from! The thought behind the holiday is that there are events in the world that have no explanation… but that doesn’t mean we can’t delve into figuring them out. So next time you’re wondering whether the Loch Ness Monster is real, or just want to know more about a particular subject that is less mysterious, use the following tips to start putting the pieces together.

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5 Tips to Help You Commit to a Regular Walking Routine

Posted by Matt J.

Oct 7, 2014 10:00:00 AM

A regular walking routine is good for your healthIf you have found it challenging to stick to an exercise plan this past year, listen up! Routine exercise isn't just good for your physical health. New research has found when you ride a bike, hike, walk outdoors or do laps around an indoor walking track, and you’re also helping your memory.

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Organizing Made Easy With 3 Key Ideas

Posted by Katie C.

Oct 2, 2014 10:00:00 AM

orgainzedMany Americans feel overwhelmed by organization – or more accurately, the lack of organization in their lives. As much as we try to get and stay organized, we fall back into old routines. Today, we’ll examine three key ideas you can put into play in order to help get your life in order and make sure it stays that way!

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5 Memory Boosting Tips to Keep You Sharp

Posted by Michael M.

Oct 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM

brain-boost-articleMillions of Americans think about what they’d like to improve within their current lifestyle. Most are focused on becoming healthier; losing weight, getting more sleep, performing better at work, or picking up a favorite hobby. Every media outlet blares information about what we have to do to be healthier people.

 

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