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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Topics: Mindful Tips, Brain Health

6 Steps for Making Better Decisions

Posted by Christine F.

Sep 30, 2014 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000048477802_MediumWhat if you could wind time forward and take a look at how the decision you’re contemplating today looks from the perspective of 10 years from now?

In a series of ongoing research scientists from Stanford University and New York University have found that if they could “show people” how their decisions about lifestyle habits made them look 10 or 20 years later, participants were more apt to quit smoking, save money and make other decisions that have long-term consequences. 

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3 Ways to Get the Most Benefits From Breakfast

Posted by Katie C.

Sep 25, 2014 10:27:00 AM

breakfast

You’ve heard it a million times – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ve heard that statement so many times because it’s absolutely true, yet many Americans are still skipping breakfast. Whether it’s because they don’t feel hungry when they wake up or they are in a rush to get out the door, breakfast is not high enough on the to-do list each morning.

Breakfast should be a priority though – it helps get your metabolism started each morning and fuels your body for the upcoming day. Don’t have time, aren’t hungry, or maybe you don’t like typical breakfast food? Read on to learn some options that can help solve these issues and make this important meal a part of your daily routine.

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Socializing: How the Mind and Body Benefit

Posted by Matt J.

Sep 23, 2014 10:00:00 AM

socializing-mind-body-benefitsIt’s always good to have a variety of social activities in your life. Did you know that getting together with friends, going to the movies, having someone over for dinner or simply enjoying conversations with other people, all add up to improved health benefits?

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How Reading Before Bed Benefits Your Brain

Posted by Dr. Moran

Sep 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Reading_before_sleepSleep is important, especially to the brain.  Muscles, like your biceps, can get tired from use, but do not get sleepy. However, the brain does. What happens to the brain when it sleeps and why is sleep so important? Can reading before bed have benefits to your brain?

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