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Inspiration

Out With the Old, an article from the New York Times

“The limits of the human capacity for change may be much greater than we, as scientists, have given people credit for.” Today we are sharing an article from the New York Times about changing several aspects of ourselves at once, versus trying to do it incrementally. "Experiments involving health and well­-being typically require their subjects to change just one aspect of their...

8 Ways You Can Survive — And Thrive In — Midlife

Hello! Today we are sharing a great article from www.npr.org about eight tips for thriving during your midlife. We all go through life changes throughout different stages in our lives. And of course there is the cliche "mid-life crisis" which we often hear too much about. However this article shows some enlightenment into being happy and thriving in midlife with advice...

Hello Spring! 7 Ways the Season Invites Us to Change, sharing an article from Soundstrue.com

Dear Friends, Moving from winter into spring is a big transition time for many of us. Change is happening like crazy everywhere. Today I am sharing with you an article that I received via email from enews.soundstrue.com. I love this list of ways to think about the energy of this season! While I'm not endorsing the products mentioned in the article, I enjoy...

Harvard Studied People For 75 Years & Found That Happiness Comes From One Thing…

Today we are sharing a video from mindvalleyacademy.com  on happiness, and a fulfilling life based on a study by Harvard professor, Robert Waldinger. The answer may surprise you so take a look! "What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?   If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.   As the...

Positive Psychology: What does “Positive” really mean?

Good afternoon! Today we are sharing a quick article from psychologytoday.com about rethinking the role of positive psychology. There are many misconceptions out there about what exactly positive psychology is and what it isn't. "We all know that in reality, positive psychology is dealing with all of life’s experiences – the difficult and joyful, challenging and easy, painful and hopeful. Our existence...

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body, an article from the New York Times

Good morning, This week we are continuing our "meditation-theme" for our post because we feel that it is so important for overall health and wellness! In a recent article from the New York Times some of the many benefits of meditation are mentioned and how in recent years there hasn't been many scientific studies which can prove those benefits. "This month,...