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Breathing for Less Stress

Breathing For Less Stress

  You alone have the power to control your stress levels, and it’s simpler than you may think. Step back and take a look at your schedule – are you leaving time to breathe? With work and family commitments, self-care can seem like an unattainable goal or even an indulgence. Our bodies were not made…

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The 5 Obvious Reasons Wellness Retreats Are Replacing Vacations

One of the biggest travel trends right now is wellness retreats – vacations turned into opportunities for growth and self-improvement. It is a new and innovative way to use your vacation time Celebrities like Julia Roberts, David Beckham, and Oprah Winfrey are disappearing for weeks, sometimes months, at a time to tackle self-care goals such…

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I am ready for Forest Bathing, are you?

forest bathing

Imagine if your doctor prescribed a specific amount of time in nature when you were feeling depressed? Doctors do this in Japan where it’s a cornerstone of health care, and healing referred to as Shinrin Yoku. This simple practice translates as “Forest Bathing,” and is now catching the attention of Americans everywhere because of the…

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Four Simple Mindfulness Techniques

You’ve likely heard about mindfulness. Maybe you have tried mindfulness meditation or read a few self-help books about being more “present.”  Mindfulness is a very simple concept.  When you practice mindfulness in daily life you are present in the moment and experiencing whatever is happening or whatever you are doing fully.  This means your mind…

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How to Create a Compassionate Inner Voice

mindfulness exercise by the lake

We’ve all heard about self-love, and most of us think it sounds like a great idea, and given it the old college try. If you’re like most people, you’ve scheduled a weekend day at the spa or taken a mental health day off of work to give yourself some much needed pampering. You may added…

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Master the Mental Side of Fitness

jeff on near skyterra with guests

When I was in high school, I purchased my first gym membership. Along with my friends, I built up my routine until I was putting in a solid to four or five days a week, not including my school team practices. I weighed in at a sleek 140 pounds, and my main goal was to…

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10 Self-Talk Phrases that Sabotage Your Health & How to Change Them

guest working out with coach

I have to come clean. The mind games and chitter-chatter jingle-jangling around in my head while I’m working toward a health and fitness goals are completely exhausting. If you’ll indulge me for a moment, I’m going to brag on myself—which is something I don’t do very often. Here goes. I just achieved something awesome: on…

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