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How to Meditate for the First Time

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Want to start meditating but not sure how? Well, the truth is that the process of meditation is really easy. You don't need any special knowledge or products. All you really need is a place to sit and 10 minutes of your time. I'll show you how in three steps below, but first... Who is Meditation for? Do you ever deal...

What is the Keto Diet, and Is It Right for You?

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By now, I’m sure almost everyone has heard of the keto diet. It’s been gaining quite a lot of momentum in the last few years. Chances are you even know a few people who have tried it. I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about keto until some close friends raved about their experiences. I’m a sucker for a good...

14 Scientifically Proven Ways to Feel Happier

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Raise your hand if you enjoy having a bad day. Anybody? No? Me neither. It looks like everyone wants to be happy. With the busy, hectic lives we live in this modern age, it sometimes feels like there just isn’t enough time in the day for the things that bring us joy. Fortunately, we don’t have to reach far...

8 Sunday Tasks to Make Monday Less Scary

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No one likes Mondays. The return to status quo, less time with your loved ones, and a mountain of tasks waiting for you at work makes for a Misery Cocktail, party of you. Starting your week out in a rush makes it feel like you'll never catch up. But taking a little time out of your Sunday...

How to Practice Walking Meditation

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We all know the benefits of meditation. Clear your mind, calm your spirit, breathe deeply, and release stress and anxiety. But when you practice walking meditation, you double the stress-relieving and health benefits of meditation! A focused, active body and a peaceful mind sounds like a great way to start out your week or cap off a...

How to Build a Productive Morning Routine

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If your morning routine looks something like throwing on the same outfit combo and grabbing coffee on the way out the door, I've been there. I used to think every minute of extra sleep was valuable, and I'd stay in bed as long as possible. But when I start my day in a rush, I feel like...

7 Self-Help Books That Are Actually Helpful

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The self-help genre gets a bad rap. I used to avoid that section of Barnes & Noble like the plague, and scoff at the suckers I saw perusing its titles. The required reading in a college leadership course - Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - changed my mind. And while, like any genre, there...