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Understanding Medicare: What’s Covered and What’s Not
— Conscious living and holistic self-care — so easy to say and so difficult to achieve.  Our patience and continuous self-care practices for both body and mind help us become better versions of ourselves. Sometimes, however, we face health issues tha
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Explore More: Tips To Travel Abroad On A Budget
— Once social media was introduced, the world expanded into a great platform for far-off friendships.  You can become a wanderlust explorer through sites like Facebook or Skype to forge friendships and to learn about other people and their cultures.
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How to Use Mindfulness to Improve Your Business Negotiations
— The word ‘negotiation’ brings to mind an antagonistic win-lose situation. But according to the best negotiation training experts, negotiation doesn’t have to end in a win-lose outcome. In fact, long-term business negotiations should create positive
Best Self Magazine4 min readPsychology
The Power of Nature to Heal Your Body and Mind
— For the most part of my childhood and teenage life, physical activity was like a dear friend that always seemed to be there when needed, yet never too imposing when not. Growing up, everyone played at least one team sport or played outside by runni
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FLOWER POWER: The Edible Art of Candied Flowers
— Most recipes for candied flowers use egg whites. Here is an alternative recipe that uses simple syrup and super fine powdered sugar instead.  To start, rub the petals gently between your fingers to help the simple syrup stick. Take your time, this
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Inviting Your Demons to Tea: A Dance Between Self-Improvement & Self-Acceptance
— Around the time I realized that meditation brought me a sense of sustainable sanity and decided to quit dabbling and commit whole heartedly to my practice, I had a meeting with one of my mentors after a weekend-long retreat. We were seated at an ou
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Emeralds of Wisdom: Life Lessons From The Wizard of Oz
— I’ve spent a lifetime working with brilliant people. I’ve edited Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, a dozen titles by Deepak Chopra, and bestselling books by the likes of Douglas Adams, Queen Noor, Byron Katie, Carol Burnett, Arianna Huffin
Best Self Magazine6 min readSelf-Improvement
Radical Responsibility: The Key To Moving From Suffering To True Agency & Freedom
— Here’s a sobering story. In 1985, I was sentenced to 25 years without parole for drug trafficking. My life as I knew it was over. I was 35 years old, well-educated, with talent and potential, and I had completely torched my life — burned it to the
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Blender Tips: Getting the Most from Your Smoothies
— Nothing’s better than a great smoothie.  Chock full of nutrients and vitamins, smoothies are thick and tasty, and are a great meal replacement option. Nearly all foods can be blended, from fruits and nuts to vegetables. And it doesn’t matter if you
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Flipping your Mindset: The Healing Power of Affirmations, Mindfulness and Gratitude
— My mind is racing all day. I spend so much of my day talking to myself… do you as well? Our minds work non-stop. Besides some meditation now and then, there is not much we can do about the volume of thoughts we have. But we can change what we think
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The Daily Grind: Anti-Aging Regimens of Self Care and Self Love
— Defying the aging process is a daily commitment. As I say to my clients: You wouldn’t wear sunscreen only one day per week and think that you are actually fully protecting your skin from the aging effects of the sun. Well, shocker… the same thing a
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Tips to Make Your Workout Eco-Friendly
— Adopting a workout habit is a challenge. Making your workout eco-friendly might seem like an insurmountable obstacle. But there are many ‘life hacks’ you can employ to achieve your best physical performance without leaving a significant carbon foot
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I’m OK: What Does That Really Mean For You?
— Did you ever stop and think about how many times a day you use the word ‘okay’ or the even shorter version ‘OK’?  The word nerd inside me loves word history and this little word’s origin in filled with some fascinating lore. Some say the word comes
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Spiritual Awakening: Finding the Light Through the Dark
— It came out of nowhere as I lay in bed, in my usual position, on a cold night in early January of 1998. Had I heard this voice a moment sooner, I would have hidden under my covers. Something was different about this moment somehow, but I couldn’t p
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Managing Stress in School: The Ultimate Guide for Students
— Students of all ages are well acquainted with a commonly shared problem: stress. It is hard to find a student who has not encountered stressful situations. Massive workloads, tight deadlines, and upcoming exams are some of the top risk factors that
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Resistance Weight Training for Beginners
— Resistance training is a fantastic tool for reshaping your body and boosting your health. However, if not done right, it can be dangerous. It’s essential to start slowly and use proper technique. Resistance training offers a wide range of health be
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Health Benefits of a Macrobiotic Diet
— A macrobiotic diet is not just about food choices. It’s a complete way of life with the potential to help you take care of yourself in concert with nature to be healthier, stronger and less prone to all kinds of illnesses.  In our modern world of i
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Recovering From Alcoholism: Admitting I Have a Problem Was the Hardest Part
— When I was drinking, I constantly lived my life under alcohol influence. My excessive alcohol consumption negatively affected my brain chemistry which eventually led to anxiety, cognitive impairment, and depression. Even when I thought my drinking
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5 Ways to Help College Students Who Struggle with Anxiety
— I had my first anxiety attack during my freshman year in high school.  I remember it so clearly, as if it happened just yesterday. It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon, right at the end of third-period Chemistry class. I told my teacher I wasn’t feel
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Have A Fantastic Day: A Morning Routine that Sets You Up For Success
— Did you know that a healthy morning routine can set you up for success?  Most of us only have 25,000 mornings in our adult life, so it’s vital to make the most of this time. Here are what three successful people include in their morning routine to
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A Healthy Approach to Weight Loss for Women
— There is no reason why your body cannot be the best it can be. We all can’t have the figure of super models or celebrities, but it is perfectly reasonable to maintain a healthy figure without succumbing to the pressures of societal expectationby op
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Celery Juice Curious? Q&A With Anthony William aka the Medical Medium
_______ There are specific reasons celery juice is healing millions of people around the globe. And it’s not because celery has vitamin A and K or because it contains water, making it hydrating. There is much more to it than that. Juiced celery has u
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Millenneagram: A Badass Twist on an Ancient Tool of Self Discovery
_______ Where does your knowing come from?  Is it your gut that alerts you to information that others are oblivious to? Is it the wealth of information you’ve amassed through reading (and let’s be real here, it’s 2019, binge-Googling)? Or are you led
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5 Easy & Nurturing Self-Care Treatments You Can Do At Home
— Having a total body, mind and soul reset is something that everyone can use now and then — and that can be accomplished through self-care. Even better, many of these treatments can be done at home without the cost of professional spas or procedures
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Road Trips With Babies and Toddlers: 5 Tips To Survive and Thrive
— Ever been on a road trip with a baby or toddler and stuck on what to do? If so, I’m sure you have experienced your own stresses and challenges. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 5 tips on how to make the most of a car trip with young chi
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How Sports Change People’s Lives: 5 Amazing Stories
— For some of us, sports areabout having a healthy body and a healthy mind. For others, sports are their only hope to get out of their low-profile existence. Alex McCain, CEO at assignmentholic.co.uk, emphasizes that … Here are 5 inspirational and mo
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5 Things You Can Do To Improve the Quality of Your Sleep
— When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Do you remember how good it felt? This happens because the body and brain have the time to regenerate, cleanup, and organize your thoughts and memories. In fact, sleep has been scientifically pro
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Family and Career: 4 Tips for Finding A Balance That Works For You
— Trying to balance your work and family life is hard.  You may often feel like you have too many balls in the air at the same time, constantly stressed because you fear they’ll all fall to the ground. When you’re juggling your career and your family
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Beyond Addiction: How Drug Abuse Affects Those Around You
— Drugs cause so much harm, not only to the person that is doing them but to those around them.  A lot of times, the person doing the drugs does not realize that they are hurting those that are close to them. They might not realize a lot of what is g
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
Radical Self Acceptance: 3 Keys to Increasing Your Confidence In the Workplace
— When I played tennis professionally, I saw firsthand the importance of confidence. Each day, I competed against some of the world’s top talent, but the fact was that almost everyone was playing at a similar level. Sure, a handful of players were se
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