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5 Tips on How to Find the Right Type of Meditation

5 Tips on How to Find the Right Type of Meditation

How do you decide what meditation method is best for you?

Do you want to start a meditation practice, but you’re not sure which style to choose? Today, you have so many choices, you might end up feeling stressed out and give up. Don’t go there! Instead, use these expert tips to find what’s best for you.

Why You Need a Digital Detox, 5 Tips on How to Detox and Detox Day Guidelines

Why You Need a Digital Detox, 5 Tips on How to Detox and Detox Day Guidelines

 Have you ever felt mentally exhausted? In other words, you cannot deal with one more thing? Or, do you find yourself being unable to pay attention, making simple mistakes or forgetting things? These can be signs of digital overload.

What Are Telomeres and How Do They Impact Aging and Beauty?

What Are Telomeres and How Do They Impact Aging and Beauty?

Telomeres are protective barriers at ends of chromosomes in our cells that include our DNA sequences.  As we age, DNA at the ends of chromosomes erodes.  More visible signs of this include aging skin and greying hair.  Certain lifestyle tips can enhance youthfulness.  Telomere length is affected not only by genetics, but seems also to be influenced by lifestyle factors including those related to the mind-body connection.

 

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Do you push yourself to do more and sacrifice that extra hour of sleep? You may be undermining your efforts to keep a healthy weight.  While it's good to have discipline and be active, it's also important to give your body and mind the sleep it needs.

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

Green exercise refers to intentionally exercising outdoors to enjoy both physical benefits and a huge number of other health benefits that we don't gain from the same amount of indoor movement. Scientists have been comparing identical activities done indoors and outdoors. The research results are fascinating.

Tools For Stretching: Try The Stretch Out Strap

Tools For Stretching:  Try The Stretch Out Strap

I discovered the Stretch Out Strap over 15 years ago and yet it still remains one of the best stretching tools that I have found.  Most people need to add more stretching into their day, but don’t know how to squeeze it in. I recommend using breaks while working at your desk or computer.

Sitting (or Standing) At Your Desk All Day Harms Your Health: Why Fitness 9 to 5 Matters

Sitting (or Standing) At Your Desk All Day Harms Your Health: Why Fitness 9 to 5 Matters

Numerous studies show that prolonged sitting (and now standing) is bad for your health.  Many of us, myself included, earn our livelihoods by work done when sitting. The key to overcoming the negative effects of sitting or standing without moving seems to be to move more and to move more often. 

Physical Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power: 2 More Good Reasons to Train

Physical Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power: 2 More Good Reasons to Train

Let’s be totally real: I love exercising to look and feel great, but apart from developing leaner muscles and toning up, one of my biggest motivations is brain training. Seriously. As a writer, I appreciate that maintaining mental sharpness and improving my memory let me enjoy a better quality of life, especially as I get older (Yes, we can say it. It’s happening to all of us every day and we can do it better).

How to be More Mindful at the Spa: Awaken Your Senses

How to be More Mindful at the Spa: Awaken Your Senses

During a recent trip to London, UK, I had the indulgent pleasure of visiting ESPA Life at Corinthia, London’s most exclusive, most luxurious spa, offering world-class pampering treatments and spa/fitness facilities. I was especially interested in exploring their mindfulness philosophy, an essential element of their integrated approach to natural beauty and inner calm. Find out about my visit here!

Mindfulness: Be Less Reactive for Better Health

Mindfulness: Be Less Reactive for Better Health

A benefit of practicing mindfulness is that you learn to be less reactive to stressful and emotional situations. This is good for your health. We all have 'buttons' that, when pressed, can cause us to lose control. It does not have to be that way.

When you watch over time the issues that press your buttons—for example, I hate it when people tell me, "You're wrong," because I pride myself on being very careful to get things right—you can learn, rather than react according to old patterns you may have had since childhood.

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

I created this website as a resource for today's busy woman - you! I know, because I am you. We all hear about the importance of self-care and self love. You know that you 'should' be doing something to take more care of yourself, but because of everything you're juggling — work, family, friends, and community — it feels selfish and impossible.

Walking: Lose Weight & Keep it Off

Walking: Lose Weight & Keep it Off

Walking is one of the best ways to improve health, get in shape, lose weight, keep weight off, and stay in shape. For example, 94% of people in the National Weight Control Registry, which has one of the largest databases regarding individual weight loss, increased physical activity to achieve weight loss and most of these people chose walking to get active.

Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

The first step? Find your WHY. Figure out why you want to exercise. Connect with your heart. How will your life improve? Will you have more energy, be slimmer, more attractive, or more successful? How will you be different from who you are today? Identify the specific reasons why you want to exercise and visualize yourself as that person.

Upgrading from Trackers to Sensors

Upgrading from Trackers to Sensors

Get ready for the next wave of technology that is transforming training as we know it. While visiting two recent tech events in Southern California, Wearable Tech & IOT and The Luxury Technology Show, I had an opportunity to try out some of training's hottest new devices. While most of you have been working with activity trackers, apps, and smartwatches, this new product wave is all about sensors.