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Improving Your Sleep Hygiene to Reduce Stress

by Marnie Bii February 13th, 2019| Mind & Body, Stress
When you're having a difficult week, it's likely that you start deeply ruminating about past and upcoming events as soon as your head hits the pillow. Unfortunately, disruptions in your quantity and quality of sleep can worsen stress, landing you in a never-ending cycle of worry. You can keep
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Create a Year’s Worth of Improvement Goals

by Marnie Bii January 30th, 2019| Mind & Body, Seasonal
The urge to follow a list of resolutions for the new year often fizzles out by the end of January. You can motivate yourself to continue with the resolutions by making monthly goals for the entire year. Make a specific goal (or two!) for each month throughout the year
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A Moment of Quiet and Peace

by MPK October 31st, 2018| Mind & Body
Last week I wrote about winding down at the end of the day.  While I love being able to fit fifteen minutes of yoga into my schedule, it doesn't happen nightly. Sometimes those days when I really crave that relaxation coincide with days that are filled with stress.  I
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Making the Most of the Sun for Improved Health

by Marnie Bii May 23rd, 2018| Mind & Body
As the sunlight starts to peek out from behind the clouds, many people start to feel a little bit of relief from crushing depressed emotions. If you find the winter blues affect you deeper than what feels normal, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder, which is depression caused

Actively Reducing Stress Increases Health At The Genetic Level

by Editorial Team October 16th, 2017| Mind & Body
Have You Ever Heard Of Telomeres?

If you’ve tied your shoes, you can understand telomerase. This is a substance that, for purposes of illustration, let’s say is found at the end of your DNA strands. Now, when you’ve got tape on a shoestring, that tape ends up keeping the lace together.
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Lower Noise to Reduce Your High Stress Levels

by Marnie Bii June 26th, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
You likely already know that you should limit exposure to loud sounds to protect your hearing. However, did you know that constant noise at acceptable levels can also harm your health? Although the noises do not have an effect on your hearing ability, the sustained sounds can activate your
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Visualization for Inspiration

by Kimberly Hays June 12th, 2015| Inspiration, Mind & Body
If you feel like you have met a plateau and you aren’t seeing the results you used to, it may be just temporary and you have to push through. That can be difficult, but you can use your mind to help get through it by using visualization.

Visualization is similar
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What Motivates You to Exercise?

by Kimberly Hays May 15th, 2015| Mind & Body
You hit them gym, go to yoga class, or run three to four days a week, but why? To stay motivated, you need to not only go through the motions, but think about why you work out. Do you want more energy, to lose weight, or just want to
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Exploring the Role of Fear and Anxiety in Stress

by Marnie Bii May 1st, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
When faced with a difficult task, it's easy to allow overwhelming feelings of fear and anxiety to take over. Instead of completing the task at hand, you may spend a lot of time ruminating about these fears and anxious feelings in an unhealthy way. Soon after, you may feel
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Get Inspired With a Great Playlist for Working Out

by Kimberly Hays April 17th, 2015| Inspiration, Mind & Body
Sometimes it’s just the little things that make a difference when you are trying to stay inspired for workouts. For many, just having great music on your phone or iPod can keep you pushing through a hard workout. Take a little time on the weekend or when you have
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3 Awesome Ways Yoga Melts Away Stress

by Marnie Bii April 3rd, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
Yoga directly addresses all of the mechanisms that allow stress to run out of control. With yoga, you must control your breathing, focus on movements and work out all of your excess energy. While you hold each pose, your yoga instructor will regularly remind you to keep your breathing
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Combine Music and Exercise to Improve Your Mood

by Marnie Bii March 27th, 2015| Mind & Body, Seasonal
As you wait for the sun to come out full time, you might find your mood dropping to dangerously sad levels from time to time. You can artificially boost your mood by exercising and listening to music while waiting for the sun's assistance. Both music and exercise have a

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