The Junk Drawer Mind

This week I have been reminded (yet again!) of the power of yoga, the power of the daily practice, and the power of living with intention. 

Lately, my morning yoga practice had gotten derailed and was not as consistent as I wanted it to be. Many reasons for this, some really good reasons and some not so good reasons. Ultimately, the main reason? Life.

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Stress has become a common part of life, maybe even an expected part of life. When did it become so normal to be stressed all the time? Was it this way for past generations too or is this a modern symptom? Either way, stress is a big part of most of our lives and we have to take control of it if we don't want stress running our lives.

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On the Importance of an Occasional Online Break

Back online today after five days off. Taking the time off to focus on the absolutely necessities and simplify was just what I needed. I feel like a new woman, refreshed and centered again.

Before my break I was scattered, had trouble focusing, and was feeling lost. I have been though a lot of changes in the last few months and I have several options in front of me. And yet I felt stuck because I could not decide what to do. All of that combined with the nearly nonstop information input from the internet and social media, it is no wonder I was feeling lost. 

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Want to Improve Your Happiness? Fruits and Vegetables Are Key.

A study of the long term effect of fruit and vegetable consumption on happiness and the sense of well-being was released in this month's American Journal of Public Health. The researchers studied over 12,000 people and found that consuming 8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day had a statistically significant effect on the participants' happiness and sense of well-being. The result of consuming 8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day had the same impact on the level of happiness as when a person goes from being unemployed to employed. That's huge!

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