If you can find any authentic reason to give thanks... anything at all that you're grateful for in your life or in the world and put your attention there, an overwhelming body of research indicates you're going to experience more joy, vitality, and inner peace.
You know that having a double-shot latte after 4 p.m. or plowing through too much sugary dessert will keep you from snagging a solid 8 hours of z's. What you probably don't realize is that there are a number of nutritious food that could be to blame if you're tossing and turning at night.
It's flu season again. And now, along with the barrage of helpful flu shot reminders, comes the annual outbreak of myths about the flu. First, here are some basic facts.
If you're hosting Thanksgiving for a guest with a history of food-related issues, you can't eliminate every single trigger from your table. But there are some small things you can do that will have a huge impact -- for them, and for all your guests.
According to a USDA report, 35 percent of perfectly good turkey meat purchased in the United States does not get eaten. In 2013, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimated that $277 million worth of turkey was thrown away over the Thanksgiving holiday.
In a perfect world, we would all be this grateful -- and at Thanksgiving, we could sit down and the thankfulness would flow forth genuinely and profusely. But many of us aren't there yet, and focusing on generosity can be a different way to increase gratitude in the world this Thanksgiving.
What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question.
But if you're like me and never celebrated Thanksgiving to begin with -- nor do you feel inclined to celebrate -- embrace it. Order in. Eat out. Enjoy your alone time, if it comes to that. Go for a hike. Read a book or re-watch a favorite series on Netflix. Don't feel guilty or weird.
It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. And yet for many years, in our family, it was one of the worst. After finally getting his diagnosis, and learning more and more about my son's needs, we have taken a much different approach to celebrating the holidays.
I questioned if one could experience joy by faking "gratitude"? I tried and this is what I learned by pretending to be grateful.
Do you know squat about the body-weight squat? When done correctly, the popular movement -- which is one of the best leg exercises because it targets the lower body, including the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps -- can be super effective. Done wrong, however, it can be dangerous.
I never felt my breasts defined me or who I was as a woman. Rather, my breasts were a part of me. Losing my breasts has been a brutal process, but having the opportunity to honor that part of me in advance has helped me to move forward.
For that reason, I'm writing this today for those of you who WANT to be grateful, but who just aren't "wired that way." And for those "mutants" like me who have been "hardwired" for happiness but who may have found yourselves in a funk of sorts.
Now more than ever, we understand that nearly every single health condition is either primarily caused by, or its course influenced by, one's DNA.
We talk a lot about health care these days (who's entitled to it, who decides who can access it, how much it costs), but maybe we don't talk enough about what happens once we've finally gotten to an appointment.
While dogs are seemingly more concerned with your happiness, cats are more concerned with their own. What follows are 10 essentials to being more successful in work and life inspired by observations of my own cats, friends' cats, and those that just show up for breakfast and dinner.
Few articles have evoked a visceral reaction on par with my response to The Atlantic's piece, "Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials." I all but threw my hands up in an existential fit.
With the complicated nature of Crohn's and colitis, and the potential for symptoms throughout the entire body, it is obvious why support systems play such a critical role in the lives of IBD patients.
If you're a health-minded carnivore, you've probably found yourself standing in a grocery aisle, holding two options in your hands and puzzling over the labels. What, exactly, does free-range mean again? And is organic better?