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10 Natural Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.

8 Toxic Thoughts You Deserve To Let Go Of

Rachael Yahne | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

It doesn't matter if you're in your 20s or your 40s. If there's negativity and worry infiltrating your self concept, it's up to you to do the mental working of cleaning up your act. Here are eight toxic thoughts you need to let go of:

The 5 Negative Thoughts You Need To Banish Forever

Margaret Manning | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Many people are struggling to find happiness in life after 50. On the surface, you might think that our inability to be happy comes from our complex lives. But, despite the fact that we share similar challenges, some of us are much happier than others. The question is, why?

Nasty Thought Buzzing Around? Trap It, Map It and Zap It Now

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

You will have thoughts in your head every waking hour. Learning how to manage them doesn't just make you feel better in the moment; you gain more control of how you react to the events of your life.

4 Ways to Curb Your Inner Critic

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

"Mediocre." "Procrastinator." "Wavering." This is how my friend described herself -- and I was stunned. She is, in fact, successful, beautiful and s...

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's intuitive words of wisdom? Maybe not. But I can be smart enough to pay attention. He's making good sense, so perhaps I'm not screwing up 100 percent of the time.

How You Live Your Life: A Chicken Soup Lesson

Wendy Keller | Posted 05.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Keller

I'm at the end of a bad cold today, so I decided to drag myself to a local deli for some chicken soup. There were four busy people behind the counter ...

You Have Negative Thoughts? Okay -- So What?

Natasha Che | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

The goal of inner growth is not to become a positive person, but to realize that you are fundamentally free, regardless of circumstances. Positivity or negativity, it's all a dance of consciousness.

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scro...

Say Goodbye to the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee

Catherine Burns | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Burns

A few weeks ago I was presenting with a friend and colleague to Bermuda's Business and Professional Women's Association. As well as being a pink sandy...

How to Help Stop Negative Thoughts

Jon Wortmann | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

When the negative thoughts come, sit with them. Wait out the pain, at least at first. By journaling, talking to a friend, or meditating, discern what in life needs a little more attention. That will often allow your mind to go back to a more peaceful place.

3 Steps to Mindfully Shift Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

In Buddhism, we say that a constrictive quality of mind keeps mind flow within a narrow range of awareness, while mindfulness allows us to drop our limitations and ultimately enter the creative space of open mind.

3 Common Communication Conundrums and How to Handle Them

Caryn Chow | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caryn Chow

The secret to communicating -- and more importantly, connecting, is to open your heart up more. Be open to being vulnerable.

Practicing Presence at the Holidays

Stephan Bodian | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephan Bodian

As the old adage goes, if you think you're enlightened, go home to mom and dad and the rest of the family and see what happens. If you haven't completely released the grip of the past, it will surely come back to haunt you now.

Don't Let Negative Thoughts Get You Down

Happify | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Negative thinking is inevitable -- but it doesn't have to completely derail your life. Whether it's stopping those thoughts in their tracks or knowing...

4 Practical Steps for Changing Mental Habits

Michael J. Formica | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

At times we can find these patterns to be somewhat unproductive and, at others, wholly destructive. When confronted with either circumstance, we are also provided with an invitation to change.

3 Lies Your Calendar Tells You (And How To Get It To Tell The Truth)

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

The truth is you probably will always be busy and your calendar will be a work in progress. That's okay. But when you strive to accept the limits of a truthful calendar, you can manage your energy more carefully to accomplish the goals, and care for the people and things, that matter most.

The Trick To Banishing Bad Memories

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Painful memories are completely normal. But when the stress associated with them hinders your life right now -- that's a problem. The good news is that you can learn to channel the positive memories and turn down the volume on the negative ones.

I Went 21 Days Without Complaining And It Changed My Life

Tim Ferriss | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Ferriss

I wanted to cut out the commiserating most of us use for 30-40 percent of all conversation (if you don't believe me, keep track of how many people start conversations with you in the next 24 hours that center on a complaint or criticism).

3 Negative Thoughts We All Have (And How To Banish Them For Good)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Literature on how to lead a happier life is endless. We spend time poring over words on how to lead joyful existences -- and while there are certain h...

Be Careful of Your Thoughts: They Control Your Destiny

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I think positive thoughts and take positive actions toward my goals, my destiny can be one of joyful and uplifting, with moments of gleefulness. I might fall and get a few bruises along the way, but if my habit is to get up one more time than I fall, my destiny will be one of success.

How To Silence Your Inner Critic Once And For All

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

You're doing just fine. But here's the catch: Your inner critic won't let you believe it. Martha Beck can help you replace those bitter pills once...

Who Is Right About Happiness?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Why are we so bad at being happy? Were we born to struggle? These are questions that have fueled centuries of philosophy and spirituality, with no reliable conclusion.

Why Your Most Defining Moments Matter

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Maybe it was a kind word from the CEO telling you your efforts were appreciated. Or the first time you had to apologize to your child. Your defining moments don't have to be huge, they can be quiet ones that only in looking back now you realize were key.

The Buzzing in Your Ears

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin Luise

We tend to be like pieces of fly paper, letting words (whether they were intended to or not) stick on us like tiny, pesky flies -- buzzing in our ears, irritating our minds and soaking deeply into our cells. And we start to believe them, letting them define our self-worth.