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3 Simple Meditations to Help You Thrive

Lauren Eckstrom | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Eckstrom

The key to meditation is not quantity but consistency. Rather than picking a specific time to meditate daily, add meditation to your regular routine. And at the end of each meditation, take a moment to say thank you to yourself for taking time to get still today.

5 Steps To Set Yourself Up For Better Sleep

Linden Schaffer | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

Sure, you know you should be sleeping more hours. That's an easy one. But have you ever stopped to consider that maybe the six hours of sleep you are getting aren't necessarily restful?

Healthy Family, Healthy You

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Remember: The whole point of getting well is enjoying our time on this planet, and harmonious relationships are key to our overall health. When we nourish our family relationships, we ultimately nourish ourselves.

End the War on Disease

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Through my work with thousands of patients over the years, I have discovered that illness can serve as a catalyst for a new and improved life, if the situation is approached mindfully. Someone with heart disease, for example, can use the illness as an opportunity to get into and enjoy moving her body.

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

Find Energy By Being Yourself

Terren Nicole | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Terren Nicole

Once I started healing on a spiritual level, my energy came back. I changed jobs. I moved. I got back into the yoga studio. I allowed myself to be in a relationship with someone who loved and supported me.

Big Business Finally Learns That Wellness Is Good Business

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines. Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should come as no surprise. Because, though it would be nice if this change were simply because of altruism, what's happening is that big business is finally realizing that the health of their employees and the health of their bottom line are inseparable. In other words, big business has learned that wellness is good business, even in the boiler room of burnout -- Wall Street and the financial sector.

What Am I Learning Here?

Sister Jenna | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Much of life is constantly allowing feedback to emerge so we can either confirm that we are on the right track or shift tracks to align a perfect balance of existence.

5 Reasons We Keep Doing Something That Results in Failure

Lorie Eber | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

It's time to realize that no diet is ever going to work in the long run. The only answer is to learn how to slowly change those habits. Habit change is a slow process, but the only way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.

Everything Your Gluten-Free Friend Wishes You Knew

Celia Kaye | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

No one would ever say "just try one cashew" to someone with a severe nut allergy, so why do they say "just take one bite" to people with wheat allergies?

It's Time to Retire This Nauseating Pickup Line

Alena Hall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Alena Hall

Apparently my resulting facial expression doesn't fully expose how I really feel about these advances, so let me lay it out with words, boys: You're not being cute. You're not being funny or clever. In fact you're mildly nauseating.

The Upside of 'Island Time' (And Six Other Wellness Lessons From My Tropical Travels)

Alena Hall | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

As impossible as it may feel to slow down and live by "island time" back home in my hectic, New York City life, sometimes it's a lesson I took from my roots that carries immeasurable value when it comes to leading a balanced, fulfilling life.

To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Just 25 years ago, scientists identified the previously unknown virus that has since killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. It now threatens the health of millions more.

Think Summer Hours Are Enough to Make People Happy?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Christine Fruechte

While you may think giving your staff a couple of extra hours of free time a week is feeding their souls, you're wrong. Time off is always welcomed, but employee happiness and productivity are driven by much more than free afternoons.

7 Summer Health Mistakes

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Summer activities can feel like extreme sports--even if you're just driving...

The Importance of Staying Fit and Healthy, Thriving and Finding Balance at Age 50.

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Mark and Debbie Abbott

So make the decision, like us, that remembering to take care of ourselves along the way will ensure we're able to live out our lives with the health and well-being to pursue anything and everything that interests us. Choose to thrive.

A Luminary Leaves a Legacy of Song

Sister Jenna | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Maya Angelou offered us a portal to see our lives in the form of real-time poetry. She gave birth to breaking through the cage and having the courage to talk about it. She reminds us that every day is a good day, because we never know what truths will emerge when faced with challenges.

Powerful Photos Prove These Fighters, Caregivers And Advocates Refuse To Let Cancer Bring Them Down

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact

As activist Terry Tempest Williams once wrote, "An individual doesn’t get cancer, a family does." If anything transforms that statement into a reali...

Choose to Chew on Better Health Choices for Your Child

Dr Sanda Moldovan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr Sanda Moldovan

It was a beautiful Sunday-spring-is-in-the-air afternoon, where I was enjoying a pool side brunch in Los Angeles. As I was mingling with the friends ...

Taking Care of You Is Taking Care of Business

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

I passionately believe that our health and well-being are the foundation in which everything that is important and meaningful in our lives must be built upon. In this complicated world in which we live, if we want to thrive, not merely survive, we must elevate self-care to the highest priority of our days.

The Art of Now

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

The connection to the earth, or the world around us, is essential to connecting with The Now and grounding us in what is in right in front of us. It is the raw moments of life that water our roots and feed our souls. So be, and be Now.

How Tragedy Inspired This Actress To Switch Careers

OWN | Posted 05.02.2014 | OWN

A.J. Johnson has a list of clients that includes names like Gabrielle Union, Anne Hathaway and recently, Lindsay Lohan. But before Johnson became a re...

End Mindless Eating in 8 Easy Steps

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Imagine your life if you never again ate mindlessly. You would truly desire and enjoy everything that you choose to eat

5 Simple Techniques To Calm Your Nerves

Betsy Polatin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Polatin

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when there is "too much" to handle. Training yourself to become aware of your body's sensations during these moments can reduce stress and teach you how your body can lead you back to mental and physical equilibrium.