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This Doctor Believes Your Back Pain Is All In Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet amb...

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

Toward a Post-Materialistic Science

Dave Pruett | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

The newest frontier of science is the study of consciousness, for which a materialistic bias is particularly prejudicial.

What Did I Do Wrong? How This Phrase Helps in Life, Sports Performance and Can Even Help the World

Lisa Durant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Durant

I'll never want for anything because I know deep down the right stuff is always inside. Played out through time, if every one of us acts this way, we can change the world for good. Our personal best is all we need. Our children and our Earth deserve it, and so do we.

The 6 Keys to Living the Sweet Life

Chris LuVogt | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Most of us want a better quality of life, happiness, and longevity. But few of us bother to really take note of how we are progressing towards these goals, and too often get caught up in the details of "life" while ignoring how well we are actually living. Luckily, there is a simple trick to help you stay on track and turn your life into a truly sweet one, and all it takes is a humble sticky note.

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

Why the Soul Is Tiptoeing Back Into the Conversation

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.

30-Day Mental Detox

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

Was the 30-day experiment successful? Everything was the same but I had new eyes (literally and metaphorically), I could see that I was a happier person and I smiled more. I would enjoy things more, my anxiety about things is less and I believe I will conquer the world.

Does Your Skull Spell Love? An Exploration of Our Skeletal Vocabulary

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If your bones were words, what would they say? What we take in -- food, thoughts, emotions -- gets metabolized. We're made of that which we consume,...

5 Ways To Be More Efficient

Kim Farbota | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

After years and decades of good time management, we have embedded mindsets about when things should be done. Break your mental boundaries so that you can effectively direct your motivation whenever it materializes.

'Ballet-Themed' Workouts: Why Take the Dancing Out of Dance?

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nadia Khayrallah

Dance training isn't always associated with body positivity, but it does show you a lot of ways to understand and appreciate your body that are unrelated to looks.

Are You a Thinker?

Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH

When I have a problem, I think about it. I imagine it from every angle. The pros and the cons, the yes and the no. Sometimes that's really helpful; it guides me to make good decisions. But sometimes, I think too much about the same thing, over and over. Have you ever done that?

And We Are Magnificent!

Robin Korth | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

What remarkable pieces of life we human beings are. We are blood and bone -- an earthy physiology of cells conglomerated into sinew and tissue, powere...

Ancient Anti-Aging Secret Revealed: Stop the Clock

Lissa Coffey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Meditation can lift you up if you let it. It lightens your burdens, and in a way it gives you a facelift, too! You'll be smiling more, stressing less and walking with a little more pep in your step. You feel better, and because of this, you look better, too. The peace of mind literally shows on your face.

4 Ways To Have A Happier Day

Megan McDonough | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Popular advertising depicts that happiness comes in the form of flat abs, wrinkle-free skin or the right clothes that make you cool, hip, and happening. Thankfully, none are necessary for happiness. How about celebrating your body just as it is -- a perfect doorway to happiness?

The Benefits Of Yogic Breathing

Kripalu | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

This mind/body connection is central to yoga. Nowhere is this truer than with conscious breathing, which acts as a medicinal tool, increasing well-being and peace of mind.

An Open Letter To My Body

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Body, I'm truly grateful to you. I'm done ignoring, overlooking and pushing your wisdom aside. I'm going to listen to you. In important matters, like career, love, friendships and family, I'll trust your guidance. Please help me sense what matters.

The 4 Differences Between Surviving And Thriving

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

In light of those things we cannot change, it makes sense that we would do everything in our power to choose habits that will serve to strengthen our ability to bounce back in difficult times.

I Owe My Livelihood to My Body. (No, Not in That Way) .

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

As I look back on my career journey so far, I'm grateful for my dear body's wisdom. Maybe you're like me, with a mind that refuses to move you out of life-sapping work.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Creating Change: Tom Myers on Yoga, Fascia and Mind-Body Transformation

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Modern science is just catching up to the ancient wisdom of the mind-body connection and the effect that mental patterns (e.g., stress) can have on th...

You're 2 Minutes Away From A Better Mood

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Next time you are feeling overwhelmed by whatever is arising for you emotionally, try standing up straight, smiling, or putting a hand on your heart. For a super boost, try all three.

Did Trauma Cause My Diabetes?

Dan Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Fleshler

By now, I understand that the trauma of mourning contributed to a process that was probably primed to happen anyway. Maybe my pancreas was already getting ravaged before my grandfather died and before any symptoms appeared.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 9

Carol Simone | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Today marks the 65th year I've been breathing on the planet. And, let me tell you, it's been quite a journey... one not for the faint-hearted, but one filled with grit and grace, overwhelming beauty, dizzying despair, incredible inspiration and as much drama and comedy as my ego could possibly drum up.