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Why Laughter Really is The Best Medicine

Have you ever been in a tense or difficult situation when you suddenly burst into a fit of giggles? Or feel a release or rejuvenated after watching a side-splittingly funny movie? It turns out there’s some scientific veracity behind the old adage “laughter is the best medicine.” “Laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. It’s like internal jogging, providing a …

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Make the Most of Your Summer

You did it! You finished another year. Summer is here! Summer is here! Right now you’re on top of the world with your entire summer ahead of you. Which means warm weather, long days, BBQs, holidays, whatever it is you do, you name it. BUT, not making productive use of this time will eventually lead you to feel painfully bored. …

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Sometimes…It’s Okay To Be A Little Selfish, Here’s Why

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Most of us have been taught our whole lives that being selfish is bad. That we must share, and give, all that we have. Most of us have probably been told things like, “finish your plate, there are starving children in Africa” or, “share your toy, you get to play with it all the time.” Well, I am here to …

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The 3 Things I Want To Do More Of This Year

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As you read the title of this article, I bet I can guess what you’re thinking…New Years was over 4 months and this sounds like one of those  resolution posts. Yes and no. This post is about using your time to look at what you really want to do with your year and use those reflections to set better goals for yourself. …

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Successful Coping Strategy

Life is stressful. To prevent becoming stressed out there must be a stress coping strategy devised and personalized to each and every individual. Research has shown the benefit of sleep, optimism, physical activity, and doing something nice for another person as a positive and helpful stress reducing strategy. Today, everything is about more, more, and more; that is except for …

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Tame Your Inner Critic With These 5 Simple Tips

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Have you ever had a friend or family member who criticizes you to no end? Do you ever find yourself doing this to yourself? That’s your inner critic (aka an internal monologue of all the things you suck at). This negative inner voice convinces us that we are not worthy enough, not pretty enough, and not friendly enough in order to be …

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Stop Holding Back and Start Being You

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All of us do it, but maybe we don’t ever really even know it. It’s the classic “I can’t” dressed up in all different phrases that really just mean, I am afraid. It’s all the things we say when we are holding back. News flash, life is scary. Really, really scary. I know more people than not who make up …

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What Does It Mean to Endure?

This past weekend I was attending a seminar out of town that required a bit of travel. Instead of throwing Spotify on and listening to tunes I’ve heard over and over again, I decided to pop on a TED Talk to kill the time instead. Scrolling the endless list, the first title that caught my eye was “To Endure.” Which …

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To Change, You GIVE

Have you ever read a book that just speaks to your soul? That really stops you dead in your tracks and makes you contemplate life?  Well, I have. Actually, there have been a few. The most recent recipient of this “award” was a book written by a woman grappling with Multiple Sclerosis, entitled “29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving …

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No, Is Just a Two-letter Word.

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Are you looking for some inspiration? Then you definitely need to check out my new favorite YouTuber Casey Neistat. Casey is known for his movie-quality vlog and is now on season 3 of daily vlogging. Casey is a great example of being able to hear the word “no” and being told that he “can’t” and using it as motivation to become the …

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