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A Very Simple Guide to Chill Out

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” — George F. Burns One good life skill is to be able to chill out. To be calm in negative situations and not overreact …

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Easy Stress Relief: 5 Ways To Decompress In Just 5 Minutes

Let’s face it- life is busy. Hectic. Non-stop. Daunting. Overwhelming. For most, stress is something that is a constant in life. So how exactly can we calm down, regroup, recharge given that most of us probably only have about five minutes max to accomplish a sense of (brief) peace.. Here’s how! Below are five stress-relief activities to bring you back …

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Restore and Recharge with Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga When life is moving 100 miles per hour and stress levels are at an all time high, it can be hard to step back and slow things down again. Unfortunately, when life is racing forward, our mental and physical health bare the brunt of it. We become tired, stressed, sore, and anxious. However, restorative yoga could be the …

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Feeling Crappy? Turn on Some Music

A Good Tune Never Hurt Nobody Music is something magical. It’s a band aid for all of life’s emotional wounds and an outlet to express the pent up emotions felt inside. The best part? There is something for everyone. If you like upbeat and poppy, there’s Taylor Swift, Arianna Grande, Justin Beiber. If you’re into rap, there’s Jay-Z, Eminem, 2Chainz, …

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Should You Keep a Diary?

Back in middle school, I had a “secret” diary. It was pink, had glitter all over it, and yes, had a lock and key. I would write about all about my day, my crush, and about my Jonas Brothers obsession. I found it in my attic over the summer, broke into the lock, read the contents, and had myself a …

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Breathe, Stretch, Shake and Let it Go

It’s that time of year again… school assignments start to pile on, tests are given. If your  workload seems to be at an all-time high, you may be feeling as if a giant tidal wave is coming at ya (@ least that’s how I feel currently), or that you never going to make it… Well, the good news is that …

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Do Stress Balls Really Work??

Stress balls absolutely work, and there’s science to back it up. When we get stressed out, our brain has two channels. A sensory channel (sight, sound, feel, and smell) and an intellectual channel that tries to makes sense of how we feel and put it into context. When your sensory channel is blocked or occupied, your experiences aren’t as intense …

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Turn Your Bedroom Into a Zen Oasis

In these trying and stressful times, having your own place of tranquility to retreat to is of utmost importance. What better place to relax and rejuvenate than your own bedroom? One of the best ways to achieve an interior design that inspires your inner yogi is to apply the principles of zen. In regards to interior design, “zen” pertains to …

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I Wrote A Thank-You Note Every Day For A Week, And Here’s What Happened

Science says practicing gratitude is not only associated with greater happiness, but it can also improve your sleep quality, bolster relationships, and even boost your immune system. I’m a believer, but I’ve always thought of gratitude as an inward project, something I could journal about or meditate on. Then I heard about a study by Martin Seligman, PhD, a psychologist at …

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De-Stress with Art Therapy

I am the least creative person I know. Actually, let me rephrase that: I am the least artsy person I know. I can barely draw stick figures and coloring inside the lines is a bit of a stretch sometimes, too. BUT, I will admit there is something oddly “therapeutic” in the expression and movement behind painting and/or coloring (aka Art …

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