You’re a control freak and you know it.  But you can’t find your way clear of this stressful, energy-stealing frame of mind.  Oprah.com contributor Martha Beck offers 5 tips to help you get comfortable with letting go. Relax your need to relax.  If you’re trying to relax, you’re not actually relaxing. Give yourself permission to be as tense […]

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  The Rapid Rise Of Yoga and Its Benefits Across America, the number of people practicing Yoga has been increasing dramatically for several years. A survey recent by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal reports that 36 million Americans are now practicing yoga. That’s an increase of 50% over the 2012 number. Three times more adults […]

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“Sleep is important for learning new information.” So says a study published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Researchers tested subjects’ ability to recall information under two sets of conditions – limited sleep and a full eight hours. Results indicate we remember more when we’re well rested. The findings, they say, apply to […]

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    Once again, research affirms what we know about the benefits of spending time in natural settings. Exposure to green trees, grass, bushes, and flowers, as well as blue spaces – those with still or running water –renews and refreshes us, helps us feel more connected to life. To add nature’s beneficial greens and […]

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          Abraham Maslow’s approach to psychology was unique.  He studied people who were psychologically healthy, living and performing at their peak.  He called them self-actualizers.  See how many strengths of self-actualized people you possess: Live in the present moment, the now, not the past or future.  Self and other accepting.  Spontaneous.  […]

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Every individual, every task, project, team, department and business, has a purpose – a distinct contribution to make.  We feel most satisfied, and successful, when performing the service, or utilizing skills and qualities that align with our sense of purpose. If you want to do work that resonates with your heart-felt sense of purpose, remember, […]

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Recently, I read that most of us check email 37 times per day…37 times!  I was shocked.  That accounts for 37 daily interruptions…37 times when you stop reading, writing, talking, listening, thinking, analyzing, planning, studying. Take stock of your email checking habits.  If you’re among those who allow email to regularly interrupt your focus and […]

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If you want to reduce the impact of stress in your life, take a lesson for our women and men returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Through partnership with Project Welcome Home Troops, Emma Seppala and her colleagues at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress syndrome and calm their […]

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