Why Dieting Doesn't Work

Why Dieting Doesn’t Work

In the U.S., 80% of girls have been on a diet before they turn 10. (source) Take a few minutes and watch this TED Talk by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt. According to Aamodt: Several long-term studies have shown that girls who diet in their early teen years are three times more likely to become overweight five […]

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How to Show Compassion without Enabling

If I had to guess, I’d say most of us genuinely want to help others. There are times when, for whatever reason, someone just pulls on your heartstrings and you feel overwhelming compassion and an unshakeable desire to help. That’s one of the many beautiful qualities of the human spirit. Unfortunately, things can get complicated, […]

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How to Have Courage in the Midst of Fear

Grit. It’s a powerful word, isn’t it? Say it aloud. Grit. Kinda makes you think of an old Western. It just sounds… gritty. Despite how fun it is to say, it’s a word we don’t hear too often anymore. The word seems to be fading from our vocabulary, and the concept is dwindling from our […]

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the link between depression and pain

The Link Between Depression and Pain

The link between depression and bodily pain is not imagined. Depression causes actual physical pain; and chronic pain often results in depression. It’s a vicious cycle: the more pain you feel, the worse your depression becomes, or as your depression worsens, the more physical pain you experience. Does it matter which comes first, depression or […]

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The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli (1781) is thought to be one of the classic depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation. (Source)

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try This!

Unless you’re a robot, you are aware that sleep is a vital human function. Your body needs sleep for optimal brain function, memory and concentration, muscle recovery, immune function, hormone regulation, metabolism, and so much more. Think about what happens to you when you’re low on sleep or spent a restless night tossing and turning. […]

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 5

This is the fifth and final part of our series based on nextavenue.org’s article, 5 ‘Sesame Street’ Lessons We Need Again as Adults. Lesson 5: When All Else Fails, Dance Watch how this adorable little girl freestyles with Paul Simon: You know that feeling of just being able to let loose on the dance floor? […]

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5-part series from nextavenue.org’s article “5 Sesame Street Lessons We Need Again as Adults.” Once again, Sesame Street gives us a priceless helping of simple yet profound wisdom. So far in this series, we’ve been reminded of the importance of setting things aside that hinder us from trying something […]

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 5-part series based on nextavenue.org’s article, 5 Sesame Street Lessons We Need Again as Adults. Check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Our third lesson from the beloved children’s show Sesame Street is “Friends Matter”. Take a look at this video clip: In the video, the late […]

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