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6 Ways Super Genes Can Make You Invincible

Do you think that your genes are just what they are? That your parents handed them down to you and that is what you are stuck with for the rest of your life? For years we had the belief that they were fixed, but the study of epigenetics has exploded that myth. Your genes are […]

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Creating Your Writing Style: 5 Ways to Find Your Voice

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. Remember when your mother used to say, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it”? Well, that statement is all about voice. Your voice conveys your attitude, mood, and relationship to life. Your tone is the voice readers hear when they’re reading, and your voice affects how the reader […]

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Confession is Good For the Soul: 7 Ways to Stimulate Confessional Writing

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. “Confession is good for the soul in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff—it is a palliative rather than a remedy.” — Peter De Vries A few years back, I presented a workshop at the West Hollywood Book Festival called “Confessional Writing.” It was very well attended; in […]

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Discover the Many Benefits of “Earthing”

by Julia Scalise, DN, PhD The winter of 2015 was brutal for most areas of the country and seemed as if it would never end. Even the usual break of some patches of warmer weather in the spring didn’t happen for many areas, mine included. So, while the hazy, lazy days of summer are still […]

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6 Ways to Write With Compassion

By Diana Raab, Ph.D. On July 6th, His Holiness the Dalai Lama turned 80 years old. That day has also been also named National Compassion Day. Many years ago, I saw the Dalai Lama speak at a local university. Knowing that I would be inspired by his words, I stood in line for the event […]

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5 Tips for Adding Spark Back Into Your Life

by Julia Scalise, DN, PhD As the 4th of July holiday approaches, we see many announcements and advertisements for fireworks events. The spectacular displays are both exciting and beautiful to watch. The bursts of color and design are a delight to the eyes. But these demonstrations are short lived, and quickly fizzle and fade. I […]

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The Power of Mindfulness – How it Helps Addiction Treatments

by Mel Mardle In health circles and rehabilitation centers alike, the buzzword is mindfulness. Whether employed in yoga sessions, meditation or alone, ‘being in the here and now’ has proven to wield plentiful benefits, in numerous large-scale studies. Mindfulness is simple; it begins with being more aware of what is occurring in the present moments, […]

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Why We Love Random Acts of Kindness

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – The Dalai Lama We hear people talk about compassion, but what is it really? Merriam-Webster defines it as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” While it is related to empathy, it […]

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5 Ways to Bust Your Worry Cycle

Worrying often just comes out of nowhere, and hits us right in the middle of a great day. It can start with just a tiny little thought that passes thru your brain and then STICKS. Have you ever had that experience? You find yourself fixating on it and the strength of it grows and grows […]

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