Wellbeing

Wellbeing is the essence of a happy life.  Be healthy, happy, strong, and at peace with yourself and the world.  Mindfulness, yoga, exercise, diet,  personal growth and positivity are all explored here.

pilates are easier than you think
Fitness

Pilates Are Easier Than You Think

My physical therapist told me, “Pilates are easier than you think.” I did not believe him – I came home and looked at pilates videos – easier than you think – ha! I watched cute limber girls and women raise their legs higher in the air than I imagined possible. “Lift one vertebrae at a time…exhale…inhale…”, the instructions were complex,

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Yoga for Seniors and Beginners
Fitness

Yoga For Beginners and Seniors

Yoga is not as mystical or difficult as you may think, there are plenty of videos teaching yoga for beginners as well as seniors. Suffering from back problems as well as not being the most limber or graceful person in the world, I searched for “exercises for back pain”, “yoga for back pain” and several other back pain related searches.

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Mindfulness

4 Easy Mindfulness Practices To Help You Through The Day

By Leo Babauta In the middle of the chaos of the world right now, what can we do to take care of ourselves? Let’s talk about a handful of simple mindfulness practices that can be helpful. Breathe deeply into the belly. This is one to start with, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. We get caught up

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10 Steps to Optimism
Wellbeing

Be Optimistic With These 10 Easy Steps

It is not always easy to be optimistic. It requires perserverance and foresight. Additionally it requires a mindset that is positive and dynamic. If you a “glass half empty kind of person” it is harder to be optimistic than if you are of “the glass half full” persuasion. The good news is that you can train yourself to be more

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Personal Growth

Is Low Self Esteem Holding You Back? Say No to Low!

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain It is often not easy to squash low self-esteem. Your self-esteem stems from things that have happened to you in your life and your own feelings about whether or not you are good enough. There are many ways to improve your self esteem, but the first thing

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Personal Growth

Stop Emotional Triggers from Stopping You

Emotional triggers play a significant role in our lives, in how we feel, how we respond, and ultimately in our successes or failures in life. Once you know what your triggers are, you can determine how you respond to them and understand your ingrained patterns and habits. Triggers result in the creation of habits and patterns, we learn to become

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Personal Growth

Brain Facts & Mind Expanding Videos

The brain is still pretty much a mystery to us all – how it works, the power it has, the ability to actually change your brain are all topics that are studied by scientists worldwide.  The mind and brain are fascinating subjects and learning how they work is the subject of countless studies.  There are some great documentaries and videos

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Worriers Bill of Rights
Personal Growth

Stop Worrying With These Easy Tips

It is common advice to suggest that if you have worries, you should ask yourself “What is the worst that could happen?”  This may work for some, but I suggest that if you can’t do anything about it, simply stop worrying about it, ruminating over the worst that could happen might make it worse; it might give you even more

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what is mindfulness
Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being aware, being in the moment, it is the practice of being still, appreciating the moment that is and the you that you are.  We often get too busy in our lives to appreciate the lttle things, losing sight of the present and not hearing what our bodies, souls, or minds are telling us. It is a matter

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Personal Growth

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Attitude

We all need an attitude adjustment now and then – sometimes it may be as easy as changing your perspective or simply doing something fun but there are some very easy ways to change your attitude that can be incorporated into your daily routines.  Here is a list of ten easy things to do to have a more positive attitude

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Quit Thinking Negative Thoughts
Personal Growth

Stop Negative Thinking With Eight Steps

How do you stop yourself from negative thinking?  Is it possible to change negative thoughts into positive thoughts?  Can you actually stop making negative statements either to yourself or others?  It is possible to stop the habit of negative thinking but it takes work.  Using the Eight Steps to Stop Negative Thinking, you can do it.  It is easy to

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