Category: Week 3

Don’t Mix Love and Stress

Stress can create distance in your relationship. Fortunately, there are five mindful tips that can help strengthen your love life. Stress keeps you from communicating and paying attention to your partner. Stress causes you to experience an array of emotions that you can’t control. It can increase your cortisol and adrenaline levels, interfering with your…
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Guide to Secondhand Clothes

The end of summer is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time to clean out your closet and prepare for a new season. Do you have old clothes you no longer wear? Do you need new clothes, but are short on funds? Now’s the perfect opportunity for you to recycle and replenish your wardrobe with…
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Preserving Food: a Powerful Ritual

Preserving food is an ancient ritual that remains popular today. This concept is one of the key tenements of Mindful Eating Everyday®. At the end of the growing season I have fond memories of canning everything: cherries, tomatoes, green beans, pickles and corn. We also froze many fruits and vegetables; peaches, corn, peas, and peppers. Many of…
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Little Known Black Inventors

How many Black inventors can you name? Everyone knows about George Washington Carver and his peanut inventions—from peanut milk to peanut paper—but what about the others? African Americans have come up with some amazing inventions over the years. For Black History Month, we’ve listed three amazing inventors and their unique stories. Thomas L. Jennings On…
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Setting an Agenda for Family Meetings

Creating an agenda for family meetings helps create a conversation flow. It relieves stress and anxiety through organized topics; each person has an opportunity to voice his/her opinions and receive and provide feedback from the rest of the family. The key with family meetings is to create an inviting and open forum for conversation. Nothing…
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Extreme Green Homes

When people think of famous green homes they may imagine mansions built by celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, or Johnny Depp. However, these environmental mansions don’t begin to compare to the extreme green homes built by nature enthusiasts. These homes go a step further than solar panels and energy efficient toilets. Here’s a look…
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The Power of Renewal Rituals

Rituals reduce stress and anxiety and make us feel safe and resilient. I encourage you to develop Renewal Rituals, especially at work, to live a more stress-free life. Before we get any further, I want to emphasize to you that Rituals are not the same as Routines. You perform your Renewal Rituals with reverence, awareness,…
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Cat Ownership Brings Lots of Joy

Most individuals feel isolated and lonely these days. Many of us live in a chronic state of fear and anxiety. Luckily, there is a furry, loving medication that can be your prescription for better health. Just like sunshine and vitamins, dogs and cats make you healthy. Sharing your life with a four-footed friend can offer…
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5 Natural Cold Remedies

Are you suffering from a cold? Are you looking for home remedies for cold symptoms? Whether you need meal ideas or a way to soothe your throat, you can find a solution listed below on our natural cold remedies. Comforting Soups Tomato soup and chicken noodle soup are common meals for people with colds. But, they…
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Love Gives You New Life

Sharing your stresses and concerns with others helps the mind and body relax and renew.  Research tells us there is a positive relationship between having community and our health and longevity. Meet with a friend or friends at least once a week for a meal.  When we have a physical connection with others we produce…
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