Frightfully Good

If you have outgrown costume parties and snack-size treats, there is still one aspect of Halloween that can do you some good: a good fright! That’s right—a good old-fashioned scare. The journal Emotion published the results of a study that showed that after people are...

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Let the Sun Shine In

In my last email, I shared with you the importance of getting a healthy dose of natural light every day if possible, since it is key to our physical and mental well-being.  Even though the days are getting shorter, there is no excuse for not “upping your exposure” to...

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Soak up the Sun

Did you know that the average Westerner spends 90 percent of their time indoors? That means we are also spending the majority of our time living and working under artificial light. This can have serious implications for our physical and mental health, however. We know...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Despite what the skeptics may think or say, meditation involves a lot of science. Researchers have demonstrated time and time again that meditation triggers a series of responses in the brain that enable us to achieve a state of relaxation and self-awareness that can...

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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Many of my clients who are new to meditation tell me that the hardest part of the practice for them is being able to successfully “shut down” competing thoughts, to-do lists, etc. They are hardly alone. In fact, that is one of the most common stumbling blocks for...

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Put Down Some Roots

Centuries of Romeo’s know that flowers have the power to melt a woman’s heart and raise her spirits. In fact, scientists at Harvard University showed that scented candles have nothing on the aroma of fresh flowers when it comes to reducing anxiety and depression....

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