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Eye Care: Tips for Healthy Vision This Fall and Winter
— No matter the time of year, your vision health should maintain a priority. Most people believe that once the long, sunny days have passed you no longer have to worry about your eyes. However, I’m here to tell you that that’s very far from the truth
Best Self Magazine7 min readSelf-Improvement
The Inner Game of Weight Loss: How to Shed Bad Habits and Unwanted Weight
— Food is love. Food is happiness. Food doesn’t judge, and it’s always there for you. Whether you’ve had a bad day at work, your children are out of control, or you’re dealing with personal loss, food can be a reliable and soothing constant in your l
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Dispelling 3 Myths of Motherhood that Sap Your Joy, Your Work & Your Children
— What happens when a career-driven, ambitious entrepreneur becomes pregnant and starts a family? Oftentimes, she becomes a ‘mompreneur’ or ‘supermom’ and sometimes both. Once she becomes a mother, the same fire that was lit still burns inside her, o
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Celebrating The Life Ride: An Ode to My Old Car (and Some Attachments)
_______ I’m probably the only person who would burst into tears on the way to pick up a new car — and then come home and write about it. Yep, that’s me. I literally had tears streaming down my cheeks as I pulled into the car dealership. And of course
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I Can’t… or Maybe I Can: Releasing Our Limiting Beliefs of Our Potential
— We’ve all been there. Standing in the yoga or fitness class of your choice preparing for an hour-long break in your routine. The instructor starts with some basic breathing, maybe a sun salutation. You are feeling good. You move to some more diffic
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7 Esssential Healthy Living Tips for College Students
— How healthy is your lifestyle?  With all the rush and stressfulness of campus life, students rarely ask themselves this question. Most young people neglect their health in pursuit of success until they finally realize that they are on the wrong pat
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10 Longevity Tips All Women Need to Know for a Healthy Heart
— Most women take a healthy heart for granted. When they hear the words “heart attack” they probably think of their spouse before themselves. They don’t know that heart diseases kill more women than breast cancer. Yes, you heard it right! Breast canc
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Your Body, Your Choice: Confessions of a Female Doctor
________ You may trust me because I have an M.D. That may mean, to you, that I have information that you don’t have. I know things about your body — about bodies — that you are not privy to by virtue of your non-expert station in life. You may trust
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Want to Succeed? Stop Planning to Fail
— Are you an expert at anticipating and avoiding obstacles, problems, and potential risks in business and life? This ‘talent’ may actually be the exact thing that is holding you back from being truly successful!  It’s really not your fault; we are ta
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Movement for the Mind: How Running Reduces Depression & Anxiety Symptoms
— For many people I know, running is meditation. It soothes and calms their mind, keeping themselves focused only on the steps they’re taking and the challenges they’re trying to overcome. Feeling their breath and their muscles and being aware of the
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CBD Oil and Its Effects on Mood, Depression and Anxiety
— According to the National Institutes of Health’s 2005 National Comorbidity Survey-Replication study, approximately 9.5% of American adults aged 18 or older suffer from some sort of mood disorder. These mood disorders include major depressive disord
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A Holistic Approach to Creating Wealth for Entrepreneurs
— Creating sustainable wealth is a target many business owners strive to attain, yet only a few are able to achieve with ease. The most common reason why people fail to achieve sustainable wealth is due to a lack of knowledge about how to create weal
Best Self Magazine4 min readSelf-Improvement
Hello, Sun! Sun Salutations to Help Children Wake Up and Greet The Day (and Life)
______ Mornings are such a special time of day. The sun rises. The earth warms. It’s a new day, with new challenges and new experiences to be had. However, in reality, mornings can be filled with chaos, anxiety and frustration. More often than not, w
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Creating Crafty Fun: DIY Projects to Do with Your Kids
— Many adults love spending their evenings and weekends on DIY (Do It Yourself) projects, but often don’t consider bringing their kids in on the fun. Children love to create things with their hands and doing a DIY woodworking project with them is a g
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Off The Mat, Into The Kitchen: Bringing Mindfulness to Our Plate
______ Yoga teaches us to examine and question life, to search our hearts and minds regularly, and to use our intellect for spiritual study and growth. And what better place to start than with the food we eat? The information and advertisements we re
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Be a Meter Feeder In Parking Lots (and Life): Finding Extraordinary in Ordinary
______ I’ve recently been thinking a lot about striving. Doesn’t it seem like we’re always hustling for something bigger, brighter, shinier, more — more money, more followers, more likes, more love, more stuff? Sometimes we simply need to take a brea
Best Self Magazine3 min readSociety
How to Avoid Pitfalls When Seeking a Long-Term Caregiver
— At some point in life, especially during old age, you may find yourself in a situation that necessitates additional assistance or long-term care — and hopefully, you’re loved one(s) will be well-equipped to find you the support and environment you
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From #MeToo to #WhatNow: A Former Fashion Model Puts The ‘Self’ Back In Self-Empowerment
______ I don’t talk a lot (if ever) about my former modeling career. It feels as if it’s a distant and closed chapter, long tucked away like the heavy portfolio I used to tote around on ‘go-sees’ as they were called, which were appointments to see cl
Best Self Magazine4 min readSelf-Improvement
Avoiding College Burnout: 5 Sources of Academic Stress (and How to Deal with Them)
— I remember my college days quite clearly. Sleepless nights, endless reading, ever-growing anxiety and stress-caused insomnia would perfectly describe what I was going through. Balancing a full-time job and study wasn’t an easy ride. There was never
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Building a Bridge Between Your Personal Voice and Your Spirituality
— Building a bridge between personal voice and spirituality can take a person to a new level of excellence in everything he or she does. But first, it requires a lot of dedication to create a life-soul balance that incorporates mindset building, pers
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Spiritual Sustainability: So You Want to Change the World? Start Inside
— Our planet needs healing. Yes, it’s true. The tragic imbalance of our Earth is evident daily. Our forests, oceans, animals, and climate require people who care and people who will advocate for change. But how? Politics, laws, and protests aren’t cr
Best Self Magazine5 min readPsychology
10 Ways To Practice Gratitude To Live a Happier Life
— Our brains are designed to prioritize survival, protection and safety — not happiness. Of course, we have periods where we are happy and content, but often people find themselves in a negative mindset. It takes practice to live a happier life and b
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Weeds of Opportunity: Finding Solace and Soul Connection in The Dirt of Life
At first glance, weeds in a garden bed are about as welcome as messy little problems in life. They all need tending, yet they also bring opportunity. Though I am certainly not known for my green thumb, cooking or gardening, I have certainly learned t
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Toxic Friendships: Reading the Signs of Destructive Relationships – and Letting Them Go
— Humans, by nature, are social animals. It is as essential to have friends as it is to have a family. Friends can guide and support us at every stage. Our friendships can have a tremendous impact on our lives; that’s why it matters who we chose as o
Best Self Magazine4 min readSelf-Improvement
Clean Thoughts: 3 Principles of Information Hygiene for a Happy & Productive Life
— Human beings have an exceptional mind. The mind manifests what we think about all day long. Everything we see on earth today that is man-made was first expressed in the mind.  The universe is governed by a set of laws and principles. Among them is
Best Self Magazine4 min readPsychology
Overcoming The Challenges Of Being A Successful Mother And Businesswoman
— According to most successful people, running a business or building a successful career is a fulltime endeavor. Yet there are so many women in the business world today that are doing their best to navigate both their career and their family.  As if
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The Exercise Effect: How Fitness Can Boost Your Self-Esteem
— The Latin expression “Mens sana in corpore sano” means that if we maintain good physical condition, our mental state will also be great. There isn’t one without the other. Experts will tell you that taking care of your body is a way of making yours
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Computer Calm: Tips for Staying Relaxed, Restored and Productive at Your Desk
— The latest technologies can help to make people’s life easier. But they also leave us seated at our office desks and chained us to various screens. A day full of important tasks and events can be especially stressful if you do not have the opportun
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Understanding Your Child’s Temper Tantrums — and How to Deal with Them
— Human beings love to be in control. We like to know what time our flight will take off for our next vacation, what time to be at work and what time our favorite TV show will be on. Conversely, when life becomes unpredictable, it makes people uncomf
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How Yoga Can Help You Keep Your Balance During Divorce
— Divorce statistics are devastating. According to Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, every 13 seconds there’s a divorce in the U.S. This results in 277 divorces an hour and almost 7 thousand divorces a day. Double that, and you’ll get the number of people feel
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