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Basic Meditation: Meditation on the Breath

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Meditation on the Breath

Sit in a chair with the spine straight and supported and the feet flat on the floor. Or, you may lie down flat on your back.

 

Do a simple check-in of your emotional state, your thoughts, and what you are feeling in your body.

Just notice what is happening, without judgment or expectation.

 

 

Let your body begin to relax, consciously releasing tension.

 

Begin to...

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Living a Life in Balance

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Living a Life in Balance

Do you feel like your life is too complicated? Are you often torn between your work and home responsibilities?

"If so, you're not alone, and you don't have to despair," says Odette Pollar, president of Smart Ways to Work, a personal productivity firm in Oakland, Calif., and author of Take Back Your Life. "You can gain peace and relief by making a conscious effort to reduce the complexities in your life and achieve balance."

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How to Make a Budget and Stick to It

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 1:40 AM

How to Make a Budget and Stick to It

If you want to keep your spending under control, it's essential that you make a budget. A budget allows you to get a handle on the flow of your money -- how much you make and how much you spend. With that information in hand, you can make intelligent choices about what to buy with your hard-earned cash.

 

 

Make a List of Your Expenses

 

The first st...

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It's Time to Think Positive

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 9:20 PM

It's Time to Think Positive

Picture a rose bush in full bloom. What did you notice first: the roses or the thorns? A rose bush has plenty of both. But if you focused on the roses and overlooked the thorns, you were thinking positive.

There is a lesson here.

Thinking positive is a choice. It's a decision to appreciate the roses in your life (loved ones, favorite activities, and relaxing moments) while letting go of the thorns (stresses, disappoint...

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Mastering the Principles of Positive Thinking

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Mastering the Principles of Positive Thinking

You can learn to think positively, and doing so can lead to greater self-confidence, more respect for others and achievement of your goals.

The late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's best-selling classic, "The Power of Positive Thinking," has inspired millions of people in more ...

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Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?

At some point in your life, someone probably told you: "Enjoy every moment. Life is short." Maybe you've smiled and rolled your eyes at this well-intentioned relative or co-worker. But the fact is, there's something to it. Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health.

The idea is called mindfulness. This ancient practice is about being completely aware of what's hap...

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What is a Health & Lifestyle Coach

Posted on April 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM

WHAT IS A HEALTH & LIFESTYLE COACHING?


A Health & Lifestyle Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with you to help you feel your best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing a diet or a lifestyle, Dr. Chargualaf will tailor your individualized wellness programs to meet your needs.

Health and Lifestyle Coaching focuses on health and lifestyle choices, helping you make better decisions and learning how you...

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How to Develop a Can-do Personality

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 7:00 AM

How to Develop a Can-do Personality

Some people handle tough jobs without breaking a sweat. Others seem to give up before they even get going.

What's the difference between a can-do and a won't-try person?

"It's usually a matter of bravery," says Paul Hauck, Ph.D., a psychologist in Rock Island, Ill. "Can-do people aren't any smarter than anyone else. They have learned not to let fear carry them away from success."

The most common roadblock...

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It's Time to Think Positive

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM

It's Time to Think Positive

Picture a rose bush in full bloom. What did you notice first: the roses or the thorns? A rose bush has plenty of both. But if you focused on the roses and overlooked the thorns, you were thinking positive.

There is a lesson here.

Thinking positive is a choice. It's a decision to appreciate the roses in your life (loved ones, favorite activities, and relaxing moments) while letting go of the thorns (stresses, disappoint...

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