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How to Start a Meditation Habit (10 simple steps)

How to Start a Meditation Habit (10 simple steps)

With its rising popularity, you’ve probably heard a little bit about the practice of meditation. You might’ve even considered trying it yourself, but were too intimidated to start. And while a fear of the unknown is completely reasonable, there’s absolutely no reason to shy away from meditation. It’s actually really easy to start on your own. And if you do, you might just find that you are not only more productive at work and at home, but you also have a much clearer mind and better focus...

May 22, 2018May 22, 2018
What is Functional Fitness? (+ 4 exercises you can try at home TODAY)

What is Functional Fitness? (+ 4 exercises you can try at home TODAY)

There’s a new fitness “buzzword” in the air, and this one takes us right back to the basics. It’s “functional fitness” – a kind of fitness designed to help improve daily life activities. Every day we use our muscles for things like climbing stairs, bending over to pick up children, and carrying heavy grocery bags to the car. Functional fitness is designed to make those tasks easier to perform – helping you keep your body injury-free. Which brings up the next point... Why is Functional Fitness...

May 16, 2018May 16, 2018
How to Relax Your Mind Like an Urban Monk

How to Relax Your Mind Like an Urban Monk

Finding it hard to get more calm and focus in your life? Do you struggle to fit yoga, meditation, or just a moment to yourself in a busy schedule filled with picking up the kids, meeting your work deadlines, or sitting in traffic? It’s enough to frustrate even the most “zen” person. Because when plans to find some quiet “self-time” fail — people tend to blame themselves first. They feel bad for not taking care of themselves the way they want to. And they’re too exhausted to come up with a...

May 8, 2018May 8, 2018
How Gratitude Makes You Happier (And Why Science Agrees!)

How Gratitude Makes You Happier (And Why Science Agrees!)

The Dalai Lama has a famous saying... “Appreciate how rare and full of potential your situation is in this world, then take joy in it, and use it to your best advantage.” This quote perfectly captures the idea of gratitude. Of course, you’d expect nothing less from a man who lives in a profound state of enlightenment every day of his life. But this is more than just a beautiful quote from a smart, spiritual man. It’s a statement that you (yes, you!) can use to change your life. What...

May 2, 2018May 2, 2018
The Strange Mystery and Benefits of Kefir

The Strange Mystery and Benefits of Kefir

As researchers continue to discover the remarkable health benefits of probiotics, a whole new mindset on fermented foods has awakened. You may have long been into fermented vices like beer and wine, but let’s focus on healthier fermented goodies. Probiotics for gut health have hit the market in a big way, and there’s a lot of research that supports the idea of introducing “friendly” bacteria into the gut. But, popping a daily pill (often a very expensive daily pill) doesn’t need to be the only...

April 19, 2018April 19, 2018
Brain Fog? Try These 5 Inexpensive Brain-Boosting Foods

Brain Fog? Try These 5 Inexpensive Brain-Boosting Foods

When’s the last time you misplaced your keys and thought, “Yikes! I’d better eat more blueberries!”? Never? Well, it might be time to start because, as you’ll soon see, eating certain brain-boosting foods can help give your brain the lift it needs. Now, experts recommend all sorts of ways to boost your cognitive function — like getting more exercise or doing crossword puzzles. And these are great recommendations. But when it comes to making sure your mind is “firing on all cylinders,” eating...

March 10, 2018March 10, 2018
Chaga Mushroom: Looks Ain’t Everything! (3 Incredible Health Benefits + A Tea Recipe)

Chaga Mushroom: Looks Ain’t Everything! (3 Incredible Health Benefits + A Tea Recipe)

Ah, mushrooms. You either love them or hate them. You view them as a delicious addition to your meal, or a terribly gross fungus. Which isn’t so wrong... they are indeed a fungus. Either way, we’ve long known the humble mushroom is very good for human health. Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, iron, vitamin D, fiber, and a whole lot of other nutrients.1 But then there’s the super-daddy of mushrooms, the King of fungi, the emperor of toadstools... the one they call “The Wild Chaga Mushroom”....

February 15, 2018February 15, 2018
Holy Basil: The Divine Benefits of Tulsi (aka Ocimum Sanctum)

Holy Basil: The Divine Benefits of Tulsi (aka Ocimum Sanctum)

Holy basil is a medicinal powerhouse that goes by a lot of different names – Hot Basil, Indian Basil, Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Red Holy Basil, and The Incomparable One – just to name a few. But this potent plant lives up to its special names. Turns out, Ocimum sanctum’s been famous for over 3,000 years for its ability to help people heal, because Tulsi leaves are anti-stress agents. In fact, not only the leaves, but also the stem, flower, root, and seeds have...

February 3, 2018February 3, 2018
Why You Need Sleep (4 crucial health benefits)

Why You Need Sleep (4 crucial health benefits)

Sleep may be the most underrated function in your life, yet you’ll spend about ⅓ of your existence doing it.  For the average 40-year old, that’s over 13 years spent in bed! And you do it without much thought — like going to the bathroom, or eating when you’re hungry — rarely giving it any credit for the amazing benefits it provides you. That is, until you’re tired and grouchy — and then sleep (or a lack of it) gets the all the blame. You see, although life can sometimes feel too busy to get...

January 2, 2018January 2, 2018