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6 Things Hawaii can Teach Us About Health and Happiness

6 Things Hawaii can Teach Us About Health and Happiness

September 18, 2013 | by

Hawaiians are generally happier than most others, and there are several reasons why. Here are 6 things Hawaii can teach us about health and happiness.

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Our Greatest Health is Happiness: How Compassion Makes Us Happy and Healthy

Our Greatest Health is Happiness: How Compassion Makes Us Happy and Healthy

September 16, 2013 | by

Numerous studies show us how being compassionate and giving to others greatly boost our own overall happiness, and being happy boosts overall health.

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Study: Connecting with Nature Boosts Mental Health and Well-Being

Study: Connecting with Nature Boosts Mental Health and Well-Being

August 2, 2013 | by

A recent study found that spending time in nature is associated with higher mental well-being among veterans. These benefits seem to be long-lasting for many, suggesting the feel-good vibe of natural sticks with you even after you’ve gone inside.

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The Five Tibetan Rites: Powerful Mind Body Healing Adds ’10 Years to Life Span’

The Five Tibetan Rites: Powerful Mind Body Healing Adds ’10 Years to Life Span’

July 5, 2013 | by

A well-known medicine hunter, author, educator, and world-traveler researching and promoting plant-based medicines, Chris Kilham says that that a daily five minute practice of the Five Tibetans will result in adding an entire decade to your life span. The exercises are done repetitiously on an increasing gradient toward the goal of 20 or 21 repetitions of each exercise at a comfortable pace.

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Positive Thinking Improves Health Better than a Placebo

Positive Thinking Improves Health Better than a Placebo

June 26, 2013 | by

Positive thinking has already been proven to help treat the sick and ailing. We do know that when we are happy, or feel love or gratitude, our immune system is boosted.

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5 Ways to Overcome Life’s Hurdles and Be More Resilient

5 Ways to Overcome Life’s Hurdles and Be More Resilient

May 31, 2013 | by

People with resilience seem to take setbacks in stride and make lemonade out of their lemons, though. So, how can you become more resilient so that life’s big stressors don’t get you down and keep you down?

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Proof Positive: Our Thoughts, Emotions Affect our Physiological Health

Proof Positive: Our Thoughts, Emotions Affect our Physiological Health

May 12, 2013 | by

We have known that cognitive bias (where we live, if we are a man or woman, our cultural and religious leanings etc.) colors how we interact with the world since Plato, but scientists are now continuously finding that emotions may have more to do with our physical health than anything else.

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Are Your Painkillers Causing You Pain? You Aren’t Alone

Are Your Painkillers Causing You Pain? You Aren’t Alone

April 8, 2013 | by

Medical officials in England are speaking out about a growing and disturbing trend—debilitating headaches that are actually being caused by the drugs meant to stop them. According to the Daily Mail, as many as one-in-50 people in England have regular headaches that are actually triggered by pain medication.

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Does Writing Make Us Smarter? How About Typing?

Does Writing Make Us Smarter? How About Typing?

January 23, 2013 | by

Despite the rapid pace of the digital age, it’s still too soon to toss the paper and pen. Actually, you may never want to writing for good – if you want to further develop your brain, that is. While there are undoubtedly benefits to teaching children typing skills, the shrinking time spent on cursive and even handwriting in school classrooms may have negative effects on children’s development.

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6 Ways to Avoid Stress Effects and Reduce Stress

6 Ways to Avoid Stress Effects and Reduce Stress

January 19, 2013 | by

Stress has been known to cause virtually every problem in existence. When people are under stress, health conditions arise, the mind if hazed, and poor actions are taken guided by the tension. When feeling this way, it is important to know that the temporary perceptions to experience and the decision you make are not fully real – that is, they would be different had the stress not come into your life.

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