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Reducing Stress

Many of us think of stress as a minor annoyance. It is something that feels inevitable. In reality, reducing stress is not only possible – it is essential to health and happiness after 60.

Emotional Eating 101 – Back to the Basics
1 week ago

Emotional Eating 101 – Back to the Basics

We throw around the term ‘emotional eating’ a lot. Sometimes we even act like it is some kind of affliction that we contracted or is part of our personality. We say things like, “I have always been an emotional eater” or “I always eat when I am ____,” filling in the blank…
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Your Third Chakra and Aging: Manipura and Growing Younger Gracefully
2 weeks ago

Your Third Chakra and Aging: Manipura and Growing Younger Gracefully

The seven Chakras provide us with a wonderful road map for how to age gracefully. Each chakra is reflective of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state of being. We can shift what might be out of alignment with breath, presence, awareness…
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How to Have a Less Stressful Summer
2 weeks ago

How to Have a Less Stressful Summer

By  •  Mindset

Summer stress! I know that summer is supposed to be easy, fun, relaxing. But if you’re like me, you continue to pack your schedule. We published a story almost 10 years ago that is my go-to stress reliever, and it really works. It’s by April Knight, who tells us…
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Why You Need to Figure Out Your #1 Self-Care Habit (and Stick to It)
3 weeks ago

Why You Need to Figure Out Your #1 Self-Care Habit (and Stick to It)

By  •  Lifestyle

Finding time for self-care can be tricky. We may still be self-isolating, but for many of us, life is as busy as it’s ever been. We’re working, taking care of family members, babysitting grandkids via Skype, not to mention worrying ourselves silly about the pandemic…
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How Do You Battle Obsession After 60? My Sweet Tooth Closed the Deal
3 weeks ago

How Do You Battle Obsession After 60? My Sweet Tooth Closed the Deal

You know what I’m talking about. You walk into an office – any office – and there, on the receptionist’s desk, sits that innocent bowl of candy tempting you. Not one of those bowls with unwrapped morsels and a scoop. I won’t touch those.
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Painting Away the Pounds? How Creativity Reduces Stress
4 weeks ago

Painting Away the Pounds? How Creativity Reduces Stress

I have been thinking a lot about the weight gain many people have encountered this past year. I myself fell into some bad habits, gained a few pandemic pounds for a variety of reasons, and had to re-group. The most common cause of weight gain…
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Let’s Shamelessly Explore the Art of Doing Nothing (VIDEO)
2 months ago

Let’s Shamelessly Explore the Art of Doing Nothing (VIDEO)

By  •  Mindset

I am actively studying “the art of doing nothing.” It is an art. A wise friend said to me, “Do something, just sit there.” Do you know how hard it is, to do nothing? To just sit there? No reaction. No action. No thoughts. No plan. Just be. Just rest…?
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Lions, Cortisol and Chronic Stress: Living with your Anxious Brain
2 months ago

Lions, Cortisol and Chronic Stress: Living with your Anxious Brain

You probably already knew this, but chronic stress is bad for your health. It’s no thanks to the pandemic that many of us have given our trusty stress-management practices a backseat, replaced by even more of the cortisol-filled thoughts than before it started…
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7 Ways to Help Yourself Deal with Stress
2 months ago

7 Ways to Help Yourself Deal with Stress

Do you shove stressful feelings deep inside to deal with another day? Perhaps you bury yourself in work, or you compartmentalise stressful thoughts and lock them away in your mind? Do you behave in a destructive manner towards inanimate objects…
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What’s the Deal with Shopping Anyway?
3 months ago

What’s the Deal with Shopping Anyway?

I cannot keep my secret quiet any longer. I have suffered in silence for years. Only my closest friends know the situation and they tend to sympathise. It’s not really my fault, BUT I really hate shopping. I always have. Let’s try to ‘unpack’ this little problem…
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