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5 Easy & Nurturing Self-Care Treatments You Can Do At Home
— Having a total body, mind and soul reset is something that everyone can use now and then — and that can be accomplished through self-care. Even better, many of these treatments can be done at home without the cost of professional spas or procedures
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
Road Trips With Babies and Toddlers: 5 Tips To Survive and Thrive
— Ever been on a road trip with a baby or toddler and stuck on what to do? If so, I’m sure you have experienced your own stresses and challenges. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 5 tips on how to make the most of a car trip with young chi
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How Sports Change People’s Lives: 5 Amazing Stories
— For some of us, sports areabout having a healthy body and a healthy mind. For others, sports are their only hope to get out of their low-profile existence. Alex McCain, CEO at assignmentholic.co.uk, emphasizes that … Here are 5 inspirational and mo
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5 Things You Can Do To Improve the Quality of Your Sleep
— When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Do you remember how good it felt? This happens because the body and brain have the time to regenerate, cleanup, and organize your thoughts and memories. In fact, sleep has been scientifically pro
Best Self Magazine4 min readPsychology
Family and Career: 4 Tips for Finding A Balance That Works For You
— Trying to balance your work and family life is hard.  You may often feel like you have too many balls in the air at the same time, constantly stressed because you fear they’ll all fall to the ground. When you’re juggling your career and your family
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Beyond Addiction: How Drug Abuse Affects Those Around You
— Drugs cause so much harm, not only to the person that is doing them but to those around them.  A lot of times, the person doing the drugs does not realize that they are hurting those that are close to them. They might not realize a lot of what is g
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
Radical Self Acceptance: 3 Keys to Increasing Your Confidence In the Workplace
— When I played tennis professionally, I saw firsthand the importance of confidence. Each day, I competed against some of the world’s top talent, but the fact was that almost everyone was playing at a similar level. Sure, a handful of players were se
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Saving Sadie: Loving A Dog With Special Needs…and Paying It Forward
— My job as a Transitional Organization Specialist has taught me more about acceptance of people than I could ever imagined.  Little did I know that it would also teach me about acceptance of dogs with special needs. The day started out as any other
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Interview: Congressman Tim Ryan | America 2.0
At the end of the day, people just want an opportunity to have a good life, and I know that we can give it to them if we get our act together.” Congressman Tim Ryan, currently serving his 9thterm — was first elected in 2002 at 29 years of age. He is
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Reopening My Mother Heart: A Journey From Tragic Heartbreak to Hope
— Given that being a parent can be such a challenging and unglamorous enterprise, why do people bother to begin with? Because sentient beings are made to. Most of us are, anyway. We’re biologically and socially programmed to connect with one another
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Ketotarian: A Refreshing Take On The Keto Diet With a (Mostly) Plant-Based Twist
— As a functional medicine practitioner, I see people on a daily basis struggling through chronic health problems. It is my job to help get them to a place of thriving health. One of the most powerful tools for achieving this is through the food you
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The Family Jewels: Transforming Trinkets Into Treasures Of Lasting Meaning
_____ A dear friend approached me this past holiday season with an inquiry about making some special gifts for her family from her parent’s costume jewelry. After some discussion, we arrived at the idea of repurposing the jewelry into one-of-a-kind C
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Going With The Flow: Using Feng Shui To Create Movement in Your Life
— I haven’t a clue how a 15-year-old from the west coast of Ireland first heard about Feng Shui, an ancient energetic art from across the seas in China. However, somehow when the Internet beeped for the first time, I heard it and decided to take the
Best Self Magazine4 min readPsychology
Recipes for Self Love: Caring for Your Inner (and Outer) Feminist
— I have always had a strong distaste for injustice. The older I got and the more I learned about the world, the more I began to understand how it was in fact built upon injustice. I began investigating how the capitalist patriarchy affected me perso
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Soul Food: A Journey to Animal Activism
— My journey began with a rubbery medium-rare steak in a New York City restaurant over a decade ago. As I complained about the lack of taste for this over-priced piece of meat on my plate — a friend merely pointed out that the mass-produced meat in A
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Writing From The Inside Out: Incarceration Through The Lens Of Humanity
— I remember the first time I shut the classroom door behind me in a maximum-security men’s prison. I don’t remember it because it was frightening — it wasn’t. I remember it because I felt at home. I was in the right place.  Between the chalkboard an
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Against All Odds: A Story of Triumph, Perseverance, Healing and Service
— Growing up in the small town of Lenox, Massachusetts, I lived in a single-income home, was the son of an enlisted Navy father, and felt like I was often on the outside looking in on the wealthy and beautiful elite. You see, Lenox was a suburban tou
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End Game: How To Do It Your Way (Yes, Even Dying)
— As we think about life, we must think about death. As we think about death, we must think about life. Life and death go hand in hand. At the end of life, we hear the question, “How do you want to be remembered?” Often, the answer is: I wish I had
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What It Means to Be A Leader in the Digital Age
— The role of a leader is always changing, especially as the workforce adapts to new ways of doing business. With many workers now operating from multiple locations, leaders need to know how to explain things clearly and be more direct and to the poi
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Pre and Post Workout Nutrition: Natural Food vs Supplements
— The basic needs of your body before and after a workout are similar. Before your workout, you need carbohydrates to give you an energy supply and protein to help your body maintain muscle tissue. The protein piece is especially important if you are
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
4 Mindsets That Can Drive You Towards Success
— Success is a state of mind. Once you accept that fact, you can work towards developing the mindset that is most conducive for success rather than believing that success is something that comes to people with different qualities than you.  Here are
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Saying YES to Life
— Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive. Years ago, while on a walk in New York city with an actor friend of mine, he turned to me and asked, “What do you think is the most important word in the English language?” I stoppe
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8 Simple Yet Transcendent Strategies to Practice Deeper Self Love
— According to Audre Lorde, self-care is not just an indulgence but rather an “act of political welfare.”  As a therapist, who largely sees women who are trying to juggle more than is possible, I keep this quote in mind during most sessions. Women ar
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
How Practicing Personal Growth Can Make You a Better Leader
— Anyone who has ever flown on a commercial airline is probably familiar with the part of the pre-flight safety demonstration that tells us in case of an emergency to strap on your own oxygen mask before helping others. This same idea can be applied
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Insights From the Heart: Learning to Listen to My Body, Mind & Spirit
— Knock. Knock. Knock. Actually, the sound from the person banging on my hotel door at 10pm was more like, Pound, Pound, Pound. I had come for a solitude trip although I wasn’t really trying to get away from anyone. Rather, this one-night trip was to
Best Self Magazine4 min readPsychology
4 Ways To Turn A Bad Morning Into A Fabulous Day
— We can all have a bad morning—you didn’t hear the alarm so you left home in a rush, your child made a mess in the house, or you simply had a bad morning because you were tired. In most cases, the way we feel and live our mornings dictates how the r
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Triumph Over Lyme Disease: Alternative Treatment Brings Hope to a Family
— I was convinced my oldest daughter had a brain tumor.  She was only eight when the headaches started. Our pediatrician was casual about the situation, implying her headaches may have been stress-induced. “How’s everything on the home front?”  I ass
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Do Pets Really Make Us Healthier? 10 Health Benefits of Having Pets
— Pets are more than just friendly creatures; they transform our lives for the better. Looking at or playing with your pets makes you both happy and helps improve your health by keeping you fit. Pets can help us to feel better and relieve tension — e
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5 Ways to Reduce Fatigue Through Minor Shifts In Your Lifestyle
— Who does not know that sudden fatigue that rolls in right after dinner? But how do you deal with regular fatigue and maintain your courage and energy throughout the day? What can we change in our lifestyle to make every day richer, more saturated a
Best Self Magazine4 min readPsychology
Surfing the Wave: Tips to Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety
— Stress and anxiety are issues which many adults regularly experience, but there are things you can do to minimize their impact on your life.  The multiple demands of the modern world require us to be connected 24/7, multitasking and maintaining a p
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