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An Analysis of Celebrate Recovery Addictions Program – Part 1

static1.squarespace.comEnslaving behaviors are as old, and common to humanity, as sin itself. Since our fall at the dawn of time, we have been …

9 Ways To Boost Productivity Of Your Morning Routine

There is every reason to take advantage of your morning routines. Because we are always more productive after we wake up, taking advantage of the …

Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

There’s always time to incorporate these healthful habits.<p>The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?Because …

A psychiatrist says this is the best way to break a bad habit

No matter that you're embarrassed to shake people's hands or that you can't concentrate on work tasks — in the moment, the bad behavior feels so <i>good</i>.<p>Or does it?<p>During a recent TEDMed Talk, Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist at University of Massachusetts Medical School, proposed that the key to breaking …

Carnival of Creativity 1/24/16

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 24, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some …

Getting Beyond Writer's Block

Is there a <b>"Right"</b> way to write? In a word, <b>"No."</b><p>What works for you does not necessarily work for another. Getting started is generally the first barrier to overcome. Most individuals get stuck and procrastinate when it comes to writing something longer than an e-mail. They don't want to look foolish …

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy and self-control. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides 11 great ways to break bad habits and start your day off right.<p>I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently …

Time Management

17 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Casserole Recipes to Enjoy on Meatless Mondays

If there’s a one-dish answer to all those #MeatlessMondays when you just don’t have enough time to cook after work, vegetarian casserole recipes are it. That’s right, no more dissatisfied Monday nights spent eating potato chips in bed because that stir-fry just didn’t cut it. Vegetarian casseroles …

How To Clean Your Keurig Coffee Maker

If you can't remember the last time you wiped it down, read this now.<p>When Keurigs hit homes in 2003, it changed the game. People no longer had to think about wrangling filters, water, and ground coffee beans every morning. But, as a result, many of us are probably guilty of not thinking about</i> …

Cleaning

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

Insta of the Week: 3D Street Art Becomes Body Paintings

Natasha Farnsworth's designs on human flesh make your skin crawl.<p>German street artist 1010 is known for his visually arresting 3D street art illusions, turning walls all over the world into colorful, gaping vortexes. Now his iconic style has moved from the wall to human flesh, thanks to an homage …

Small Space Decorating Inspo

Whether you’re moving into a dorm, or just signed the lease for a new place that’s totally amazing — but a bit on the small side — we have a few tips that will help your space feel fabulous, no matter the square footage.<p>Get Inspired While You Work<p>via A Merry Mishap<p>The lesson here? Upwards and …

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

Time Management

This Moving Video Portrays Mental Health As a Lifelong Journey

Mental health is difficult to talk about. That’s why we’re so happy this BuzzFeed video exists. One woman talks about her roller coaster of a journey …

The most uplifting videos of 2015

Amid the sad news that often overwhelmed headlines in 2015, there were some shining moments of joy, kindness and humor. Whether it was celebrities going out of their way to perform good deeds or everyday people brightening others’ moods in unexpected ways, here are some of the best feel-good videos …

School Administration

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Public Speaking

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …

Motivation

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

Prebiotic-packed foods fight adult weight gain, promote better health

For many people, excess weight creeps on slowly. U.S. research, for example, indicates that, after age 20, most Americans put on one or two pounds each year.<p>Canadians, too, are getting heavier. Over the past 30 years, the number of overweight adults rose by 21 per cent and obesity jumped by 200 per …

19 Techniques to Empower Yourself to Live a More Productive, Happier Life

“<i>The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.</i>” Thomas Carlyle<p>When I …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

8 Tips for Dealing With Stress and Overwhelm

In today's modern world, distractions are growing, busy-ness is increasing, stress is climbing and people are feeling more overwhelmed than ever before. Information overload, the rapid rate of change and increased role expectations are all contributors. These trends are unlikely to slow down so …

Your Panic Attack Doesn't Care If You're Happy

A few weeks ago, my work was picked up by Huffington Post, and I was offered a really great job, on the same day. Yeah. It was pretty cool (read: awesome). I was surrounded by some of my very best friends when I got the news. I called my parents and cried lots of happy tears.<p>And then I had a giant …