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I must confess…the best (& worst!) parenting advice I’ve ever received

This week’s prompt for #imustconfess is “the best advice you’ve ever received.”I must confess when I sat down to think about my confession, all I …

New Study Shows Meditation Changes Both Brain and Body

It isn’t just in your head. A scientific study shows mindfulness meditation really does reduce stress and “rewire” the brain to be less reactive. …

5 Ways Meditation And Yoga Lead To Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the art of being in the present; being able to notice things happening around you carefully and reacting accordingly. It comes with a …

Free Programs

Are you ready to express your highest beauty? Introducing the concept of Radical Beauty—a six-pillar system to help you find and maintain your most …

30 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Help You Focus & Be Present

<b>“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~</b><b>Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of</b> …

Mindfulness

The Practice of Prayer (2 of 3)

<b>Text: Matthew 6:5-13, Matthew 6:19-24, Luke 18:1-8, Luke 18:15-17, James 4:2-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18</b>I woke up this morning thinking of the …

7 Exercises That Can Improve Your Focus

Try using these seven exercises to gradually increase your ability to focus in almost any situation.<p>Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss's instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for …

Time Management

Use Mindfulness to Create Better Habits (Guided Meditation Included)

Ever intend to have just a few bites of ice cream, then been startled to hear your spoon scraping the bottom of the pint?<p>Ever check your smartphone multiple times, despite knowing it's out of battery?<p>Ever finished work, gotten in your car and arrived home thinking, "how did I get here without …

The Power of Prayer (3 of 3)

<b>Text: Philippians 4:6-7, James 5:13-16, Psalm 131:1-3, Romans 8:26-30</b>The question has been posed to me almost daily in this season: “What do you want …

These Are the 4 Skills You Need to Master to Be Happy

According to the latest science, you can learn to be happy, just like you can learn to play an instrument.<p>We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains--they just naturally seem to see everything in a cheerful light. Others are …

Happiness

How To Practice Mindfulness: 7 Simple & Quick Exercises

Mindfulness is all about being aware of the present moment and accepting your present without pondering over the past or thinking about the future. …

5 Health Reasons to Munch on Apples

Wise runners eat this fall fruit often. Here’s why you should fit them into your diet.<p>Finishers of the New York City Marathon received an apple in their postrace snack bags (it’s the Big Apple, get it?). Smart runners eat the crisp fall fruit every day. Why? Here are five good reasons runners …

Nutrition

Four Health Myths Everyone Thinks Are True

Think about the little actions you take every day to stay healthy. Maybe you half-heard it on the evening news, barely remember it being presented in grade school, or a friend told you about it, and soon it was a part of your life. But is it really based on the truth? Here’s the reality behind some …

Diets

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Best Money Tips: 17 Goals for a More Organized Life

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found goals to help you lead a more organized life, exercises to do after you’ve been …

Downsize Your Life in 9 Easy Steps

Simplifying your life can help you feel happier and less overwhelmed.<p>When you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, and can’t seem to strike the …

Minimalism

The Junk Drawer: Facing Down a Household Horror

<i>Originally posted at www.Zillow.com:</i><p>Whether you have an old-school junk drawer packed with rubber bands, loose change and dried-out pens, a new-fangled junk drawer full of chargers, tangled ear buds and slips of paper scribbled with multiple passwords, or some combination of the two, chances are …

How to Prioritize, Pursue Goals, and Focus When You Have Many Interests

<b>“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” ~Vincent Price</b><p>I can’t stay still.<p>As a kid, I ran around, misbehaving, climbing everywhere—I was a …

Call the White House to protect the Endangered Species Act!: Inactive

Tell congressional leaders that they should condemn Trump's attempt to re-open the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new drilling.<p>Anti-environment …

Pentagon Paid Up To $6.8 Million Of Taxpayer Money To Pro Sports Teams For Military Tributes

Honors shouldn't be "taxpayer-funded marketing gimmicks," senators say in new report.<p>WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense doled out as much as $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams to honor the military at games and events over the past four years, an amount it has …

Carson, other GOP candidates top Clinton in latest national poll

A new national poll shows nearly every major Republican candidate beating Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general election -- and shows Ben Carson leading by a resounding 10-point margin.<p>The Quinnipiac University Poll was taken after last week's GOP presidential debate. In head-to-head match-ups …

Why voters like Ben Carson

**Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>Buzz Cut:<br>• Why voters like Ben Carson<br>• Power Play: Debating debates<br>• GOP beats the odds with big wins in state elections<br>• Hillary moves left again on guns, minimum wage<br>• Smells baaaad…</b><p><b>WHY VOTERS LIKE BEN CARSON</b> <br>Why is <b>Ben Carson</b> the …

Should the Government Have the Right to Legislate Relationships?

Sitting across the dining room table, sunshine streaming through French windows, Cathie was talking for the first time with the mother who gave birth to her. She wanted me there for moral support, but I wasn't needed. Within minutes, she and her mother were laughing about how they both held their …

The Equality Argument For Gun Control

Opponents of gun control most often discuss the issue in terms of "liberty" -- the individual right to own and carry a firearm. The failure of nearly every federal effort over the last 20 years to restrict gun access has shown this to be an effective strategy, and one that has trumped -- if not …

Bill O'Reilly says Republican candidates have to 'stop whining' about debates

Marco Rubio called the questions "irritating," and Ted Cruz likened the event to a "cage match."<p>Fox News' Bill O'Reilly echoed those complaints when he was on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Tuesday night, saying "you can be tough," but the debate crossed a line into "openly hostile." The debate's …

Rubio knocks Trump for switching stances on immigration

Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump's record on immigration, saying he only became a hardliner on the issue once he started running for president.<p>Rubio was asked on Fox News about a poll in Florida showing Rubio and former Florida governor Jeb Bush trailing Trump in their home state. …

Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare and Slavery

The whining on the part of the Republican presidential candidates, the RNC, and right-wing radio hosts about CNBC's "gotcha" questions at the last debate ignores the free pass the "liberal media" have already bestowed upon their clownish candidates.<p>The Republicans' have denounced the "unfairness" …

Ted Cruz Has a Chance to Win. Here’s the Path.

When Ted Cruz announced his run for the presidency, the big question was whether he had only a small chance to win or no chance at all. Since then, a lot has gone right for him.<p>Mr. Cruz still does not enjoy an easy road to the Republican nomination, not by any means. But it is a testament to just …

Marco Rubio Says He'd End Protections For Dreamers Even Without Immigration Reform

He's been getting grief for saying he wouldn't end it immediately.<p>Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he'd eventually end protections for young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children -- a move that would take away the ability to work legally …