Lauren Betzig

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The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

Self-help

LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

Over the past few years, meditation has evolved from an of-the-moment fad to a legitimate health craze, as research has linked the practice to everything from improved cardiovascular health to cognitive benefits. Science has even shown that mindfulness meditation can affect gene expression.<p>While …

I’ve been waking up early for a year. Here’s how my life has changed.

The habit of getting up early has been the most life changing thing I have ever done. A little over a year ago, I wrote this post about how to build …

Eeyore: A Pessimist's Guide to a Beautiful Life

<i>Image Credit: cultjer.com</i><p>I'm a recovering pessimist. A perennial one. I know it's a striking confession given the nature of my site. But in a paradoxical way, pessimism's been great fuel for personal growth. Pitiful dwellings on life's miseries launch me into striving for the best possible …

Happiness

6 Steps to Reset Your Diet After a Holiday Binge

If, despite every intention of balance and moderation you completely overindulged over the holidays, don’t panic. While a gluttonous holiday may …

Nutrition

6 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

If you can't sign up for a professional analysis, hop on a treadmill and have a friend video you from the front, side, and behind. Then, roll the footage and note whether your form is in check with these form pointers from Diano:<p><b>Check #1: Stride Length</b><br>See how my foot is landing on the ground right …

Art therapy studied at Cancer Treatment Centre

A doctor doing her residency on P.E.I. is talking to Islanders who have turned to the arts as part of their treatment for cancer.<p>There is currently …

Cancer

Digital Art Therapy for Students and Teachers with Special Needs

<i>Crayon Fort, Carmel, CA</i><p>In grad school, I took some art therapy classes and fell in love with the field. My fav rock star of art therapy whose work I …

InDepth

Special report: The astonishing revelation about Republicans and lying<p>The number of Republicans who say they would vote for a presidential candidate …

Millennials

Transformational Self Portrait Art Therapy | Transformation of Self

This activity is based on the idea of transformational therapy and art therapy for life changes. People tend to go through many changes and …

Art

10 Easy Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress

Art therapy is a form of therapy that encourages creativity and self-expression as vehicles to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase awareness and help remedy trauma. While many other forms of therapy depend on verbal language to express feelings and overcome personal obstacles, art therapy …

Art Therapy & Alzheimer's, Dementia | How it Helps

Art therapy can be a useful and fulfilling activity to help those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. It can increase the quality of life for those …

10 (More) Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress This Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner which means family, food and, for many of us, stress on stress. Whether you're dreading those endless conversations with your great aunt Judith or getting anxious over the prospect of this year's New Year's resolutions, may we humbly suggest you let your …

Meditation: 5 Ways It Can Change Your Outlook On Life

Pavlo Vakhrushev/PhotoSpin<p>Meditation has done wonders for both mental and physical health. Research has been confirming this for some time.<p>Meditation …

6 Mindful Ways to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Heart

<b>“We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” –Marianne Williamson</b><p>As the last moments of my thirties …

How Stress Changes The Brain

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that’s only part of the story.<p>Over time, elevated levels of …

It's Okay to Be Angry

In the past few weeks, I've found myself experiencing some spouts of irritation. I kept finding myself with more and more things that I had to do, but with less and less motivation to do any of it.<p>The demands of my part-time job, the demands of schoolwork, and other demands were causing this built …

Anger Management

Nothing Is Permanent: Letting Go of Attachment to People

<b>“Impermanence is not something to be afraid of. It’s the evolution, a never-ending horizon.” ~Deepak Chopra</b><p>I have been reading a lot lately on …

Positive Thinking

Is Yoga A Sport -- Or A Spiritual Practice?

A new "yoga tax" on yoga studios in Washington D.C. has raised an important question for politicians and yogis alike: What is the definition of yoga?<p>The 5.75 percent sales tax extension now includes yoga studios in its definition of health clubs that operate for the main purpose of physical …

Positively Prana: Yoga Your Way to a Happier Mood

Yoga teacher Rod Stryker explains how yoga can help you unlock your life-force to feel happier & energized all day.<p>551<p>SHARES<p>Yoga teacher Rod Stryker …

5 Yoga Poses To Help Alleviate Anxiety

Anxiety can be a bit of a hassle. Whether you suffer from a generalized or acute anxiety disorder, it can create feelings of limited control, low …

Cicret brings Android goodness onto your skin

The Cicret bracelet won’t be a secret once you use it. People will know that you have it.It’s a simple wearable bracelet alright but you’re …

Google Play

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there are still enough doubters out there that haven't yet jumped on the napping bandwagon.<p>To help spread the power of the afternoon snooze, we got to the …

Simple to Understand Meditation Instructions

Meditation Instructions<p>I would like to offer very simple and effective meditation instructions that is both relaxing and profound. It is the …