Mary Gray

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Take Car Camping To The Next Level With TrailNest's Roof Top Hammock

There’s nothing wrong with car camping. There, we said it. It’s safe, easy, and convenient. But, it can get a bit stuffy and, especially on warm …

A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome

By Susie Neilson<p>I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a science-fiction story. I mean, you’re telling me that the trillions of tiny organisms that live in my gut, chomping up my food for me and …

Here’s How To Find A Minute Of Mindfulness Anywhere

You can practice this super-simple meditation throughout the day.<p>Everyone’s mind wanders.<p>Mindfulness is paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment. So if you’re aware that your mind is wandering, you’re halfway to a successful mindfulness practice.<p>The other half of mindfulness is …

15 Quotes From a Buddhist Master That Will Remind You to Believe in Yourself

If you’ve read anything about modern day Buddhism, you’ve probably heard of Sharon Salzberg.<p>She’s a New York Times best selling author and a highly …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Camping

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

3 Resistance Band Workouts To Do In 15 Minutes Or Less

<i>Philip Haynes / Getty Images</i><p>If you're looking for that perfect anywhere, anytime workout, a resistance band is one of the best tools around—they're …

The 9 Best Yoga DVDs to Buy in 2018 for Different Kinds of Students

It's a tough job to name "the best" yoga DVDs because each person's yoga needs and tastes vary so wildly. What works best for you might be completely …

Blood pressure risk increases with small weight gain (even five pounds): Study

Home » Heart Health » Blood Pressure » Blood pressure risk increases with small weight gain (even five pounds): Study<p>By: Dr. Victor Marchione | Blood …

Beet Juice Could Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Shows

<i>By Johannah Sakimura</i><p>A glass of beet juice a day may not keep the cardiologist away, but it could give your heart a solid boost. People with high blood pressure who drank a cup of the earthy purple brew lowered their blood pressure for up to 24 hours, according to a small study published today in …

Why Empaths Feel Drained Around Fake People

Humans with heightened emotional sensitivity were officially identified in 1991 by psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron. She discovered that between 15-20% …

Self-help

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

Mother Teresa's Top 15 Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

If there is anyone whom I can see as a peaceful and happy soul in the universe, it would be Mother Teresa. Her wisdom is eternal. It touches our …

Happiness

One Hard Thing You Have to Do to Be Happy, Healthy and Successful

Think about the most common problems we deal with in our lives – from laziness to lack of exercise to unhealthy diets to procrastination, and so …

Diets

23 Mouthwatering Burgers for National Burger Day

Graduations are coming to an end, you’re breaking out your fun pool floats and everyone is grilling up their signature burgers — that’s right, summer is officially upon us. Every year, May 28 marks National Burger Day, a holiday that most people are pretty happy exists. Coincidentally (or not), it …

10 Lettuce-Free Salads You'll Make All Summer Long

Who says a good salad must have greens? These crowd-pleasing salads are packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients -- from fresh corn to quinoa to avocado -- and they're 100% lettuce-free. Get ready to discover your new summer staples!<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey</b> …

How to Defeat the No.1 Killer of Your Happiness

It's ghastly to be surrounded by negative people, isn't it?<p>And even ghastlier when some of those negative people are family and friends?<p>But odds are, not everyone around you shares your positive mindset. Or appreciates it.<p><b>Sometimes your 'nearest' aren't necessarily your 'dearest'.</b><p>The cynics and …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

National Parks

Simple Ways to Be More Grateful Every Day

If there's one thing I want to do it's help others be more grateful; I attempt to operate from a place of gratitude with everyday, despite setbacks or successes. I believe that to be grateful is to access the greatest joy in life. Here's how I know:<p><b>Why You Should Want To Be Grateful:</b><p>I'm a cancer …

6 Ways to Start Living Healthy Right Now

You're reading 6 Ways to Start Living Healthy Right Now, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Wellness

3 Secrets to Happiness

One morning, a friend called me in distress about her relationship with her boyfriend. There was one misunderstanding after another, and now they …

Happiness

Harley Pasternak's Guide to Avoiding Processed Food - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert</i> …

Ice Cream

5 Tips That Will Enhance Your Zion National Park Experience

Zion National Park was established in 1919 and was Utah's first. Located in the southwestern part of the state near the city of St George, Zion is easily accessible from Interstate 15 from both Las Vegas to the south and Salt Lake City to the north. In this beautiful red rock area there are over …

9 Toxic Behaviors Holding Good People Back

<i>The quality of your behavior drives the quality of your life.</i>When you spend a decade working with and coaching thousands of people from around the …

Self-help

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Motivation

Why Every Workplace Needs an Introvert

The world is an extrovert-dominated place. Even workplaces are designed to suit the extrovert nature. Read any job description and you will see that …

How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity

I’ve been an avid hiker my whole life. From the time I first strapped on a backpack and headed into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I was hooked on the …

The Brain