Patricia Benn

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Better Than Gastric Bypass: How a Prebiotic-Rich Diet Helped This Woman Lose 180 Pounds

"Three hundred forty-five,” said the nurse. Stacey Morris stepped off the scale, her cheeks instantly on fire, her mind racing. <i>How did I get so much</i> …

Weight Loss

Simple Chocolate Mousse Cake

This simple chocolate mousse cake is so moist, creamy, and chocolatey! It is one of the easiest and tastiest simple desserts that I have ever tried! …

Recipes

A Truly Beginner Yoga Sequence to Stretch You Out

"I'm not flexible enough" is one of the most common reasons people say they won't come to my yoga class. But that's the whole point of doing yoga — to loosen up tight muscles, increase flexibility, and feel more open. Here's the perfect 10-pose yoga sequence to start warming up those tense and …

Yoga

15 Beautiful Ways to Reclaim Your Life When You're Broken

<i>If you feel like you need a boost after life has knocked you down, Brenda Della Casa at YourTango has 15 ways to start building self-esteem and put the pieces back together.</i><p><b>Stop using the word "broken," as a start.</b><p>Whether dealing with a breakup, a job loss, or one of the dozen other life situations …

Self-esteem

Tone and Strengthen Your Entire Body With This At-Home Workout

Allow us to excuse-proof your fitness life with this workout you can do anytime, anywhere. No equipment is needed since the exercises are bodyweight moves. This circuit will work your entire body and should take under 30 minutes.

Workouts

10 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Meals Everyone Will Love — Recipes from The Kitchn

My omnivorous family eats meatless meals two or three times a week — not just for the grocery budget benefits, but also because it is a strategy to …

Cooking

This Ultimate Breakfast Toast Tastes Decadent, but It's Perfectly Healthy

Whole grains, creamy ricotta, and a quick homemade jam deliver a treat-yo-self breakfast you can feel good about. Store-bought jams are loaded with …

Breakfast

The art of impermanence: The waves will come, just ride them better

Our thoughts are like waves in the ocean. They keep coming. Sometimes, it feels like the waves are bigger and we’re fighting for air. Fortunately, it …

Mindfulness

9 Things Every Parent With an Anxious Child Should Try

<i>The following story, written by Renee Jain, was originally published on GoZen.</i><p>As all the kids line up to go to school, your son, Timmy, turns to you and says, "I don't want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don't make me go." You cringe and think, <i>Here we go again</i>. What should be a simple …

Self-help

7 ways to maximise your mental wellbeing when stressed

Stress and energy depletion are one of the biggest afflictions plaguing today’s 24/7 society, which is partly why successful model and AfN-accredited nutritionist, Sarah Ann Macklin, founded the Be Well Collective. Her wellbeing initiative works to support models throughout the stressful times of …

Self-improvement

5 Simple Mindfulness Habits for Better Parenting

Parenting in the moment is not only the ultimate, loving gift you can share with your child, it’s also a wonderful skill to teach them as well.<p>Here …

Parenting

I Stopped Trying To 'Fix' My Anxiety. It Changed My Life

There is a third person in my marriage, and its name is Anxiety. Little did my husband know that when he married me, he was also marrying it. I have …

Depression

Having These Personality Traits Can Help You Cope With Depression & Anxiety, A New Study Suggests

If you have depression or anxiety, you know how challenging these conditions can be. Feelings of hopeless, sadness, and general unease are the last …

Personality

How to Let Go of Things from the Past

It’s a question many of us ask ourselves each time we experience heartache or emotional pain: how do you let go of past hurts and move on?<p>Holding on …

Self-help

9 Ways to Get Rid of Anxiety in 5 Minutes or Less

Bookmark this list.<p>Around 40 million people in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder, which can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), defined as "intense worrying you can't control" to panic attacks, complete with heart palpitations, trembling, shaking, and/or sweating.<p>Whether you experience …

Mayo Clinic

This 32-Minute Morning Routine Is the Best Way to Start Your Day, According to Science

The simple habits of the happiest people start in the morning.<p>Are you on the path to personal mastery and self-improvement? If so (and I hope you are), I want to offer you a powerful daily morning routine that has four key themes: giving, gratitude, breathing, and growing (in that order).<p>But fair …

Happiness

Quick Spaghetti with Tomato Cream Sauce and Spinach (vegetarian)

• 8 ounces spaghetti<br>• 1/2 onion, diced<br>• 4 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 28 ounces whole tomatoes in their juices<br>• salt and crushed red pepper<br>• 1/2 teaspoon sugar<br>• 1/4 cup heavy cream<br>• 4 cups spinach leaves<br>• 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts<br>• parmesan cheese, for topping<p>Cook the spaghetti to package directions to al dente in salted …

Recipes

5 Books That Will Help Quell Your Anxiety

If you've suffered from anxiety, panic attacks, or even if you've just always been a worrier, you know that having some sort of helping hand to get …

Depression

Make Truly Bomb Blue Cheese Dressing With Three Ingredients

Blue cheese dressing is bigger than salad. Sure, it’s an integral part of a wedge salad, but it’s also the only wing dipper that matters, and it …

Blue Cheese

Don’t Give Up

<b>What's the most important thing?</b><p><b>The Practice: Don't Give Up.</b><p><i>Why?</i><p>Have you heard this saying?<p><i>The most important thing is to remember the most important</i> …

Mindfulness

12 Easy Rituals To Build Back Confidence If People Haven't Been Treating You Well

Mistreatment may start in the schoolyard, but it definitely doesn't end there. Unfortunately, a lot of adults still deal with people being …

Self-help

5 Easy Recipes That Helped This Woman Drop 60 Pounds

Natalie Jill transformed her body with simple dishes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients.<p>1 Fish Tacos<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 Tbsp. lime juice<br>1 Tbsp. olive oil<br>1⁄2 tsp. chili powder<br>1/4 tsp. cumin<br>1⁄2 tsp. salt<br>1 lb. firm white fish, such as mahi mahi<br>1 Tbsp. coconut oil<br>5 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt<br>3 Tbsp. lime …

Recipes

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

3 simple happiness tips from a 99-year-old yoga teacher

The first thing you notice about Tao Porchon-Lynch, AKA “the world’s oldest yoga teacher,” is her smile.<p>She’s a tiny person, but joy constantly …

‘Just do it!’ Finding motivation at your lowest point

Whether it’s achieving a target at work, losing a certain amount of weight, or saving money for your dream purchase; finding motivation can be …

How to forgive and forget in 3 steps — and why it's unhealthy to rush the process

When Tibet was invaded by the People's Liberation Army of China in the 1950s, one monk was in jail for 15 years, and was tortured nearly the entire time. When he was released, he went to the Dalai Lama and said of his experience, "my Holiness, I was very afraid."<p>The Dalai Lama asked him what he was …

Positive Thinking

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Self-improvement

9 Surprising Facts About Anxiety Triggers That Psychiatrists Want You To Know

Although some may not understand what constitutes a "trigger," it's a thing more people experience than you might expect. And while common anxiety …

A Lack of This One Molecule Might Be The Reason Millions of People Have Depression

The evidence has been building for decades.<p>People who live with depression have low blood levels of a specific molecule, new medical research has …

7 Habits You'll Notice the Happiest People Practicing (but Most of Us Rarely Do)

How many of us can say we live this way?<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement. While combing through my own research and notes on what happy and successful people do, it struck me how intentional they are about <i>choosing</i> the right mindset to become happier and more …