Rich Ballard

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How to Get Rid of Phlegm and Mucus Naturally with These Home Remedies

There is absolutely nothing pleasant about mucus and phlegm – we’ve all experienced the feeling! The desire to get rid of such nasty results of …

13 Foods That Could Be Affecting Your Sleep

Skip the cup of coffee or the nighttime sleep aid and try one of these foods instead for a natural way to wake up or settle down.<p>It’s a strange …

The personal trainer who only eats two meals a day reveals why he has never touched a protein shake in his life

In a fitness mad world, protein shakes are for many the must-have accessory to a workout.<p>We're promised they'll repair destroyed muscles and, …

8 Habits to Steal from a Rock-Star Meal Prepper

Adopt a new cooking style (and make a little extra effort on Sunday) to put a week of satisfying, nutritious meals on autopilot.<p>Prep Like a Pro<p>If you …

Healthy Eating

Tip: The Mineral That Treats Depression & Anxiety

If you're low in this mineral it could bring on the symptoms of depression or make them worse. Here's what you need to know.<p>126 People, 42 …

This 4-Ingredient High-Protein Sweet Potato Breakfast Takes 5 Minutes!

Smoothies and overnight oats are so last year. If you've become a fan of sweet potato toast, here's a little twist that offers tons of complex carbs and protein to fuel your morning, and it's gluten-free, Paleo, Whole30, and vegan. This breakfast can come together in five minutes (if you bake the …

5 Meal Prep Upgrades So You Can Have Healthier Lunches All Week

Lee Tilghman makes some of the best lunches on Instagram. These are her tips for prepping like a pro.<p>It's noon, and you're staring into your work fridge, hoping that if you blink hard enough, a more exciting lunch will appear. Spoiler alert: It won't. But, if you could turn back time, you would've …

This is exactly how long you need to meditate for it to work

Sure, the idea of being that person in the office who’s always blissed out (instead of anxious and overcaffeinated) sounds pretty great—and it’s been …

These 3 Chic Houseplants Do Wonders for Your Mental Health

Now that we've discovered the mental downsides of multitasking, we're more than happy to let our houseplants take the task on for us. Though they …

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

Positive Thinking

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

These Are the 5 Best Alternatives to Milk

These days, more and more people are either finding out they’re lactose intolerant or choosing to forgo dairy altogether for health and weight loss reasons (we’re looking at you, Khloe Kardashian). While dairy has some major health benefits — like, um, killing cancer cells — we totally understand …

21 science-backed reasons you should take a nap

“More than 85 percent of mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day,” according to the …

Stop Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop and Start Living Fully

<b>“Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day.” ~Marcia Wieder</b><p>I recently came back from an amazing vacation …

Happiness

10 Foods to Prep On Sunday So Your Meals Are a Breeze All Week

A little planning (and chopping) will set you up for healthy eating success<p>Who has time to make lunch every morning before work, or a balanced wholesome dinner from scratch every night? Cooking takes times, so many of us end up resorting to less healthy fare as a result of our busy lives.<p>The …

How to Make High-Protein Oats Overnight

Whip up this easy recipe tonight for a grab-and-go breakfast tomorrow morning<p>If you go through your mornings on auto-pilot, breakfast can feel like a problem. When all you want to do is skate out of the house and go to work, stopping for such necessities like “sustenance” and “nourishment” is an …

​A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep

This template makes it easy to stick to your healthy eating plan<p>What’s the difference between guys who eat healthy occasionally and guys who eat healthy by default? It’s simple. Those who eat healthy on the regular prep their meals ahead of time.<p>It’s harder to say no to unhealthy convenience …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

How To Meditate Your Way To Happiness In Just 4 Minutes

One of my favorite quotes is, "I still remember a time when I wished for what I have now." When I first read it, that quote told me, like a smack to …

Happiness

How to Use Mindfulness to Share Your Inner Greatness

Think about a time you had a great thought. Or how about a time when something came to you so effortlessly that those […]The post How to Use …

Mindfulness

The Most Simple Meditation Technique That Anyone Can Do

Have you ever heard of gazing meditation?<p>If you haven’t, it involves focusing your mind on an object in front of you.<p>Gazing has been a long-practiced …

9 Mindful Rituals That Will Brighten Your Day, According to a Mindfulness Expert

I think we can all agree that going through life on “auto-pilot” isn’t the best way to get the most out of life.<p>It’s as if life is passing by, and …

Sleep, Perchance To Dream

<b>March 17th was World Sleep Day.</b><p>Maybe you were asleep and you missed it, or if like me you are continually in search of the <i>holy grail</i> of a good nights …

Wake Up With a 5-Minute Meditation to Start Your Day Off Right

• Easy 5-minute meditations to do when you wake up — HuffPost Healthy Living<br>• 5 times you should stop drinking water — Women's Health<br>• How to include Spring veggies in your diet this season — Cooking Light<br>• 45 effective TRX workouts — Greatist<br>• Start using these tips and running will start feeling easier — …

How to live a balanced life in three easy steps

Better life balance is on almost everyone’s wishlist. But it’s elusive. And often feels practically impossible to achieve.<p>Life ebbs and flows. And …