Shereen Aziz

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Began Meditating

So when I think of five things that I wish I'd known 30 years ago, I would amend the topic to "things I wish everyone knew."<p>Meditation is natural. …

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally cultivate …

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11 US National Parks That Are Totally Out of This World

The US National Park Service will turn 100 this year, which reminds us that you don’t need to travel abroad to feel like you’re in a completely different place — all you need to do is make a trip to one of the extraordinary parks right here in America. Camping beginners can experience their first …

National Parks

The Ridiculous-Looking Exercise That Shreds Your Core

Planks are boring. This dynamic stability exercise kicks up the entertainment factor while challenging your midsection the entire time<p>Try this movement at the gym, and you may get some side eyes from other patrons. But their looks will be worth it when they can’t stop staring at your abs.<p><i>Men’s</i> …

Workouts

Set Up for Success: 11 Things That Will Help You Wake Up Earlier

Follow these easy strategies to stop hitting the snooze button.<p>Judging by the number of Quora threads dedicated to sharing tricks for waking up earlier, there are a lot of people who struggle to get out of bed in the morning.<p>That's too bad, considering that rising early can set you up for success: …

High-fat Mediterranean diet, not low-fat one, is how you lose weight

<b>(CNN) —</b> You don't need to be afraid of fat in food anymore, at least if it comes in the form of extra-virgin olive oil and other items from the Mediterranean diet.<p>Fat is back, new research shows.<p>This latest study, released Monday in the new edition of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, does not give …

16 Kinds of Lean Protein that Can Help You Lose Weight

Your lunch is lame. Let us help.<p>When you think of lean protein, there's a pretty good chance chicken is the first thing that comes to mind. But this macronutrient, which is vital for losing weight, comes in many shapes and sizes.<p>Though it's easy to get stuck in a food rut, especially if you're …

Nutrition

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

These 3 Lists Can Help Singles Find a Great Mate

Accomplishing any goal is usually a step by step process, starting with gaining clarity about just<br>what we want. Yet too many people do not give the …

Self-Acceptance

20 Grilled Skewer Recipes to Get You Ready for Barbecue Season

It’s *finally* that time. We’re consistently feeling the sun on our skin, the stores are full of brightly colored fashions and the neighbors are already grilling. Ready to jump on the outdoor-cooking bandwagon? There’s no better grill-ready meal than kabob recipes full of your favorite meats and …

Cooking

Science Says Eat More Avocados, So Here's a Delicious Recipe for Salmon with Avocado Crema

As if we needed another reason to love the little green superfood avocado, recent studies have found that in addition to decreasing the risk of heart …

8 "Healthy" Foods That Are Actually Really Bad for You

*Puts down the granola.*<p>1. Energy Bars<p>When they tout how much fiber and protein they're packed with—or how minimal their "net carb" count is—energy bars may seem like super-healthy snacks. They're sold at health food stores and most gyms, and athletes eat them. But before you plop one of these …

Secrets To Staying Fit Even When It Feels Impossible

<i>Todd McCullough is a former University of Florida football player and creator of TMAC FITNESS. He specializes in helping busy people get into shape</i> …

From sunsets to waterfalls to starry skies, the 9 most relaxing videos on YouTube

There’s more to YouTube than just vlogs, pranks, and pop song covers done on guitar. YouTube might be the source of your entertainment, but when you …

Meditation

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

Mindfulness

8 Toxic Habits That Are Destroying Your Happiness

Believe it or not, you are sabotaging your own happiness every day. But you can change that. Here are 8 things destroying your happiness that you can …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Happiness Tip: Getting Out of Your Way

<b>GETTING OUT OF YOUR WAY</b><p>Recently, I wrote here about making the most of time. This month, I have been asked a lot about how people can overcome …

6 Grateful Habits for Happiness

So often we count what is missing from our lives, focusing on what is <i>not</i> there.<p>In doing this, we create a form of "negative hallucination," a state of mind that blinds us to so much of what is actually there -- a really self-defeating way to pass our days.<p>By dwelling on what we lack we create …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

11 Reasons Why You Should Do The Things You Love

Hating Monday mornings and living on paychecks is not the way to live life. Instead of lashing out at your current situation, you should see what you …

Top 5 Indian Eating Habits That Are Good For Health

When it comes to healthy eating habits, Indians are right there on the top of the list. Owing to the unique culinary traditions and rich cultural …

Food

9 Easy Ways to Always Keep Your Home Clean

1 of 9<p>Check Your Fridge Before Your Take Out the Trash<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 9<p>Line Your Trash Can with Multiple Bags<p>3 of 9<p>Wipe Down All Kitchen and …