Brian K

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3 Juice Recipes That Pack a Punch

Downing pulverized produce can do much more than just hit your body’s reset button.<p>With the right ingredients, homemade elixirs can be fat-burning, …

It's a Gluten-Free World

<b>But are they really healthy?</b><p>According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1.8 million Americans have the autoimmune disorder celiac disease (aka gluten …

10 Great Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into an Ally

At first glance you might not put mindfulness and fear together or think that one can counterbalance the other. But while mindfulness invites us to be present with fear rather than run from it, it also frees us from being stuck in fearful thoughts and feelings.<p>At first glance you might not put …

Mindfulness

Loneliness More Likely Than Obesity To Cause Premature Death, Research Finds

Loneliness may not just make you sad. It could also be a major factor in causing premature death, new research has found.<p>Feelings of extreme isolation can increase the chance of dying prematurely by a whopping 14 percent, said University of Chicago Professor John Cacioppo on Sunday at the annual …

How to Love an Empath

This is a blessing and a curse. It allows us to understand people and see things others don't. However, when we remove the shield we become vulnerable, and in this vulnerability we can be hurt.<p><i>I've battled my bleeding heart my entire life.</i><p><i>"Mommy, what's wrong?"</i> My back was turned. <i>"How does she know</i> …

The ABCs of Stress Reduction

Just like you fix that broken bone, building an awareness of your body and treating a physical symptom of anxiety can be the "cast" that heals your mind.<p>Stress. We see it in others. It can affect our appetite. We talk about it. Heck, we even smell it. But for all these physical symptoms, stress is …

New York City

One Mother Challenges the Stages of Grief and Concept of 'Moving On'

I choose -- and offer -- a different path of "moving forward with" our loved ones. I believe in the transition of souls and the eternity of spirit, rather than the notion of death. I believe there is a forever connection between souls that continues after the passing of a loved one, rather than the …

Grieving

Keeping on Track: Being 'Mission-Minded'

If you have made it this far, great work! If you've dropped the ball, no worries. Right now is a great opportunity for you to reconnect and stop doing that crazy self-critical-thinking-that-keeps-you-stuck stuff.<p>Now that we are just over a month into the new year, let's all take a moment to reflect …

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Relapse: Not a Choice But a Consequence

For the people out there who do not understand addiction from a clinical standpoint and for those who have never been addicted to anything and who do not suffer either mildly or severely from a mental disorder, please take a step back and reflect. Relapse cannot be broken down so simply as a choice.<p>…

Philip Seymour Hoffman

This Is Your Life, Are You Who You Want to Be?

Since losing my husband in the war in Afghanistan when I was just 25, I have learned so much. Fighting my way through challenges and hardship has caused my thought process to completely change. I wanted to share some of the greatest things I have learned in the midst of the trials and the …

Angelina Jolie

"Should I Do Strength Or Cardio First In My Workouts?"

Turns out your workout order actually matters more than you think<p><b>The question:</b> "Should I do strength or cardio first in my workouts?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Jennifer Burke, a certified physical trainer at Crunch gym in Los Angeles<p><b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do …

Exercise

What Men Can Get Out Of The Workouts Women Love

While we're very much of the mindset that men and women certainly <i>can</i> do the same workouts, they don't necessarily always want to. For every trailblazing female pull-up champion, there are still handfuls of other ladies who won't leave their Lululemon comfort zones. And while more and more women are …

How To Do The Perfect Deadlift

Considered by many to be one of the body's most primal movements, deadlifting has been around ever since we hauled dinner back to the cave. At first glance, it doesn't look like a super-complicated move, but deadlifts use nearly every muscle group in the body. It's a hip-dominant exercise, so it's …

Why You Should Never Peel An Apple

Part of what makes an apple the ultimate healthy snack is the ease with which you can wolf one down. The only thing between you and digging in is basically a careful wash.<p>But a picky eater or two have certainly been known to require a little more fussing before the first bite of an apple, namely …

Exercise Could Reduce Hospitalizations For COPD Patients

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- a condition affecting 15 million Americans -- a daily exercise regimen could help them stay out of the hospital, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo in Spain found that people with COPD -- which …

7 Ways to Love Yourself

How you view and treat yourself influences how others view and treat you. Make a commitment to loving yourself unconditionally, and you will expand your capacity to give and receive love.<p>How committed are you to your own happiness? If you were dating yourself, would you be blissful or ready to …

Self Compassion

Tired Of Winter? Here's Why You Should Actually Be Savoring It

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

10 Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies

Power up and slim down with these simple smoothie mix-ins

Nutrition

Scientists query health risk of food package chemicals

<b>Scientists say "far too little" is known about the health risks of chemicals used in food packaging, and some could cause cancer.</b><p>Research is needed to understand the effect on the human body and embryonic development of at least 4,000 chemicals used in packaging, they said.<p>Links between packaging …

Is Football -- At All Levels -- Ready For A Gay Pro Player?

Well, we might find out very soon. From ESPN:<p>Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from Missouri and the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said that he is gay in an interview with ESPN's “Outside the Lines” on Sunday.Sam stated publicly what his teammates and coaches at …

17 Brief Thoughts About Marcus Smart and Fans

1. So, this happened:<p>2. Marcus Smart was in the wrong. No doubt about it. You can’t shove a fan who calls you a name. You just can’t. He got a three-game suspension and that sounds about right.<p>3. The fan was also in the wrong. No doubt about it. His name is Jeff Orr, and he has hollered at Texas …