Lorna Rhind

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The Shoulder-Opening Stretches That'll Start Your Morning Right

Just a few minutes of yoga will help strengthen and stretch your upper body.<p>The shoulders can be a great source of strength or discomfort. We use them to schlep groceries, sling laptops and carry our upper body all day. So it makes sense that they can grow quite tight and sore, even if you’re doing …

10-Minute Hip-Opening Yoga Flow

Sitting for long periods can have a slew of harmful effects, including tight hips.<p>If you sit a lot at a desk or in the car, this is the yoga workout …

Yoga

How To Sleep When Horrific News Becomes The Norm

Seven tips to help you practice self-care amid chaos.<p>Last night more than 260 civilians were killed in violent clashes with military forces in Istanbul.<p>The night before, at least 84 people lost their lives when a truck deliberately zigzagged through crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in …

10 Things I Love About Living In Vancouver

It's safe to say that Vancouver has won my heart.<p>Having lived here for over a year, I'm still as head over heels as I was when we first arrived. I won't pretend that Vancouver's the cheapest place to live -- the affordability aspect is something I often question. But this ocean-wrapped city offers …

What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

I.<p><b>Americans have until May 10 to help the Food and Drug Administration with one of philosophy's greatest riddles: What is the meaning of "natural"?</b><p>Given our current attitudes, the riddle might be better described as religious. Data show that 51 percent of us shop for "all natural" food — shelling …

10 Reasons Why You're Going to Love Tokyo

At once surprisingly familiar and unbelievably exotic, Japan is, quite simply, one of the best places you will ever travel. It all starts with Tokyo, a city that's equal parts perplexing and alluring, a place built to thrill even the most jaded traveler. If you've never been, you're missing out and …

Every Banana Bread Recipe You Could Possibly Want

Ain't no quickbread like banana bread. 🍌<p>If there were ever a contest to determine the best baked good of all time, banana bread might just win: fluffy and comforting, sweet (but not too sweet), it fills your home with lovely aromas for hours after it emerges from the oven. Not to mention, it's the …

Wakayama, Japan: See fire festival and 10 other things | CNN Travel

What Causes Inflammation?

When it functions properly, inflammation is a quick, natural response designed to help the body heal. When it doesn’t, it simmers at chronic levels, …

Top 5 Must See Places in Japan for 2016

Japan was recently named #2 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2016, which means there is no better time to visit Japan than right now! The …

Why Swimming Is The Best Exercise Ever

Dive on in -- the water's fine.<p>Finding the perfect exercise regimen can feel like its own workout. Running might be too uninteresting, Crossfit could be too intimidating, spinning classes may be too loud.<p>Enter this tried and true workout you may not have considered: swimming.<p>Sure, the exercise may …

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

Why You Should Live in Another Country at Some Point in Your Life

Living in another country is like a <i>dream</i> to some people. They're envious of the idea of someone who's off exploring faraway places instead of living a normal, seemingly less exciting life. When I've spoken with people who haven't lived abroad, they have this notion that it's something reserved for …

How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

The 2015 film <i>Inside Out</i> is an exceptional and accurate portrayal of our five core emotions. These primary emotions are joy, sadness, fear, anger, and …

Emotional Intelligence

These 6 Simple Yoga Poses Can Help Ease Your Anxiety

Anxiety is no joke. Over 40 million Americans suffer from it, myself included.<p>Sometimes, anxiety is caused by a long, stressful day at work, a tense …

Yoga

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

We must relearn to eat: Here’s how we teach our kids — and ourselves — to find pleasure in what’s good for us

<b>(Red pepper via Shutterstock)</b><p>We sneak veggies into kids’ meals. We choose from chocolatey and salty variations. But taste is a matter of choice<p>Bee Wilson<p>February 21, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “First Bite: How We Learn To Eat”<p>So many of our anxieties around diet take the form of a search for …

Ice Cream

A Yoga Sequence to Target Sources of Back Pain

While yoga can often be a quick fix, these postures will help to methodically alleviate the root cause of back pain.The post A Yoga Sequence to …

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

Second language learning theories: Why is it hard for your adult brain to master another dialect?

The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to learn another language. Why? Some say our brains are only built for it when we are young. Some say …

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question

It's not about what you want to "be"—it's about what you want to "do."<p>What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons I Prioritized Travel Over Career in My 20s

When I was at school it was an almost anticipated expectation that I'd either be a lawyer or a journalist by the age of 25. You know, somebody with opinions, money and a high-flying career. School was easy and enjoyable for me you see and with supportive parents, a gifted confidence and all the …

10 secrets to happy parenting

Between sleepless nights, toddler meltdowns and kids pushing your buttons, parenting is no walk in the park. In fact, a study published in the journal Demography found that in the first year after birth, parents were less happy and the effect was worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death …

A One-Minute Explanation For How To Always Have A Great Day

You have more control over this than you might realize.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Caroline Webb is an expert at having a good day. Webb, who was a management consultant for …

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

What is a Heavy Metal Detox and What are the Symptoms? | goop

When we first wrote about Medical Medium Anthony William, and excerpted his now <i>New York Times</i> best-seller, <i>Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and</i> …

Wellness