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24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Anxiety

50-Calorie Lemon Coconut Protein Balls That Taste Like Summer!

Feeling like you're ready for Summer weather to arrive already? Here's a summery-tasting, refreshing snack you can whip up in under 20 minutes.<p>These …

Protein

Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken #Recipes

<b>Here’s what you will need:</b><br>125ml soy sauce<br>150g honey<br>60 ml rice wine vinegar<br>1/2 chopped onion<br>2 garlic cloves<br>Pepper<br>1 tsp ground ginger<br>4 chicken breasts<br>3 …

Chicken Recipes

Spanish Cake

I have no idea at all why this is called Spanish Cake. There doesn't seem to be anything particularly Spanish about it. I only know that it has …

Pineapple on the grill: The secret's in the spice

When I have grown weary of winter citrus but the bounty of local berries hasn’t hit the market yet, I like to turn to the tropics for some sweet, …

Recipes

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Enchiladas - Quiet Corner

<i>Recipe for Creamy Cajun Shrimp Enchiladas</i><p>This creamy shrimp sauce is also delicious served over pasta or steamed rice. As with many spice-based …

Recipes

17 Easy Low-Carb Dinners

Despite (or maybe because of) endless research, the confusion surrounding carbohydrates remains real. For the record, carbs are <i>not</i> evil. (In fact, they're part of an overall healthy diet.) However, that doesn't mean you should be OD'ing on them (especially the crappy, processed kind).<p>Cutting back …

Recipes

Loving Your Life of Service

<i>"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."</i>― Mahatma Gandhi<p>Many people are searching to "find themselves," feeling a bit lost and unhappy. If Gandhi is right in the above quote, we'd probably find ourselves faster and be happier if we looked for how to serve …

Mahatma Gandhi

A timeless 6-step guide to getting rich, according to a 79-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>He boiled down 13 steps anyone …

Personal Finance

Move over, humans — pet ‘parents’ should be entitled to paid leave

Why isn’t anyone talking about ‘paw-ternity.”<p>Bringing my adopted cat, Jameson, home with me in 2014 was one of the happiest days of my life.<p>Having to go back to work two days later was one of the worst.<p>While the rest of the country is hung up on the necessity of maternity leave — or even the newly …

7 Simple Habits to Keep Happy Every Day

Notably, most people are most productive when they are the happiest. On the other hand, unhappy or sad people tend to perform poorest.<p>This is true in …

Happiness

Mexican Coffee

A bit of cinnamon and nutmeg (and a pinch of cayenne) give your coffee some bite. Cocoa and sugar add a note of sultry sweetness. And warm milk …

Mexican Food

4 Meditation Tips For the First Timer

From a guy who trained as a Buddhist monk for 10 years.​<p>Life can be incredibly stressful. If the tried-and-true methods for dealing with it—whiskey, some exercise, moving to another country and changing your name—aren't working, you might want to consider meditation.<p>Andy Puddicombe knows that you …

Meditation

Should I Take Social Security at Age 62?

Image: www.401kcalculator.org.<p>When to claim Social Security is one of the most important decisions you'll make about your retirement. Most people could start getting benefits when they turn 62, but there are many factors that go into determining whether claiming that early is the <i>best</i> decision. Here …

Security

3 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before You’re Ready To Embrace A Life Of Minimalism

In September, I left my home in Toronto, Canada with nothing but two small backpacks and the clothes on my back. No checked bags, that’s it. Now, …

Minimalism

The Changing Risks of Retirement

The changing risks of retirement are the primary differentiator of retirement income planning from traditional wealth management. Retirees have less capacity for risk as they become more vulnerable to a reduced standard of living when risks manifest. Those entering retirement are crossing the …

Retirement

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

Mindfulness is an intention to be present.<p>While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today’s quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it’s especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as …

Mindfulness

What You Should Do When Someone Takes Credit For Your Idea

When you are ignored but a colleague is praised for the same idea, don't seek revenge. Seek better meetings for everyone.<p>The scenario: You share an idea in a meeting. No one acknowledges it. Then a colleague suggests the same thing. He gets praised. What should you do?<p>It’s a tricky situation to …

How I Lowered the Taxes on My Retirement Income

By using deductions and exemptions, this early retiree kept his effective tax rate low.<p>On <i>April Fool’s Day</i> I completed and filed my returns for the 2015 tax year. Normally I’m proactive about financial matters. But, for taxes, I wait until a few weeks before the mid-April deadline. That reduces the …

Retirement

Why Florida Is Losing Its Grip on Retirees

A new ranking of best states to retire puts Virginia first, while traditional havens score poorly.<p>Are retirees looking for their dream home in all the wrong places? Florida, which helped popularize the notion of a snowbird retirement, has the most residents age 65-plus. Yet it now ranks near the …

American South

Do You Have What It Takes To Retire Early?

Have you ever found yourself driving to work on a sunny spring day and catch yourself thinking, “Man, I could SO just turn this thing around and head to the ________ (insert: beach/park/golf course/trails) right now!” Then you say to yourself: I need to get my ducks in a row so I can afford to …

Retirement

Award winning Cheatsheet to turn your life around. Try these amazing steps today.

Are you waking up unhappy or slipping away into the drenching array of negativity with questions like:<p>Why am I not successful?<p>What am I going to do? …

Productivity

How to create a secure retirement plan

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> <i>When I retire, I want to create my own pension, but I have reservations about annuities. So I'm thinking of investing some of my savings in a bond fund, leaving the principal untouched and just living off the income. I'll keep the rest of my nest egg in mutual funds and dip into it</i> …

Annuities

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Money

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Money

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …

Intelligence

Why Moving to Costa Rica Did Not Solve All My Problems (In Fact It Made Them Worse)

In 2012, I left my 9-to-5 job to pursue an online business. I wanted to create a business to provide flexibility and financial freedom to my family so we could live where we wanted and have more quality time together. At first I didn't know exactly what life would look like when we were able to …

Costa Rica

How To Be Happy: 12 Things You Should Do Today

Happiness. That word brings up many different feelings and meanings for all of us, but it’s also a word that most of us want to be in a relationship …

Health

More on Mindfulness and Difficult People

Mindfulness is purposely paying attention to a particular experience without judgment. It is a science that has a wide range of benefits for many people in all walks of life. It has been proven to help people with physical, mental, and emotional stress. People of any age can certainly benefit from …

Mindfulness

The Five-Minute Meditation That Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

<b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate 21st century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super useful; it's what …

Meditation