Susan Boekhoff

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Talking with Deepak Chopra about Timeless You

<b>Talking with Deepak Chopra</b><p><b>Mike Ragogna</b>: Hi Deepak, let's talk about your six-part course <i>Timeless You</i>. Can you take us on a little tour through those six courses?<p><b>Deepak Chopra</b>: Originally there were ten, which were condensed into six. The first part is changing perceptions of aging, of your body as …

7 Strength-Training Tips For Beginners

<i>By Jennifer Cohen</i><p>Strength training can be intimidating to a fitness newbie, especially if you've never operated one of those machines with the pulleys and levers, or you don't want to go toe-to-toe with that tan, grunting guy. However, strength training is a crucial part of getting fit that just …

How to Be Nicer to Yourself

My readers tend to be intelligent, generous, and kind souls. I would bet you are genuinely nice to your family and everyone you meet. But I want to know, how kind and loving are you toward yourself?<p><b>How do you talk about your body, your abilities, your looks? What does the chatter in your mind sound</b> …

How to Relax and Renew Yourself Right This Moment

"Take rest: A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." -- Ovid<p>Your spirit was created to thrive when given its own time of rest and renewal so that clarity and calm can settle into their rightful spaces for the day.<p>Slow down with me for the next several minutes and release. Do nothing with …

The Easiest Way to Meditate

I worked recently with a client who said he hated to meditate, and it hit me: have we been making meditation too difficult?<p>To meditate is simply to focus the mind or to think deeply. Meditation can be the intentional letting go of all thoughts or the purposeful attention on a thought, like a prayer …

A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Health problems can put a strain on a marriage at any age. But as we get older, chronic illnesses can make it even tougher to keep the spark alive.<p>Scientists at the University of Chicago have uncovered one way couples can offset the stresses of illness and aging: more physical intimacy.<p>Couples who …

'Dear Alcohol: It's Not You, It's Me'

Two things I feel confident to speak from experience on my adult life: break ups and booze. It's funny because it's true. I joke, but not much to be proud about being a self-proclaimed "expert" on either of these. I mean, who would be? Now, one of the most common questions I get since being in …

DASH Diet Could Lower Kidney Stone Risk

A diet that is already known to effectively lower blood pressure could also be useful in preventing kidney stones, a small new study suggests.<p>And the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet could be more effective than the low-oxalate diet used by many to prevent kidney stones, found …

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

8 Healthy-Eating Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Add these to your feed for Insta-inspiration!<p>Chances are, your Instagram feed is filled with lots of not-so-healthy food porn. Yes, those cheeseburgers and cupcakes look delicious—but they don’t exactly get you pumped to load up on kale salad. Which is why it’s smart to follow healthy eaters who …

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP

What To Order At The Sushi Counter

<i>By Debbie Strong</i><p>Many people view sushi as a delicious light lunch or dinner, but depending on what you order, this Japanese-style fish-focused meal can also spell diet disaster if you're not careful. "Sushi is a generally a healthy choice, but it can be deceptive," says New York City dietitian and …

Jennifer Hudson's Seriously Smart Weight Loss Advice

The singer and actress just shared a great tip for people looking to slim down<p>Over the weekend, Jennifer Hudson shared some seriously inspiring words of wisdom for anyone who’s trying to shed pounds: “The key about losing weight: You have to do it for you,” she told <i>People</i> on the BET Honors red …

This Woman Worked Out for 100 Days Straight and Her Results Will Inspire You

Proof that determination can lead to amazing progress<p>It's <i>never</i> too late to be a better you. No matter where or when you start, there's always room in your life for self-improvement. That was the motivation behind 32-year-old LaKeisha Shurn's get-fit workout regimen when she tackled the #giveit100 …

3 Ultra-Effective Exercise Machines You're Not Using, But Should Be

It’s easy to get into a gym routine and just bust in, do your thing, and leave. We all do it. (Especially in this nasty cold weather: have you SEEN …