Nora Kusaka

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Don't Rush Through Life: Give Yourself Permission to Rest and Relax

Abraham-Hicks Publications has a great quote: "You cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey."<p>Recently I locked myself in a room and cracked the whip -- "Heather you must write, write, write! You must accomplish a lot today!" The pressure was on, but I was frustrated because the words …

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8 Things You Can Do to Practice Self-Acceptance

According to my yoga teacher, "Whatever you practice, you get good at. If your habit is to compare, judge, and criticize yourself, then you'll get better and better at it. You'll strengthen your habit."<p>What are you practicing? What are the scripts you repeat to yourself over and over again? Are …

Self-esteem

Sculpted Legs Video 4

In this fourth video, Jessie covers CONDITIONING: CARDIO & NUTRITION. She demonstrates her high-intensity interval training (HIIT) approach to cardio …

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live In The Moment

Mindfulness is one of the few things that is simultaneously trendy (we declared 2014 "the year of mindful living") <i>and</i> a centuries-old technique, helping with everything from lowering stress to improving job performance.<p>At its core, mindfulness is a very simple practice of cultivating awareness of …

Best Celebrity Beauty Secrets

What can you learn from Angelina, Gwyneth, and Lupita? Makeup, hair, and skin pros reveal the techniques they rely on to create stunning red-carpet looks.<p><b>MAKEUP ESSENTIALS</b><p><b>Everyone needs primer</b> The secret to Charlize Theron's flawless complexion: primers (yes, plural). At this year's Oscars, …

A Dietitian's Top 20 Picks at Trader Joe's

In a perfect world, I'd do all of my grocery shopping at a leisurely pace at the farmers' market, make my own yogurt, cheese and butter, can all of my own fruits and vegetables, and have pastured chickens grazing in my backyard providing eggs naturally rich in omega-3s to feed my always polite and …

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7 Things Mindful People Do Differently Everyday and How to Begin Now!

The intention of being more present in our lives is continuing to grow and touch an increasing amount of people. I have friends who I never would have imagined practicing mindfulness who now sit in daily meditation. When I look at the Seattle Seahawks, think of our Army Vets or politicians sitting …

Mindfulness

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The Simple Secret to a Happy Life

So I have been offline for a bit because life has been speeding by. It's funny how life can sometimes do that. And then one day, in just one moment, something happens and everything just makes sense. An epiphany!<p>One of those moments came for me this morning. A very simple moment where I actually …

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7 Quick Tricks to Boost Your Happiness

In <i>The Secret</i>, Rhonda Byrne said that if there is one take away you have from the book, it is to "feel good now." The mind is a magnet and attracts more of what it is we are thinking about it. If we are focusing on feeling optimistic, we bring more good into our lives (and the same for the reverse). …

10 Ways to Stop Overeating Today

Have you every really tasted a strawberry?<p>Have you ever truly noticed the texture of a piece of chocolate? Or the flavor of it?<p>If you haven't -- and if you tend to overeat, eat emotionally or compulsively -- you're missing out on one of the most beautiful sides of life: the colors, flavors, …

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