My Path to Enlightenment through Parenting

My Path to Enlightenment through Parenting

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! Motherhood as a path to enlightenment is a choice. When you consciously choose to use motherhood as a spiritual path, your entire relationship with mothering makes a profound shift. I know that once I made that choice my relationships with my children, their father, and people at large became more peaceful, less of a…

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? It May Be Your Diet

Not Getting Enough Sleep? It May Be Your Diet

Discover foods that can help you get a good night’s sleep Getting enough sleep is essential, and not simply to help you pay attention and be in a good mood the next day. A variety of studies show that not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain, increases in risk-seeking behaviors and a greater risk of developing dementia. It’s…

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3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

How to cultivate and strengthen our capacity for kindness and compassion. Offering a smile and a kind word to the checkout person, giving a frazzled mom an understanding look when her child is having a tantrum, offering your shoulder to cry on for an upset friend; these are all gifts of kindness. While there may be a cultural trend away…

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The Heart and Brain Coherence

The Heart and Brain Coherence

Fostering the mind-body connection I’ve long been interested in how our responses to stress affect our brains and our hearts. I’m continuing my campaign for Go Red For Women with the American Heart Association to support heart health and awareness. Did you know the heart sends more notifications to the brain than the brain sends to the heart? And true…

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What Is Low Impact Interval Training (LIIT)?

What Is Low Impact Interval Training (LIIT)?

How slower burst exercises benefit your body If you’re looking for an effective workout that’s easy on your joints, won’t leave you drained and doesn’t require a gym, low impact interval training (LIIT or LIT) is for you. Compared to some other recent cardio trends, this routine focuses on slower patterns of exercises, which are less stressful on your body.…

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7 Sodium Myths and Facts

7 Sodium Myths and Facts

Did you know some sodium is essential to your diet? Learn these sodium myths and facts to help you eat heart-healthy every day. Myth: Eliminate sodium completely for good health. Fact: Some sodium is essential to your diet. Myth: Sea salt has less sodium than table salt. Fact: Just like table salt, sea salt contains about 40% sodium. Myth: If…

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What is Stress and how can we Manage it

What is Stress and how can we Manage it

It’s important to learn how to recognize how stress affects you, learn how to deal with it, and develop healthy habits to ease your stress. What is stressful to one person may not be to another. Stress can come from happy events (a new marriage, job promotion, new home) as well as unhappy events (illness, overwork, family problems). What is…

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