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Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

Attention All Complainers: Listen Up! For Thanksgiving, I decided to do something different. Instead of discussing thankfulness and gratitude (which we will come to), I decided to talk about the other end of the spectrum. Complaining. So let's give you the science immediately. Not only do repeated negative thoughts make it easier to think yet more negative thoughts, they also…

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Demystifying The College Application Process

By Marla Pinsler  Some parents make the first decisions about their child’s education before their child is even born! Daycare and elementary waiting lists, open-house visits, admission tests, and thoughts of getting into the 'right university' often come into our minds early on. But then as your child grows, and their learning profile develops, you may alter or shift your mindset. As…

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Are You Stuck In A Rut?

The days are shorter, the sunshine hours fewer, November is a tough month for many. If you've been perched on the fence getting splinters, unable to make a decision, paralyzed and afraid to take the jump toward your happiness, I am coming for you. Fall symbolizes the shedding and ridding ourselves of the old, and beginning of the new cycle.…

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Wisdom Wednesday: Are You A Blamer?

Hola, Happy Hump Day, AKA Wisdom Wednesday. I have lots to tell you, but I will preserve my strength and share all next week. Come back next week, please. ;) But today, I have a question for you, and I'd like you to think long and hard about it, and answer yourself honestly. ARE YOU A BLAMER?  When something goes…

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23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

By Larry Kim These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy. 1. Turn Off Alerts It’s terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It’s essential you shut these notifications off! Trust me, you’ll see…

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New Study: Anxiety Hits Women Hardest and 3 Quick Ways I Hit Back Harder and Won

By Lindsay France Anxiety has a favorite host: females who live in North America. Are you surprised? I’m not. According to a new study published in Brain and Behavior magazine, scientists compared nearly 50 notable scientific papers on anxiety from around the world. Females and people in areas of high population showed time and again to produce higher rate of…

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The Closing of Suicide Prevention Month: A Story

By Doug Segal This is my brother, Dan's story. Please read. Please share. Let's keep the conversation regarding suicide and mental illness going, or at least, let's try to get it started. Thank you. #missyoudan On July 24th, 2015, I lost my little brother, Dan - my only brother, and also, my best friend - to suicide (by way of depression).…

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7 Mobile Apps and Quiz For Work-Life Wellness

Work-life balance is something many of us strive for, but it’s often hard to know if we’ve made it there. Are we balanced? Can we juggle career and our responsibilities at home, giving them both the love and attention they require? Yesterday on Global TV, I shared some awesome apps that can help us bring calm and balance into our lives. You…

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#ManOffTheFence: Smashing The Stigma of Addiction

By Dan Shiff My name is Dan and I am an addict. Whenever asked, I am happy to share about what happened years ago and what life is like now. My mom brought me to Montreal shortly after being born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For all of my Freudian therapy over the decades, the only “traumas” I have been able to identify…

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September is National Yoga Awareness Month

By Natalie McLennan Yoga is powerful. Yoga saved my life. I was born in Montreal, Canada. My mother raised my older brother and I. My father was not present in my life. I felt intense emotional pain and stress from a very young age. As a single-parent family, we struggled financially. My mother worked very hard and loved me very much,…

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