Sitting with Uncomfortable Feelings

As I look around, I see many in our society who believe that experiencing negative emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, jealousy, and the like – is wrong. They believe that those feelings are unhelpful and should be conquered through the use of positive thoughts, cognitive thinking and behavioural changes.  In fact, a lot of the concepts around [Read More…]

Climbing out of the PIT

Many years ago I started my own personal development journey. It began in the pit of a disappointing experience of a failed marriage and left with the responsibility of raising my two wonderful sons.  I wanted to rise up and be the best mom I could be for my boys, a fire burned within me to succeed; I saw it as a challenge and I could not fail them an [Read More…]

How Many Hours of Sleep Is Enough? Finally, Scientists Find the Magic Number

By Lisa Franchi on August 25, 2015

Having enough sleep is critical to maintaining good health. But how much is enough? This has been the ultimate question that has not been answered for so long. And just recently, experts from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society arrived at the consensus recommendation of seven hours as the magic number for quality sleep. For [Read More…]

Creative Ways to Cultivate Genuine Self-Esteem

By Sharon Moore on August 25, 2015

In psychology, self-esteem is defined as the person’s overall subjective evaluation of his or her own worth. It answers the question ‘How do I feel about who I am?’ So how do you cultivate genuine self-esteem? Check out these creative ideas. Get pass the shame. The failures and misfortunes we experience in life sometimes make us feel re [Read More…]

Researchers Identify Nine Risk Factors that Contribute to Two-Thirds of Alzheimer’s disease

By Amy Taylor on August 24, 2015

New research published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry identified risk factors may contribute to up to two thirds of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide. The study highlights the complexity of the development of Alzheimer’s and just how varied its factors are. But the researchers suggest that preventive strategies, targ [Read More…]

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Dates

By Lisa Franchi on August 24, 2015

Want something sweet but healthy? Reach out for some dates. Cultivated since about 6,000 BC, dates are among the sweetest fruits around. They come in many different varieties, and may be eaten fresh or dry. What’s more – the health benefits of dates are still just as plentiful. Anti-inflammatory Dates are rich in magnesium – a mineral kno [Read More…]

The Choice of Travel and its Transformational Power

Why it is worthwhile to travel, and how to make the most if it. Travel provides an incredible opportunity for transformation and growth. Its potential depends on the choice we make and if we allow it. How many times have you heard someone saying: "Travel changed my life"?  Does your experience reflect this? Or does the famous phrase [Read More…]

The 8 Sweetest Benefits of Sweet Potato

By Rebecca Lewis on August 20, 2015

No matter how you prepare it – boiled, fried, grilled or baked – sweet potato really tastes great. Not only that, it is readily available and inexpensive. Many scientific studies have shown that sweet potato has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and disease-fighting properties that make it a super food. So instead of your usual fries or fritters, y [Read More…]

New Study Finds Connection between Poor Food Choices and Marital Distress

By Rebecca Lewis on August 19, 2015

Researchers from Delaware University studied how social stressors affect appetite and diet and found that hostile arguments between married partners often cause a spike in the levels of the ‘hunger hormone’. Their findings, published in the Clinical Psychological Science, suggest that hostile couples had significantly higher amounts of the appet [Read More…]

7 Awesome Ways Your Partner Boost Your Health

By Sharon Moore on August 19, 2015

It feels good to be in love, so they say. It is a fact. Because if not, love wouldn’t be the most talked about topic on and off the web. Whilst romantic relationships can have come with lots of challenges, having someone to love and share your life with is one of the best things you can experience in life. Plus, having a romantic relationship can signi [Read More…]

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