Are You Starting or Stopping this STOPTOBER?

All the advertising at the moment is about STOPPING.  You are probably fed up with your family by now saying “just stop it!”  If only it were that easy. How about changing the word stopping to starting?  Start to feel good about yourself, proud of your achievements. Feel healthier and happier than you have ever felt before. [Read More…]

This is How Mentally Healthy People Define Stress

By Amy Taylor on November 03, 2014

Stress – most people define it as something terrible and unhealthy. So we try to avoid it. And we get even more stressed when we start experiencing it. Stress is considered a “silent killer”. You may not know it’s there until such time that you have already suffered its consequences. But stress is not pure evil – and this is wh [Read More…]

Conforming is a Unique Human Trait, Study Says

By Rebecca Lewis on November 03, 2014

Conforming just to fit in is a trait unique to humans and often begins in early childhood, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science. In fact, it is non-existent in apes. “Conformity is a very basic feature of human sociality. It retains in- and out-groups, it helps groups coordinate, and it stabilizes cultural diversity [Read More…]

Healthy Shopping: 5 Rules to Remember

By Lisa Franchi on November 03, 2014

The grocery is one of the most deceptive places to go. There are simply a lot of options. From milk to bread, cereals, and frozen dinners – there are a multitude of brands and varieties to choose from. Of course, as much as possible, we want something healthy and good for our family, especially if we have kids at home. We want something that contains f [Read More…]

Is your inner perfectionist stopping you?

I’ve had a project that I’ve been holding back this year. I know the work is powerful, I’ve seen it work for clients but I’m just hesitant to get it out there and really stand behind it.  Why? My recovering perfectionist is holding me back.  I’ve made a series of three videos where I share something that changed my [Read More…]

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Have Brain Difficulties, Study Suggests

By Amy Taylor on October 30, 2014

Research from Stanford University suggests distinct differences between the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and those of healthy people. These findings could lead to more definitive diagnoses of the syndrome and may also point to an underlying mechanism in the disease process. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects between 1 million an [Read More…]

Signs You’re Taking on Too Much

By Lisa Franchi on October 30, 2014

Do you sometimes feel that you have so much to do but too little time to do it? Do you struggle with your personal and work life that you rarely find time to relax and spend more quality time with your family and friends? You are not alone. Thousands if not millions of people feel the same way. The problem is – it can lead to serious health consequen [Read More…]

Here’s Why Oats Is Good for You

By Rebecca Lewis on October 30, 2014

Do you love oatmeal for breakfast? Well, you should! This health food is very easy to prepare and comes with so many amazing benefits! Below are among the best: It’s good for your cholesterol levels. The cholesterol-lowering effect of oatmeal is due to its high soluble fibre content. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, [Read More…]

Errors Can Benefit Memory, But only if Misses are Close – Study Reveals

By Amy Taylor on October 29, 2014

Committing mistakes is one way to learn. But according to new research, this is true when it is close or meaningful to the accurate response. “Making random guesses does not appear to benefit later memory for the right answer, but near-miss guesses act as stepping stones for retrieval of the correct information — and this benefit is seen in youn [Read More…]

Best Things about Motherhood

By Lisa Franchi on October 29, 2014

Sure thing – motherhood can be full of stress and anxiety. Imagine having to wake up in the middle of the night to check on your baby, change her diapers, or worse – breastfeed. Think about having to say “no” to tons of social invitations because no one will babysit for you. Still, despite all the hardships and sacrifices a woman has [Read More…]

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