Ashwagandha- The Herb of Youth and Vitality

Ashwagandha- The Herb of Youth and Vitality

Also known as Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha is a lot of fun to say, but that is the tiniest benefit of all! It can also keep your mind sharp, you joints supple, your stress low, your skin radiant, and your mood elevated.

Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) is a medicinal plant that through clinical studies has been verified as an effective treatment for...

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The 17 Promises of Happy Love

The 17 Promises of Happy Love

We all spend quite a lot of time, prior to meeting our mate, thinking and talking about what we want in our perfect partner. We make lists and insist on certain characteristics, traits, and circumstances because we want someone who will love us and treat us right.

We seem to automatically see ourselves as good partners, but how many of us take the time to contemplate and list the things that make us so?  How do we make sure we will live up to what that special someone we seek is searching for in another?

If you can make and keep the following 17 promises to your partner, you can rest assured...

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Are You a Love Warrior? (hint: you totally are)

Are You a Love Warrior? (hint: you totally are)

Today I watched this incredible conversation between Marie Forleo and Glennon Doyle Melton. That means that today I am way more courageous than before, and today I recognize myself as a Love Warrior. Are you a woman? Love Warrior. Are you a strong, benevolent person who cares about the pain of others? Love Warrior. Tune in for more delicious insights and inspiration by clicking the link and joining the conversation between Marie and Glennon. 

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8 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

8 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

If you’ve ever felt a lack of confidence in your own abilities or have felt unworthy of some kind of positive outcome, then you’ve experienced less than optimal self-esteem.  

Self-esteem is not static, and even people who generally experience themselves as capable and worthy will at times experience dips in their self-esteem.  Being overlooked for a promotion, losing a job, or getting broken up with can cause such a dip for most anybody.

But some folks live in a perpetual state of self-doubt and unworthiness. Experiencing themselves as generally incapable and unworthy, people with low self-esteem live in an overwhelming and painful state of self-consciousness and anxiety. They want nothing more than to be liked and accepted, yet struggle terribly to like and accept themselves.

 

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Why It's So Damn Hard to Be Happy

Why It's So Damn Hard to Be Happy

There is endless information these days about happiness, and, specifically, how to be happy. There is no shortage of books, blog posts, TED talks, and documentaries on the subject. It’s naturally a popular topic because it’s the one thing we are all after. And one would think that since there has been this explosion of material dealing with how we should go about achieving happiness, we’d all have it in the bag.  

But somehow we don’t. We’re still searching. Why is that? I mean it seems pretty simple: happiness is a choice, so choose it-right?  

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How To Get Someone To Change

How To Get Someone To Change

He doesn’t like that she works so much and it drives him insane the way she leaves her makeup all over the bathroom. She wishes he wouldn’t spend so much money on clothes and so much time on the web. They both wish their teenaged son were more outgoing and ambitious. He wishes they’d all talk about something other than schedules, lists, and plans and just slow down from time to time.

They also all really love each other.

As we get to know people, we will notice things about them that, according to our own standards and preferences, aren’t ideal. They will likely notice similar things about us, as they critique our ways of being through the lens of their own standards and preferences.  What happens next has the power to make or break a relationship.

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Stress isn't the problem. It's THIS...

Stress isn't the problem.  It's THIS...

I remember having a conversation with a psychologist friend about an issue I was having with not feeling motivated enough to complete a project. I was completely astounded when she said that it sounded like I didn’t have enough stress to get it done. Not enough stress?, I scoffed. Well that’s a first. I’d heard over and over about how important it is to reduce stress, but never until that point had I been advised to go get some more of it!

She proceeded to explain that there is such a thing as “good stress”; a level of stress that stimulates you enough to get you focused, engaged, and motivated. So at this point, mind=blown, right? I mean, wow. It’s not just stress we need to be aware of, but good stress vs. bad stress. Good stress provides the stimulation you need to...

 

 

 

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The First Step to Mud Slogging Like a Boss

The First Step to Mud Slogging Like a Boss

In life, we tend to spend a lot of time searching for the easy roads; the least painful paths to success. This doesn't work and we end up not getting very far. Why? Because, as the saying goes: no mud, no lotus. We admire the lotus, the beauty of it, and we are happy for its existence. But we forget the mud, without which the lotus would not exist. Without the difficulties we face in life- the fear, doubt, heartache, failure, discomfort, loss- without the suffering, happiness would not be possible. We forget the value of the hard stuff. But what if you decided to embrace it instead? What if you began to appreciate the struggle- how would your life change? 

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