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Half full or half empty? Don’t stress it!

Half full or half empty?  Don’t stress it!
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”...
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Four Step Plan To Conquer Emotional Eating

Four Step Plan To Conquer Emotional Eating
While it’s natural to indulge in a little comfort food on occasion, the kitchen shouldn’t be your first stop when you’re sad, stressed or angry. If you find that you’re using food to manage your emotions, it’s time for a change. This simple four-step plan will help you break the cycle, re-establish a healthy relationship with food and may help shed unwanted pounds along the way. Step #1: Automate Your Breakfasts Use breakfast to reestablish a positive relationship with food. Breakfast should be about centering yourself and preparing for the day ahead. To that end, skip...
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Is Chocolate the ‘Brain Drug’ of the future?

Is Chocolate the ‘Brain Drug’ of the future?
Cognition-Boosting Compounds It’s news chocolate lovers have been craving: raw cocoa may be packed with brain-boosting compounds. Researchers at the University of L’Aquila in Italy, with scientists from Mars, Inc., and their colleagues published findings last September that suggest cognitive function in the elderly is improved by ingesting high levels of natural compounds found in cocoa called flavanols. The study included 90 individuals with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. Subjects who drank a cocoa beverage containing either moderate or high levels of...
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Top 12 Brain Foods

Here are the top brain foods: 1. Water Drink more water. 85% of your brain tissue is water. When you are dehydrated your brain doesn’t function as well. You should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. If you get headaches, it’s probably because you are not drinking enough water. 2. Green Tea You may like coffee in the morning or diet coke in the afternoon, but if you’re willing to change it up occasionally, try green tea. It improves your focus and fights mental fatigue. It also includes antioxidants that enhance your memory. 3. Green Leafy Vegetables Green vegetables are...
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Mind-Body Connection

Wellness is the degree to which an individual experiences health and vitality in any dimension of life. Wellness and illness exist on a continuum.  The human body in never static.  Every decision you make moves you towards wellness or away from it. Health and vitality refer to your life force: the power to live, grow, and express your maximum potential as a human being. Your life is made up of multiple dimensions (physical, biochemical and psychological) that are separate, yet profoundly connected.  You can move towards wellness in one dimension while moving away from it in another. Taking a few...
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