A Beginners Guide To Developing a Meditation Practice


So you don’t have time to meditate. Ask yourself this: do I have time to feel stressed and worried? We all have the space in our lives to clear out some of the junk and make room for a mindfulness practice. Meditation is the key to self-improvement, managing emotional issues and living a healthy, happy life.

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Meditation, Yoga, Philosophy, Positivity

Body Transformation


As a nation, we are getting bigger each year. The health and fitness industry is pushing people more and more to get into “shape”, be “healthy” and lose “weight”. But is this really the right message to be pushing?

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Health, Exercise, Weight-loss

How to Get Fuller & Pouty Lips without Botox


Discovering newer ways to enrich your look with lip enhancement is not really affordable, and often it is bad for your health. Bigger lips, like Angelina Jolie’s, give a sexier appearance. Accordingly, I decided to look for the remedies which plump your pout naturally.

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Inspire, Beauty, Natural Remedies

What’s Right For You?


Health is temperamental. It is like the earth it comes from. You mess with it or ignore it and it goes nuts. To find what works for you, follow these steps....

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan, Raw, Organic

How To Live Well: My Interview With Petra Nemcova


I was instantly in awe, and yet completely comfortable while sitting down alongside Petra Nemcova. After she kissed me on my cheek three times (I was ready for the first two; I am French I know how this goes, but the third was a complete surprise!) I laughed and we introduced ourselves. I guess I should have picked up on that foreshadowing right there, being an English major and prior AP English teacher. I guess I should have known that Petra and I were going to get along like we had known each other for years. But like that third kiss hello, I was completely surprised! My interview quickly became real girl talk and I loved every second of it! Read on to see how women should celebrate themselves everyday!

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Philosophy, Psychology, Inspire, Positivity

How Atopic Dermatitis Showed Me The Importance Of Acceptance


When I was in 6th grade, all I wanted was to be, and look, just like everybody else. I wanted to be as pretty as the other girls! But yet … I sort of just wasn’t.

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Inspire, High School, Overcoming Depression

The Benefits Of Compost!


Composting is a great way to accomplish many goals to help preserve the environment. Sustainable living is one benefit of composting because it uses the organic materials in everyday life to create nutrient rich material to help your garden grow. By using organic materials from home instead of tossing them in the trash, you can help reduce greenhouse gases from landfills. Another brilliant way to use composting is as a family experience. Get children involved and teach them the joy and benefits of creating something that will produce food they can eat, or flowers they can pick. This helps children learn about biology, environmentalism, and patience, as well as getting them out of the house (away from the television, video games and tech devices) and doing something impactful and productive that they will benefit from.

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Eco-living, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy

The Beauty That Still Remains


“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank This quote never ceases to amaze and inspire me. If Anne Frank, in her situation, could still view life with a positive attitude, then why can’t we?

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression, Inspire

Turning Point


There's a turning point in life for everyone. With death, birth, disease, love… Something happens and your life changes forever. But that's not a bad thing. We all need these turning points. We all need a change of our life's route at some point. Because if there wouldn't be a turning point in your life nothing changes. You would be stuck in one point in time. For example, if you would never fall in love with someone, you would never be able to feel that joy, excitement, enthusiasm. Or if you never live a pain like death or disease you would never understand how important your health or how much you need the love of the loved ones. And most important of all, time changes, so must we.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Dolphins in Captivity


Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) are the most well-known species of dolphins around. Dolphins, as well as other (marine) mammals are kept in captivity for entertainment as well as for research purposes. However, many animal lovers say that it is cruel to keep wild animals in captivity. There are two sides to the argument. On one hand, keeping animals in captivity is for the sake of educating the public on the wildlife habits as well as environmental issues. By doing so, the public becomes more compassionate towards these animals. Furthermore, these animals are often held captive for the purpose of studies and observation. Being able to understand the behavior of dolphins would aid to formulate more ways that would benefit the animals in the wild.

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Inspire, Eco-living, Health

YourZenLife is an online scrapbook where like minded people from all walks of life can share their knowledge and passion for health and wellness. YZL offers an outlet for conversation, interaction, education and contribution. We want you to join us and encourage and inspire each other to live our happiest, best lives possible, and make an impact on the world. Welcome to YourZenLife!

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