7 Habits that will transform your health and happiness


The first time I heard the statement that happiness was a decision...I wasn’t sure I agreed. I often thought happiness was a splendid mixture of good fortune, great circumstances, great people and our environment. The more I’ve questioned, the more curious this topic becomes. I have concluded that the happiest people in the world seem to have very little. It’s intriguing that we think surrounding ourselves with more stuff will make us happy. More stuff tends to steel our beautiful energy and make us less happy over time.

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Inspire, Positivity, Philosophy

A Rejuvenating Smoothie


I like to think of myself as pretty healthy, but sometimes when the holidays roll around or it’s been a hectic weekend, I don’t always make the healthiest decisions. To regain my nutrition and recharge my system I rely on this awesomely delicious smoothie. You will need the following ingredients:

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Nutrition, Health, Vegan, Raw, Recipes

A Pre-show Workout and Diet


So, I do a lot of plays, musicals, and stage shows. I always have to be in shape for the dancing and be in good health for the long hours. I literally cannot get sick...EVER!! Before and during a show, I follow a specific workout and diet that I am going to share with you. Workout:

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Health, Nutrition, Weight-loss,

Christmas, Fifty-Cents and a Soda Pop


Christmas day 2006 was a day my wife and I will remember for the rest of our lives. This is the first time either of us have ever shared this story with anyone. We were poor, stuck in a rut with nowhere to go and had nearly lost hope on ever achieving any of our dreams. It was a constant battle between staying positive and feeling so low that we didn't want any day to end because the next day would bring the same result and be yet another day of our lives wasted.

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Inspire, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

Make Your Own Buddha Bowl


Salads are a firm favorite of health nuts and a staple of any healthy diet – and for good reason! Salads pack a nutritional punch loaded with vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, protein, good fats and yummy dressing – everything you need to bounce through the day with a light yet satisfied belly and mounds of energy!

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Health, Nutrition, Raw, Vegan, Recipe

Salted Coconut Sugar Popcorn


Popcorn would have to be my guilty pleasure and when I found out plain popcorn actually has many great health benefits I couldn’t help but get creative in trying to create a nutritious snack that incorporated it. Popcorn contains antioxidants called polyphenols that prevent damage to cells and have disease-fighting properties. Coconut sugar is a completely natural sweetener, which has a countless number of health benefits. Its low glycemic index can help promote excellent health. It also contains lots of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Finally one of my absolute favorites, coconut oil. The health benefits of incorporating coconut oil into your diet are far reaching. It can not only increase your immunity and help with weight loss, but it can also promote digestion as well as good skin and hair. Combining all these beneficial ingredients into one quick and easy recipe I came up with this sweet and salty snack full of complex flavors. Enjoy!

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Defining Purpose


pur·pose [pur-puhs] 1. the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used,etc. Rewind… UK, 2002 – I am working my socks off in a busy advertising agency in the heart of cool east London, days filled with calls, meetings, laughs… and as soon as work is done it’s time for gym workouts, boyfriend, drinks, parties: complete busy-ness. I’m not going to lie, it is fun. But something deep is missing and oh, hello emptiness, there you are again my friend: What am I doing here? What’s it all for? What on earth is my purpose? What is my purpose on earth?

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Inspire, Career, Philosophy

All Natural Winter Skincare


With the cold weather upon us, our skin tends to get drier, dehydrated, and easily irritated. Skin may lose more moisture in the winter due to changes in the weather and also the drying nature of heaters. During the winter you may need to adjust your skin-care routine. Here are a few quick natural skin care tips to keep your skin looking its best during the colder months.

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Natural Remedies, Health, Nutrition, Organic

Switch Off


Our lives revolve around other people's lives: nowaday everyone follows each other through online social networking sites. We update them constantly and check others' profiles daily. For most people it has become an obsession. I am one of those people.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression, Personal Triumphs

The Importance of Finding Your Divine Path


Most school counselors and career books take the practical approach and don't talk much about our divine nature. Part of the reason is that most people still operate under the belief that they will not be seen as credible if they talk about spirituality even though they themselves may be spiritual and draw a lot of their inspiration from such sources. The other reason is that spirituality is the leading edge and there are not many of us here, though it is spreading quickly. This important omission from career books and schools is in my opinion the reason why so many people hate their careers and feel trapped. There is only so much that can be understood through logical and analytical processes; what you lose sight of is very literally your soul.

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Inspire, Spirituality, Philosophy

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