Quell Anxiety With Three Easy Steps


It was mid-sophomore year when my mental and physical health seemingly dropped to new lows. Call it a sophomore slump, or homesickness, or my ever-growing course load; What ever it was, the anxiety began to creep up faster than Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France. My anxiety, unlike several people I would meet in the future, was not serious or long-winded. It was a temporary, albeit painful and frustrating, internal and external reaction to the challenges that lay before me.

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Positivity, Wellness, Meditation, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology, Inspire

Go No-Poo!


I haven’t used shampoo for two and a half years now. “What?!” I hear you exclaim. How did you do it? Isn’t your hair greasy? How is that even possible?

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Health, Natural Remedies, Beauty

4 Tips For Improving Your Body Image


Many of you may struggle with negative body image and self-esteem at times throughout your lives. Often due to cultural pressures to maintain an unrealistic ideal of beauty, women are particularly prone to negative self-thoughts about their appearance. Negative body image can contribute to anxiety and depression, and may keep you from participating fully in meaningful relationships. Whether low self-esteem has greatly impacted your life, or body image is something you struggle with occasionally, there are strategies you can use for change. These 4 tips for improving body image will help you shift your negative thoughts patterns and begin the body-positive healing process.

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Health, Weight-loss, Overcoming Depression, Inspire, Positivity, Psychology, Philosophy

HYPOGLYCEMIA: A Personal Diagnosis


Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with hypoglycemia? Here’s the story of a 21-year-old who has recently been diagnosed with the condition. She gives you some tips to remember during the diet and lifestyle adjustment period.

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Health, Nutrition, Positivity, Weight-loss, Personal Triumph, Overcoming Depression

Benefits of Horse Therapy


“Give a horse what he needs and he will give you his heart in return. “ – Unknown Recently I was given the opportunity to volunteer at a privately owned horse rescue center. I did it, not just because of my love for horses, but because they have a way with calming me down and relaxing me. I feel like when I’m with them I’m not being judged or looked down on. I’m simply there to love and be loved. Which is what made me think of equine therapy and what it has to offer people.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Overcoming depression

Book Review: 8 Things to Learn From: "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School to Healthy Eating"


Dr. Walter C. Willett, M.D., P.H., has been studying the effects of food on long-term diseases since the '70's. After decades of blood testing patients to get results about how the food they eat affects their future disposition to develop a disease, he got a life-changing statistic: "A healthy diet teamed with regular exercise and not smoking can eliminate 80 percent of heart disease and the majority of cancer cases".

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Philosophy, Health, Positivity, Nutrition

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

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