4 Ways a Digital Detox Can Create Mindful Connections and Eliminate Stress

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I’ve always thought summer was a great time to reconnect with friends and family. The weather’s nice, there are lots of things to do—summertime is the ultimate family and friendship season. With today’s technology, however, that may be changing. In the last decade, social media has allowed friends to stay connected all year, even over long distances. Even complete strangers can meet through social media and get to know one another. Technology—smartphones, laptops, tablets—has become …

How to Have a Summer Full of Self-Care (Even while Traveling) in 7 Essential Tips

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Self-care is an important concept that not enough working professionals know about. Why is it so important? Well, to begin, it can keep you from getting burned out at work, which can improve your life at home, as well. Sound good? Here are seven essential self-care tips that you can do this summer, even while traveling: Write It Down Only you know what, if any, changes you need to make to have a happy, productive …

7 Mindful New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

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A brand new year means it’s time to start making resolutions! While many people make promises to themselves that focus on one aspect of their lives, such as losing weight or quitting smoking, I think it is important to take a more holistic approach. One unhealthy habit is fueled by another, so if you don’t make a change at the root of your problems, it’s difficult to reach your goals. If you want the changes you …

The Ageless Mindset: How the Right Outlook Can Literally Turn Back Time

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When it comes to nurturing a healthy lifestyle that promotes youth and vitality, you have plenty of options. Regular exercise, healthy diet, and abstinence from harmful substances are all excellent practices that help keep you looking and feeling young and vibrant. However, sometimes it takes a bit more than just a physical approach to maintain the level of vitality you desire. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “A man is but the product of his thoughts, what …

5 Ways to Maintain Mindfulness While Eating

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Maintaining mindfulness is not always the easiest thing to do. Maintaining a good diet isn’t either. Combining the two, however, will promote healthy eating habits, weight loss, and overall wellness in the body. The question then becomes: How do you maintain mindfulness when you are eating? Here are 5 great ways that you can stay mindful while you are eating: Take the time to savor each bite of your food The more you eat, the …