Avoid Holiday Anxiety

To overcome holiday anxiety, you must be aware that you’re stressed in the first place. Sometimes the signs are blatant, but that’s not always the case. “[Holiday] distress usually shows itself in one of two ways,” says psychologist Acacia Parks, Ph.D., the chief scientist at Happify and associate editor at the Journal of Positive Psychology. Irritability: “Some peopleRead More

Why People Love Each Other

Earlier research has attempted to find a genetic or neurological basis, but the new research presents the first evidence that love influences reproductive success, as measured by the number of children people have. The research showed that commitment to a partner in both men and women was associated with number of children in the hunter-gathererRead More

Listen To My Heart

The sound of you rings sweetly in my ears. Why would I think you are preparing to consume me with your fire? How would I know your steps are masterfully calculated to devour me? I hear the alarms sounding wildly in the echoes of the wind; still I allow you inside my deep stirring energy?Read More

The leading causes of cancer have changed

A fresh look at the causes of cancer has come up with some surprising numbers. While smoking is still by far the biggest cause of cancer and cancer deaths, obesity, poor diet and drinking too much alcohol cause an increasing number of cancer cases and deaths. Overall, modifiable risk factors — things people can change — cause 42Read More

Health Risks Of Playing Soccer

A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday amid concerns that the sport’s authorities in England haven’t done enough to tackle the issue. The Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association appointed an independent research team, based in Scotland, to undertake a study entitled “Football’s InfluenceRead More

Who I Am

I am whole. I am loved. I am full of goodness.” I smiled, realizing I have spoken these words over and over for the past 16 years and suddenly, this day, I realize the value in what I’ve spoken to myself about my state of being. Somewhere and somehow over these years, I’ve come toRead More

Protein Bars: Healthy or Hype

Although I have always loved to work out and take care of my body, eating healthy has been something that I have constantly struggled with – and chocolate is the only one to blame. For this reason, when the much-hyped protein bars first started to gain a following, I was one of the first ones to jump into theRead More

Coffee does more good than bad for body

Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can positively impact health more than it can harm it, according to a study published Wednesday. Health researchers looked at more than 200 previous studies and linked coffeeconsumption to lower risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, dementia, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and liver disease, inRead More

My Faith Is My Guide

Essentially, what I heard this morning was that true freedom – ultimate liberation comes from my ability to NOT look at being broken (be it a moment or many moments) as bad or horrible but instead, to embrace my broken state so that I may allow true healing, development and constant continual growth. I amRead More