August 26th, 2014
Need a “Same-Day Mood Boost?” Recent study finds increasing your level of physical activity, even just a little, can improve your overall life satisfaction — and it can do so almost immediately.

Need a “Same-Day Mood Boost?” Recent study finds increasing your level of physical activity, even just a little, can improve your overall life satisfaction — and it can do so almost immediately.

August 20th, 2014

Salmon is an excellent source of the mineral selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA.

Recipes for Savoring Salmon

August 19th, 2014
Financial educator Kate Northrup explains why taking care of your finances is a key part of caring for yourself: http://bit.ly/1Bx2YPc

Financial educator Kate Northrup explains why taking care of your finances is a key part of caring for yourself: http://bit.ly/1Bx2YPc

August 13th, 2014

When a romantic relationship ends, you can feel depressed, resentful, and uncertain about your ability to get over it.

Tips for how to heal your heart and move on from the big breakup.

July 29th, 2014

Summer’s here!

What’s your favorite way to make the most of it?

Some tips: 50 Ways to Make the Most of Summer

July 29th, 2014

While You’re Not Sleeping

Everyone’s immune system is unique, so how sleep deprivation affects you might be different from how it affects another person.

Here are just some of the ways chronic skimping on sleep can affect your health.

July 17th, 2014

wachtergrrl:

Listen in as I speak with journalist Esther Honig about her fascinating “Before and After" project, the power Photoshop images have to impact our self-esteem and mental and physical health, and the freedom of finding beauty in authenticity.


"Find your inspiration in people whose lives and goals have some relevance to your own. Also remember that most of the pictures you see of celebrities and fitness models have been extensively retouched."

So happy to feature this interview with talented young journalist Esther Honig about her “Before and After” project on our microsite, RevolutionaryAct.com.

Reblogged from 178 Minutes
July 16th, 2014

5 Ways to Start Digging Out of Debt

Ready to be debt-free? Here are five ways to get started.

1. Operate on a cash-only system. Set a budget for your weekly expenses, such as groceries and toiletries, and withdraw that amount of cash from the bank each week. Then spend only what you have in hand. “If you don’t have the cash, you don’t buy it,” says Stephanie Smith, a psychologist in Denver, Colo., who specializes in debt counseling. “We’ve become so accustomed to credit cards, we’ve lost all perspective of what cash can buy and of what we can and cannot afford.”

2. Drive a wedge between looking and buying. To help curb impulse shopping, make a list of things you want to buy, then wait, says Kelly McGonigal, PhD, a Stanford University health psychologist. The act of putting the item on a list gives you the warm fuzzies that come with the promise of reward, she says. “But, two weeks later, you’ll be amazed at how much has fallen off the list because you’re no longer under the spell of the product’s advertisement or fantasy.”

3. Reduce your wants. Think of emails and catalogs from retailers as “want generators,” says Kelly McGonigal, PhD. Contact these companies and ask to be removed from their mailing lists, or subscribe to a service that will do it for you, such as GreenDimes.com. Toss unsolicited coupons directly into the recycling bin. “When you are trying to save money, nothing excites the brain more than the idea that you are getting a bargain,” she says. “But, obviously, you’re not saving money if you’re spending it — even if it sounds like a deal.”

4. Don’t ignore debt. People don’t realize that the seed of the stress response is rooted in the unknown, says McGonigal. So trying to keep stress at bay by not opening the bills or balancing the checkbook is bound to fail. “Your mind will keep trying to solve this problem, and the less information it has, the more it’s going to worry,” she says. “That puts you in a never-ending stress response and takes a huge toll on your health.”

5. Establish a pay-off plan.  Having a clear strategy for paying your debts each month and knowing when you’ll be debt-free is great for peace of mind — and motivation. For tools you can use to start your own step-by-step payback plan.


More tips for “Escaping the Burdens of Debt Stress.

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