Laughter Connects Us

A wicked sense of humor delivered at unexpected moments can create spontaneous laughter in a room full of serious people. Good humor that does not diminish anyone bonds us and contributes to our sense of wellbeing. An invisible attachment is created when we laugh together. All of us can recall…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol has an important purpose in your body. It helps to make cell walls, Vitamin D, some hormones, and bile, which helps your body digest fat. It also protects nerve fibers by giving structure to myelin (the fibers’ covering). However, too much cholesterol is not a good thing. When your…

Laugh Like a Child

When was the last time you had a good belly laugh or laughed so hard you cried? As we age it appears we take life more seriously and laugh less. Dr. Robert Provine suggests that on average, a child laugh 300 times per day compared to 17-20 times for adults.…

Living with Chronic Pain

How to Live with Chronic Pain

September is Pain Awareness Month, which was founded by the American Chronic Pain Association in 2001. Approximately 75 million people in the United States have chronic or recurrent pain. It affects more Americans than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons that…

CHANGING OUR PERCEPTIONS

According to Milhaly Csikszentmlalyi in his book FLOW, he states that our brain has the ability to take in two million pieces of information per second, but we can only process 134 bits of data per second. Our brain’s limited capacity to process data provides opportunities to mindfully direct our…

Eat More Fruits and Veggies

10 Tips to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

September is Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month, so make sure you eat a rainbow every day! Colorful fruits and vegetables contain so many essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, and they play an important part in preventing many chronic health issues. For example, fruits and veggies can protect…

SURVIVE OR THRIVE

One factor that diminishes positive perceptions about ourselves is self-limiting beliefs. We project our deepest unconscious sense of worthiness into everything we do. Any belief that minimizes our value, weakens our relationships, or diminishes our risk-taking capacities is a restrictive perception. These perceptions keep us stuck in survivor mode. We…

MILLIONAIRE CAREERS

If you want to be a millionaire, be aware of your perceptions! Mark Albion, in his book Making a Life, Making a Living, described a 20 year study that tracked 1,500 business students. The participants were placed into two groups: Group A included 1,245 money motivated students who elected to…