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Gray Hair As a Tapestry of Emotions

Even though aging is inevitable, certain parts of aging are unwelcome.  Gray hair is no exception to that, many believe; looking at those who...

Reducing Bad Mood with An Alarm Clock?

We’ve all heard the expression “the early bird gets the worm” as an homage to the creative, successful types of people who swear by...

Staying Calm With Digestion

Ah, the gut microbiome:  everything seems to come back to it, from immune health to mood.  This complex ecosystem hiding out of plain sight...

Why You Can Become What You Read

Have you ever been reading a book and suddenly the lines get blurred between yourself and the character?  You can start to use turns...

Plan Before Bed for Better Sleep

Lying in bed, overthinking and over-planning rarely accomplishes anything but making you over-tired the next day.  It may be better to get those thoughts...

Nature Selfies Put You in Perspective

Have you ever wondered what a selfie can tell you about your mental health?  Taking selfies in nature can reveal a lot about your...

Random Words of Kindness

We could all use a little more kindness in our days (especially these days).  If you’re familiar with the concept of random acts of...

How Smartphones Created a New Anxiety Disorder

Do you remember the days before cell phones?  Not just the days before the internet was at the tip of our finger, anywhere, anytime;...

How to Lift Your Mood in Seconds

When you’re having a bad day and feeling sad, making this one easy move can turn it all around.  It’s the last thing you...

Be Real to Be Happy

They say, “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”  Whether you’re a glass-is-half-full or half-empty personality, people of both opinions have experienced...

That Lonely Feeling & Your Brain

If loneliness is just a feeling produced by being physically distant from other human beings, why isn’t it cured by just being around other...

Outgoing or shy? It's Meat vs. Plants

We know there are introverts and extroverts, but could it be that what you eat influences these personality traits?  Scientists believe they have uncovered...

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