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Three Natural Remedies for Losing Weight

When you think about your wellness journey, it’s easy to separate your body, mind and emotions. But they’re all intricately connected to one another. Forgetting this is why most people who start diets can’t keep up with them! They’re looking for quick fixes instead of committing to changing their relationship to food and feelings about their own body image. Here are THREE easy ways to take care of your whole self, not just your waistline: 1. FEED YOUR BODY WHAT IT NEEDS…

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Tips to deal with depression or anxiety stemming from childhood trauma

I would like to share an interview with a specialist who works with women who have depression or anxiety stemming from childhood trauma. Jennifer Rollin speaks with Lisa Savage, LCSW. Jennifer: Tell me about yourself, your experience, and your practice. Lisa: I’m an LCSW practicing in the state of Delaware.  I have two private practices–one that specializes in seeing children and the other adults.  I’ve been in practice since 1998. In my adult practice, I specialize in working with women…

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Does “happy” equal “healthy”?

Feeling happy is linked to good physical health among Americans but not among Japanese, finds a study in Psychological Science. Researchers analyzed data from almost 1,400 participants in two studies of midlife adults, one in the United States and one in Japan. Participants recorded how often they felt 10 different positive emotions over one month. Feeling frequent positive emotions was associated with healthy blood lipid levels known to be strongly predictive of risk for cardiovascular disease among American participants but not…

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Living in the moment

On average, people spend more time focusing on the present than thinking about the past or the future, finds a study published in the scientific journal Emotion. The researchers of this study also suggest that people who “live in the now” are more likely to become happier over time. Researchers texted 67 participants five times a day for one week, asking them what they were thinking at that moment and whether those thoughts were past-, present- or future-focused. Participants also completed…

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