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4 Personal Development Lies You’ve Been Told All Your Life… ‘Til Now

4 Personal Development Lies You've Been Told All Your Life... 'Til Now
People seek out personal development because they want to better themselves, improve their view of the world and feel more at peace with life. Unfortunately, some of the most popular personal development “truths” you’ve been told are lies. Here are four of the most common ones that could be affecting your happiness. Success = Happiness The outward appearance of a successful...

Can Dog Ownership Improve Your Well-Being?

Can Dog Ownership Improve Your Well-Being?
Dogs do so much more than leave fur on the couch and a paw print on your heart. They make you socialize more, offer daily companionship and comfort you when you’re sad. And that's probably why so many new homeowners also find themselves adopting a pet shortly after they buy!The reality is that dogs really are man's best friend....

Coffee and Anxiety — Here’s the Truth

Coffee and Anxiety — Here’s the Truth
Reaching for that morning cup of coffee may be the worst thing you can do for your anxiety. Instead of waking you up and giving you energy, a cup of joe may cause your heart to race and leave you feeling jittery, agitated and restless. But does that mean you have to forgo the warm, rich sweetness of coffee...

Do You Care Too Much About What People Say?

Do You Care Too Much About What People Say?
The need for approval begins in childhood. If we exhibit good behavior and obey family rules, we are rewarded in ways that make us feel loved — an eternal need we all still share. But as adults, being people-pleasers can become the monkey on our backs.If you feel obligated to participate in everything your friends and family are doing,...

Snooze Button Secrets for a Smoother Morning

Snooze Button Secrets for a Smoother Morning
When your alarm clock goes off in the morning, your desperate plea for just five more minutes of sleep as you hit the snooze button could be sabotaging your day before it begins. If you can’t bear to get out of bed but still need energy for the day, check out these tips for smarter snoozing.Snoozing isn’t Resting...

Unfollow These 5 Toxic Accounts on Social ASAP

Unfollow These 5 Toxic Accounts on Social ASAP
About 79% of Americans view social media as a great hub for staying in touch with others and global events. Obviously, it’s free and seems to contain a lot of the info we need on a daily basis. But in some cases, toxic sites (or people) can start to drain us of our energy both physically and emotionally. Here...

5 Reasons You Aren’t Doing as Bad as You Think

5 Reasons You Aren't Doing as Bad as You Think
Let’s face it. It can be downright hard finding the motivation to get through some days. Feeling drained and overwhelmed can lead to negativity and feelings of despair — and worse: putting yourself down. It’s easy to think that we’re screwing up everything even on the best of days. Or that we're falling behind our peers. But on a...

When Should You Start Worrying About Retirement?

Will You Still Be Stressed About Money If You Have More?
First of all, worrying about retirement (or anything else) isn’t healthy. We’re big advocates of thinking and planning, and the sooner you start doing both, the more secure you’ll be when you hit your golden years. We get it, though. A lot of us are living paycheck-to-paycheck, wondering if we’ll ever be able to retire.Quick Read: Are you among the...

Just Be Happy and a Good Reason Will Come Along

Just Be Happy and a Good Reason Will Come Along
It’s a common misconception that happiness comes when we get X. X can be love, money, success, fame — you name it. If that were the case though, then why are so many people with those things still miserable? And how can homeless people on the street, single people, disabled people, uneducated people, or unfortunate people be so happy??Here’s...

What Does Wellness Mean to You?

What Does Wellness Mean to You?
Wellness is the realization of our true potential to live a healthier, happier and more successful existence.“Wellness is the result of personal initiative, seeking a more optimal, holistic and balanced state of health and well-being across multiple dimensions.” ~ John Valenty, CEO Wellness.comWellness Dimensions Wellness involves the awareness of our current state of health in multiple dimensions with the initiative, tools...

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What’s Your “Mission” Here, Anyway?

We’re told to chase after our dreams and find our purpose in this world. Even so, many of us get trapped in the same...