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10 Nighttime Routines for Peaceful Sleep

Stress is the new smoking. Studies have linked stress to countless health problems including insomnia, inflammation, obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety, depression, asthma, hear…

10 Ways to Move with Others

Here are 10 ways to move while interacting with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers or strangers about to become new friends.

10 Ways to Simplify Your Next Trip

See the world without losing your mind or your way.

10 Ways to Support a Healthy Microbiome

Everyone’s microbiome is slightly different, but for this week’s Healthy Habits, here are some ways to support it in general.

3 Nature-Based Practices for Battling Zoom Fatigue

How greening your space, petting your animal bestie, and taking a break to walk can fight Zoom fatigue and improve your work-from-home routine.

3 Radical Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Here are three ways to banish the rituals of self-flagellation.

3 Tips on Eating Right

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3 Ways to Connect More with Family

Craving more meaningful time with your loved ones? Here are easy ways to foster those deep connections.

3 Ways to Find Your Way Back to Self-Compassion

“Self-criticism is, in many ways, a consequence of human longing to belong, an attempt to preempt criticism from others. ... Self-compassion can help you be more motivated by desired for growth instead of by desire to avoid criticism."

3 Ways to Nurture Yourself In Times of Transition

Sometimes life hits us over the head, leaving us dazed. That sense of inertia and confusion is common during times of major transition. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scal…

3 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion can make a person feel more energetic, alive, and optimistic.

3 Ways to Reduce Commitment Overload

Some deep fixes for feeling chronically overwhelmed.

4 Better Ways to Breathe

Techniques for becoming more aware of your breathing patterns.

4 Meditations for Gratitude

Let’s look at gratitude through a few different lenses.

4 Ways To Create a Healthy Sleep Schedule

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, from Starship Troopers. He writes, “Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, no…

4 Ways to Release Material Wants

Here are four ways to practice releasing attachment to material belongings.

40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized & Happy Self

An interview with Sara Gottfried MD

5 Cures For Insomnia You Haven’t Tried Yet

Here are five new ways to make peace with your pillow.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Function

Try these methods to boost a frazzled brain.

5 Free Apps for Creating Healthier Habits

Turn your smartphone into a tiny health coach with these apps for better nutrition, mindfulness, and gratitude.

5 Herbs to Boost Immunity

Is everyone around you sick? Add these herbs to your wellness kit.

5 Ideas When Things Are Beyond Your Control

When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.

5 Key Habits for Healthy Aging

What can you do to slow or reverse the ravages of aging?

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions

Turn a season of hustle and bustle into one of peace and intent.

5 Morning Rituals You Haven’t Tried Yet

Start your day off feeling energized and creative.

5 Reasons to Eat Lentils

Take your (edible) pulses.

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk

4 in 10 cases of cancer can be prevented, say researchers.

5 Swaps for Healthier Cleaning

A study shows toxic cleaning products can be as bad on the lungs as smoking. Here are some suggestions for alternatives.

5 Tips To Wake Up Your Brain And Enjoy Life

You sleep all night, only to wake up in the morning feeling fuzzy and groggy. What will help wake up your brain so that you can enjoy life every day? Two main ingredients: blood an…

5 Tricks for a Powerful Midday

Turn the midday slump into a time of power and productivity.

5 Ways Not to Be Irritated All the Time

Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies.

5 Ways to Bond with Your Pooch

Connect with your dog on a deeper level with these suggestions.

5 Ways to Bring Intention Into Your Day

Here are five ways to bring the power of intention into every day.

5 Ways to Claim Body Acceptance

Instead of making resolutions, reshape your attitude about your body for 2018.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Spirit Guide

We can turn to these guides for support and a little nudge when we need help finding the right direction in life.

5 Ways to Create New Traditions

Make it a healthy habit to forge new traditions of your own.

5 Ways to Deal with Allergies Naturally

Achoo! Want to reduce seasonal allergies? Try these methods.

5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People

Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead.

5 Ways to Deal with Jet Lag Naturally

Help to rebalance your body’s schedule, gently.

5 Ways to Embrace Daily Writing

Writing is a vital personal expression—a way to both share who you are with the world, and to delve deeper into your own psyche.

5 Ways to Melt Off Holiday Stress

Don't let your holiday stress accumulate.

5 Ways to Moderate Your News Intake

I’m a total news junkie, with subscriptions to several newspapers and a passion for NPR. But I’m not alone in saying that with current events changing so fast—and being so negative—these days news can be 1) highly addictive and 2) utterly depressing. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I’m exploring ways of moderating intake of the news. I’ve found a few suggestions on ways to stay engaged, but partake in a more mindful and healthy way.

5 Ways to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Fire Retardants

How did something that was supposed to make our lives safer wind up becoming dangerous? And how can we avoid them?

5 Ways to Say Grace

Here are a few of the many ways to say grace.

5 Ways to Sit Less to Save Your Brain

5 creative ways to move more.

5 Ways to Streamline Your Finances

Money mess runneth over? Here’s how to get a grip.

5 Weeks to Break Out of a Rut

Shake up your routine and get inspired with these five ideas.

5 Work-Life Mistakes Everyone is Making

Here are five mistakes people make when it comes to setting work-life boundaries, and how to fix them.

6 Ways to Stop Arguing and Start Listening

Explore ways to lay down the swords and work on our listening skills when faced with a potential argument.

7 Reasons to Go Booze-Free For a Week

Seven inspiring reasons to take a break from alcohol—one for each day of the week of abstinence.

7 Self-Care Tips During the Holidays

Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.

8 Little Ways to Practice Nonviolence

Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence.

8 Ways to Build Your Problem-Solving Intuition

Here are eight ways to build your natural ability to use intuition.

8 Ways to Start Your Day with Intention

Beep. Beep. Beep. Grab coffee. Dash out door. Adrenaline blaring, mind already awhirl, we launch ourselves out like cannonballs—scattershot, hurling, into the world. Now, is that a…

A Fresh Twist on Hydration

Staying hydrated, while seemingly simple, is something that lots of people struggle with. From forgetting to drink it, to a downright dislike of the taste of water, many of us live…

A Purpose-Driven Life Leads to Better Sleep

Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night.

A Simple Path to a Nutritional Detox

If stepping out of the demands of your daily life in order to take part in a heavy duty detox isn’t a reality, then try making daily, simple shifts that will support your body towa…

All the Feels: How Feeling Your Feelings Can Teach You to Heal

“We do not get to choose what feelings arise or how intensely we feel them. Our only choice is in how we relate to them.”

Are Dietary Supplements Really Necessary?

Most of us eat too much, and many of us eat healthy, so… Why take extra anything?

Are You Consciously Nourishing Your Heart and Soul?

Feed your soul with intention and awareness.

Boost Your Immune System With Exercise

From improved sleep and circulation to reduced anxiety and more, regular exercise boosts immunity and strengthens the body’s defense against illness.

Brain Wash

Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter explain how we can rewire our brains to develop healthier habits.

Completing the Kona Ironman at Age 70

It’s now two days post Ironman. I’m in Kona, Hawaii, sitting in a beach restaurant at about mile one of the swim. I watched the sunset. I watched the couples enjoying dinner on the…

Create Your 40-day, Brain Body Diet Book Club

This could be the healthiest group you’ll ever join.

Demystifying Snack Bars: Dos and Don’ts

What’s the difference between a granola bar and a protein bar, and are they truly healthy?

Do Eyeshades Protect Against Obesity and Cancer?

In Newsweek last December, science writer Sharon Begley pulled together research showing that lab animals and pets are getting fatter, just like people: “In Macaques, living in res…

Don’t Hold the Phone!

When you instinctively reach for your phone because you have a spare moment, here are 15 ways to fill that moment instead.

Eat This for a Younger Brain

Here are six tasty ways to boost your intake of lutein.

End the Throwaway Culture: Easy Eco Swaps

Cut down on waste—and save money—by switching to reusable products.

Exploring Facial Gua Sha

There’s an increase in interest in this Asian healing modality. Let’s take a look.

Feel Nourished Instead of Stuffed

If the holidays usually leave you feeling overly full and over-indulgent, start the season with a deeper intention.

Fight Inflammation All Day Long

Here’s how to fight chronic inflammation, all day long.

Film Review: The C Word

The C WordMeghan O’HaraZorro and Me FilmsThe “C word” is, of course, “cancer,” and Meghan O’Hara’s well-produced documentary offers a look at the ways that our unhealthy diets and …

Finding Joy in Simple Things

Two questions to ask yourself for leading a simpler life.

Five Variations on 5-Minute Meditations

Easy options for 5-minute meditations

Functional Foods For A Healthy Gut

As well as providing other health benefits, these foods can support good gut health.

Go On, Change It All

Multiple, simultaneous life changes are possible.

Healthy Habits: 5 Ways to Sweeten Coffee & Tea Naturally

For this week’s healthy habit, try stirring a natural sweetener in your morning cuppa.

How Fats Help You Stay Lean, Plus 9 Other Need-To-Know Fat Facts

Confused about whether fat is good or bad for you? Here’s the scoop.

How I Finally Let Go of Paper Clutter

Dig out of your paper piles and feel lighter, freer, and more creative

How Not to Stew

5 ways to stop stewing, and let go of minor offenses.

How to Bring Back Your Brain

The big problem is that so many people still think that nothing can be done to reverse dementia.

How to Create Healthy Habits

Our greatest capacity to have influence over our health is with our habits.

How to Derail Our Self-Hatred Habits

Question these habits so you can change them.

How to Find Stillness Every Day, Throughout the Day

Here’s how you can find more stillness in your life—no matter how busy you are.

In Praise of the Micro Moment: 20 Boosts for the New Year

At the New Year you’re likely to see a lot of stories about making a resolution, and how to make it stick. You may be making some grandiose proclamations yourself—only to see…

Insights into the Diabetes Epidemic

You are what your parents ate.

Is Your Messy Kitchen Making You Overeat?

According to science, avoiding unhealthy snacking can actually be as easy as decluttering your kitchen.

Matcha: Tea’s Newest Superstar

This healthful, bright green tea is suddenly everywhere. Here’s why.

Menopause, Check!

Seize this midlife point as a mile marker for better heart health.

Mindfulness Creates Momentum for Healthy Choices

People who are more mindful are more receptive to making positive changes.

News That Uplifts

If the relentless bad news is leaving you feeling down, there are alternatives.

On Attuning to the Body

Excerpted from Dandelion & Quince by Michelle McKenzie

Pour on the Olive Oil

Olive oil may be just the cure you're looking for.

Psst, You're Probably Eating Too Much. Here's What Servings Should Look Like

Here are some visual guides that can help demystify what constitutes moderate portions for nutritious foods, before the concept of serving sizes becomes even more abstract.

Raw Fruit Crumble with Almond Cream

Editors' Note: We're delighted to welcome Laura Wright to our team of bloggers for our newest blog, Good Food. Laura is the creator behind The First Mess, a blog that cel…

Raw, Healthy + Savory Bangkok Wild Rice Recipe

Still think going raw means you have to eat flavorless vegetables and cold crudités? Think again. When I first learned about the benefits of eating raw cuisine - food not heat…

Ready to Try Crystal-Infused Water?

Your neighbor has a trendy water bottle. Let’s look inside.

Recover from an Injury and Move Again

Pick yourself up from an injury and find new ways to move again.

Routines of Pleasure

Consider one way you could bring a little bit more pleasure into your day.

Sampling the World’s Healthiest Skin Care Products

“We are all vibrant beings,” says Mary Bemis, editor of Organic Spa magazine. “And the real beauty behind biodynamic skin care products is that they are the most vibrant, the most …

Say Hello to Your Creative Soul

4 ways to connecting internally.

Science & Spirit: Pink Noise, Testosterone Boosts, Super Short Exercise

This week, discover pink noise for better sleep. Also, find out why testosterone supplements probably aren’t the best idea; and how just a bit of exercise is enough to boost brain power. Ready? Let’s do this.

The Benefits Of Fish Oil

When a proper balance of omega-6s to omega-3s is achieved, both your body and mind both reap a number of benefits.

The Power of Practicing Forgiveness

Establish a new beginning with a refreshed outlook that can help you in your quest to release the past and embrace forgiveness.

The Soda Challenge

It’s time to stop swigging the sodas in favor of more healthful beverages.

The Why, How, How Much, When, and Where of Eating

Excerpted from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook

Three Cups a Day Help Prevent Stroke

THREE CUPS A DAY HELP PREVENT STROKEThere are very few known ways to reduce the risk of stroke, but a recent UCLA study found that drinking at least three cups of green or black te…

Uh-oh! Our Good Gut Bugs May Be Going Extinct!

Flipping through The Whole-Body Microbiome, we learned this.

What Your Nails Can Tell You About Your Health

Anything going on inside your body will eventually appear on the outside—and your fingernails are a prime place for these changes to manifest.

What’s a Change Club?

Take a look at the concept of a Change Club. It might inspire you to start your own.

Which Rest is Best?

A new study suggests cognitive fatigue can be relieved by playing “casual video games.”

Why, When & How to Eat Wheat

Eating wheat is healthy—but not in the ways we typically eat it today. The solution will likely improve your health dramatically.

Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.

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