Yoga Gifts for Yoga Lovers, from Best Mats to Clothes

Yoga poses on the beach
Yoga is one of the best ways to stop rushing around and relax. For those special people in your life who love to blow off steam in this peaceful way (namaste!), these yoga gifts are sure to bring a radiant smile to their faces! I did a lot of research to find things that are popular with people who do yoga. I...

Save the Planet with 14 Easy, Fast Ideas

Save the planet using these easy tips
Pretty much everyone wants to help save the planet from permanent damage. But we all know that sometimes the environmental advice can be overwhelming -- especially when you’re running out the door to work. That doesn’t mean you should give up and feel guilty for not trying. Make it a priority to do these simple, fast, and easy things so you can...

How to Volunteer and Be Happy About It

Learning how to volunteer means learning to be a team player
Although we like to believe that helping others will be entirely rewarding, there can be some downsides when it comes to your own happiness. How do you know when you’re offering not enough, just enough, or too much of yourself? It’s worth figuring out your own limitations and needs before you sign up for that committee, board, or soup kitchen. Here...

Live Longer with These 10 Healthy Habits

Live longer taking walks outdoors
Ah, to chase the Fountain of Youth! In past centuries it was a fairytale. These days it’s becoming more real. People are learning to live longer -- some are even living past 115. But what are their secrets? Here are 10 things the experts say you should do. 1. Think of your chair as the grim reaper Scientists now think that sitting is...

30-Day Fitness Challenge: 5 Friendly Plans

30-Day fitness challenge can involve running
30-day fitness challenge plans are magical in their own, special way. They can deliver visible results in a short amount of time, and they ease you back into shape without feeling you have to make long-term plans. For me that's important because I've learned that my follow-through rate with exercise is greater when I take it step-by-step.   If you're just starting out with...

Prevent Injury During Exercise Class By Doing These 10 Things

To prevent injury during Zumba class, wear the right footwear
How can you prevent injury when you’re in the heat of the moment? It happens all the time: People find a fitness class they enjoy, start doing it a few times a week, then end up injured and unable to exercise for months. This happened to me with Zumba, which I loved until I hurt my knee from all the twisting. Before I get into the...

How to Stop Rushing Through Life

Stop rushing around and relax
Learning how to stop rushing around all the time isn't easy, but you can do it. The first step is to think about how you spend your days. Do you often find yourself rushing to cram everything in? I'm talking multitasking mania. The morning is a flurry of activity to get out the door, traffic is a busy nightmare, work is...

Stop Multitasking and Live More Peacefully

Stop multitasking so you can smell the roses
Learning how to stop multitasking is one of the greatest challenges we face. Can you do one thing at a time? I used to not be able to, not really. But I've changed that. I used to think that multitasking was a good thing because it helped me reached my goals faster. It proved that I wasn’t wasting any of...

Why Experiences Cause Happiness More than Money

Experience cause happiness more than money
I was recently wondering: Do experiences cause happiness more than money for most people? The answer: Apparently they do! While I was researching it, I found a good article on the topic, on the  Fast Company’s Co.Exist website. In it Jay Cassano interviewed Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University. Gilovich has made it his job to study possible connections between...

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