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Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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The Reset Class: Breathe, Relax, Zen, Repeat

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This will be the last time I mention that really hard month that included the great illness that took over my whole life! I only mention it now because it was that illness that led to needing some serious recovery and rest after the plague lifted. I mentioned in a previous post that the universe …
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Stress Less Now With These 5 Tips

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Feeling stressed and anxious? Having trouble sleeping, or maybe you've noticed your focus is ... well, not focused at all? But, OMG, there's no way you can make time to do any of those things you're supposed to do to lower your stress, right? Who even has time for a bubble bath or a yoga class or a …
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Next Steps on My Stress-Less Journey: Headspace and ReLax Kit

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This is it, guys. This is the year. 2014 is going to be the year I become so damn chill. As I've mentioned, I'm making a concerted effort to reduce my stress levels, both because I want to be a happier, calmer, more present and focused individual, and also because I'm hopeful that it'll help with …
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The Yoga-Body Cleanse: My Week of Ayurvedic Detox

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This time of year, it seems like everyone's totally revamping their diets. And, I mean, you know how we roll --- moderation is the key, etc., etc., --- but, you know what? Sometimes it takes a week or so of really laying the hammer down to get back to the healthy habits we pushed to the wayside over …
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Kristen’s Goals for 2014: A Major Departure

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This week, as part of New Year New Rear Week, each FBG is sharing her healthy goals and resolutions for the year --- and the big reasons why they are what they are. Goals ... whys ... go! I like goals. I like them a whole lot. I even like the bad ones. Goals not only motivate me, but they let me …
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My First Time … Doing Yoga

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This post about trying yoga for the first time by Amy Jarosky (originally posted here) is a part of our fourth-annual Guest Bloggers' Week. (Check out all of the inspiring, informative, entertaining and life-changing posts here!) Amy is a hedge funder turned holistic health coach, wellness blogger …
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21 Meditations to Make You Love Yo’Self!

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Why is it so hard to be kind to ourselves?! Why is it so hard to wake up in the morning and give a little Jessica-like loving? I don't know the answer to this quite yet. I do know we choose people who love us the way we think we deserve to be treated...so maybe that translates to self love as …
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