It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us. 

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7 Ways to Improve Your Skin Without Procedures

The skin is your body's largest organ — and you may notice some changes in it as you age or your lifestyle shifts. Luckily, there are ways to protect your skin from the wear and tear of life – without undergoing surgery.

Try some of these techniques to protect your skin from future damage in natural and rejuvenating ways.

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What Is CoQ10 & Can You Get it From Food?

One of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe is the droid R2-D2 (affectionately called R2 or Artoo by friends). Star Wars creator George Lucas came up with the name while shooting his first feature film, American Graffiti. He was dozing while working on the Star Wars script when he was awakened by the sound editor loudly calling for R-2-D-2, an abbreviation for “Reel 2, Dialog 2.” Lucas thought it was a “great name,” and went back to the script with R2-D2 fresh in his head. And the rest, they say, is movie history — Artoo and droid companion C-3PO are the only characters to appear in every single Star Wars film so far.

CoQ10 also sounds like it could be the name of a Star Wars droid. But, in fact, it’s a critical nutrient for your health. While it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like R2-D2 or C-3PO, CoQ10 does serve many crucial functions in its universe — in this case, your body — with many more likely to be discovered by future research. ​Many health influencers swear by CoQ10 to combat fatigue, and test-tube science suggests that it can play a role in preventing cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.

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3 Ways Eating Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Affect Your Mood

Omega-3 fatty acids have been long touted for their beneficial effects on heart health and stroke prevention. One study even remarks that a 1% increase of omega-3s in the bloodstream may increase longevity by five years, equivalent to quitting smoking.

However, cardiovascular disease and related risks aren’t the only conditions omega-3s combat. In recent years, medical research has highlighted the positive impacts of fish oil on mental health, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention-deficit disorder and anxiety.

Many suggested omega-3 benefits include aiding the treatment of psychiatric disorders, pointing to their anti-inflammatory and cognition-boosting effects. Eating omega-3 foods, such as salmon, tuna, flaxseed, walnuts, soybean, and fortified foods like eggs and yogurt, can affect your mood in the following three ways.

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How Hypnosis & Rapid Transformational Therapy Transformed My Life

In today’s blog, I felt called to shake things up and do something a little different. I’d like to introduce you to someone who has helped me change my life in ways that I couldn’t have imagined - and I don’t say that lightly!

You’ll know if you're familiar with my work that as well as being ‘the money chick’, I’m all about energy! The struggles, blocks and suffering patterns we find ourselves in - whether this be around our money, our relationships or our health, are a reflection of what’s going on internally. They’re a result of how much we’re opening up from our heart. Of what layers still need to be peeled back. Of what limited beliefs might still be buried in our subconscious. 

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5 Tips for Caring for a Newborn in the Age of COVID-19

Bringing home a baby in the middle of a worldwide pandemic isn't fun nor easy. While this job might be more complex than what you signed up for, you now have the strength of a parent on your side.

The pandemic has changed how parents keep their children healthy. Follow these steps to keep your little one safe during pandemic surges and through other times, whether you’re worried about COVID-19 or a different virus.

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Skin Savvy: Protect Your Skin from the Summer Sun with Ayurveda

In today’s world of ozone holes and 100-SPF sunscreens, it’s easy to think of the sun as a formidable enemy of the skin. Yet the sun is also an important source of nourishment. It's your body’s best natural source of Vitamin D, which is necessary for calcium absorption and healthy bones.

So how do you know how much sun exposure is enough, and how much is too much? As with just about everything in Ayurveda, it all depends on your individual constitution.

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Childhood Asthma: How to Help Your Little One Thrive and Enjoy Physical Activity

Physical activity is necessary for people of all ages, but children need it to develop their growing bones and muscles. According to the World Health Organization, those between 5 and 17 need an average of 60 minutes per day. However, your child might resist getting in the game if a health condition makes movement uncomfortable.

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5 Negative Health Effects of Malnutrition

Malnutrition doesn't have a number on a scale. People of all sizes and backgrounds can be malnourished and not even know it. Food insecurity and obesity affect a majority of the population, meaning more people may be malnourished than they realize. Malnourishment is a real issue, and it's not an effective way to live or diet. You must have balanced meals every day to fully nourish your body and keep all your organs strong. If not, you're at risk of several severe health problems.

1. Impaired Function

If you're not getting enough nourishment, your brain will start to suffer. Healthy fats are necessary for good nutrition, as human brains are mostly made of fat. When people diet, they may try to avoid foods with a lot of fat in them. While cutting out bad fats might be a good move, eliminating the good fats is a major mistake.

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How Giving Back Can Benefit Your Mental Health

There are many ways to practice self care, from spa trips to exercising. However, sometimes the best way to make yourself feel better is by taking care of others.

When was the last time you volunteered in your community? Research indicates that doing so could have considerable perks. Here’s how giving back can benefit your mental health.

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Are We As Frail As We Have Learned?

In terms of our human evolution, civilization’s current “official” truth provider is materialistic science. And according to the popular medical model, the human body is a biochemical machine controlled by genes; whereas the human mind is an elusive epiphenomenon, that is, a secondary, incidental condition derived from the mechanical functioning of the brain. That’s a fancy way of saying that the physical body is real and the mind is a figment of the brain’s imagination.

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6 Sports Anime That Motivate Workouts

Others find the motivation to exercise by watching these anime, while others get their motivation from listening to music or modeling themselves after people they admire in real life.

As part of their efforts to improve their health, an increasing number of individuals are keeping an eye out for new types of physical activity. It has been found that the Japanese media sub genres of manga and Animeseasoninfo are an excellent vehicle for promoting healthy lifestyles through the medium of entertainment. These subgenres originate from Japan.

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On Cord Blood Banking: How Umbilical Cord Blood Saves Lives

Cutting your child’s umbilical cord is a special, emotional moment. It’s also an opportunity to help your baby and others. Learn more about how keeping umbilical cord blood after birth saves lives to determine if it’s right for your family. It’s important to consider before your baby’s due date arrives so there’s time to weigh your options.

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6 Secrets to Weight Loss

Weight loss - such a "big" topic! Every month another book is out by another expert on weight loss. Everyone wants to know the secret to losing weight.

I certainly don't have THE secret, but I do have some secrets, and I want to share them with you in the hope you find them helpful.

Weight used to be a major issue for me. Losing weight was never out of my thoughts, and I can't tell you how many different diets, pills, and programs I tried until I discovered some "secrets" that have worked for me for many years.

So here they are. I hope they work as well for you as they have for me.

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How to Quiet Your Inner Critic and Increase Your Confidence

By: Jennifer Joy Jiménez

“You’ll never stick to that exercise program, why do you even bother?”

You don’t cook healthy meals because you’re lazy. That’s why you always end up ordering take out.” 

“You should really lose those 15… no, make it 20 pounds.”

Does this sound familiar?

If you’ve heard these phrases (or other ones like these) inside your head, you’re not alone… or crazy! 

This is your inner critic, and it’s one of the ugly secrets many women feel carry that subconsciously keeps them stuck in their lives – even though many women don’t realize this is even occurring.

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6 Ways to Prioritize Wellness During the Workday

When you’re busy at work, it can be difficult to find time for your health and wellness. You might feel selfish taking time to care for yourself during the workday, but you shouldn’t. Every job comes with stress. Taking care of yourself will help relieve that stress and ultimately boost your productivity and motivation.

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5 Tips for Safe Summer Workouts

Summer is a great time of year to get outside and exercise, but the high temperatures and blistering sun can impede your progress and lead to health issues if you don’t come prepared. Here are five tips to make your workouts safe and maximize your progress this summer.

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How Mushrooms Can Help with Depression, Anxiety, and Your Overall Mental Health

Imagine a cooperative, kind, and generous society, where no one suffers deprivation, and all members are happily and freely engaged in useful labor that contributes to the community, according to their abilities and interests. Sound too good to be true?

While I don’t know of any actual societies that operate on those principles, I can point to at least one fictional community that embodies them pretty well — the Smurfs. First appearing in a Belgian comic book in 1958, the “3-apples-high” Smurfs have enchanted fans for decades. English-speaking audiences were introduced to the blue-skinned characters via a popular television cartoon that began broadcasting in 1981.

The Smurfs may have something to teach us about the creation and maintenance of a peaceable and sustainable civilization that supports the mental health of its members. One of the hallmarks of that civilization is the architecture of Smurf Village — the houses are built into hollowed-out mushrooms.

Is that a mere coincidence? Or could it be a clue?

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The Importance of Sports for the Development of Your Child

When we think about our kids’ development, we usually imagine going through certain milestones like learning to walk, learning to talk, learning how to express their emotions, making friends, etc. However, the development includes a whole variety of physical, emotional and social elements that need to be exercised at home and at school. One way to give your child an advantage when it comes to easy, fast and successful development is to sign them up for sports. Here are just some of the benefits your child can reap from sports during their development: 

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On a Quest to Improve Your Child's Oral Health? Why Xylitol May Be Your Superhero

Do you struggle with your child when it comes to proper oral care? Is making them brush and floss similar to pulling teeth? Even if they are diligent about cleaning, some kids are more prone to cavities and tooth decay than others.

Xylitol may be the answer you’ve been searching for. Here’s how using it for teeth and gum can protect your child’s cute little grin.

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5 Tips for Living With Multiple Chronic Conditions

It’s challenging enough to live with one chronic illness. Unfortunately, the old tale about bad luck coming in droves often holds true in regards to health. Many people with conditions like fibromyalgia, IBS and migraine disease have multiple comorbidities that make living with and treating their disorders more complex.

However, you have to find a way to adapt — you aren’t a quitter. You are not your diagnoses. You have a lot of life to seize by the horns so you can wring every last bit of enjoyment out of it. Here are five tips for living with multiple chronic conditions.

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Designed To Move You From Survival and Fear to Safety and Peace. Available Monday - Friday. Meditation begins at 9 AM.  Access early to hear Panache's monologue -  around 8:30 AM. 

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