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7 Quick Ways The Earth Can Reset Your Mood Whenever You Need It

      A few weeks ago I shared these tips in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, so today I wanted to share them here with my readers too! If you feel run down, tired, discouraged, sad, anxious, or any other mood that you just want to shake, getting grounded outside for a few minutes is probably the quickest way I know how to do it.  Exercise can help, a really good night of sleep can help, even medications (when appropriate) can help, but if need support right this very minute, grounding can shift your mood by supporting brain function — …

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Optimism Literally Improves Your Body’s Health, 10 Ways To Boost Your Outlook Today

    I really enjoy providing content that is uplifting and encouraging, and that is because I know that feeling encouraged literally boosts your physical health. Here are a few healing articles you could start with that I’ve written in the past to uplift you, if you need a little boost today: Medical Decisions Can Be Overwhelming, Here’s An Easy Tool To Help (+ free printable) Reduce Your Overwhelm In 3 Breaths, Right Now With Me The One Big Health Secret I Learned In Medical School Higher Morale, Longer Life Span Boost Your Connection To Others To Boost Your Health …

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Higher Morale, Longer Life Span

  A new study shows that having a sense of optimism about your future actually helps you live longer… much longer!   Published March 15, 2015 in Age and Aging, the results are clear: a higher morale leads to a longer life.   Researchers looked followed over 645 elderly participants (85 years old and older) for over 5 years using interviews, assessments and home visits, and after adjusting for age, health conditions, mobility, functionality and other variables. Those with higher morale lived on average 5 years longer than their more pessimistic counterparts. If folks who are already 85 years old …

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Songs that uplift me…

My dear friend Jorie (hi babe!!!) has a facebook group dedicated to sharing uplifting music. That’s where I heard of about 80% of the songs I love… so if you like these and want more, head on over and like her FB group called: Moved By The Music. If you love pop music, try… Everybody, by Ingrid Michaelson If you love jazz, try… Bring Me Sunshine, by The Jive Aces (give it a minute, it starts slow but is garunteed to make you smile…) If you love reggae, try… Shine, by Aswad If you want to feel joy, try… Give …

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Thoughts on Health…. Chocolate for heart and brain health (yes, you heard me… chocolate!)

  Wow, it is my complete pleasure and honor to bring you this tidbit of good news today, published recently in the British Medical Journal. Folks who consume chocolate often… we are talking every single day or even multiple times a day… have about a 40% reduced risk of heart attack and a 30% reduced risk of stroke. In fact, the patients who consumed the most chocolate had the most cardio and neurologic protection. About a third less risk of cardiovascular events and stroke combined attributed to chocolate intake. This was the finding of a huge, meta analysis looking at …

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