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Halloween Candy

7 Tips to Avoid Halloween Candy Overdose

By Khloe Beaird

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Each year my husband, our two daughters, and I coordinate our costumes. In the past, we have been the Ghostbusters, three cats and a mouse, and Frozen, and this year we will all be the Smurfs. I can’t wait! On the day, we usually trick-or-treat the neighborhood for…

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Gratitude

When being in Gratitude isn’t Working

By Jennifer

Gratitude is a phenomenal, effective mindfulness practice. Surely you have heard how simply pausing regularly to reflect on three more things you feel deeply grateful for can turn your mood around, positively rewire your brain and increase your felt sense of well-being. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science…

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Wanting

The Art of Wanting

By Rumaisa Rahman Khawaja

“We have two alternatives: either we question our beliefs – or we don’t.  Either we accept our fixed version of reality – or we begin to challenge them. In Buddha’s opinion, to train in staying open and curious – to train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefs – is the best use of our human…

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ready for college

College Life: One Factor that might be adding undue Anxiety to students

By Sayed Shah

You have just started college. This is the first time you are living without your parents. The courses at the college are tougher than what you anticipated, and now you are really cursing yourself and asking yourself why you did this. You are thinking that you should have taken fewer courses (Wanted to impress the…

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Clean Plate

Clean Plate Club’s Impact on Children

By Khloe Beaird

Have you ever had this conversation with a child? Mom- “(Insert child’s name), it’s time to eat.” Child- “No, I want to play!” Mom- “Get in here and eat, NOW!” Child- Comes in, picks at food, eats the meat, and ignores the vegetables. Mom- “Eat three more bites, or you’re not leaving that table!” Child-…

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Water

Water: Why it’s important for Peak Performance

By Khloe Beaird

Water and Performance   Drinking water is one of the most underutilized remedies available. Many of the uncomfortable symptoms we face from day to day are actually a result of something we are lacking in the body. Could these symptoms and low daily performance be due to dehydration?   According to Dr. Hyman, “on average,…

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Superfoods

Two Foods to Eat in the Afternoon @ Work

By Khloe Beaird

You know that feeling you get when two or three o’clock in the afternoon rolls around? You start to yawn and look for a snack. That cookie you saw in the breakroom won’t really affect you that much, will it? You’ve been good lately, right? It’s only one cookie, right? Wrong! Don’t do it. Did…

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Be Mindful

Being Mindful at Work

By Jennifer

Practicing mindfulness at work does not require permission from your boss, a dark quiet room, or even a day-long workshop that sends you back to your team with power tools to fix your workplace. Try this simple technique and watch your job get more enjoyable: Let people be who they are. According to the Mindfulness…

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Gluten Free Just a Trend

Is Gluten-Free just a trend?

By Khloe Beaird

A study from Medical News Today was recently released that suggests consumers should not adhere to a gluten-free diet unless they have celiac disease. The research was done over a 26-year period and it measured the gluten consumption of participants every four years. Researchers concluded that avoiding gluten was not a healthy choice for people…

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