Healthy Living

On Having the Courage to Disappoint Your Family to Be True to Yourself — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“There comes a time in life when you are asked to disappoint your family to be true to yourself. And if you dare to say ‘no’ to yourself – out of a fear of rejection and abandonment, and ‘yes’ to them – out of a need for approval and validation, chances are that you will regret it for the rest of your life.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc There is something about family that makes us behave in bizarre ways. Something…

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Finding Zen at the dentist’s office – A parent’s guide to zapping your child’s fear of dental visits – Self Improvement Article

Ever heard of white coat syndrome? It is the fear of visiting doctors (and of course, dental visits). Or just about anyone wearing a white coat. Now most adults are terrified of dental visits—so let us not even talk about kids. To prepare them for their first, second or subsequent dental visit, parents can take measures beforehand and vanquish that fear for good. After all, oral care is important and dental visits are unavoidable—so why not make it a happy…

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9 Traits To A Healthier and Happier Life from the Blue Zones – The Zen Mama’s Blog

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucius I love to read a good book. One that inspires me to live a better and live a longer life with mental clarity and little if no disease. The book that has inspired me most recently (I’ve reread it for the second time!) is The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner. The book shows that by improving lifestyle,…

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Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Let’s talk about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and why it is crucial to start your day right with a nourishing breakfast. We’ve grown up learning that breakfast is the one meal that should not be skipped. Why? The reasons are endless. Besides fueling us with the energy to get through our morning and kick-start the day, it boosts our metabolism and helps in maintaining a healthy weight. It helps us focus at work and…

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