Wellness

11 Fat Burning Foods That Help Loose Weight & Boost Metabolism – The Happiest Blog – Happiness Article

Exercise and physical activity is vital to losing weight but no matter how much you hit the gym, nothing spectacular is going to come out of all that hard work if you are not switching to a healthy diet. What “fat burning” foods can do to your body is just remarkable. They don’t really “burn” fat. Their secret is that they manage your weight by boosting your metabolism and digestion, making you full so that you are not hungry all…

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The Best Iced Tea on The Planet – Lifestyle Article

Alright guys, this tea is blog post worthy & something that has been on my mind for SO SO SO SO SO LONG. Funny back story: When I first started The Skinny Confidential, before it was even anything, I had this pink trapper keeper where I kept all my ideas for the blog. A lot of the ideas had to with  food & fitness. Anyway, when I was little I used to do tap & ballet classes in Solana Beach…

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Summer of Color Giveaways, Brought to You by Darrell Lea! – The Happiest Blog – Happiness Article

The Color Run and Darrell Lea Liquorice have teamed up to light this summer UP with 10 weeks of colorful, fun, and tasty prizes that we can’t wait to share with you. These 10 weeks will be leading up to the GRAND PRIZE: a flyaway trip for two to NYC to join us at The Color Run in the ‘Big Apple’. We know you don’t know all of the weekly prizes yet, but we promise – there is something here…

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Your October Playlist Has Landed – Lifestyle Article

What do the most charismatic people have in common with music? Quite a lot, actually. Think of the most charming people you know. These people seem to universally possess the magical ability to brighten any room, uplift any mood and take on the world with ease. Being around these people just feels so good when you’re with them, and their energy is infectious. Similarly, music also has vast therapeutic potential. The idea of music for healing is not new. The Ancient…

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Easy Ways To Add More Fiber To Your Diet – Lifestyle Article

SUPER excited for this post. Today Danielle Hamo is on The Skinny Confidential. I initially met Danielle through my friend Neda of Healthy With Nedi & I wanted to follow her immediately. She is beautiful, smart, has a charismatic energy ( through Instagram ), is always looking to better herself &!!! she is a Registered Dietitian & Licensed Nutritionist. Her tips on Instagram Stories are INSANE. & I feel like she has some really unique hacks when it comes to…

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Are You Getting the Optimal ROI on Your Wellness Plan? Checklist For You (Part 2) – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  Segmenting Health Factors Many wellness programs segment health into only physical health, which defies modern science. The mind-body connection has been proven since 1985. Also, since the turn of the millennium neuroscientists have identified multiple parts of the brain that are activated during a spiritual experience, and since then the relationship between spirituality and our mental, emotional, and physical health has been further explored, tested, and understood. One 2001 study supported that “religious involvement and spirituality are associated with…

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HOW TO HAVE AN EPIC 4TH OF JULY WITH SKINNY MARGS, GUACAMOLE, ZUCCHINI BROWNIES, & MORE – Lifestyle Article

Turn on your JavaScript to view content   HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to the most insane & amazing community ever. This 4th of July I will be relaxing on the rooftop enjoying pizza on our new outdoor pizza oven, sipping spicy, skinny margs & reading my new book Unbreakable by Sharon Osbourne. I wanted to give you a quick little 4th of July resource for how to throw together some fun, last-minute shit for the 4 day weekend. Each of these…

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5 Ways You Didn’t Know Dehydration is Affecting Your Body – Lifestyle Article

We’ve all heard the old adage about eight glasses a day. But what if there were other, smarter ways to hydrate your body, besides just drinking crazy amounts of water? According to Dana Cohen, MD, author of the new book Quench, there most definitely are. She’s a traditionally trained physician who has practiced integrative/functional medicine for over 20 years, and her new book is all about harnessing the power of hydration for ultimate wellness. Dr. Cohen says that many American women…

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From Staycation to Slay-cation – The Happiest Blog – Happiness Article

Are you dreaming of soft breezes, sunshine warming your skin and an ice-cold drink in your hand? Girl, same. No need to dust off your passport, though! We’ve compiled a list of staycation ideas that take advantage of the environment around you. Your weekend will be just as indulgent as one spent at the beach. First things first: Unplug Don’t let the fact that you aren’t leaving town keep you from checking out. Set your email to an out of…

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THE PASTA HACK THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE – Lifestyle Article

Turn on your JavaScript to view content   Drumroll please. Are you ready for my latest & greatest hack? This one is not complicated, in fact, it’s so simple it’s almost embarrassing. It’s something I cannot stop doing so I had to share it with you guys. I’m a huge fan of pasta, sourdough bread ( specifically with Kerrygold unsalted butter ), chocolate croissants & carbs in general. So anything that can help me hack the carb system is my…

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions All Year Long – The Happiest Blog – Happiness Article

If you’re anything like us, you had a New Year’s resolution or two. Hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time. For three of four blissful weeks, you drank green smoothies every morning, or maybe you woke up at 5 am, or you meditated before you went to bed. And then . . . what? It’s not exactly a secret that most resolutions are un-resolved by February 1st. But it doesn’t have to be that way this year.…

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8 Effective Tips to Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing – Self Improvement Article

When we want something, we generally imagine the form it will take when it manifests. If we’re not careful, however, we can find ourselves attached more to the imagined form than the actual desired outcome. This is like placing an online order and expecting it to come in a blue box shipped by UPS. If we then receive a red box delivered by FedEx, we might not realize that it’s what we ordered, and never even open it! For example,…

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Escape Into Summer With Our June Playlist – Lifestyle Article

Memorial Day weekend always gets me in a happy mindset.  Having a little extra time off and spending the holiday weekend relaxing with minimal plans reminds me of the importance of escaping and “turning off” our usual routine and how quickly even the smallest escapes can improve our sense of well-being. The commencement of summer of course makes me excited about all the ways I’m planning to get away for some R&R over the next three months. I’ve got some great…

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Embrace the Power of the Pause – Self Improvement Article

  I’m honored to host a guest post by Courtney Carver from Be More With Less.  She’s been an inspiration to me in my personal and professional life, online and off. This week she’s releasing her new book, Soulful Simplicity: How Living With Less Can Lead to So Much More, which I highly recommend.  In this book, she shows us how to simplify to create more with less—more space, more time, and even more love. She invites us to look at…

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How to Use Spirituality to Create a Well-Balanced Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Body and mind are often talked about individually, leading to the common misconception that physical health and spirituality are disconnected. All of the components that make you work alongside one another. Your health, diet, and exercise are not isolated from your relationships, hobbies, or spirituality. When everything works together, you’ll benefit from a balanced life. How to Use Spirituality to Create a Well-Balanced Life Spirituality isn’t well-defined, at least in the broad sense. Everyone has their own concept of spirituality.…

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4 Simple Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain – Self Improvement Article

  If you live with any kind of chronic pain, you know how debilitating and frustrating it can be.  The Western medical model would lead you to believe that your physical pain can only have physical causes.  When tests can’t point to any clear answers, doctors generally prescribe anti-depressants and opioid painkillers to mask the symptoms. Sadly, opioids have been shown to be extremely addictive and have led to the deaths of thousands of people. Knowing this, many chronic pain…

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The Mindful Guide to Sleeping Better – Self Improvement Article

We could all use more sleep.  Most of us are pushed to keep going, going, going to produce more, more, more.  Sleep is usually portrayed as some kind of necessary evil, to be reduced to as little time as possible. While it’s “common knowledge” that we all need eight hours of sleep a night, there are plenty of articles and programs out there that will tell you that this is a myth and you really only need four or five…

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How To Find The Therapy You Need – Self Improvement Article

When readers leave comments here on Simple Mindfulness asking for help or advice, I do my best to share what I know that may help.  In some cases, that’s enough.  In others, it’s clear that the reader needs more in-depth help than I can offer in a comment.  In those cases, I frequently recommend that the person seek professional help – a licensed therapist of some sort. But how does one go about seeking such help?  What are the steps? …

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Anxiety in the Modern Age – Are You Affected?

Anxiety In The Modern Age When we think of an epidemic what immediately come to mind are malaria, plague, and dengue to name a few. But what if I told you that there was something that afflicts more than 40 million adults in the United States alone of which only 36.9% are ever treated? I’m talking about anxiety. And the most dangerous aspect of is that it is not even acknowledged as much of a threat. Let’s be very clear…

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Want to Be Healthier? Join the GLZ Epic Fitness Challenge

Want to be healthier? Everyone agrees that exercise is good. It boosts your health, brightens your soul, calms your mind, and allows you to do more with your life. Scientists even maintain that exercise can reverse signs of aging. But there is a problem. Most people who set out to start exercising, fail miserably. They fail because it’s hard to motivate yourself when you feel the ouch factor of pushing the boundary of your fitness. It’s difficult to create lasting…

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7 Pain-relieving Herbs That Can Replace Pharmaceuticals

Do you suffer from pain? If so, this article is important because you’ll learn about pain-relieving herbs that can alleviate pain naturally. Pain is the body’s natural response to something that’s not quite right with the body. You may be injured, suffering from an illness or a temporary chemical imbalance. Whether it’s chronic or acute pain, it’s definitely something that you’d prefer not feeling. Modern medicine has popularized the use of synthetic pain-relief medication such as Vicodin or… This is…

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