10 Ways To End Your Year Mentally Strong

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Personal Growth by Sandra Bienkowski

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s this: Your life won’t work until you do. So much of what you want to accomplish with your health, fitness and personal goals all depends on the state of your mind. If you let your inner critic run wild, you trip up; we all do. In…

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9 Ways To Make the Most Out of Thanksgiving This Year

Posted on November 23, 2015 in Fulfillment, Fun, Gratitude, Happiness by Sandra Bienkowski

If you love Thanksgiving but your traditions are getting a little tired, we’ve got you covered. With a little creative planning, you can make this year’s Thanksgiving the most festive and fun-filled yet. 1. Plan ahead for the day you want It sounds simple, but your ideal holiday won’t materialize unless you make it happen. Maybe…

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8 Easy Practices To Enhance Gratitude

Posted on November 16, 2015 in Fun by Sandra Bienkowski

These simple exercises will improve your sense of wellbeing all year. We have read it over and over again in positive psychology research, from Martin Seligman to Shawn Achor: If there is a one-word answer to the secret of happiness, it is gratitude. Gratitude may just be the strongest tool in the kit when it comes…

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10 Questions That Will Change Your Life

Posted on November 9, 2015 in Personal Growth, Self Improvement by Sandra Bienkowski

When we think about something that has the power to change our lives, we usually think big: a new job, a move across country, a relationship beginning or ending. Sometimes something small but meaningful can change the trajectory of our lives, such as a powerful book, a movie or even a gift. It may be…

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Why Therapy Saved My Life

Posted on November 2, 2015 in Personal Growth by Sandra Bienkowski

When I was a teenager, I told my parents I wanted to see a psychologist. At the time, I was dating a guy who lived up the street. We had an exciting relationship but I was holding on too tight. With my shaky self-image, I pictured him breaking up with me and it felt like…

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Top 10 Natural Remedies To Calm Your Anxiety

Posted on October 27, 2015 in Personal Growth by Sandra Bienkowski

Sometimes anxiety is just a troubling feeling that something isn’t right. Anxiety can show up as panic attacks, excessive worry or trouble sleeping, and it can be a nuisance or downright debilitating. To help you shift to a state of ease, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to quiet down your anxiety naturally. 1. Eat your…

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6 Steps To A Happy Monday

Posted on October 18, 2015 in Gratitude, Happiness by Sandra Bienkowski

Poor Mondays. The black sheep day of the week, they always get a bad rap. Here are six tips to help you love, instead of dread, Mondays. 1. Don’t buy into the Monday hype If you believe Mondays are terrible, you might look for little things to prove your case. You stub your toe in the…

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5 Out of The Box Ways To Reduce Stress

Posted on October 11, 2015 in Personal Growth by Sandra Bienkowski

A little stress can be good for you. It keeps you engaged and makes you feel alive—like finishing a project you are passionate about, or learning a new skill. But long-term, chronic stress can take a toll on your health. If you stop and realize that stress is something you create based on your reaction…

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4 Ways To Navigate Life’s Transitions With Ease

Posted on October 4, 2015 in Happiness, Self Improvement by Sandra Bienkowski

Change happens. Be prepared with a resilient mindset. Our lives are a series of transitions. The weekend eventually ends and Monday comes. We get married. Summer becomes fall. Vacation ends and we have to go back to work. We happily anticipate milestones such as graduating from college, getting a job or buying a new house….

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Celebrate International Day of Happiness with a Happy Act

Posted on March 19, 2015 in Happiness by Sandra Bienkowski

Did you wake up happy today? It’s the first day of spring, and the International Day of Happiness! Join the celebration! Here are 15 Acts You Can Do Today! Use hashtag #HappyActs on social media! If there is a one-word answer to the secret of happiness it is GRATITUDE. Here are some ways to practice gratitude daily and welcome more happiness…

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