Relaxing enough to get to sleep can be hard, so this article offers a wide range of videos available on Youtube that you can use to help you fall asleep.
Honestly, detoxing the body is never really pleasant. Here is what to expect from detoxing or cleansing and the symptoms your body might experience when doing so.
The relative humidity level in your home can affect the creation of allergens, as well as worsen or relieve the symptoms associated with them. The presence of symptoms can affect the ability to sleep.
There are a multitude of reasons to smile. As we all know, a smile turns a frown upside down, so why not make someone smile today and every day...
Hating someone is a primitive emotion of self-preservation. It often acts as a shield to protect us from our own emotions. It is important to understand why we hate anyone to be able to understand and help ourselves.
How do you bounce back from challenging times? Start with building your emotional resilience by learning skills that will help you to adapt and grow in adversity.
Are you over 40 and wish you looked 20 years younger? I've managed to do just that, and so has my sister. We have some secrets to share with you!
Being alone can not only be stressful, but it can also inhibit the personal and professional growth of individuals. How does one avoid being alone in the first place?
There are times in our lives when we have to let go of aspects of ourselves for survival or to fit in. Learn how to reclaim lost parts of your personality to feel fully alive and complete.
Self-esteem is often defined as confidence in one's own self worth or abilities. Low self-esteem can ultimately leave you feeling sad, anxious, unproductive, and unable to achieve your goals.
Depression and anxiety are on the rise, even among children and teens. After suffering for years, I finally discovered that self-empowerment is one effective (and drug-free) remedy.
Stress is widely known as the silent killer. We experience stress every day of our lives and it is a natural occurrence that can kill you if not properly managed.
We're more stressed than ever! We can't sleep, concentrate or have fun. We need to relieve stress and we need to do it now. Read on to learn how...
Smarten up everyday without even trying! These 9 easy tips on brain training will improve your neuroplasticty, making you happier, funnier and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Reciting easy health mantras can help maintain good health and wellness and improve injury, illness and disease by changing our subconscious beliefs through positive thinking.
This is an article about my most recent episode of atrial fibrillation and about how I learned to stop worrying and fretting about AFib and a million other things.
Self-limiting thinking is negative, destructive, and habit-forming. Success is yours when you change to empowering thoughts. Learn to do this with the following tips and suggestions.
It's not always easy to stay positive in your everyday life. See what can happen to you when you learn to move on and brush off negativity once and for all...
Examines the evidence for omega-3 supplementation to treat depression and applies this to choosing a supplement. Readers learn to interpret labels and find the best supplement for their goals.
Struggling with snoring issues at night can be a very frustrating thing for you and your partner, and it can even affect your health. Here are 18 proven, natural methods to stop snoring right now.
Advancing age tends to bring numerous health problems, but there is something you can do about this. If you want to know how to be healthy for life, just follow these 7 steps.
This article discusses three styles of meditative practice, and the benefits they offer a beginner practitioner.
Normally I research and cite studies, but this article is going to be my own anecdotal spewings pertaining to my transition from depression to happiness.
All good things must come to an end. Here are five ways to overcome those "after special occasion blahs" that sometimes arise after festivals, vacations, holidays, and other special times have ended.
Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is often misunderstood. This article examines some key differences, as well as some similarities, between someone who is a highly sensitive person and someone with social anxiety.
Do you sometimes feel like your possessions have taken on a life of their own? Learning to be comfortable living with less can drastically improve your life. Here's how you can benefit from adopting a minimalist(ish) mindset.
Unfortunately, the holidays typically come with a great deal of stress from having to buy gifts to cooking for everyone, and even having to face Aunt Sue again. Hopefully these tips will take the edge off and give you a way to avoid some of the stress you have coming.
Finding the best SAD light therapy lamps can be confusing at the best of times. This article reviews four of my favorites and offers some quick tips and hints on what to look for and what to avoid.
Sleep deprivation or insomnia is extremely harmful to our overall health and many of the side effects of the more traditional sleep medications are often worse than insomnia itself. Aromatherapy is a great natural alternative to reaching for that bottle of sleeping pills.
Having low confidence doesn’t just result in shyness, but that timidness will keep us from taking advantage of opportunities that come our way. Here's how to be more confident so you can take control of your success.
Ironically, in this world of technology and hyper-connectivity, a sense of disconnection from others leaves a vacuum in many people's lives. These four tips will help you reconnect in deep ways.
Have you ever been in a bad mood? Have you ever been in a bad mood when someone got you to laugh? Have you ever been in a bad mood when someone got you to laugh and you stayed in a bad mood? No? Well join the world! Ok, so we know that laughing can...
Those who are chronically ill get used to waiting, but what are you waiting for? I waited for wellness, for a disability application decision, and now I"m waiting on the Lord!
People love you when you are cool and happy. Use this arsenal of useful and fun techniques to reduce stress and manage depression.
Here is everything that you need to know to wake up early. It's about time that you shake away that old habit and lead a more productive and satisfied life.
People who live busy lives find themselves in a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to de-stressing throughout the day.
Here are 10 easy techniques to help you be attentively aware of the now-passing moment. The tips are as simple as observing your breathing and as fun as pretending you are acting for a movie director.
Why do we shed tears? How is it that nature somehow seems to relate to sadness as well as joy? This is a heartfelt article about what tears mean to us.
As these seven people can attest to, it's never too late to try something new, and you are never too old to do great things.
Keeping a daily log of everything that has to do with the symptoms of your illness(es) is immensely helpful, not only for showing your doctor but for reminding yourself where you've been and how far you've come.
Connecting with Mother Earth is completely free and available at any time. She heals, provides knowledge, and comforts us when needed. Create an alliance with nature as presented below.
If your possessions own you instead of you owning your possessions, then you should consider becoming a minimalist. Here are some practical tips on how to organize your things and get rid of clutter in your home.
Improving memory is a difficult task in this day and age. Between Omega 3 supplements and sleeping better there is a mountain of advice on how to get a better memory. Here are 10 practical challenges to help you improve your memory.
If you're the daughter of an emotionally absent mother, you missed out on a lot of love and nurturance. Now, as an adult, it's time to reclaim your life and give yourself tender loving care.
We know babies cry from the time they enter the world. They cry because they are hungry, thirsty, wet or sleepy. Adults cry for different reasons. So, why do adults cry?
Learn about essential nutrients, simple juicing recipes, and different types of juicers. Juicing for stress and anxiety is simple, natural, and totally effective.
Why are some people able to bounce back after an upsetting life event? They're flexible and resilient. Here are six ways to foster a resilient attitude in the face of whatever life throws your way.
If you’re drifting thru life without making plans, you may not want to achieve the dreams you think you have. Learn how to recognize what’s important to you.
Life is full of injustice and obstacles that make building a happy life seem impossible. Practicing compassion is the key to overcoming all that negativity. Here are 5 challenges to get you started.
Some people believe that if science cannot prove it, then it doesn’t exist. Many treatment centers support the use of prayer as part of a successful treatment program which can be used as evidence that in the same way we put ice on a bruised ankle, prayer can be used as a solution to healing. So, whether science can prove it or not, along with many people, I believe in the healing power of prayer.
Codependency prevents people from finding peace and meeting their full potential. Follow incremental steps to heal yourself from your codependent habits.
Yoga is no immortality pill, but it protects the body and mind, no matter the number of candles on your birthday cake. Step up as a person with more experience from the longer years. With a little dedication, life is about to become much better.
Research shows that singing improves quality of life regardless of vocal ability. Read the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and social benefits of singing. You may be inspired to sing daily.
Guidelines to create your own guided meditation script. When you write your own script, you can tailor it to your own needs, which can make it more effective for you.
New findings point to a strong association between the reading of books and longevity. But the gift of time is just one of the many that a life of good readings affords.
Insomnia is a killer, literally. Lack of sleep is scientifically proven to shorten your life expectancy. Learn how to fall asleep fast—think 60 seconds—with some instant tricks (essential oils, tryptophan-rich foods, binaural beats, acupressure) that actually work and go beyond cutting the caffeine.
If you're a light sleeper and trying to sleep with someone snoring, you can lose quite a bit of sleep. With my girlfriend's snoring, I know everything I need to about sleep with a heavy snorer.
You are never too old to act like a kid. You can bring back the laughter and joy you felt as a kid by acting like a kid. Surprisingly, acting like a kid may aid in longevity.
Are you always running late to work or school? Does it feel like you're rushing around every morning to get ready? Here are some quick tips to get you where you want to go on time.
Do you use affirmations? If you answered "no," it turns out you're wrong. Find out why—and how to make them work for you in a positive way.
Can’t stop checking your phone? Feeling tired all the time? Smartphone addiction may be a major contributor to your chronic stress and anxiety. Here are 5 practical steps to break your smartphone addiction for good and improve your quality of life.
Why do people chew their nails? Nobody finds fingernail biting attractive, but some of us just can't help it. For some, nail-biting is as difficult a habit to stop as smoking. Find out how to stop.
Rewarding yourself can be a great way to gain the motivation to make healthy changes in your life. This article provides a comprehensive list of ways to reward yourself.
Is multitasking an effective time management srategy? Is it good or bad for your brain? What does research say?
Setting strong boundaries and learning to say no can help a person avoid stress. Read the directions for setting boundaries, reducing stress, and allowing yourself the happiness you deserve.
I have an interest in mental and physical health. After doing some research, I came across some meditation programs. They promised to make meditation easy and more effective than meditating by myself. There was also a long list of benefits.
Your body will react to stress through emotional or physical responses like having an acne. Learn how stress can affect your body & health so you can take appropriate action
Although growing older comes with change, happiness can be achieved or maintained. This article provides strategies for developing a sense of happiness as you age.
Holistic health is an alternative form of medicine that is quickly gaining popularity in the Western world. Holistic health focuses on healing the whole body rather than just one part.
A sleep light is a special bulb that has no blue light and automatically dims like a sunset. A sleep light helps you get to sleep!
Depression is not only a physical disease treatable with pills as the pharmaceutical industry wants you to believe. In this article, I suggest 10 ways to treat depression besides using antidepressants.
Learn how to make a hops pillow for better sleep. Hops and lavender are known to aid deep sleep. If you have trouble with insomnia, give this natural remedy a try!
Take it from a couple in their 80s with family members who are 105+, 102+, 92+, and 115. Learn how you, too, can live longer a life that is healthier and happier.
You may think you've got the world fooled, but unless you've done the hard work of overcoming the causes of your insecurity, you're 'act' is bound to spring a leak eventually.
Which sleep supplements actually work? From chamomile tea to melatonin, here are 5 of the most effective sleep supplements.
Everyone wants to be happy. An examination of the advice of famous people given in the following quotations can help. Here is their wisdom distilled into “The Top 15 Rules for Happiness.”
We've all heard sleep is important, but most people short themselves several hours of sleep a night. Could sleep be the key to transforming your quality of life? It's worth the investment of time.
Do you wake up in the morning dreading the day ahead? Here are eight steps to take your life in a new, positive direction.
A meditation retreat can be a powerful experience. From "going silent," to sitting in a meditation pose for hours, magical things began to happen.
Your sense of humor is one of your most powerful inner resources. The great thing about cultivating this inner resource is that it is there whenever you need it: it works fast and it is free!
If you're an introvert like I am, making chitchat is a struggle. But, unless you want to be seen as a social freak, it's a necessity of every day life and can even open you up to new possibilities for your career and relationships. So here's some ways to embrace small talk rather than dread it!
The law of attraction is a great way to draw positivity into your life. Learn how to write your own affirmations and use them to bring happiness, wealth, and health into your life.
If you're stressed out, anxious, or just need to fully relax, nature has the best medicine. Try out these nature sounds for ultimate stress reduction and meditation.
A body pillow is a long, firm pillow that supports your body while you sleep on your side. From snoring to acid reflux to brain health, a body pillow aids your health by helping you sleep better.
Wise living means setting priorities that align with your Christian values and beliefs which enable you to enjoy a satisfying and purposeful life.
There is a link between our feelings of rejection and our risk for health problems. Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with rejection and improve our immune system. With a quick glance at research and a crash course on mindfulness, we can develop better coping techniques and better health.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, but you have to intentionally design your life in order to experience that. Here are some things that I do to help make my life easier and more enjoyable.
Feeling sad on or around your birthday? You're not alone—having the birthday blues is more common than you might think. Read on for ideas on how to get over your funk.
The rose represents many different levels of spiritual development from the tightly closed green bud which hides its folds of blooms in the calyx to the fully fledged rose that has opened to its limit.
I practised transcendental meditation, or TM, for 17 years. Why did I give up? Would I recommend it to others? What can it do for you?
There’s nothing more annoying and exhausting than insomnia. Although there are tons of medicines that promise to help you sleep better, why not fuel your body with the natural sleep-promoting foods?
How often do you need to resolve issues in your life. When considering your options, ask yourself: What's the point? Does it have value? What are the long-term benefits? This can help you make life-changing decisions.
Caregivers need emotional resilience and good health for the demanding task of care-giving. Here are 10 tips to keep you healthy, prevent burnout, and help you to give quality care.
With mindfulness (Mindfulness Therapy), people will be able to deal with stressors and distressing feelings with an accepting mindset instead of an avoiding attitude.
Learn how clearing clutter from your social and work schedules can help you feel more balanced and refreshed.
You keep hearing how meditation is beneficial for personal growth, spirituality, witchcraft—you just can't sit still long enough to find out. Guess what? You don't have to sit still to meditate.
Ki, chi, or chakra energy is the energy of the universe. By learning how to use this energy in our daily lives, we can build greater spiritual awareness and protect ourselves against disease.
Meditation can be intimidating. It can seem overwhelming or strange. But is it? Read on to find out the truth about meditation.
Even if you have justifiable reasons to feel sorry for yourself, there are some very good reasons to avoid indulging in self-pity.
Crafts can be very therapeutic to do and can help to escape the dark pit that depression keeps us in, even if it's just for a little while.
Are you annoyed by people who always comment on how busy they are? This preoccupation with being constantly on-the-go is prevalent in American society but actually inhibits creativity and innovation.
We don’t like change, we like things as they are. Not many of us like to be told to change. This can be intimidating, upsetting and downright patronizing. We have the right intentions. Here I tell you how to make change a positive experience and to get the most out of it!
Did you know that there are six different "styles" of procrastination? From the perfectionist to the dreamer, the crisis-maker to the defier, find out which style you are and how to change your ways.
A diagnosis can be shocking, whether it's cancer or a chronic illness. A mind-body approach is the best path, but often difficult to navigate. As a wellness advocate and patient myself, I've been there.
Every day we cross paths with people who are beaten down and discouraged. Here are some specific ways we can use words to encourage people we encounter on a regular or sporadic basis.
We're all looking for ways to reduce stress. Give valerian root a try. Some have likened its effects to those of Valium, but without the addictive component. Nature's own Valium!
Many of us have been the recipients of others' acts of thoughtfulness. Beyond simply feeling thankful to those who think of us, it's important to let them know that we appreciate them.
It's easy to roll out of bed and head straight to work, but you could be sabotaging your long-term success in life and at work. Here are seven activities to consider adding to your morning routine that will inspire, motivate, and drive success.
In a challenging work environment, it is easy to forget about ourselves. Practicing self-care at work may be less complicated than one might think.
You can't always work at full blast and expect high quality results. To be truly productive, it's important to step back and take a breath. Here is how to avoid burnout before it happens.
This article suggests a list of the 10 best natural treatments for insomnia. Provided with each substance or herb is a summary of its potential effectiveness as a sleep aid.
Ditch the anti-depressants, hot yoga, and self-help books and embrace a life of gratitude. Discover ways to promote your physical and emotional health by slowing down to appreciate the little things.
Our belief system is our guide. Where is your belief system guiding you? Understand this to achieve more for yourself.
You may not heard of Dr. Hinohara, but this centenarian has some sage advice about how to live a long and happy life.
Is every evening at home the same as the last? Realise at the end of the week that you've done nothing but work, eat and sleep? Try some things on this list for greater productivity and lifestyle!
None of us are perfect, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to improve ourselves. Here are ten habits you should start integrating into your everyday life to become a better, more genuine person.
When you have a period of poor mental health it can be easy to neglect self-care. This article contains a list of suggestions for self-care that are helpful, easy, and not overwhelming.
Having an open mind and heart is the way to achieve harmony and balance in your life. People who criticize your beliefs may not have an open mind and heart.
The regular practice of mindful awareness induces calm and well-being. Cultivating this practice can be beneficial not only for people who are managing illness, but for others, as well.
Lavender has long been used as a remedy for insomnia. Research shows that when the lavender scent is inhaled, it produces a calming, soothing, and sedative effect.
Spiritual cleansing of negative energy is easy if you know how to get rid of it. Learn to attract positive forces and rid yourself of damaging negative energy today. Get rid of that bad mojo!
Learn some simple strategies you can use to feel happier each day and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Happiness leads to a better life.
It is not what we call ourselves, nor is it our certificates that reveal our healing abilities. It is our determination to learn and focus on evolving into the grandest version of who we are.
Before we care for others, we must take care of ourselves. We forget to secure our own "oxygen masks" before we start tending to others. We subsequently risk over-extending our capacity to give.
Looking for new ideas for good deeds that you can easily incorporate into your day? Here are 10 ideas you may not have thought of before. These will make other people (and you!) very happy.
The quality of sleep is essential for good health. Before using sleep medication, consider the many natural herbs that may provide healthy sleep without the side effects of prescription drugs.
While some things might not work out as you planned, you don't have to remain frustrated and distressed by your setbacks. You can remain positive and rebound from your disappointments.
When you've reached your breaking point, these quick tips will have you instantly feeling better and ready to tackle the day!
PSYCH-K is short for “Psychological Kinesiology." PSYCH-K is a therapy method used to identify and heal subconscious fears and negative beliefs.
A step-by-step guide for beginners who want to learn Zentangle Art to practice mindfulness and de-stress.
Everyone wants to be healthy. An examination of advice from famous people given in the following quotations can help. I’ve taken their wisdom and distilled it into, “Four Prescriptions for Health.”
Life without goals is like driving without a road map—and expecting to reach your destination. Setting goals will help you achieve your dreams.
Have you ever struggled to find the motivation to do something you consider to be important, but you've kept procrastinating? Maybe you've been thinking about motivation in the wrong way.
Create a life you love by first starting with a foundation that is strong and balanced. Here are tips on how on what one must do to live a balanced, happy life.
Since thoughts feed into our feelings and those feelings feed back into our thoughts, negative thoughts can keep us trapped in a vicious cycle of self-defeat and depression.
Simple steps we all can take toward lives filled with wonder and pleasure. Implementing these steps will make you feel more connected to our world and inclined to protect our natural home.
Negative emotions can make us feel like we are drowning in a sea of our own judgment. Learn to deal with this negativity so that you can be prepared, even in the worst of situations.
Studies show that intelligence accounts for just 30 percent of what you achieve in life. Mental strength plays a much more significant role. Here are 7 things you can do to become mentally strong.
Lowering your blood sugar is important to avoid insulin resistance, diabetes, and becoming overweight. Here are simple steps you can start today to keep your glucose levels in check and make the most of your health at any age.
When you're bored, chances are you have some time to kill. Try doing something productive and brighten someone's (maybe your) day!
If you're experiencing anxiety or fear in certain social situations, you may not be able to cure yourself overnight, but you can lessen its impact. Here are 5 ways to overcome social anxiety.
A list of alternative self-help therapies which can be used to improve your health and well-being, either for the sake of living a healthier life or to be used in conjunction with medical treatment.
Our voice carries healing energy when we hum or sing. We can send our own healing vibrations to relax our mind and body. Humming also helps to relieve sinus pain. Also a warm-up for singers and speak
Using a guided imagery script for relaxation is a great way to help distract the mind from stressful thoughts. Natural environments are naturally calming, and you can visit one anytime you'd like.
Be a healthier you, mentally and physically, and live longer, as you learn how to connect with your breath. It all starts with inflating your tummy right where your belly button is. Here are easy step-by-step instructions with photos.
One of the best ways to develop your spiritual side is to practice gratitude each and every day. Giving thanks is spiritually fulfilling. Being grateful opens you up to receiving more love and joy.
The reasons to be happy are infinite. I've compiled 101 reasons for this list. We all have unique reasons that make our hearts super happy; feel free to add your reasons below. Keep on shining!
We are going to step outside of ourselves; we are going beyond what we think we are. We are going to realise the infinite amongst the finite.
Dreams are like anchors that keep us on our path in life. We might not have the same dream, but without a dream or a goal, where are we heading?
Mental wellness goes beyond the absence of mental illness; it is the presence of healthy life principles demonstrated in healthy habits. These twenty healthy habits help us focus on mental wellness.
Life balance varies for different people based on the priorities they set for their life. You will need to do a personal evaluation to find out if you are living a balanced life and take steps to achieve life balance and flourish.
When the bustle of everyday life gets too stressful, it can be nice to listen to some calming sounds and have a minute of peace to yourself. This article lists 11 websites that feature ambient sounds.
A motto is inspirational and motivational. It's even better than a New Year's Resolution. This article discusses some famous mottos and explains how to choose and use a motto for words to live by.
Can daily positive affirmations make a difference in your life? You've got nothing to lose by trying a few personal affirmations every day for a month. You might be surprised by what happens.
Do you ever feel that if your mind and heart were aligned you could experience less uncertainty and an increased sense of peace in your life?
Here are 10 tips on how to be happy, from taking time for yourself to getting grounded in the garden. The path to happiness starts from within.
Research suggests that mental health apps, such as the ones listed here, can help you with many emotional difficulties, improve your outlook and re-establish a more positive quality of life.
Color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is an alternative style of therapeutic practice that utilizes the vibration and frequency of color to aid in healing.
Laughter benefits your health, your emotional well-being, your social interactions, and even your spirituality. You can learn to laugh more and be happier and healthier.
I am a loner. Despite how others have treated me throughout my life, I am happy. Loners are individuals, true to themselves. Why are some people loners? Can you simultaneously be a loner and be happy?
Fear is often the biggest barrier between people and their greatest goals and dreams. Choosing courage over fear increases confidence and empowerment, and it can transform dreams into realities.
Many people struggle with insomnia or not getting enough quality sleep. We need sleep to function properly and for good physical, mental, and emotional health. Learn some insomnia remedies, too.
Eleuthero, also known as Siberian Ginseng, is an herb used to relieve stress. Brew a cup of Tension Tamer Tea by Celestial Seasonings to calm your nerves at the end of a long day!
The rewards of honesty are vast. Honesty rewards us internally, clears our conscious, improves self-esteem, and draws others to us.
Everybody bottles up their emotions at some point. The trick is to realize that doing so isn't healthy. Here are some techniques that have worked for me.
Learn dozens of simple, inexpensive, and natural ways to combat excessive sweat and actually improve the smell of your body odor right this minute, all free and natural.
Many people struggle with insomnia. Here are seven healthy ways to overcome insomnia without sleeping pills. These techniques work for me, and I hope they work for you, too.
Are you finally ready to break out of your negative patterns and learn to become a positive thinker? Here are some tips on how to be more positive in your everyday life.
Three basic meditation ideas for beginners and beyond that are simple to understand and follow, making meditation fun and relaxing.
This article focuses on the reasons to make a gratitude list. What's important about gratitude? What if we feel we don't have much to be grateful for?
Do you find yourself anxious about the future or depressed that your now isn't as exciting as your past? Living in the present moment could be the key to relieving stress and making every day better.
Whether we are recovering from an illness or we simply desire to live a longer and healthier life, we need social support. Learn why social support is important, and how we can build our networks.
Studies show that being around trees contributes positively to one's health. Trees would seem to be a logical focus of meditation in anyone's health care regimen.
Learning to ground yourself and stay in the present moment are important skills for managing stress and anxiety.
Brilliant form of meditation used by Clairvision students to maximize stillness and silence the mind.
Here is a sample list of suggestions for peaceful relaxation at bedtime. The more you implement the regimen that works for you, the more restful sleep you will have and more energy for the next day.
The secret to changing your life is changing your mindset. Here, I provide general and fun tips to help you improve your mindset. No matter what area you want to improve, it all starts in the mind. This list is more than enough to get you started, maybe inspire you to dig a little deeper.
We are so influenced by our parents or caregivers, church instructors, school teachers, relatives, and friends. Every difficult situation we have encountered in life, whether we choose to believe it or not, has actually offered a lesson in life.
Why do compliments make you feel uncomfortable. Is it natural to feel like you're being lied to? What are the rules for accepting a compliment? Can I change how I feel? Absolutely!