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National Wear Red Day: 3 Ways Women Can Combat Heart Disease


Happy Friday, ladies!

If you get out and about today, you might see a sea of red -- and it's not just that everyone decided to make a bold fashion choice!

Nope, today is the annual National Wear Red Day 2015, hosted by the American Heart Association (AMA) Go Red for Women campaign.

According to the AMA:

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

Fortunately, there are many ways we can combat heart disease -- starting TODAY -- even if you're new to the game!

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10 Mindful Quotes to Get You Through the Holidays


Last week I blogged about how my family couldn’t really “get it together” this holiday season. Food, presents, travel—you name it, we've agonized over it.

My rational self knows the holidays aren't about any of those things; they’re trivial. Still, that knowledge doesn't always stop me—or any of us—from stressing over them.

So, I've turned to what I often turn to when I need to focus—quotes—and compiled a list of 10 quotes that I believe will help each of us stay mindful during this holiday season. Whether you recognize Christmas, Hanukah, or another holiday celebration, I hope these quotes can bring some peace to an otherwise worried mind.

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Thanksgiving Meditation: Giving Thanks vs. Being Thankful

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“Thanksgiving is, after all, a word of action.” – Cameron

This has always been one of my favorite holiday-related quotes. During Thanksgiving, we feel thankful for all we do we actually give thanks for those blessings? Do we pay our blessings forward so that others might enjoy a little of what we have?

Tomorrow, many of us Americans will devour feasts fit for a...
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Monthly Meditation: From Where Does the Joy Come?

Fe Ilya | CC

As I mentioned before, I've had a little trouble getting back into serious running lately.

I've had various conversations about this. Some people say, "Just get out there and do it." Others say, "Just be patient; it'll come back to you."

Others still say, "Maybe you just don't want to run anymore."

However, the funniest conversation I had about running (or, not running) was...
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Monthly Meditation: Surfing the Waves


This post is part of Your Body, Your Mind’s “Monthly Meditation” series, designed to provide readers with an idea or thought to meditate on during the month.

June kicks off summer vacation and for many of us, that means a trip (or several, depending on where you live!) to the beach.

Ah, the beach. Most of us associate it with relaxation, rejuvenation, and maybe even some recreation -- like surfing.

Author Jon Kabat-Zinn said, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

Wait, why would we want to stop the waves? Aren't the part of the fun?

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Calling All Yogis: Which of the 8 Limbs of Yoga Do YOU Overlook?


Yoga International recently published an an ashtanga yoga Q&A with seasoned yogi Richard Freeman.

Among other things, Freeman talks about the importance of breath, practicing mindfulness, and acting compassionately, but the question -- and more specifically, answer -- that caught my attention was about the 8 limbs of yoga and which ones students tend to overlook...

...and why.

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Monthly Meditation: April Showers Bring May Flowers


This post is part of Your Body, Your Mind’s “Monthly Meditation” series, designed to provide readers with an idea or thought to meditate on during the month.

First, let me start by saying Happy May, sweet readers! I know some of you (especially those on the east coast here in the States) experienced a pretty harsh and unpredictable winter, so let's rejoice in the warmth and sunshine (I hope) May brings.

Actually, that brings me to the second thing I want to say -- or ask, really -- which is the point of this month's Monthly Meditation.

Will May bring warmth and sunshine?

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Monthly Meditation: Spring as a Time of Transition


This post is part of Your Body, Your Mind’s “Monthly Meditation” series, designed to provide readers with an idea or thought to meditate on during the month.

We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief: March 20, 2014 marks the official first day of spring.

However, it's likely the weather won't suddenly turn hot; nor will the cold continue to cut at us. There'll still be little reminders of the ice and...
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