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EMBRACE BEAUTY - MIND

Sunday, February 12, 2012      4 comments

Gaze at art. According to a study last year from University College London, when people looked at paintings they liked, MRIs showed that the medial orbitofrontal cortex, part of the brain that governs pleasure, lit up. The caudate nucleus, whic... Read more

The Secret Life of Beauty

Saturday, February 11, 2012      3 comments

True beauty is not so often found in big displays and orchestrated events as in small gestures, quiet corners and ordinary everyday occurences: a sunrise, a rainbow, a child playing in the waves, a sweet pea vine twirling around a garden stake.... Read more

Double Duty Workout

Friday, February 10, 2012      4 comments

Use those deep "yoga breaths" when you feel stressed. As you release the tension, negative thoughts often vanish, too.... Read more

Snow

Thursday, February 09, 2012      9 comments

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Confidence

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      6 comments

What's your trick for boosting your confidence? 37 percent - working out or being active 20 percent - applying makeup or styling hair 20 percent - putting on a sexy outfit or high heels 13 percent - taking a second to breathe... Read more

Happiness 911

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      5 comments

Need a quick jolt of happiness, right now? Try this: Reach out to friends. Call, make a lunch date, or send an e-mail to a friend. Having warm, close bonds with other people is one of the keys to happiness, so take the time to stay in touch... Read more

3 ways to stick to your exercise routine

Monday, February 06, 2012      9 comments

Although some people assume that exercise is tiring, in fact it boosts energy, especially in sedentary people. But even when you know the benefits, it can be hard to form the habit. Try these strategies: 1. Give yourself credit for the smal... Read more

Sunday Silly

Sunday, February 05, 2012      7 comments

A man noticed that the type on his printer was getting faint. He called a local repair shop, and was told by a friendly employee that it probably just needed to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50.00 for such cleanings, the employee told... Read more

Making lemonade out of lemons

Saturday, February 04, 2012      3 comments

Well, we took our annual trip to the Quad Cities to view eagles in the wild. Unfortunately, this year we did not get to see a single eagle. :-( However, we had fun with my Dad & his girlfriend anyway. Plus, we went to the movies after we dr... Read more

Donít assume that happiness is easy

Friday, February 03, 2012      7 comments

People assume that a person who acts happy must feel happy, but even though itís in the very nature of happiness to seem effortless and spontaneous, it often takes great skill.... Read more

Happiness: True Rules

Thursday, February 02, 2012      2 comments

The things that go wrong often make the best memories.... Read more

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      4 comments

What makes you happier: To go to bed early and wake up early, or to go to bed late and wake up late? ē What are your favorite parts of your ordinary day? ē What would your perfect day look like? Can you make an ordinary day look more like yo... Read more

4 stress-free ways to eliminate stress

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      5 comments

1. Turn out the light as soon as youíre sleepy. Getting enough sleep makes a huge difference in your sense of energy and cheerfulness. 2. Walk around the block. A little exercise and a little sunlight will give you a big boost. 3. Take... Read more

The Importance Of Play

Monday, January 30, 2012      5 comments

Make time for play. What is play? An activity thatís satisfying, has no economic significance, doesnít create social harm, and doesnít necessarily lead to praise or recognition. Play is not merely idle time; itís an opportunity to experiment wit... Read more

Puzzle

Sunday, January 29, 2012      4 comments

What do the following words have in common? Blame, Chunk, Drake, Glass, Price, Snap, Tease For the answer, please scroll down- Keep on going- Just a bit further now- And the answer is:... Read more


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