Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenPsychology
Finding My Voice: The Unexpected Silver Lining in a Traumatic Life Chapter
— Sometimes the most unexpected things happen. Like witnessing snow fall on a seemingly cloudless day. Most of the time we wonder aloud before making minor adjustments to accommodate. “Look, it’s snowing!” we exclaim with our noses to the window befo
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenPsychology
A Call for Women to Redefine Self-Care by Taking Care of Your Finances
— Money can feel daunting! Is managing your money creating anxiety? Remember: Everyone shares their own unique relationship with money. Depending on a woman’s childhood, family, background, culture, socio-economic influence, family traditions etc. —
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Approaching Spring with a Sustainable Mindset
— In the fall of 2020, then-presidential-candidate Joe Biden referred to the upcoming colder months as a “very dark winter.” Now that those dangerous months are officially behind us, it’s time to move forward into a more hopeful spring. As we all pre
Best Self Magazine5 min gelesenPersonal Growth
4 Ways to Choose Happiness Today
— When I was a kid, people would ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My response was, “Happy!” “No,” they would say, “What do you want to do? You know like being a doctor? A lawyer?” My response was still, “Be happy!” Apparently, this was
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenPsychology
Alternative Health: Natural Stress Coping Strategies for a Calmer Life
— Everyone is affected by stress, worry and anxiety at some point in life, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it when it happens to you. It’s important to address the signs of stress before they consume you, destroy your mental health and start
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenMedical
5 Essential Nutrition, Diet and Wellness Trends for 2021
— After the year we’ve had, many people have completely reframed how they think about health and wellbeing, including their attitudes towards nutrition. Some diet fads seem to persist no matter what happens, but it seems that the pandemic has helped
Best Self Magazine6 min gelesenPsychology
BE STILL: The Power of Stillness & Silence
— Stillness is such a powerful skill in our time. So much arises when you allow yourself to just be. When you let go of the doing and the thinking and feel into the miracle that is you, simply as you are right now, intuition rises.  Silence and still
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Wait For It: Exploring The Virtues Of Patience
— On a bitter 23 degrees morning, my walking partner and I set out on our daily constitutional walk along the reservoir. As we crossed the bridge over the frozen water, I saw a man quietly sitting on a chair on the ice, holding a 12-inch rod with lin
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Turning Your Home Into a More Healthy and Productive Space in 2021
— The work-from-home revolution of 2020 may have been dramatic, but it was hardly the first time that employees had tried working remotely. Nevertheless, the size and scope of the adjustment was truly enormous, and the first goal for most enterprises
Best Self Magazine3 min gelesenMotivational
Why You Need To Be More Selfish In 2021
— Many of us will have put together a list of New Year’s resolutions at the start of 2021. But whether you want to sign up to the gym or start saving up some money, even with the best of intentions, most of our resolutions will fall by the wayside in
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Yoga for Sciatica: Seven Poses for Relief
— If you have sciatica, you know how challenging it can be to get through daily life without pain. But there is a solution that could help relieve your pain and assist your recovery.  Yoga is well-known for benefits centering on flexibility, core str
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5 Tips for Creating a Home Office that Won’t Wreck Your Body
— The coronavirus has forced countless offices around the world to close, prompting many of us to work from home. It has been a challenging adjustment for many reasons but setting up your virtual office appropriately can make a big difference for you
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenPsychology
Just Breathe: Using Breathwork to Reduce Stress, Calm the Mind and Relax the Body
— After such an intense year and 2021 feeling like it’s also going to be an emotional rollercoaster, many people are feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Maybe you’re still concerned about getting sick, how will the economy be affected, are we going
Best Self Magazine5 min gelesenProfessional Skills
Rethinking Procrastination: Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All?
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — Writing a second book should be much easier than writing your first, right? After all, you know what it takes so it should be a breeze. Oh, how I wish that was the case for me, but alas it was just the opposite. B
Best Self Magazine5 min gelesenPsychology
Taking Back Your Mind: A Practical Approach to Stress & Anxiety Relief
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — Pre-pandemic, I was at a dinner with friends. The music was pleasant, the food tasty, and the company divine. It’s rare this particular group gathers together so it felt like a real treat. At some point, the topic
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Finding Balance Amidst Times of Uncertainty
— It’s so hard to be a mama when your children’s world has been completely turned inside out. We are grateful that no one in our family has gotten terribly sick. We are grateful our family remains a strong unit and we have a strong support system to
Best Self Magazine8 min gelesenPsychology
The Quarter-Life Crisis: A Survival Guide for Millennials and Parents
— I never thought it would happen to me.   When I graduated from college I had a plan. I was going to work in the entertainment business and nothing was going to get in my way.  At age 22, I had already interned at Columbia Pictures and at Warner Bro
Best Self Magazine5 min gelesenPsychology
Beyond Small Talk: Becoming Willing to Explore Deeper Conversation and Connection
— We are an efficiency-based country. Outside of our circle, we view communication merely as transactional. If there is nothing to be gained, then why engage?  Most of us go through life with blinders on. We move from place to place, eyes down or hea
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2021 — It’s the Beginning of Anything You Want
— After the year we’ve all just had, I feel it’s safe to say we’re all secretly (or rather obviously) looking forward to the start of 2021. And we’re all hoping it’s going to be a better year than the one we’re leaving behind. However, as I get older
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesen
Back to Normal? New Normal? Where are We Heading?
— It goes without say that this pandemic has altered life as we know it. This comes as no surprise to anyone at this point. But what we hear more often than not is “when things go back to normal” or how this is our “new normal.” But how does this ser
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenMedical
5 Tips to Stop Sabotaging Your Productivity and Health with Poor Food Choices
— Proper nutrition is one of the hallmarks of a healthy lifestyle, and while working out is important as well, you should prioritize healthy eating if you want to achieve your goals. After all, you can work out at home as much as you want, but that w
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The Sacred Purpose of Human Life
— In the Vedic literature, it is said that one attains a human body only after 84 million births as a lower species, and to get a human body is a rare boon which even the angels in heaven desire. Why? Because only in the human body can one attain enl
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A Practical Guide To Maintaining Positive Body & Mindset For Winter WFH
— Millions of people have found themselves working from home unexpectedly this year, and while at the start of the pandemic everyone was trying to follow best practices for working remotely, as the days get shorter and darker it’s easy to slip into b
Best Self Magazine6 min gelesenRelationships
Redefining Togetherness: One Mother’s Quest for an Adventurous Family Life
— Isn’t it interesting how an image can evoke so many emotions? Of course, that’s why they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Visual art moves us humans. Yes, some of us seem to be moved more easily than others, but the potential is there for u
Best Self Magazine6 min gelesenBeverages
Cheers! Here’s to Redefining Our Relationship To Alcohol (and Ourselves)
— Are you contemplating drinking your way through the holidays? If you are, you certainly aren’t alone. At-home alcohol consumption skyrocketed during the pandemic, and shows no signs of slowing down soon. If you’re feeling like this might be the sol
Best Self Magazine11 min gelesenPhysics
The Split: Why We Lost Consciousness and Need to Wake Up
— Centuries ago, we lost something very precious. It radically changed the course of our evolution, progressively disconnecting us from our humanity and bringing us to the brink of destruction. Deprived of this vital nourishment, we have fallen prey
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
What I’ve Learned About Being a Mom in 2020
— It’s strange how quickly things can change. One minute you’re debating whether 2020 is the start of a new decade. The next you’re going through what feels like level 95 of JUMANJI, staring in shock as people hoard toilet paper and nonperishable goo
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenMedical
What Not to Say to Someone Living with Chronic Illness
— The question is not how to get cured, but how to live. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 out of 10 adults in the United States have a chronic illness. Chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses or condi
Best Self Magazine3 min gelesenPsychology
Want To Create Change In The World? Here’s Where To Start
— Change is a slow, patient thing. It never comes overnight, it’s never obvious until it’s already there, and it’s never about one grand act. Change isn’t in a single gesture; it’s a million seemingly inconsequential ones. It lives inside us every si
Best Self Magazine4 min gelesenPsychology
How to Course-Correct Your Future
— Years ago, I was in Washington DC, standing outside of the White House, trying to make a video about possibilities. There were three different demonstrations in motion, and I could hardly hear myself over the many voices of frustration and fight. 
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