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Self-Care

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Aging Well by Eating Well

How simple changes in your diet now can exert a major influence on how well you age into your golden years.

Aging Well: Make the Investment Now

Offers food for thought in creating the elements of a happy, healthy life in the “golden years.”

A New Look at Selfishness

Modern culture prizes selflessness and abhors selfishness, in effect setting the two against each other. But do we really aspire to be without concern for ourselves?

An “Exercise” in Vitality: The Missing Ingredient in Vital, Vibrant Living

We all know the benefits of exercise. Why, then, do we resist doing it?

Are You Taking Good Care of Yourself?

The busier we are, the more vital it is to take care of ourselves. How well are you doing in that?

Changing Relationships: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents

Finding time for self-care is even more challenging and necessary for the growing “sandwich” generation.

Claiming the Empty Spaces: The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World

Discusses the importance of idle time and offers strategies for carving it out—and protecting it.

Do You Give It All Away?

Quiz assesses and raises awareness about whether one gives away too much time, energy and/or money.

Go, Go, Go...on a Break. It's Important!

Three practices for taking a break from a hectic and over-scheduled life help you renew, recharge and refresh—and why it's critically important.

How to Have it All

Having it all is about creating a healthy work/life balance. This article affers ways to bring that about.

How Well Do You Care for Yourself During Difficult Times?

A quiz that explores your self-care during hard times, when we need it most.

Is Not Getting Enough Sleep Getting In Your Way?

This quiz explores the symptoms, including lesser known ones, of not getting enough sleep and the effect that has on one’s life.

Keeping the "Healthy" in Food

Practical tips to ensure that the food you eat is as chock full as possible of healthy enzymes, vitamins and minerals.

Maintaining Balance Is an Inside and Outside Job

Trying to maintain balance in life can make one feel like a tightrope walker, working without a net while the crowd below holds their breath in anticipation of a slip. Thankfully, there’s hope.

Making Sleep a Priority

Not getting enough sleep impacts our mental and physical health more than we thought. Learn some DOs and DON’Ts that will help you sleep better.

Music: A Soothing Balm for Stress

The astonishing benefits of music and its important role in stress relief and bringing balance to mind, body and spirit.

Overwhelm-Busting Strategies

Employ these intervention techniques when overwhelm starts to descend.

Reclaiming Silence

Immersed as we are in constant sound and stimuli, silence is needed now more than ever.

Sabbaticals for Everyone

No longer just for academics--now anyone can benefit from the time to reflect, volunteer or focus on one’s health.

Self-Care: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Self-care is about more than a woman giving herself breast exams. It’s about being responsible for and accountable to oneself.

Setting Limits is More than Just a Parenting Issue: How to Say Yes to Yourself and No to Others

Set limits when necessary to claim what one needs, including self-respect.

Take a Tech Detox

The more plugged-in we are to the electronic world, the less we engage in real-life encounters with loved ones—and ourselves. See what "unplugging" can do for your well-being.

The Ultimate Act of Self-Care: Clearing Clutter

How can clearing clutter lead to a better life? Clearing away physical clutter often has the unexpected effect of clearing away emotional clutter, too, that may be holding us back from our heart’s desire.

To Make Time, Take Time

If time were an animal, it would be on the endangered species list. At least that’s how it seems: Too much to do, too many places to be, too little time to do it all. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Top 10 Everyday Retreats

No exotic vacation on the horizon? Find ways in your own everyday life to retreat and renew.

Top 10 Routine Maintenance Points

Not just for cars—one’s mind and heart needs maintenance, too.

Top 10 Ways to Eat Healthy Every Day

A comprehensive list of 10 ways to eat healthy every day on your way to becoming a "new you." This list is good for those wanting to lose weight or improve health.

Top 10 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

We all know what it’s like to drag ourselves through the day when we have slept poorly the night before. Here are 10 good sleep habits to make.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Environment

Ten tips for enhancing one’s surroundings.

Top 10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

These days a chorus of thousands has taken up Henry David Thoreau’s advice to “Simplify, simplify.” And for good reason.

Top 10 Ways to Take a Break

Strategies for successfully taking a break from work—and increasing your value.

Top 10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself at Work

Self-care at work increases effectiveness and productivity. So how can a person begin?