Monthly Archives: May 2012

Awakening Joy – Step 3

Reframe Your Fate Countless studies have shown the effects of gratitude exercises on positive outlook.  One study conducted by positive psychologist Martin Seligman asked participants who considered themselves severely depressed to write down three good things that happened to them … Continue reading

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Awakening Joy – Step 2

Step 2:  Memorize Happiness in Your Body Even though the brain is strongly inclined to notice and retain negative experiences over positive ones (that’s our protective survival instinct at work), you can help level the playing field by strengthening your … Continue reading

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Awakening Joy

Seven simple ways to build more joy into your daily experience. Joy is not for just the lucky few, it’s a choice anyone can make.  The seven suggestions that will follow each day this week will help you deliberately incline … Continue reading

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EAT YOUR ONIONS

Onions, leeks, garlic, shallots, and scallions – the Allium vegetables – have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems, as well as anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects. Their characteristic (and eye-irritating) organosulfur compounds have been shown to have several different … Continue reading

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DOES MEDITATION GET EASIER WITH PRACTICE?

“Every meditation is like a snowflake, no two are the same.” – davidji  It’s a great question and one that students, friends, and colleagues ask often. There are plenty of days I ask myself the same thing. My answer is … Continue reading

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Tempeh and Pumpernickel Sandwiches with Horseradish Slaw

 This recipe is extremely yummy!  What a wonderful lunch or even dinner/supper.  You must try it!  Serves 6 Tempeh stands in for beef in this vegetarian, fiber-rich version of a Reuben.  Vary the amount of horseradish, as you’d like, for … Continue reading

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C’mon, get Happy

Ways to fight depression naturally It’s so widespread that doctors and researchers have dubbed depression “the common cold of mental illness.”  Yet in spite of its frequent manifestations, few good treatments have emerged.  “Simply put, most people who are depressed … Continue reading

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