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Many of us have gotten a whiff of a scent and have been transported back to a memory or moment in time – and the associated emotions. But have you ever thought about how you can create scent in your space that helps improve your mood? Many of us customize our homes or workspaces to be exactly what we want aesthetically, organizationally or ergonomically, but thinking about how the space smells can really help to boost mood and make the time your family spends in the space more enjoyable. It’s not just a pleasant smell we’re after here. Aside from the specific memories that scent can trigger, your olfactory nerve, which is responsible for your sense of smell…...

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9 Tools for Meditation

It seems like every time a high-performing mogul recounts their daily routine lately, meditation is a part of it. Meditation has officially entered the mainstream, and proponents tout everything from increased focus and calm to a deeper feeling of well-being.…...

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If you’re a parent, you probably fight a daily battle with sugar. Most of us can attest to the noticeable effects of sugar on our kids’ behavior: “bouncing off the walls.” Study after study has demonstrated the negative side of…...

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Goal Setting for Kids

Personal goal-setting is a great way to ensure children make room for pursuing their own interests and achievements. Here’s how to make it work....

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Kindness Challenge

Being kind to others may seem like a no-brainer, but research shows there’s great benefit. Showing kindness doesn’t just feel good, it’s also good for your health. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, boost joyfulness, reduce pain, improve…...

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11 Funny Books to Read with Your Family

One of the easiest changes you can make when it comes to health and happiness with your family is laughing more. It costs nothing, takes little time, and who doesn’t love a good laugh? In my forthcoming book, 52 Small…...

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Alex Jone's GMOs

Recently, I watched this video by Alex Jone’s Prison Planet. Scary is the short way to describe it. Although I haven’t done a tremendous amount of research on this topic, I do know that we have a lot to be…...

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by Terri Trespicio for meQuilibrium The holidays present us with a formidable challenge: Walk into a room filled with people you know too well. Add equal parts expectation, judgment, and defensiveness, plus mounting levels of stress, and you’ve got an…...

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The list of reasons to NOT exercise on Christmas Day seems endless. For starters, time is especially tight; between the shopping, the cooking, the driving and family commitments, we are lucky if we can get in enough time to brush…...

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Grieving at the Holidays

A week or so ago, I spoke to a bereavement group about staying healthy and happy through the holidays. As you might suspect, the discussion quickly moved from holistic wellness (mind, body and spirit) to a more focused discussion on…...

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