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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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6 Things I Learned About Self-Care on #MEdayWR

As part of promoting self-care during the month of February, Carizon designated Wednesday, February 21st at Carizon as “Me Day.” Knowing that these last months of winter contribute to the blahs, the whole idea was to encourage people to undertake a self-care activity to promote wellness. Carizon also challenged a number of partnering organizations to… Read more »

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budgeting

When life happens, make your budget work for you.

Life happens. And when life happens, it can affect everything from how much sleep we get to how much energy we have to get through the day. It can also affect our wallet and bank account balance. Have you been through an important life transition? Perhaps you have lost a member of your family. Perhaps… Read more »

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chronic pain

Living Well with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is overwhelming and often starts suddenly and unexpectedly. People who suffer from chronic pain often feel helpless and hopeless. They may feel like they don’t have the coping skills that they need to manage the pain. They may also feel judged by people in their life who don’t understand what it is like… Read more »

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winter runner

Are you a Runner? Things to Know Before Running in the Cold

The cold is back and with it comes some winter activities like snowboarding, skiing, skating and tobogganing. Some people however, enjoy their morning run even in the winter time. Running is a great way to keep your blood circulating and staying physically as well as mentally healthy. Here is a list of things to keep… Read more »

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relationships

Facing a Crisis? – Tap into Your Greatest Resource

When you are facing a crisis, do you know what your greatest resource is? In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor presents research to suggest that it is the quality of our social support networks, i.e., our personal relationships, that are our greatest resource. How do we know relationships matter so much to our happiness and… Read more »

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Be SMART About New Year’s Resolutions

There is something about a new year that compels us to set resolutions to make big improvements in our lives! But, many New Year’s resolutions are broken before January is even over, and we feel worse than had we not set a resolution. The “just do it” approach may serve to sell Nike, but it… Read more »

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9 Thinking Habits to Avoid in 2018

Sometimes our thinking habits can deflate us. If we can identify those thought processes, we can take the first step to breaking them. Do you: Over-generalize? When a single incident in your life becomes a huge pattern of defeat, you are overgeneralizing. This is what I always do. I never get it right. Succumb to… Read more »

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Brain power

Boost Your Brain Power by Saying “No” to Multitasking

This blog is inspired by the work of Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman and Shelly Kirkland.  Sandra is the founder and chief director of Center for BrainHealth, and is a distinguished University Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. We live in a fast-paced world where everyone is constantly on the run; yet this negatively… Read more »

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Love in a Box

Consider Love in a Box This Holiday Season

I wanted to share a simple, meaningful, inexpensive gift idea that emerged from a discussion I had with a client about making a self-care box for themselves. It began when I shared what I had read about a unique exercise in a classroom. Children were acting up so a teacher had each child write one… Read more »

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