Stress Hack: Get Lost in the Forest

A Peaceful Walk Leads to a Peace-filled Life

Walking is good for you, but not all walks are created equal. Cruising the urban streets doesn’t provide the same mental boost as hiking a local trail or feeling the sandy beach between your toes. You don’t have to have a specific destination in mind, either – your goal isn’t to hike X miles, but to aimlessly immerse yourself in the natural world around you.3 The Japanese call this “forest bathing” and it can rejuvenate a weary mind.4

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Health Hack: #3 of Life’s Simple 7 for Optimal Cardiovascular Health

Bright Colors Make for Happy & Healthy Hearts

#3. Eat better. A heart-healthy eating pattern includes colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry, lean meats, legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and healthful dairy products. Limit fatty red meats and processed meats, sugar-sweetened items and sodium (salt).

Source: American Heart Association


Longevity Hack: Pass Me My Cup of Joe

Coffee Makes the World Go Round & Start My Day

Researchers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine found evidence that the caffeine present in coffee or tea correlates to reduced inflammation as we age, contributing to the drinker’s longevity. So enjoying a small glass of wine with a leisurely family meal and following it up with a small cup of coffee on a regular basis could help you live longer.

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Compassion ~ Sri Chinmoy

Compassion

Sri Chinmoy

Write down how many things you want. 
Meditate on how many things you need. 
When you write them down 
You will see 
That you want millions of things. 
When you meditate 
You will notice 
That you need only one thing 
And that is God the Compassion, 
God the eternal Compassion.

Nutrition Hack: 7 of 10 Intuitive Eating Principles

Intuitive Eating Principle #7

Honor your feelings without using food

Emotional eating is a strategy for coping with feelings. Find ways that are unrelated to food to deal with your feelings, such as taking a walk, meditating, journaling, or calling a friend. Become aware of the times when a feeling that you might call hunger is really based on emotion.

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