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self care, wellness

When everything feels like work

Let’s do a check-in. How are you really feeling lately? When your usual activities start to feel routine or feels like work, that’s a sign to really start paying attention. Are you giving yourself enough rest and play? Those two occupations are essential to a balanced lifestyle and cannot be neglected. I repeat, we need rest and play in addition to work. Now you may ask, “Where in the world do you find time for that?!” The good news is that you don’t have to be  ...

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wellness

Being open to new possibilities

As seasons change you may wonder about things that can be let go. Oftentimes you carry around certain emotions and unresolved issues with you that may manifest as physical tension or mental stress. As winter turns to spring, now is the time to let go of all your hopes and dreams of the past and focus your precious energy on the present. Keep an open heart and see how far you’ll go.

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mindfulness, wellness

Dehydration

Today I’d like to share about one of the basics that often gets overlooked: drinking water. Yesterday I had a direct experience of dehydrated driving, a very important matter. Imagine yourself feeling dizzy, thirsty, out of breath, and unable to concentrate. Imagine dehydration coupled with night driving, consumption of caffeine and sugar, and anxiety. Not a desirable combo. Do you recognize your bodily cues when they try to send signals? Sometimes we are so busy chugging along in our  ...

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mental health, personal, wellness

You are your own best friend

Stories of rejection and disappointment have become too familiar for you. The more you grow older, the more you realize that you cannot rely on other people to please you or make you happy. External happiness is not the most reliable form of happiness. So, what is? Have you thought about internal happiness? We may not be familiar with your being your own best friend (that may sound kind of cheesy), but your mind, breath, and heart are always with you as long as you are alive. Why not become  ...

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