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Mindful Communication Skills

Mindful Communication Skills

Four Mindful Communication Skills for Difficult Conversations by Oren Jay Sofer Difficult conversations are a part of life. Having good communication skills doesn’t mean we never argue; it means having the tools, strength, and confidence to navigate tough situations when they arise. Whether it’s the coworker with that uncanny ability to push our buttons, simmering […]

Book Review: Super Genes

Book Review: Super Genes

Cancer, inflammation, mental disorders, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases are prevalent in modern society. Yet the cause and effect are controversial and elusive at best. Common sense only takes us so far as to how we can stave off  disease. Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., successfully compile cutting edge scientific concepts […]

KARMA : Your Actions and Future Generations

KARMA : Your Actions and Future Generations

Can Your Choices Affect Future Generations? by Master Zhi Gang Sha  Can your actions, behavior or thoughts affect future generations? Can your choices determine whether your children and grandchildren achieve financial success? There is an ancient spiritual statement: Qian ren zai shu, hou ren cheng liang (pronounced chyen wren dzye shoo, ho- wren chung lyahng), […]

Recommended Reads: "The Heart of the Fight"

Recommended Reads: “The Heart of the Fight”

If you’re in a relationship, any relationship, this is a book to check out. It’s full of great practical tips on how to have the best, most satisfying relationship you can.  “What are we really fighting about?” As it turns out, breakups, partnership dissolution, and divorce don’t happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. Every […]

Book Review: Super Genes

Book Review: Super Genes

Cancer, inflammation, mental disorders, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases are prevalent in modern society, but the cause and effect is controversial and elusive at best. Common sense only takes us so far when it comes to how we can stave off life destroying illnesses. Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., successfully compile […]

Habits

Habits

Time to Get In the Habit Did you make a promise to yourself a little over five months ago? If you’re like the majority, I can safely assume you did, whether it was to exercise more, quit smoking, read more, work more, or work less. Have you kept this promise? If you struggle year after […]

"Are You Fully Charged?" A Book Review

“Are You Fully Charged?” A Book Review

Having read Eat Move Sleep, I was pleased to receive an advance copy of Tom Rath’s latest non-fiction book, Are You Fully Charged? The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life (specifically geared towards the business-minded self-help reader on meaning, interactions, and energy). And, I’m enjoying the read. Rath keeps it simple, lays out the principles, explains how […]

Book Review of Gibran's "Thoughts & Meditations"

Book Review of Gibran’s “Thoughts & Meditations”

It’s that time again– Spring’s just around the corner! I’m always incredibly busy around this time of year, between cleaning out my closet, making delicious Happiness Series recipes for myself and my family, getting my taxes done, etc., that  it’s hard to find time to read for my wellness. But it’s important to not lose […]

Coming of Age on Zoloft

Coming of Age on Zoloft

While reading “Coming of Age on Zoloft”- a book about anti-depressants and depression- by Katherine Sharpe, the terrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary happened. I know I am not alone in grieving for the families that had any connection to this unthinkable tragedy. I grew up in Connecticut, and I could never imagine such horror, […]