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Do you know yourself? Six quizzes to get to know yourself better

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Do you know yourself? I mean, really know yourself? How does your personality influence how you adopt healthy habits? What are your key strengths ? How do you like to interact with people? What is your tendency when you are under stress? Continue reading Do you know yourself? Six quizzes to get to know yourself better

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10 books for your summer reading list

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Summer! A time to enjoy the season, relax, and catch up on reading. I have fond memories of going to the library in the summertime – checking out stacks of books and devouring them on hot summer afternoons. Need some book recommendations? Here are 10 ideas for your summer reading list. Continue reading 10 books for your summer reading list

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Holistic Medicine, Health and Wellness

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Are you curious about holistic medicine and wellness? If you are, this is the post for you. I recently finished a book by one of my favorite holistic medicine experts, Tieraona Low Dog. I learned so much about finding wellness through holistic methods while reading this book.
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Ten quotes to Celebrate MLK Day

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In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are ten quotes to inspire you. I hope these excerpts are a good reminder that living with purpose, compassion, and service can bring communities justice, peace, and equity.

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What makes a good wedding toast?

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A good wedding toast is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. My spouse is excited to be the best man at a wedding this weekend, and he has been planning his toast for a while.

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Motivational Quote

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Get inspired by this motivational quote from one of my favorite writers, Louisa May Alcott. Something to start the weekend and wrap up the week. Continue reading Motivational Quote

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What to do for Mother’s Day: 15 Ideas

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Wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? This year, figure out first what your mom would like best. One way to do this is consider her love language. Next, choose from the 15 Mother’s Day in this post.

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Five Inspirational Quotes for the Week

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Whether you are beginning a new week or reflecting on the previous one, these quotes will inspire you! Let’s recap the week with five inspirational quotes. How will you inspire yourself to finish (or begin) the week with purpose, creativity, and health?
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How to Slow Down your Morning

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I talk a lot on this blog about productive mornings. This week, I tried something a little different, and I found that my productivity was great, and that my mind was relaxed, clear and ready for the day: I enjoyed a slower morning! Slowing down my morning (while still waking up early) gave me peace of mind before a busy day. Here’s how to slow down your morning:

First, I practiced my compass routine the Sunday night before.

So, the house was clean and food was prepped for the week.

When you follow a consistent weekly routine, it gives you more freedom to do what you want in the mornings.

Then, I began my morning at the usual time

…which is between 5:00 and 5:30 AM. I find it incredibly important to stay consistent with my bed time and the time I wake up.

Don’t shortchange your sleep to wake up early. According to the National Institutes of Health, adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you are waking up at 5:00 AM, I recommend going to bed no later than 10 PM for seven hours of sleep. Be realistic with yourself. If you know you need more than seven hours of sleep, make it a priority to go to bed earlier.

Next, I prioritized morning hydration.

I warmed up a cup of ginger tea and a big glass of cold water with lemon. Hydration matters, especially in the morning.

The average adult loses over one pound of water during the night (mostly through our moist breath). Dehydration can make you feel sleepy. Begin rehydrating yourself right away.

I set out the yoga mat in the living room instead of heading off to the gym.

During my yoga session, I watched the sun rise. It was an amazing sight that added such an energetic feeling to the morning.

To get started, try this 20-minute yoga sessions podcast to find a routine that works for you. I recommend episode 84, titled “Good Morning Yoga.”

I enjoyed a healthful breakfast.

A healthful breakfast will give you the nutrient-rich energy you need to be productive. And, people who eat breakfast weigh less than folks who skip it.

Finally, I wrote in my morning pages.

In her book The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron recommends writing three pages of your stream of consciousness, right after you wake up, to spark creative thoughts. Unlike a journal, morning pages don’t have structure—they simply exist to get your thoughts on paper. After my morning pages, my mind is clear and I feel prepared for the day.

What activities do you enjoy that slow down your morning?

How to slow down your morning

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Preparing for and Reflecting Before the New Year

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This week, let’s reflect on a quote from Abraham Lincoln:

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

His emphasis on preparation is perfect for this season. I hope that you take this week before the new year to sharpen your “axe” by resting, reflecting, relaxing, and preparing for 2016!

Until then…

How will you rest, reflect, and relax this week?

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