Running for Beginners: 4 Tips on How to Start Running

Running for Beginners: 4 Tips on How to Start Running

Of all the available exercise regimens out there, running may be the best. Running is a full-body workout that can strengthen your bones and muscles, strengthen your immune system, and reduce your stress levels. Plus, compared to other types of workouts, it’s inexpensive and requires little up-front investment; the only thing you need is a decent pair of running shoes (unless you’re Abebe Bikila). However,...

Why Drink More Water? The Health Benefits of Water

Why Drink More Water? The Health Benefits of Water

Everyone knows to drink more water. Love it or hate it, we can’t live without it. But why do some of us hate something so important to our survival? One reason is simply that plain water is boring! It has no real taste and, unless you’re really hot and thirsty, it’s not very refreshing by itself. It’s hard to want plain water when sugary drinks...

My Journey Started with One Step

My Journey Started with One Step

It started with a drink of water. Never in a million years did I think something as simple as a drink of water could do anything to improve my life. Sure, water kept me clean and satisfied thirst, but they made it sound like a glass of water in the morning would cure all my life problems. It’s not like I had anything to lose....

The Empath’s Survival Guide: Helping Sensitive People Thrive in an Insensitive World

The Empath’s Survival Guide: Helping Sensitive People Thrive in an Insensitive World

“You’re so sensitive.” “You need to grow a thicker skin.” “Buck up.” If anyone has ever said anything like this to you before, you know how unhelpful it is to hear. While everyone has a different capacity for handling difficult people or situations, according to Dr. Judith Orloff, some of us may be especially sensitive to other people’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions: Empaths. Anyone is...

Fabulous Uncovers: Are Bananas Healthy?

Fabulous Uncovers: Are Bananas Healthy?

Bananas get a bad rap. The humble banana has been a staple of American households for decades, advertised as a cheap and healthy snack almost anyone can enjoy. But years of debate on proper diets have put bananas under a microscope. Can something with as many carbs and sugars as a banana truly be good for us? Are bananas healthy? While it’s true that bananas...

Date Yourself: How to Gain Self-Confidence

Date Yourself: How to Gain Self-Confidence

There is a common misconception that confidence is something you either have or you don’t. But confidence isn’t something you’re born with; it’s something you build through wisdom and experience. Confidence is what happens when your negative self-perception is overcome by evidence of your achievements. For some, this comes easily. Others, however, struggle with understanding how to gain self-confidence. When we have high self-confidence, however,...

Yawning A Lot? 4 Surprising Benefits of Yawning

Yawning A Lot? 4 Surprising Benefits of Yawning

I have some bad news for you: There’s a good chance that, by the time you’ve finished reading this article, you will have yawned at least once. In fact, if you find yourself yawning a lot while you read this article, don’t be surprised! It’s not because I’m about to bore you (at least I hope not!), but rather because today we’re talking about one...

30 Day Life Well-Balanced Challenge

30 Day Life Well-Balanced Challenge

How many times have you looked at your phone today? If you can’t answer the question, chances are you’ve done it too many times. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. We love technology as much as the next person. You’re using it right now to read about this challenge. But it’s become such a fixture in our lives that we’ve lost our balance. It’s time...

Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements to Himself

Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements to Himself

The most common cause of our unhappiness is ourselves. We create limits and assumptions in our heads that create anxiety, rob us of joy, and cause our own needless suffering. Don Miguel Ruiz wrote The Four Agreements to teach us how to eliminate those self-imposed beliefs from our thoughts and live our happiest lives by reminding ourselves of four simple mottos. These four mottos, which...