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Wellness Wednesday: Midday Boost

It’s 3 p.m. and staring at your computer screen just isn’t an option anymore. You’d do anything to break up the day and keep your heavy eyelids open, so you stroll to the vending machine for a sugary pick-me-up. For many of us, this scene is a daily occurrence. But instead, try one of these tips that's sure to power you through the rest of your day.
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Wellness Wednesday: Give Meditation a Chance

Meditation doesn't necessarily mean sitting cross-legged on a cushion. It doesn't have to involve chanting and it doesn't even require silence. One way to meditate is to bring mindful awareness to simple, everyday activities like brushing your teeth or waiting at a traffic light.
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Wellness Wednesday: Bee the Breath

June 27, 2012 | BY Sukey | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Keep the buzzing mind at bay with a practice to get you in a meditative state: the Humming Bee Breath—named after Brahmari, meaning bumble bee. This practice is touted for its anger-reducing abilities. It calms the mind, reducing stress, anxiety, insomnia and even blood pressure.
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Wellness Wednesday: Slow Down

This time of year, things can’t help but move at lightning speed. If your to-do list is getting longer by the second and you can't remember the last time you took a vacation, now is the time to slow down. Not only is it good for the spirit, but your immune system will benefit from it too.
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Wellness Wednesday: Change Your Story

We hear it all the time: "change your story, change your life." Sounds so simple, but it can be an overwhelmingly tall order if you're stuck in a rut. What if instead we were to focus on the minor narratives—the small-but-significant stories we’ve been telling ourselves for so long that we don’t even think of them as stories, but as second nature? Stories that we picked up somewhere along the way and ran with: I'm not athletic enough to work out or I'm not creative enough for a project like that.
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Wellness Wednesday: Connect without the Tech

We're all over the upsides of social media and using apps to organize our lives, but sometimes you've just got to unplug to connect. Forgot how to send a message that's more than 140 characters? Get meaningful with these 4 ways to connect for real.
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Wellness Wednesday: Let Go of Negative Emotions

In a fleeting moment, negative emotions, like anger, can steer us off our chosen course and into a murky emotional world. Thankfully, yoga helps us work through our feelings intelligently so we can acknowledge them and let them go. Is something making you mad? Start here.
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Wellness Wednesday: In the Mood for Gratitude

Feeling more frenzied than thankful? In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, it's way too easy to let travel plans, family drama and other stuff crowd out the really important part: the gratitude.
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Wellness Wednesday: 10 Minutes to Tune In

You know that cliché about life being a gift? Well, we buy it. Every new waking is another chance to appreciate and use our lives, so we're trying to recognize that potential by taking 10 minutes each morning to get ready for greatness. With us?
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Wellness Wednesday: Invert the Day

When your world feels like it's turned on its head and things start spinning out of control, there is no better resolution than a few minutes of legs-up-the-wall pose. Legs-up-the-wall is a passive, mild inversion that is fully loaded with health benefits.
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