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4 Healthy Habits for Your Strong, Happy New Year

Are you thinking of healthy New Year’s habits or New Year’s Resolutions? The difference is subtle yet powerful. With 2019 winding down, everyone is on the lookout for ways to make 2020 one of the best years of their life. But instead of taking the traditional route of creating a resolution that you’ll give up on by the time February comes, choose to start creating healthy habits now that you can build upon as the year goes on. Whether they’re bad habits you’ve struggled to rid yourself of in the past or new healthy ones that you’d like to develop for the rest of your life, here are a few sustainable ideas that you can take into the new year:

  1. Take care of your metal health
  2. Eat well
  3. Commit to social interactions
  4. Keep a journal

Here’s a look at how to make these lifestyle choices work for you in the new year.

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing and Mental Health

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Maintaining your wellbeing is one of the most important things to prioritize in your life, but it can sometimes seem overwhelming or challenging to make it a daily priority. Life can undoubtedly get busy, but that doesn’t mean self-care and your own personal happiness should take a back seat to any other commitments you have going on in your day-to-day. If you are unsure of how to improve the overall quality of your wellbeing, take a look at 5 simple suggestions that are sure to make a massive impact.

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Month: Create Yourself Anew

Mental health awareness month is about creating ourselves. Use mindfulness and a metaphor to boost your mental health, wellbeing.

I love that Mental Health Awareness Month is in May. It’s the height of spring, and flowers are in bloom, leaves are unfurling, and birds are soaring as they build their nests. Signs of life abound when we tune in mindfully to enjoy them. May is the perfect metaphor for mental health (note that the representative color is even green).

Just as the earth is waking up and creating itself anew, so, too, can we. It’s what mental health and wellbeing are all about. This is an ongoing process and spans across all months, but Mental Health Awareness Month shines sunlight on the process on purpose, a reminder that we can take charge of ourselves and our wellbeing. We live an ever-flowing journey of creating ourselves anew.

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Wellbeing isn’t All-or-Nothing! Stop Pressuring Yourself

Wellbeing isn't all-or-nothing, desipite how it might seem. Stop prressuring yourself and feeling guilty when you don't follow the "rules."

Wellbeing is a lifestyle, a way of being in your life and with yourself. Researchers from a variety of disciplines continue to discover how the brain and body work and what we can do to optimize our functioning to enhance the wellbeing within us. This information is quite helpful as we work to move past difficulties and create a quality life. However, sometimes it can feel like information overload and be overwhelming. If you’ve ever felt that no matter what you do, it’s not enough, read on. There’s a way past these crushing thoughts and feelings.

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Mind-Body Connection: Your Best Tool for Wellbeing


The mind-body connection means that you are your own best tool for wellbeing and mental health. Learn how and why the bodymind and you are your best tools.

The mind-body connection is the intimate dance that occurs from head to toe and weaves around and through systems and cells. At its essence, the link between mental and physical is “you.” This intimate connection is more than the sum of its parts. It transcends them to become your self. Use your self as the ultimate tool to create, boost, and maintain mental health and wellbeing.

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5 Reasons You Should Practice Acceptance

Practice acceptance to free yourself from mental health struggles holding you back. Discover what acceptance means and why you should practice it.

Practice acceptance of mental health challenges and life problems–stress, jobs, relationships, school, money…the list is long and in our faces day and night, night and day. This is a terrible list. Why would anyone want to accept these things? Accepting them actually reduces their hold on you. As counterintuitive as it may seem, accepting struggles helps you distance yourself from them.

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5 Ways to Create Happiness Despite Hardship

You can create happiness despite hardships like mental illness, loss, trauma, and stress. Explore who you are. Learn 5 ways to begin to smile despite strife

The idea of creating happiness can sound absurd when you’re facing hardship. Sometimes, life makes people want to stop, turn around, and retreat to bed indefinitely. This can make a whole lot of sense, because life can be incredibly stressful. A burdensome struggle, even. No one is exempt from times of hardship. Further, sometimes people deal with extra challenges such as mental illness, abuse, trauma, loss, and more. How do you—how does anyone—keep from retreating? How do you smile and even find happiness in the face of strife? 

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What Good Is Gratitude?

Gratitude doesn't always come naturally or feel right. In fact, it's common to wonder what good is gratitute. Explore this important perspective here.

Really, what good is gratitude? It’s the mindset of appreciating things in life. Numerous studies have shown, and continue to show, that an attitude of gratitude enhances mental health, wellbeing, and general life satisfaction. Yet sometimes it seems hard to believe. Is being grateful that powerful? And, more bluntly, what is it about feeling grateful, something that can seem superficial, that has a positive impact on our lives? What good is gratitude?

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