To Fluff or Not to Fluff?

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My mom is making me write this one. I don’t wish to offend anyone, but imagine I will. Advance apologies. I am sharing this experience in the spirit of joy, surprise, and fascination. I do yoga a lot, and have done so for many years now, so the concept of chakras is not a foreign one to me. I would

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Strike a Power Pose – 9 Poses to Try Today

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The more I study Wellness, the more I realize how well The Office has already trained me for this world. Take Dwight’s pre-sale moves for example… or when he was prepping to ask for a raise (video is below). Did you know that in CPR training they actually do  tell you to pump the heart to the beat of Staying

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What’s the Difference Between “Passive” and “Passive Aggressive”?

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In my last post, I wrote about the difference between aggressive, passive and assertive behavior styles. In short, aggressive people tend to walk all over others (or try to), passive people (often) get walked all over, and assertive people set clear boundaries by stating their needs clearly and respectfully. An outright passive person does not have a lot of  “to-do” going on

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Now Try This: Laugh Your Way to Health

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“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” – Robert Frost It goes without saying that laughter is one of the most fundamental aspects of being human, and the experience is something we all will and have shared at one point or another. But what happens when we start to take a look at the physiological effects on laughing

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What’s the Difference Between Matcha and Mate?

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Let’s start off this conversation by understanding that the practice of cultivating and consuming tea is an ancient practice that has been adopted and expanded by countries across the globe. The term tea itself has a number of connotations, sometimes referring specifically to the plant itself, but other times as an umbrella term for a beverage, meal service, agricultural product,

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Quick Zucchini Pasta

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For my birthday last year, Yasemin got me one of those vegetable spiralizers. I decided to experiment with it, and also with coconut oil, which is a new cooking ingredient for me. After quickly turning the zucchini into “spaghetti,” I threw some coconut oil into the pan and heated up some cumin seeds and fennel seeds. (Plot twist: I grabbed the wrong

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Passive vs Aggressive vs Assertive

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We all know them, the friend that fly’s off the handle at a waiter in a restaurant, the roommate that covered the house in post-its instead of talking, the coworkers that refuse to stand up for themselves no matter the personal cost. All of these scenarios represent an inability to properly communicate emotions in a way that is productive to

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