Top Health and Happiness Benefits of a Digital Detox Cleanse

My Soul 30.1.2015

A self-imposed digital detox cleanse can boost your health and create more happiness in your life. Research shows the average adult spends about 4.5 hours a day watching TV and uses a digital device (smartphone, tablet, computer) almost 6 hours a day – terrible for your health and wellbeing. However, new research suggests that turning … Read More

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

My Soul 8.10.2014

Raising compassionate children is no small feat these days. Because of the egocentrism of children’s early years combined with the increasingly prevalent messages of selfishness, narcissism, and indifference that popular culture communicates to them, children are not likely to readily learn compassion on their own. This means that you have to make an extra effort to instill … Read More

How to Radiate and Attract Happiness

My Soul 1.5.2015

The yogis believe you are happy when you 1) know and love yourself, 2) are open to constant learning, and 3) make choices to support your wellbeing. That glow of being peaceful and happy comes from within, and when you shine your inner light, happy energy shines back. Here are a few ways to develop … Read More

How To Reboot Your Life the Yogi Way

My Soul 29.7.2015

There’s a reason when you clean out your closet you feel amazing – you can see everything! Imagine if you could build up this practice of regularly clearing out the clutter in your mind, so you could really see what’s happening in your life without judgment – but with total clarity. Yogis believe that when … Read More

How to Avoid Summer Burnout At Work

My Soul 9.7.2014

Think you’re working too hard already? When the heat is on outside, your internal fire, already burning with hard work and stress, needs special attention so you don’t combust. Here’s a 5-step plan to support health and avoid burnout, without reducing productivity. Step 1 — Get Productive, Earlier Take advantage of summer’s early light to … Read More

5 Ways Your Dog Boosts Your Happiness and Health

My Soul 12.8.2016

They’re cute, huggable, and a very important part of your daily wellbeing. The health benefits your dog brings you with each tail wag are vast. Research shows hanging out with your dog reduces anxiety, curbs loneliness, and makes you feel supported – and they can also help keep you fit, because they keep you moving! … Read More

Is Emotional Openness the Key to Healthy Relationships?

My Soul 19.11.2014

Have you ever been at a social event, whether a hosted dinner, picnic, party, what-have-you, and you meet someone who is obviously intelligent, well educated, and successful? You fully expect an interesting conversation, yet it stumbles from the start. The conversation stays at a superficial level and, within a short time, you are actually struggling … Read More

8 Messages to Teach Young Women and Girls About Happiness

My Soul 4.3.2015

Women’s happiness levels have been on the decline for the past few decades, so says a 2009 study entitled, “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness.” If that is the case, what are young women and girls learning about what it means to be happy? Who are their happiness role models? It wasn’t until I burned out after … Read More

5 Summer Vacations That Feed Your Soul

My Soul 4.5.2015

What did you get out of your last vacation?  While rest and relaxation are key components to unwinding, a vacation can be more than just a break from the rat race.  Here are five vacations that give you fresh perspective and expand your horizons.  You’ll be able to do some deep soul-searching and see the … Read More

Are You Taking Advantage of Holistic Health at Work?

My Soul 1.10.2014

Since the Affordable Care Act passed, companies have a new directive and incentive to look into wellness programs to help their employees. Access to all sorts of health benefits could be right under your nose – you just have to look a little closer. Does your job offer a wellness program, and how can it … Read More

One is the Loneliest Number: Find Community to Get Happy

My Soul 18.4.2014

What’s the secret to health and happiness?  It could be… increasing the number of people in your life. As much as you love your alone time, make a point to connect with others. One study found that if you spend 6-7 hours per day socializing, you are 12 times more likely to be happier! Here are … Read More

5 Simple Habits To Start Feeling Better Today

My Soul 24.3.2014

You keep saying it: “I want to be healthier,” but you don’t have time for big workouts or enough money to stock the fridge with 100% organic foods. In fact, by the end of the day, you just want to sit on the couch, watch TV and pour yourself a bowl of cereal. It doesn’t … Read More