How To Stop Social Media Stress

My Soul 14.12.2015

Aunt Martha lives 1,000 miles away but she’s stressing you out.  According to her latest social media update, her dog is sick, she may get laid off and she hates all the candidates running for president.  While social media can connect us, it can also blur our boundaries to the point of emotional and mental … Read More

5 Rainy Day Activities to Create More Happiness In Your Life

My Soul 10.4.2015

Spring is a magical time of year: the sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the evening. The days become slightly warmer, and flowers start to bloom. However, April showers (and those in May and June) make it challenging to do everything outdoors. Here are five rainy day activities that will create … Read More

How Pillow Talk Makes You Happier

My Soul 11.3.2016

Pillow talk is much more than a new song by a former One Direction heart throb, it’s scientifically-sound, pre-sleep quiet quality time you share with your partner that could greatly benefit you and your partner’s health, happiness, and relationship. How and how often you do it could make the difference in your relationship. The Proof … Read More

Why You Should Plan Your Summer Holiday Right Now

My Soul 16.2.2015

It may be the dead of winter, but it’s time to set your sights on summer.  Planning your summer holiday months in advance benefits your budget – but also your mind and soul. While Americans on average get about 16 vacation days a year, many people take breaks in four-day increments.  Some experts recommend a … Read More

How to Discover Your Own Wellness Retreat

My Soul 25.3.2015

Want a vacation for the mind, body and soul?  Try a wellness retreat.  These getaways nourish your whole self, and there’s a whole array of retreat choices on the planet.  How do you find the right one for you?  Ask yourself these questions. What do you want? Do you want to lose weight? Learn to … Read More

How to Get Inspired for Health and Happiness In A New Year

My Soul 21.12.2015

New Year’s Resolutions are fine, but what if you could restart your imagination and realize greater health and happiness moving forward in your life? “We get excited for a new year – pumped up – and we start to imagine the possibilities for our life,” said Alex Kip, who produces and hosts the podcast, SoulFeed. … Read More

Can a Dream Board Help Dreams Become a Reality?

My Soul 8.4.2015

Dream boards may sound like new age hocus pocus, but there’s actually some science behind the vision board idea.  The brain likes images, and new research shows it can process pictures at lighting speed. Dream boards work because we’re visual. We often have a running list of goals, hopes and dreams stuck inside our brains.   … Read More

How to Reduce Stress at Work and Save Your Life

My Soul 6.11.2015

New scientific findings show that stress at work is just as bad for you as second hand smoke, which can lead to severe health problems for non-smokers, such as heart disease, lung disease, and stroke.  Talk about a wake up call! The good news is that you can help yourself. If you de-stress at work, … Read More

Do Quotes Help Make You Happier?

My Soul 4.9.2015

A friend of mine looks forward to her morning tea, because inspirational words stamped on the tea bag tag give her day a happy start. “Never lose your sense of wonder” is just one quote from her particular brand of tea, YogiTeas, rooted in the holistic living teachings of Yogi Bhajan, who guided others to … Read More

Easy Ways To Add “Happy” to Your Home Decor

My Soul 7.8.2015

Your home is your sanctuary, so why not make it the happiest place on earth? True happiness comes from within, but your home surroundings can give you a visual “pick-me-ups,” boosting your overall mood and reducing stress. I asked Roy Kim, the new Chief Creative Officer for Douglas Elliman Real Estate and one of the … Read More

Create Happiness, Wherever You Live

My Soul 19.8.2015

The happiest places to live on our planet have a few special things in common: good health, good people, and freedom of choice – weather doesn’t make-or-break happiness (though it might affect your mood every now and then), according to the World Happiness Report. Really, it’s hanging out with the right people and wellness choices … Read More