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

3 Toxic Friendships to Swap Out for Your Health

My Soul 17.7.2015

Everyone needs friends. People with a large network of friends outlive those who don’t. Having friends may lower your risk of depression, increase your self-esteem, and provide you with the support you need to make it through life. But, some types of friendships could be doing more harm than good. Here are 3 types of … Read More

4 Family Fitness Ideas That Won’t Cost A Fortune

My Soul 15.6.2015

If you want to workout and you have kids, do you pay for daycare, skip it, or give up on the idea you won’t exercise until they’re in college? You don’t have to do any of those! Many places do offer family fitness classes where parents and kids practice yoga or Tae Kwon Do or … Read More

10 Signs That You’re In a Healthy Relationship

My Soul 6.7.2015

A goal in life for many of us is to be in happy and healthy relationship but most of us can also agree that accomplishing that is easier said than done. The media constantly feeds us the notion that romance and sex are the key components to a relationship—at least initially, we’re led to believe, … Read More

What to Say or Do When A Loved One Is Sick

My Soul 8.6.2015

Have you ever been sick and received a “Get Well” card from someone who cared about you? Remember how that made you feel? A kind gesture, thought or word can go a long way when your health is hurting. Here are several things you can do when the tables have turned and a loved one … Read More

7 Research-Based Reasons to Laugh Every Chance You Get

My Soul 20.5.2015

Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but who actually makes time for laughter in their lives? Sure, we enjoy hearing a funny joke, being around people with a good sense of humor, and watching comedies. But few of us take our laughs seriously(no pun intended) nor do we make a concerted effort to laugh more. But … Read More

3 Ways to Be A Modern, Spiritual Person

My Soul 13.5.2015

You don’t have to be an incense-burning hippie to be a spiritual person today (not that there’s anything wrong with that). In the last 5-10 years, the idea of spirituality has changed radically. One of the main gateways into spirituality is yoga. In fact, 44% of Americans consider themselves “aspirational yogis,” interested in trying yoga. … Read More

Top Spiritual Priorities If You’re In Your 20s

My Soul 20.4.2015

Our society’s increasing desire to be well – inside and out – has all of us looking for ways to give our lives more meaning and spiritual context.  There are many options, groups, and opportunities to express your spiritual self, but if you create greater focus around your spiritual path, you can let your efforts … Read More