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Harnessing the Power of Gratitude

Harnessing the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude does not come easily to me. I’m a bit of a gratitude curmudgeon, a little resentful of having to dutifully cultivate an “attitude of gratitude.” But after doing more reading about what gratitude actually is, and especially after reading Bre ...
Keep Calm and Herb On

Keep Calm and Herb On

It’s really hard to gift-wrap a guitar. The black velvet pants I was totally rocking last year at Christmas were too snug to wear at this year’s Thanksgiving, and I got into several annoying conversations with the food-pushers of my clan about why I ...
What Do Your Food Cravings Mean?

What Do Your Food Cravings Mean?

When a food craving is upon you, it’s hard to resist with decorum, never mind moderation. Your body may be trying to tell you something critical about its nutritional needs, or you may trying to self-soothe during a particularly stressful day. The ca ...
When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

If you’re the kind of person who can remain detached and amused while tempers around you flare, you’ve got to love the holidays. That’s when politics are debated during the soup course and before dessert is served, your sister mentions at least twice ...
4 Ways to Reboot Your Brain

4 Ways to Reboot Your Brain

Every wonder why, after checking Facebook or trolling for stuff on the Internet, you feel exhausted? Part of the reason is that the brain’s processing capacity is overtaxed—and limited. According to Daniel Levitin, the director of the Laboratory for ...