From the category archives:

Wellness

5 Reasons to Live in the Present Moment

March 20, 2012
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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to Very Smart Girls RSS feed or Email. Thanks for visiting!Have you heard that living in the present moment is important and beneficial?  Do you want to know why?  5 Reasons to Live in the Present Moment 1)      Professional & Personal Success When you are focused on a […]

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The Best Reason to Live in the Present Moment

February 18, 2012
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What is the best reason to live in the present moment? Joy, Peace, and Love happen in the present moment. “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” Henry Drummond (1851-1860) “The […]

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Over-Responsibility

June 19, 2011
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Being responsible is a good thing, but how do you know when you have tipped the scales into over-responsibility? Do you trust others to make their own decisions? Do you feel responsible for things that are out of your control?  Do you feel that you are the only, or the most, responsible person in your […]

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4 Types of Exercises for Physical Wellness

December 30, 2010
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Can you name four types of exercises found in a well-rounded physical fitness plan?  Cardiovascular training is one.  Resistance training is another.  What are the other two types of exercises? 4 Types of Exercises in a Physical Fitness Wellness Plan I like to look at a physical fitness plan in terms of four major exercise, or training, areas:  cardiovascular, resistance, […]

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Friends are Good for your Health

June 30, 2010
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The health of your friendships effects your overall health and wellness. As shared in “What is Wellness?”, being your best possible self – physically, mentally, and emotionally –  is what wellness means to me.  Step away from the computer, leave work on time, schedule “friend time” on your calendar….friends are an important part of life […]

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The Unique Power of Gratitude

March 31, 2010
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There is a lot more to gratitude than meets the eye.  Studies show that people who have an attitude of gratitude have higher levels of well-being (physical and emotional), are happier, less stressed, more satisfied with their lives, have more effective coping skills, grow from difficult experiences, experience more successful outcomes, and even sleep better.  […]

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Take a Hike…Really!

January 18, 2010
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Your body, your thoughts, and your feelings are interrelated.  For example, if you are scared, your heart tends to race and your thoughts may be limited or not as clear as they usually are.  How can you utilize this information?  What can you do for optimal physical, mental and emotional wellness? Take a hike.  Why […]

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The Volunteer Wellness Effect

September 29, 2009
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Doctors and scientists agree that people who volunteer are more likely to be happier and healthier than people who don’t volunteer.  Serving others awakens, energizes and exercises your heart both physically and, most importantly, emotionally.  We exercise our minds and muscles, so why not exercise the qualities that come from your heart such as kindness, compassion […]

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What is Wellness?

July 27, 2009
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Being your best possible self – physically, mentally and emotionally –  is what wellness means to me.  It is about having a personal commitment and practice to be physically, mentally and emotionally conscious and optimized. One facet does not overshadow another; they are all important. Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellness Ideas Ways to be physically optimized may […]

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