What is Mindfulness? What is Grace? My Big Epiphany on the Two.

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Below is the email I sent out to my list detailing the epiphany I had while listening to day 6 of the Oprah and Deepak 21 day meditation experience. I hope you enjoy it!   Happy Monday Beautiful! I just experienced an unexpected blast of enlightenment! As you know I am doing Oprah and Deepak’s 21 day…

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What I Made For Dinner: Zoodles Topped with Garlic Tomatoes & Mushrooms (Recipe Inside)

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I made a simple, yummy, and healthy meal for Meatless Monday last night that I want to share it with you.  Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture before we started digging (I didn’t know the recipe was going to turn out so good!) but I will definitely take one next time I make it. (I post pictures of what…

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The 10 Supplements I Take Everyday and Why I Take Them

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I have been asked a few times about what supplements I take so here they are (in no particular order) along with why they are important: Glucosamine and MSM I hurt my low back about 8 years ago (hairline fracture in my L5) and since then it has always been a little (or a lot)…

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4 Ways Hunger Comes From Your Mind, Not Your Stomach and 4 Ways to Stop It

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On any given day about 45% of Americans are on a diet yet 95% (and some sources say it is closer to 98%!) of dieters will regain their weight loss within 1-5 years. This is exactly why I struggled so much to lose weight at the beginning of my weight loss journey. Diets just don’t…

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Why Mobile Devices Are Making You Sick & 4 Ways to Minimize Your Risk

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I will be the first to admit that my iPhone and laptop are staples in my life. I use both daily to keep up with my work, to connect to friends and family, to listen to podcasts, to meditate, and to get from place to place (what did we do before GPS?!) Although there are…

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5 Ways to Cultivate an Aha Moment

Stephanie Matos

Every once in a while a flash of insight bursts through all the mental clutter in our minds. These so called, “aha moments” can push us to make deep and meaningful changes in our lives from one moment to the next. An “aha moment” might spur you to move across country, break up with your…

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Why Being “Skinny” Won’t Solve Your Problems or Make You Happy

Stephanie Matos

For a long time I truly believed that if I could just get “skinny” I would finally be happy, successful, acceptable, and self-confident.  I had it in my head that weight loss was the answer to all of my problems. And based on the emails and messages I get everyday, it sounds like many of…

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Why Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat, Increase Your Cravings, & 3 Steps to Quit them

Stephanie Matos

Intuitively, if you want to lose or maintain weight, choosing no-sugar, no-calorie food and drinks seems like a no brainer. If you are one of the millions of people who choose “diet”, “light”, and “sugar-free” products for this reason, get ready to be shocked by what you will discover today. Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat A…

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The Science of Sleep: How Naps Can Increase Your Productivity and Energy Levels

Stephanie Matos

I think most people have experienced the dip in energy that happens around 2 or 3 pm. Usually people fight off the urge to nod off at their desk by drinking multiple cups of coffee or eating sugary candy.  While this tactic usually works in the moment it is usually followed by an even bigger…

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Start Living a Happier Life Today with 3 Science Based Strategies

Stephanie Matos

Based on my own weight loss journey, I truly believe that finding internal happiness is key to sustainable weight loss. When I was deep in my weight struggles: obsessing over diet and exercise, constantly beating myself up, and severely lacking in self-confidence, I was far from happy. When I started to focus on having a…

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