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5 Morning Yoga Poses To Do In Bed

Los Angeles-based certified yoga instructor Laurel Erilane, a teacher on the Yoga Wake Up app, offers a simple sequence you can do in bed to kick-start your morning. She recommends holding the below postures for one to two minutes. That’s less than 10 minutes added to your morning routine.   RECLINED BUTTERFLY (Supta Baddha Konasana)…

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Why Add Mindfulness to Your Self-Care Routine?

“Mindfulness is a form of self-care that just means being present in the moment,” says Clinical Social Worker Erica Reed who specializes in self-care practices. “It means having a heightened sense of awareness of what you’re thinking and experiencing in your body.” For some people, self-care may conjure visions of laying in a hammock on…

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The Dad Who Loves Sports [Insider Story]

Hi, Brian! I hear you really like Chicago sports teams. Tell us some of that history. I’m a White Sox fan and that’s probably where it all started. I played baseball when I was younger and my dad would take me to Sox games. Then from there, we’d go to the Bears games. I’ve probably…

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Healthy 5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes for Fall

Between back-to-school errands and impending holiday preparations, Fall can get busy. One minute you’re shopping for backpacks and figuring out extracurriculars, the next minute you’re piecing together Halloween costumes while also trying to get ahead on Thanksgiving travel plans. In the midst of it all, everyday tasks like cooking dinner can seem like a real…

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6 Self-Care Methods to Boost Mental and Physical Health

Therapist Erica Reed sometimes renders clients speechless with one simple question: What do you need right now? “A lot of times, the clients who come to me don’t recognize they have needs and that those needs are important,” says Reed, a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct professor at Bowie State University in Maryland. “When…

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5 Ways to Finally Accomplish What You Pushed Off

“Routines” can sometimes feel synonymous with “boring”. But really, the word routine should be linked to the word accomplished. Routines are the best way to help you actually get something done. Per Northwestern Medicine, people sleep better, manage stress levels, and have stronger overall health when sticking to a routine. Routines are also a great…

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Healthy Slow Cooker Dip Recipe for Game Day

Sunday-afternoon NFL on the screen means the perfect excuse to invite friends over. You’ll probably want to feed them, though, and there’s no shortage of cheese-filled, deep-fried, bacon-wrapped football snack recipe. But what if you want something healthier? Slow cooker dip is sure to satisfy If you want something simple, try a slow cooker dip….

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Creating the Perfect Morning Routine for You

Each morning, Jodi Helmer and her husband drink tea, review their social media, and cuddle with their dogs in their Charlotte home. Helmer, 43, is the author of “Growing your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in your Backyard,” also writes in her journal and plans her day. Not everyone…

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Say No to People, Yes to Yourself

Overbooked and overwhelmed? Let’s talk about how to say “No” which creates more yes time to take care of yourself. Life can often feel like it revolves around others people’s needs. The kids need breakfast. Your parents need a ride to their doctor’s appointment. A coworker needs help with a project. A friend needs to…

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4 Things That Can Bring You JOMO

A little message pops on your smartphone. An app that tracks your screen usage startles you out of complacence. “What? I’ve spent 5.2 hours of screen time this week, up from 4.2 last week?” Fear of missing out, or FOMO, often drives our social media habits that lead to so much screen time. But trading…

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Morning Energy Boosters Without the Coffee

A large coffee and a muffin on the go is the breakfast of choice for many folks in a hurry. But by mid-morning, that choice may make you feel energy-less. The caffeine buzz is gone, the carb and sugar high has worn off, and you’re thinking, “When’s lunch!?” Break the cycle and boost your energy…

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