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12 Ways To Practice Happiness Daily

On a quest to achieve richer fulfillment in your life? While happiness may be relative, there are actions you can take every day to keep your mind positive and your body at its best. Here are 12 happiness activities to exercise daily, excerpted and adapted with permission from the book The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. 1. Express gratitude Bolsters self-esteem; encourages moral behavior; diminishes feelings of anger and bitterness. Strategies: Keep a gratitude journal. Express gratitude directly to someone else, either in person or by writing a letter that you can send or keep. 2. Cultivate optimism Prompts […]

Cheers to the Top 50 Foods for Happiness

  Did you know that food can actually play a role in your mood and happiness levels? So many people live with restricting many foods or feelings of guilt or shame surrounding eating. Others may not get the nutrition they need to fuel the pleasure centers in the brain (think serotonin production), keeping mood stable. The brain uses a full 20% of the calories you take in so fueling it is absolutely critical. Foods that contain compounds like zinc, selenium, B6 and B12, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants have proven links to brain health and even mood, which […]


BOOKS WORTH READING If you’re interested in being healthy, aging well, looking younger and just enjoying your life a lot more, the following is a list of good books that might be able to help:

Your Depression: Brain Changes or Nutritional Deficiency?

As you get older, it’s typical to have sporadic incidents of misplacing your keys, forgetting someone’s name, or where you left your glasses. Yet, persistent memory loss that’s also accompanied by depression can be early warning signs that you may be developing brain changes than can result in dementia in the coming years.

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The Power of Positive Thinking on Your Health

You’ve likely heard the old Ben Franklin adage, “You are what you eat.”  Turns out, that Mr. Franklin was correct about that – what you feed your body becomes your body.  Eat good food and you’ll have good health.  Well, the same thing applies to your thoughts.  Many medical researchers now believe that your thoughts have much more power over your health than you know.  These researchers believe, as I do, that your mind is the “master” that programs your body to act and re-act.  So, if you want to have better health, or a better life, you can use this mind-over-body […]


FoodTrients Cookbook Awarded Living Now Gold

(Traverse City, MI – Sept 12, 2013) – Experts tell us it’s a great time to be alive. More people today are living better than ever before, in part because of easy access to information. How can you find the keys to better living? Read more books! Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Living Now Book Awards, presented to honor books that improve our lives in wholesome, Earth-friendly ways. The award winners were chosen from newly published books in lifestyle categories from cooking and parenting to wellness and spirituality. In all, 107 gold, silver […]

Good Food on a Tight Budget

The Environmental Working Group continues to be a leader in providing quality information to the consumer regarding health issues and environmental resources. They have recently released a list of healthy foods that you can eat on a shoestring budget. EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Broken down into seven categories, EWG lists the best foods in each. Fruits: These fruits pack the most nutrition for the lowest cost, are low in sugar and toxic pesticides and have plenty of […]

Benefits of Calorie Restriction without Chronic Hunger

The most significant anti-aging discovery in history was made in 1935. In that year, rats fed a calorie restricted diet achieved radically-extended mean and maximum life spans, along with a delayed onset of age-related diseases. Since this finding was published 75 years ago, dozens of experiments in mammals have validated that undernutrition without malnutrition induces profound anti-aging effects. Not only do calorie restricted animals live much longer, but they remain far healthier than normally-fed controls. When a group of humans consumed a similar calorie restricted diet, their conventional blood markers of aging (excess glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL) plummeted to much lower levels. In the most significant finding to date, two groups of […]

Brace Yourself – Tis the Season to Be Merry!

Here we go again, anticipating another holiday season.  I can’t help but ask where did the time go?  Is it just me or are you all feeling the same way?  Seems I was just writing about how to set goals for the New Year and in a blink another year has slipped away. I always tell myself that next year will be different.  I’ll slow down my pace for working, running, and doing so I can embrace all the precious moments the holiday season brings.   Yet somehow, I’m right back in the same place wondering how in the world will […]