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Top 10 Reasons Why Meditation Might Not Be Working For You

In Mindfulness, Self-Care by MaryAnn

Meditation is simple, cheap, and highly effective, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. And to be honest, it is more accessible than you think. Beginners have all sorts of challenges when meditating, but most of them aren’t problems. The complaints beginners have are simply part of the meditation process. Meditation can work for everyone that puts in the time and …

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Get More Out of Life by Finding Yourself Through Meditation

In Life Coach, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Stress Reduction Articles by MaryAnn

If you’re like a lot of adults, you tend to define yourself according to external expectations and activities. You associate your identity with things like what you do for a living and the role you play in your family. That can leave you feeling uprooted when your situation shifts! Maybe you get laid off or your children go away to …

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Unleash Your Hidden Mental Strength

In Mindfulness, Self-Care by MaryAnn

It can be difficult to measure your mental strength when life is running along smoothly. However, when you encounter a significant event like divorce or being laid off, you’ll need to be in top shape. Prepare yourself for whatever lies ahead. You can do almost anything if you set your mind to it. Try these tips for increasing your stamina …

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Top 10 Habits That Enhance Your Mood and Your Success

In Life Coach, Mindfulness, Self-Care by MaryAnn

Your daily rituals ultimately determine the quality of your life. Happy and successful people do different things each day than the average person. And they do those things consistently. This is great news! A few small changes can transform your life, but patience is required. Instead of focusing on big changes, consider making a few minor adjustments. The odds of …

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How to Use Your Lemonade Stand Experience to Succeed in Business

In Mindfulness, Self-Care by MaryAnn

Lemonade stands have been teaching kids about how to run a business for generations. Remember the old Peanuts cartoon where Lucy dispenses advice instead of drinks for five cents, and then Snoopy undercuts her for two cents? Even if your neighborhood was less competitive growing up, your first experience with being an entrepreneur probably made a lasting impression. Some of …

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10 Ways a Happy State of Mind Affects Your Immune System

In Life Coach, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Stress Reduction Articles by MaryAnn

Scientists once believed the mind and the body were separate, that one didn’t influence the other. Today we know that isn’t the case. Your perception of your stress levels and general mental state can have profound effects on the efficacy of your immune system. Your immune system doesn’t just deal with illnesses like the flu or the common cold. Your …