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Free Yourself from the Familiar

Our stories are often reflected in what we say to others when they ask how we are. You might tell a story like, “Everyone in my family has bad luck, so no, I haven’t tried to find a new job even though I can’t stand the one I have.” Or, you might say, “No, I haven’t done meditation since we last talked. I know they say it can help with anxiety, but anxiety runs in my family. I’ve al...

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A Balance Between Battling Toxins and Building Immunity

Determined to live long and healthy lives, we go to war against germs and viruses that can jeopardize our health and well-being. But how often do we consider creating a balance between battling toxins and building immunity? To destroy biological invaders in your body, you might take antibiotics or other medications that can have strong side effects. Uncomfortable though you may be with the gastro...

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4 Ways to Change the Story of Your Health

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the conflicting information about what you ought to eat, how often you should exercise, and what to prioritize when it comes to your health. If you’re having health challenges, there are four key ways to let go of your confusion, bring in some clarity, and start to change the story of your health for the better. Be honest with yourself. Don’t shy ...

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Your Genes Don’t Have to Determine Your Health Story

Discovering that you have a “bad” gene might frighten or upset you, but you are the storyteller and you don't have to live according to the dictates of a story written for you by your DNA, your past experiences and actions, or your cultural conditioning. There is much you can do to change the story of your health, including using the mind/body connection and making lifestyle changes to try to ...

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Dance for Health, Dance for Healing

Dancing has many health benefits, from potentially preventing dementia to improving balance—and of course, it is a form of healthy aerobic exercise. It can even improve mood. Dance for health, by all means. But you might also dance to gain insights and energy for healing so you can write a new story about yourself, your body, and your health. As I talk about in my book Change the Story of You...

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