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    1. Why Do I Fall Asleep While Meditating?

      By Erinn Bucklan Maybe it’s the quiet room. Or the comfy clothing. Or, I don’t know, the fact that my eyes are closed. But how come whenever I give meditation a try, I end up yawning and fighting off the sandman instead of finding my Third Eye? Could it be that not everyone is suited for meditation?

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    2. Forgive a Family Member

      By Julie Taylor It’s the holiday season, which means many of us get the chance to spend time with family members we haven't seen in ages. Sounds good in theory, but if you’ve been holding on to old family grudges for years, the holidays can leave you feeling more stressed than blessed. (It’s not lik

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    3. Recharge for the New Year

      By Erinn Bucklan After all the buildup and pressure leading up to the holidays, who doesn’t feel like they need a break during the last week of the year? “This time of year is stressful because of the combination of heightened activity level and heightened expectations,” says James Campbell Quick, p

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    4. Accept Your Flaws

      By Julie Taylor Millions of self-help books are sold in this country each year, offering advice on how to be thinner, smarter, richer, more successful... the list goes on and on. Sadly, many of us spend an inordinate amount of time trying to fix ourselves in one way or another. Why do we focus on th

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    5. Stand Up to Hurtful Family Members

      By Hayley Krischer While one of the simplest ways to deal with bullies is to avoid them... that's not always possible. Sometimes they live in your house. Sometimes they're even related to you -- by blood. Dysfunctional family dynamics are often written off as "That's just the way my family is." But

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    6. 5 Ways Music Helps the Mind

      By Serusha Govender Your brain loves music like Willy Wonka loves chocolate. No, really, it does. Let’s paint a picture of your brain on music: While sound drifts through your auditory pathways, pitch registers in the language center, rhythm rockets through the motor regions, and the rest of your br

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    7. Is Crying Good for You?

      By Serusha Govender The Rumor: Crying has health benefits We all cried when we were babies. But now that we're adults, many of us often try to hold back our tears in the belief that crying -- particularly at work or in public -- is seen as a sign of weakness, or as something to be ashamed of. But is

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    8. Find Pleasure in a House Full of Guests

      By Alia Hoyt We’re supposed to be feeling jolly, giving and thankful during the holidays, but hosting guests often causes the opposite reaction. A little bit of stress and anxiety are totally understandable, considering all of the elbow grease and time that goes into preparing the average (read: eno

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    9. Am I Responsible for My Aging Parents?

      By Jenn Sturiale That whole circle-of-life thing isn't just for cartoon lions and gazelles; we humans are bound to it just as firmly. As we get older, so do our parents and other loved ones. Difficult as it is to consider, they may one day need our help -- just as we once needed theirs. The Rumor: C

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    10. Can You Change Unhealthy Family Patterns?

      By Carrie Sloan The Rumor: Family patterns are almost impossible to change, whether they're healthy or not You and your family members have been doing a certain dance for decades, and everyone knows their footwork. The minute you try to change it up, you’re going to step on toes. This is especially

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