Reading for Emotional and Cognitive Wellness

Got books? If you're an avid reader, your brain and heart will thank you. Studies indicate we bolster the emotions and mind almost any time we read. Certain books target our emotional and cognitive well-being, to pack on extra benefits. As if we needed another reason to crack open a book.…

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Learning for Well-Being

  Whatever we nourish will grow. [bctt tweet="Whatever we nourish will grow." username="@tyeagerwrites"] The brain stands as the greatest example of this principle. While popular media trends share a plethora of information regarding weight regulation, muscle strengthening, gut management, or heart health, the CPU gets a marginal amount of discussion on…

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Top 5 Tips for Emotional Health: Live with Brilliant Balance

The Importance of Emotional Health In this series, we've examined the keys to a balanced life. Certain aspects serve as a foundation to establish how well we function in every other part of our lives. Spiritual and physical wellness determine performance, fulfillment, and our effect upon others. Emotional health proves another…

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Tame the Procrastination Beast

  Three manuscripts, a publishing venture, and online posts await me in the office loft upstairs. Yeah, I should really get to my work. Used towels reach toward me from the rack, so I'll just throw those into the wash first. I pause at the foot of the steps and scan…

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Mortal Illusions

Is reality defined within physical and measurable parameters? Can one discern the boundaries of truth by ruling out supernatural elements as fiction? Should we accept metaphysical factors as fringe science? Human nature drives us to boast of our ability to discern truth with our senses. But in reality, our mortal experience…

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How Successful People Think

Dreams stir the air above our beds and glimmer on the horizon as we trudge through the workday. In all our weary struggles to make it from one day to the next, wishes of success linger in the back of our minds. We can glean from a myriad of sources, all…

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Stressless Christmas

Ten dozen cookies with melted green topping Chipped half of my nails, but still need to go shopping Get Presents for everyone, make fudge for the masses Tame wonky-curled hair and get glitter in lashes Suck in my tummy to fit in this skirt Stiletto heels will not strut through that…

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Be the Hero of Your Story

When a sheltered lady boards a pirate ship, survival teeters on the edge of a blade. Her heart throbs with percussive gusto. Tendons thicken in her soul's core. Her spirit expands until she¬†becomes someone she never dreamed. She finds love, masters swordsmanship, and captains a ship. Unknown lands unfold before her.…

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Book Review: Prayers for an Anxious Heart

I often use investigation to combat fear. In case you're equating me with the idiot in a horror movie who approaches danger, allow me to clarify. I'm not referring to poking my head inside the growling closet, but into a book. I research the facts to arm myself against fear. When…

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5 Habit Upgrades to Boost your Year

The following example dates me, but I'm hoping you'll relate anyway. A drive-through chain once used an advertising campaign featuring an exhausted baker. Commercials showed him rising early and working late in an unchanging routine. One activity defined his life. No matter the hour, he muttered, "Time to make the doughnuts."…

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