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Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live.

Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.

People move differently when they walk in groups than when they walk alone.…

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“A Joyful Pause: 52 Ways to Love Life” Is Now Available!

A Joyful Pause: 52 Ways to Love Life is designed to help readers infuse their lives with more presence and connection. Written in 52 easily digestible chapters, the book is accessible to everyone, from mindfulness beginners to those looking to reinforce a long held practice. …

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Fear Melters™ Video Challenge Instructions

What’s the challenge?

Bring Fear Melters™ to your relationships and daily life! Create a video no more than 3 minutes long that demonstrates or shares a situation where you used Fear Melters™.…

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Presence. Connect. Play. 5 Minute Try-It from Somatic Finance

Waking up and staying awake may not be easy. But this simple practice – Presence. Connect. Play. – is the best invitation I know to build an awake muscle. Developed and mastered by Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., I offer a taste of the practice in the form of a five minute try-it for you to become familiar and get your feet wet.…

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Power. It’s that intangible thing that so many people strive for. For some people, feeling a sense of control — over themselves, others, situations or all of the above — is a natural thing.…

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Use it or Lose it! Why Dancing Makes You Smarter

For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise.  More recently we’ve seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being.…

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Take a Break

Random moments of “unproductive” time don’t just make you healthier, happier, and more resilient. They help you work smarter, too.

At Google, goofing off is the way to go. In fact, it’s encouraged.…

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Why is it nice to be nice? Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness

World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.…

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Sitting on Your Butt All Day Is More Risky Than Being Obese

Consider this your daily reminder to get off your bum: Being sedentary may be twice as dangerous as being obese, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge.

Researchers tracked over 334,000 people for 12 years and compared activity levels and weights among the subjects who died during that time.…

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The Foundation for Conscious Living October Newsletter

These times call for practices that can sustain deep presence and fuel connection from an open and receptive attitude.

Fighting back is draining, escalates adrenaline and empties the wellbeing reservoir quickly.…

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