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Prescriptions for Life



How to attain your goals, great and small, and create a life you love.



Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:03:29 -0400

Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:04:01 -0400

 



6 Ways That Night-time Phone Use Destroys Your Sleep

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:03:29 -0400

Struggling with insomnia and poor quality sleep? Frequently wake up unrefreshed? If you use your phone at night, there's a good chance that it's to blame. Here's why.



Are You Experiencing Burnout or Is It Just Work Stress?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:20:51 -0400

The word "burnout" gets thrown around a lot today. These three key signs indicate that you are truly burning out, from too much stress at the workplace.



Choose Courage Instead of Reacting in Fear

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:00:00 -0400

Are you habitually anxious or fearful? You can choose to be courageous, instead of letting fear continue to control you. Really.



5 Ways to Use Kindness to Defuse a Difficult Person

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:56:50 -0400

When someone is rude, unfriendly or unkind, do you let it affect you? Here are some thoughts and techniques that can defuse and even transform a difficult exchange.



Feeling Unmotivated? Decide to Live With Discipline

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:57:08 -0400

Is there something that you need to start doing in your life, but just can't get motivated to do? Waiting to feel motivated is a mistake. Decide to live with discipline, instead.



How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:37:18 -0500

Do you frequently look at others and feel insecure, envious, or discontented? Here's how to break this unhelpful, misery-provoking habit.



Procrastinating Your Creative Work? Push Through and Do It

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:05:15 -0500

Some of the best, most prolific artists struggle daily with procrastination and avoidance. Learn to expect this and deal with it, and you'll finally start doing your creative work.



The Joy of Living “Tiny”

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:15:04 -0500

"Tiny" homes and small urban spaces have surged in popularity, in response to limited affordability and availability of housing. Who knew they'd be so much fun?



How to Get More Sleep

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:34:38 -0500

If you're having a hard time getting a good night's sleep, chances are you need to make at least one (if not all) of these simple changes.



Envy and Your Facebook Feed

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:57:37 -0500

Do you feel envious when scrolling through Facebook? Might others feel envious when looking at what you post? Here's why both matter.



7 Ways to Calm Your Worried Mind and Reduce Anxiety

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:42:48 -0400

Just because you've "always been a worrier" doesn't mean you have to stay that way. These evidence-based tips help to decrease anxiety and could even heal your worried brain.



7 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick This Fall and Winter

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 22:40:58 -0400

As outside temperatures drop, it can seem like everyone around you is sneezing and coughing. Follow these basic tips to decrease your chances of catching a cold or flu bug.



Add Years to Your Life: Make Family and Friends a Priority

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:15:31 -0400

Does the pace of your life and all its demands feel like it's killing you? Spend more time with beloved friends and family, it just may (literally) save your life.



Five Keys to a Happy Body and a Healthy Weight

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:27:17 -0400

Forget diets. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need a strategy that will stand the test of time.



Do You Reward Yourself in Ways that You Later Regret?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:49:12 -0400

How do you prefer to reward yourself, or celebrate? Indulgent foods, spending and alcohol may feel good in the moment, yet can leave a trail of regrets in their wake.



When Life Goes Wrong

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:14:16 -0400

Has something terrible happened to you, that you can't understand? Grief, loss and broken dreams are a natural part of this life. Here's how to get through when it happens.



Want to Lose Weight? Go to Bed Earlier

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:21:40 -0400

No one likes being on a diet. How about sleeping instead? Get more sleep and leverage the easiest, most enjoyable weight loss strategy in existence.



Spring Clean Your Space, Your Stuff and Your Life

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:40:06 -0400

Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter, not just in your space but across your whole life.



Have You Got the "Too Busy" Blues?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:36:27 -0400

Feelings of low mood and depression seem to be the norm these days, especially for women. Could it be that your too-busy life is largely to blame?



Teetering on the Edge of Burnout? Don't Avoid People

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:59:35 -0500

If stress and a heavy workload are pushing you into burnout, it's tempting (and natural) to start avoiding key people in your life. But doing so only makes things worse.



Blocked as a Writer or Artist? 5 Keys to Moving Forward

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:55:23 -0500

Becoming a successful writer or creative artist is much more than just making good work. It's the head games that will ultimately make or break you: here's how to win.



Are You Saying No to What Matters (Without Realizing It)?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:31:21 -0500

Do you have enough time for the people you love? Is it hard to find time to take care of yourself? This may be why.



4 Ways to Stop Putting Your Joy on Hold

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:03:30 -0400

Do you complain a lot about your life, or frequently wish that it could be different? Shift your perspective and discover how to enjoy your life now, no matter what's going on.



Self Care 101: You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:51:15 -0400

If your life has felt too busy for a while, you're probably running on empty. Avoid the inevitable disaster by heeding warning signs in your body, before it's too late.



The Only 3 Rules You Need for Reaching a Healthy Weight

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:26:03 -0400

Most diets don't work because they're impossible to stick with for the long term. Try following these principles for successful sustainable weight loss.



Do You Want to Be More Fit, but Are Afraid of Exercise?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:45:09 -0400

Have you become more and more sedentary as the years go by? Are you at the point where you fear strenuous exercise, even though you used to be an active, fit, adventurous person?



Creating Space for Grief and Loss

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:57:10 -0400

So many of us don't really know how to grieve, and also drop the ball when someone we know is going through a loss.



It’s Not a Setback, It’s a Plot Twist

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:20:00 -0400

When life disappoints you, it may seem that all is lost. Chances are, though, that a better story is being written.



A Brilliant Strategy for Spring Decluttering

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:43:13 -0500

Overwhelmed by clutter and things and don't know where to start? Play this Minimalism Game with a friend and discover the joy of shedding more stuff than you ever dreamed possible.



Having a Bad Day? Avoid Making It Worse

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:17:14 -0500

When things go wrong, what comforts do you typically reach for? If the things you normally use to cope do more harm than good, consider changing the habitual way you respond.