5 Tips For Fighting the Flu

Ugh the dreaded flu - this time of year can be tough. It seems like co-workers start sneezing, kids come home with the latest crud going around, and we may feel as if coming down with the flu is inevitable. However, picking up this year’s bug doesn’t have to be part of your winter routine. Here are 5 easy tips to keep your immune system running at its optimum level during peak flu season:

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Honey, These Onions Are Magic

Autumn is Lung Season - the time of year when the dryness, wind, and changing weather takes its toll on our lungs. In Chinese Medicine, Lungs are considered the ‘delicate organs’ - they have the most immediate contact with the outside environment. No where else in our body is there such easy access to our body by external invaders - environmental toxins, microscopic organisms, dust, and other pollutants in the air interface directly with our Lungs.  The good news is that help is here…

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The Soup That Makes Me Warm and Happy

Last year, when I was in the jungle of Peru, I ate quinoa soup every day. Twice a day. As a vegetarian, quinoa soup was one of the only meat-free options available. And, I have to admit, I wasn't always excited about it. The outside temperatures were high, I was already hot and sweaty; the last thing I wanted was a bowl of hot soup. Despite this, the soup was delicious and filling; I was never hungry and it was packed full of local goodies (quinoa is a grain native to Peru!) 

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Boost Your Focus

Do you ever feel like like your day is one big interruption? A steady stream of questions, last-minute requests, and texts that just won’t quit? How are you supposed to focus on what you need to do when a million other things keep popping up? The ability to focus (and stay focused) on what is in front of us is like a muscle that needs to be trained; the more we focus, the stronger our focus ability becomes thereby making it easier to flex our self-control and block out distractions.

While we certainly can’t control how often some interruptions occur during the day, we have a great deal of control over those distractions we impose on ourselves. Below are my top 7 tips for strengthening your focus and helping you feel less distracted:

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A Lot Of People Claim They Want “Real” Communication, But They Don’t Cultivate Those Spaces

I am lucky to know Sylvester McNutt III; (www.sylvestermcnutt.net) he is a seven-time best selling author and his inspiring works encourage readers to heal, cultivate genuine connections, and find daily purpose. I asked Sylvester to be a guest blogger and share some of his wisdom with you. Sylvester graciously agreed - here he imparts some great information about cultivating REAL communication. Keep reading to learn more about how to develop true, effective communication that builds relationships.

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The Attraction of Distraction

We are, as a species, seriously distracted. We watch TV while reading a book, eating, and responding to a text. We check email while chatting on the phone, checking the calendar, and searching for restaurant reviews. Sound familiar? Yeah, me too.

Why is it so hard to do one thing at a time? Keep reading to learn why we are so easily distracted and what distraction actually does to your brain…

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