Life enhancers

Nutrition for Balanced Emotions

By Nicole Urdang | October 3, 2008
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We all know how important it is to eat high quality, preferably local/organic food, but it is equally helpful to eat frequently.  By eating at regularly spaced intervals (ideally every 3-4 hours) you maintain a fairly even blood sugar level, which helps balance your mood. If you let yourself skip meals your blood sugar level […]

Nature and Exercise

By Nicole Urdang | September 27, 2008
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  I  cannot overstate how beneficial it is to get out of the house every day and spend some time in nature. Ditto for exercise.  It doesn’t need to be a marathon, a simple walk or some yoga will change your brain chemistry and improve your mood.   Here’s one of my favorite meditations to […]

How To Choose A Therapist

By Nicole Urdang | September 26, 2008
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  At some point during this cosmic hazing you may want to seek some professional help.  It’s crucial that you are discerning and informed, even though you may feel emotionally depleted and raw.     Let’s first see what kinds of help are available: Psychiatrists are MDs who typically suggest and prescribe medication, that’s psychotropic, […]

Quotes To Live By & Learn From

By Nicole Urdang | September 24, 2008
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NOTE: While the date of this post is 2008, it is regularly updated. Newer quotes are added to the bottom of the page. I’m a quote-a-holic.  I believe in the power of words to reshape thoughts, thereby changing our feelings and perceptions.  Here are some of my favorites. What the caterpillar calls the end of […]

Create a Vision Board

By Nicole Urdang | September 20, 2008
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  When mired in unhappiness and disappointment it’s hard to imagine a future replete with joy; but, one does exist.  You can jump-start its arrival by creating a vision board.   Get a big piece of sturdy cardboard or poster board.  Something that can be leaned against a wall and remain stable.  Gather all the […]

Yoga

By Nicole Urdang | September 13, 2008
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Yoga is one of the most loving gifts you will ever bestow upon yourself.  There’s no better time than now to get started. Yoga is aerobic, strengthens all your muscles, improves flexibility, calms your nervous system, connects you to your true self, and gives you the best relationship to your body you could possibly have. […]