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Positive Habits We Took On This Year That Have Made an Impact On Us

There’s power in reflecting on the new habits we’ve adopted since last year. By Marina Khidekel, Chief Content Officer at Thrive Global A recent New York Times compiled a list of healthy habits that writers and researchers recommended in the past year — from new exercise routines to creative meditation techniques. And as we reflect on 2021 and prepare […]

Practice embracing the A.M. with these 3 tools

1. Welcome the weather (snow, rain or shine!). “Keeping a routine morning mindfulness practice can help awaken the brain and bring stability and focus to your morning,” says sleep psychologist Shelby Freedman Harris. How? Well, simply opening a window does wonders for a sleepy brain. Try greeting the day with these five gentle steps. 2. Create your own morning […]

15 Powerful Words That Are Helping Us Start 2022 Off Right

Starting the new year with a specific intention can help us set the tone for the months ahead. By Marina Khidekel, Chief Content Officer at Thrive Global Starting the new year with a specific intention can help us set the tone for the months ahead and maintain perspective when faced with challenges. One way to do that is by choosing […]

Motivation Monday

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Sleep Better

Struggling to catch enough zzz’s? There’s an app for that (no surprise there!). In fact, there are so many sleep apps that promise to help you fall (and stay) asleep that it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth a try. Whether you want to drift off to a meditation or a […]

Wintertime tips from CommonHealth

As the weather turns chilly, sometimes we allow ourselves to gain some habits that are not based in wellness. Perhaps it is a daily treat or maybe a little more sitting in the evening, but we do not need to stop our healthy habits. Keep moving this winter! For some tips to stay well this […]

Is it time to declutter?

As the days are long and it gets dark early this may be the perfect time to start de-cluttering. Too much clutter can easily make us feel overwhelmed and stressed. You can use the challenge below and get started! Little by little!

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