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  • Mid adult businessman looking at watch in city traffic jam
    Life satisfaction diminished by commuting
    Life satisfaction and time pressure linked to commutingWith increasing suburban sprawl and subsequently longer commutes, the relationship between commuting and well-being is becoming a pressing concern.In Canada, 82 percent of adults working for...
  • The Road to Health
    What does it really mean to be healthy?
    The word "health" can - and does - have unlimited meanings. Everyone has their own version of what health is, and what it means to be healthy or not. These versions change based on the person's history of experiences. There are,...
  • Home SPA 101: Energize and stimulate for self-care
    Home SPA 101: Energize and stimulate for self-care
    Beauty and relaxation are hand-in-glove for finding some peace, energy and well-being. If you can’t afford a personal spa trip, are shy with body masseurs or cosmeticians, there are things you can do at home to recreate the benefits and...
  • Put a meeting with yourself on your to-do list.
    Is it safe to be healthy here? Part 2: Scheduling
    In this second part of a four part series, focused on scheduling. Although there is a growing effort to move away from the eight-hour workday and to a truly salary-based, project management style of working, the scheduling of meetings, events, and...
  • Not all managers support wellness
    Is it safe to be healthy here? Part 1: Co-workers
    The United States was founded to include the "pursuit of happiness" as an inalienable right. Many equate health, wellness, and well-being with happiness, so it makes sense that these pursuits should be supported. Unfortunately, in the...
  • Performance is usually a more significant outcome than productivity
    Productivity or performance? What is more important?
    Often, wellness, well-being, and work-life balance programs seek to link themselves to increased "productivity" in search of the elusive monetized ROI. While this is a valid tactic, the overall strategy should include "performance...
  • Tuft & Needle Mattress
    Tuft & Needle offer a quality mattress at an unheard of price
    Ah, sleep. Sometimes it’s elusive and that’s bad, especially as we grow older. We here at Home and Living are very serious about what sleep means to a body, and a mind. People who sleep better are reinforcing memories. Sleep is a known...
  • Why should you start a garden or landscaping
    Why should you start a garden or landscaping
    Gardening is cultivating the soul. Why not garden? We nourish the plants and in return the plants nourish human life in a variety of ways, to eat, medicine, nurtures animal existence and cultivates the environment with air and water.Demanding that...
  • Giving the last half of your life a second wind
    Give life a "Second Wind'
    Is society moving too fast? Are people losing connection with themselves and each other? Does life’s second half really matter? If “Yes,” how can it improve?Everybody asks these questions, but few people have answers. One person...
  • Hidden Lake, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
    Colorado towns top list of best areas for well-being
    Proof that happiness truly is a state of mind... and in this case, Colorado is that state.2014’s Gallup-Healthways survey is out, and two Colorado towns landed in the top three spots for mid-sized communities.Boulder and Fort Collins ranked...
  • Altruism and subjective wellbeing.
    Altruism and subjective wellbeing
    Is giving related to a feeling of wellbeing? People are much more likely to decide to donate a kidney to a stranger — an extraordinarily altruistic act — in areas of the United States where levels of well-being are high, according to a...
  • Don Ruiz on always doing your best
    Don Ruiz on always doing your best
    In this Oprah interview, Don Miguel Ruiz discusses why his favorite agreement is to always do your best.The Four Agreements in the book are:1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to...
  • Downtown Bellevue, WA
    Greener urban areas linked to continuous mental health improvements
    Environmental policies to increase urban green space may have sustainable public health benefitsUrbanization is a potential threat to mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that living closer to urban green spaces, such as parks are...
  • Prevention matters
    Prevention matters
    It is time for you to be your own healthcare advocate and take care of yourself given the uncertainty of healthcare, insurance premiums and where Obamacare will lead us as a nation. You know your body better than anyone, so start listening to how...
  • Stretching at work
    How to move at work
    Many of us have a job that requires sitting at a desk in front of a computer for extended periods of time. By nature, our bodies want to move; we want to feel good. In our busy culture, yoga has become more popular to help with reducing stress and...