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How Making Time for Fun Can Recharge Your Life!

By Jessie Sholl

When was the last time you cut loose and had true fun — for real? Learn why fun is so good for your health and how to find your way back to whatever brings you joy.

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What Is Social Rest?

By Jessie Sholl

Do you feel alone or worn down by certain people? Discover the signs that you need more social rest and with whom to find it.

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What Is Sensory Rest?

By Jessie Sholl

From strong smells, artificial light, and loud work environments, our senses can become overwhelmed. Here are strategies to give your senses a much-needed break.

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What Is Creative Rest?

By Jessie Sholl

Learn why taking a deliberate break from creative work may allow your creativity to regenerate.

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What Is Emotional Rest?

By Jessie Sholl

Are you feeling emotionally exhausted? Discover the signs that you need more emotional rest as well as simple practices to help you recover.

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The 7 Types of Rest

By Jessie Sholl

If you’re feeling run-down, you might be deficient in one of the seven types of rest. Learn how you can recharge your physical, mental, emotional, creative, social, sensory, and spiritual self.

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How to Share a Difficult Diagnosis

By Jessie Sholl

The decision to disclose an illness to others is often a complicated one. This guidance can help you share the news your way.

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The Surprising Benefits of Laughter — and Tips to Find More of It

By Jessie Sholl

Laughter has surprising health benefits for your mood, your mind, and your body. Try these tips to make more space for it in your life.

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Charitable Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones

By Jessie Sholl

Show you care with a charitable donation that supports a meaningful cause and your loved one’s values

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Minimalist Gift Ideas to Sip, Savor, and Enjoy

By Jessie Sholl

Looking for a gift that won’t add to household clutter? Explore these consumable-gift ideas.

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Expert Tips for Navigating the No Gifts Conversation

By Jessie Sholl

Initiating a conversation about skipping holiday gifts can be a daunting task. Explore strategies to help you navigate this discussion with ease.

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5 Strategies for Coping With Sensory Overload

By Jessie Sholl

It’s not uncommon to be overwhelmed by all of the stimuli in your environment. These strategies can help you recognize and deal with this feeling.

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How to Find Calm When Life Feels Chaotic

By Jessie Sholl

Many of us respond to disarray by striving for control, but there are other ways to find calm within the storm.

Why do I crave sugar when I’m upset?

Why Do I Crave Sugar When I’m Upset?

By Jessie Sholl

Sweet foods do provide a temporary boost to our mood. However, indulging in this habit can eventually make the stress response worse. Learn more.

Why do I lose my appetite when I’m anxious, angry, or sad?

Why Do I Lose My Appetite When I’m Anxious, Angry, or Sad?

By Jessie Sholl

Gain a better understanding of why certain emotions can affect your appetite.

Is there a difference between hunger and cravings?

Is There a Difference Between Hunger and Cravings?

By Jessie Sholl

Yes, physical hunger is the body’s need for nourishment, while a craving is a desire for specific food and may be emotionally driven.

How can I tell if I’m hungry for something other than food?

How to Recognize and Satisfy ‘Heart Hunger’

By Jessie Sholl

People tend to associate hunger solely with physical nourishment, however, it is important to acknowledge what’s referred to as “heart hunger.” Learn more about how we can nourish this type of hunger.

why do I crave salty foods?

Why Do I Crave Salty Foods?

By Jessie Sholl

It may be a signal of low blood pressure or adrenal dysfunction, says our expert.

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What Is the Impact of Chronic Dieting on Appetite?

By Jessie Sholl

Missing a meal now and then won’t harm your hunger cues, but routinely repressing or ignoring them can scramble the body’s signals. Here’s what’s happening.

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