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Posted on 12 Aug
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A powerful new form of natural healing that hasn’t made it mainstream yet

You’ve probably heard of acupuncture and Ayurveda. You may even know what tapping and oil-pulling are. But there’s a powerful new healing modality that hasn’t made it to…Read More

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Posted on 01 Jul

By Emma Seppälä and Kim Cameron 


Recently the Communications Workers of America – the union that represents T-Mobile employees — contested a T-Mobile Employee Handbook clause on maintaining a positive work environment. The clause reads as follows: “[e]mployees are expected to maintain a positive work environment by communicating i…Read More

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Posted on 23 Jun
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In this age of senseless terror, we can feel helpless. But there are small ways that you can help contribute to a kinder world. By living a compassionate lifestyle, you will improve not only society and the planet but also your own well-being …Read More

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Posted on 01 Jun
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We have this idea that – whether at work or in personal relationships – giving critical feedback is necessary but difficult. The relationship may become damaged if there are hurt feelings. Sometimes we prefer not to say anything, but then…Read More

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Posted on 23 May
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Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against us—no matter how “productive” we may feel. After all, we’re seeing 50% burnout rates…Read More


Posted on 07 May



Meditation can seem like a lonely activity, even a slightly selfish one —after all, you’re doing something, on your own, for yourself – or so it seems. Even if you’re meditating in a group, your eyes are closed and you’re focused on yo…Read More

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Posted on 06 May
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Children of empathic parents thrive. Parents don’t. Here’s what you can do.

Do you feel highly anxious when your child cries or even whines? Do you feel that having children has significantly increased your stress levels? Are you on high alert …Read More


Posted on 05 May

We keep seeing more studies demonstrating how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. That’s great. But what if it doesn’t work for you? Maybe the practices that were supposed to take you to a calm place made you feel anxious or irritable.

Your skin crawls, you have ants in your pant…Read More

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Posted on 04 May

Exceptional bosses have a workplace culture characterized by humanity.

What differentiates an exceptionally happy workplace from others? Workplace well-being is the current big buzzword. Mostly ignored in the past, workplace wellness is all the rage. But most leaders are doing it wrong.

In the name of employee happiness, and in response to in…Read More


Posted on 16 Apr

TEDxSacramento invited me to speak about what matters most to me. I chose to share the greatest secret to happiness and well-being I know and that I learned about through my research. I hope you enjoy it!

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