December 2012: Be Good to Yourself

December 2012: Be Good to Yourself

Well Informed

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How Visualization Can Make You Stronger

Recent studies show the effect of mental strength on physical strength.…continued

Well Informed

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Raised on Stress

How parents' stress can affect children's genetic makeup.…continued

Well Informed

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The Health Dangers of LED Lights

How too much blue light in LED light bulbs can affect sleep, mood and cancer-fighting…continued

Well Informed

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For Love and Money

Why couples who focus on mutual core values are happier.…continued

Features

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Getting Fit for a Cause

Looking for new fitness motivation? Find it in a feel-good charity event — one that…continued

Thoughts From the Founding Editor

The Case of the Lost Laptop

Editor in Chief Pilar Gerasimo on how screwing up can sometimes be a blessing in disguise.…continued

Expert Answers

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Expert Answers on Refined Carbs, Breaking Your Slump and More

Fitness editor Jen Sinkler asks the experts what counts as a refined carb, if housework…continued

Nutrients

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Natural Ways to Fight Heartburn

Are your eating and drinking patterns giving you heartburn? Are over-the-counter…continued

On the Cover

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Gretchen Bleiler’s Life in the Sweet Lane

Olympian Gretchen Bleiler loves a good challenge, but she's also learned the hard way when…continued

Big Ideas

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Refine Your Life

Discover Pilar Gerasimo’s practical framework for fine-tuning any part of your life.…continued

Balance

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11 Ways to Experience Holiday Joy

Rediscover the real source of the holiday season’s magic.…continued

Renewal

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Overcoming Party-Hosting Anxiety

Opening your home to guests for the holidays? Here are a few tips to avoid…continued

Features

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Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Care

Why the ancient healing art of Ayurveda is winning modern fans.…continued

Features

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Get Your Groove Back

Dr. Frank Lipman on why finding your body’s natural sleep cycle and circadian rhythms is…continued

Video

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Behind the Scenes With Gretchen Bleiler (Video)

Go behind the scenes at the January cover shoot with professional snowboarder Gretchen…continued

How I'm Doing It

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A Blessing in Disguise: Jay Stewart’s Success Story

How healing Jay Stewart's badly injured knee helped her more fully appreciate her…continued

Confident Cook

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Redefining Decadence With Gluten-Free Desserts

Gluten-free desserts have gone mainstream — with good reason. The best recipes are…continued

Head Out

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Wallowing in Relaxation: Therapeutic Mud Treatments

3 ways to immerse yourself in the rich health benefits of mud.…continued

Meditations

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Letter From the Founder-Perspective

Living Up to Our Promises

A commitment to self-care may be the first step in showing up for others — and in living…continued

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