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August 2015

Apps designed for mindfulness

3 Must-Have Mindfulness Apps

Although technology is known as a great distracter, it also has allowed for the creation of some terrific tools to help fine-tune your mindfulness. If you’re looking for a way to become more mindful, read about these three apps designed to help.

Alanis Morissette Enjoys the Moment

Alanis Morissette Savors the Moment

By: Robert Piper

Singer-songwriter, mother and mindfulness maven Alanis Morissette discusses her rise to fame, how she managed to ground herself after the release of her hit album "Jagged Little Pill," and the ways in which motherhood has changed her life.

What's your happy place?
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What’s Your Happy Place?

By: Shelley Levitt

It’s where you go when you need a mood boost, a recharge, a fresh perspective. It’s a break from chaos, a retreat from uncertainty, a shelter from stress, a shot of vitality. Everyone has their own happy place—what's yours?

33 Ideas for Happy Travels

33 Ideas for Happy Travels

Whether you are leaving on a jet plane or off to a weekend getaway, taking regular trips can be beneficial for your mental and physical well-being. Here is a list of our ideas for you to do, read, watch, and contemplate in your daily travels.

The true spirit of Aloha

Not So Blue Hawaii

By: Nanette Pelletier

One family in Hawaii humbles us by coming together to feed the homeless, showing us the true the meaning of the words "Happy Act."

Top 3 Reasons to Travel With Your Kids


Top 3 Reasons to Travel With Your Kids

By: Carrie Simmons

If you didn't travel with your own parents, you may be reluctant to start the tradition. But the rewards of taking your kids with you on trips—whether in the next county over or an exotic locale—are well worth it.

Get your kicks on Route 66

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You Can Still Get Your Kicks on Route 66

If you’re thinking about embarking on that great American road trip this summer, why n
Upping Your Downtime


Upping Your Downtime

By: Anna Dubrovsky

We’ve all been there: We spend weeks and even months anticipating that dream vacation, only to return to work afterward feeling like we need a few days off. Find out how to unplug, relax and make the most of your downtime instead.

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