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On Eating Animals

I recently wrote “Confessions of a Carnivore,” about my month-long stint last August in vegetarianism.  To motivate me during the month, I read “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Froer, which gives a “too close for comfort” look at how our food is produced in the modern world.  Reading this book is like taking the red […]

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Mental Yoga: Why Psychological Flexibility is the Key to Your Wellbeing

In the last several years, psychology has been flipped on its head with the growth and popularity of positive psychology.  While psychology traditionally has focused on studying things we want less of such as depression and mental illness, positive psychology has focused on things we want more of: happiness, positive emotions, optimism, strengths, and meaning […]

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Diversification of Wellbeing

Any good financial advisor will tell of the importance of diversifying your portfolio.  Putting all of our money into one investment leaves us vulnerable to risk.  To protect ourselves, we diversify, investing some of our holdings in riskier investments and some in more stable investments.  This is the safest way to see our assets grow […]

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Mark Liponis

Four Big Ways Spas Contribute to Greater Health and Wellbeing

Just last week, I attended the New York Spa Alliance (NYSPA) annual symposium (see SpaTrade blog here) and was able to hear from Mark Liponis, the corporate medical director for Canyon Ranch, who spoke on “Why Wellness Pays.”  Liponis has a unique perspective as a physician who has been integrating medical services into the spa […]

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