Health and Wellness

“When we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

– Paulo Coelho


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Stay Balanced during Transitions

A couple years ago, I moved into a cozy, one-bedroom condo in DC—just barely larger than my college dorm room. Since graduating from college five years before, I had moved six times and changed jobs three times. I was tired of the whole process—throwing items last-minute randomly into bags, bribing friends with pizza and beer … Continue reading Stay Balanced during Transitions


Casually dressed in jeans and a t-shirt and sporting a Washington Nationals ball cap, Joshua Bell pulled out his 18th century violin, crafted by Antonio Stradivari, and artfully began playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Chaconne” amid the morning rush hour at L’Enfant Plaza. Three days prior, Boston’s Symphony Hall was filled with people excited to see … Continue reading THE MID-YEAR CHECKUP: IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE 2017 A YEAR TO REMEMBER

Green Smoothies: A Tasty Trend

Research indicates that increased vegetable and fruit consumption can have protective effects for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. A healthy diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, and green smoothies are an easy way to help you get your daily intake of “power greens” and fruits to boost your energy levels … Continue reading Green Smoothies: A Tasty Trend

The Happiness Equation: Research-Backed Ways to Enhance Happiness

In the pursuit of success, it is often assumed that happiness will follow once you achieve your goal or next steps – dream job, marriage, higher earnings. Research, however, suggests that happiness and positivity often precede successful outcomes. In his engaging and light-hearted Ted Talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work, Shawn Achor discusses the … Continue reading The Happiness Equation: Research-Backed Ways to Enhance Happiness