Madrid Tourist Information You Should Not Miss

Let’s say your time is out and you should plan a new vocation. It’s the high time to walk along the streets of Madrid, visiting the big museums and small galleries, discovering the local lifestyle, Spanish culture and traditions as well as taste the most delicious national food of this crazy and awesome people. Today we’ll give you the most useful information you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Madrid. How to Get to Madrid from Airport There are some common ways of traveling to the center of Madrid from…

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Unlikely Inspiration – Scott Barry’s RISE

I was disappointed when we canceled our Sedona Retreat earlier this year, but things happen for all sorts of reasons – and even bad luck can become good fortune in hindsight. Matt and I took a trip to Arizona anyways and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. We were in a gorgeous location, spent time with good people and learned a lot. Happy Living hosted a free event at our friend Karen Conover’s Tae Kwon Do studio. The first part was Matt’s speech about Turning Inspiration Into Action. His talk…

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Slow the Flow of Chemicals

Watching the powerful documentary, Unacceptable Levels, I was shocked to learn the average person has over 200 synthetic industrial chemicals in their body. With further research, I learned more about the damaging health impact of so many toxins in our bodies. Specifically, three resources motivated me to slow the flow of chemicals in my household: Dr. Leona Allen’s video on cellular inflammation. In simple language and less than 8 minutes, she explains how the flow of chemicals, sugars, and bad fats is damaging our cells and causing the epidemic rise…

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Guest Post: Treat Sleep as a Priority for Your Wellbeing

How many hours of sleep do you get each night? I try to get at least 7 hours on the weekdays, but there are times when I prioritize my to-do list over my slumber. Last month we shared a guest post from Dr. Sult with 8 important reasons to get enough sleep. Today, he explains why it’s so important to treat sleep as a priority for your wellbeing. Dr. Tom Sult is board-certified in family medicine and integrative holistic medicine. He practices functional medicine and strives to find the fundamental…

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8 Important Reasons to Get Enough Sleep

As the days get shorter, it is a good time to examine how everyday habits impact our wellbeing. We hear about the importance of diet and exercise, but there’s a lot more to leading a happy, healthy life. My two favorite healthy habits are hydration and sleep. Without them, I feel an almost immediate impact on my mental acuity and mood. If I start feeling like I’m on the verge of getting sick, I increase my sleep and drink more water. Sometimes when I’m stressed or overwhelmed, the best cure…

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Why the Gut is Primary to Your Health

According to Dr. Tom O’Bryan, the autoimmune mechanism is the number one cause of illness and death in the world1 and the three conditions that lead to autoimmunity are: Genetic vulnerability Environmental triggers Permeability of the intestinal walls and of the blood-brain barrier He insists that we have to create an environment in our micro-biome so it’s strong enough to withstand the assault of environmental triggers and prevent permeability. I have two goals for this post: to make that last sentence easy for you to understand and to encourage you…

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How One Inspiration Transformed the Way I Sleep

I believe inspiration can hit me in any form, from anywhere, and at anytime… but this one surprised me. Sitting on my back porch this past summer, watching Super Soul Sunday on my computer, one of the most powerful women in the world inspired me to sleep only with my wife. Oprah Winfrey was interviewing Arianna Huffington, founder of the popular Huffington Post. They were talking about Arianna’s #1 New York Times Best Seller, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.…

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Family Nurse Practitioners Are More in Demand Than Doctors

It’s long been the practice of many hospitals and the healthcare sector to hire or recruit primary care doctors when they need to fill in vacancies in their medical staff. Internists and family physicians were the most in-demand. Lately though, this hiring pattern of putting more importance on internists and family doctors when it comes to filling medical staff positions has changed. Today, nurse practitioners have moved up the ranks, and are sometimes even ranked above doctors with specialties on the “looking to hire” lists. Just like physician assistants, they…

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