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Health, Happiness, and the Pursuit of Restful Sleep

Reading Time: 3 minutesSleep is the time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. When you’re exhausted, you sleep. When you get sick, you sleep it off. When you’re stressed, you sleep so you can wake up to a fresh day. When you’re in pain, you sleep through it. We use sleep as a way to alleviate many ailments, so it’s no surprise that improper sleep can make things worse. A good night’s rest lies within your mattress.

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Native American Candidate Deb Haaland on Her Historic Campaign for Congress | NowThis

Reading Time: 1 minute‘We are 3% of the American population and .03% of elected offices in this country’ — Deb Haaland could make history for Native Americans with her campaign for Congress. »
Native Americans make up 3% of the population and .03% of elected offices in the United States. Native American woman and Democrat Deb Haaland is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico and she could be the first Native woman to join Congress. Haaland is on the cusp of making Native American history and bringing progressive politics to Congress.

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How to Prevent Sex-related Injuries

Reading Time: 2 minutesThink of sex like a contact sport; when an athlete increases their workout intensity they should also increase their amount of stretching, water intake, and protection against harm or injury. And after a tiring workout, a mindful athlete will also increase their level of after-care and rest in between bodily exertion. Sex is a type of contact sport, one that also requires us to be risk-aware.

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Self-care and Sanity After Domestic Violence

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are on a path of healing after domestic abuse, it’s important to take the time to care for yourself. After a difficult and turmoltuous  experience, self-care is incredibly important for one’s overall mental health. There are several basic but overlooked practices of self-care, including sleep, relaxation, stress reduction, and learning to say no. Keep reading to learn more about how to incorporate these into your healing process.

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There’s No Way To Win That War You’re Fighting

Reading Time: 3 minutesAccept the stuck. Accept the anger. Accept the wanting to control. 
Love each and every piece of your wonderful self as you are.
Right now. 

This is your life, your human experience. 
It is messy. It is wild. It is awesome.
 
Sometimes it will all fall into some beautiful balance. 
Sometimes, not so much. 

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What a Hot Yoga Class Can Teach You About Business, Life and Touching Your Eyebrow With Your Foot

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you constantly pull back from the edge,
you’ll never find out what you’re capable of.
How often does this happen in life?

We feel the awkwardness of doing something different, the discomfort of a new diet/workout schedule/business commitment, and we pull back.

We find an excuse to retreat to ‘normal’.

We never find out how far we can go.

The best way to lean into your edge is first to be aware that it’s there.

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Brian Benczkowski: 8 Things You Need to Know About the New Top Official at the DOJ

Reading Time: 3 minutesDoes this signal serious trouble for the Special Council’s investigation?

Yes. It does. 

Is it the beginning of the end?

It’s hard to say. I’m sure the Republicans and the Trump Administration would like to think so. However, it’s likely the momentum of the investigation will make it nearly impossible to walk it all backward in any substantive way. The real litmus test of where we are will happen at the midterms in November because, at the end of the day, the will of the people still runs a democracy, assuming we still have one.

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