Gym Membership vs Home Gym – Does working out at home really work?

Pros and Cons Gym Membership vs Home Gym. How much is a home gym?

Own Your Best focuses intently on the most powerful ways to live your best life. It’s critical to balance a positive mindset with physical health and wellness. This includes incorporating a solid, consistent workout routine. It’s common to think that to get or stay in shape you have to join a gym. If you’re here, you’re likely wondering, ‘Does working out at home really work?’…

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10 Ways How To Not Be So Hard On Yourself – Take Our Advice Quiz

How to stop being too hard on yourself. Man overthinking.

As a wellness researcher and writer, I’ve benefited from a lot of self-examination. Yet even though I have grown and become more self-compassionate, I can still fall victim to excessive self criticism. Why? Because knowing how to not be so hard on yourself takes practice. Mistakes can be so discouraging. They can set your self-esteem back for days, possibly longer. But you can give yourself…

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How to Stop Excessive Worrying

How to stop excessive worrying

Give me a someone who never worries and I’ll give you oceanfront property in Kansas. Point is that you’re not alone – everyone worries now and then. But when worry becomes all consuming and affects your emotional and physical well-being, then knowing how to stop excessive worrying needs to be a priority. There’s so much to balance and lots of uncertainty in life which makes…

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Overcoming Complacency in the Workplace – 5 Ways to Motivate Negative Employees

Complacency in the workplace - man alone at laptop

Today more than ever, there’s a common source of angst in people trying to make a living – and a life. It’s the disconnect for many between personal and career fulfillment. This is often a catalyst for negativity and complacency in the workplace. While complacency can be anyone’s problem, when it afflicts your employees it becomes your problem too. Workplace complacency often falls under the…

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So You Feel Like Crap – Here’s How to Stay Positive… No Matter What

How to stay positive when things are bad

When your mind, body and soul are all in sync, it’s pretty easy wear a smile and mean it. But what happens when things get so crappy that “why me” becomes your morning mantra? There’s more than one way to feel, be and stay positive. Here’s how!

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Overcoming an Approval Seeking Personality and Low Self Esteem

Approval seeking personality low self esteem

Struggling with low self esteem or an approval seeking personality? You are not alone. It’s common to want to feel validated at times. But if seeking approval is when your self esteem and overall well-being are riding on the opinions of others, it’s time to learn how to let go of this temporary high. To put a stop to seeking validation from the outside, you…

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Living in the Present Moment Everyday Tools and Practices

Focus on the present moment and see what's out there

Wanting to live in the now isn’t enough. Like anything new, present moment living needs commitment and daily practice. Think of exercise as an integral support to your heart. Being present and exercising mindfulness in everyday life are a critical components to well-being. So here are everyday tools and practices that will keep you living in the present moment. Living in the present moment everyday is…

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Blogger Recognition Award for Own Your Best!

While I enjoy researching and writing, this is an especially exciting and meaningful post to pen (okay type)! I was recently nominated for this Blogger Recognition Award by Wanderlust With the DeVaulls. I connected with the DeVaulls recently on social media. Very quickly I came to realize not only the awesomeness of their website but as a fellow blogger, they are also a great support to…

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