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7 Lifesaving Tips for Getting Off ADHD Meds, especially Vyvanse

7 Tips for Getting Off ADHD Stimulant Medication:I will tell you right now: You will feel sick and achey. You will feel depressed. You won't want to do anything. You will be mad at everyone and everything. You will crave your meds. Even with all this ahead of me, I felt prepared for it. I am lucky to have summers off which gave me plenty of time to adjust without the stress and responsibilities of work. But even if you are working full time while trying to stop ADHD meds, there's still ways of making it a more manageable experience.

Last month, after about seven years, I stopped taking my ADHD medication called, Vyvanse. The last post I wrote was all about my journey of starting up and being on Vyvanse. I promised readers a part 2 about getting off the medication, but I would like to wait a while longer before writing it. I …

9 Creative Ways To Reduce Waste

I can't believe I had not thought of these earlier!

That one little snack of blueberry yogurt you devoured in two minutes yesterday will cost the planet 500 years of work, so will the one Diet Coke you had years ago. At least the banana peel from this morning will only take about 3 or 5 weeks to decompose. But how disgraceful is it that one …

Melanoma: Another Reason For Me To Stop Drinking White Wine

new studies show an even more dangerous association with white wine which affects both women and men. Drinking white wine can increase the chances of getting the dangerous skin cancer, melanoma.

White wine is a thick slice of your favorite birthday cake waiting for you in the fridge, a chilled, sweet taste of stress relief. After a long day, sometimes a handful of dark chocolate M&Ms or a good workout doesn’t quite cut it for me. White wine is a very specific vice because other types …

6 Elite Skin Care Products You Can Find In Your Kitchen

Meandering around the skin care aisles of any store that sells beauty products, whether CVS or Nordstrom, one thing is certain: the best skin care products claim to be the most nourishing or the most natural. There are also the skin care companies that boast about the science and chemicals behind their products, but even these don't forget to highlight their natural ingredients. Inspecting eighty dollar jars of face cream, I notice phrases like "made with real aloe" or "rich with antioxidants like vitamin C."

Meandering around the skin care aisles of any store that sells beauty products, whether CVS or Nordstrom, one thing is certain: the best skin care products claim to be the most nourishing or the most natural. There are also the skin care companies that boast about the science and chemicals behind their products, but even …

Your Yoga Cheat Sheet

Yoga forces you to slow down and contemplate your own life. In times of worry or anxiety, twenty minutes of yoga will lower your stress levels, boost your immune system, improve your posture, empower your self-confidence and so much more

“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.” ― Amit Ray. Guru, Ray, paints a precise picture of yoga with his metaphor. Through this quote, one can begin to understand the difference between yoga and basic exercise. Both poetry and prose are forms of writing, just as yoga and aerobics are forms …

8 Easy & Fun Weight Loss Hacks

Obsessing over weight loss can backfire, either physically, with the inevitable binge eating or mentally, by adding to stressful thinking. It shouldn't consume your mind. Perhaps it's time we modify our social views on fitness in order to appeal to more people (I mean, we're not all Olympic athletes that may benefit from extreme fitness thinking). Counter to common "fitspo" (aka fitness inspiration imagery) phrases, losing weight does not have to be painful in order to be effective.

Sweating, suffering, calculating, punishing are all anxiety ridden words we associate with the process of “losing weight.” Phrases like “the pain is worth the gain” or “you don’t get the a$$ you want by sitting on it” are intimidating and confusing, implying that exercise or weight loss is only for the toughest. This popular attitude …

8 Hacks For Improving Your Mood

My mood determines the fate of my day with more tenacity than my schedule. A negative mood lowers my productivity and the quality of my work; it can also just as easily tarnish a day at the beach. Whether it's a lazy mood, an over elated mood or a "bummed out" mood, a mood will take over the helm of your ship and sail into seas you never meant to visit. While moods feel like powerful dictators of our day, in the end, they are simply thoughts gone rogue or feelings left unanswered.

My mood determines the fate of my day with more tenacity than my schedule. A negative mood lowers my productivity and the quality of my work; it can also just as easily tarnish a day at the beach. Whether it’s a lazy mood, an over elated mood or a “bummed out” mood, a mood will take …

5 Best Free Yoga Videos For Beginners

You are free to start the journey of yoga right here.

It’s hard to describe the afterglow one feels after completing a yoga practice. It’s not euphoria or sedation. I can only compare it to a new morning, regardless of the actual time. It’s that refreshing optimistic state one encounters at the start of a new day, but without the sunrise. It’s as if each yoga …

Why You Should Try Hiking in Florida: A Basic Guide and Resource

Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter the muddy uphill of Appalachia or the rocky walkways of Costa Rica, you can find environments flourishing with vibrant trails to explore

I know. It’s hot, flat, subtropical and sometimes muggy. Why, how and who wants to hike in Florida? However, the state and its seal tell a different story. Unexpectedly, the flat and swampy state offers one of a kind areas and trails that are very well suited for adventurous family hiking. While you may not encounter …

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