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Why I Take A Cold Shower Every Morning

Updated on February 1, 2021

I was introduced to the practice of taking cold showers for multiple health benefits by a good friend in graduate school more than 20 years ago. I still remember the shock of giving it a go for the first time in the middle of a harsh winter in a suburb of Chicago. My body immediately began hyperventilating as I summoned all of my resolve to take on that icy cold water from Lake Michigan. Beyond the initial moment of impact, what I remember most was a deep sense of satisfaction afterward for getting through the experience. Read more

 

How to Make Tomato and Chickpea Soup

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If you're keen on making simple, healthy, delicious, and budget-friendly meals, this tomato and chickpea soup is a must-try. To make six generous servings of this nutrient-rich soup, the ingredients shouldn't cost you more than around five dollars. Amazing, right?

Here's a look at the components: Read more

 

Can Selfish People Change?

From Our Mailbag:

Hi Dr. Ben,

I've been following your blog for many years and have found so much comfort in similar experiences that we've had with family and friends. I'm writing with hope that you can tell me your opinion on an issue that has been gnawing away at me since I was a teenager.

I have an older brother who I'll call Sam. I'm too exhausted to dance around this so I will simply say that he's the worst person I know. He's a real creep. Allow me to explain why. Read more

 

Exercises For Stiff Wrists and Fingers

This is a close-up look at a simple routine you can do daily to keep your fingers, wrists, and elbows healthy.

If you have any questions, please use the comments section below the video at our YouTube channel:

https://youtu.be/8Z9Yvv5rIUQ

I hope you find this routine helpful! Read more

 

The Magic of Minimalism

If this look at Fumio Sasaki's shift to minimalism has you curious to learn more, I think you'll enjoy his book:

Goodbye, Things

In decluttering our lives and saying goodbye to most material possessions that we truly don't need, there is so much to gain in freedom, focus, and a spirit of gratitude. Read more

 

My Work Space and Penchant For Minimalism

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After mentioning my favourite chair and a couple of adjustable standing desks in my last newsletter, I had a few readers ask me to share what my work station looks like. Read more

 

Winter Cleanse

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Traditional cleansing programs that call for freshly pressed juices, raw foods, and even room temperature water with lemon juice, maple syrup, and pepper may work for most people when the weather is warm, but how do you experience an effective cleanse without feeling exceedingly cold and frail during late fall, winter, and early spring? Read more

 

Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Raspberry Cups

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For times when you crave Reese peanut butter cups but don't want your health to pay the price that comes with them, you might find all the satisfaction you're looking for with the following simple recipe for chocolate, almond butter, and raspberry cups. Read more

 

Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

With an exercise ball and a towel or exercise band, you can do both of the simple mobility exercises shown in this video as a daily wake-up for your spine and shoulders.

When rolling back on the ball to encourage extension of the spine, aim to roll back to a point where your legs are fully straight and extended at the knees with your feet remaining on the ground. Read more

 

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