More By: Ann Sanfelippo

Chronic Inflammation and Weight Gain

There are basically two types of inflammation: the good kind, which helps your body heal from injury or infection; and the bad kind, which is a chronic, “silent” killer. In fact, the bad kind of inflammation is increasingly found to contribute to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and weight gain, among other health problems.

The human body is remarkably adept at healing itself from injury and disease. When you sprain your wrist for example, the area will quickly become inflamed in a natural healing response. The resultant swelling of the area is your body’s response to injury, and effort to bring more blood and oxygen to the spot and heal it as quickly as possible.

This is good inflammation and you should allow […]

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Focus and Clarity are the Keys to Business Success

For the entrepreneur or small business owner, focus and clarity will be key elements in the success of your business. You will need to establish an image of your future that animates and drives you toward success, followed by a clear path to get there.

While this may seem obvious to many, it’s remarkable how few business owners actually have a vision of their own hoped-for future. Yet, without a vivid mental image of what you want your business to be at some point in the future, your odds of finding success are greatly diminished. Having a strong vision of your hoped-for future will give your business a clear focus, and can prevent you heading in the wrong direction.

Speaking practically, we’re […]

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Yoga for Pain Relief – Does It Really Work?

As recently as 10 years ago, if you approached your doctor complaining of back pain, you would essentially be sent to bed. For traditional medicine, rest was the prescription to back pain relief and, if that didn’t work… Well, you need more rest!

Contemporary treatments for back pain however, have become more holistic. Today, getting back into action and moving as soon as possible following painful incidents, injuries, and even many surgeries is the accepted practice. So yes, yoga for pain relief really does work.

According to the online publishing site for Harvard Medical School, “Yoga can help people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, low back pain, and many other types of chronic pain conditions.”

In fact, there are many studies […]

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How to Find More Time in Your Days

Ah yes… TIME!

The perpetual challenge for every entrepreneur is time: the time to run your business; the time to build a team; the time to recruit affiliates; the time to develop new products and/or services; and – how to find more time to work with more clients to boost income!

Why does client-work, the area in which you make your money, seem to come in last place? Where can you find the Time to do all the things on your daily plate: marketing, social media, email, kid activities, taking care of the house, taking care of YOU?

Even, maybe, god forbid – working with CLIENTS!

If you ever hope to Earn 6-Figures, working fewer a week, these are some of the questions you’re […]

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Here is Your Gratitude Prescription for Happiness

I have a pill that will make you happier, healthier, more optimistic, and more productive in all you do. You must take it daily but, it’s not a very large pill and is quite easy to swallow. I’ve even had quite a few people tell me it tastes good, so they enjoy taking it. However, it’s not cheap and I can’t help but wonder what this pill is worth to you. What would you pay for such a pill? What would such a prescription for happiness be worth to you?

In fact, I actually have something better than a pill!

Increasingly, there is research that tells us that an “attitude of gratitude” is a healthy choice. Being grateful makes us happier, more […]

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5 Fad Diets You Should Avoid

The definition of a fad is “an interest followed with exaggerated zeal” ( When it comes to fad diets though, it seems like “zeal” is not a strong enough word to describe the attachment some can develop toward their chosen weight loss path. Perhaps fervency and vehemence are more accurate. However we choose to describe such a commitment to a new diet, all too many people look for a magic bullet in order to lose weight, taking things on face value, and trusting almost anyone when it comes to nutrition, food, and diet.

According to an article at, there are currently 14 Fad Diets You Shouldn’t Try because, “From the impractical […]

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Web Content That Delivers Value: “What’s in it for me?”

Are you struggling to find success in the world of online marketing, using content marketing: web content designed to stimulate interest and curiosity?

There are a number of areas from which you can choose to focus your online marketing efforts: social media marketing, creating marketing videos, writing blog posts, email marketing, or “all of the above”. However, there is one thing that is fundamental to your success; you must create web content that delivers value to your visitors.

Far more important than the platform you choose to use for sharing your insights, the value of the web content you produce and publish will determine the long-term success of your content marketing campaign. Compelling, timely, relevant information is the kind of content that […]

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Instagram Engagement – How to Begin a Conversation

Social media has become such a popular marketing tool for a single reason – it allows you to engage your target audience in a conversation. As a marketing tool, Instagram engagement may be unsurpassed by any other platform.

In the world of online marketing, and particularly in the world of social media marketing, “engagement” is the hottest buzz word going. What does it mean? According to social media guru Jason Falls, engagement is defined as “communicating well enough that the audience pays attention.” Or, to put it more simply, engagement is a two-way conversation.

How to Use Instagram to Engage your Audience

I recently read in a blog post here that, “Your comments are your personality.” I […]

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Work/Life Balance: Who You Are vs. What You Do

When did “work/life balance” become the Holy Grail of personal satisfaction and fulfillment – as well as the domain of online coaches?

After all, it doesn’t seem an outrageous concept – work/life balance includes proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). Why would finding balance between the two be so difficult for so many?

I believe there is a mindset that has become pervasive in the West, and which has inevitably created dissatisfaction for many: let’s call it the dissonance between who you are vs. what you do. I use the word dissonance deliberately here because, you’ll never find balance between work and life if those two aspects of your self-identity are out […]

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Welcome to the Social Network – Instagram Strategies That You Need to Know

For anyone who’s been living in a cabin in the woods for the past half-decade or so, a cabin without Wi-Fi that is, a social networking site known as Instagram has made a huge impression. It’s an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to share pictures and videos on a wide variety of social networking platforms; including all the biggies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.

Why you need to know about Instagram Strategies

It’s been just over five years since Instagram was launched into the world yet it currently holds over 400 million active users, and was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion dollars in 2012, when the service was just a couple of years […]

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