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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Enjoy Your Mondays And Get Healthier Each Week

By March 25, 2013

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Many of you subscribe to my weekly newsletter, which is sent out every Monday and most Thursdays. (If you're not a subscriber, I encourage you to sign up--you'll get the latest articles, timely tips, stress-related research, and more, all delivered free to your inbox!) You may not know, however, that I am also the editor of About.com's Healthy Monday newsletter, a free weekly newsletter that provides simple, actionable steps for promoting greater health and wellness in your life. The beauty of this newsletter is that it covers many topics related to health, but always centers around doing just one thing each Monday that is proven to promote longevity and wellness. Also, the content of the newsletter comes from this site and from About.com Health's collection of other medically reviewed sites as well, to bring you research-backed tips from a variety of experts in all areas of health.

Last week, the topic was optimism, and this week's topic is vegetarianism. Here is a sample of recommendations you may have missed from the last newsletter--sign up now so you won't miss what's next! Below it are links to recent Healthy Monday newsletters Enjoy!

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  • The Benefits of Optimism
    There are several key differences between optimists and pessimists, and health and wellness are on that list! How can optimistic thinking affect your health and happiness? Learn the more about the benefits and traits of optimism, and see how you can develop a more optimistic frame of mind, from yours truly, Guide to Stress Management.

  • What Are Your Cognitive Distortions?
    As this article states, "you are what you think!" Here our Depression Guide, Nancy Shemplfeming, offers a collection of ways in which our mind can unwittingly distort our perceptions of what's going on in our lives and perceive these events as more negative than they actually are. Learn to identify and alter these distorted thinking patterns, and have a more positive frame of mind!

  • How To Practice Positive Thinking
    As this article states, "you are what you think!" Here our Depression Guide, Nancy Shemplfeming, offers a collection of ways in which our mind can unwittingly distort our perceptions of what's going on in our lives and perceive these events as more negative than they actually are. Learn to identify and alter these distorted thinking patterns, and have a more positive frame of mind!

  • Quiz: Are You An Optimist or a Pessimist?
    Your attributional or explanatory style is what determines whether you're an optimistic or a pessimistic thinker, which imacts your health, longevity, stress level, success, and overall wellbeing. This test is designed to measure this, and let you know how you can change your thought patterns for maximum benefits! Note: Optimism and pessimism aren't as obvious as you may think. To gain the most benefit from this test, take the whole quiz and then read the explanations as to why an answer shows a positive or negative explanatory style. You may be surprised!

Past Healthy Monday Newsletters

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