Christie Mandia

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Christie Mandia is a graduate of The Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, N.C. She received a communications degree from Penn State University. When she is not writing or consulting, she enjoys being a part of local charitable organizations, such as the Academy of Music Restoration Fund, co-chairing the Academy of Music's 157th and 158th Anniversary Concert and Ball Young Friends Committee. She also loves to cook healthy, whole foods and spend time off at the beach. Most of all, she values time spent with her family.  For updates follow her at @christiemandia.

July 24, 2017

Mindful Mondays

9 life-mods to help ward off dementia

More than 50 million people worldwide are suffering from dementia and that number is expected to triple in the next 30 years. Because of these staggering statistics, medical researchers are beginning to more actively explore the ways in which people can minimize their risk of developing dementia later in life.

July 17, 2017

Mindful Mondays

From wounds to wisdom: Learn how to learn from the pain in your life

Clearly, everyone has a past. That past contains all of the experiences that you have dealt with along the way in your life. Dealing with those situations, both good and bad, have made you the person that you are today.

July 10, 2017

Mindful Mondays

Are you drinking enough water? Listen up ... your body can tell you

“How much water should you be drinking every day?”

July 3, 2017

Mindful Mondays

Start being more mindful of your independence today

For a number of reasons, our levels of independence/dependence vary throughout the course of our lives. Things happen, circumstances change and without warning, we can become more dependent on others. To some extent, this is unavoidable and exactly the reason why we are instinctually inclined to build a strong support system around ourselves via our friends and families.

June 26, 2017

Mindful Mondays

Eat your way to good health: the anti-inflammatory diet decoded

Here's a list of foods that cause inflammation and foods that decrease inflammation. It is important to be mindful of how you feed your body day in and day out.

June 19, 2017

Mindful Mondays

Anxiety 101: How to stop panic attacks in their tracks

The majority of people will suffer from symptoms of anxiety in some way, shape or form, at some point in their life. For many people, this anxiety presents itself as nothing more than a feeling of moderate worry often referred to as “butterflies in the stomach.”

June 12, 2017

Mindful Mondays

5 stretches for desk rats to keep the body feeling young

We have all felt the effects of sitting long hours at a desk or hunching over computers and phones on a daily basis. In fact, many of the every day postures we assume are putting significant stress on the back, leading to daily discomfort and eventually, to the chronic pain that millions endure.

June 5, 2017

Mindful Mondays

Take control of your stuff to boost your quality of life

Are you someone who holds onto things unnecessarily? Maybe you have a “junk drawer” in the kitchen that is filled to the brim, or perhaps your hall closet is overflowing with things that you have been meaning to sort through for months. If you feel like your “stuff” is starting to take control of you, then there's no time like the present to start getting control over your stuff.

May 29, 2017

Mindful Mondays

5 commandments to avoid summer party burnout – starting now

Here's how to preserve your mental and physical health this summer.

May 22, 2017

Mindful Mondays

Dealing with difficult people: Making the best of a bad dynamic

No matter how centered you are as a person, there are always going to be people who, through their words or actions, threaten to throw you off a positive mental track. It is so important to know that in these scenarios, you have the power to maintain control over your own personal happiness and you must exercise that control to preserve it.

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