Health & Spirit

The Biggest and Best Thing You Don't Know About Well-Being

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"Notice how you feel when you do these simple acts. You'll delight others, but you'll also find that you feel better, more energized and connected."

SUSPEND JUDGEMENT. This is a biggie when it comes to improving your connection to others and yourself. Stop judging! Everyone does it -- Gelb included, until he finally learned not to -- and this negativity gets in the way of our natural ability to connect. What to do? Become aware of the tendency, and nip it in the bud.

"Practice nonjudgmental awareness," writes Gelb.

"Learning to suspend judgment of self and others," he explains, "liberates tremendous energy for understanding and connection."

Connection! That's the Olympic-sized takeaway for today, because it's the master key to your overall well-being. Listen to others. Free yourself from like and dislike. Be fully present. Cultivate the art of conversation. Turn your attention to people, away from your devices.

"Loving connection," Gelb concludes, "is the underpinning of life."

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Amen to that.


"A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person." -- Dave Barry


Marilynn Preston is the author of Energy Express, America's longest-running healthy lifestyle column. Her new book "All Is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being" is available now on Amazon and elsewhere. Visit Creators Publishing at to learn more. For more on personal well-being, visit

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