January 2015, Volume 5, Issue 1

Happy New Year, SynerLINK friends,

This month’s lead article is a great piece that both dispels the myths about behavior change and offers science-based tips for making lifestyle improvements.  Bottom line:  Self-care is a marathon, not a sprint.

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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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December 2014, Volume 4, Issue 12

Happy December, SynerLINK friends,

This month’s lead article is an important piece on a concept I’ve heard referred to as “FOMO” – fear of missing out.  Busy-ness is not good for us, and it’s not good for kids, either.  This holiday season, I’m going to focus my attention on the things we’ve consciously chosen to include in our lives, instead of the things we’re “missing” by having made those choices.  Will you join me?

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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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November 2014, Volume 4, Issue 11

Happy November, SynerLINK friends,

I really love this month’s lead article.  Our own health and happiness truly start at home — positive family relationships contribute to health, while strained relationships are health risks.  This article describes a simple and elegant way to create family connection over the dinner table.  I’m looking forward to using this at our house.

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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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October 2014, Volume 4, Issue 10

Happy October, SynerLINK friends,

This month’s lead is a beautiful, powerful video that left me speechless.  It explores all that we give up when we let technology rule our lives.  Look up.  What are you missing?

If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward to friends or colleagues who may enjoy receiving it, as well.  They can click the links at the bottom of this newsletter to subscribe, or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or go to our home page:
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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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September 2014, Volume 4, Issue 9

Happy September, SynerLINK friends,

As the school year begins for many of our families, I believe it’s important to reflect on consciously on the choices they are making and how they impact our well-being.  This month’s lead article challenges some of our assumptions about our lifestyle, the choices available to us, and how busy we really are.  How would our days be different if we simply did one thing after another?

Colorado community members – Don’t miss my upcoming free talk on the 7 Foundations of Health and Happiness.  I’ll be speaking to the Northwest Metro chapter of Colorado Business and Professional Women this Wednesday, September 3rd at 6pm, at the Kokopelli Beer Company, 8931 Harlan Street in Westminster.  Hope to see you there!

If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward to friends or colleagues who may enjoy receiving it, as well.  They can click the links at the bottom of this newsletter to subscribe, or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or go to our home page:
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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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August 2014, Volume 4, Issue 8

Happy August, SynerLINK friends,

This month’s article explores the common story we tell ourselves about being too busy to exercise.  In truth, fitness actually improves your productivity, more than making up for the time you “subtract” from your other tasks to work out.

If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward to friends or colleagues who may enjoy receiving it, as well.  They can click the links at the bottom of this newsletter to subscribe, or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or go to our home page:
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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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July 2014, Volume 4, Issue 7

Happy July, SynerLINK friends,

This month’s lead articles are a pair lovely essays about embracing your body this summer.  What joyful things are you holding yourself back from because of your fears and self-judgments?  What would it be like to let those go, even for a little while, to embrace all the wonderful things your body can do, right now, just as it is?

Also, be sure to check out the link to a special radio show on PTSD, which I was honored to have been asked to contribute to.

If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward to friends or colleagues who may enjoy receiving it, as well.  They can click the links at the bottom of this newsletter to subscribe, or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or go to our home page:
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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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June 2014, Volume 4, Issue 6

Happy June, SynerLINK friends,

This month’s lead article is a collection of highlights of my media appearances and writings over the past year, including articles about SynerGenius programs and services.  This collection is especially for those who may not be active in social media, because I wanted to make sure everyone in our community was up on the latest happenings.

If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward to friends or colleagues who may enjoy receiving it, as well.  They can click the links at the bottom of this newsletter to subscribe, or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or go to our home page:
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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com.

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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May 2014, Volume 4, Issue 5

Happy May, SynerLINK Friends,

This month’s lead article is a really amazing paper on the tremendous impact of social support on our overall life satisfaction.  Having a strong social network was worth over $130,000 per year.  The bottom line: Friends are truly priceless!  How can you strengthen your social network this month?

If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward to friends or colleagues who may enjoy receiving it, as well.  They can click the links at the bottom of this newsletter to subscribe, or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or go to our home page:
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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com .

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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April 2014, Volume 4, Issue 4

Happy April, SynerLINK Friends,

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming “Master Time in the Real World” group, which starts this Thursday, April 3rd.  I’m also offering a $50 off last-minute discount for you as a valued SynerLINK community member, using the discount code SYNERLINK14.  Feel free to share this code with friends or family who might enjoy the group.  Bringing a friend is a great way to build extra support and accountability into the program – and to make your changes stick!

This month’s lead article is about a counter-intuitive piece of research supporting, of all things, making the choice to work through lunch.  Now, working through lunch or not taking enough breaks through the day isn’t something I normally recommend.  However, I think this research highlights a key principle for successfully achieving life balance that is a cornerstone of the 7 Foundations program – that everyone’s choices will be different and the “ideal” will look different for each individual.  While it helps to really look carefully at your reasons to work or rest in any given moment, once you’ve done that self reflection, it’s enough to consciously make your choices, and then embrace them.

If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward to friends or colleagues who may enjoy receiving it, as well.  They can click the links at the bottom of this newsletter to subscribe, or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or go to our home page:
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As always, I welcome suggestions, comments, or interesting links.  Please send to:  chelgason@synergeniusconsulting.com .

Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

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