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31 of the most adorable office dogs ever

With awesome benefits like stress reduction, better communication and reduced employee absenteeism, it’s no wonder more businesses are allowing animals in the office than ever before. In fact, 8 percent of firms allowed employees to work alongside their pups (and sometimes even cats) in 2015, up from 5 percent in 2013, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. Here are some of the most adorable office dogs ever, and kudos to these 15 companies for supporting this innovative employee benefit …

23 ways meditation can improve your life right now

I truly believe meditation can impact our lives in positive, astounding ways. I noticed this firsthand when my daily meditations and my animal Reiki practice helped me to fight breast cancer, twice. But I’m not the only one: Meditation is going mainstream, with more people than ever before jumping on board, eager to experience for themselves the amazing benefits of meditation that have been supported by scientific studies. Discipline yourself for astounding results.

The benefits are numerous and broad; in fact, meditation is almost like a “happy pill” that any of us can take, and it doesn’t cost a thing. The best part is, it’s easier than you think. It can be done anywhere; meditation doesn’t require a formal setup. You can do it while walking the dog, while in the pasture with your horse, while sitting still on a bench. There really is no wrong way to meditate, as long as your heartful intention is there.

If you haven’t found time to meditate lately, here are 23 reasons to put it back on the priority list. (I personally like to meditate with animals; how about you?) Check out these 23 ways meditation can improve your life right now …