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10 Inspiring Quotes to Uplift You


  1. “I am not what I have done, I am what I have overcome.”


  1. “It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”


  1. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”



  1. “Expect nothing and appreciate everything.”


  1. Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly.” 65841d7ee520295544f9138b00818599
  1. “Life is like a cup of tea… it’s all about how you make it…”


  1. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”


  1. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”


  1. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein


10.  “Run free and fearless into the future.”


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5 Secrets for a Happy Winter

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  1. Stay Active! In the winter it can be difficult to find the energy to keep up with your fitness routine. To combat this, buddy up and find a friend who’s willing to tag along and motivate you. Winterize your workout routine and buy some winter workout clothes to help you muster up that extra motivation!
  1. Keep Social It can be awfully tempting to hide away and hibernate in the winter months, but it’s important to stay social! Socializing can be a powerful way to boost your mood and keep morale up during the winter months. Call up a buddy or two and hibernate together with some Christmas movies and hot cocoa, or engage in a winter activity like ice-skating!
  1. Eat Healthy During the winter months it’s natural to want to eat warm, heavy foods that fill us up. Fatty and sugary comfort foods can mess with your blood sugar levels and actually leave you crankier than before you indulged! Instead, indulge in foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains, veggies and protein!
  1. Light it up! The National Institute of Mental Health found that exposure to bright light in the early morning can be a powerful and effective treatment for seasonal depression. So as soon as you wake up, throw open your curtains and turn on all the lights in your bedroom! Additionally, scented candles or a fireplace also act as a calming, soothing feature in the evenings.
  1. Supplement The lack of sunlight among other things in the winter can leave a nutritional gap. It’s important to stock up on the appropriate vitamins before the winter months hit in order to stay as happy and healthy as possible. Vitamin D, fish oils, Vitamin B12 and a good multi-vitamin are all great ways to supplement your winter nutrition!

Do you have a special way that you keep positive and healthy during the winter months? We’d love to hear! Share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter page!

The 10 Most Peaceful Beaches from Around the World

Now that summer is over and the weather is starting to cool down, you’re probably dreaming of a beautiful beach paradise somewhere far away. All over the world, there are scenic beaches just waiting for you to escape to! We’ve collected some of the most peaceful photographs of our favorite beaches to help you find some relaxation in your daily life. Gain some inner peace as you look at these photos and meditate on the quieter moments in your life. Maybe you’ll even find the perfect spot for your next vacation!


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Coron, Palawan, Philippines.


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Sango Bay, Durness, Scotland.


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La Jolla Shores, San Diego, California.


Beautiful Mexican Beach
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Baja California, Mexico.


Beautiful Australian Beach
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Brighton Beach, Adelaide, Australia.


New York Beach
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Ditch Plains, Montauk, New York.


Beautiful Barbados Beach
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Palm and Rocks, Barbados.


Greece Beach
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Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkada Island, Greece.


Oregon Beach
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Cannon Beach, Oregon.


Barbados Beach
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The Crane, Barbados.

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Why Our Sterling Silver Series is the Perfect Fit for You

Have you heard? Our Sterling Silver Series of QRay bracelets are some of our most exciting options yet! These bracelets will help you look great and feel even better with a fantastic combination of style and comfort. The best part about our Sterling Silver Series is that each bracelet is uniquely designed to fit your lifestyle. Which one will you choose?

Pearl 925 Silver – The Fashionista

This sleek bracelet is perfect for you if you love putting together stylish outfits! Featuring a beautiful gemstone, the Pearl 925 Silver is lightweight and always looks classy. Bring a new level of elegance to your wardrobe with this form fitting piece. Wear it on your next night out or look like you just walked off the runway all the time!

Love Knot Sterling Silver – The Romantic

Do you love being in love? Are you fascinated by the awesome power of nature? Either way, this is your ideal bracelet if you find meaning in those larger than life feelings that bring us happiness! The Love Knot Sterling Silver is an amazing example of intricate modern design. This double banded silver cuff bracelet will always remind you of the important things in life and keep you focused on the positivity in your day!

Hammer Sterling Silver – The Athlete

You know the value of living right and looking good. The Hammer Sterling Silver bracelet is an excellent choice for your active lifestyle and can help you achieve balance between your fitness, wellness, and relationships. Crafted with a low profile design to allow for maximum function, this bracelet will fit your lifestyle as easily as it will slide onto your wrist. Find your center within your busy life and focus on what really matters!

Which bracelet will you choose? Let us know! For more QRay products, please visit our online store.

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Why You Should Drink More Water

Are you feeling tired, sore, and uncomfortable in your own skin? Believe it or not, the source of your problems may be that you aren’t drinking enough water. Staying hydrated has a wide variety of health benefits that can help you feel refreshed and improve your mood. To better understand the advantages of drinking more water, we’ve put together a helpful guide to improving your life with H20. It’s easy – just add water!

Feel Energized

One of the most noticeable signs of dehydration is feeling sluggish and fatigued. Water can give you a quick energy boost and bring you back to a normal level of alertness.

Control Your Weight

You may have heard this one before, but water is great for helping you control your calorie intake! Your body often can’t tell the difference between hunger and thirst, so sometimes drinking a big glass of water can help you feel fuller. Replacing drinks like juice and soda with water can also help you cut down on unnecessary calories.


Drinking more water can help your body push out more toxins and waste by encouraging sweating and urination. This can also help reduce the risk of nasty problems like kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Rejuvenate Your Skin

By staying hydrated, your skin will feel moisturized and fresh which will give you a youthful glow. A great way to easily look and feel younger!

Regulate Digestion

Water is a key part of the digestive process and can help keep things running smoothly. Improve the health of your gastrointestinal tract and prevent constipation by having a tall glass right now!

Relieve Aches and Pains

Headaches, migraines, joint pain, and back pain are all common side effects of dehydration. If you feel any aches starting to come on, start drinking up before it gets worse!

Have any more questions about how water can help you feel healthier? Don’t be afraid to ask!

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Simple Ways to Live a Stress-Free Life

It’s no secret: our lives are more stressful than ever. Modern society can be noisy, hectic, and overwhelming, but you shouldn’t let it get to you. Even though some stress can be unavoidable, there are many ways that you can change your habits to help you better deal with whatever life throws at you. Take a look at these simple, straightforward methods for living a more stress-free life!

Be an Early Riser

You already know that the early bird gets the worm, but did you know that the early bird also leads a less stressful life? Give yourself an extra 15 minutes in the morning to relax, read the news, catch up on social media, and think about your day. Leaving the house in a rush always starts your day off on the wrong foot, so walk out the door feeling calm and balanced instead. Your day will reflect your mood!

Stay Organized

Organized people are just people who are too lazy to go looking for something later! Keep all of your things in order and you won’t have to experience the stress of searching for them in the future. That old saying rings true: a clear desk is a clear mind! Keep both your workspace and your living space organized to feel more relaxed and in control.

Start a Hobby

Hobbies are not only a fun pastime, but also a great way to get your mind focused on things other than the stressors in your life. Try playing guitar, gardening, or painting – any activity that feels meaningful to you! You’ll find yourself feeling more fulfilled, at ease, and with less time to fret over unnecessary anxieties.

Exercise More

Exercise is great for your mind and even better for your body. Not only will you feel better about yourself, but you will also have a worthwhile distraction from your daily worries. Exercise also releases natural endorphins that will lift your mood and give you a more positive outlook on life!

Set Aside Alone Time

It can be difficult to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, but it’s extremely important to set time aside for yourself. Always focusing on the needs of others can be a stressful experience, so make sure you schedule yourself a bit of alone time to relax and think about your needs everyday.

How do you deal with your daily stress? Let us know below or share your tips with us on Facebook!

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How to Give Others a Happiness Boost

Ever heard the saying “A little goes a long way”? When it comes to making others happy, this saying could not be more true. A simple act of kindness towards someone is remembered forever. You never know, you may lift their spirits on a bad day, or help them through a difficult time. However, the recipient is not the only person that will feel good from your kindness – you will as well! Going out of your way to do something nice for others will give you an instant boost of positive energy.

Happify posted a great article where they share Dr. Zak’s (a neuroeconomist and professor at Claremont Graduate University) favourite ways to make others happy, while also reaping the benefits yourself.

Here are his 5 tips:

  1. Ask “how can I be of service to you?” – you’ll discover an opportunity to help
  2. Maintain eye contact
  3. Stop pretending you’re the only person in the box – always say hello to everyone, including strangers!
  4. Comment on their emotions
  5. Expand your use of the ‘L’ word – let your close friends and colleagues know that you ‘love’ them (if you’re comfortable with it, of course!)

Have a friend that’s been lacking positive energy lately? Maybe it’s time you surprise them with a QRay bracelet! It may help to give them that boost of positivity that they’ve been looking for. We want to hear what you do to make others happy! Share your favourite ways with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Paying It Forward

You may be only one person, but you have the power to make a difference. Just by doing one simple thing, you could dramatically change someone’s life for the better. Whether it’s by putting a smile on their face, or saving their life, paying it forward should become a part of your everyday lifestyle. Kindness and compassion go a long way. Not only will it help someone else, but you’ll find that your overall positivity will be at an all-time high.

Here are ten simple ways you can help others:

1. Hold open the door

2. Volunteer in your community

3. Donate blood

4. Share your umbrella

5. Pay for the order of the person behind you

6. Buy a meal or give money to a homeless person

7. Put money in the parking metre for someone else

8. Donate unused clothes and food to a homeless shelter

9. Help someone carry their grocery bags if they’re struggling

10. Mentor someone

Still want another suggestion? What about a QRay bracelet? Pass on the gift of positivity to a friend or family member to help them feel their best.

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Why Doodling Should Be a Part of Your Daily Routine

Do you doodle? Many people think that doodling is just an absent-minded task that wastes time. Believe it or not, there are actually a number of benefits to scribbling your signature all over your page (one of the most popular doodles).

It can help people stay focused and retain information. We tend to consider doodling as a form of daydreaming, but it actually requires a significant amount of brainpower. A research study of 40 participants found that the 20 people who were asked to doodle retained more information than those who did not doodle.

Think of it this way – when you allow yourself to doodle, you give yourself the opportunity to build creative thoughts and ideas. When listening to someone speak as you doodle, you’ll not only remember the information, but also build upon his or her ideas. You’re also helping to keep the brain active.

So, the next time you catch yourself doodling stick-figures, stars, your signature or whatever else it may be, don’t feel guilty! You’re actually working very hard.

The 22 Best TED Talks to Inspire Fitness, Health and Happiness

We all need a little inspiration every now and then. Watching a TED talk is a great (and free!) way to learn from the life lessons of a wide range of experts. Thankfully, Greatist has already curated 22 of the best talks in the fields of fitness, health and happiness! Enjoy!

Best TED Talks for Fitness, Health and Happiness Inspiration

Do you have a favourite TED Talk? Share your thoughts with us below!