Author page: Emily Voss

Tips For Meditating For The First Time

Tips For Meditating For The First Time

One of the most common things I have noticed about the transition from not believing in the power of meditation and holistic medicine is that most people refuse to “believe it until they see it.” A lot of people feel that they don’t have it in them, or they decide before trying it that it is not for them. I…

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The Benefits of Journaling

The Benefits of Journaling

Stress is like a big pimple. Everyone gets one at one point or another, and it sort of sticks around until you figure out how to make it go away, but until you figure that out, you are in for a ride with a lot of discomfort along the way. One of my favorite ways to expedite the “pimple process”…

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Daily Practices

Daily Practices

A habit is something you practice repeatedly until it becomes second nature; you don’t have to think about it.  To cause change in yourself and your life start with your way of thinking and then follow with action.  Change seems difficult when people try to make huge adjustments.  But taking one step at a time with daily practice produces big…

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The Power of Breath

The Power of Breath

For most people, breathing is an automatic unconscious and subconscious function.  Yet there are people who master this autonomic function with conscious breathing, thus producing the ability to relax, to withstand extreme conditions, and to be mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy. Wim Hof, Leonard Orr, and other breath practitioners have shown that certain breathing techniques can dramatically increase longevity.  Scientists…

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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is defined in various ways:  reflection, contemplation, focusing the attention on silence, inner listening, a mantra or affirmation, the breath, or merely observing.  Because there are different kinds of meditation, beginners may find the prospect of learning to meditate confusing. Mindfulness meditation is a simple way to begin a practice.  It involves observing the breath and the thoughts in…

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