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Tips For Meditating For The First Time
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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…

The Benefits of Journaling
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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”…

Daily Practices
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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…

The Power of Breath
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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…

Mindfulness Meditation
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…

Preventing Burnout
Meditation

Preventing Burnout

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Some signs of burnout are feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, irritable, unable to meet constant demands, powerless and hopeless. Over time, burnout can cause illness by lowering immunity and may lead to unhealthy habits like overeating or use of alcohol or drugs, to cope.  Eventually…

Sleepless in St. Louis
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Sleepless in St. Louis

You’re lying in bed after a long day. You had a crazy day at work or school, lots of commotion at home, and there are countless things coming up. But you made it through the day and you can’t wait to go to sleep. You complete your nightly routine, get in bed, and feel the weight of your body sink…

How to Live a FOMO Free Life
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How to Live a FOMO Free Life

FOMO:  Fear of Missing Out.  We’ve all heard of it, but for some reason we’re too proud to admit we are affected by it. You may not even realize you’re experiencing it.  That sad or jealous feeling you get when you see your friends socializing without you, or when you check Facebook and see tons of pictures of people having…

Dopamine and Our Cell Phone Addiction
Meditation

Dopamine and Our Cell Phone Addiction

We love our cell phones!  We’re able to be in constant contact with our friends, see what they’re up to, and respond to the things they do. We can like, comment, share, retweet, and respond in countless ways to others’ posts. How does this make you feel? Doesn’t it feel awesome when people leave nice comments on your pictures, or…