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Why doing a little bit of this everyday will radically improve your life . . .

You may face situations that are challenging and perhaps even overwhelming each day.   You may be “tested” at the expense of your inner peace and personal resources.  Illness, the loss of loved ones and simple everyday experiences like bumper to bumper traffic can provoke feelings of pain, sadness, frustration and anger.  Such experiences not only…

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How simple mindfulness practices can help you to enhance your wellbeing and reduce your distress . . .

Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally bringing your attention to your here and now experiences with an attitude of curiosity, openness and non-judgment.  Many studies have shown that mindfulness practices can help you to reduce stress, worry, symptoms of binge eating, many anxiety disorders and ADHD.1, 2 Mindfulness practices, including yoga, yoga breathing exercises and qi…

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What’s inside your gut may be the reason for your poor health . . .

Many health conditions and psychological symptoms originate in your gut.  Your enteric nervous system, or “second brain,” is home to an abundance of neurons and produces an array of neurotransmitters. It is also where trillions of microorganisms (collectively known as your gut microbiome) reside.  You are, in fact, only 10% human as each of these…

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How externalizing your awareness can rein in your mind’s stories . . .

If you experience bouts of anxiety, worry and depression or you obsess with unproductive and painful thoughts, you’ll likely benefit by learning to cultivate and externalize your awareness.  You may believe that suppressing what your mind tells you or replacing your mind’s stories with better thoughts or self-affirmations will lead you to live your life…

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Why mindfulness meditation can help you to transform your life . . .

If you struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression, you very likely also are your own worst critic, judge yourself harshly and negatively compare yourself to other people.  You may engage in this behavior believing that this is an effective way to motivate yourself to do better, as a habit that you picked up somewhere…

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What are you thankful for today?

Gratitude is holding the attitude and expression or acknowledgement of the positive aspects in your life. Acknowledging your basic needs, material goods, friends, family and loved ones.  A simple and easy practice that is customary in many world traditions.   Several psychological studies have found that when you cultivate gratitude you are more likely to…

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Now listen to this; right hear, right now.

Unless you’ve been living in a remote cave or have taken a vow of silence (both possibilities, but not probabilities), you probably have an affinity for and derive some pleasure from music.   And unless you’re fully and consciously creating the life that you envision for yourself, you have not caught my play on words in…

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How to rekindle the fire that burns inside . . .

You are fundamentally an energetic being and you respond to your environment.  Every cell in your body has organelles known as mitochondria that extract nutrients from the foods that you eat and make energy though a biochemical process known as cellular respiration.  These energy “power plants” are more accurately defined as ancient microbes that have…

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What to Do When Depression Strikes in Seniors

What to Do When Depression Strikes in Seniors Mental health conditions don’t discriminate, and they can affect any demographic. However, depression is common for older adults. Contributing factors for depression in seniors include a diminished sense of purpose, physical health issues, fear of death, loss of loved ones, and isolation. Because it’s a treatable condition,…

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How to get back in sync with your body’s need for sleep . . .

How to get back in sync with your body’s need for sleep . . .

If you are like many people, the shift in time and “springing our clocks forward” with the passing of day light savings time arrived with a loss of an hour of sleep, a decrease in energy, forgetting important meetings you had planned to attend and the inconvenience of having your day hit by an unexpected…

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