Use of meditation for addiction (s)

Meditation has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of  addictions. It is a practice that involves focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity in order to achieve a greater perspective on life. There are several different types of meditation, but they all share the common goal of promoting greater objectivity  a deeper understanding of oneself […]

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Some Effects of Early Trauma in Relationships

Experiencing trauma in early life can have a ripple effect that extends into adulthood. Oftentimes, people who have faced trauma struggle with relationships because they replay harmful patterns learned in childhood. This can manifest in many ways, such as difficulty trusting others, feeling isolated, feeling shame, struggling with unresolved anger, being defensive or difficulty communicating […]

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Cognitive - behavior therapy and mindfulness

Cognitive – behavior therapy and mindfulness

Cognitive – behavior therapy and mindfulness have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety. Both types of therapy work by changing the way that people think about situations or events, helping them to see things in a more positive light and reducing their fears and worries.
One of the key components of cognitive – behavior therapy is behavioral[…]

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The Power of Belief

It’s no secret that having belief in yourself is one of the most important things you can do to achieve contentment and happiness. Belief just is.  It is the foundation of consciousness.  And, it is what gives rise to complex behavior and actions.  A person either believes they can do something or they believe they cannot.   The strength of one’s belief is one of the major factors in what determines the outcome of a situation[…]

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The physical/mental benefits of being in nature

Research has shown being in nature has a myriad of physical and mental benefits Physical Benefits Exposure to sunlight helps the body produce Vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones. Going outside has been shown to increase energy levels and exercise capacity, as well as decrease fatigue. Nature can help you to improve your […]

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The Emotional and Physical Benefits Of Friendship

In today’s world, everyone is looking for ways to optimize their physical and mental health. From eliminating processed foods from your diet to taking a daily walk, there are many small (and large) things we can do to improve our physical and mental health over time. But what most of us don’t realize is that one of the best pieces of advice […]

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general information about insomnia

General Information about Insomnia

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from Insomnia, you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be. Insomnia can lead to poor sleep quality, which can then lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating and focusing, and a host of other problems like anxiety and depression.  There are a few […]

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effects of yoga on anxiety and depression

The Positive Effects of Yoga on Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can have a negative impact on our quality of life.  If left untreated, anxiety and depression can lead to other problems such as substance abuse, physical ailments, and insomnia. Research has shown that the regular  practice of yogic asana’s (postures) and pratyahara (breath control)* are highly […]

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