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Is Someone You Know Struggling With Depression?

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Is Someone You Know Struggling With Depression?

Can Mindfulness Help With Depression? mind·ful·ness 1.  the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. 2.  a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Mindfulness can have an immense impact on our lives whether we are healthy and just stressed out, or whether we are depressed.   A study that was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology a few years ago found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy could help people with depression keep away from...

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What Makes Us Healthy And Happy?

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What Makes Us Healthy And Happy?

Focus On What Truly Makes You Healthy & Happy...  What makes you most content and fulfilled on your journey throughout life?Who should you spend your days with?And where should you focus your time and energy?Harvard researcher, and psychologist Robert Waldinger is the director of an unprecedented 75 year old study. The study is on Adult Development, and involves 724 adult men.Now, that's a long and persistent study!The study focuses on how to have a long and fulfilling life. Something I'm sure we're all looking for. I know that I am.Here's the awesome TED Talk from Dr. Waldinger -> What Makes A Good Life?In his talk, he shares 3 important lessons learned from the study, as well as some practical wisdom on how...

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What Happens To Your Body When You Do Yoga?

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What Happens To Your Body When You Do Yoga?

  THIS ANCIENT PRACTICE IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT. For decades now scientists have been praising the benefits of aerobic exercise, such as running or cycling, for the wonderful health benefits and good feelings that these activities provide us. Benefits such as better sleep, improved mood, greater energy, and lower risk of disease. However, there is another form of exercise that may do even more for us (including weight control), and that is yoga. The list of benefits that yoga provides is very long and very impressive!   This study goes...

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Is Meditation For Losers?

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Is Meditation For Losers?

5 Reasons Why Meditation Is For Losers! Today I'd like to share with you a quick read on why I'm definitely becoming a loser. The more time that I spend in silence - whether walking in nature, sitting on my cushion, or just practicing being present in the moment (mindfulness) - the more baggage that I lose. Here's Juan Alvarez and today's post: As with most things in life, we tend to approach meditation with a “how can I get what I need?” mentality, looking to obtain something that we don’t have. For some, that may be a moment of relaxation...

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Are You Aware Of Your Breathing?

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Are You Aware Of Your Breathing?

  INCORRECT BREATHING CAN PROVE VERY COSTLY TO YOU   We have been breathing since the day we were born, and surely we will be breathing till the day we die. But, have you really given much thought to your respiratory system? And are you really conscious of your breath? Perhaps it’s time we put some focus on our breath, and the amazing benefits that can be had by proper breathing techniques. Most of us are so busy in our daily activities and busyness that we hardly give any notice to our amazing body and the many functions that are occurring at...

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