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Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Is your technology habit hijacking your brain? Fall, each year, signals the arrival of new Smartphones. And now we have either chosen to hold on to last year’s technology or move onto faster, better and more techno time. A serious problem exists, and is not going away until we rewire our own life. It’s no surprise that we are in the energy flow of mobile device attachment. Yes, attachment to our mobile devices. Do you know that at least 46 percent of participants in a Pew Survey from 2015 said that they “couldn’t live without” their devices. Snapchat, Instagram, and

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Be The Force of Positive Change

Be The Force of Positive Change

A woman’s life is an absolute tightrope walk.  The demands that society has placed upon her take a toll on not only herself, but on her family and society as a whole. Her ability to endure while raising a family and working endlessly is a telltale sign of her strength and stamina. But over time there is a decline in her energy pool due to continual changes and challenges occurring throughout  life. Nature has provided women with the innate wisdom to override such phenomena, we must learn to use it.  This process starts with “training your mind”.  Why? Because the

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9 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

9 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is one of those things that we can do without.  Our feelings of worry, apprehension or fear over something that may or may not happen in the future is all part of what we call anxiety.  And your are not alone.   The Brain And Behavior Research Foundation reports that 40 million American adults live with some anxiety each year. We all have experienced anxiety one time or another when we are not sure about our security or safety.  When we experience anxiety in our body we experience sensations such as heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach

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Root Up the Issue

Root Up the Issue

4 Steps to Root Up Our Issues We are all driven by our likes and dislikes, beliefs and non-beliefs, rights and wrongs. Our search for finding out how to be happy and healthy does not need to go any further than exploring our lifestyle habits. When we examine our habits not only of our body but of our thinking process we come to find that our reality is totally a product of all these habits intertwined. How many are in the habit of thinking positively or negatively? What drives our habits is our deep rooted fears. Anyone who is a

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5 Steps to Create A New Habit

5 Steps to Create A New Habit

5 Steps to Create A New Habit We all live with our habits.  They stem from how we sleep to how we get up in the morning.  Habits are both physical and mental – how we move, walk and talk; what we choose to see and hear; what and how we think. They’re rooted very deeply in our mind and create grooves so they go on operating without our awareness. I always suggest that when students want to make positive changes in their life that they create new habits.  The reason for this is because it is much easier to

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Focused Awareness Meditation: An Evidence-based Approach

Focused Awareness Meditation:  An Evidence-based Approach

Focused Awareness Meditation:  An Evidence-based Approach With the movement of the medical community in the direction of evidence-based practices it seems apparent that programs being introduced into the medical community uphold the standards. Meditation is considered part of complementary and integrative healthcare practices. 1 When we speak about Evidence-Based Meditation we are really talking about an approach to practicing meditation and its tools in which the practitioner is aware of the   in support of clinical practice and the strength of that evidence in conjunction with his or her patients’/clients’ values.  It combines the practitioners clinical knowledge with the knowledge

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12 Top Brain Foods

12 Top Brain Foods

We spend a lot of time thinking? About what?   How often do you think about how to nourish our brain? The brain is the transmitter for our mind to live in the world. Without a healthy brain we limit our experiences.  Our brain not only governs our capacity to think, learn, reason, and remember; it’s also the control center for virtually every other bodily process that we have. And, not surprisingly, it’s an organ that requires optimal nourishment. Most of us probably spend more time thinking about whether our food contains enough fiber for our GI tracts than we do

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Nourish Your Body, Balance Your Mind

Nourish Your Body, Balance Your Mind

Nourish Your Body, Balance Your Mind As I reflect upon the health crisis now facing us, I keep pondering on the concept that there are ancient healing practices that help people to maintain the health and happiness of the mind-body and spirit, if only they were understood and practiced we would ultimately discover the secret to health and happiness. I believe that each and every one of us has the innate wisdom to feel good, and I know from experience that the pathway to health and well being is not out of our reach.  We need three components to sustain ourselves

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8 Strategies to Boost Your Mood

8 Strategies to Boost Your Mood

8 Strategies to Boost Your Mood Depression is one of those things that we can do certainly pass on.  We have all  experienced the feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue and lethargy one time or another in our life.  The big Pharma companies have picked up on the issue but without cure.    It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans, roughly 7%, experience depression.  However, I believe that the numbers are much higher if dysthymia is included in this statistic.  With one in ten using antidepressants there seems to be no cure with conventional approaches, just management. Depression is nothing

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Diet and Nutrition for a Balanced Mood

Diet and Nutrition for a Balanced Mood

Diet and Nutrition for a Balanced Mood Recent evidence suggests that good nutrition is essential for not only our physical but emotional health. Research shows that  a number of mental health conditions may be influenced by dietary factors. The  body of evidence linking diet and mental health is growing at a rapid pace. One of the most obvious, yet under-recognized factors in the development of major trends in mental health is the role of foundation nutrients.  As well as its impact on short and long-term mental health, the evidence indicates that food nutrients play an important contributing role in the

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Diet, Nutrition and Disease Prevention

Diet, Nutrition and Disease Prevention

What does your diet and nutrition have to do with disease prevention? We are all driven by early detection practices to find cancer and other disease states.  The search for finding out what is wrong so that one can begin treatment earlier rather than later seems to be the trend.  This is intertwined with the concept of saving one’s life.   Can you imagine for a moment if the same energy and effort was put into educating people on the lifestyle opportunities that one must take to prevent a disease state. In addition, educating the public on the overuse of

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7 Brain Essentials to Focus and Remain Calm

7 Brain Essentials to Focus and Remain Calm

Focus, remaining calm and having a good memory seem to be what most people need to feel good. I have heard people time and time again fearful as to whether they will perhaps be one of the 10 million people who develop Alzheimer’s disease later on in life.  Although no one supplement can guarantee total brain health, I have listed some supplements that I have personally found useful in working with clients and my own diet.  This list is by no means all inclusive, just some that I have had success with working on the path to feel good.  Magnesium:

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