The Benefits of Integrative Wellness

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Our physical health does not exist in a bubble. The mind, body, spirit connection is the trifecta of overall wellbeing and optimal health. In modern day life we are so scheduled and so rushed all of the time with appointments, social engagements, work, school, family, friends, we barely have time to sleep let alone consider self-care as anything more than a luxury. This is problematic thinking. Somehow taking the time to take care of ourselves has been labeled as selfish. The truth of the matter is that if you do not take care of yourself and put yourself first, at least once in a … [Read more...]

Your Self Awareness Guide

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The Why’s? Ask yourself why you are making the decision you are… what is your motivation? Often we make snap decisions without really understanding the basis behind them. Take the time to understand what drives you and your choices. STOP When faced with a choice or decision, it often feels like the response should be immediate. Look before you leap is a wise old adage. Before reacting, just stop. Pause. Wait… simmer a bit. This helps you to remain at cause rather than ending up at the mercy of effect. Explain Practice articulating how you feel without placing blame on … [Read more...]

Expressing Appreciation

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Do you take the time to tell and show your loved ones how much you care about them? In this fast-paced instant communication society things like simple hand written thank you notes have fallen by the wayside for many. Compliments: When you notice something positive about someone, take a moment to tell them, be it a stranger or a friend. You never know what kind of day someone is having, and one little compliment out of the blue could make their day or possibly even turn it around. How you really feel: Not everyone is a pro at expressing their feelings, for some, it is uncomfortable … [Read more...]

The Physical Effects of Meditation

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Often discussed are the spiritual and emotional benefits of meditation. But what about the actual scientific proof of how it can benefit you in your physical body? While the medical community all agrees that meditation should not be used as a stand-alone therapy or replacement for medical care, even the Mayo Clinic believes that it can be a useful addition to other treatments and may help with: Sleep problems Anxiety disorders Depression Asthma Cancer Heart disease High blood pressure Pain HIV Psoriasis There have been over 3,000 scientific studies on the benefits of … [Read more...]