Tag Archives: Stress

The Unexpected Benefits of Meditation

When people first become interested in mindfulness practice or meditation, it’s usually for stress relief or relaxation. The problem with this is that after the immediate reason for practice is alleviated, the motivation to practice wanes, until the next bout … Continue reading

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The Quest for Perfect Health (Control)

Having spent a great deal of my life trying to cope with everything from allergies, to headaches, stomachaches, gluten intolerance, and now Hashimoto’s, I’ve read and searched a great deal about health – pretty much ever since there’s been an … Continue reading

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Good Reasons to Take Relaxation Seriously

I recently ran across this excellent description of what happens with your autonomic nervous system and how it affects your body and brain under chronic stress from the Wisebrain website. The website is a nonprofit effort of Rick Hanson and … Continue reading

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Sleep Matters, But Your Bedtime Probably Matters More

I was reminded recently (and for the 78th time) that getting to bed by 11 changes how I feel in the morning, regardless of how many hours of sleep I get. It’s been a bit of a challenge to get … Continue reading

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Mindful Positivity

Have you noticed this gift we all have for identifying imperfection? I consider myself to be a certified expert, despite my lack of proof. Though, I suppose my graduate degree in policy analysis could support my case. We spend oodles … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Omega-6, and Magnesium

I’ve been away too long and I have so much to tell you but not enough time for all of the details, so I will start posting daily until I’ve brought you up to speed withe everything I’ve learned since … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with right now?

I have become acutely aware lately of how many moments I spend wanting to be somewhere else or at some time in the future. When I am in the mood to, and I remember to be present, it’s pretty easy … Continue reading

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