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Outdoor Sensory Meditation

Outdoor Sensory Meditation

If you enjoyed the previous outdoor meditation (see previous post on Hacking The Benefits Of Meditation), and would like to expand your outdoor practice, the following steps can help guide your sensory experience. This sensory meditation is focused on the five senses: touch, sight, sound, smell and taste. It is also a useful practice for […]

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Hacking The Benefits Of Meditation

Hacking The Benefits Of Meditation

You’ve probably read in an article somewhere that meditation has numerous benefits to health and wellness. Indeed, a large number of studies have shown that meditation can reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, chronic pain, as well as improve overall quality of life. Yet despite growing recognition of these benefits, finding time to meditate is often […]

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Sustaining Happiness

Sustaining Happiness

The following article is my version of sustaining happiness.  It works for me.   I suggest that most of us have a common desire for the consistent presence of this emotion called “happiness” – a sense of well-being and lightness.  According to Eckharte Tolle, from ‘A New Earth’ he claims the 3 healthy emotions in […]

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Surfing While Pregnant: A Mother’s Perspective

Surfing While Pregnant: A Mother’s Perspective

  Surfing while pregnant is a controversial topic, as any expectant mother who continues to surf is likely to attract disapproval, both in and out of the water. Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer and well-known shark attack survivor (lost her left arm), recently attracted controversy by surfing while six months pregnant. Media attention varied, with […]

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Healing the Digestive Tract With Fermented Foods

Healing the Digestive Tract With Fermented Foods

  Did you know that a healthy adult digestive tract contains two pounds of beneficial bacteria? It may sound strange, but these microorganisms are essential to our health. After all, the digestive system has a very important job. Every day, it’s responsible for breaking down food into a form that nourishes our bodies.   But […]

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How Do You Change?

How Do You Change?

  Change what? What I wear? How I speak?  Well, no, not in this context, in this article I will discuss how to change behaviors, emotions and habits. The only similarities with aforementioned are attitudes and steps to making different, from one thing to the other.  I will outline the “how” of change step by […]

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Boost Your Self-Esteem With Yoga

Boost Your Self-Esteem With Yoga

  Confidence and self-esteem are attributes that serve us every single day of our lives. When we value ourselves, we are more likely to make positive choices for our relationships, health, and career. When we feel confident, we can stand up for ourselves by asking for a promotion or telling our partner what we need […]

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How Yoga Strengthens The Mind-Body Connection

How Yoga Strengthens The Mind-Body Connection

  What exactly is the mind-body connection? Simply put, it’s the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs affect our physical wellbeing.   For an example, let’s talk about stress for a moment. We all know how stress can negatively impact our health. Even the most conventional doctors will tell you that too much stress […]

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