mindfulness

Breathing Stress Away

Zach Morgan May 4, 2017 0 comments 0

The benefits of controlled breathing, known as breathwork, are truly incredible. From the monks and shamans of years long past to countless corporate executives and professional athletes of the present day, breathing has long been found to be a simple, effective way to more effectively manage our emotional and physiological balance. Dan Brulé, a former deep sea diver for the…

Five Ways to Get Started With Meditation

Madison Troxler July 15, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]S[/su_dropcap]tress can control our lives in unexpected ways. According to WebMD, an estimated 75 to 90 percent of doctor visits are linked to stress. Stress elicits mental and emotional responses in the body; therefore, combating stress with a mental exercise, meditation, can help alleviate stress-related symptoms. Here are five ways to get started on your meditation journey:…

Mindful Eating

Madison Troxler August 5, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]F[/su_dropcap]ood is usually the first thought we have upon waking up in the morning. We hobble into the kitchen– half-awake — grab a bowl of cereal, gobble it down, and continue on with our morning routine. Why not start your day with a mindful practice? Mindful eating is a great exercise to start your mind on the…

Mindfulness Meditation Misconceptions

Madison Troxler August 26, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]s meditation grows in popularity, there are bound to be misconceptions. Most of us think we have a good grasp of what meditation is. However, there are many misunderstandings when it comes to the practice. The mindfulness meditation institute uncovers many of these misconceptions, but we will focus on five: CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FIRST WEEK…

Take the Mindfulness Approach to Easing Chronic Low Back Pain

Kayla McMahon October 14, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you tired of taking pain medication to get rid of that pesky lower back pain? Have you tried almost everything to make the pain go away? Well, it’s time to kiss chronic low back pain good-bye and say hello to mindfulness. Researchers at Group Health Research Institute recently conducted a study to explore alternatives to pain medication in treating low back…

Meditation is the New Detention

Kayla McMahon October 21, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]hen we think of children, “calm” and “relaxed” are not the first adjectives that come to mind. The children of Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, however, are proving us all wrong. The Baltimore school recently began an after-school program called Holistic Me, where students practice yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation activities. Instead of punishing students with detention, students are sent to the Mindful Moment…

The Key to a Relaxing Commute: Meditation

Kayla McMahon October 28, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s 8 a.m. on a Monday. The subway is crowded, you forgot to grab breakfast, and the person next to you is clearly invading your personal space. You’re two seconds away from giving this person a piece of your mind when suddenly, you pause. Instead of unleashing your raging thoughts, you silently wish well to the personal…

Miranda Kerr Opens Up About Using Meditation to Overcome Depression

Kayla McMahon November 11, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s not easy to talk about mental health issues, but recently, model Miranda Kerr opened up about her experience with depression. Kerr was married to actor Orlando Bloom for three years before the two separated in 2013; after the split, Kerr “fell into a really bad depression.” The Mayo Clinic defines depression as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.” A variety of factors can trigger depression…

5 Ways to Manage Your Post-Election Stress

Kayla McMahon November 18, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]R[/su_dropcap]egardless of which candidate you voted for in the 2016 presidential election, you are most likely experiencing some form of stress caused by this year’s election. According to an online survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 52 percent of Americans reported the 2016 election as being a significant source of stress. The results showed that it didn’t matter if people were registered as a Democrat or Republican – all were experiencing…

Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Kayla McMahon December 30, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]nhale. Exhale. Each breath is an automatic function of the body. Our breathing rate, however, fluctuates as we become stressed, relaxed, excited and so on. When we feel stressed, our breathing pattern is short and shallow, which can cause hyperventilation. This can exacerbate the physical symptoms of stress and prolong feelings of anxiety. However, we have the…

Mindfulness: The New Workplace Trend

Kayla McMahon January 18, 2017 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you letting work-related stress get the best of you? If so, you might want to consider engaging in the hottest new trend that is hitting the workplace: mindfulness. According to a recent study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Preventing Chronic Disease, 1 in 7 American workers say they practice mindfulness-based activities. The study surveyed over…

Mindfulness is a Key Part of Positivity

Zach Morgan January 23, 2017 0 comments 0

Do you ever feel like staying positive is an exhausting endeavor, or that looking on the bright side is a skill that is beyond your grasp? You’re not alone.  Depression is one of the most common mental conditions in the world, with almost 16 million adults in the United States experiencing a depressive episode in the year 2014, alone.  Depression…

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