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5 Attainable Mindfulness Resolutions for 2018

foxew January 17, 2018 0 comments 0

Going into a new year can be daunting. We want to change, but don’t always know where to start. Here are five attainable ways to become more mindful this year and make that change, hopefully, a little bit easier. Breathe, Mindfully This is the perfect example of how simple mindfulness can be. Being mindful of your breathing means listening to…

Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Catharine Willett February 5, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]B[/su_dropcap]reathe in…and out…breathe in…and out. This is typically what most think of when they hear the word meditation. And frankly, they are not entirely wrong. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH), meditation is the practice involving the mind and body that increases mental and physical relaxation, improves overall wellbeing, and makes a person…

Healthy Effects of Coloring

Catharine Willett February 19, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t appears that the latest trend to hit the U.S. is the adult coloring book. But, what has brought about this youthful fad? Aside from the nostalgic feelings of our easier childhood days, research from as early as 2005 until now has indicated that coloring provides similar relief that meditation and therapy offer as well. Coloring can reduce…

Trying the Art of Meditation for the First Time

Catharine Willett March 4, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]’ve never been a huge believer in meditation or its positive effects. I was always under the impression that meditation was only for health nuts or monks. I didn’t think meditation could really make a difference in how one feels. But I was wrong. Meditation isn’t just for one type of person, nor is it only for…

Fact or Fiction? Meditation’s Truths

Catharine Willett March 11, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]s daily life becomes increasingly demanding and unpredictable, more people are seeking a new way to unwind. Many have found the solution to their stress through meditation; however, there are still many skeptics of the practice. Some of their doubt can be traced to the media’s misrepresentation of meditation, which has made it difficult to decipher between…

How to Meditate

Catharine Willett May 6, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]oday, we’re going to meditate. Alright, I know it might seem a little quirky. I mean what is it? Is it praying? Is it napping? Do you have to shave your head and wear robes and sit still until your butt falls asleep? Meditation can be a lot of things. The word comes from the latin term…

Warning Signs of Excessive Stress

Madison Troxler May 13, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]D[/su_dropcap]o you suffer from stress? Everyone is stressed, but there is a point when continued stressed can result in poor mental and physical health. Negative affects of stress may be inconspicuous, however, here are the warning signs: If you experience one or many of these feelings on a regular basis as a result of stress, it may…

Meditation in the NBA

Catharine Willett May 20, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he National Basketball Association is home to the world’s most talented athletes. As part of the NBA, these competitors are subject to intensive exercise routines and frequent practice. Although it does not offer same physical benefit like lifting, running, and weight training, meditation is a new practice being incorporated into an athlete’s routine schedule. Although the physical…

Common Health Conditions that Disrupt Sleep

Catharine Willett May 27, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]L[/su_dropcap]iving with a health condition can make everyday activities difficult. Those who are experiencing depression may find it challenging to leave the house every morning. Diabetics must be mindful of their blood sugar by closely monitoring their diets and individuals with asthma cannot go without their inhalers. Not only do health conditions affect an individual’s day-to-day activities,…

How Mindful Meditation Changes the Brain

Catharine Willett June 3, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]indful meditation is the practice of becoming aware of the present moment by paying attention to any and all disrupting thoughts and viewing them in a non-judgmental way. This practice is performed by people all over the globe, including celebrities such as Emma Watson, Anderson Cooper, and Katy Perry. The reason for widespread participation is not derived…

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:…

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…

Celebrities Who Practice Meditation

Madison Troxler September 9, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]editation seems like an ancient tradition only practiced by monks, right? Not quite. Meditation is exploding in popularity. Big names, people we look up to, are adopting the practice. If that’s not enough to convince you to try it, here are a few names that might. Jennifer Aniston Everyone comments on her ability to stay looking young…

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…

New Study Finds Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

Kayla McMahon December 21, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you one of the many Americans who struggle to keep their high blood pressure under control? If so, don’t lose hope just yet. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 75 million American adults have high blood pressure – that’s 1 in every 3 American adults. Anyone can develop high blood pressure and it greatly…

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…

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