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4 Fantastic Health Benefits of Meditation

4 Fantastic Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is one of the most beneficial practices one can engage in, and just about everyone knows they should make time for it. Meditation has a wonderfully calming effect on the body and mind, and encourages a less stressed, more peaceful and aware state of being. Unfortunately though, most people get swept up in life’s frantic pace, more urgent matters come up and thoughts of meditation go out the window. But making time for meditation is a real loss for your health. If you’re one of those who can never seem to find the time, here are four simple health-boosting reasons why I urge you to get into a meditation groove without further delay – your health depends on it!

4 Easy Tips for Relieving Anxiety You Can Use Anywhere

4 Easy Tips for Relieving Anxiety You Can Use Anywhere

Move over, Prozac- anxiety is the new depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18% of the U.S. adult population suffers from an anxiety disorder. This number doesn’t account for people who experience distressing levels of anxiety but don’t meet criteria for a diagnosable disorder. Most of us have experienced anxiety throughout our lives, and it can be argued that between improvements in technology and the advent of social media, anxiety and stress levels are surging at higher rates then previously seen-especially for young people.

Why Meditation May Really Be the #1 De-Stressor

Why Meditation May Really Be the #1 De-Stressor

We are officially in an era where meditation is no longer fringe. We are constantly hearing about the benefits of meditation, corporate companies are implementing meditation into their wellness structures and there are new meditation studios popping up around the country. Doctors are now prescribing meditation to patients, and it seems that science now proves what yogis have been teaching for ages. Meditation works wonders.

Surrendering To The Flow

Surrendering To The Flow

Those people who do attempt to surrender to the flow or larger picture seem to move through life differently, with a sense of confidence and less worry. Now, we aren't saying that this way of thought is easy, nor is it a snap and all life's issues are resolved – but there is something to be said about a sense of ease one begins to master when they are able to shift their focus to the now, verses the what now. Learn how with holistic lifestylist, Mariah K. Lyons.

Gift Yourself Seasonal Sanity: 15 Tips for a Truly Happy Holidays

Gift Yourself Seasonal Sanity: 15 Tips for a Truly Happy Holidays

Ah, the holidays. They can drive you a bit bonkers if you let them get out of hand. The trick to smoother holiday sailing is learning how to navigate them so you’re not swept into a sea of stress. Here’s my prescription for keeping mind and body on an even keel, from now through New Year’s Day: