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What Headaches Can Do to Your Productivity

157 million—that is the number of workdays lost due to migraine. When relentless headaches come knocking, the days can become a blur. Along with the physical pain, the loss of ability to perform at work or participate in favorite activities can take a toll on our mental and emotional well-being, particularly when headaches are chronic. …

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A Standing Meditation for Self-Care

A student of mine, a freelance writer named Georgia, recently told me about her journey to self-love. As is the case for many freelancers, Georgia’s workload ebbed and flowed, and flowed particularly high when she felt the fear of financial pressure. A few years ago, Georgia explained to me, she took on too much work as a way to pay her bills and fend off acute future anxiety about money troubles. As soon as the work piled up, Georgia’s life became much less healthy — and it took her some time to notice the cycle she was caught in.

Why Meditation is Food for the Soul

Meditation is the journey from movement to stillness, from sound to silence. The need to meditate is present in every human being because it is a natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that doesn’t diminish, a love that doesn’t distort or turn into negative emotions. Is meditation foreign to you? Absolutely …

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Meditation for Trauma Recovery

Trauma can bring about a number of neurological changes, but meditation can help in overcoming a traumatic experience, making a person calmer, peaceful, and relieved of stress.  Meditation helps to calm a mind affected by pain and deep stress which a disaster inevitably brings. A study on war veterans affected with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) …

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Why Affirmations Have Failed You and Four Steps to Change That

“I AM THE GREATEST!” Muhammad Ali affirmed these words, over and over again, until he became them. Science has proven that affirmations, when done correctly, are an effective tool for quickly becoming the person you need to be to achieve everything you want in your life. Nonetheless, affirmations also have a bad rap. Many have …

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