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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Stress

What is Chronic Stress?

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), stress may be defined as any uncomfortable “emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes.” Stress can produce and contribute to negative health and quality-of-life outcomes. Prolonged or chronic stress can be particularly detrimental and has been linked to serious illness and disease. The Mayo Clinic has …

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Celebrating Being Through Yoga

Wendy Swanson, the owner of Be Yoga in Charlotte, is an open-hearted yoga teacher, acupuncturist, healer, and transformational leader who uses a beautiful combination of alternative health care modalities, yoga practice, and personal development work with her students. Along with running her studio, she has been leading retreats around the world for fifteen years. She …

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Fear Success? Here’s How to Stop the Self-Sabotage

I am going to say something that you may think is a fib…I have been for most of my life afraid of success and would self-sabotage right before the miracle would happen. Yes…me…  Do you ever feel like you are in the same boat? Well I am going to give you a brief synopsis of …

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Sleep Better With Ayurveda

Ever wondered how to sleep better? Ask just about anyone if they get enough sleep, and the answer you are likely to get is “no.” According to the CDC, a estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. Not only is the quality of sleep we get not up to snuff, we are …

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Natural and Holistic Treatments for Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

Almost all of us know someone who struggles with some form of mental illness, be it anxiety, depression, or chronic stress. In fact, 46.6 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of mental health issue. Unfortunately, despite how widespread such conditions are, modern treatments fail to help 40% of people recover from …

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Is There a Cure for Anxiety and Depression?

One of the most searched phrases on Google about anxiety is this: is anxiety treatable? And similarly, one of the top searches related to depression is can depression be cured?  If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, these questions are incredibly important. It can feel like there’s no hope. Unfortunately, there is no single reliable …

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Know Yourself: Your Ayurvedic Body Type

Your Ayurvedic body type, or constitution, is at the heart of Ayurveda’s approach to well-being. Knowing your constitution allows you to maximize your quality of life, health and happiness by following the recommendations for food and lifestyle for each constitution. An Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis with an expert is the best way to recognize one’s constitution. …

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The Causes of Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

Did you know that in the 46.6 million people in the United States suffer from mental illness? That’s one in every five Americans. Furthermore, despite Western medicine’s best efforts, cases of severe mental illness have been on the rise since the early 1990s. To stop this growing epidemic, it’s clear that we need a new …

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What is EFT?

EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can …

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The Ultimate Guide to a Diabetes-Friendly Diet

When many discover that they have prediabetes or diabetes, their hearts sink as they imagine a future filled with bland, tasteless, and uninteresting food. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, according to Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of healthcare, the taste and enjoyment we derive from food, known as rasa, is considered …

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