How to Live Mindfully in a Global Pandemic

anxiety, depression, healthy living, mental health, mindfulness, stress management

How are you doing mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, personally & professionally navigating though these unprecedented challenging times?  In the blink of an eye, life as we know it has changed dramatically the past few weeks as a global virus has required us to adjust our lives in so many different ways.  From constant hand […]

Exercise To The Rescue

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One of the most holistic solutions within our control for managing & reducing depression & anxiety is exercise.  A new study published in a recent Forbes article states “…research analysis suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may be one of the most effective approaches available for treating major depression.  It’s the latest in a convincing docket of research showing […]

How You Living?

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How you living?  I watched a very powerful inspirational video recently by minister & motivational speaker Dr Rick Rigsby that highlighted the importance of asking ourselves this important question early & often. Life is busy & sometimes we live our day to day routine attending to the commitments of family, friends, school, work, community, etc. on […]

Gratitude For Health & Happiness

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A simple expression of gratitude can immediately lift the health & happiness of yourself and those around you.  Regularly being thankful for the good things, no matter how big or small, can strengthen your health in so many different ways – mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, occupationally, intellectually. When we find things each & every day […]

Befriending Fear

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Fear is a natural human response to perceived threats – we’ve been hard wired to protect ourselves since ancient times. In many areas of today’s modern world, though, we as humans are more protected from imminent harm and the body’s naturally programmed physiological response to stress (fight, flight, freeze)  is something we need to be aware […]

The Brain & Stress

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The prefrontal cortex area of our brain processes risk and emotional response and is the most sensitive part of the brain to the detrimental effects of chronic stress. A recent Yale study finds that improving coping skills to help manage stress more effectively can be built by strengthening the brain’s physiological response – and that can be […]

Live Life Today

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Living in the present moment of life – moment to moment awareness; noticing vs judging; responding vs reacting – are basic tenets of Mindfulness, which is a purposeful way of living that can foster many positive health benefits with regular practice. The only thing we ever truly have is this very moment right now.  A lot of […]

Building Resilience

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The American Psychological Association (APA) defines resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress” – or ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.” Not always easy to do – ‘bouncing back’ from the difficulties and sorrows we experience in life – but critical if we want to […]

Health Benefits Of Generosity

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Did you know there are many health benefits we can receive when we give to others?  Studies show that helping others or engaging in altruistic behavior (unselfish regard for others ) can positively impact our lives personally, professionally, mentally, emotionally, physically and socially. A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that helping […]