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Body-Mind Medicine

Preventing your 'crazy' this Christmas season—by saying NO

I had a won­der­ful con­ver­sa­tion yes­ter­day with a patient who act­ively prac­tices mind­ful­ness. We were laugh­ing that mind­ful­ness (a por­tion of med­it­a­tion prac­tice in Buddhism for many cen­tur­ies) is both a life-saver and incred­ibly dif­fi­cult. The dif­fi­culty arises when you

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Anxiety

How a suitcase can ruin your health

I am not a ther­ap­ist. However, as a licensed health pro­fes­sion­al I spend a great deal of time talk­ing to people about their lives and life­styles. As there are so many people suf­fer­ing with chron­ic stress, chron­ic fatigue, chron­ic

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The Mindfulness Summit - and it's free!

This is a quick post, but an import­ant one. This is for any­one who wants to get a hold on how they feel (phys­ic­ally, men­tally, and emo­tion­ally), have a bet­ter rela­tion­ship with them­selves and their loved ones, and

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May's 30X30 Nature Challenge

A huge part of health and heal­ing is get­ting con­nec­ted to our true envir­on­ment. Not the envir­on­ment we cre­ate for ourselves inside, but being with nature.

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Freedom from Depression by Dr James S Gordon

Essential Practices for Lasting Freedom from Depression The true source of heal­ing from depres­sion comes from with­in-not from doc­tors or med­ic­a­tions. Yet when depres­sion drains away our vital­ity and will, how can we find the

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The Importance of Play

So much of our health takes into account what we eat, how we rest, how we think and how to modi­fy it. It’s all very ser­i­ous busi­ness, the busi­ness of liv­ing. However, we as adults

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Mental Health

You are a Soul that Deserves Love

Reflections on Let’s Talk Day for Mental Health It’s so chal­len­ging for us to be human, in this body and mind that we both cre­ate (our beha­viours and his­tory) and inher­it (genet­ic­ally). Our com­munit­ies at

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Healing as a journey: There IS no timeline

We humans are a funny group. Our desire to under­stand, solve, and con­quer our prob­lems is indeed a highly admir­able qual­ity. Sometimes how­ever this need to solve an issue gets little more than use­ful when our need

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The simplest stress tip: A deep breath

All of us know how to breathe, but remem­ber­ing to breathe deeply, is some­thing we often for­get to do. Why this is import­ant? When we are stressed out, we take shal­low breaths. Biologically, we are

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Do you have the winter blahs?

For many, Happy New Year turns to SAD in the weeks that fol­low. January can be an extremely depress­ing month; either fin­ances are tight due to the hol­i­day sea­son or our waist­bands are tight due

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