Archive for December, 2019

Use Exercise to Increase Your Body’s Ability to Heal

We’ve all been told that adding regular physical activity to our lives greatly benefits all aspects of well-being, both mental and physical. Exercise stresses the body, specifically the heart, lungs, and muscles. It produces inflammation and generates oxidative damage, causing micro-traumas in our muscles which our body then repairs during rest. While that might not […]

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Archive for December, 2019

Is Your Breathing Impacting Your Healing and Wellness?

We are sometimes programmed to think results can only be achieved through a significant, and intense, amount of effort. But, in the case of maintaining well-being and addressing the underlying factors that can negatively impact your mental health, the simple act of breathing can often play a substantial role.  By consciously exerting control over breathing […]

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Archive for December, 2019

Harness the Power of Music to Heal Now

The power of music is a universally accepted truth. But it’s a power we might overlook when considering music’s ability to heal. Sure, our society puts a premium on music for entertainment value, and it is certainly a constant, and ever-evolving, cultural influencer, but rarely is it acknowledged as the effective form of therapy it […]

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How to Use Food as a Tool to Be Well and Stay Well

  Establishing healthy behaviors is key to being well and staying well. And few behaviors affect us more than our relationships to food and its creation.  As social animals, the rituals of cooking and sharing meals, of wholesome food in healthful quantities, are profoundly important to recovery, wellness, and well-being. Food is loaded with meaning […]

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Archive for December, 2019

Depression Doesn’t Have to Cripple Your Life! Here are 6 Evidence-Based Integrative Approaches That Can Help

On its face, depression seems like something we are all familiar with. You, or someone you know, are feeling down or “blue.” You’re dealing with a bout of sadness more prolonged than you’d like. But when does this feeling escalate to a diagnosable level? Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is classified as a […]

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