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The Benefits of Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Presence is a crucial aspect of mental and physical health. This idea is not only espoused by religious teachers, but is slowly validated within scientific research. Much of this blog is devoted to exploring the scientific validation of mindfulness practices on health, in particular, the effect mindfulness meditation has on our physical and mental health. […]

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Interoception and Mindfulness: The Path to Understanding Reality is Through Understanding the Self

We all live with our bodies every day, but do we truly experience them?  Does this experience of the body have a broader consequence on our interpretation of life and our experience of well-being? The ability to experience the sensations of the body is known as interoception, and mindfulness meditation seems to be a powerful […]

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The Importance of Freeing the Mind to Change Behavior

Humans, like other organisms, are creatures of habit. Our experiences in life influence our future behavior. Additionally, habits formed cement themselves as they are repeated. I once heard the analogy that the mind is like a mountain covered in snow. When we follow a train of thought, it is akin to riding a sled down […]

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The Mind Body Relationship

We live in a world where the advances in modern medicine are heralded as achievements beyond our wildest dreams. Science is truly amazing and will continue to propel human life forward in tremendous ways. However, our journey as scientific healers is in its extreme infancy, and what we see as medicine today will be interpreted […]

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Our Natural Home: the Health Benefits of Nature

Most of us take for granted our modern living environment. Most of us live in cities, concrete jungles: where the sounds of cars, sirens, pedestrian chatter, etc., create a great cacophony of modern cosmopolitan life. We take these advancements as obvious necessities for the improvement of our lives. Without cars, phones, electricity, and commerce, we […]

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Mindfulness in Sex

                We all know that sex can be pleasurable, and most of us seek it as a core aspect of a fulfilled life. We do this instinctively, like the desire to eat good food or have a nice restful sleep. Yet, we rarely discuss how sex is potentially a very important aspect of our mental […]

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An Ancient Hunter’s Need for Meditation

So many people claim to have the perfect recipe for a happy and healthy life. Don’t let them fool you, only you can discover what that is for yourself. Of course, our society often prescribe common guidelines such as exercise well, eat well, etc. We are often encouraged to maintain life practices that are akin […]

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A Blast to the Past: The Potential Use of Mindfulness Meditation as a Treatment for Depression as a Replacement to Modern Pharmaceutical Methods

Abstract There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that depression is becoming a major health concern for the modern world. Given the multitude of stressors advanced civilization provides, people are increasingly ruminating over the past and future. These repetitive non-constructive thoughts provide stress both in the mind and physically manifest itself in our bodily systems, […]