The Benefits of Meditation: What You Need To Know

20 Jan 2015

(An Easy and Practical Guide to Mindfulness and Its Health Benefits) As a wellness practitioner, I often get asked about meditation, the meditation process, and the associated health benefits of practicing mindfulness. The buzz-words for meditation these days is “mindfulness practice”, or “mindfulness meditation”. I believe it’s because people have this mistaken notion that meditation is a lofty goal, and that you need to be a devoted yogi, or Meditation Master, who can reach a state of peaceful bliss every time they sit down to meditate. Which is not true…. So being “mindful” of the present moment seems easier to accomplish, but mindfulness and meditation are essentially one and the.

How To Set And Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions For 2015

01 Jan 2015

It’s that time again! 2015 has arrived and if you’re like half of the population, you’re probably looking at setting some New Year’s Resolutions centered around losing weight, getting healthy or being more happy. Other top areas of focus for resolutions are improving career, being more organized, stopping smoking, improving relationships and spending more time with family.   As you can see from the above graphic, less than half of all people actually take the time to make New Year’s Resolutions. Additionally, of those that do make resolutions, 75% of them will abandon them within the first week of the new year. Even worse, statistics show that 88% of all.

What Is Neuromuscular Therapy And How Does It Differ From Massage Therapy?

27 Dec 2014

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, this is a common question that I often hear. For the purposes of this article, I will assume that everyone reading it, at some point or anther, has had a typical massage. Spas, massage therapists and physical therapists will often offer relaxation massage programs and while they can serve limited needs, a program of Neuromuscular Therapy can be much more effective in alleviating minor, severe and chronic muscular pain.   What is Neuromuscular Therapy? Neuromuscular Therapy is a highly specialized type of soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. It utilizes specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and.

12 Great Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Health-Conscious

19 Dec 2014

It’s the last week of the Christmas shopping season, and if you’re like most, you still have some items left on your shopping list (if not the whole thing!) Here are some great health-conscious suggestions for last minute gift ideas, most under $50. It can be hard enough finding the right gift for that special someone as it is, but when it comes to crunch time, Christmas shopping can really get overwhelming. On top of that, you haven’t been able to come up with any good gifts ideas for the health & fitness nut on your list. Or maybe you’re the healthy one and you’re looking for the perfect health &.

How To Avoid Holiday Stress – 8 Simple Tips To Stay Happy And Healthy (Pt. 2)

10 Dec 2014

In Part 1 of this blog series on how to avoid Holiday Stress, we discussed how prevalent and harmful this situation has become for many, and some ways to relieve that stress in order to avoid the negative effects on our bodies. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related and eighty percent of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Stress-related complications and symptoms can range from weight gain, insomnia, skin problems and hair loss, to headaches, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and back/body pain. Prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety can even lead to other more severe conditions such as heart.

How To Avoid Holiday Stress – 8 Simple Tips To Stay Happy And Healthy (Pt. 1)

07 Dec 2014

Ahh… The holidays! We’ve looked forward to this time all year long to spend with friends, family and loved ones. But now that the holidays have arrived, we feel ourselves feeling tense, pressured, and generally just stressed-out. These times can be as harrowing and stressful as they can be joyous for many trying to keep up with the often frantic holiday pace. Frayed nerves from standing in long lines, having to find the perfect gift on a tight budget, worrying about finances, and hosting out-of-town friends and relatives are just a few examples of how the holiday season can break us down. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of.

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