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Basic Anxiety Survival Guide

Basic Anxiety Survival Guide

Anxiety is considered a normal human emotion when it is occasional and happens in response to certain problems, stressors, or situations (for example an unexpected bill or a job interview). Sometimes it can even beneficial in helping us appropriately respond to a danger – it is a part of our internal security system.

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Myths About Therapy

Myths About Therapy

 9 Myths About Therapy My problems aren't serious enough for therapy/Therapy is only for people who are crazy or weak. Therapy is actually for anyone wanting feedback and support for whatever they might be going through. “Crazy” doesn’t really have a specific meaning...

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Sugar & Mental Health

Sugar & Mental Health

 We’ve all known for most of our lives that sugar isn’t that great for us – no nutritional value, spikes in blood sugar, lots of calories. Science is starting to understand on a deeper level how it relates to mental health disorders specifically. Turns out this might...

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Creating A Morning Routine for More Peaceful Days

Creating A Morning Routine for More Peaceful Days

For many of us, our morning routine goes something like: 1. Hit snooze one or twice, or five times2. Stumble to the kitchen for coffee while we scroll on our phones – news, Facebook, emails3. Rush out the door maybe eating a granola bar Pretty obvious why most of us...

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Dear Non-Yogi

Dear Non-Yogi

I know you think I’m a weirdo. I bet you imagine me walking barefoot through fields of daises, eyes closed with a blissful smile on my face. I bet you think I’m never stressed, listen to gongs, chant, drink tea, can turn my body into a pretzel while balancing on my...

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Body Image

Body Image

Statistics say that approximately 91% of women feel unhappy with their body and change their diet as a way of changing their relationship with their body. Men often struggle with it as well but are less open about sharing it. Many people report these feelings as young...

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Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating Gratitude

“Gratitude is the open door to abundance.” Yogi Bhajan Our human brains, specifically the amygdala and the hippocampus, are designed to remember negative or “dangerous” incidents and interactions. Back in the day, it was more important that you notice the rattlesnake...

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Reflection

Reflection

As we continue on our individual personal journeys, periods of action are ideally followed by periods of reflection. However, there are many kinds of reflection – some more helpful than others. Sitting and reflecting in meditation can be a positive activity, but can...

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Exploring Values

Exploring Values

Exploring our values and beliefs in the present day is an integral part of a journey to authenticity. Being able to clearly see what our individual values are helps us to be able to make solid decisions in our lives. From this knowing, we might create a more genuine...

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