This Super Simple Breathing Technique Can Help Alleviate Anxiety & Depression

By Alanna Ketler The breath is one of the most underrated and under-utilized methods of healing. Breathing comes naturally to us, we do it without thinking, which is why it is not something we generally think of as a way to connect deeply with ourselves, calm our anxieties or even reach higher levels of consciousness. Something as simple as breathing can help those who suffer from severe mental conditions and those who have survived global disasters. There are many forms of breathwork, there is the well-known Holotropic Breathing, made popular by the Iceman himself, Wim Hof. There is another technique known as transformational breathwork and the featured practice of breathing that will be… Read More

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Better Than Big Pharma: 5 Herbs You Can’t Do Without

Editor’s Note: Although I would vouch for the “herbs” listed here, I cannot say anything regarding the specific brands promoted other than that they seem good. By Jill Richardson Sometimes herbs can deliver up healing powers that pharmaceutical companies can only dream about. Can’t sleep? Try lemon balm. Suffer from anxiety? Lemon balm. Want to boost your immune system? Lemon balm. Cold sore? Lemon balm. And this lemon-scented mint relative is also antiviral, good for fevers, and great for indigestion, gas, and bloating. Find it surprising that one plant can do so much? Herbs are not always as multipurpose as lemon balm – not to mention delicious, safe, and effective –… Read More

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Forest Therapy: How Spending Time In The Woods Can Heal Your Mind, Body & Soul

By Alanna Ketler It may or may not come as a surprise to you, but simply spending time in a forest can actually be a key to alleviating a wide array of mental, physical, and emotional ailments. In fact, the absence of nature in your life could very well be a cause for some of your suffering and getting back to our roots could be the cure you’ve been looking for. Forest Therapy is an emerging trend that is helping many people return to their natural, more aligned state. I recently completed a 2-day hike along the Juan de Fuca trail on beautiful Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.… Read More

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11 Ways Magnesium Helps Your Mind and Body

By Joe Martino Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function. It also plays a key role in keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, and building strong bones. (Don’t rely on milk for strong bones, find out why here.) Magnesium is also a key ingredient in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. If one were to have a magnesium deficiency, they might experience muscle spasms, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, migraines, osteoporosis, and cerebral infarction. So if any of these symptoms are showing up within your body, it might be worth having a look at… Read More

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Life in Order by Consistently Cleaning

Cleaning is not really a task that most people enjoy. That’s why many people will assign their children chores or hire Mexicans to come mow their lawns and clean up after them. Other people will only really clean when they have company coming over; this is often the case with singles, even though they have plenty of time for cleaning. They do not see any good reason to clean up since there is no one to impress. Why bother, right? Cleanliness is next to Godliness. What most people do not realize is that cleaning up your space, whether it is your home or workplace, is conducive to better psychological health… Read More

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Why You Should End a Shower with Cold Water

By Joe Martino There’s nothing like a warm shower when we want to relax or even warm up on a cold winter day. The idea of subjecting ourselves to cold showers can actually seem crazy at times given how luxurious it has become to enjoy hot showers. But the truth is a cold shower can provide a lot of benefits that you may want to consider. I’ve had many cold showers in my day, almost all by choice. It all started when I was a kid and felt that the cold had a potential to heal certain things. Although I lived in Toronto, Canada, and we had cold winters, I… Read More

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The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind

By Alex Pietrowski of Waking Times Media Depression is epidemic in our society, and the mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. Dependent on psychotropic drugs to get by is no way to live, and in the search for happiness, both individuals, doctors and scientists alike are beginning to crack the code of depression, and to question if the pharmaceutical solution even works. George Slavich, a clinical psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, has for decades been working to learn more about how our bodies and our minds work, or don’t work, together to regulate the emotional system and mood. His findings have led him… Read More

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Studies Show What Happens To The Human Body When We Walk Barefoot On Earth

By Arjun Walia Grounding, or ‘earthing,’ as some people call it, involves placing your feet directly on the ground without shoes or socks as a barrier. The logic behind this practice relates to the intense negative charge carried by the Earth. This charge is electron-rich, theoretically serving as a good supply of antioxidants and free-radical destroying electrons. Dr. James Oschman, a PhD in biology from the University of Pittsburgh and an expert in the field of energy medicine, notes: Subjective reports that walking barefoot on the Earth enhances health and provides feelings of well-being can be found in the literature and practices of diverse cultures from around the world. For a variety of… Read More

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