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What You Need to Know about the Physical Effects of Anxiety

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I started suffering from anxiety in my early twenties. I married and moved away from home for the first time when I was 20 years old. After my husband finished college, we moved to the east coast, about 1200 miles from home.

The first couple of years it was exciting! We didn't have children, and we spent every weekend and vacation exploring up and down the coast.

But about 3 years into living there, I started to experience panic attacks whenever my husband was traveling, and I was home alone. …

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Ancient Techniques to Quiet Your Mind

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For millennia, people have sought methods to quiet their minds.

Long before modern technology introduced new distractions into our lives, humans have pursued inner peace. Life seems to be moving faster and crazier than ever before.

If you're seeking a method to quiet your mind and achieve inner peace, these four ancient techniques have proven effective even by today's standards.


Practice Meditation

 

  1. Practice breathing meditation. Breathing meditation is a simple and effective method fo…

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Using Mindfulness & Meditation for Weight Loss Success

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Mindfulness & meditation is important for many aspects of your life! But have you ever thought of using mindfulness and meditation to improve your weight loss success?

Losing weight is rarely easy, and this is especially true for women over 60. After diet upon diet, workout program upon workout program, book after book, achieving a healthy body weight becomes defeating and exhausting.

Part of the reason these "fad" diets don’t have high success rates is that they’re too restrictive and are sel…

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Mindfulness Meditation and Being Present in Your Life

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I found mindfulness meditation by accident.

In one of those odd kismets of fate, I was given a book by the title, "Wherever You Go, There You Are", by Jon Kabat-Zinn. My friend gave it to me as a joke (he thought the title was funny).

He didn't know that at the time I was dealing with extreme anxiety and struggling with everyday life. This gift started me on a path of healing and self-care.

Getting through my days and acting "normal" was challenging. It was hard to get out of bed. I couldn't …

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Have you Heard of Biohacking?

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Who knew there was a term for what I’ve been doing in my quest to be healthier?

I didn’t!

I just recently learned the word "biohacking," then I started researching ways to biohack my life!

So, What is biohacking?

Biohacking merely is making small changes, or hacks, to reach your health or lifestyle ideals.

Everything that we put into our bodies, from food to our thoughts, and products we use to how much we move, changes who we are, and how we feel.

You are a scientist for one person, yours…

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The Best Essential Oil Diffuser For You

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You have purchased the essential oils, now to find a diffuser! There are so many types of diffusers to choose from it can get confusing. I will break down the choices here so you will find the best essential oil diffuser for your home.

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Hormones and Weight Loss

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For many women, even those who have never struggled to control their weight before, peri-menopause and menopause become a time when it seems no matter what they eat or how much they exercise their weight keeps going up and up. 

Also, where your body stores fat changes. All of a sudden your once flat stomach starts expanding and becomes what is sometimes referred to as the "meno-pot"!

Of course, this doesn't happen to everyone, and I'm happy for the lucky ones who have escaped this fate.

Howev…

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Can Yoga Help with Menopause Symptoms?

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Yoga offers many benefits, but can it really help with menopause symptoms?

The research is becoming more and more advanced as yoga grows in popularity. Yoga has shown itself as a reliable method of achieving health and wellness.

Among one of the many areas of health that yoga can be beneficial for, is menopause.

It’s no secret that menopause often causes weight gain and tricky hormonal imbalances. New research shows that yoga for menopause is a great way to manage fluctuating hormones, and …

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The Facts About Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

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If you have done any research into health and fitness lately you have probably heard about intermittent fasting. It is the latest rage, but is it safe, and does it work?

We've all done it, tried all kinds of diet plans that promise unrealistic and fast weight loss results.

While they may boost short-term weight loss quickly, most fad diets promote unhealthy eating habits. In fact, some can severely jeopardize your health because you don’t meet all your daily nutritional needs, which can lead t…

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