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The Health Benefits of Love: A Meditation for Deepening Connections

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 1:07 PM

What's love got to do with it? If you're referring to health and well-being, then just about everything, according to the latest research. The National Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., looked at numerous studies across the U.S., Scandinavia and Japan, all concluding that intimate relationships can add...

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A Meditation For Reinventing Yourself In The New Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 11:37 AM

Designated as our chance at new beginnings, Jan. 1 invites a fresh start, a time to release worn out patterns and commit to shaping our lives with bright intentions. But life itself is a fluttering series of Jan. 1s. Consider that this moment, right now, has never been experienced before...

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10-Minute Meditation For A More Peaceful Holiday Season

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2011 | 7:55 AM

This is the first article in a monthly series of 10 minute meditations to nourish your body, heart and soul. Each entry will address the physical, psychological and spiritual facets of a unique life challenge. While stressful circumstances can't always change immediately, the ways we relate to them can. No...

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7 Ways To Beat Mental Fatigue

(9) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 8:36 AM

Let's get the bad news out of the way first: There's no quick fix for chronic fatigue. It is typically a level of depletion that results from draining your energy reserves over a period of time. It requires a commitment to refuel and restore your vitality. But the good news...

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Get Green When You're Blue: Nature's Remedy for Depression

(4) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 9:05 AM

As a licensed psychotherapist, I'm trained to look for depression based on the "I'm not good enough" stories we tell ourselves, the emotional havoc that divorce, illness or financial distress can create, or mapping the depleted chemical river running though the brains of recent generations straight into my client. But...

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Befriending Anger with Meditation and Guided Imagery

(28) Comments | Posted July 8, 2011 | 8:00 AM

Anybody can become angry -- that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.


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Grieving Well: Meditation To Grow Through Loss

(5) Comments | Posted June 12, 2011 | 11:22 AM

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we...

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Sweeter Dreams: Visualizations for Restorative Sleep

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 6:00 AM

If you toss and turn when the lights go out, or find yourself examining the ceiling at 3:00 a.m., you are not alone. The Department of Health & Human Services estimates that more than one-quarter of the U.S. population suffer from some form of insomnia during their lifetime. And approximately...

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Releasing Stress One Breath at a Time

(7) Comments | Posted May 5, 2011 | 5:07 AM

Ancient cultures the world over have recognized that well-being springs from a life lived in balance. But with the demanding pace of modern life, it seems almost impossible to achieve a balanced lifestyle. The American Institute of Stress reports that stress-related problems account for 75 to 90 percent of adult...

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