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How Mindfulness Can Improve Mental Health

It is important to recognize that our health of mind and body is essentially one, with many common physiological pathways for conditions that we still label as mental or physical, despite so often being present together. However, given the current health service structures...
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Mindfulness and Its Effects on Health And Wellbeing

The following excerpt is from our friends at The Mindfulness Initiative. The Whil app leverages techniques consistent with the noted research for MBSR and MBCT.  "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or...
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How to Find Freedom from Your Past with Mindfulness

Many of us have painful memories that we would rather forget - a difficult childhood, painful relationship, or traumatic event. We usually find ways to avoid thinking about them, so we don’t relive the painful emotions. The reason they continue to cause us pain and...
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How to Find Greater Happiness in Your Retirement

“Retirement is a time to enjoy the things you never could before.” Retirement is supposed to bring some of the happiest years of our lives. We no longer have to work every day or deal with stressful demands from our job. We can just relax and enjoy life. However, a recent...
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How to Handle Criticism for Greater Personal Growth

“Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer Whenever we hear the word ‘criticism,’ it usually brings up bad memories. It reminds us of some time when someone criticized us for no good reason, and...
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Dispelling 10 Misconceptions About Meditation

The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to...
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Why Mindfulness Is So Important For Professionals

We spend more of our time working than doing anything else, and researchers have found that these hours are on average the least happy of our lives. Endemic stress in knowledge-based industries accounts for a large proportion of workplace absence and represents a huge loss...
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Know The Numbers: The Risks Of Poor Mental Health

"Mental health is a fundamental human right for all people that requires a rights-based approach to protect the welfare of people with mental disorders and those at risk of poor mental health, and to enable an environment that promotes mental health for all." - Lancet...
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7 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Helps Beginners

These days, mindfulness meditation for beginners is a subject that gives rise to a great deal of confusion. With the rising popularity of meditation, it’s surprising to find that basic instruction is often overlooked. At almost every meditation group and retreat that I’ve...
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