Stress is a fact of life, but how we manage our response to stress is a matter of a healthy life. What exactly is mindfulness and how does it impact your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being?
Mindfulness is simply bringing your full awareness, your attention, to the present moment and noticing how you are feeling – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is noticing what you are thinking, the attitude you are holding in that particular situation. What are you aware of in your surrounding environment?
All your senses come into play in this simply act of mindfulness. Mindfulness is like […]
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Are you surprised to learn that what’s good for your brain is good for your metabolism, organ systems and total body health? Consider reading Dr. Daniel Amen’s book, “Change Your Brain Change Your Body.”
You can create a higher functioning brain along with a more youthful body by following sound principles of mind-body medicine. Dr. Daniel Amen, author of “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life”, has viewed over 55,000 brain scans (SPECT) looking for trouble with specific brain systems. The brain imaging work has opened a new window into why people do what […]
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, some 64 million Americans suffer from sleep disturbances: the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep or waking too early. Poor sleep dramatically affects your life, and can lead to disruptions at work and home. Inadequate sleep can lead to a disturbance in your metabolism and your physiology. Not getting a restful night of sleep can affect your ability to think clearly and to focus your attention. It also causes irritability and an inability to be fully present to the daily activities of your life. We need to sleep: to rest, to […]