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Stress 101: Causes, Symptoms & Coping Strategies

Everyone seems to know what “stress” is when they read or hear the word. When asked to define it, however, you’ll get as many definitions as there are people. The National Institutes of Health define stress as the brain’s response to any demand. The American Academy of Family Physicians describes the stress response as the body’s attempt to defend itself. The American Psychological Association calls ...

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Dealing with Anxiety Understanding Shamanism

Eddy Elsey | Dr Martin Shaw, a World renowned Story Teller, whilst spending four years alone in the forest, discovered that the Earth speaks in the language of Myth. This hugely resonated with me. Not only because I love a good story, but because I had, over the past five years, been unearthing my own story. My own myth. And ...

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How Diving Deeper Into Our Uncomfortable Feelings Helps Us To Let Go

How diving deeper into our uncomfortable feelings, accepting them and letting go, may help us to change our lives and our planet   “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an ...

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Suffering With Anxiety? Here’s What To Do

Emma Gosling | Are you feeling anxious? We have as many as 50,000 thoughts per day, 80% of those are often negative and 98% are repetitive. — National Science Foundation   No there’s a thought, right? Judging by the statistic above, no wonder there are so many of us with anxiety! I suffered with anxiety for many years and now ...

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What You Need To Know About The Connection Between Sugar & Your Mental Health

By Alanna Ketler | We have come to realize that sugar consumption negatively impacts health, and is a leading cause of obesity, type II diabetes, and heart disease, but new research is emerging that shows how too much sugar can also be directly related to depression, playing a major role in our psychological health as well. For most of us, sugar is ...

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Magnesium: The Safe First Line of Defense for Clinical Depression

By Arjun Walia | This article was written by Ali Le Vere for Greenmedinfo.com. It’s republished here with their permission. For more information from Greenmedinfo, you can sign up for the newsletter here. The science supporting the efficacy of magnesium for major depression and other psychiatric disorders, testing for magnesium deficiency, and which forms and dosages are most effective. Depression, a life-threatening psychiatric disorder, lies at the confluence of ...

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What The New Science of Psychedelics Can Teach Us About Depression, Trauma & Much More…

By Alanna Ketle | The use of psychedelics and plant medicines in our current society is no longer considered taboo. We have been seeing an increase of research and discussion around the potential healing capacity of such substances over the past decade or so and words like ayahuasca are echoed quite regularly throughout many conversations between people from all walks of ...

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Legitimate Evidence That Clutter Causes Anxiety & Stress

By Richard Enos | Clutter in our home or office certainly does cause stress, according to an article inPsychology Today. Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter lists the following 8 reasons that stress may ensue from a cluttered environment: Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren’t necessary or important. Clutter distracts us by drawing our ...

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Try This Super Simple Breathing Technique To 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 ...

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HOW SWIMMING IN COLD WATER COULD OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TO STRONG PAINKILLERS

ALANNA KETLER | Would you believe that swimming in cold water can be just as effective as strong painkillers? Sometimes it really is that simple, and we can use the environment around us to help to cure what ails us. Cold therapy is a relatively new trend that has been gaining traction, in large part due to Wim Hof, or more commonly ...

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