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Sharing the Special Joys of Gardening with Kids

In Environment, Wellness by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

It’s not uncommon to see people doing various therapeutic activities such as dancing, painting, listening to relaxing music, soaking in a warm bath, and even cooking to de-stress themselves after a hectic day. For some people, their therapy is gardening. Many folks admit that they find planting flowers very therapeutic, but has it ever crossed your mind that gardening can …

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Study Shows Kids Who Garden Eat Better as Adults

In Health, Wellness by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

If you thought that gardening with your kids only has short-term benefits, we are happy to inform you that it is not entirely true. Of course, you do notice an instant improvement. Like your child spending more time outside than in front of the computer, or the fact that he or she expresses interest in helping you out in the garden. …

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5 Minute Purification Meditation

In Meditation by Tito "Nove" NuñezLeave a Comment

Learning to concentrate, though initially difficult, works. Gradually, through repeated focus on our subject over hours and days, the mind’s wandering diminishes. It settles down and steadies itself on the subject of meditation. This process of developing concentration is described by Buddhist texts as “purification.” The term is not a religious or moral one, but an experience of release in …

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Declassifying the Human Being

In Wellness by Brandon Irby

How Losing Labels Can Resuscitate Society. The average American labels him or herself so many times a day that they would most likely lose count before they break fast. Some of us attach more titles to ourselves than we even realize. It can be a useful exercise to jot down, in your phone or on paper, what you call yourself …

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Nature Deficit Disorder

In Wellness by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWCLeave a Comment

In 2005, Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder,” because he was worried about the direction our “civilized” species was headed. I’m worried, too. Nature deficit disorder is a condition that’s caused by spending little time outdoors, which has been linked to the rapid increase in health problems such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and obesity. The sad fact is …

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My Experience with Meditation

In Meditation, Mindfulness, Wellness by Maria Molina, RPLeave a Comment

In this crazy world we live in, it’s almost impossible to find peace or time to quiet the mind.  Our brains are constantly being overstimulated with cell phones, computers, TV screens, negative environment etc.  Even upon bedtime it can still be a challenge quieting the mind and to fully embrace being in the present moment.  What if I told you …