Meditation Linked to Better Well-Being and Health

May 17, 2012

As a reader of this blog, you know by now that meditation is linked to all kinds of health benefits—physical, mental, and spiritual. I’ve written about many studies that have shown meditation to be beneficial for certain issues, such as insomnia or stress. However, I ran across one study that is more general in nature. […]

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The Meaning of Life

May 16, 2012

Pretty presumptuous title, huh? But when the definition of the meaning of life comes through one of my primary mentors, I am interested and want to pass on the wisdom I’ve gained. As most of my readers know, I was educated extensively at Chopra Center University, which was founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. […]

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When to Meditate

May 15, 2012

A few of my articles have discussed when it’s best to meditate. However, I’ve received some feedback that leads me to believe there is still some confusion on the topic. So, I figured I should clarify the point a bit, especially when it comes to meditation and sleep. This is from another article I wrote: […]

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Meditation and Music

May 8, 2012

I have stated my opinion in several articles on the practice of incorporating music into meditation. Since there seems to be some confusion about my position on this topic, I though it made sense to clarify. First off, I do not agree with using music or any other type of artificial device (headphones, binaural beats, […]

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Meditation for Insomnia

May 6, 2012

Insomnia is a condition affecting more than 1.5 million Americans every year, according to a 2006 national analysis conducted by the National Institutes of Health. While I don’t have statistics for other countries, I am relatively certain that today’s stressful times have people worldwide suffering from sleepless nights. If you’re struggling with insomnia, you already […]

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Meditation, Guided Imagery, Yoga, Deep Breathing, and Progressive Muscle Relaxation: What Do They Have in Common?

May 4, 2012

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of alternative medicine and natural healing.  🙂 While I realize that there’s a place for our western (allopathic) medical system—particularly for treatment of traumas and emergencies—I strongly believe that nearly all disease can be treated successfully through the use of alternative therapies. I should state that […]

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Meditation To Overcome Problems

May 1, 2012

I was inspired to write this post because of an article I read on pop culture site Blogcritics. It’s great to see meditation becoming more mainstream and accepted by people from all walks of life. A blog post on a site like Blogcritics is another great step in that direction. What I like about the […]

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Meditation Helps Cancer Patients

April 29, 2012

In a recent article by Lynne Eldridge, MD, I was happy to read that there have been studies conducted on the benefits of meditation for cancer patients. The fact that meditation helps people with cancer seems like a given to me, but as always it’s nice to see my beliefs confirmed by science. The research […]

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Meditation for Caregivers

April 27, 2012

I can’t imagine a more stressful role than caregiver. Those of you who are in that role, whether willingly or reluctantly, know what an incredibly difficult job you have. If you’ve never been thrust into a caregiver’s position, take a moment to imagine the enormous responsibility of managing someone else’s daily life and well being, […]

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