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Grateful Attitude: Developing a Gratitude Practice for a Healthier Outlook and Way of Life

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It’s that time of year again. Fall is in the air and temps are cooler as the holiday themed decorations and gift ideas are exploding in the stores at every corner. As we close the gap between present and the end of this year, we have a wonderful opportunity to recount, remember and rejuvenate not only our schedules, but our mindset for the yearend and the start of a new year. While this time of year can also be stress-inducing, it’s also a perfect opportunity to slow down, count our blessings, fill our thoughts with gratitude, and hone in on...

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Mindfulness: Developing a Walking Meditation Practice

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While it might seem like a walking meditation is an oxymoronic practice – one filled with contradiction and opposites – the two can balance each other out. One helps to create an anchor for the other. Walking provides a focal point that helps clear the mind of stress and clutter, while meditation helps to bring the small wonders that we usually miss on normal walks to life; including moments to be introspective and reflective. Simply stated, walking meditation is a form of meditation in action. It is taking meditation and adding movement to it.   Traditional walking meditation is a...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

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Every October, we begin to see pink ribbons or people wearing pink. For most it is a favorite color, for others they know that it signifies and is synonymous with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in October 1985, when the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of the Imperial Chemical Industries formed a partnership. Former first lady Betty Ford helped raise awareness as a breast cancer survivor herself. Since she was diagnosed when her husband former President Gerald Ford serviced in the White House, more light and attention was shed onto this...

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Corporate/Workplace Wellness: How to Establish & Design a Wellness Program

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Wellness, health, fitness, meditation, yoga, stretching, nutrition, wellness days – these are all buzz words in the corporate world these days as employers strive to find sustainable wellness programs for employees and employees strive to find wellness while at work. This can be a tricky balance of give and take on both parts, yet there are easy and quick solutions that can be implemented right away and even a small step or plan can make a huge difference in the moral at the office and the wellbeing of the employees. Why? As health care cost continue to escalate, both employees...

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Stress Management: Ways to Prevent & Relieve Stress

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Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It is caused by an existing stress-causing factor or stressor, and it can occur from an event or even a thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. It is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps us avoid dangers or meet a deadline. Yet, when stress lasts for a long time, it can harm your health. Anxiety is stress that continues after the stressor is gone and can be harmful to your overall well-being and health....

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A Guide to Various Types of Yoga

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There are many types of Yoga and although they can be vastly different, they all strive towards the same goal: serenity in mind, body, and spirit.   The definition of Yoga from Wikipedia is: Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise, and meditation. It helps to improve heath and happiness. Yoga is the Sanskrit word for union (yoke). Patanjali was a pioneer of classical yoga. He defined Yoga as “the cessation of the modification of the mind” (stopping changing the mind). The original forms of Yoga did not involve...

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Corporate Wellness – Exercises, Team Building & Wellness Activities

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As the structure, face and look of the corporate workplace shift into new beginnings, it is more important than ever to lay the groundwork for a cohesive team and office organization. Making mental health and wellness a team priority can help to drive healthier habits and foster resilience. Team wellbeing also reduces burnout and cuts down absenteeism.   Work relationships and communication are vital for a positive work environment and wellness amongst the employees. Exercises and activities done as a group can provide an opportunity for employees to unwind, take a break and have some fun. This will help to...

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Getting Started with Mindfulness

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Mindful – a word ‘full’ of meaning, yet hard to define and attain, and a huge buzz word heard around the world these days. The term mindfulness has been referred to as a psychological state of awareness, a practice that promotes this awareness, a mode of processing information, and a characterological trait. (Brown et al., 2007; Germer, Siegel, & Fulton, 2005; Kostanski & Hassed, 2008; Siegel, 2007b)   A simple definition from www.mindful.com is:  The basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going...

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