Alternative Ways to Find Relief from Concussion Symptoms

Alternative Ways to Find Relief from Concussion Symptoms

I love how more and more information about concussions is coming out. How common they are in sports, the symptoms and the side effects. One thing we don’t often hear though, is how most concussions actually happen in regular life, not sports. That means most people don’t know how easy it is to receive one, when to go to the doctor, and what to do when they have one. They don’t know how to recognize the symptoms or what to do about them. They also don’t realize there are some alternative ways to find relief from concussion symptoms. Disclaimer: I Read More

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Why You Need a Detox Bath

I always recommend a detox bath because it is one of the easiest and most affordable healing therapies. A detox bath helps to facilitate and stimulate the body’s natural detoxification system. In our modern world, our bodies are subjected to more toxins than ever before. We are surrounded by toxins on all fronts, from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and even the medications we take to supposedly improve our health. Without a detox these toxins can harm the body by causing irritation and inflammation. The body has a natural detoxification process that works Read More

Meditation Series ~ Part 4

Mantra Meditation

So, I do not often practice this type of meditation, but it is a super useful tool for beginners who struggle to clear their minds. This particular meditation is useful, as a mantra is a great way to center yourself and be more focused. A Mantra is a syllable or a short word without a specific meaning – that’s the important part. Each mantra does have a meaning, but it is more complex and tend to be vaguely general meanings that are different for each user.  A mantra is used repeatedly in order to focus the mind. A mantra is Read More

Meditation Series ~ Part 3

Loving Kindness Meditation

This is definitely one of my favorite meditations because it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, while spreading a loving energy to those around you and the world. The Loving Kindness meditation is also known as Metta meditation. Metta means unconditional kindness, friendliness and good will to all. This style of meditation originates from Buddhist teachings, especially Tibetan Buddhism. “Compassion meditation” is a modern scientific field that validates the effectiveness of Metta and other meditation techniques. Love to the Universe The Loving Kindness meditation does not require you to focus exclusively on your breath like many others. Instead Read More

Meditation Series Part 2(2)

Mindfulness Meditation

  The first technique I will be discussing is Mindfulness meditation. This is an important technique and the best place to start when it comes to meditation. Mindfulness helps you to learn a simple but vital aspect of meditation: how to pay attention or be “mindful”. Being mindful does not actually start with meditation, but is something that should be consciously focused on during all activities, such as eating, walking, talking etc. It emphasizes a highly accessible, mindful consideration towards any actions or objects that are within your area of influence. Westernized Style Mindfulness meditation stems from Vipassana (which is Read More

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Meditation Series for Busy Beginners

“We live in a hectic world and deciding to meditate can be a beneficial and life changing choice” Personal Experience I used to suffer from anxiety and overthinking but was determined not to use medication to treat my symptoms. After being told by many people to try yoga and meditation, I finally did and it changed my life! These practices may seem too spiritual for you, but that is exactly what we need. Both yoga and meditation allows you to connect your mind, body and soul through your breath. My overthinking and constant worrying slowly lessened and as this happened, Read More