Phobias and fears meditation

Phobias are intense fears that trigger a response of stress or anxiety. Scientists have defined fear as “the neurophysiological processes that prepare an organism to perform innate or learned responses to cope with danger.” That’s great, except for the many times the organism (which is you and I) perceives a non-danger as something dangerous. When […]

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Self-help & personal development meditation

In your honest opinion, do you and the people you spend the most time with, live at your highest, peak potential? Even “successful” people slack in certain areas — usually the areas that challenge the most. So, you’ll notice someone who is very fit and healthy (and has, therefore, mastered the ability to eat well, […]

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Depression meditation & mindfulness

Depression is a widely-used, and poorly-defined word. It’s the leading cause of disability in the world, often identified with: Loss of interest in life Increased fatigue and insomnia Fluctuation in appetite and weight Sense of paralysis, numbness, emptiness Feels helpless, hopeless The American Psychiatric Association publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5), which is the […]

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Self-esteem & confidence meditation & mindfulness

How much positive regard or self-love do you think you have? Life actually does not set most people up to feel great about themselves. The majority, it seems, are socialized for self-doubt, and to seek expertise and affirmation outside of oneself. Then, a great part of one’s adult life, is spent learning how to simply […]

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Teenage issues meditation & mindfulness

Every phase of life comes with unique challenges. The teenage years might be considered one of the more difficult phases, because hormonal activity causes all kinds of physiological changes like: a deepened voice, growth of facial hair, and first ejaculation in males; developed breasts, rounded hips, and the start of menstruation in females; transitioning from […]

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Substance abuse & addiction meditation

Some consider addiction a state of consciousness. Traditional medicine considers it a type of brain disorder, evidenced by “compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences.”  Addictions are almost always the result of stress (<— link to stress and anxiety category) and traumas that have not been dealt with at their root. The point of […]

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