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8 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself

"Many of us struggle to treat ourselves with kindness. For some reason we're often nicer to others than we are to ourselves. Good self-care isn't that different from effective parenting. As parents we want to balance clear expectations for our kids with an understanding that they're human and imperfect. In the same way, looking out for ourselves means holding ourselves...

One Man’s Story of Depression and the Four Things He Learned in his Healing

Good morning, Today we are sharing a great article from MindBodyGreen entitled 'The 4 Spiritual Principles That Helped Me Overcome Anxiety & Depression.' Author Sah D’Simone talks about his fall into depression and the four critical things he learned on his journey toward healing. Depression affects everyone differently but Sah makes a few good points worth noting: -Your suffering is nobody's fault—especially not...

Benefits of Yoga in Recovery from Substance Abuse

Good morning, Today we share an article from Addiction Resource, entitled 'Yoga – Why it’s Great for People Recovering From Drug Abuse.' "Prescription and illicit drug abuse is a looming health problem in the US. In fact, it is a major cause of rising healthcare expenses, a general deterioration of health, as well as socio-economic issues. There are various approaches to...

Contemplating Yoga Around the World

As you know I believe in yoga as medicine by the practice of yoga therapy.  Yoga therapy focuses on individual issues and concerns, which you’re unable to address in group settings. Increasingly, health care and medical care professionals accept, practice, and prescribe yoga therapy due to the significant and growing body of clinical research that documents yoga’s proven health benefits...