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Are You Considering a Complementary or Integrative Health Approach?

Here at Inner Passages Therapy we strive to achieve a holistic approach to health. From a holistic perspective, understanding the energy systems involved in the various dimensions of our lives: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual-allows us to target specific issues, symptoms, areas of discomfort that require attention.You may have been wondering what is complementary or integrative practice? If you...

Meditation: It Can Make You Feel Better

Good afternoon!Good morning!Today we are sharing an older, but relevant article from Time.com entitled 'This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better. In the article it mentions how after only four days of meditation training, people reported feeling 21% less pain than before! As you know, we are advocates for meditation as part of integrative therapy and medicine. This article...

Life Advice From A 100-Year-Old Woman Who Just Gets It

Good morning,We have a light-hearted, fun article to share with you today from Mind Body Green. A functional medicine practitioner interviewed her 101 year-old grandmother on patterns from her life."Nature versus nurture is a topic we could discuss for hours in Grannie’s case, but genetics aside, this 100-year-old fiery woman has some topical things to say about food, community, and...

Willpower & Compassion

Good morning,Continuing our theme about new years resolutions, today we dig a bit deeper into why resolutions tend to fail and how self control and willpower for resolution keeping are actually models of everyday life. In a recent article entitled 'The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions' by Gray Matter published from The New York Times, digs a little deeper...

Three Reasons Not To Make New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! Let the adventures of life begin anew!You might be sitting at home excited and looking forward to the unknowns of this new year. Or, you might be at home worrying about what changes this year might bring. Regardless of which thought process you might have, many people decide to write new year's resolutions for themselves. As...

Life Doesn’t Just Happen To Us

"The ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, who was a contemporary of Confucius, Lao Tsu, and the Buddha, is reported to have said, “you can never walk though the same river twice.” More accurately, the English translation from the Greek goes thus: “The river where you set your foot just now is gone—those waters giving way to this, now this.” Put simply,...

Yoga and Asthma

As you know we are more than just therapy. We believe in a holistic approach to navigating through life's ups and downs. As you probably already know, what we feel is a big part of that holistic mindfulness is yoga and meditation. Today we are sharing an article which talks about how yoga can have positive effects on asthma sufferers...

Coping With Mental Stress of The Holidays

The holidays are coming up and sometimes they can be taxing for us mentally. Here is a very interesting article from healthyplace.com about coping with mental illness during the holidays. It talks about a variety of topics including:-Being estranged from family and friends resulting in loneliness during the holiday season.-Having an eating disorder and having to face the issue head-on...

13 Unexpected Benefits of Exercise

Good morning,Today we are sharing an article from greatist.com entitled '13 Unexpected Benefits of Exercise,' which talks about some mental benefits to regular physical activity. Everyone knows that regular cardio can help heart health and longevity but did you know that regular exercise can actually increase the "happy brain chemicals" we produce? What about the fact that it can help...