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You Can Make A Difference: Taking that first step

Good morning, Today we are sharing a relevant article from psychologytoday.com entitled 'You Can Make a Difference: How small steps change the world.' Life can be overwhelming in general but it can be even more overwhelming when you turn on the news or check your newsfeed. "Today’s political scene, economic markets, global pressures and climate changes could leave one wondering “What can...

Helping to Overcome Loneliness

Good morning, Today we are sharing an article from Psychologytoday.com which in one author's opinion, shares three tips to help overcome loneliness. "Loneliness can take root deeply within you. Maybe your daily routine is punctuated by this pain emanating from an emptiness in your chest.'  'If so, you know that you are in trouble. It is a symptom of your severed connection...

Six Steps to Removing Fear from Decision Making

Good morning, Today we are sharing an article from pyschologytoday.com that we feel a lot of us can relate to: fear creeping into aspects of our lives, especially when it comes to decision making.  Source: isai-ramos-unsplash "No one enters adulthood unscarred. We’ve all been burned, so we all live with fear. The difference between a fulfilled life and a stifled one is whether...

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...