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Inspiration

There’s More to Life Than Being Happy: Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness

This morning we are sharing an older but good article from theatlantic.com entitled 'There's More to Life Than Being Happy: Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness.' In today's instant gratification society, people tend to want to only do things that make them "happy." However this article brings up a much deeper point. That life isn't just...

Gaining Happiness by Losing Yourself

Good morning, Today we are sharing an article from psychologytoday.com entitled 'Gaining Happiness by Losing Yourself.'  This is a great read which talks about  being able to lose yourself in order to help treat other mood and emotional issues that you may have going on. It also talks about the importance of being able to recognize situations that aren't favorable and...

A Local School Replaced Detention With Meditation. And the Results Are Stunning!

Good afternoon, Today we are sharing an article from omeleto.com entitled 'This School Replaced Detention With Meditation. And the Results Are Stunning.' As you know there are many direct, positive results from the ancient practice of mediation but we most often hear about adults or adolescents giving meditation a try. What makes this article particularly amazing, is that the Robert W. Coleman Elementary...

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Good Morning, Today we are sharing a post on what defines a good life, based on a study by Robert Waldinger. It's interesting on how life goals and dreams can change as we age and gain more life experiences. Also, being able to find your best self sooner in life can really make a difference on  how you perceive your situation...

When another coffee is the last thing you need, try yoga!!

Good afternoon, Today we are sharing an article from 99u.com entitled ' Yoga Hacks for Stress & Anxiety When another coffee is the last thing you need, try these yoga moves and squash all your work-related tension.'  Written by Jenn Tardif As you know, there are many benefits to doing yoga, that aren't just physical. Yoga can help relieve stress, anxiety and any...

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

Good afternoon! As you may or may not know, Inner Passages believes in an integrative approach to healing and wellness. One of the aspects we like to discuss with patients is mindful meditation. However, we know that for some people the idea of meditation can be overwhelming. Where do you begin? How do you know if you are meditating correctly? Today we...

Study Shows Tai Chi and Physical Therapy Were Equally Helpful for Knee Osteoarthritis

Here at Inner Passages, we believe in a fully-integrative and holistic approach to therapy and wellness. As you know, taking care of our mental health is only half the battle. Today we are sharing an article with impressive (but not surprising to us!) findings. In an article from the National Institute of Health (NIH), entitled ' Study Shows Tai Chi and...

Writing for Wellness: A Tool for Health and Healing

"We all experience times of pain and suffering in life. These difficult life events affect our bodies, minds, and spirits, not to mention our relationships, jobs, and priorities.  Some people seem to be able to not only move through the suffering, but also to experience growth and strengthening that gives purpose to their pain.  How do they do it?  And,...