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Meditation

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...

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...

Kids With Anxiety Disorders ‘Significantly’ Benefit From Mindfulness Exercises By Changing Brain Activity, an article from medicaldaily.com

"Anxiety disorders plague more than one in four adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18, and many of them are treated with antidepressants and other medications to try and help them live a relatively healthy childhood. But a team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati set out to explore other treatment options that focus more on the mind...

People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain

Integrative Medicine and holistic healing can encompass a variety of methods to plan for a better "you." Here at Inner Passages, we often encourage deeper thought and meditation for some of our clients. There are many proven benefits to this and today we are sharing an article which sheds some light into another awesome aspect to meditation: becoming more aware...

Mindfulness Therapy May Prevent Depression Relapse

Good morning, Today we are sharing an article from http://www.medscape.com/ entitled 'Mindfulness Therapy May Prevent Depression Relapse.' "Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) reduces the risk for depression relapse in patients with recurrent depression, with the greatest effect seen in those with the worst baseline symptoms, the results of an individual patient data meta-analysis indicate. Synthesizing data from more than 1200 patients in nine studies, European...

This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better

Good afternoon! Today we are sharing an article from Time.com entitled 'This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better: After just four days of meditation training, people reported feeling 21% less pain.'  As you know, we are advocates for meditation as part of integrative therapy and medicine. This article talks about 'a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that...

Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life

Good morning, Today we are sharing an article from Psychologytoday.com entitled ' Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life.' "Meditative practices offer a simple, intuitive approach to improving your life and mental well being, yet many who could benefit from meditation are quickly deterred by misinformation. Meditation is not difficult, it has a huge positive impact on the brain, and...

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body, an article from the New York Times

Good morning, This week we are continuing our "meditation-theme" for our post because we feel that it is so important for overall health and wellness! In a recent article from the New York Times some of the many benefits of meditation are mentioned and how in recent years there hasn't been many scientific studies which can prove those benefits. "This month,...