The Mind & Meditation

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The brain is one of the most important parts of our body (Obviously!), but sometimes we forget to take care of it…Our brain is the center and protection of our pineal gland. Many factors in our everyday life can affect your brain in negative ways. Alcohol, drugs, chemicals, certain foods, trauma, stress and much more can affect your brain. This can lead to mental disorders, day-to-day stress or even just simply having a headache! Meditation is a tool that we can all use.

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The Fireweed Learning Community – Professional Self Healing

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“I believe in the richness of life, that beauty is everywhere, and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation. This belief aids me day to day in being harmonious, happy, and loving. I seek knowledge and experiences which I share with passion.” – Christine

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: How to Cope and Prevent It

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As we move from summer to winter, the days get shorter. The cold weather forces us indoors, preventing us from getting fresh air and exercise. This change in routine and the amount of sunlight we’re exposed to can negatively impact our mood, and it’s commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

 

Despite it being most prevalent in juveniles, anyone can be affected by SAD, regardless of age or gender. But anyone affected by SAD can help overcome it using natural, holistic approaches. If one enters the early nights and colder temperatures prepared, they might even be able to prevent it! Continue reading…


The Effects of Stress

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Stress is a major problem in our modern society. The way we’ve structured our lives, from work to play, leads to a lot of anxiety, mental conditions, and unhealthy habits. It can overwhelm us completely, making even little things seem like insurmountable challenges.

 

It’s not just a mental problem – it’s a whole body problem. Here are some of the way stress can affect you, and how you can fight back against stress before it takes over your life!

 

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This is How Sound Affects Your Brain

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How does sound affect our brain?   Sound and music actually changes our brain waves; This all traces back to how we feel when we listen to certain genres of music or hear certain noises.  Brains may be a confusing thing to understand but it is actually quite interesting. Every brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons.  Neurons use electricity to communicate from one to another, just like the rest of the communication that happens in our body.  Continue reading…


Himalayan Salt Lamps – Why You Need One

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Himalayan rock salt originates from the Himalayas over 250 million years ago.  It was formed by the pressure applied from the large mountain range on the sea. The energy that is in the salt is attributed to the pressure that was applied on them and it has about 84 nutritional elements that we need every day.

Himalayan rock salt was considered a delicacy in the past because of being exclusively saved for people of power; it was used for trading and paid as salary in some cases. This salt was also used for therapy and cures for diseases over the centuries.  People used it to dry the bronchial tubes and clear sinus cavities of bacteria. Continue reading…


8 Depression Treatments Other than Drugs

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Some treatments for depression can actually scare those who need help right out of getting it. Medications and chemical aids can help in one sense, but hurt in many others, and they can frighten those who don’t want to radically alter their brain’s chemistry. For anyone suffering from the effects of depression, there are many ways to help treat symptoms that won’t harm your body or your brain. You may have heard of these treatments for other problems, but know that they are shown to help with all degrees of depression. Continue reading…