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Exercising Friendliness

by Daron Larson In his new book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, ABC News anchor Dan Harris recounts a 2004 nationally-televised on-air panic attack, in large part fueled by an emerging drug addiction. That event led him on a search to ... Read More »

Yoga Practices Pump Up Detoxifying Antioxidants

Indian researchers recruited 64 physically fit males from the Indian Air Force Academy for a three-month study of yoga’s effect on detoxification. For three months, 34 of the volunteers practiced hatha yoga with pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. The other 30 volunteers underwent physical training exercises. At the end of the study, blood tests found significantly higher levels of antioxidants, ... Read More »

The Power of Om

The Sacred Syllable Resonates with All of Life by Sam Saunders “Om” is a Hindu sacred sound considered the greatest of all mantras, traditionally used in prayers, chants and meditation—possessing high spiritual and creative power, it can be recited by anyone. Om is both a sound and a symbol rich in meaning and depth. When pronounced correctly it is actually ... Read More »

Taking Care While Giving Care

Helpers Must Nurture Themselves, Too by Deborah Shouse “If you’re depressed, tired or sick, your caregiving is likely to suffer,” counsels John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network, in Washington D.C., and a former family caregiver.  “For the sake of your loved one, take care of yourself.” The AARP estimates that some 34 million family caregivers provide for someone that ... Read More »

Mindfulness Meditation Can Hinder Onset of Alzheimer’s

A pilot study from the Harvard Medical School indicates yet another benefit of meditation. The researchers tested 14 people with mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, and provided them with either Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training or standard care. Brain imaging tests indicated that those engaged in meditative training had increased activity and connections among three areas ... Read More »

Wellness Center Announces New Location

Renew Wellness has recently moved from Whitehall to Gahanna. The center was founded in 2012 by Anna Schott and Cassie Starinsky, two social workers with prior experience in mental health care and counseling. “We worked for many years in a traditional mental health treatment system, and found that mode of therapy was not enough,” says Schott. “We recognized how real ... Read More »

New Child Education and Care Facility Opens in Columbus

The Juniper School is a new outreach effort of The Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus (SMCC). The school offers classes for infants through age 6 with a range of programs from extended day care to morning preschool, plus evening classes for the family. The goals of both The Juniper School and SMCC are to “actively engage in creating a culture ... Read More »

Unleash Unlimited Potential

with Panache Desai by April Thompson Born into an East Indian family in London, England, Panache Desai grew up steeped in spiritual practices like meditation. Though recognized by spiritual teachers as possessing a special gift, Desai rejected his spiritual foundation as a teenager, trading it for the excitement of London’s rave music scene of the 1990s before moving to America. ... Read More »

Mindfulness Meditation Reduces the Urge to Light Up

Mindfulness meditation training may help people overcome addiction by activating the brain centers involved in self-control and addictive tendencies, suggests research from the psychology departments of Texas Tech University and the University of Oregon. Scientists studied 61 volunteers, including 27 smokers, randomly divided into groups that either received mindfulness meditative training or relaxation training. Two weeks later, after five hours ... Read More »

Managing PMS

Alternative Treatments to Consider by Dr. Ruslana Kurpita Most women are familiar with the dreaded PMS, or premenstrual syndrome. According to current statistics, this unpleasant condition affects approximately 40 percent of menstruating women. PMS has many symptoms, including bloating, cramps, acne, back pain, mood swings, sugar cravings, tender breasts, water retention, difficulty sleeping, and headaches. These symptoms are often severe ... Read More »

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