Category Archives: Mental Health

How Having a Chronic Illness can Affect Your Mental Health

Having a chronic illness isn’t easy. You will have good days and bad ones. There will be days when you might be managing severe pain levels. There will be days where it might be difficult to even get out of bed. While we can't control the symptoms of our chronic illnesses, we can learn to…
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The Power of Mediation For Anxiety and Depression

In high school, I got into mindfulness meditation. My mom, who was an avid meditator, introduced me to a guided mindfulness meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kabat-Zinn is one of the founders of the mindfulness meditation movement. He runs the stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Listening to the guided mindfulness meditation helped me…
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Your Brain on Yoga: How Yoga and Meditation Boost Your Mental Wellbeing

We know that yoga and meditation can help you relieve stress and let you relax more. However, the experts are still trying to figure out exactly how these things work. Just like the brain itself, the health effects that yoga and meditation have on your body are still a bit of a mystery. However, there have been…
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Yoga, Anger, And Activism

This has been a tough post for me to write. It took a couple of weeks for me to get it on paper (or screen), and these are thoughts and feelings I’ve been grappling with for the last couple years. The reflections on here have inspired some of the work that I’m doing to support…
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How Yoga Builds Resilience

We’ve heard about the health benefits of yoga with regard to physical fitness, relaxation, and focus. Yoga can have both a meditative quality and it can also serve as a way to stay in shape. It depends on what you’re looking to gain from your practice. In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, it…
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Yoga for Depression (are you feeling SAD?)

“the severe pain and the great trials we go through teach us the real essence of great joy” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah When Winter comes and bathes the world in its icy grasp, it’s important to remember that Spring is always just around the corner. Until it comes, there are many ways to lift your…
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Anxiety In The UK: An Infographic

Anxiety in the UK and panic attacks are common. It is something that effects many people, so it's helpful if we can better understand how anxiety effects ourselves and those around us. The mind savvy folks at Klearminds have designed a new and informative infographic that features all sorts of guidance on anxiety and depression…
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