How to Leave an Abusive Relationship in 5 No-Nonsense Steps

To leave an abusive relationship is an intense challenge, at the least. There are hundreds of misconceptions floating around about abusive relationships. Many people don’t make vital distinctions relevant to the types of abuse, the dynamics between the abuse and the victim or the trauma and healing processes that accompany the abuse. Leaving an abusive relationship is one of the hardest things a…

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How to Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing to Improve Your Life

Have you ever heard of diaphragmatic breathing? If not, you should begin practicing it as soon as possible. Diaphragmatic breathing exercises are simple and easy to execute at one’s own leisure and comfort and can be one of the cheapest ways to reduce the stress and anxiety that plague most of us daily. But what exactly is diaphragmatic breathing? Alternatively called “deep breathing”…

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20 Effects of Meditation on Your Mental and Physical Health

Most people don’t properly understand the practice of meditation and its effects. There is a clear lack of general knowledge about the subject. One of the things that some people wonder about is why they should start practicing meditation in the first place. The idea of spending time alone in a quiet setting and focusing on your thoughts is something that simply does…

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3 Grounding Techniques to Deepen your Connection with Earth

We see the terms "grounding techniques", “grounding” and “grounded” gaining momentum in the mental health and wellness discourses lately. There is a very good reason for that. Modern life is characterized by frantic everyday rhythms, stress, anxiety, and a host of pathological conditions, either mental or physical, to accompany all the frenzy. Grounding techniques can be a way to save oneself from the…

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4 Powerful Pranayama Techniques That Can Change Your Life

Just breath. It's simple advice but something you need to take more into consideration if you want to manage stress and feel your best. Pranayama is an ancient form of specialized breathing that can have amazing health benefits. This article will give you a good understanding of the importance of breathing and pranayama techniques you can do to find more peace and balance.…

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Scottish Doctors Recognize the Benefits of Nature and Can Now Prescribe it to Their Patients

There are so many benefits of nature that it would do you some good to get out there right now if you can. It may go deeper than just enjoying the great outdoors as nature can now be prescribed to patients in the same way a medication has been. Scottish doctors are recognizing how important it is to get outside and the benefits of nature…

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Neurosis Symptoms and Causes and How to Spot the Early Signs of It

Neurosis is a term that describes an underlying psychological problem. So are there neurosis symptoms and is it possible to detect these signs? Before we explore neurosis symptoms and their causes, let’s look at how the term came about. The term neurosis was first coined by a Scottish doctor, Dr. William Kullen. He used it to describe any ailment where there was no…

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5 Early Signs of Dementia That Can Be Easily Confused for Aging Quirks

Certain early signs of dementia can be confused for the signs of aging. How to spot the symptoms at the earliest? The early signs of dementia, as well as this disorder itself, come in many forms. Although they all involve damage to the brain and memory impairment, they're often categorized based on their cause. Types of Dementia Vascular dementia occurs when blood flow…

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Attachment Disorder in Adults: Causes, Signs and Ways to Heal

Attachment disorder in adults typically starts during the most formative years in childhood. It can be due to poor attachments to our mothers and fathers, which can include poor parenting or separation such as divorce or death. It can also be due to physical or sexual abuse. We learn from our primary caregivers how to form meaningful relationships so if they, for whatever…

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How to Practice Forest Bathing to Clear Your Mind and Heal Your Body

Forest bathing, also known as Shinrinyoku in Japanese – Shinrin stands for the forest, yoku for bath – is the activity of walking mindfully through a specific type of natural environment, usually a forest. In the Japanese tradition, enjoying calming activities like forest bathing regularly is something usual, even necessary. How Forest Bathing Affects Your Health Forest bathing is known to bring numerous…

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