Depression and Anxiety in Children versus Normal Behavior

We think of kids as being resilient. They'll get over it. Oh, this is normal for their age. But the data doesn't lie: 50% of mental illness actually begins by age 14. Without mental health treatment, many children run the risk of needless suffering [...]

Is It Pandemic Fatigue or High-Functioning Depression?

After a year in quarantine, does this sound familiar? Numbness, overeating or a loss of appetite; insomnia or excessive sleep; low energy or fatigue; poor concentration or indecisiveness; low self-esteem and hopelessness. You’re not alone. Over 40% of Coloradoans report symptoms of anxiety or [...]

6 Health Benefits of Gardening

Ahh, springtime. Lots of things are in the air: love, pollen, and change—to name a few. Spring is a great time to try new things, maybe even a new hobby. With the rise of technology and our ever-increasing sedentary lifestyles, fewer and fewer people [...]

5 Fundamental Steps for Achieving Unity of Mind, Body and Spirit

As we know, unity between mind, body, and spirit is when your brain (thoughts and decisions) work hand-in-hand with your heart (emotions) and body (actions you take). And when we are talking about achieving it or embodying it, we are looking at fundamental work [...]

How to Achieve Brain & Heart Coherence – 3 Breathing Exercises

From our previous blogs, you know that the state of brain & heart coherence is characterized by deep inner peace, greater resilience, improved physical health, and solid mental health. Moreover, research shows that the state of coherence can be measured and intentionally achieved. One of the tools [...]

12 Benefits of Brain & Heart Coherence

As we know from our last post, brain & heart coherence is simply a state of unity and integration of mind, body and spirit –when our thoughts, intentions and actions seamelessly align. It not only has powerful effects on our mental and emotional health, [...]

What is Brain & Heart Coherence

Do you ever feel like your head and your heart just aren’t on the same page? Your thoughts tell you one thing, but your feelings tell you another. On the other hand, you probably also know what it feels like to be completely at [...]

Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches

If you’re suffering from a severe migraine, chances are you wouldn’t think that inserting a whole bunch of needles in your body would make you better. That’s crazy, right? Well—not as crazy as it sounds. It turns out that inserting tiny needles into specific [...]

7 Reasons to Try Acupuncture for Depression and Anxiety

Are you tired of putting up with side effects from depression and anxiety medications? Are you looking for alternative ways to heal? Are you searching to bring balance and energy back into your body? Then you owe it to yourself to explore acupuncture. Anxiety [...]

7 Habits for a Healthy Holiday Mindset

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or is it? Well, in many ways, it’s up to you to decide. Most of us have high hopes for the Christmas season. We all long to be connected with people that we love. We plan [...]

5 Negative Mindsets that Impact Your Mental Health

Some people talk about their depression and anxiety as if it were a pet—a little companion they keep around as an important part of their life. They say things like: I have depression. My anxiety is really acting up. They view their experience of [...]

Neuroplasticity & Mindset

Neuroplasticity is your brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to learning new things. A little over 60 years ago, the term “neuroplasticity” became widely used in the scientific community as neurologists saw increasing evidence for how the brain can change throughout our [...]

Mindset: The Foundation of Your Mental Health

You’ve probably heard about the human brain being compared to a computer—they’re both complex machines that run on electricity. Is this a good analogy? Yes and no. Your brain does indeed run on electricity. It processes information, stores memories, and carries out commands, similar [...]

How to Start Meditating – 11 Practical Tips

As we know, meditation practice produces numerous benefits for mental health: it brings deep inner peace, mental clarity, resilience, better ability to process difficult emotions, better sleep and so much more. It can be a wonderful tool in dealing with depression, grief, PTSD, anxiety, [...]

The Science of Meditation for Mental Health

“Meditation is an active form of brain training. A lot of people have this idea that meditation means sitting down and doing nothing, but that’s not true. Meditation is an active training of the mind to increase awareness.” - Researcher Madhav Goyal [...]

Meditation for Mental Health – 16 Benefits

In the past decade, you've probably heard one too many times about meditation. The message seems to be everywhere – on TV, all over social media, and in the news. Celebrities are talking about it, experts are talking about, major corporations are building it [...]

Release Suppressed Emotions With Yoga – 14 Poses

Hi all! In the last post we talked about the importance of emotions, how they guide our life, let us get to know und understand ourselves. We have also talked about the importance of owning one's emotions and feeling them through. We saw, how [...]

Suppressed Emotions Might Be Keeping You Depressed

Hi friends! We all know that emotions play a very important role in our lives, and, if not addressed and worked through, can cause depression, tension, pain and disease. Kicking off the month focused on yoga for mental health, we will examine the basics [...]

How Inflammation Keeps You Depressed … And How to Fix It

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s response to threat or injury, and it’s not always a bad thing. If you fall while playing basketball and twist your ankle, your body will produce swelling (inflammation) around the ankle to direct resources for healing and [...]

Gut Health: What You Eat Impacts Your Mental Health

What would happen if you poured Coca-Cola into your car’s gas tank and then tried to drive it? Chances are you wouldn’t make it very far. Just like the rest of our body, our brain is powered by the nutrients that we give it. [...]

Anxiety: How Food Affects Mood

Anxiety is a catch-all name for a group of disorders that manifest as constant feelings of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and stress. Approximately 40 million American adults are suffering from some form of anxiety disorder, according to [...]

The Hurt Is Not Defining Me Anymore

For much of his adult life, David felt like a short man, even though he stands six feet tall. He used to walk with a hunched back, weighed down by decades of pain and trauma. On the day that David shared his story with [...]

Save the Sunscreen! Let Summertime Sunshine Lift Your Spirits

Summertime is full of good things: snacking on slices of cool, sweet watermelon by the side of the pool, dining on the patio while the sun is still in the sky, enjoying time with people you love while everyone’s schedule is more relaxed.    [...]

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