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PREEMPTIVE STRIKE TO THE WINTER BLUES: Mindfulness and Muscle

Mindfulness training could be the secret to improved physical activity

THE AMAZING LINK BETWEEN MINDFULNESS AND MUSCLE

A recent 400-person trial has shown potentially strong connections between mindfulness and levels of exercise. Lead researcher Jacob Meyer explains why this surprised him, and why he’s excited to learn more.


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Fierce Grace

Grace is a gift that seems to come unexpectedly when we’re open and available to receive it. The experience of grace comes in moments of openness when we’re gifted with a feeling or an unexpected insight that’s given from the deepest dimension of Being. The Light of grace often comes in quiet moments, but it can also come in times of suffering, pain, or even desperation.  We might call this fierce grace, a grace that comes when we don’t know what to do or where to turn in the midst of our suffering or heartache….Read On

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Pleasure vs Happiness

If you were asked to explain the difference between pleasure and happiness, what would you say? Think hard, because the answer holds the key to your long term health and well-being.

Pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig was one of the first people to sound the alarm on the dangers of too much sugar. But, he says, that sweet sensation is only one of the ways modern life feeds our dopamine-based pleasure and reward system....click to read on

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