Depression and Alleviating Anxiety: 5-HTP Could be Worth a Try

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After many studies, it has been proven that 5-HTP helps improve the mood of depressed patients and help panic attacks. The same sources also recommended that more research on 5 -HTP should be done before claims were made. 5 HTP for Sleep and Weight Loss 5 HTP may aid in weight loss and improve sleep […]

Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life

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Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more. Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort. Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone. Eating […]

Flying With Faith, Not Fear

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“I don’t live in fear. All good experiences have come from trusting the universe. There is no other way to live or love.”  Olivia Wilde My faith and trust in the universe continues to deepen; especially during uncertain times. This inspiring quote from one of my favorite celebs, the lovely Olivia Wilde, arrived right on […]

Benefits Of Epsom Salt Baths

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Whether it’s sore muscles, aches from cold and flu, the onset of any kind of imbalance (cough, sore throat, fever), even fear, worry and sadness, take an Epsom salt bath. On the physical side, Epsom salt which is the mineral magnesium sulfate, has been found to help alleviate pain. Additionally, soaking in Epsom Salt helps […]

Anxiety Cranks Up Activity in Women’s Brains, Study Says

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Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study. “This may help predict the development of anxiety issues later in life for girls,” said […]

Finding Peace with Uncertainty

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Fear of an uncertain future: it can stop us from doing great things, and it can keep us holding onto things that are hurting us. For example: you might be holding onto clutter for reasons of comfort and security, even if the clutter gives you anxiety and costs a lot of money. And: you might […]

Walking as Meditation: Quiet Your Mind as You Improve Your Health

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Movement as a vehicle for personal growth and awareness has been a long-standing practice in many traditions. Yoga, T’ai Chi, and Chi Gong are all meditative practices that use the body as a portal to experience a deeper sense of self by observing, feeling and guiding specific movements. You can transform walking into a meditative […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Handling Stress

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We all handle stress differently. Some people crumble under press and others thrive. I think I am somewhere in between. On the outside, I can handle stress pretty well. Yet, like everyone, at times I have my moments. The other day I broke down and cried, screamed in my pillow and well… basically, freaked out. […]

Tone Down the Negative, Enhance the Positive

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Painful experiences range from subtle discomfort to extreme anguish — and there is a place for them. Sorrow can open the heart, anger can highlight injustices, fear can alert you to real threats, and remorse can help you take the high road next time. But is there really any shortage of suffering in this world? […]

Got Anxiety? Go for Holy Basil and Pumpkin Seed Extract

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The herb called Holy Basil: Findings from many investigations (but mostly with animals with the belief that humans have similar result) find holy basil might have some effects as a painkiller, a COX-II anti-inflammatory agent, an antioxidant, and as a treatment for bacterial, fungal and even viral infections. There is also evidence (again, only from […]