Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering?

There are many scientifically-validated claims about meditation’s myriad benefits, but can it actually reduce chronic pain? One study demonstrated a significant decrease in chronic pain-related suffering from 10 weeks of mindfulness meditation. Another study found that meditation improves pain tolerance … r

6 Ways To Live A More Positive Life

In a world where a great deal of people believe that negative thinking is a more realistic approach to life than positive thinking, it’s no wonder that our lives have become so negative. Try to tell somebody that is facing … r

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How Yoga Helps Children and Young Adults Cope With Negative Feelings

It’s an unfortunate fact that we live in anxious times – and young people appear to be increasingly affected. We could attempt to guess why, (and everything from social media to the looming threat of climate change seems to play … r

How to Conquer a Fear of Change

How do you feel when something happens in your life and you can’t do anything about it?  Powerless? Frustrated? Angry? Maybe you got fired by text message, lost your savings overnight or became ill?  We all have been in situations … r

5 Tips to Break Free from Negative Thoughts

We all get lost in thought from time to time, but sometimes those thoughts feel downright overwhelming. If we don’t take specific action to stop the thought loop, it can throw off our whole day. Whether you suffer from anxiety, … r

Failure vs. Defeat (Are You Confusing the Two?)

Failure is often a sharp, bitter, pill… And it can feel so personal, and FINAL. But, is failure really a bad thing? Maybe you are confusing failure with defeat? Consider this: Failure is defined as, “a lack of success.” Defeat … r