The 15 best meditation podcasts of 2021

(Emma Caplan/ Healthline) –– Meditation is the way of habitually training your mind to redirect its thoughts and focus. It has become increasingly popular because of the many health benefits it offers, like: reducing stress and anxiety improving moods and attitudes increasing clarity, discipline, and concentration Using meditation, you can even achieve a better sleep routine, a calm state, […]

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How mindfulness can bring relief with chronic pain

(Aryanna Denk/ Healthline) — If you live life with chronic pain, you’ve probably gotten some unsolicited advice. “Have you tried meditation?” your hairdresser asks. “Having a positive mindset changes everything,” says your co-worker. Of course, this type of comment usually has the opposite effect. These well-meaning words can make it seem as though the pain […]

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Always want to sleep in? 7 things your body is telling you

(Emma Lowe/ NBG Health) –– I knew I had a morning problem when I read through my phone’s screen-time report. My most-used app wasn’t Instagram, Photos, or Chrome—it was my clock. “How could that be when I only set two alarms a day max?” I wondered. Then it hit me: It was all those times […]

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12 mantras for anxiety: harness the healing power of chanting

(Healthline) — Mantra is a form of meditation using a sound, word, or phrase. The oldest known mantras can be found in the Vedas, which are ancient religious texts from India. Mantras are continually recited silently or aloud and are often combined with breath and rhythm. The practice of mantra meditation is said to help […]

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How the pandemic is fueling eating disorders in young people

(William A. Haseltine/ Forbes) — “I just needed more control” Anne, a college student from Massachusetts, took a deep breath as she recounted her experiences with disordered eating during the pandemic. Anne had been aware of her struggles with food for much of her life, but it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that she started […]

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6 beginner-friendly meditation strategies to help calm your child

(Gitte Winter Graugaard/ Motherly) — Every day our children are bombarded with impressions: screens, the internet, over-scheduling of activities, information overflow, long packed school days, etc. Their lives are busy—and, believe it or not, our sweet kiddos can experience stress. One of the most typical ways for parents to see signs of stress, depression or […]

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Why do women suffer more with insomnia?

(Alice Broster/ Forbes) — It’s recommended that a healthy adult gets seven to nine hours of sleep every night. However, for some people, that’s a distant dream rather than a frequent reality. Many things can contribute to you losing sleep. You may have had to adapt under the stressful circumstances of Covid-19 which has meant […]

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4 simple breathing exercises to beat anxiety

(Natalie Morris/ Metro) — Being at work can be stressful at the best of times. But if you’re navigating a return to the office after a long time away, starting in a new role with more responsibility, or going through something difficult in your personal life, you might find your workplace anxiety is spiking. Feeling […]

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Can exercise prevent ‘chemo brain’ in women with breast cancer?

(Leslie Orr-Rochester/ Futurity) — Chemo-brain, or brain fogginess, is a well-known side effect for some cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy. In prior studies, women with breast cancer have says that brain fog is a significant problem. The new research suggests that exercise may be a prevention tool, and lays the groundwork for clinical trials to […]

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Image visualization helped complement my cancer treatment

(Viney Kerpal/ The Cure) — The oncologist diagnosed me with stage 3 breast cancer. I felt flung into icy waters. Cancer hyphenated my life into “Before” and “After” eras. The “Before” era saw a confident, energetic 58-year-old professor travelling widely. The “After” era, however, saw a sick, diffident, depressed woman. The year was 2007. More […]

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