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Meditation

Meditation: Back to Basics

The quality of our actions is rooted in our mental outlook.  Calm,  clear thinking gives rise to action which is creative, inspirational and  evolutionary.  On the other hand, stressed or reactionary thinking  yields action that is rife with friction, short sightedness and even  regret.  It may even do harm to ourselves and others.  That is why we  strive to take care of our mental well being, since our state of mind  directly impacts, and is in fact the basis of, our activity. (more…)

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Meditation: Within You

Anxiety and worry are the unavoidable products of seeking certainty in external events and situations.  Since events and circumstances are ever-changing, attempting to source any certainty through is at best unsustainable. When the mind dives inward through meditation, it arrives at the inner field of Being.  Being is the source of everything - all knowledge, all   creativity, and all adaptability.  Therefore, our total capability lies  within. Experiencing it gives us utmost confidence that no matter what  demands  come, we'll meet them with grace and equanimity.  As a consequence, all worry and anxiety dissolve.

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Health

Banish PMS Symptoms with Food and Other Natural Remedies

It should not surprise any woman that 9 out of every 10 of us have had Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms which may include: aches, pains, emotional stress, abdominal bloating, acne, anxiety, backache, breast swelling and tenderness, cramps, depression, intense food cravings, dizzy or fainting spells, fatigue, headaches, nausea, insomnia, altered sex drive, swelling of the fingers and ankles, and personality changes such as drastic mood swings, outbursts of anger, violence and sadness (yes, an extensive and exhaustive list)! But keep your chin up ladies and walk away from those donut holes and fried onion rings! There are many great natural

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Top Foods That Diminish and Banish PMS

9 out of every 10 women have had Premenstrual Syndromes (PMS) which may include: aches, pains, emotional stress, abdominal bloating, acne, anxiety, backache, breast swelling and tenderness, cramps, depression, intense food cravings, dizzy or fainting spells, fatigue, headaches, nausea, insomnia, altered sex drive, swelling of the fingers and ankles, and personality changes such as drastic mood swings, outbursts of anger, violence and sadness that can lead to depression. But keep your chin up ladies and walk away from those donut holes and fried onion rings! The foods we eat and our general lifestyles have great effects on whether or not

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Circles Of Concern

We can divide our field of interaction into two distinct circles. One we can call our "circle of concern" - everything we're concerned about in the world.  The state of politics.  Whether we will have enough money.  World peace.  Questions about our future health.  Or anxieties about any future event. (more…)

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13 Ways to Avoid Gaining the Freshman15

College offers many delicious temptations. You are finally on your own and free to eat what you want, when you want it, and NO ONE is there to tell you no or shove more liver and peas onto your plate. You can pile on the portions in the dining hall, eat dinners of all the junk food (pizza, burgers, French fries and ice cream), and indulge in sugary and salty snacks to fuel late-night study sessions. In addition, you may not get as much exercise as you did in high school, and staying out late with friends (including 3 am

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Foods That Relax the Mind and Body

You probably know that many people turn to food when they’re feeling stressed. What you may not know is that science has proven some foods are actually excellent stress-reducers. The trick is to pick the right foods. Sure, high sugar treats may make you feel better for an hour or so, but then your blood sugar will crash and you’ll feel more fatigued and stressed than before. Instead, choose healthy foods that not only nourish your body, but relax your muscles and nerves. (more…)

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What is Vedic Meditation?

Vedic Meditation is renowned for being easy and effortless as it doesn't require any concentration, contemplation, focusing or imagining. Other forms of meditation often require the practitioner to either concentrate, focus, contemplate, or imagine something. These activities are known to excite the mind as opposed to relaxing the mind. The technique utilizes the natural tendency of the mind to become quiet and experience bliss. Research shows that it is more effective than other meditation and relaxation techniques in releasing stress and promoting mental and physical well-being. Where does this technique come from? This technique originated from the Veda - the

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