Wellness

How Yoga and Exercise Can Be a Crucial Component in Addiction Treatment Plans

When you imagine rehab for addiction, you probably envision a secluded hospital-style community center where people meet for group therapy. But addiction recovery can also take the form of exercise. While individual and group therapy sessions are an important part of the recovery process, exercise has been proven to benefit those recovering from addiction as […]

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Practical Suggestions for Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures lower. For many, this means negotiating another bout, of Seasonal Affective Disorder; a form of depression brought on by a dearth of light. Since I’m one of those affected, I meditated and came up with proactive prescription for myself. I very much hope it will be helpful to

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Chronic Afflictions, Effective Coping Strategies

I’m struggling today with a chronic affliction that’s connected to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It’s not at all unusual for anxiety, depression and OCD to present as a monolith. My friend the psychotherapist explained the phenomenon to me recently; this is my synopsis: What typically happens is that the person experiences a trauma, or lives or

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I Have to Clear

In the popular American TV show The Walking Dead, a character named Morgan, who appeared in the show’s first season, recently reappeared after a long absence. In the interim, his sole purpose in a world gone mad has become to “clear.” He lost his family in the apocalyptic viral infection; now he devotes himself to

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