Rewriting The Definition of Strength For Men

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Rewriting The Definition of Strength For Men

 

By Kevin Kunkel

Awareness is key to making a change, especially with our health.  For optimal  health, we must be able to listen and learn from our body’s signals  in order to adapt and make the needed changes before these signals become debilitating symptoms or wreak havoc in our relationships.  Unfortunately many men are encouraged to learn skills of denial and toughening up rather then awareness and acceptance of how they feel and what they sense on the inside.

Men have an interesting ...

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Break Unwanted Habits With Mindfulness!

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Break Unwanted Habits With Mindfulness!

 

By Dr. Swati Desai

I remember getting really angry when I was doing my Akasha Cleanse and it required me not to have my morning cup of coffee. It is hard to let go of habits even when they are unwanted. It could be habits around food, alcohol, smoking, or some patterns of strong reactions which we regret later. We know we want to change them and yet we fall into the same hole again and again. How do we ...

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Group Meditation Has Many Benefits, including Creating Community

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Group Meditation Has Many Benefits, including Creating Community

We came across this article from NRP Health News by Angus Chen. It is an excellent read about the power of meditation. Enjoy!

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests that’s because the pain of loneliness activates the immune pattern ...

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Meditation: Powerful Mind-Body Medicine – A Gift To Your Health

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“…Mind body science has now reached a stage where it should be accepted as the third major treatment and prevention option, standing as an equal alongside drugs and surgery in the clinical medical pantheon.”

Herbert Benson, MD – cardiologist & founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

Meditation practice in the medical setting is now widely known and accepted by the scientific community as a proven and effective additional therapy for many illnesses and an ...

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Meditation Class

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Meditation Class

 

4 Class Series: Saturdays, Sept 30th – Oct 21nd, from 8:30-10 am.
$125 for the 4-class series.

Learn the gift of focus, calmness, awareness, and inner strength to reach your health, wellness, and life goals.  Beginning Saturday, Sept 30th, Akasha will offer a 4 class series on Meditation to decrease stress, boost your body’s own healing ability, and receive the wide range of mental and physical benefits associated with mindful meditation.  Specific emphasis is placed on using a variety of somatic  strategies to relax the body and mind.  You will ...

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Mindfulness Meditation and Brain Health

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Mindfulness Meditation and Brain Health

Swati Desai, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Richard Davidson, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was named as one of the hundred influential people in the world in 2006 by Time magazine. This very influential researcher who was known for his work on neuroscience of emotions was invited to visit His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet in 1992 in Dharamsala, India. Dalai Lama asked him why scientists did not study the ...

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Meditate Away the Holiday Stress

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Meditate Away the Holiday Stress

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Desai is the Director of Integrative Psychological Services at the Akasha Center, Meditation Teacher, Psychotherapist, and a regular blogger at Huffington Post. Check her website www.swatidesai.com. To make an appointment with her or to talk to her, please email at meditate@swatidesai.com or call at (310) 308 9531.

Holidays are a time for increased attachment: to material abundance, to family togetherness, to vacation time, and to the fantasy of joy that comes with all ...

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Compassion: what it is and what it is not!

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Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Desai is the Director of Integrative Psychological Services at the Akasha Center, Meditation Teacher, Psychotherapist, and a regular blogger at Huffington Post.  To make an appointment with her or to talk to her, please email at meditate@swatidesai.com or call at (310) 308 9531.

Unable to bear the intense pain of her son’s death, almost losing her mind, Gautami went to the Buddha and asked him to revive her son. “If what I hear about your powers is ...

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