Articles in: Emotional Health

According to Ayurveda, the mind is the primary cause of disease in the body. Mentally and emotionally, we create patterns of protective behavior that impact the body’s digestive system. It has been proven that 95% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut, while the brain has only 5% of the body’s serotonin at any given time. Supporting mental health encompasses both the mind’s emotions and a thorough evaluation of digestive health.

From Fear to Freedom

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 8 seconds In this article, I describe the effect of the mind and its emotions on our health from an Ayurvedic perspective, with a focus on the koshas (which translates from Sanskrit as “sheaths”). (1) The koshas are described in the Vedic tradition as the layers of human consciousness […]

Edible Flowers Annual Guide

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 10 seconds With spring upon us, wild flowers, lilacs, violets, pansies, chrysanthemums, daisies, and other blooms explode onto the scene, taking over gardens, fields and mountain sides as if they were here for a reason, perhaps screaming, “Eat me!,” or at least, “Look at me!” We all know that […]

April Flowers Bring Medicinal Powers

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 30 seconds It’s hard to ignore the sight of the first spring flowers in April. After a long, barren, grey winter, the appearance of colorful flowers dotting the landscape can bring a smile and a sense of relief that winter is over. Historically, spring flowers were a sign to […]

How to Manifest Joy in the Mundane

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 36 seconds Joe worked in a large printing office and noticed that a co-worker was sad and depressed. While Joe didn’t know or talk to this person, he expressed concern about their mood. Our mind’s eye is trained to interpret poor posture, slouching in a chair, a heavy gait […]

10 Ayurvedic Secrets for Pure Energy and Contentment

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 21 seconds Upon feelings of fatigue, it has become our natural response to reach for an energy drink, dark chocolate square or comfort food. The result, however wonderful, is short-lived. Energy boosters will stimulate surges of energy, but deeply exhaust the body in the process. Sadly, each time the […]

The Lighten Up! Emotional Freedom Cleanse

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 37 seconds Based on an exciting body of research, it is becoming harder and harder to dispute the fact that our minds and our emotions are responsible for the health or lack thereof of the body. That’s right, as I will show you in this comprehensive article, it is […]

Top 10 Health Perks of Optimism

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 12 seconds Throughout history, folklore has always suggested a strong link between joyfulness and health and longevity. The bible said, “…the joyfulness of man prolongeth his days” (Ecclesiasticus 30:22). Shakespeare seemed to agree when he said, “Mirth and merriment bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.” Today, the evidence […]

The Power Of Nurture

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes In a 2004 study, researchers found that early life influences may have a more potent impact on adult behavior than was previously thought. The study compared a neglectful environment to a nurturing environment. As you will discover from this study, nurture took a commanding lead in the nature versus nurture […]