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4 Common Signs of Social Media Addiction
by Ryan Hook
Am I Addicted to Social Media? Yeah, probably. Here’s why–– I am writing and researching an article about social media addiction, meanwhile, unrelated to my research, I have Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram open in my tabs, and I’m regularly checking them—you know, just in case I need quick access to ...Read More
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Stop Stressing With these 9 Often Overlooked Adaptogens
Chronic stress is one of the leading causes of illness in North America—implicated in everything from asthma to heart disease—and, given the recent pandemic, it’s never been more prevalent. If you’ve been spending the last few months stressed out and anxious , natural remedies can help. In particular, a group ...
Can Berries Help? 3 Recipes to Reduce Juvenile Arthritis Pain
There is nothing worse than watching your child suffer. If you are a parent or guardian of a child with arthritis, you might be desperate to find some relief for them. Perhaps berries can be a part of your daily care routine. Always talk to your doctor before starting new ...
Why You Should Listen to Your Gut – The Gut Brain Connection
Have you ever had a gut feeling that something was wrong? Been told to follow your gut instinct? Felt a strong gut reaction to someone? English is full of weird idioms that make zero sense, but these ones actually have roots in sound science. You might think your digestive system ...
Don’t Tune Out – Sound Healing and Sound Therapy
Anyone who is noise sensitive can tell you that sound matters. If you live in an urban setting, the noises around you—traffic, construction zones, people yelling—are likely affecting you in ways you aren’t registering. Environmental noise can affect your work performance, your creativity, your relationships, and your overall well being. ...
Don't Mourn Alone – Treating Complicated Grief in a Pandemic
No-one gets through life without experiencing grief. In most cases, it's intense and devastating at first but the dark feelings gradually give way to a kind of peace. Sufferers come to terms with their loss and eventually find themselves moving forward—making a space in their heart for their lost loved ...
From a Family of Healers to Healing Family – Reiki Master Aliya U. Tnaliyeva’s Powerful Energy Practice
If anyone can say they came to healing honestly, it’s Aliya U. Tnaliyeva. Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, Tnaliyeva grew up in a medical household. Her father was a physician, her mother a nurse, and her siblings were dentists, “I’ve always been fascinated by the health industry,” ...
The Soul Purpose – Ameenah Thobani’s Spiritual Journey
Practitioner Spotlight – Ameenah Thobani Born in Karachi, Pakistan, reiki master Ameenah Thobani was introduced to the amazing benefits of meditation very early on in her life. As a young child, Thobani was up for 4 a.m. meditation every day with her parents, and this daily practice turned out to ...
5 Must-Haves for your Natural Medicine Cabinet
When minor accidents and illnesses strike, it's good to have some tried-and-tested natural remedies on hand. Not only will they save you a trip to the drug store, natural remedies often come with fewer side-effects and adverse reactions than conventional treatments.
Are You Getting Enough D? — The Unexpected Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D is having a moment. According to the hype, it can lower your risk of contracting everything from the common cold to Coronavirus , and it’s linked to longevity . The superstar sunshine vitamin deserves the spotlight. A huge body of research has roundly established its health credentials, leading ...
4 Common Signs of Social Media Addiction
Am I Addicted to Social Media? Yeah, probably. Here’s why–– I am writing and researching an article about social media addiction, meanwhile, unrelated to my research, I have Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram open in my tabs, and I’m regularly checking them—you know, just in case I need quick access to ...
Creating Caring Canines – Cheri Kolstad
For families with disabled children in particular, dogs can be a lifeline—helping kids and their parents cope with a range of both mental and physical conditions. A child with autism who's having problems communicating, a diabetic who needs to be alerted to when his blood sugar drops, or a visually-impaired teenager who just wants the freedom to walk somewhere without her parents—they can all benefit from a dog trained to support their particular disability and needs.
Don’t Kill That Weed! Dandelions — More Useful Than You’d Think
People have been carrying dandelion seeds from place to place since before recorded history. It is believed that the seeds were brought to the American continent when it was colonized by Europeans, nestled in with the garden supplies that women brought with them to start their new lives—this “weed” was considered precious enough to be given real estate in what must have been very limited packing space.
Mugwort—The Humble & the Divine
The Magical Journey of Mugwort "Mugwort is a wonderful ally for those who feel themselves to be too restrained; coming to know this plant inevitably causes unpredictable behavior that heals rather than hurts, coaxing our bodies and attitudes out of stagnation, helping us remember merriment of spirit." - Judith Berger, ...
Profound Experiences Making Profound Changes - The Evolution of Psychedelic Therapy
The word “psychedelic” comes from the Greek word meaning “mind-manifesting.” In Sanskrit, mind-manifesting compounds were referred to as “Soma,”. Ancient Greeks would make and imbibe a fungal tea with connections to psychedelics during the Festival of Dionysus.
Stop Worrying. – Online Therapy for Anxiety
Stressed about deadlines? Worrying about bills? Family conflicts keeping you up at night? Anxiety is an unfortunate part of everyday life. For most of us it's short-lived, but for others acute anxiety can trigger an intense long-lasting spiral into uncontrollable fear and panic. Up to one in four adults has ...
Don’t be a Hater, Befriend Your Body
Those who struggle with their body image may find this time of year challenging. We are flooded with media trying to tell us what 'the perfect beach body' is. The relentless encouragement to embark on the latest 'summer-ready diet,' can make anyone question their diet choices, and the bombardment of social media pics of toned and tanned celebrities lazing by their pools is bound to make people overthink their next swimsuit purchase.
10 Happy Plants That You Can Plant in Your Garden Right Now
With summer arriving while many of us are still experiencing the limits of social distancing, we could all use a little help in the mental wellness department. You may be searching for ways to get outside—at a distance—and brighten up your life. If you’re like many others who have been ...
ASMR for Sensational Sleep
ASMR is a feeling of well-being combined with a tingling sensation in the scalp and down the back of the neck, as experienced by some people in response to a specific gentle stimulus, often a particular sound.
The Same Ugly Problem – Racism & Trauma, How POCs Can Cope
Whether it happens in the workplace, at a #BLM protest, or as the result of an accumulation of small incidents over time, many people are dealing with trauma caused by the same ugly problem––racism. I am a native Desi from the breathtaking Indian subcontinent, and my people are only one ...
World Wide Wellness: Better Skin Through Ayurveda
Find out the secrets behind great ayurvedic skincare with Ayurvedic skincare chemist Shilpi Jain.
The Nose Knows – The Proust Effect & The Sense Memory Connection
I love the smell of wood burning. Whenever I’m driving past a farm and they’re burning brush I crank down the window and inhale until I’m practically hyperventilating. If I pass a house with smoke drifting out the chimney, I stop and sniff the air until I can catch a ...
The Healing Agenda – Aeon Health & Bioenergetic Healing
An in depth conversation with Maximilian Waid, founder of Aeon Health, about Energy Healing, Bioresonance
“I’m a Bit Extra,” – Why I Came Out on Indian National TV, an Interview With Rakesh Dayaseelan
Even in modern India, where urban populations are slowly becoming more accepting of the queer community, it still takes a great deal of courage to be openly trans, gay, or anything other than cis and heterosexual. A young Rakesh Dayaseelan, who identifies as trans, was unapologetic about his identity on Indian national TV only a month ago on MTV’s Roadies.
Finding Queer Affirming Mental Health Care
Before Kris Grafing began his hormone therapy in 2006, he had socially transitioned and was passing as male. Medical challenges had prevented him from transitioning using hormones, but once those issues were resolved he was ready to begin the hormone treatments that would complete his transition. Before he could do ...
Coming Out Victorious - LGBTQ+ Celebrity Visibility
We live in a world where celebrities and influencers are the most visible people in pop culture. I wanted to look into the stories of famous people who battled public perception about being gay or gender-non-conforming, and ‘came out’ victorious.
We're All Learning – How to Best Represent LGBTQ Students
School, whether it be elementary, secondary or post-secondary, can be fraught with social pressures. Self-expression and self-discovery while usually things to be celebrated, can intersect in sometimes painful ways. Although the fight for queer and trans rights continues in public and government arenas, students are continuing to struggle ...
The Path to Naturopathic Medicine – Dr. Tessa Stark's Journey into Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Tessa Stark was about to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and Pharmacology when she found herself doubting whether dentistry––the family field of practice that she had intended to pick up––was right for her. Stark said, “I shadowed my Dad at his practice and saw how passionate he was ...
LGBTQ+ Inside and Out – A Tête-à-Tête With Lorenzo Pagnotta
This is the month of Pride. This is the month we raise the rainbow flag. This is the month where we assert ‘love is love’––but it may not feel that way for people who are questioning their sexuality, or their gender. When you grow up with something like an identity ...
The Picky Poser’s Yoga Style Guide
Part religion, part philosophy, and part fitness regime, yoga is one of the most diverse physical practices out there. The various forms and types of yoga is great, if you're in the know––but not so great if you have no idea what type of yoga is right for you.
Finding your Om Online: How to Start A Virtual Yoga Practice
Attending a yoga class used to mean fighting for space in crowded studios, unrolling your mat and twisting yourself into intimate poses amid a room full of sweaty strangers. Then came online yoga platforms. With experienced instructors now available at the click of a mouse, all you need to nail ...