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Using Positive Thinking and Gratitude for Better Sleep

Posted by Daniel Louwrens on Mar 21, 2022 2:51:00 AM


Happiness and sleep, deep, blissful, peaceful sleep. These two things in a world with stress, pressures, deadlines and Covid may seem like magic to some, a thing reserved only for Disney films.

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Topics: sleep problems, mindfulness

Power Your Mind Down and Get Amazing Sleep

Posted by Linda Gimmeson on Dec 8, 2020 4:30:00 AM

Sleep is vital to life and essential for overall good health. It's your body's way of recharging. Every system of the body is affected by the amount and quality of sleep you get each night. Despite its importance, it's often the first thing to be sacrificed when life gets busy. Sleep deprivation can not only be caused by emotions like anxiety and depression, but it can also cause these issues. It can suddenly turn into a vicious cycle and lead to other major illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The first step to getting the sleep you need is determining the leading cause of your insomnia. If your mind tends to race at bedtime, the solution could be as simple as adding brain-calming strategies to your daily life.

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Topics: deep sleep, mindfulness

Best Practices for Non-Duality and the Peaceful Sleep It Brings

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 28, 2020 9:57:59 AM


Letting go of a dualistic mindset allows you to soak in the present. Living in the past or worrying about your future leads you nowhere. To
savor the beauty of the now, do not focus on all that your mind feeds on daily.

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Topics: meditation, mindfulness

Color Your World (or at least your walls) and Change Your Mood

Posted by Rocio Espinoza on Aug 17, 2020 6:31:00 AM

Most of us have been spending more time at home lately, perhaps staring at those same walls and yearning for a different color, a new ambiance. Changing your mood may be as easy as painting your walls a new color. But which hues should you choose?

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Topics: bedroom, mood, mindfulness

Indoor Plants and Their Effect on Your Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 26, 2020 12:43:00 AM

   

Having plants in your bedroom can benefit you in several ways: Fragrant plants, such as jasmine, gardenia, and lavender give off a fragrance that has been shown to calm nerves and help people sleep. ... Some plants have been found to absorb toxins from the air such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

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Topics: unwind, plants, mindfulness

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