Check your Posture and be Mindful this Holiday!

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

The holiday season can be a stressful time between gift shopping, traveling, and cooking to name but a few. High stress levels and out-of-the-ordinary physical activities can be a recipe for injuries, and who wants injuries during the holiday season (or ever)? I would love for each and every one to enjoy a fun, pain-free holiday season filled with an abundance of joy and togetherness. Therefore, I’ve decided to write about injury prevention during this hectic time, by paying attention to one’s body and its ergonomics and mechanics.  Be Mindful It may seem like a buzz word, but most accidents...

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“Thinking in Abundance” – Woo Woo or Truth?

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

If you have dabbled at all in self-help or new age literature, you have likely come across the idea of an “abundant mindset”.  If you are quick to toss self-help and new age concepts into the woo-woo trash, let me ask you to pause and take a closer look at the wisdom embedded within the abundant mindset.  An Internal Battle Between Abundance (Hope) and Lack (Fear). At the core of Abundance thinking is the belief that there is enough out there for everyone. This mindset builds confidence, hope, and acceptance and helps us stay resilient during challenging times.  It naturally...

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The Art of Gratitude

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

Pause. Breathe. And appreciate the small things.  Gratitude is the practice of observing the things in our lives that we are grateful for, things that make we feel appreciation. It can be triggered by simply recognizing the positive things around you.   When we feel grateful, we usually also feel happy, calm, loving and joyful. Gratitude leads to feelings of pleasure and contentment, which positively impacts our overall health and wellbeing.   “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.” - Zig Ziglar   A beautiful light on a sunny day, a song you like, receiving some great news - or...

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Gratitude Does Your Health Good!

Posted on by Edison de Mello

Gratitude has been the foundation of my medical practice and lifestyle for as long as I can remember. It gives the fuel to stay focused, judgment-aware - and curious about who this person sitting in front of me with a medical condition may be.   Gratitude is the "oxygen "that allows me to breathe in more positivity when the world around me at times seems to be going bananas. Gratitude is about accepting the negative of the situation while also acknowledging the positives in one's life. Such as, for example, yes, my car was totaled, but my life was spared, as...

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Why do we experience pain?

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

Pain is a protective system. You experience pain when your brain concludes that your body or your tissues are in danger and something needs to change. This needed change could be your movement patterns, your activity level, even (and maybe most importantly) your thought patterns or attitudes. Your pain is such a powerful protective mechanism that it is always steering you in the direction of safety. Your job is to follow its cues, perhaps with the help of an integrative team.   But how does it work? In their book Explain Pain Supercharged (2017), Butler and Moseley explain how one’s...

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