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Gratitude Reduces Stress

April 17, 2018 Amandalee 0

I recently watched someone talk about the benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude. How being appreciative of things that you have makes you feel good, which lowers your stress and helps bring more good things into your life. I lost track of that video, and when I went searching […]

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Are You Making Meditation Hard?

March 22, 2018 Amandalee 0

I’ve heard it over and over. “Meditation is important to do” and “get a regular practice going”. I found it hard for so long, and still do find meditation hard some days. I was trying to over complicate it. I thought that I had to sit on a hard meditation […]

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Qi Gong Morning Routine for More Energy

March 5, 2018 Amandalee 0

I’ve been wanting to change up my morning routine, and also get back into Qi Gong. I used to practice Qi Gong years ago and it really helped me to feel more in my body as well as developing my abilities to sense energy. Surfing around on YouTube I found […]

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3 Fantastic Benefits of Mindfulness

March 1, 2018 Amandalee 0

Mindfulness is something that keeps coming up. There are more studies on the benefits of cultivating mindfulness these days. How it can help with things like anxiety and bringing a sense of peace and calm. Do you have a mindfulness practice? I’ve been adding in 15-20 minutes of mindfulness meditation […]

What to do with all those Headlines!

January 31, 2017 purposelywell 2

The news and social media has been riddled with a deluge of negative stories, horrible events, scary thoughts, and tons of confusion! If you have a TV or a Facebook account, you have seen more than your fair share this week alone! And it’s only Tuesday! As a concerned natural […]

Meditation and Childhood ADHD

July 31, 2016 purposelywell 0

It’s no secret that meditation has a plethora of benefits to offer. From reducing depression, to improving the quality of one’s sleep [1], it’s already established to be a fantastic solution to emotionally based problems. Now, according to an experiment’s protocol published on BMC Psychology’s website [2], it seems Dutch […]

Being Grateful Can Make You Happy

May 25, 2016 purposelywell 0

It’s very common to feel like being grateful is difficult when you’re unhappy. However, research shows that simply practicing gratitude (even if you don’t feel like it) may actually make you happier. Give thanks, be grateful and happiness will come with it. Arthur C Brooks’ article for the New York […]

Overcoming Depression With Mindfulness

April 30, 2016 purposelywell 0

Mindfulness, a concept developed in Buddhism, may be effective at combating depression. Put simply by Psychology Today: “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your […]

Losing Weight Is Not About Food or Exercise

October 28, 2015 purposelywell 0

Most of us have been taught to think that losing weight and keeping it off long term is about what we eat and how much we exercise. Actually that is only a tiny part of it. If you are subconsciously sabotaging yourself all the diet and exercise in the world […]

I Finally Know Why Journaling Is Hard Work

September 8, 2015 purposelywell 0

I have always disliked keeping a journal. I know some people rave by it, but…. it always seems like hard work with no payoff. I make my students do it. Journaling is┬ápart of the training. I did it when I was training but only half-heartedly. I didn’t understand what it […]