Entries Tagged as 'Integrative Wellness'

By: Miraval’s Anne Parker, Wellness Counselor

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Cell phones and tablets and laptops! Oh, My!

How can I live more mindfully and still deal with all the demands of technology?

Anne Parker shares the second of a three series blog  discussing the negative impacts of how we relate to technology. 

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By Miraval's Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer 

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June is highlighted at the beginning of the month by the full moon in Sagittarius June 2nd. The sun, retrograde Mercury and the warrior Mars conjoin in Gemini opposing the moon. This is a busy time when impatience or rushing headlong into things can cause connection problems. This is especially stressful for those born Jun 1-5 and December 3-7.  Neptune also in Pisces squares this point adding to the confusion principally for those born February 27 March 5th. At the same time Mars at odds with Pluto indicates willful resistance by some, but can help build strength in the face of competition for those born near January 4-6 any year. 
 

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By Miraval's Lisa Frank, Wellness Counselor 

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In today’s tumultuous times, we are more in need than ever for ways to bring about healing. Halt, Expand, Accept, Lovingly act, aka H.E.A.L., is a mindfulness based acronym I developed as a strategy for helping with the healing process. Life can be full of challenges, stressors, and suffering. Many of us find ourselves either feeling unable to cope or developing maladaptive coping techniques. Until we learn to pause and become more self-aware, we will unconsciously continue in a cycle of despair. In order to bring about more healing we need to get real. To get real we need to become more aware of what is real. If there is something in your life that you are ready to heal from, now is the time. This blog will get you started with a simple 4-step process. Ready to H.E.A.L.?   

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By: Miraval’s Anne Parker, MA, MHSA. 

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Mindfulness is not just a technique, it’s a way of living. Studies show many health benefits to mindfulness.

1.    Increased emotional regulation and reduced emotional reactivity
2.    Reduced worry and the anxiety that goes with it
3.    Increased ability to focus attention and not be distracted
4.    Increased working memory capacity and faster cognitive processing
5.    Increased relationship satisfaction
6.    Increased positivity and decreased negativity
7.    Increased immune system function
8.    Overall increase in well-being and life satisfaction.

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By Miraval's Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

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The first week of May is highlighted by the full moon in Scorpio May 3rd which squares Jupiter.  Passions can flair up as facts come to light revealing legal questions regarding debt, taxes or injustice.  Who can be trusted, who is being set in their ways. Extra expenses  can especially affect those born on or near May 3rd, Nov 4-5 while those born near August 4-5 could find travel quite an adventure. On May 3rd as well Mercury opposes a retrograde Saturn falling from Gemini to Sagittarius. Pessimism or a critical nature is the pitfall and a square to Neptune at the same time may require fact-checking to avoid misleading information. Focus and concentration for those engaged in creative endeavors can  lead to a very productive period for those with discipline. This is a critical day for Gemini born on or near May 23-24, Sagittarians born on or near November 24-25.

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