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Cool off and relax this summer with our refreshing, delicious Mai Tai Sorbet!

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By: Miraval’s Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED Exercise Physiologist  

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In the context of modern living I think of exercise as being very specialized.  If I want to have big powerful biceps then I need to do lots of bicep curls and if I want to swim well I need to get in the pool and swim thousands of yards.  Likewise when I think about improving cognition and memory acquisition I always imagine myself sitting down and doing novel, mental exercises designed to make my grey matter into something better.  This is why the concept of the “metabolic brain” is so fascinating to me.  

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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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Plan on heating up the barbecue this Memorial Day? Try adding our Shaved Asparagus and Arugula Salad to your Memorial Day Menu for a delicious & refreshing meal! This recipe is featured in Miraval’s Mindful Eating cookbook, which includes two hundred beautifully clean recipes and simple techniques for readers to use at home, allowing them to make smarter choices with a better understanding of portion size, ingredients, and cooking practices. Purchase this book at Raindance Pass or on our online store.

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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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