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30
May

I Practice Transcendental Meditation (TM). Do you?

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According to TM.org 2014,

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“What is the TM Technique? It is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

What happens when you meditate? The Transcendental Meditation technique allows your mind to effortlessly settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you transcend the thinking process and experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness, your innermost Self.

What is its value in daily life? Research on the TM technique has found that it produces many wellness benefits, including:

  • greater inner calm throughout the day
  • reduced cortisol (known as the “stress hormone”)
  • normalized blood pressure
  • lower risk of heart attack and stroke
  • reduced anxiety and depression
  • improved learning ability and memory
  • reduced insomnia”

Visit TM.org for more information.

13
Mar

Creating Wealth Through Health | CNN.om Blogs

#wealth #health #finance #consulting According to Dan Ogola 2012, “…My mother, Patricia Ogola, was an uneducated housewife married at the age of 15, and because of the many children she had, she struggled to make ends meet by brewing the local traditional brew. This led to a lot of run-ins with the local policemen who demanded bribes for her to continue making the illicit brew, driving the family into further poverty.

Due to the difficulties in Ugenya for our family, my brothers and I left for Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, to try and do odd jobs in order to support ourselves and the family back at home.

My mother’s case is a typical case of women in Ugenya. Many were married young and had several children as they were uneducated and did not have access to family planning. Many were also widowed because of HIV/AIDS thus increasing their poverty levels as they were unemployed. Many others also died while giving birth due to inaccessibility of health facilities. Many children also suffered the fate of my brothers.

Women and children in Ugenya need to lead healthy, productive, and prosperous lives.” Read more > http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/02/creating-wealth-through-health-2/?hpt=hp_c2

25
Jan

Organize Your Mind To Organize Your Life | CNN.com

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Dr. Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore co-authored "Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life."

#mindcontrol #mind #health #adhd #margaretmoore #paulhammerness According to Margaret Moore 2012, “If there’s one big lesson I’ve learned over the past decade while training thousands of health and wellness coaches and coaching many clients, it’s this: An organized mind enables full engagement in a health-giving style of life.

So I jumped at the opportunity to co-author “Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life” with Harvard psychiatrist Paul Hammerness, where we translate the science of brain organization into six principles, or “rules of order,” and offer self-coaching solutions.

The kind of organization I’m talking about is not decluttering your office or home, or purchasing the latest app to organize to-dos and projects. I’m talking about the mind’s ability to attain a higher order of order — a calm, wise, positive, strategic perspective — and the skills it takes to get there in small or large domains of life, including health and well-being.” Read more > http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/22/health/how-organize-your-mind/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

12
Mar

A Randomized Controlled Trial On Effects Of The Transcendental Meditation Program, On Blood Pressure, Psychological Distress, And Coping In Young Adults | American Journal of Hypertension

– @jerrycallistejr Here’s a link to a PDF document from the American Journal of Hypertension the title, “A Randomized Controlled Trial On Effects Of Transcendental Meditation Program On Blood Pressure, Psychological Distress, And Coping In Young Adults.” Read More > http://www.nature.com/ajh/journal/v22/n12/abs/ajh2009184a.html

12
Mar

Can meditation curb heart attacks? | @NYTimes

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Photo by Richard Patterson for the NY Times

– @jerrycallistejr According to Tara Parker-Pope 2009, “When Julia Banks was almost 70, she took up transcendental meditation. She had clogged arteries, high blood pressure and too much weight around the middle, and she enrolled in a clinical trial testing the benefits of meditation.

Now Mrs. Banks, 79, of Milwaukee, meditates twice a day, every day, for 20 minutes each time, setting aside what she calls “a little time for myself.”

“You never think you’ve got that time to spare, but you take that time for yourself and you get the relaxation you need,” said Mrs. Banks, who survived a major heart attack and a lengthy hospitalization after coronary artery bypass surgery six years ago.” Read more > http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/can-meditation-curb-heart-attacks/