Monday, December 11, 2017

Yoga and Asthma

As you know we are more than just therapy. We believe in a holistic approach to navigating through life's ups and downs. As you probably already know, what we feel is a big part of that holistic mindfulness is yoga and meditation. Today we are sharing an article which talks about how yoga can have positive effects on asthma sufferers (among others!). It's incredible how research is proving the positive effects of conscious thinking, breathing and body awareness.




If you want to learn more about Inner Passages and how we can help you begin your journey of healing, self discovery and wellness, visit us online at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Coping With Mental Stress of The Holidays

The holidays are coming up and sometimes they can be taxing for us mentally. Here is a very interesting article from healthyplace.com about coping with mental illness during the holidays. It talks about a variety of topics including:

-Being estranged from family and friends resulting in loneliness during the holiday season.
-Having an eating disorder and having to face the issue head-on during family gatherings and parties that center around food.
-Dealing with alcoholism or other addiction with alcohol being a main attraction during holiday get-togethers.
-Stress and anxiety that comes along with hosting holiday season celebrations or going to too many events.
-It's the holidays and your therapist or doctor is out of town.


Check it out at the article link here.  If you are looking for professional, caring help to get you through the holidays and provide long-term support visit us at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

13 Unexpected Benefits of Exercise

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from greatist.com entitled '13 Unexpected Benefits of Exercise,' which talks about some mental benefits to regular physical activity. Everyone knows that regular cardio can help heart health and longevity but did you know that regular exercise can actually increase the "happy brain chemicals" we produce? What about the fact that it can help to alleviate anxiety. We don't share articles from these types of sites often, but this one is great in that it brings up many valid points about making regular exercise as part of your mental health plan. As a holistic health specialist, we have integrated yoga classes into our client offerings and this article touches on some of the reasons why we are excited to offer yoga and feel it's important.



Monday, November 20, 2017

11 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers

Good morning,

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and for most it can be a happy time with a lot to look forward to. But for many others, it is a time of depression and "high expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression."

With a bit of foresight and planning, however, holidays can leave you feeling up, not down or at least help you manage to get through. Having a professional help you talk through possible scenarios and devise a plan can be ideal. However if you don't have a professional to talk to, this article from health.com offers 11 suggestions on ways to get through.


For many, even the thought of therapy is daunting. But the outcome is life changing, and the first step is simple—visit www.innerpassagestherapy.com today to schedule your free 30 minute consultation.



Monday, November 13, 2017

Myths About Meditation That Might Be Keeping You From A Fuller Life!

Today we are sharing an article from psychologytoday.com entitled ' Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life.'

"Meditative practices offer a simple, intuitive approach to improving your life and mental well being, yet many who could benefit from meditation are quickly deterred by misinformation. Meditation is not difficult, it has a huge positive impact on the brain, and anyone can make the time to learn and practice it. What’s stopping you from meditating? Probably misinformation. Here are three myths about meditation that I hope you will overcome to make meditative practice a regular part of your plan for better living..."

Have you heard that meditation doesn't do anything? Or that it takes too much time? How about the 'it just isn't for me excuse?' If any of these sound familiar you might want to follow the link below to learn how to possibly use meditation to further your sense of self:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201605/three-meditation-myths-keep-you-healthier-life

To talk to a professional to help guide you through your life, or to learn about integrative medicine practices that we offer, visit: www.innerpassagestherapy.com today!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Walking for Health and Longevity

Good morning,

Sometimes we know that when you are stuck on a problem in your life or are having trouble focusing on what to do next, it can be hard to know where to go. Some studies say a great way to clear your mind or re-focus your thoughts is by getting up and going for a walk. That's right! Something as simple as walking can actually help you think more clearly.

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"Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC) was a Greek physician who is considered by most to be the father of modern medicine. Long ago, Hippocrates wisely observed that “walking is the best medicine” and prescribed peripatetic exercise as a panacea to help citizens of Ancient Greece maintain a sound mind in a sound body (mens sana in corpore sano) across their human lifespans.


Today, a large prospective cohort study of almost 140,000 older U.S. adults, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, corroborates what Hippocrates said. Surprisingly, the investigators found that even walking less than the currently recommended guideline of 150 minutes per week was enough to significantly improve public health and lower mortality risk compared to inactivity."

To view the rest of the article and learn how walking can help your health and longevity visit the original article link here. 

To learn other strategies to help revive your mental health and energize your soul again, contact me at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com where we have a variety of integrative-health practices.


Monday, October 30, 2017

12 Steps To Stay Positive In A Negative World

Hello all-

We know that this world can be tough so today, we're sharing an article from Mind Body Green that although a few years old, is still relevant today. It talks about the author's opinions and techniques on how to try and remain positive in such a negative world. Take a look and see if you can relate to any of the following:


1. Control the amount of negative news in my life.
2. Control the number of negative people in your life.
3. Listen to music.
4. Meditate.
5. Live consciously.
6. Practice gratitude.
7. Pray.
8. Read positive books and interviews.
9. Give hugs.
10. Disconnect.
11. Laugh.
12. Connect with animals.

 "Dalai Lama was quoted as saying, “When we meet real tragedy in life we can react in two ways, either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.”