Category: Health

V&E Philosophy of Wellness

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Many of us take a top down approach to our wellness thinking that if we change the way we eat, if we work out, buy ethical products then we are achieving wellness. Yet there is still an upsetting amount of judgement and shame that we put on ourselves and others and the initiative fails. Why is this? Changing your perspective might truly be the first step.

4 Reasons to Practice Yoga for ADHD

I have found Yoga to be an extremely helpful practice to manage the issues that stem from ADHD. Additionally, the physical aspect of Hatha is extremely beneficial to counteract the side effects of the ADHD medication I take.

With any learning or psychological difficulties, the best way to manage is to balance the body, mind, and spirit, since the problem is often the result of an imbalance. For instance, in ADHD the right brain is functioning at a higher capacity than the left so there is an imbalance in the use of each. Yoga is a holistic practice so it will not cause further imbalances by strengthening one part and not another.

What It Was Like

Originally posted on Ebben Wilde:
Ode to my lost child What was it like? It was like my soul cramping and ripping itself from my body. It was a fire in my loins that I didn’t want to put out. I couldn’t put out the flames. I’d rather take the burning from the inside then…

Demystifying Wellness: Obligation Versus Intention

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Expanding on my first post Demystifying Wellness: 3 Ideas on Where to Start I wanted to talk a bit more about the concept of I should versus I want to. When you were younger did your parent/grandparent/teacher ever correct you when you asked to do something by saying: Can I …leave the table?   They would then

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Demystifying Wellness: 3 Ideas on Where to Start

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Do you find advice on wellness alienating sometimes? Do you find that some advice is overwhelming and wonder where to start? “I want to cultivate wellness practices and care for myself but some of the advice out there seems too radical and I don’t know where to start” If you can relate, I have compiled a simple list of ideas (not rules) to answer the question: Where do I begin? and the good news is that it has nothing to do with spending money or investing time you don’t have… we are demystifying wellness by taking it back to the beginning!

Body Economics

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Our bodies are the most present and seemingly controllable of all of the aspects of our beings. The effort we put into our bodies is proven in results; in that way could say that the body is economical. The currency we use to buy ourselves fit bodies, for instance, is a combination of healthy eating, exercise, and sleep.

The difficulty with body economics is that we can become greedy or impatient…

Why am I addicted?

Part I of a series of reflections on Addictions. Exploring what they are, where they come from, and how we might use that knowledge to overcome them. I will share my personal struggle with caffeine, food, and nicotine addictions.

What is ASMR?

What is ASMR? ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is essentially the relaxation tingles felt first in the scalp and moves through the spine and into the body when in a state of relaxation. ASMR uses 40 or more sensory triggers to induce relaxation What’s the Wiki-Definition? “Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) signifies the subjective experience of ‘low-grade euphoria‘ characterized by ‘a

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