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Help! I’m Anxious About My Teen Returning to School!

By now you might have heard most schools won’t reopen for in-person classes this fall. Or, perhaps your school is still uncertain about the possibility, and haven’t announced their final decision. Whatever the case may be, you know this: your anxiety is skyrocketing. You don’t know how to plan for the school year. You’re stressed out about another indefinite period of homeschooling. You just want to know when this will

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Mindfulness and Positive Body Image

We’re close to twenty years into the 21st century. It’s a safe bet to say that almost anyone reading this blog has heard of mindfulness. And that’s not surprising, because although it’s still considered a complementary or alternative therapy in the medical and mental health communities, and many members of the general public still think of mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation as new age novelties, the fact is that

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Harvard Study: Meditation Study Shows Growth in Several Key Brain Areas

Meditation Changes the Brain For several decades, the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices have been known to help alleviate the symptoms of a wide range of emotional, behavioral and psychiatric challenges. From helping people battle anxiety, depression, mood swings and post-traumatic stress disorder to increasing overall well-being and developing peace-of-mind, activities such as yoga, tai chi and meditation have gained so much in notoriety, acceptability and frequency of

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The Positive Effect of Meditation on Adolescent Academic Performance

The Mindfulness Movement and Adolescent Behavior Over the past four decades, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Techniques have been proven effective in alleviating a wide variety of emotional and psychological challenges in adults, adolescents, and children. In the medical and scientific world, MBSR was first legitimized by research performed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts in the late 1970s. Since then, studies have shown activities such as

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