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Why We Should All Learn to Be Comfortable with Solitude

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”  ― Michel de Montaigne

We spend most of our days in constant contact with other people.

Technology has made us available to others at all times, so even our “alone time” is interrupted by communication from friends and family. While maintaining strong bonds with others is important for our physical and emotional health, there is also something to be gained from the ability to sit alone from time to time.

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How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Health: A Scientific Explanation

The word mindfulness might conjure images of meditation, yoga, and other mainstream new age trends. At a first glance, that wasn’t for me or my lifestyle. But the more I learned about mindfulness and how simple it was, my health improved dramatically!

So what is mindfulness, anyway?

Mindfulness is defined as: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.  Continue reading How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Health: A Scientific Explanation

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