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Jennifer Brea: What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose.

Vagal tone & emotional well-being

So, You’re Codependent-Now What?: A Step by Step Strategy - Esteemology. The best blogs I have written have been ones where I’ve written straight from the heart.

So, You’re Codependent-Now What?: A Step by Step Strategy - Esteemology

Have a Fabulous Day! Create a Morning Ritual - mindbodygreen. You have the choice to keep hitting the snooze button, over and over as you moan and groan about the start of a new day.

Have a Fabulous Day! Create a Morning Ritual - mindbodygreen

Or you can jump out of bed with excitement, knowing that it’s a fresh morning and a new chance. How we start our day deeply affects how our day will be. It’s a bit like Murphy’s Law – when one thing goes wrong, it all goes wrong. 3 things I’ve learned on my healing journey so far . . . Early this year I had a surgery to remove three kidney stones that turned my life upside down.

3 things I’ve learned on my healing journey so far . . .

Nine months into my healing journey, I feel called to share three of the things I’ve learned so far in the hopes that they might help someone else in some way. 1. Love means showing up. Years ago my grandma fell and broke her elbow. For a while she couldn’t cook, clean, or even wash her hair. I’ve had a similar experience. I have spent a lot of my professional career focused on social change. 2. Practical Ways to Work Toward Better Emotional Balance. Just as the body works to maintain homeostasis on a physical, cellular level, I believe the mind strives to create balance emotionally.

Practical Ways to Work Toward Better Emotional Balance

Both happen unconsciously, though you can accelerate the processes with various interventions. Just as physical wounds heal more quickly with antibiotic cream and a bandage, psychological injuries heal faster with rational self-talk, breathwork, journaling, therapy, good food, yoga nidra, plenty of sleep, and other supportive strategies. How the Conscious and Unconscious Affect Emotional Balance It’s hard to imagine that emotional homeostatic work can be accomplished unconsciously, but how else can sayings such as “Time heals all wounds” be explained? How does the simple passage of time assuage psychic pain? 3 Steps To Start A Powerful Personal Transformation - mindbodygreen. Never has the possibility of personal transformation been so rapid, urgent and accessible.

3 Steps To Start A Powerful Personal Transformation - mindbodygreen

Our world is now inundated with modern day truth-seekers, trying to find inner peace among the chaos of their external and inner landscape. The world is changing so rapidly, if we don’t transform our thoughts and actions by clearing out the old beliefs and consciously choosing to take full responsibility for living our true life's purpose, then life may become overwhelming and difficult to navigate. We are facing great challenges, but if we have transformed our attitudes, tuned into our inner power and consistently connected to life force energy, we will actually thrive, evolve and grow regardless of the dark landscape of our external world.

The Love Safety Net Workbook. Narcissismcured. Central to our work helping people build stronger families is the Vagus nerve and something scientists call Vagal tone.


Low vagal tone is associated with a range of health risks, whereas people with high vagal tone are not just healthier, they’re also socially and psychologically stronger – better able to concentrate and remember things, happier and less likely to be depressed, more empathic and more likely to have close friendships. (Read more about this from the scientists)” 5 Biohacks Dr Chris Friesen. Moving beyond Mindfulness: Defining Equanimity as an Outcome Measure in Meditation and Contemplative Research. Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life. Greater Good in Action. The Highly Sensitive Body - INFJ Ramblings. It is believed that many INFJs are also HSPs, Highly Sensitive People.

The Highly Sensitive Body - INFJ Ramblings

I’ve done posts about HSPs before but if you are not familiar with the term, I suggest you check out this website: I’ve recently suffered a bad cold which after it finally started resolving, ended up with me also developing viral bronchitis. As I write to you right now I’m in bed doped up on meds to deal with the pain in my lungs and all the coughing. Having to deal with all of this for the last two weeks I’ve come to realize that I always get hit by the worst colds or flu viruses every year. Worse then everybody else around me. When I think back about it, it has always been like this for most of my life. It all makes a lot of sense because I have always been a firm believer that the mind and body is deeply connected to each other. Is it time to ‘Balance’ your Vata?

The age-old science of Ayurveda emphasizes on balancing our doshas, Agni, dhatus, malas, sense organs and mind for us to stay disease-free.

Is it time to ‘Balance’ your Vata?

We have already spoken about the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, their characteristics and the diseases/ailments they could give birth to if they go out of ‘Balance’. Now the question: how do you know if your Vata is out of ’Balance’? Answer the following questions to find out if you need to ‘Balance’ your Vata: Is your skin dry, rough or thin? Are you underweight? If your answer to most of the above questions is YES, then it’s high time you ‘Balance’ your Vata.

Vata Dosha governs all movements in the body and mind. Is it time to ‘Balance’ your Vata?