Creating healthy routines is important in addiction recovery. Effort, thought and willpower are all necessary to create every day from scratch. However, there will be plenty of days when motivation is in short supply. Cultivating healthy routines allows you to … Read More
What If Meditation Isn’t for Everyone?
Various meditation practices, especially mindfulness meditation, have become extremely popular among recovery communities in recent decades. Quite a bit of evidence exists stating that meditation and mindfulness practices can play an important supporting role in treating mental health issues, including … Read More
Is It The Meditation Or The Breathing?
The Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland took a look at what causes the benefit from a meditation practice. Much like wondering if it is the chicken or egg which came first, researchers examined whether it is … Read More
Zen Schmen: How to Meditate
Jon Kabat Zinn is a leading thinker and author on meditation. In a Big Think video, he talks about the true science of meditation: observing your thoughts. “We are virtually continually bombarded by thoughts,” he explains and “The challenge is … Read More
Should Competitive Meditation Be A Thing?
Meditation is one of the most important tools that men in recovery develop when they go to treatment. Proven as a technique for overcoming addiction, meditation helps reduce stress and cravings for addiction. Outside of daily competition against the self, … Read More
Make Your Meditation A Movement Outside
Sitting still indoors, sitting still outdoors- for many men meditation is a challenge. Uncomfortable and frustrating, men shy away from their meditation practice and shy away from the practice as a whole. Moving away from meditation is problematic for men … Read More
The Benefits of Mindfulness Are Exponential
Inarguably, mindfulness does have positive benefits. However, those benefits may be limited, though they are transformative and impactful. Two researchers set to do a thorough audit of the thousands of publications of mindfulness research to evaluate which fit the “gold … Read More
Brain Affected Differently By Different Parts Of The Brain
Science Advances recently published a set of studies that revealed not all meditation is created equal, reports New Scientist. That is not to say that some meditations are better than others. Different forms of meditation affect different regions of the … Read More
Introspection Should Be Helpful
If we tried to trace introspection back to the earliest documentation of man looking within himself, we might have to go beyond language, verbalization, perhaps even consciousness. When, where, how, and why did we learn to turn our attention inward … Read More
Actions Versus Practices of Self Care
Benjamin Franklin once said, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Actor Ryan Gosling commented on hydration and exercise on The Ellen Show, saying “Once you’re thirsty- it’s too late. You’re already dehydrated.” Self-care is the way … Read More
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