Depression and anxiety:  How to ease the symptoms

Anxiety is as common as the cold in the modern world, and depression is not that far from the annual flu. Although we can’t say these disorders are more common today than they used to be, we know that diagnostic techniques have been improved and that today we have better ways to spot and treat […]

7 Psychological Benefits Of Travel: Prevent Anxiety

Aside from being unbelievably fun and exciting, travelling is good for both body and soul. It will get your body to burn those calories, but more importantly, it will also affect your mental health in many positive ways. Here are all the mental health benefits you can reap from your love of travel. IT BOOSTS […]

Combatting Negative Thinking in Recovery

Negative thinking can be poisonous to the mental well being of even the healthiest of individuals. It can hold you back from achieving your full potential, diminish your self-worth, and reduce happiness. For individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, negative thinking often precedes a relapse. It is easy to get caught up in […]

Meditation and the Benefits Of Mindfulness

9 Benefits Of Mindfulness for PTSD, addiction, and depression

Mindfulness has become a trend that has gotten the attention of many people. Once a sacred practice – such as mindfulness – becomes popularized, the depth can be lost in translation. In order to return to what made this holistic practice popular, let’s take a look at these 9 benefits of Mindfulness, the meaning of […]

Yoga: 6 Poses To Boost Your Mood

Yoga is a holistic art of healing and there are numerous yoga poses that can work miracles on the mind and body and help restore calmness, harmony, happiness and bring positivity. Here are the six yoga poses that can boost your mood… BALASANA (child’s pose) Balasana is restorative, as it relaxes the entire being and […]

How Effective Is Aromatherapy for Managing Depression

Organic compounds found in essential oils are used in the process of aromatherapy as the scents emitted from those compounds seem to have a certain effect on a person’s mood and mental/emotional well-being. There are various methods for using essential oils for aromatherapy as well. The important thing is to find the scent or the […]

Staring Death in the Eyes, Mindfully

Written March 2019 If you’ve read any of my (many) articles posted to Daily Zen, you’ll know how passionate I am about living and teaching mindfulness and meditation as a foundation for our individual and collective well-being. My own journey of over ten years has taught me many principles and truths, and provided me with […]

Art Therapy Could Help Ease Your Depression

Depression can be an isolating, disorienting and profoundly painful experience, robbing you of your capacity to feel joy, happiness and the will to live. Creating art is one of the depression treatments that has been shown to have highly therapeutic effects on psychological health. According to research, art making can significantly influence our physical and […]

Magnesium and Brain Health

Magnesium and Brain Health; Evidence – Based Health Benefits Most of us know that we need to have a balanced diet rich with various nutrients in order to be healthy. And we also know that the food we eat helps us with our brains as well as our bodies – you feel more awake and […]

Meditating Your Way to Success

It’s easy to make a ten-point plan for your future but taking a direct route towards it is a different story. Life will not shy away from throwing obstacles your way and your ten-point plan will become a 50-point plan before you know it. The same can be said of meditation. On paper, it looks […]

How to Care for Someone with Dementia

If someone you know and love has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, you will already have been on quite an emotional journey: You’ve noticed the early signs of dementia, you have had to face up to certain daunting realities and you have been there for your loved one as they were told, in […]

Say ‘Yes’ to What Is

“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” Buddha Just when you think life can’t get any more chaotic, challenging or seemingly ridiculous, it does. Life’s like that! Where I live in Canada, tornadoes are rare. Recently, though, and all at once, six tornados sliced devastating paths of destruction through our tiny rural […]