SIDE EFFECT WARNING
Meditation & Mindfulness have been known to cause improved focus, memory, decision making, creativity, cardiovascular health, and overall wellbeing. Decreased stress, anxiety, pain, cognitive decline, emotional eating, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia.
Optimal Wellbeing has been known to put a smile on your face, a spring in your step, and may incite spontaneous laughter.
Discover how meditation, mindfulness, food, movement, nature experiences, and more... can transform your life!AJ'S NOTEBOOK
MINDFUL WHOLESOME EATING
"The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine… or the slowest form of poison." ~Ann WigmoreLEARN HOW
STRESS alters the brain on a cellular level
This is just a sampling of health problems related to stress: Heart Disease, Asthma, Obesity, Diabetes, Headaches, Depression, Anxiety, Gastrointestinal Issues, Alzheimer’s, Accelerated Aging. "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."Stress & Anxiety Research
CHILDHOOD STRESS IS REAL
Thirty years ago, school was still at the top of the list for what stresses kids out. Today, those stress-inducing situations haven’t changed (think homework, friendships, bullies, teachers, etc.), but now there is also the added stress of safety at school.LEARN ABOUT
supported benefits of meditation
US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
“Many studies have investigated meditation for different conditions, and there’s evidence that it may reduce blood pressure as well as symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and flare-ups in people who have had ulcerative colitis. It may ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and may help people with insomnia. Some research suggests that meditation may physically change the brain and body and could potentially help to improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors. A 2013 review of three studies suggests that meditation may slow, stall, or even reverse changes that take place in the brain due to normal aging.”
American Academy of Pediatrics 2016
"A number of studies in school settings also show improved attention and behavior. Some research has shown benefits for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, school performance, sleep, behavior problems, and eating disorders. There are also physical benefits as it calms the nervous system and decreases stress hormones. Studies have shown benefits for gastrointestinal symptoms, obesity, headaches, high blood pressure, pain sensitivity, and immune function." A study in 2013 showed that in boys with ADHD, an eight-week training significantly reduced hyperactive behaviors and improved concentration.