May 042016
 

Meditation MediumRehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction and even quitting smoking, are notoriously difficult pursuits. It is not uncommon to read about parents who cannot afford to feed their families, but who do not miss out on their daily pack of cigarettes. In this day and age, the very best rehabilitation programs have a 70 per cent relapse rate. Clearly, new approaches to addiction are required!

Reward- Based Learning Systems

The reason addictions can be so difficult to beat is the reward-based learning system, ingrained in the human brain since primitive times. In its most basic form, it comprises three elements: trigger, behavior, reward. Triggers are indulged and since the effect is positive, our brain stores this memory so we continue the same behavior in the future. In primitive times, this reward based system worked well to ensure people obtained food to survive yet it continues to govern the way our brain works today, even when food and drink are not scarce for many. All addictive substances (from cigarettes to alcohol) affect the part of the brain that reacts to these substances through the neurotransmitter, dopamine. Using addictive substances like cocaine and cigarettes, continues to feed a cycle that prompts reinforcement from these substances.

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Oct 202014
 

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Mindfulness is a word we’re hearing increasingly often, because of its value for managing a variety of physical and mental health problems.

However, what does being mindful mean and how can mindfulness help us attain greater wellness?

Understanding Mindfulness

The principle of mindfulness comes from Buddhism and was designed to help followers understand themselves, train their minds for the better, and free themselves of unhelpful thoughts that hold them back.

It is possible to do this by focusing on our thoughts, feelings, and environment in the present moment, without distraction to the past or future, and not judging the way we think or feel.

There are four main aspects of mindfulness:

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Sep 162014
 

StevenMe and Steven and I are really close to wrapping up our long-awaited Master Class on Manifesting & Mindfulness after months of planning and years of our own trial and error.

We are so excited to share it with you! But first I need to ask you a little favor…

We plan on releasing our Master Class this October (I know—so soon!). But before we do, I have to ask you a couple of questions. Can you help us out?

You can answer the quick questions here and learn a little more about our Master Class at this link:

http://bit.ly/mindfullymanifest

Thank you so much!