Our life skills toolbox should contain many tools. As we have more life experiences, those tools should develop and remain sharpened. Besides eating healthy, developing healthy relationships, and participating in health experiences, we need health self-care practices. Mediation is one utensil we can use in our life skills toolbox to foster health.
Our upcoming Be Organic Expo (BOE) will focus on meditation. Dr. Izzard will facilitate a discussion on meditation. Dr. Izzard is a Licensed Professional Counselor and published author. All veterans who have served a deployment should get her book "No More Silent Suffering: Faith-Based Coping Tools for US Military." This book is a game changer when it comes to reconciling your faith with your duty to serve. Her books along with her meditation CD is now available on Amazon.
Meditation has a host of health benefits as it relates to stress. Meditation and reduce stress, and with an active practice of meditating comes an enhanced self-awareness. This self-awareness can help identify would be stress or even anxiety triggers and promote healthy ways to engage and manage stress and anxiety.
According to a study published by Healthline, there are meditating has 12 healthy benefits:
1. Reduces Stress
2. Controls Anxiety
3. Promotes Emotional Health
4. Enhances Self-Awareness
5. Lengthens Attention Span
6. May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss
7. Can Generate Kindness
8. May Help Fight Addictions
9. Improves Sleep
10. Helps Control Pain
11. Can Decrease Blood Pressure
12. You Can Meditate Anywhere
We would love to have you join us on Friday, September 21 at 6:30 PM for the Be Organic Expo as we discuss mediation. Guest who sign-up in advance will receive a VIP package.