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5 Ways Being Near the Ocean Can Heal Us

For many of us, the ocean is a place we turn to for healing, peacefulness and clarity. The tides attract us and beckon us to sit by the shore, to plan vacations around sailing, diving and sunbathing and to breathe in the mineral air that soothes us. Taking in the sunshine and watching the waves crash against the shore feeds our senses and creative lives, enhancing mindfulness. We may not realize there are benefits beyond absorbing vitamin D or feeling buoyant in the water. The ocean can be a place where our minds, bodies and spirits can take a timeout from the world’s digital or […]

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5 Unique Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Living

For many of us, living in a state of constant busyness through digital distractions, addiction to technology, lopsided work-life balance and heightened stress can lead to a sense of time bankruptcy, increasing the need for mindful living. But how can we find time to take on another task even if we know it will benefit us? Simple. We shift our focus. Viewing mindfulness as another responsibility tacked on to an already full day will not add value to our existence. But appreciating it as an antidote to our already crammed lives will. By choosing to practice mindfulness as “maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or […]

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