How To Cultivate And Infuse Mindfulness In Your Relationship

What Are The Benefits Of Mindfulness For Relationships? Most people are familiar with the benefits of practicing Mindfulness for lowering stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and supporting our overall wellbeing in many other ways. Applying Mindfulness to our relationships evokes all of those benefits and more. Simply put, Mindfulness means “the state of being aware…

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Cultural Chameleon – My Son’s Journey As A Third Culture Kid

What If There Were No Borders…. Jamaican-born Janet Haughton Quarshie is a wife and mother of two young men, presently living in Canada. She is a Mindful Therapist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, specializing in integrating clinical and holistic techniques in her practice. She received her Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Training during the…

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Health Benefits Of Refreshing Rooibos Herb Ice Tea

Holistic Taste Of Summer 21 Anyone who knows me knows that I love tea!  From fermented kombucha, homemade chai to simple jasmine green tea, I have a passion for tea!  I go through phases with my tea preferences. These days I am sipping on Red Rooibos Ice Tea and it is AMAZING! Memories of my year…

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Is It Mehendi Or Is It Henna?

Some Call It Mehendi, Others Call It Henna.. Whatever you choose to call it…it is all the same.  Mehendi is the Indian word for Henna. My Midsummer Mehendi magic! Mehendi makes me more Mindfully aware of my hands: The things I Touch The things I Create The things I Celebrate What Is Henna? Henna can…

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Continuing The Conversation On Mental Health

United By Emotion | Olympic Fever The 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia was the first time I had Olympic fever. I was so in awe of the athletes…the total body-mind and emotional commitment of everything – everything they have trained so hard for at the sound of the gun… I remember the excitement of…

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Yoga and Meditation Terminology For Beginners

Atha Jiva

The Sanskrit terminology used in Yoga and Meditation can make yoga therapy seem very intimidating to those of us just starting. However, understanding the yoga terminology will deepen the richness of your classes and will help you to follow the yoga teacher’s instructions during guided meditation. Below is a list of 10 essential terms for…

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What Is a Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapist?

Atha Jiva

What is a Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapist and how is it different from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?  In simple terms, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist is a Mental Health Professional who guides you through ‘talk therapy’ to help you manage issues or day-to-day struggles. CBT teaches us to change destructive thought patterns and might be useful…

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Is Yoga Safe While Pregnant?

Atha Jiva

Is Yoga safe while pregnant? The short answer is yes! Taking a prenatal yoga class is a great way to reduce anxiety during pregnancy. Benefits include decreasing lower back pain and headaches and increasing strength and flexibility in preparation for childbirth. There are, however, certain limitations when practicing yoga during pregnancy. Remember: yoga can safely…

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