#One #Thought at a #Time
Ignorance is not bliss, it is learned. Bliss arrives with the stillness of the mind. The goal of the “mantra” of meditation is Transcendental Consciousness, when the mind loses contact with the outside and is content in this state; it is like going in a “zone” and where the mind transcends the finest aspect of thought. You come in contact with your “being” (state of existence), completely silent, at rest, yet fully awake internally, it reduces stress and promotes peace.
There are 7 distinct states of consciousness
#mind #body #connection
Links to the portals of the mind...meditation has psychological benefits such as stress reduction, focus, and it surprisingly improves the immune system, cardiovascular (heart) function; also, increases relaxation, while reducing pain.
Meditation promotes new insights, heightens creativity & inspiration—a greater compassion for others via inner guidance. It is one of the most important components of any health plan, which illicit physical ease, mental stability, and provides a foundation for healing (ed2go).
Journaling has therapeutic effects of self discovery via active awareness. It is a form of disclosure that releases toxic thoughts with the opportunity to experience emotional balance. Confessions of the mind lightens the burden of the soul, so timing is crucial for disclosure.
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Pollution affects respiratory functions, especially asthma. Poor air quality also affects the brain, see: Biodermography and Population Health.
Pollution is said to affect cognition, those smoggy and hazy days affect vulnerable populations in particularly, older persons who live in highly congested areas.
A study from the American Journal of Epidemiology (June 2014) revealed people over 50, who lived in areas with high amounts of fine particulate matter like smoke and haze, performed poorly on cognitive tests as those who lived in less populated areas, (Neurology Now/Apr-May 2016).
The Power of Music
The power of music promotes well-being and enhances quality of life for persons with cognitive issues (Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN/Neurologist).
Make a playlist for your loved one, create an ambiance conducive to relaxation. Focus on familiar music. Choose tunes that have positive associations. Ask for their favorites and create a customized playlist,
(musicandmemory.com/NeurologyNow, Apr/May 2016).
Over the counter meds and allergy pills can cause fatigue during the day and send your heart racing at night. Drugs used to treat neurologic disorders can affect sleep patterns.
Alpha-Beta Blockers, Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors cause insomnia and/or daytime sleepiness. Many neurologic conditions are associated with a higher rate of depression, so many take anti-depressants which adversely affect the natural quality of sleep.
Book Endz Cafe Solutions:
1. Harridan= brief, wild storm
2. Repudiate= to overthrow; refuse to accept/support
3. Gentrification= displacement of the poor by the affluent
4. Conflate= a barter/deal
5. Solipsistic= highly egocentric
(Reader's Digest/May 2015)
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