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Unlocking the Power of Intuition

Intuition has shaped cultures, traditions, and belief systems throughout history. Both ancient and modern civilizations have found intuition to be a source of wisdom, guidance, and spiritual insight. Often described as a “gut feeling” or “inner knowing”, intuition is a powerful and invaluable aspect of human cognition. While it often does not seem to adhere Unlocking the Power of Intuition

Staying Centred: Why an Ancient Meditation Technique is Essential in the 21st Century

The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique is a simple and easy-to-practise meditation that helps women navigate the complexities of modern life. TM offers women an effective means of alleviating stress and enhancing the quality of their lives. Rooted in the ancient Vedic traditions of India, yet comprehensively researched by modern western science, TM has proven its Staying Centred: Why an Ancient Meditation Technique is Essential in the 21st Century

The Impact of Stress on the Human Body and How TM Can Change All That

While stress is a natural and sometimes necessary response to potential danger, prolonged or chronic stress can negatively affect your physical and mental health. The good news is that during the practice of Transcendental Meditation, the physiological response of your body to TM is the opposite of your body’s stress response. During TM, as your mind The Impact of Stress on the Human Body and How TM Can Change All That

How About a Better Brain in 20 minute

How about a better brain in 20 minutes? Transcendental Meditation can increase intelligence and improve health By Craig Pearson Reprinted from the Uncarded Blog A fourth-year college student named Amanda walks into the laboratory and drops her backpack on a nearby chair. She has just finished her afternoon class on human resource management. The lab How About a Better Brain in 20 minute

The Journey Within: Cultivating Inner Peace for Lasting Success

Most of us measure success in terms of personal achievements—the greater our accomplishments, the more we feel we have succeeded and the happier we are. Success can bring us a deep sense of satisfaction and the feeling that all is right with the world. On the other hand, failure can leave us feeling dissatisfied, angry, The Journey Within: Cultivating Inner Peace for Lasting Success

The Importance of Self-Care for Nurses

The Importance of Self-Care for Nurses The global COVID-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the vital role nurses play in our health care system and the challenges of their job. Due to staffing shortages, long working hours, shift rotations, changing work protocols and technology, and the physical and emotional demands of the job, nurses are The Importance of Self-Care for Nurses

Relief from Stress for Survivors of Military Sexual Misconduct

The Canadian Women’s Wellness Initiative (CWWI) is a charitable organization mandated to bring the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique to individuals whose lives are impacted by toxic levels of stress. Over the last three consecutive years, the Canadian Women’s Wellness Initiative has received grants from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique to Canadian Veterans living with the effects of occupation stress Relief from Stress for Survivors of Military Sexual Misconduct

Optimism: How to be More Positive About Life

Do you wish you were more optimistic? Would your life change if you had more confidence in a positive future? Would it affect your health, your relationships, your success? Would you live longer – and look forward to it? There are answers to those questions. A study on optimism, lifestyle, and longevity was recently published Optimism: How to be More Positive About Life

Stress Management 101: Basic Knowledge for a Stress-Free Life

Stress Management 101: Basic Knowledge for a Stress-Free Life Life can unpredictable and stressful. If we are lucky, the stress we experience is short-lived. Too often, however, situations keep us stressed for days, weeks, or even months. This experience of unrelenting pressure can cause significant damage to our mind and body, and, therefore, to our Stress Management 101: Basic Knowledge for a Stress-Free Life

Is There Proof That Transcendental Meditation Works?

Nurses Uncover the Sacred in the TM Experience

How to maintain your health and keep looking your best new

Meditation for Spiritual Growth: Experiencing a Full Awakening

In recent years, the Transcendental Meditation technique has become widely recognized as an effective tool for reducing physical and mental stress. TM helps lower blood pressure, improve heart health, increase brain functioning, and decrease depression, anxiety and insomnia. In short, TM can help heal any condition exacerbated by constant exposure to stress. Reducing stress is Meditation for Spiritual Growth: Experiencing a Full Awakening

Are all Meditations Alike in Method and Results?

Why is Happiness so Elusive?

We live in a culture that allows women unprecedented freedom of choice: We can accept or reject marriage or motherhood, pursue a college education, and choose any career we like. As a result, we can carve out a degree of independence that our grandmothers and great-grandmothers could not have imagined. And yet, an abundance of Why is Happiness so Elusive?

The Brain is a River, Not a Rock

Yearning for More: The Quest for Enlightenment

By Cynthia Johnson Edited from a post on the TM for Women USA blog Most of us have experienced a deep yearning for something more in life—a sense that there is more than the status quo of work, school, relationships and family. We wonder: What is this life about? In 11th  grade, my public high Yearning for More: The Quest for Enlightenment

Addressing the Urgent Need of our Time

By Candace Badgett, PhD Just as we begin to emerge from a two-year global pandemic, we find the world threatened by an escalating war – leaving us with a sense of helplessness. But there is something available to dispel the turmoil among nations and give us real hope. We want to once again share with Addressing the Urgent Need of our Time

Developing Self-Confidence the Easy, Effective Way

Self-confidence is something many of us strive for our whole lives. We live in a culture that believes that self-confidence leads to greater success. But does it really? Or does self-confidence, as some suggest, lead to arrogance and a lack of trust in other people? The answer to the first question is a resounding yes; Developing Self-Confidence the Easy, Effective Way

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The Fulfillment of Maslow’s Theory of Self-Actualization

The 1960s saw the emergence of a new field of psychology, the Human Potential movement, inspired in large part by the works of Abraham Maslow. Unlike most psychologists, Maslow focused on the attributes of the healthiest people in society, instead of the abnormal or ill. Maslow popularized the notion of self-actualization which he defined as: The Fulfillment of Maslow’s Theory of Self-Actualization

The Value of Silence

We live in a hectic, fast-paced world and it’s a challenge just to keep up, let alone thrive. It seems that every week there is something new beyond our control to worry about, such as the pandemic, global warming, our job security, inflation, the list goes on. How can we keep calm in the midst The Value of Silence

Helping Veterans and Their Families Thrive: An Innovative Approach to Well-Being

Stress seems to be a permanent feature of modern life and a constant challenge to overcome. Many of us have experienced the impact stress can have on our productivity, our success and our ability to fulfill our highest aspirations. To quote Ted Talk speaker and meditation expert Bob Roth, “Stress is the black plague of Helping Veterans and Their Families Thrive: An Innovative Approach to Well-Being

Avoid Burnout and Meet Your Challenges

There are clear signposts that indicate the experience of burnout. When one feels overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, and finds it hard to concentrate and remember things, those are some clear signs. When one has trouble making decisions or doesn’t feel any initiative or motivation, burnout may be the cause. If left unaddressed, burnout can make it Avoid Burnout and Meet Your Challenges

Stress, Meditation and Hans Selye: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Flip through any popular health magazine or scan the internet for health topics, and you will find countless posts and articles on stress and its effect on our health. Given how much information is on the subject, most people are surprised to learn that the medical concept of stress is relatively new. Originally, stress was Stress, Meditation and Hans Selye: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Meditating Moms

Reposted from the TM for Women USA blog Mothers deserve meditation probably more than anyone does. We’d like to think we’ll be able to ignore our needs while taking care of children, work and home. Children, however, are sensitive to a mother’s stress and reportedly have higher stress themselves when the mother is overworked, anxious or Meditating Moms

Not Just Pie in the Sky: The Story of a Baking and Business Entrepreneur

By Janet Hoffman Reposted from the USA TM for Women Blog When we look back to the past and consider what was historically considered to be the role of women, we usually think of the role of homemaker—a role that would naturally include baking. Today when we think of the role of women, we naturally consider Not Just Pie in the Sky: The Story of a Baking and Business Entrepreneur

Transcendental Meditation and Pain Management

Physical pain, in some form or another, plagues all of us at some point in our lives, especially as we get older. It can restrict our ability to earn a living or take care of our family, disrupt our sleep, limit our recreational activities, create stress, anxiety and depression and rob us of the joy Transcendental Meditation and Pain Management

Depression, anxiety: What worked for me

Excerpts from a CNN report For more than a decade of my life, I struggled with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks and depression. And, like millions of people around the world, I longed to discover a magic pill to cure my ills and promise me nirvana. But, despite taking many medications, ongoing psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy (ECTs), Depression, anxiety: What worked for me

I Woke Up And Realized Everything I Thought I Knew Was Wrong

After helping out and supporting my mom as best as I could for thirteen years while she battled with cancer, when she passed away, I was a major train wreck—deep depression, suicidal thoughts, and countless nights of insomnia were just a few of my “symptoms.” A few months later, when a friend suggested I learn I Woke Up And Realized Everything I Thought I Knew Was Wrong

A Solution to the Epidemic of Teacher Burnout

With extended hours and heavy workloads, teachers are increasingly falling prey to burnout. Burnout affects not only teachers themselves but also their students, co-workers and families. Symptoms of burnout include emotional exhaustion, depression, anxiety, depersonalisation, a reduced sense of personal accomplishment and lack of balance between home and work life. What are the causes of A Solution to the Epidemic of Teacher Burnout

Developing Resilience: A Self-Care Strategy

What is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to thrive no matter what the circumstances. We have all experienced stressful, uncertain or chaotic times in our lives and come out the other end feeling defeated. We may have been going through a divorce, have been laid off from work due to the pandemic or have lost Developing Resilience: A Self-Care Strategy

How to Deal with Overeating and Food Addictions: Advice from an Expert

Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally renowned physician and expert in nutrition and integrative medicine. She is the founder of the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living, a lifestyle expert for WebMD, a columnist for Prevention Magazine, chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health TV, blogger, speaker, and author of the New York Times best-seller “The How to Deal with Overeating and Food Addictions: Advice from an Expert

Ten Ayurvedic Ways to Maintain Your Health

Ayurveda is an ancient and holistic system of health care, with its origins in the Vedic tradition of India. It emphasizes prevention through natural modalities, including diet and lifestyle. Ayurveda offers many “prescriptions” for maintaining optimal health that are easy to include in our daily routine. Here are a few you can adopt during these Ten Ayurvedic Ways to Maintain Your Health

Don’t Let Anxiety Cloud Your World

What a year it has been—we haven’t been able to frequent our favourite stores or gym, visit family or friends in person or travel to warm vacation destinations. Many of us can’t or don’t feel safe sending our kids to school, and worst of all some of us have been out of work for a Don’t Let Anxiety Cloud Your World

The 5 Best Books on Transcendental Meditation and Health

During the pandemic we are spending more time at home so it is a perfect time to catch up on our reading. If you are interested in meditation and health here are five books for you. Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation By Bob Roth This book is a simple, straightforward exploration of The 5 Best Books on Transcendental Meditation and Health

Pamper Yourself with a Home Spa Day

Many of us are still wary of visiting our favourite haunts for fear of crowds and coming into close contact with strangers. This includes visiting our favourite spa for a day of pampering. The solution – pamper yourself at home. With a little planning, you can experience a blissful spa day without leaving the safety Pamper Yourself with a Home Spa Day

The Secret to Being Productive

Canada’s prolonged lockdown has had a significant impact on our work and our livelihood. Some of us have had to adjust to working from home, sharing limited workspace with members of our family who are also at home. Others have had to give up work altogether and are stuck at home with nothing to do. The Secret to Being Productive

Staying Strong and Resilient in These Uncertain Times

Very few among us have experienced a pandemic like this. Besides being threatened by a deadly virus, we are watching the global economy shut down and our investment portfolios dropping at a dizzying speed. Many of us can’t go to work and have no income. And we are stuck at home with nothing to do, Staying Strong and Resilient in These Uncertain Times

Patience: A Valuable Asset In These Trying Times

These days we are living a life we could not have imagined a month ago. We can’t just change the channel. Uncertainty and anxiety interconnect with having to figure out how to home school our children, how to get our groceries, how to have a Zoom meeting in a corner of our apartment. Our interpersonal Patience: A Valuable Asset In These Trying Times

How to Beat Your Fatigue and Stay on Your Game

Fatigue can be a significant obstacle to getting things done. But more than that, it can be a contributing factor in depression, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, panic attacks, breakdowns, divorce, etc. Many women name fatigue as being among their top five health concerns and women consistently report higher levels of fatigue than men do. As How to Beat Your Fatigue and Stay on Your Game

Fallout from the Coronavirus: Dealing with the Issues of Stress and Immunity

This is a time of fear, anxiety, and even panic for most of the world. The current COVID-19 pandemic makes for an uncertain future. We are all worried about our health, the health of our families—especially our elderly parents or grandparents—our finances, our job security and our ability to get out and enjoy ourselves and Fallout from the Coronavirus: Dealing with the Issues of Stress and Immunity

A New Year, a New Decade, a New Perspective

This month we begin not only a new year, but also a new decade. A decade that—if it continues with the same momentum of the last decade—will most likely prove to be historically pivotal for the advancement of women to roles of full equality of leadership, opportunity and power. However, it may be time to A New Year, a New Decade, a New Perspective

What to do About the Winter Blues

Winter in Canada—Ugh. For some of us, there is no escaping the “winter blues.” As the cold season closes in on us, we feel gloomy, lethargic, and experience a lack of joy. Until recently, the winter blues were thought to be all in the mind and best ignored. We now understand that this condition, what What to do About the Winter Blues

This Year Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s a new year which means a new beginning, a fresh start, a time to do away with bad habits and to establish more healthy behaviours. But bad habits are hard to change, and it takes time and effort to see it through. That is why most of us give up on our New Year’s This Year Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Why A Mentally Healthy Workplace Helps Companies Grow

The truth is out: it’s costly for companies to ignore employee mental health problems.Acute anxiety, depression and other mental illness in Canada accounts for nearly 30 per cent of disability claims and 70 per cent of the total healthcare costs. Declining productivity due to absenteeism and compensation claims costs the Canadian economy billions of dollars Why A Mentally Healthy Workplace Helps Companies Grow

How to Foster Mental Health in Your Workplace

Most managers want to create a psychologically healthy environment for their employees. Yet 16 percent of working Canadians say their workplace is a frequent or ongoing source of feelings of depression, anxiety or other mental illness. And 38 percent of employees say they wouldn’t feel comfortable telling their boss if they did have a mental health problem. Canada’s National Standard How to Foster Mental Health in Your Workplace

Homesick at University?

You’ve been preparing for university for years—taking SATs, shoring up your GPA, showing up for those extracurriculars. And likely you were secretly thrilled to be on your own when your parents dropped you off. So why do you suddenly feel so homesick? According to research, homesickness is a common reaction to being separated from familiar Homesick at University?

Out of a job and feeling stressed?

Financial stress from losing a job affects us emotionally, physically and mentally. Yet many successful people say that the pivotal point in their career—the moment that led to their greatest success—was the moment they faced their biggest crisis. JK Rowling was penniless and on welfare when she famously shopped her Harry Potter manuscripts to 12 Out of a job and feeling stressed?

Rest for New Moms

Congratulations, you have a new baby! While this is a miraculous time of life, sleep might be a distant memory as you’re caring for your precious new bundle of joy 24/7. Because you’re facing a whole new world of experiences and expectations—not to mention physical exhaustion—getting enough rest may actually be the most important thing Rest for New Moms

Redefining Success

What is success? Is it becoming CEO of your company? Or being a boss who cultures team work and creativity? It turns out that women define career success differently than men. According to author Sally Helgesen, polling shows that both men and women define success by salary and titles. But women also place high value on Redefining Success

Don’t Wait Until School Starts to Manage Your Stress

Summer is a great time to shed the pressure of juggling exams, work and sports. Even if you have a summer job, there’s more time to hit the beach, sleep in and chill with friends. It’s also a great moment to build resilience to stress. Just as an athlete spends summer gearing up for fall Don’t Wait Until School Starts to Manage Your Stress

Declutter Your Life, Declutter Your Mind

Clearing out excess stuff is all the rage these days. According to Marie Kondo, best-selling-author-turned-Netflix-star, tidying up goes way beyond creating order in your work and living spaces. It can actually change your mood and your life. “Putting your house in order is the magic that creates a vibrant and happy life,” she says. “The Declutter Your Life, Declutter Your Mind

Has Ageism Got You Down?

You’re good at what you do. You’ve honed your skills for decades, and you have more time to devote to your career than ever before. But somehow you find yourself defending your job because someone thinks you’re . . . too old. If you’re facing the threat of ageism (which has been reported in certain Has Ageism Got You Down?

Summer Can Be Wellness Time for Kids

Do you find yourself needing a spreadsheet just to keep track of your kids’ activities? Summer can be crazy—with one child keen on an intensive sports workshop, the other set on a sleepover camp. And then there’s the quiet one, who wants to stay home and read . . . . No matter what your Summer Can Be Wellness Time for Kids

Flying with Kids

Are you yearning to taste the magic of travel but scared of soaring the skies with the kids? The trick is to plan ahead rather than winging it. It’s possible to survive tantrums, delays and bad food if you’re prepared. Here are a few tips from seasoned travel moms to help you on your way. Flying with Kids

Are You Living Your Full Potential?

We hear a lot about reaching our full potential these days, but what does it really mean? One definition is being the best you can be. And that’s different for every person. In your career, it could mean starting your own company and making it grow. Or it could mean having the freedom to work Are You Living Your Full Potential?

Keeping Your Cool in the Workplace

An email pops up at the end of an exhausting day. Your face grows hot and your heart pounds. You start to dash off a heated reply. Then that little voice inside warns you—not a great idea. Especially for women. According to the Gender Action Portal, women are perceived as less competent if they respond with Keeping Your Cool in the Workplace

5 Signs You’re in a Career Rut

Does this sound familiar? You started your job with super energy and drive, but now you find yourself among the 75% of Canadians who are fatigued on the job, dreading Monday morning. Is it the mind-numbing work that can be accomplished with your Instagram page open? Or are you feeling way over your head and 5 Signs You’re in a Career Rut

Travel Rx for Summer

Yay for summer! Time to take a trip, head for the beach or visit family. But if you’re a hardworking professional, you may find planning and taking the trip only adds to your stress. Here’s how to make it fun and relaxing from start to finish. Narrow your search. If you spend your workday on Travel Rx for Summer

Meditation Teacher Bob Roth Shares Celebrity Secrets

As you run from your job to pick up the kids to your home where dinner is waiting—waiting to be cooked by you, that is—do you ever wonder how stress-free life could be if you were rich and famous like, say, a movie star? According to Bob Roth, best-selling author of Strength in Stillness: The Power Meditation Teacher Bob Roth Shares Celebrity Secrets

Advice to Millenials from Kathryn Frazier, The Rock Star Whisperer

You don’t usually think of the music industry as an oasis of wellness. Meet Kathryn Frazier, the legendary self-made woman who founded and runs Biz3, an LA-based PR company for Indie rock stars like Daft Punk, Skrillex, J. Cole, and Lauryn Hill. Today Frazier and her company stand out in a stressed profession by focusing Advice to Millenials from Kathryn Frazier, The Rock Star Whisperer

It’s time to Love Your Job

You have celebrated your graduation from university and landed the seemingly perfect job. You cannot help but be excited and a little nervous–after all you know that first impressions are so important. The world seems full of possibilities. Like all new adventures, a new job requires a substantial amount of preparation and then a steep It’s time to Love Your Job

Shift work tips for a better sleep

There are different types of shift work. If you work on an oil rig and always have the same shift pattern, your body will adjust because you’ll do it for months at a time. Nurses, firefighters, police, doctors, paramedics, factory workers and office cleaning staff struggle with moving between sleep/wake patterns and shift patterns. Working Shift work tips for a better sleep

Overworking = Stress

Stress is a problem that manifests itself at the office, at home, in our relationships with others and it can also affect our loved ones. Evidence shows that Transcendental Meditation improves your resilience to stress. This simple technique allows you to find deep relaxation and also primes you to better handle the challenging situations life Overworking = Stress

Where am I going to find 20 minutes?

Our lives feel like we are running 24/7. If it’s not dealing with the dog, your partner, dry cleaning, kids, oh yeah, we can’t forget work. Just thinking about all our responsibilities can be overwhelming… yet we do them. “Me time” naturally gets skipped. Yet evidence shows that “Me time” improves our productivity. Here is Where am I going to find 20 minutes?

How well does nature help us stay balanced?

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment using oils made of natural plant extracts. It works through the sense of smell and skin absorption. Women often find that the use of the oils improves their physical, mental and spiritual health. The floral and herbal extracts are an integral aspect of ayurvedic healing. How does it work? How well does nature help us stay balanced?

Rethinking the “M” word.

Menopause Can be a Smooth Transition We may not want to believe it, after all, where has the time gone? Nevertheless, an increasing number of Gen X women are approaching menopause. Coffee shops, get-to-gethers, girls’ nights now include the common subject. Thankfully, we are not alone and information is available in magazine articles, specialists, books, websites, blogs, and Pinterest. Comedians Rethinking the “M” word.

Tm Panic Attacks

I was traumatized by my difficult childhood and subsequent tragic life events. Before I learned Transcendental Meditation, I had been living with decades of anxiety and a panic disorder. My stressful lifestyle brought constant panic attacks which for years left me suicidal during the night and depressed in the mornings. I was distraught by the Tm Panic Attacks

Can the Transcendental Meditation technique improve my heart health?