Cultivating the Spirit

Epsom Salt: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects

Epsom salt is a popular remedy for many ailments. People use it to ease health problems, such as muscle soreness and stress. It’s also affordable, easy to use, and harmless when used appropriately. This article provides a comprehensive overview of Epsom salt, including its benefits, uses, and side effects.

This ‘Tree of Immortality’ Keeps Disease Away

Nearly every part of the moringa tree (Moringa oleifera) is edible and chock-full of powerhouse antioxidants, minerals, and beneficial compounds. It is known to reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar and improve heart function.

The Gratitude Experiment

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands. – Brother David Steindl-Rast

When the Ego Hijacks Mindfulness

It’s easy to find yourself thinking about being mindful rather than being mindful. Simply refocus, return to the present, and smile.

How to Practice Listening Without Getting Defensive

Taking the time to listen to how another person feels—without immediately and sometimes impulsively reacting—creates the space for both parties to feel heard. Try this exercise to strengthen your active listening skills.

7 Children’s Books with Mindfulness Messages

Many beloved picture books also offer mindful messages about connection, compassion, and contemplating the world around us. Children’s book authors Olivia Weisser and Christopher Willard share a few of their favourites.

Awakening From The Trance of Social Media

Social media addiction is a real thing and has been included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It can lead to depression, feelings of inadequacy and destroy your attention span.

On a NICOTINE BINGE? Welcome to the beginning of the end

Nicotine is a stimulant in the short run, but a depressant in the long run, just like alcohol; therefore, nicotine use can compound your problems, mentally, physically and even spiritually (due to all the chemicals in cigarettes)

Cocoa Powder Benefits, Nutrition Facts and Recipes

Thousands of years ago, the Mayans considered chocolate to be the “Food of the Gods.” Today we know that the key to getting the most from cocoa powder is using it in healthy recipes that are not overly high in added sugar…

3 DIY Practices To Pamper Your Body And Spirit

We all get a little worn down now and then, and this is when those not-so-great habits can begin to form. I’ve found that it can be extremely helpful to have some self-sooth practices in your back pocket for times like these.

Take Back Your Power—Support Your Immune System

There are simple methods and lifestyle choices we can make to support our own immunity. We can consciously pull ourselves out of a state of reaction, take back our own power, and ask ourselves what does my mind/body need in this moment to support rest-and-digest?