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Live Whole Health #85: Stillness in busy times with Yin meditation

When our days feel overly busy or stressful it can be nice to slow down and find moments of stillness. There are many ways to do that throughout the day, even if just for a minute or two. Here are a few ideas.

By |August 23rd, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|2 Comments

Live Whole Health #59: Finding Stillness through Yin Meditation

There are many different styles of meditation – some are yang and some are yin. Yin meditation encourages being open to what might unfold during the experience. A yin meditation helps us to be curious, open, and gentle towards our inner experience and can support self-compassion.

By |February 8th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|1 Comment

VA San Diego is studying PTSD and moral wounds

Combat Veterans can experience long lasting emotional and spiritual pain from participating in, witnessing, or failing to prevent traumatic events that violate their core values or expectations of themselves or others. Some have described such experiences as “a deep soul wound that pierces a person’s identity, sense of morality and relationship to society” leaving Veterans to question who they are and how they can relate to others.

By |June 29th, 2018|Health, Mental Health|9 Comments

Army Veteran’s advice for dealing with multiple sclerosis – Healing the brain and body with mindfulness, meditation, and spirituality

Crystal Muscatello joined the Army National Guard in 2006. She was deployed to Iraq in 2009 and was honorably discharged in 2015. This is her story on how she is dealing with multiple sclerosis.

By |March 1st, 2018|Health, Women Veterans|3 Comments

Mindfulness meditation: A promising tool to help reduce chronic pain and opioid use

The growth and interest in mindfulness is due in large part to an impressive body of evidence that suggests mindfulness meditation practices can mitigate a number of physical and mental health issues, ranging from dealing with cancer and depression, to sleep problems and chronic pain.

By |May 11th, 2017|Guest Posts|5 Comments

My Meditation

In observance of PTSD Awareness Month: June 2014, VA’s National Center for PTSD, presents the following profile of a Veteran who is living with PTSD and turning his life around with treatment. After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. Now he finds peace at home and in the ring. Although it may sound [...]

By |June 3rd, 2014|Top Stories|5 Comments

About 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually

VA has many ways to help you recover from alcohol disorders. Learn about the VA treatments, including support groups and specialized therapy.

By |April 8th, 2022|Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on About 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually
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