6 Surprising Health Benefits of Journaling That You Never Knew | The Health Sessions

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Journaling That You Never Knew

This article was written by Sara from Jofelo.com 

Keeping a diary used to be something that we did as kids or as teenagers. We wrote down all our angry thoughts about our parents and doodled that boys name on all the pages, then stuffed them under our pillow in the golden hiding spot. As we aged, many of us stopped writing, believing that it wasn’t something you did as an adult, but science is saying much to the opposite effect.

This article is going to look at some of the many benefits there are for journaling. Perhaps you’ll even be dusting off your own journal or get one my favorites, a new Jofelo journal by the end.

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12 Wellness Practices From Around The World | The Health Sessions

12 Wellness Practices From Around the World

This article is written by Shari’s Berries

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. In fact, small amounts of stress are surprisingly beneficial for us, keeping us motivated to perform. But, in today’s world we’re bombarded by situations that cause stress. Whether its finances, family issues, pain, or something else, too much stress can actually increase the symptoms of chronic illness. That’s why it’s important to learn how to manage your stress.

Just like eating well and getting exercise, stress reduction is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Even more, it turns out people around the world have their own unique way to practice self-care and wellness. Next time you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, check out these happiness and wellness practices from around the world. Who knows, you may even incorporate one into your daily routine! 

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Road to Recovery: How Anne Doussan Took Her Health into Her Own Hands | The Health Sessions

Road to Recovery: How Anne Doussan Took Her Health into Her Own Hands

When you’re diagnosed with chronic illness, is there anything you can do to improve your health and happiness? Can you (fully) recover from persisting health problems, and if so, how? In this interview on recovery, Anne Doussan from Still Moving shares her story. 

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hello, I’m Anne. I was diagnosed with chronic illnesses in my twenties, and for over a decade I followed the more conventional treatments. After getting little to no relief from surgeries and pharmaceuticals, however, I decided to take matters into my own hands. In February 2017 I went to an inpatient chronic pain and recovery center to get off all my medications and find alternative therapies. Since then, I’ve learned many new approaches to managing my chronic illnesses.

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6 Eco-Friendly Actions That Directly Impact Your Health | The Health Sessions

6 Eco-Friendly Actions That Directly Impact Your Health

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There’s no denying it – our beautiful planet is in trouble.

On top of the much-discussed climate change, planet Earth is threatened by air pollution, scarcity of water, deforestation and animal extinction on a large scale.

And the environmental changes are affecting your health – through the quality of the air you breathe, the water you drink, the soil that grows your fruit, vegetables and grains.

Now I’m not a no-waste eco warrior who only eats organic produce from the veggie patch. Just like many of you, I have a limited amount of energy and resources to get everything done. But recently I have started taking tiny steps into a more environmentally-friendly direction. Because it matters – not just to the earth and its future residents, but to my family’s health today.

Let’s have a look at why being a green god(dess) is good for your health and which eco-friendly actions you can start taking today to make a positive impact.

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Using Essential Oils to Cope With Chronic Illness

This is a guest post by Trysh Sutton from Pure Path

The use of essential oils is an underrated, natural approach to dealing with the symptoms associated with many chronic illnesses. Individuals who go this route are usually able to save money on medication and reduce side effects that come with them.

But what are essential oils?

Essential oils are extremely concentrated, organic compounds that are in liquid form and sporting many of the benefits of certain plants without the need to have an unusual number of these plants physically available. As an example, it takes over 240,000 rose petals to create just 5ml of rose essential oil and almost 3,000 lemons to create 15ml of lemon essential oil.

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