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Loving Kindness Meditation for Challenging Times

Loving Kindness Meditation for Challenging Times 0

This version of the ancient loving-kindness meditation known as Metta has four simple short phrases that seem perfect for getting through our current challenges. The phrases speak to safety, happiness, health, and ease of mind. All things that we are worried about in the midst of the COVID-19 dangers, unknowns, and changes. 

Loving-kindness meditation appears in different variations, but the intention and basic simplicity are consistent across different forms. It has the potential of relieving your stress, calming your anxiety, and lifting you up in everyday situations and in challenging times. 

9 Best Essential Oils for Relieving Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia

9 Best Essential Oils for Relieving Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia 2

Aromatherapy with specific calming essential oils is one of the most common natural remedies for anxiety. Stress-reducing essential oils may help on their own or be a great addition to any other anti-anxiety approaches you are using. Research backs-up the use of aromatherapy for relieving stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and more.

Read on to learn:

  • which essential oils are best for reducing stress and anxiety,
  • how they work,
  • research results, and
  • what to look for when buying essential oils.
Best Forms of Magnesium Supplements for Anxiety, Depression, and More

Best Forms of Magnesium Supplements for Anxiety, Depression, and More 0

Low magnesium levels can get in the way of you dealing well with stress. It can cause increased anxiety and contribute to many ailments and health problems. 

Your body needs magnesium for hundreds of chemical reactions—including those that help you deal with stress—but most people don't have enough magnesium for those reactions to run smoothly. 

Many of my clients have seen fast improvement in their sleep quality, increased ability to deal with stress, less anxiety, reduced pain, and many other health benefits from supplementing with magnesium. 

 

What's in This Article

  1. How Much Magnesium Per Day
  2. Two Types of Magnesium Supplements
  3. How to Use Transdermal Magnesium Supplements
  4. Oral Magnesium Supplements (including 3 to avoid)
  5. Who Should Not Take Magnesium Supplements
Magnesium Supplement Benefits for Anxiety, Depression and More

Magnesium Supplement Benefits for Anxiety, Depression and More 0

I've seen many of my clients experience anxiety relief, better sleep, pain reduction, and improved mood when they included magnesium in their supplement regimes. It has so many benefits that I use it regularly myself.

Magnesium is necessary for hundreds of chemical reactions in your body including reactions that are triggered in response to stress and those that lift your mood. You need magnesium to help you deal well with stress and stress burns through magnesium. It's a stress-magnesium double-bind. 

What's in this Article

  1. How Magnesium Helps You Cope With Stress
  2. Magnesium Anti-Anxiety Anti-Depression Research
  3. Other Magnesium Health Benefits
  4. References
100 Inspiring Quotes to Get Thru Corona-Stress and Other Difficult Times

100 Inspiring Quotes to Get Thru Corona-Stress and Other Difficult Times 0

The Coronavirus crisis is creating a lot of stress and anxiety for a lot of people. To help you deal with the stress without losing your mind or ruining your relationships, I put together a compilation of 100 inspiring quotes for dealing with hard times and sprinkled in reflection prompts and anti-anxiety resources.  

Hopefully, one or more of these encouraging words of wisdom from a wide range of people will spur you on and lift you up during the current crisis and other hard times. 

30 Positive Affirmations to Get Through Coronavirus Anxiety and Other Tough Times

30 Positive Affirmations to Get Through Coronavirus Anxiety and Other Tough Times 0

Affirmations can lift you up, encourage you, and strengthen you to get through tough times including this Coronavirus challenge.

"Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day." — Dalai Lama

I've listed over 30 possible affirmations. Mix them together or change them to what works for you. Experiment with some for a while and alter them if you think something might work better for you.