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  Healing Ourselves (and the World) with Flower Essences  

Disconnected from Nature

Since the 1950s, research suggests, we have become more and more distanced from nature and its life-giving benefits. It’s hard to overstate how much good nature does for our well-being: Study after study documents the psychological and physical benefits of connecting with nature. People who are more connected with nature are happier, feel more vital, and have more meaning in their lives.

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  Healing Ourselves (and the World) with Flower Essences  

The Physics of Sound: How and Why Sound Heals

An examination of the majority of spiritual paths and religions on this planet reveals an overriding belief that sound was the primary force of creation. Examples of this come from the Old Testament (“And God said, ‘Let there be Light’”) and the New Testament (“In the beginning was the Word”). It comes from many other traditions—Egyptian, Hopi, Mayan, Polynesian, and more—which all have creation myths that invoke the power of sound. It is said in the Hindu spiritual path that “Nada Brahman”—everything is sound. Even from a Western scientific perspective, we talk about the “Big Bang,” signifying that the creation of the universe was somehow sonic in origin.

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  Ways to Improve Memory and Live Longer with Music  

If You Want To Accelerate Brain Development In Children, Teach Them Music

Music, the universal language of mood, emotion and desire, connects with us through a wide variety of neural systems. We now know from controlled treatment/outcome studies that listening to and playing music is a potent treatment for mental health issues. 400 published scientific papers have proven the old adage that “music is medicine.” In fact, research demonstrates that adding music therapy to treatment improves symptoms and social functioning among schizophrenics. Further, music therapy has demonstrated efficacy as an independent treatment for reducing depression, anxiety and chronic pain.

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  Ways to Improve Memory and Live Longer with Music  

9 Healing Benefits of Music

Music … loved, cherished, and admired by humans for countless ages. It’s shaped culture and society in very profound ways. It has started social revolutions and shifts in collective consciousness. There is a magical feeling that can come from music and its enchanting spell has affected billions of people in sometimes life-changing ways, as it continues to do to this day.

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  Ways to Improve Memory and Live Longer with Music  

Fight depression with these 15 tips you can use today

Depression comes in many forms and is experienced differently from one individual to the next. Depression can be caused by spiritual, mental, or emotional factors and can be exacerbated by specific experiences. It can be of biological origin, of nutrient deficiency or even hormone changes. Modern psychiatry treats depression as a serotonin deficiency. The common "anti-depressant" drugs (SSRIs) attempt to change how the brain uses serotonin, but this singular mode manipulation often leads to more serious consequences. Serotonin levels are only an indicator, just a symptom. The root problems of depression often go ignored.

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  Ways to Improve Memory and Live Longer with Music  

Ways to Improve Memory and Live Longer with Music
We intuitively know what scientists are now proving – that music helps you remember, get smarter, and live longer. Let’s take a look at how music helps us remember, how music is being used to rehabilitate the brain, and how it can lead to a longer, happier life.

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Stroke (Aphasia) Recovery Technique Brings Tears of Joy
There are millions who suffer from stroke-related aphasia, but no effective drug-based treatments exist. However a music-based therapy called Melodic Intonation Therapy may give people hope for recovery and hold the secret for helping those suffering from aphasia.

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6 Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and Soul

From slowing the decline in fatal brain disease, to generating a sense of oneness with one another and the universe, drumming's physical and spiritual health benefits may be as old as time itself.

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How Music Benefits The Brain

Music has played an important part of every human culture, both past and present. People around the world experience universal responses to music. We’re all familiar with how certain pieces of music can change your mood, get you motivated, or help you concentrate. And now, advances in neuroscience enable researchers to quantitatively measure how music affects the brain. Their discoveries are exciting — and good news for music lovers.

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Improve Your Brain With Music

Music is one of the greatest joys of mankind and has now been found to be effective at simulating the brain and enhancing learning. Listening to music stimulates the whole brain through diverse neural circuitry that improves brain metabolism and brain function.

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Why We Love Music

I still remember when I first heard the song by Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill.” Something about that song - the lyrics, the melody, the unusual 7/4 time signature - gave me chills. Even now, years later, it still can make me cry.

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