Is Meditation the New Anti-Depressant?

Actually, it’s the oldest one.

A great article here on the benefits of mindfulness meditation for sufferers of anxiety and mood disorders.  Those of us who use and advocate meditation have known this for years.  Still, it’s gratifying when studies and anecdotal evidence back us up.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 10:56:02

    It absolutely IS the oldest! Excellent point!

    Hope you are doing well, my friend. I have been so busy and not able to keep up with blogging. I do have a new post scheduled for tomorrow, but SO little time to read blogs. I’m sorry to have been absent this week. I tried something new in the creation of this piece, and it ate up way too much time–time as in days. Why do I do this to myself? LOL

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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  2. pegoleg
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 11:34:39

    I don’t have the patience for meditation and/or deep prayer, but it seems like it would be a great thing. I’m glad you’ve found something that works for you.

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  3. cathy
    Jan 16, 2014 @ 06:24:15

    I’ve never attempted to meditate. I should give it a go.

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    • Sandy Sue
      Jan 16, 2014 @ 14:04:55

      The easiest way to start is to just sit and follow your breath. In. Out. When you find yourself drifting off to follow your thoughts, just come back to the breath. No judgment. No struggle. Your thoughts will tug you away a million times. Just keep coming back to your breath.
      Let me know how it goes, if you choose to try. I’ve been teaching meditation for years, so if this doesn’t work, we can try something else.

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