Balancing Your Body and Mind

How Does Meditation Benefit Fitness Results?

How Does Meditation Benefit Fitness Results?

by Lonnie Lowery, PhD Warning: This is the type of article you’re either going to love or hate. Unfortunately, the aggressive types who laugh at the following “hippie psycho-babble” are probably the ones who could benefit from purposeful relaxation the most. The trick is to browse the available material and pick only what helps you while discarding the rest. Promise to keep an open...

10 Tricks to Reboot your Brain

10 Tricks to Reboot your Brain

Ever walk into a room and forget why you entered? Or completely space out during an important meeting at work? It’s frustrating, but usually normal. Your brain is naturally primed to wander whenever it can, according to a joint study by Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Using MRI, researchers found that brain regions responsible for “task-unrelated thought” (that...

On Becoming More than You Are…

On Becoming More than You Are…

Hey Vitalists! Last night Katya stumbled on a book called “The Black Book Volume II” by Christopher Hyatt.  His tone is quite discordian, but sometimes discord can be the right medicine in cleansing an old stagnative mindset.  I wanted to post this excerpt about finding “Enlightenment”, which to me is less of a single state of being, and more of “the art of becoming...

What are Realizations and Why Do You Want Them?

What are Realizations and Why Do You Want Them?

In the video below, Katya and I were driving through Mississippi on our way to my sister’s place in North Carolina. We were absorbed in a discussion of philosophy, mind over matter and what personal transformations are. During the conversation, a new way of understanding an age old word (everyone uses all the time) occurred to me. That word is, “Realization.” But what is...