Meditation There’s something wonderfully refreshing about sliding into the shower after a long day, as the gentle pounding of drop after drop melts away the oil and grime. Then to emerge feeling clean and fresh – ahhhh… I think of meditation as a shower for the brain. When I’m feeling stressed, irritable, or in a funk, meditation has a way of resetting my brain and clearing out the junk. While this is useful at any point in the day, my favorite times are mid-day as a nice preparation for the latter half of the day, or about 30 minutes before bedtime to clean my mind in preparation for a restful night’s sleep.
Magnesium and Depression Depression has become a plague of modern life with over 12% of U.S. adults taking anti-depressants in the past year according to one study, which represents a doubling in prescriptions for depression since 1999. When you include anxiety medication, the number rises to about one in six. Add to this the undiagnosed and those who have stopped medication due to no obvious benefits and it’s clear that we have a large and expensive health care problem in need of a solution.